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Japanese Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Traditional Favorites (Share and Sing in Japanese & English; includes Downloadable Aud

by Danielle Wright & Helen Acraman

2012 Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award Winner!

What better way to learn a new language than through rhymes and music?

Everywhere in the world, there are poems and songs especially for children—rhymes...


Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner

Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!

 

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made...


Native American Heroes

by Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...


Skywalkers

by David Weitzman

Skyscrapers define the American city.  Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture,...


The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

by Margarita Engle

Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle tells the story of Cuban folk hero, abolitionist, and women's rights pioneer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda in this powerful new YA historical novel in verse.


Homesick

by Jean Fritz

The accolades speak for themselves: "Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties. One comes to appreciate the generous affection of her nurse/companion Lin Nai-Nai,...


Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

by Ellen Levine

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an...


The Bumper Book of London: Everything You Need to Know about London and More...

by Becky Jones & Clare Lewis

This entertaining and informative book includes every fact, figure, statistic and hidden secret of London that will be of interest to children. Mixing history with literature, listings with trivia, it opens...


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...


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...


I Wish I Knew That: Geography: Cool Stuff You Need to Know

by James Doyle

Where on earth will you find a more exciting look at the world around us?

Explore the world's continents, countries, and capital cities, and marvel at the planet's most extraordinary physical features-from the...


True Stories of Rescue and Survival: Canada's Unknown Heroes

by Carolyn Matthews

True Stories of Rescue and Survival features true stories from across the country, past and present. Its heroes are to be found in the RCMP, city police forces, the Canadian military, and among all the rescue...


Bitter Ashes: The Story of WW II

by John Wilson

The Second World War is retold and explained from a Canadian perspective. With historical photographs and maps.


Modern Japan: Origins of the Mind: Japanese Traditions and Approaches to Contemporary Life

by ALEXANDER PRASOL

The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history...


Soccer Star Andrés Iniesta

by Jeff Burlingame

This sports biography tells the story of Andrés Iniesta from his childhood to his position as an elite soccer star for F.C. Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Iniesta has helped both teams win multiple...


The Story of the Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation in Photographs

by David Aretha

In September 1957, nine brave African-American students attempted to do something that had not been done in the segregated South-integrate a public school. Until 1957, black students could not attend school...


The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs

by David Aretha

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a momentous victory for civil rights activists. But one major obstacle remained in the path toward equal rights for African Americans: the right to vote. In the South, segregationists...


The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Photographs

by David Aretha

In Montgomery, Alabama, segregation was a way of life for African Americans. Rosa Parks, riding the bus after a long day of work, was tired of it. When the bus driver demanded Parks leave her seat for a white...


The Story of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement in Photographs

by David Aretha

Martin Luther King, Jr., called Birmingham, Alabama, the most segregated city in America. In 1963, he and other civil rights leaders believed it was time to change that. With marches and protests throughout...


The Story of the Civil Rights Freedom Rides in Photographs

by David Aretha

Bombs. Clubs. Metal pipes. Severe beatings. Angry segregationists. This is what the Freedom Riders faced when they journeyed into the Deep South to integrate the interstate buses and terminals. Civil rights...