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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...


Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust

by Elly Gross

Told in short, gripping chapters, this is an unforgettable true story of survival. The author was featured in Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. At just 15, her mother, and...


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...


Discovery in the Cave

by Mark Dubowski & Bryn Barnard

This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too!

 

In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped...


What Was the Hindenburg?

by Janet Pascal, David Groff & Kevin McVeigh

At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in...


Who Was Charles Dickens?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Mark E Geyer

As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling...


101 Amazing Facts about the Tudors

by Jack Goldstein

Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did...


Schindler, Wallenberg, Miep Gies: The Holocaust Heroes

by David K. Fremon

The heroes of the Holocaust were individuals who risked their own lives to save thousands of Jews from certain death. In SCHINDLER, WALLENBERG, MIEP GIES: THE HOLOCAUST HEROES, author David K. Fremon recounts...


Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna: The Holocaust Ghettos

by Linda Jacobs Altman

Ghettos were set up by the Nazis to isolate and segregate Jews from other members of the population. Author Linda Jacobs Altman details the hardships of ghetto life under Nazi rule in WARSAW, LODZ, VILNA: THE...


Wiesel, Wiesenthal, Klarsfeld: The Holocaust Survivors

by Tabatha Yeatts

Two out of every three Jews in Europe died in the Holocaust. For those who survived, life continued to be bleak after the war since they had neither homes nor families to which they could return. Author Tabatha...


Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler: The Nazi Holocaust Masterminds

by Linda Jacobs Altman

How could the Holocaust have happened in a civilized country? Who is to blame? The roots of the hatred that led to the Holocaust began long before World War II. In HITLER, GOEBBELS, HIMMLER: THE NAZI HOLOCAUST...


Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Treblinka: The Holocaust Camps

by Ann Byers

The Nazis set up concentration and death camps in order to isolate, torture, and murder millions of men, women, and children. In AUSCHWITZ, BERGEN-BELSEN, TREBLINKA: THE HOLOCAUST CAMPS, author Ann Byers details...


101 Amazing Facts about Queen Victoria

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that Queen Victoria could speak five different languages? Or that her closest childhood friend was a King Charles spaniel by the name of Dash? What did she ask staff to do instead of knocking on...


All about: Venturesome Vikings

by P S Quick

This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Vikings. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about Food,...


The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

by Candace Fleming

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of...


World War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

by R. Kent Rasmussen

An educational and interactive children’s guide to the Great War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this activity book provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at World...


What Was Pompeii?

by Jim O'Connor, Fred Harper & John Hinderliter

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its...


Hold the Oxo!: A Teenage Soldier Writes Home

by Marion Fargey Brooker

Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home...


Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI

by John Wilson

This book presents the story and issues of the First World War in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches, or maps.


Beauty Poetry: "She Walks in Beauty"

by Sheila Griffin Llanas

What is beauty? Can it only be viewed in physical form, or can it be something deeper-an idea or feeling? Perhaps there is no better way to explore these questions of beauty than through poetry. Author Sheila...