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The Making of a Writer
The Making of a Writer
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
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ISBN: 9780307820464
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The Making of a Writer

Written by Joan Lowery Nixon


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2013
Price: $5.99

Many of Joan Lowery Nixon’s readers have written to her to ask how they, too, can become published writers someday. This memoir, including anecdotes and advice, is her answer to them. From her first publication at age ten—a poem entitled “Springtime” in a children’s magazine—to her graduation from Hollywood High during... Read more >
Boys of Steel
Boys of Steel
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Ross Macdonald
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ISBN: 9780449810637
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Boys of Steel
The Creators of Superman
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Illustrated by Ross Macdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $7.99

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent--meek, mild, and myopic--than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote his own original stories and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, the...

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Boys of Steel
Boys of Steel
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Ross Macdonald
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Boys of Steel
The Creators of Superman
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Illustrated by Ross Macdonald


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $7.99

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent--meek, mild, and myopic--than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote his own original stories and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, the...

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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
Written by Richard Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780375871580
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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $7.99

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was 11 years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But... Read more >
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Bambino and Mr. Twain
Bambino and Mr. Twain
Written by P.I. Maltbie, Illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892728
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Bambino and Mr. Twain

Written by P.I. Maltbie
Illustrated by Daniel Miyares


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2012
Price: $15.95

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Mark Twain's Cat

After the death of his beloved wife, Samuel Clemens—known to his fans as Mark Twain—holed himself up in his house, too sad to face the outside world. His constant companion in his grief was Bambino, his daughter Clara’s cat. Despite the pleas of his daughter Jean and the well... Read more >
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
Written by Richard Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780375984341
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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But...

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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
Written by Richard Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780375869600
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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But...

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The Boy on Fairfield Street
The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
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ISBN: 9780307554840
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The Boy on Fairfield Street

Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read more >
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The Kidnapped Prince
The Kidnapped Prince
Written by Ann Cameron
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ISBN: 9780307770226
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The Kidnapped Prince
The Life of Olaudah Equiano
Written by Ann Cameron


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $5.99

Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron... Read more >
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The Boy on Fairfield Street
The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
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ISBN: 9780375855504
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The Boy on Fairfield Street
How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $7.99

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read more >
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Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew
Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew
Written by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763636241
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Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew
Stories and Essays from a Writing Life
Written by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Peter Bailey


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $18.99

One of today’s greatest storytellers explores the craft of writing in this collection of stories and essays by Michael Morpurgo.

Here is a literary journey that roams from the warmth of Provence in "Meeting Cézanne" to the war-torn town of "I Believe in Unicorns;" from the music-fi lled streets of Venice in... Read more >
Funny Business
Funny Business
Written by Various, Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763632540
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Funny Business
Conversations with Writers of Comedy
Written by Various
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $21.99

What makes funny FUNNY? An esteemed anthologist interviews thirteen favorite children’s authors — and asks them to share their trade secrets.

DO YOU EVER MAKE YOURSELF LAUGH WHILE YOU ARE WRITING?

"A joke isn’t a joke if you need to explain it," notes Leonard S. Marcus. "Even so, the hidden clockwork of comedy... Read more >
The Wand in the Word
The Wand in the Word
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
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ISBN: 9780763645564
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The Wand in the Word
Conversations with Writers of Fantasy
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $14.99

"Each lively and highly readable interview ends with advice to would-be writers. . . .An essential volume for fantasy readers of all ages." — BOOKLIST (starred review)

"Fantasy," writes Leonard S. Marcus, "is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable, and to reveal our own ‘real’ world... Read more >
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Miss Little's Gift
Miss Little's Gift
Written by Douglas Wood, Illustrated by Jim Burke
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763616861
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Miss Little's Gift

Written by Douglas Wood
Illustrated by Jim Burke


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.99

In a compelling and beautifully illustrated story, award-winning author Douglas Wood tells of the teacher who led him to love reading, in spite of his ADHD.

Douglas is the youngest, smallest, and newest student in his second-grade class, and he doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t like sitting still. And he doesn’t like... Read more >
Weeds in Bloom
Weeds in Bloom
Written by Robert Newton Peck
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ISBN: 9780307549112
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Weeds in Bloom
Autobiography of an Ordinary Man
Written by Robert Newton Peck


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2009
Price: $5.99

With over 65 books published, including the breathtaking (and somewhat autobiographical) A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has enjoyed an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique as he is, Peck tells his story through the people in his life. From his roots as a poor... Read more >
Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
Written by Karen Lange
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303999
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Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe

Written by Karen Lange


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $28.90

Nevermore brings one of America’s most enigmatic writers to the attention of a new generation of children. This intriguing photobiography examines the life and times of the author and poet who would have a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters.

Poe pioneered the psychological horror... Read more >
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Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
Written by Karen Lange
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ISBN: 9781426303982
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Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe

Written by Karen Lange


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $19.95

Nevermore brings one of America’s most enigmatic writers to the attention of a new generation of children. This intriguing photobiography examines the life and times of the author and poet who would have a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters.

Poe pioneered the psychological horror... Read more >
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Knots in My Yo-Yo String
Knots in My Yo-Yo String
Written by Jerry Spinelli
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ISBN: 9780307486851
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Knots in My Yo-Yo String

Written by Jerry Spinelli


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $9.99

"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. From first memories through high school, including... Read more >
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The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426304385
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The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
American Storyteller
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $17.95

Cheryl Harness once again pours the full range of her creative talents into another compellingly illustrated mix of history and biography. This time the result is an inspiring true-life account of the life of one of America’s first celebrity authors.

Follow the narrative from Washington Irving’s birth in New York City to... Read more >
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The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
Written by Cheryl Harness
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ISBN: 9781426304392
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The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
American Storyteller
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $27.90

Cheryl Harness once again pours the full range of her creative talents into another compellingly illustrated mix of history and biography. This time the result is an inspiring true-life account of the life of one of America’s first celebrity authors.

Follow the narrative from Washington Irving’s birth in New York City to... Read more >
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Boys of Steel
Boys of Steel
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Ross Macdonald
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375838026
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Boys of Steel
The Creators of Superman
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Illustrated by Ross Macdonald


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2008
Price: $16.99

JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who... Read more >
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Muckrakers
Muckrakers
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426301377
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Muckrakers
How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism
Written by Ann Bausum


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $21.95

Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in... Read more >
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Muckrakers
Muckrakers
Written by Ann Bausum
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ISBN: 9781426301384
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Muckrakers
How Writers Exposed Scandal, Inspired Reform, and Invented Investigative Journalism
Written by Ann Bausum


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 112 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $32.90

Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in... Read more >
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Henry David's House
Henry David's House
Written by Steven Schnur, Illustrated by Peter Fiore
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ISBN: 9780881061178
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Henry David's House

Written by Steven Schnur
Illustrated by Peter Fiore


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2007
Price: $7.95

Young readers are introduced to Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece, Walden, through excerpts from the original work. Read more >
Shakespeare: His Work and His World
Shakespeare: His Work and His World
Written by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Robert Ingpen
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ISBN: 9780763632014
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Shakespeare: His Work and His World

Written by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $10.99

"Rosen makes the life and work of Shakespeare vibrant and exciting in
this perfectly splendid biography. . . . Beautiful and engaging." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)


"In exceptionally fresh and vivid terms, the author plies readers with abundant, accurate information on the playwright, his theater, and the plays, looking closely... Read more >
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