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A Giant Man from a Tiny Town

by Tom Ryan & Christopher Hoyt

When Angus MacAskill was still just a boy, he began to grow…and grow…and grow! Known far and wide as the Cape Breton Giant, Angus was loved by his neighbours as much for his beautiful singing voice as for...

The Boy Who Became a Dragon: A Bruce Lee Story

by Jim Di Bartolo

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 -- in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese;...

TBH: 51 True Story Collabs

by Hunter March

Hunter March and his creator friends get honest about what they got right -- and more often what they got wrong -- in TBH: 51 True Story Collabs. Featuring stories from Alex Aiono, Jenn McAllister, Meg DeAngelis,...

Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker

by Andrew Jenks

Meet the filmmaker who is the voice of his generation!Behind the camera, Andrew Jenks has captured the attention of young adults everywhere with his innovative MTV documentary series, World of Jenks. When asked...

Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)

by Kjartan Poskitt & Geraint Ford

Discover the man behind the magic and see how Houdini pulled off his most daring escapes


Before Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the greatest magician in the world, he was just little Ehrich Weisz, a Hungarian-born...

Feed Your Mind

by Jen Bryant & Cannaday Chapman

A celebration of August Wilson’s journey from a child in Pittsburgh to one of America’s greatest playwrights


August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular...

You Are My Friend

by Aimee Reid & Matt Phelan

A heartwarming picture book that celebrates the work of Mister Rogers and carries on his legacy of kindness


Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the man who...

JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life

by Jojo Siwa

You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby?s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo?s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation?s version of a...


by Duncan Tonatiuh

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México.

Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernández?s...

Aspire, Act, Achieve

by Thurman W. Robins Ed.D.

Various events happen in all of our lives which have lasting effects. Some events have profound meanings in our lives, while others have little or marginal impact. Involvement in sports influenced the authors...

National Geographic Kids Readers: Walt Disney (National Geographic Kids Readers: Level 3)

by Barbara Kramer & National Geographic Kids

Fans of Disneyland, Disney World, and all things Disney are sure to enjoy learning all about the fascinating founder, Walt Disney.

This new biographic reader reveals the interesting, enchanting life of one of...

Dazzling Women Dancers

by Anne Dublin

The women profiled here have become masters of their art, dancing and choreographing their way around the world. All of them have helped transform their style of dance, paving the way for the next generation....

Fantastic Female Filmmakers

by Suzanne Simoni

Women have been writing, producing and directing movies since filmmaking began in the early 1900s. From taming wild dogs to filming from the open door of a plane to being nominated for an academy award, women...

Believing in Books

by Sydell Waxman

Have you ever read a book that you couldn’t put down? Has that book taken you to other countries, to other centuries? Have you found yourself brimming with excitement, exclaiming to all who will listen, "Read...

Struggling for Perfection

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. A former child prodigy and an unpredictable, passionate...

Jazz Makers: Vanguards of Sound

by Alyn Shipton

Jazz Makers gathers together short biographies of more than 50 of jazzs greatest stars, from its early beginnings to the present. The stories of these innovative instrumentalists, bandleaders, and composers...