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Rock 'n' Roll Soldier

by Dean Ellis Kohler & Susan VanHecke

"During a time when none of us knew for sure if we would live or die, I came to know the true power of music."

Dean Kohler is about to make it big—he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams...


Surviving Hitler

by Andrea Warren

The life-changing story of a young boy’s struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum.

When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated...


Marvelous Stories from the Life of Muhammad

by Mardijah Aldrich Tarantino

A collection of lively, well-loved stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

Includes twenty-three charming illustrations of Arabia.


My Name Is Number 4

by Ting-Xing Ye

Number Four will have a difficult life. These are the words that were uttered upon Ting-xing Ye's birth. Soon this prophecy would prove only too true. . . .

Here is the real-life story about the fourth child...


The Firefly Letters

by Margarita Engle

The freedom to roam is something that women and girls in Cuba do not have. Yet when Fredrika Bremer visits from Sweden in 1851 to learn about the people of this magical island, she is accompanied by Cecilia,...


The Surrender Tree/El árbol de la rendición

by Margarita Engle

The Surrender Tree is a lyrical, Newbery Honor-winning historical tale in poems, and this edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence...


Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World

by Jay Leslie, Nneka Myers & Alex Hart

A "2020 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People" Selection

A vibrantly illustrated and compelling collection of profiles about women and men who revolutionized politics, policy, commerce and...


Howard and the Mummy

by Tracey Fern & Boris Kulikov

A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion...


The House That Jane Built

by Tanya Lee Stone & Kathryn Brown

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

This title has Common...


Florence Nightingale

by Demi

Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine and nursing by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals...


A Voyage in the Clouds

by Matthew Olshan & Sophie Blackall

In the year and a half since the flight of the first manned balloon in 1783, an Italian has flown, a Scot has flown, a woman has flown, even a sheep has flown. But no one has flown from one country to another....


Henry and the Cannons

by Don Brown

Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter--with 59 cannons in tow.

In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga...


Aaron and Alexander

by Don Brown

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the...


Pocket Bios: Anne Frank

by Al Berenger

Born into a Jewish family in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1929, Anne Frank was only thirteen years old when her family went into hiding to escape persecution during the Holocaust. Anne kept a diary detailing their...


Pocket Bios: Pocahontas

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of Native American teenager Pocahontas.

Pocahontas was a Native American teenager famous for her connection to the colonial settlement in Jamestown,...


Paiute Princess

by Deborah Kogan Ray

Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures: the traditional life of her people, and the modern ways of her grandfather's white friends. Sarah was smart and...


Applesauce Season

by Eden Ross Lipson & Mordicai Gerstein

A taste of fall: Celebrated editor Eden Lipson and Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein celebrate a fall family ritual in Applesauce Season, a picture book rich with the colors and flavors of the season....


Pocket Bios: Cleopatra

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a powerful and passionate leader worshipped by her people...


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

by Mordicai Gerstein

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This...


Pocket Bios: Blackbeard

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the notorious English pirate Blackbeard.

Blackbeard, born Edward Teach, was a notorious and much-feared English pirate who famously conquered and...