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Changing the Pattern: The Story of Emily Stowe

by Sydell Waxman

When Emily Stowe was born in 1831, every girl's life followed a set pattern. Her future was limited to housework and childcare. With the help of original sketches and archival material, Changing the Pattern...


Photographing Greatness: The Story of Karsh

by lian goodall

This is the first children's biography of the famous Canadian photographer who immortalized the makers of history. With sketches and archival photographs.


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.


Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths

by Sheila Sampath, Rozena Maart & Grace Lee Boggs

Letters Lived: Radical reflections revolutionary paths features a diverse group of international and cross-generational social justice activists who share the incredible journeys they have taken since their...


The Dumpy Princess

by Karin Fernald & Sophie Foster

Princess Victoria lives in a world of dolls, pets and palaces. But with four bad uncles, a penniless widowed mother and wicked Sir John Conroy for company, life isn't easy. It takes Victoria's down-to-earth...


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

by Barb Rosenstock & Mary Grandpre

A Caldecott Honor Book

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...


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,...


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...


Champion Citizen

by HCCTA Elementary Reads

Do you know what your special talent is and how you can use it to make the world a better place? Series One of HCCTA Elementary Reads is about five champion athletes who overcame many obstacles, set records,...


Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

by Karen Bush Gibson

Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. Women in Space features such figures as Sally Ride,...


Francis Poulenc: Articles and Interviews: Notes from the Heart

by Nicolas Southon & Roger Nichols

This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J'écris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in English before...


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....