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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

by Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran & Elisabeth B. Leyson

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto.

Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon)...


The Titanic Sinks! (Totally True Adventures)

by Thomas Conklin

Here is the exciting true story about the "unsinkable" Titanic! Dramatic accounts, white-knuckle suspense, and fast-paced action of how the world's biggest, safest ship sank on its maiden voyage. Includes black-and-white...


Fairies! A True Story

by Shirley Raye Redmond & Red Hansen

From the forest fairies of West Africa to the magical brownies of Scotland, people have told stories about fairies for a long, long time. In England, two little girls shocked the world when they claimed that...


Auschwitz: Voices From the Death Camp

by James Deem

"Yet, my little Diary, I don't want to die, I still want to live . . . " Éva Heyman, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, wrote these words in her last diary entry in the spring of 1944. Soon after, she was deported...


The Cage

by Ruth Minsky Sender

As long as there is life, there is hope

After Mama is taken away by the Nazis, Riva and her younger brothers cling to their mothere's brave words to help them endure life in the Lodz ghetto. Then the family...


Navy SEAL Dogs

Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #6: Space: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon

by Sal Murdocca, Mary Pope Osborne & Will Osborne

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

 

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon, they had lots of questions. How did the universe begin? How long does...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #24: Dog Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #46: Dogs in the Dead of Night

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #46: Dogs in the Dead of Night, they had lots of questions. How do St. Bernards help find avalanche survivors?...


Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

by Rick Bowers

The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods...


Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?

by Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Mark E Geyer

Ulysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero “back story.” Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during...


What Was Ellis Island?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Kevin McVeigh & David Groff

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until...


Discover Ancient Egypt

by Neil D. Bramwell

Follow the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Begin the journey at Hatshepsut's tomb, Egypt's first woman pharaoh. Then explore the amazing pyramids...


Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers: A History of Codes and Ciphers

by Gary Blackwood

History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself.

This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here...


Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the Battle of Gettysburg Through Primary Sources

by Carin T. Ford

"This nation . . . shall have a new birth of freedom." President Abraham Lincoln delivered these words in his Gettysburg Address, a speech commemorating the fallen soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day...


The Witchcraft of Salem Village

by Shirley Jackson

Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When...


Comanche Chief Quanah Parker

by William R. Sanford

Quannah Parker was the last great chief of the Comanche. In this biography, the author tells the real story of this fearless leader, who led attacks on buffalo hunters, including the famous battle at Adobe Walls....


Remembering September 11, 2001: What We Know Now

by Mara Miller

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners: two destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City, one damaged the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. This book traces the events...


Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

by Simeon Wright & Herb Boyd

A modern tragedy, this story has had a great impact on race relations in America. Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder, a grotesque crime in a Southern backwater that became the catalyst for the civil rights...


Heroes of Olympus

by Philip Freeman, Drew Willis & Laurie Calkhoven

Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.

Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the...