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Sailing for Glory: The Story of Captain Angus Walters and the Bluenose

by Teri-Lynn Janveau & Allister Thompson

This book tells the story of the unique bond between Captain Walters and his schooner the Bluenose and also brings to life the danger and adventure of the life of a North Atlantic fisherman in the days of sail....


Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae

by John Wilson

Discovering the Arctic is an exciting recounting of the life of a nineteenth-century doctor and explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and opened up vast tracts of land in the Canadian Arctic and may...


Working for Freedom: The Story of Josiah Henson

by Rona Arato

By the time he was six, Josiah Henson had been sold three times. At nine, he was beaten by his family's owner for trying to learn to read. After his escape, Josiah became an advocate for those still in bondage....


Struggling for Perfection: The Story of Glenn Gould

by Vladimir Konieczny

Struggling for Perfection is the story of the famous pianist, an enigmatic figure who made some of the most acclaimed classical recordings of the last century. The book is illustrated with sketches and archival...


Mapping the Wilderness: The Story of David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow

David Thompsons story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American...


Hedley: Fan Lowdown

by Karen Bliss

The story of the top-selling Canadian band told through anecdotes from their fans.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

by Barb Rosenstock & Mary Grandpre

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint...


Going Solo

by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures!

Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels,...


Debussy's Mélisande: The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte

by Gillian Opstad

Debussy's Mélisande' examines the colourful lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte, and their involvement with Debussy's 'Pelléas et Mélisande', illustrating the prejudices and difficulties...


Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II

by Marc Weidenbaum

Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous - Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, released by the estimable British label Warp Records in 1994, rejuvenated ambient music for the Internet Age that was...


Model: A Memoir

by Cheryl Diamond

Every year, hundreds of the most beautiful people in the world come to New York to become models. At age fourteen, Cheryl Diamond was one of them. Living on her own in a run-down apartment, Cheryl spent her...


Heath Ledger: The Heath Is On!

by Nancy Krulik

HEATH WAVE!

Heath Ledger may come from the land Down Under, but he's taking Hollywood by storm! After starting out in local musical theater, this talented hottie left his hometown, Perth, and headed to Sydney...


Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight

by Kathleen Krull & Amy June Bates

When Hillary was young, she wanted to be an astronaut, to soar as high as the stars above. She kept reaching up and up as she grew. There were people who told her no. But she didn't listen to them. There were...


Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains

by Jane Yolen

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine....


Lionel Tertis: The First Great Virtuoso of the Viola

by John White

Lionel Tertis [1876-1975] stands in the company of Ysaÿe, Kreisler, Casals, Thibaud and Rubinstein as one of the greatest instrumentalists - and arguably the greatest viola player - of all time. Many composers,...


Laura Bush: America's First Lady

by Beatrice Gormley

Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the...


Guys Read: True Stories

by Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Partridge & Nathan Hale et al.

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100%...


This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

by Esther Earl, Lori Earl & Wayne Earl

New York Times Bestseller!

"This moving read will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling with delight....Stunningly alive on the page, Esther shows that sometimes the true meaning of life-helping and loving...


Who Was Abigail Adams?

by True Kelley

Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education...


Joshua Jackson

by Nancy Krulik

Joshua Jackson

Tall, dark, handsome hunk Joshua Jackson is the superstar of tomorrow. It's easy to see why! How many other stars can boast of appearing in nearly twenty movies, not to mention being the breakout...