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Growing Up Pedro

(Available February 10, 2015)
Growing Up Pedro
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763668242
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Growing Up Pedro
How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues
Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $16.99

The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares’s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.

Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times... Read more >
Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies

(Available February 10, 2015)
Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763676537
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Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies

Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $14.99

Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseball’s home-run king.

Before he was Hammerin’ Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a... Read more >
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Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies

(Available February 10, 2015)
Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763676544
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Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies

Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $4.99

Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseball’s home-run king.

Before he was Hammerin’ Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Music Was IT

(Available February 10, 2015)
Music Was IT
Written by Susan Goldman Rubin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580893459
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Music Was IT
Young Leonard Bernstein
Written by Susan Goldman Rubin


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $12.95

Beginning with Lenny’s childhood in Boston and ending with his triumphant conducting debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic when he was just twenty-five, Music Was IT draws readers into the energetic, passionate, challenging, music-filled life of young Leonard Bernstein. Archival photographs, mostly from the Leonard Bernstein Collection at... Read more >
There Goes Ted Williams: Candlewick Biographies

(Available February 10, 2015)
There Goes Ted Williams: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763676551
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There Goes Ted Williams: Candlewick Biographies
The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $14.99

A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre — just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.

Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his... Read more >
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There Goes Ted Williams: Candlewick Biographies

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There Goes Ted Williams: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763676568
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There Goes Ted Williams: Candlewick Biographies
The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $4.99

A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre — just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.

Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Written by Laurie Ann Thompson, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780449817469
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Written by Laurie Ann Thompson
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $10.99

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Written by Laurie Ann Thompson, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780449817452
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Written by Laurie Ann Thompson
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $20.99

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Written by Laurie Ann Thompson, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780449817445
Our Price: $17.99
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Written by Laurie Ann Thompson
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $17.99

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover library binding.
FDR and the American Crisis
FDR and the American Crisis
Written by Albert Marrin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385753616
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FDR and the American Crisis

Written by Albert Marrin


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $11.99

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.
 
Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move... Read more >
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FDR and the American Crisis
FDR and the American Crisis
Written by Albert Marrin
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780385753609
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FDR and the American Crisis

Written by Albert Marrin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $27.99

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.
 
Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move... Read more >
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FDR and the American Crisis
FDR and the American Crisis
Written by Albert Marrin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385753593
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FDR and the American Crisis

Written by Albert Marrin


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $24.99

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.
 
Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover library binding.
Magic Trash
Magic Trash
Written by J. H. Shapiro, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580893862
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Magic Trash

Written by J. H. Shapiro
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $7.95

Vacant lots. Abandoned houses. Trash--lots of trash. Heidelberg Street was in trouble!

Tyree Guyton loved his childhood home--that's where his grandpa Sam taught him to "paint the world." So he wanted to wake people up... to make them see Detroit's crumbling communities.

Paintbrush in hand, Tyree cast his artistic spell, transforming everyday junk... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell
National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell
Written by Barbara Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426319358
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National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell

Written by Barbara Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $3.99

Say hello to the inventor of the telephone—and so much more! Through leveled text and engaging photos, kids meet Alexander Graham Bell and learn about his important invention as well as his role in the founding of the National Geographic Society. This level 2 text provides easy-to-access information perfect for independent... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell
National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell
Written by Barbara Kramer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426319365
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National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell

Written by Barbara Kramer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $13.90

Say hello to the inventor of the telephone—and so much more! Through leveled text and engaging photos, kids meet Alexander Graham Bell and learn about his important invention as well as his role in the founding of the National Geographic Society. This level 2 text provides easy-to-access information perfect for independent... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea
Written by Kitson Jazynka
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426319631
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National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea

Written by Kitson Jazynka


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $3.99

Explore one of the most recognized figures in American history with this biography of Sacagawea. Kids will learn about her crucial role in the Lewis and Clark expedition and her influential legacy.  The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers. Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea
Written by Kitson Jazynka
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426319648
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National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea

Written by Kitson Jazynka


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $13.90

Explore one of the most recognized figures in American history with this biography of Sacagawea. Kids will learn about her crucial role in the Lewis and Clark expedition and her influential legacy.  The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers.


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Strong Man
Strong Man
Written by Meghan McCarthy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553113549
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Strong Man
The Story of Charles Atlas
Written by Meghan McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $7.99

He could tear phone books in half, bend iron bars into giant Us, and pull a 145,000-pound train with his bare hands. But Charles Atlas wasn't always one of America's most famous strong men. Once upon a time, he was a "97-pound weakling" who was picked on by neighborhood bullies.Using her... Read more >
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Strong Man
Strong Man
Written by Meghan McCarthy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780553507850
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Strong Man
The Story of Charles Atlas
Written by Meghan McCarthy


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $7.99

He could tear phone books in half, bend iron bars into giant Us, and pull a 145,000-pound train with his bare hands. But Charles Atlas wasn't always one of America's most famous strong men. Once upon a time, he was a "97-pound weakling" who was picked on by neighborhood bullies.Using her... Read more >
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Dear Malala, We Stand with You
Dear Malala, We Stand with You
Written by Rosemary McCarney
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780553521214
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Dear Malala, We Stand with You

Written by Rosemary McCarney


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $19.99

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.
 
Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after she survived being shot in the head by the Taliban... Read more >
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375856068
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $17.99

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.
 
Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams—and plenty to be thankful for—as she... Read more >
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385392464
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $10.99

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.
 
Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams—and plenty to be thankful for—as she... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375956065
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $20.99

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.
 
Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams—and plenty to be thankful for—as she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Frozen in Time
Frozen in Time
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385372442
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Frozen in Time
Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $7.99

Nonfiction for kids interested in science, biography, and early entrepreneurs, this work explores the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry and changed the way people eat all over the world. Adapted from Mark Kurlansky’s adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.
 
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Frozen in Time
Frozen in Time
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385743884
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Frozen in Time
Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $15.99

Nonfiction for kids interested in science, biography, and early entrepreneurs, this work explores the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry and changed the way people eat all over the world. Adapted from Mark Kurlansky’s adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.
 
Adventurer...

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