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Picturing Alyssa

by Alison Lohans

Short-listed for the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards: Children’s Literature Award and Regina Book Award

Who is the girl staring out of the old photograph? Every time Alyssa Dixon looks at it, even by accident,...

We Were There at the First Airplane Flight

by Felix Sutton & Laszlo Matulay

On a blustery afternoon in 1902, Jimmy and Clara Blair observe a strange kite in the North Carolina sky over Kitty Hawk Peninsula. They soon meet the kite's flyers, a pair of bicycle mechanics from Ohio named...

We Were There at the Battle of Gettysburg

by Alida Sims Malkus & Leonard Vosburgh

In the summer of 1863, a sleepy little Pennsylvania town explodes with action as Confederate and Union troops converge for a decisive Civil War battle. Jonathan Blayne and his sister Mary take part in the three-day...

We Were There at the Boston Tea Party

by Robert N. Webb & E.F. Ward

New England is ripe for revolution in the fall of 1773, and young Jeremy and Deliverance Winthrop are eager to play their part. The brother-and-sister duo join the conspiracy against the red-coated British "lobsterbacks,"...

Finding Lincoln

by Ann Malaspina

AV2 Fiction Readalong by Weigl brings you timeless tales of mystery, suspense, adventure, and the lessons learned while growing up. These celebrated children’s stories are sure to entertain and educate while...

The Black Buccaneer

by Stephen W. Meader

In 1718, long before the turbulent years of the American Revolution, life on a Maine sheep farm is a quiet affair. But unbeknownst to 14-year-old Jeremy Swan, his island home is ripe for plundering by sea raiders,...

The Black Buccaneer

by Stephen W. Meader

In 1718, long before the turbulent years of the American Revolution, life on a Maine sheep farm is a quiet affair. But unbeknownst to 14-year-old Jeremy Swan, his island home is ripe for plundering by sea raiders,...

Summary of A Promised Land

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of A Promised Land

This is a summary of A Promised Land by the 44th president of the United States, Barrack Obama, released in November 2020.

About The Author

Barrack Hussein Obama is the first US president...

Ground Zero

by Alan Gratz

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and...

I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20)

by Lauren Tarshis

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires. But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive...


by Ann E. Burg

* "Stunning, significant and sorrowful, Ann E. Burg's requiem melts history into prose... Highly recommended." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Chillingly effective." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's...

Kent State

by Deborah Wiles

May 4, 1970.

Kent State University.

As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still...

Not Your All-American Girl

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang & Madelyn Rosenberg

Lauren and her best friend, Tara, have always done absolutely everything together. So when they don't have any classes together in sixth grade, it's disastrous. The solution? Trying out for the school play....

War Stories

by Gordon Korman

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate...

Attack on Pearl Harbor (Ranger in Time #12)

by Kate Messner & Kelley McMorris

Ranger travels back to 1941 Hawaii, where World War II is on everyone's minds. That includes Ben Hansen, a young sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, and twins Paul and Grace Yamada who are making their weekly...

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1): A Graphix Book

by Lauren Tarshis & Haus Studio

George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive - he and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built! George can't resist exploring every inch of the incredible...

Escape from the Twin Towers (Ranger in Time #11)

by Kate Messner & Kelley McMorris


Ranger has never needed his search-and-rescue training more than when he arrives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. There he meets Risha Scott and her friend Max who...

I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19)

by Lauren Tarshis

A deadly - and strange - disaster.
It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy. And then there's the massive metal tank that rises up over...

Minesweeper (Special Forces, Book 2)

by Chris Lynch

Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts.

Fergus Frew thought he knew what to expect when he signed up with the Navy's demolitions team. But as the Korean War rages on, Fergus and his...

Night of Soldiers and Spies (Ranger in Time #10)

by Kate Messner & Kelley McMorris

Ranger heads to the Revolutionary War just before the Battle of Trenton. He meets Isaac Pope, a fisherman turned soldier for the Continental Army. When General George Washington is in need of a spy to cross...