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Ice Wreck
Ice Wreck
Written by Lucille Recht Penner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385382878
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Ice Wreck

Written by Lucille Recht Penner


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $3.99

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 it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the... Read more >
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National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines
National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines
Written by National Geographic Kids
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426315145
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National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines
Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe
Written by National Geographic Kids


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $12.99

This just in! The most bizarre and surprising news stories you've ever read, and they're all true!

Glow-in-the-dark piglets, soccer-playing parrots, cicada-flavored ice cream, fashion-forward slugs!
Get ready to be amazed by weird and wacky headlines from across the globe! Weird But True! Ripped From the Headlines has all the things you’d expect from a regular news publication—world news, sports... Read more >
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National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines
National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines
Written by National Geographic Kids
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426315152
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National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines
Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe
Written by National Geographic Kids


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 176 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $21.90

Have you ever heard about about Boston's Great Molasses flood of 1919, in which 21 people drowned in molasses?  Or the armless archer who used his feet to set a world record? These are just a few of the bizarre stories from history and today that you'll find in this exciting... Read more >
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Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Written by Chris Oxlade, Illustrated by Mike Lemanski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763671211
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Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Written by Chris Oxlade
Illustrated by Mike Lemanski


Format: Trade Paperback, 16 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.99

The first in a series of concertina fold-out books, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles features one hundred iconic boats, bikes, and other examples of creative excellence. This is a comparative history of transportation, illuminated in a visually accessible timeline that can be read back to front, top to bottom, and right to... Read more >
Into the Unknown
Into the Unknown
Written by Stewart Ross, Illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763669928
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Into the Unknown
How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
Written by Stewart Ross
Illustrated by Stephen Biesty


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $9.99

Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys.

Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture... Read more >
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Mayflower 1620
Mayflower 1620
Written by Plimoth Plantation, Peter Arenstam, John Kemp, Catherine O'Neill Grace and Sisse Brimberg
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426316319
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Mayflower 1620
A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
Written by Plimoth Plantation, Peter Arenstam, John Kemp, Catherine O'Neill Grace and Sisse Brimberg


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $27.00

Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayflower. A meticulously researched work, Mayflower 1620 offers children a compelling, fresh account of this much-told story.

Vibrant photography of a rare reenactment using the Mayflower II leads readers imaginatively into... Read more >
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Hudson
Hudson
Written by Janice Weaver, Illustrated by David Craig
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490963
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Hudson

Written by Janice Weaver
Illustrated by David Craig


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

History has not been kind to Henry Hudson. He's been dismissed as a short-tempered man who played favorites with his crew and had an unstoppable ambition and tenacity. Although he gave his name to a mighty river, an important strait, and a huge bay, today he is remembered more for the... Read more >
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From Then to Now
From Then to Now
Written by Christopher Moore, Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770491205
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From Then to Now
A Short History of the World
Written by Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $13.99

Just 50,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ventured off the African savannah and into the wider world. Now, our technology reaches far out into the cosmos. How did we get to where we are today?

With lively text and colorful illustrations, From Then to Now explains how individual societies struggled to find... Read more >
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Into the Unknown
Into the Unknown
Written by Stewart Ross, Illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763649487
Our Price: $19.99
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Into the Unknown
How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
Written by Stewart Ross
Illustrated by Stephen Biesty


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $19.99

Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys.

Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture... Read more >
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Discovery in the Cave
Discovery in the Cave
Written by Mark Dubowski, Illustrated by Bryn Barnard
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307771582
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Discovery in the Cave

Written by Mark Dubowski
Illustrated by Bryn Barnard


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $3.99

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 themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep...

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From Then to Now
From Then to Now
Written by Christopher Moore, Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887765407
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From Then to Now
A Short History of the World
Written by Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $25.95

Just 50,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ventured off the African savannah and into the wider world. Now, our technology reaches far out into the cosmos. How did we get to where we are today?

With lively text and colorful illustrations, From Then to Now explains how individual societies struggled to find... Read more >
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Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Written by Clint Twist, Illustrated by Various
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763652869
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Marco Polo
History's Great Adventurer
Written by Clint Twist
Illustrated by Various


Format: Hardcover, 30 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $19.99

Immerse yourself in this interactive introduction to one of history’s greatest adventurers.

Travel along the Silk Road to medieval China with Marco Polo as your guide. Meet the warlord Kublai Khan and sail through pirate-infested seas in search of riches beyond measure. Including booklets, foldouts, and maps, as well as excerpts from... Read more >
Hudson
Hudson
Written by Janice Weaver, Illustrated by David Craig
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887768149
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Hudson

Written by Janice Weaver
Illustrated by David Craig


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $22.95

History has not been kind to Henry Hudson. He's been dismissed as a short-tempered man who played favorites with his crew and had an unstoppable ambition and tenacity. Although he gave his name to a mighty river, an important strait, and a huge bay, today he is remembered more for the... Read more >
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Discovery in the Cave
Discovery in the Cave
Written by Mark Dubowski, Illustrated by Bryn Barnard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375858932
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Discovery in the Cave

Written by Mark Dubowski
Illustrated by Bryn Barnard


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $3.99

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 themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep...

Read more >
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The Titanic: Lost and Found
The Titanic: Lost and Found
Written by Judy Donnelly
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307560674
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The Titanic: Lost and Found

Written by Judy Donnelly


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2010
Price: $3.99

Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. 
Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it's remains many years later. 
Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who... Read more >
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Champlain
Champlain
Written by Christopher Moore, Illustrated by Francis Back
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490871
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Champlain

Written by Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Francis Back


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2010
Price: $10.99

“One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Quebec and began a great adventure.” So begins Christopher Moore’s riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, daring “father of New France.”

Samuel de Champlain helped found the first permanent French settlement in... Read more >
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The Road to There
The Road to There
Written by Val Ross
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769337
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The Road to There
Mapmakers and Their Stories
Written by Val Ross


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.95

Winner of the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children’s non-fiction

Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12


Shortlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year

2003 winner of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award Seal

Shortlisted for the 2004 Norma Fleck Award... Read more >
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The Road to There
The Road to There
Written by Val Ross
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490628
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The Road to There
Mapmakers and Their Stories
Written by Val Ross


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 5, 2009
Price: $10.99

Winner of the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children’s non-fiction

Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12


Shortlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year

2003 winner of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award Seal

Shortlisted for the 2004 Norma Fleck Award... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
La Primera
La Primera
Written by Ian Tyson, Illustrated by Adeline Halvorson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887768637
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La Primera
The Story of Wild Mustangs
Written by Ian Tyson
Illustrated by Adeline Halvorson


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $20.95

Ian Tyson's classic song, beautifully illustrated for horse-loving youngsters everywhere

The story of the wild mustang in North America is the subject of “La Primera,” a song written and performed by Canadian folk singer and horse afficionado, Ian Tyson. And it is the subject of this handsome picture book with paintings by... Read more >
Pirateology Code-Writing Kit
Pirateology Code-Writing Kit
Written by Captain William Lubber, Edited by Dugald A. Steer
Format: Boxed Set
ISBN: 9780763636906
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Pirateology Code-Writing Kit

Written by Captain William Lubber
Edited by Dugald A. Steer


Format: Boxed Set
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $9.99

The perfect hands-on gift for ’Ologists! Learn the keys to cracking secret codes — and use cool stationery to send missives to your friends.

If your aim is to master treasure maps, this ornate writing kit includes everything you’ll need. Inside are simple instructions as well as writing paper, envelopes, postcards, and... Read more >
Mayflower 1620
Mayflower 1620
Written by Plimoth Plantation, Peter Arenstam, John Kemp, Catherine O'Neill Grace and Sisse Brimberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792262763
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Mayflower 1620
A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
Written by Plimoth Plantation, Peter Arenstam, John Kemp, Catherine O'Neill Grace and Sisse Brimberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $6.95

Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayflower. A meticulously researched work, Mayflower 1620 offers children a compelling, fresh account of this much-told story.

Vibrant photography of a rare reenactment using the Mayflower II leads readers imaginatively into... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
The World Made New
The World Made New
Written by Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792264545
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The World Made New
Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How It Changed the World
Written by Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $17.95

National Geographic has always given readers the bigger picture of our world. Now The World Made New shows children the bigger context of American history. Written by award-winning children's author Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn, this innovative title will lead children through the causes and consequences of the defining age... Read more >
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The World Made New
The World Made New
Written by Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792269786
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The World Made New
Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How It Changed the World
Written by Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $27.90

National Geographic has always given readers the bigger picture of our world. Now The World Made New shows children the bigger context of American history. Written by award-winning children's author Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn, this innovative title will lead children through the causes and consequences of the defining age... Read more >
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