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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra

(Available May 13, 2014)
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
Written by Chris Raschka, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763658069
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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $15.99

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth.

Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music... Read more >
Stubby the War Dog

(Available May 13, 2014)
Stubby the War Dog
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426314865
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Stubby the War Dog
The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog
Written by Ann Bausum


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $17.99

Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! That German shepherd star of the silver screen may have been born behind enemy lines during World War I, but Stubby, the stump-tailed 
terrier, worked behind enemy lines, and gained military honors along the way. Private Robert 
Conroy casually adopted the orphan pup while... Read more >
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Stubby the War Dog

(Available May 13, 2014)
Stubby the War Dog
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426314872
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Stubby the War Dog
The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog
Written by Ann Bausum


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 80 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $26.90

Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! That German shepherd star of the silver screen may have been born behind enemy lines during World War I, but Stubby, the stump-tailed  terrier, worked behind enemy lines, and gained military honors along the way. Private Robert Conroy casually adopted the orphan pup while... Read more >
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Going Up!
Going Up!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by David Parkins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495166
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Going Up!
Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $7.99

This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relate to! The previous books in the series have been well reviewed, and this new book will be equally compelling.
 
A short... Read more >
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Jubilee!
Jubilee!
Written by Alicia Potter, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763658564
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Jubilee!
One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace
Written by Alicia Potter
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.99

An exuberant picture book applauds the man behind the 1869 National Peace Jubilee, the largest and loudest concert the world had ever seen — or heard.

As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music — the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston... Read more >
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385743198
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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $8.99

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some...

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National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
Written by Barbara Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426314766
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National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison

Written by Barbara Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $3.99

Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow! Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
Written by Barbara Kramer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426314773
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National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison

Written by Barbara Kramer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $13.90

Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow! Read more >
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Stone Giant
Stone Giant
Written by Jane Sutcliffe, Illustrated by John Shelley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892957
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Stone Giant
Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be
Written by Jane Sutcliffe
Illustrated by John Shelley


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.95

No one wanted the "giant." The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned—until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it. This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time. It is also a story about... Read more >
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
Written by Albert Marrin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385753401
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
Written by Albert Marrin


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $10.99

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him... Read more >
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
Written by Albert Marrin
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780307981530
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
Written by Albert Marrin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 256 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $22.99

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him... Read more >
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
Written by Albert Marrin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307981523
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
Written by Albert Marrin


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $19.99

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him... Read more >
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Submarines
Submarines
Written by Sydelle Kramer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307560285
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Submarines

Written by Sydelle Kramer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2014
Price: $3.99

Young readers are in for the most exciting trip of their lives as they venture into a nuclear submarine! While touring the vessel from bow to stern, they learn about the history and mechanics of subs, their military and scientific uses, and the incredible discomfort–and danger–of life onboard. Illustrated with photographs... Read more >
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Stan Fellows
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664701
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John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
America's First Environmentalist
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Stan Fellows


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $14.99

Quoting from John Muir's diaries, Kathryn Lasky tells the inspiring tale of one of America's most dedicated environmentalists, aided by Stan Fellows's evocative, dramatic acrylic paintings.

From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in... Read more >
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John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Stan Fellows
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ISBN: 9780763662141
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John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
America's First Environmentalist
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Stan Fellows


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $4.99

Quoting from John Muir's diaries, Kathryn Lasky tells the inspiring tale of one of America's most dedicated environmentalists, aided by Stan Fellows's evocative, dramatic acrylic paintings.

From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in... Read more >
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763668426
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Matthew Trueman


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.99

A lively text and captivating images tell the story of the ever-curious boy who grew up to make one of the most significant discoveries of our time.

From the time Charles Darwin was a boy, he was happiest when he was out alone collecting specimens (especially beetles). And despite his father's efforts... Read more >
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763668433
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Matthew Trueman


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $4.99

A lively text and captivating images tell the story of the ever-curious boy who grew up to make one of the most significant discoveries of our time.

From the time Charles Darwin was a boy, he was happiest when he was out alone collecting specimens (especially beetles). And despite his father's efforts... Read more >
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Gandhi: My Life is My Message
Gandhi: My Life is My Message
Written by Jason Quinn, Illustrated by Sachin Nagar
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380741222
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Gandhi: My Life is My Message

Written by Jason Quinn
Illustrated by Sachin Nagar


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.99

How did this shy, unassuming lawyer transform himself into the leader of India’s freedom movement? Renouncing wealth, ambition and comfort, Gandhi led by example, becoming one with the people he sought to free, facing imprisonment, hardship and humiliation while never raising his voice in anger. His strategy of nonviolent protest would... Read more >
People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up
People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up
Written by Joe Rhatigan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781623540043
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People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up
Get to Know the Movers and Shakers, Heroes and Hotshots in Your Hometown
Written by Joe Rhatigan


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $14.95

It doesn’t have to be a celebrity, it doesn’t have to be a big-name athlete: some of the most important and exciting people a kid can meet live right nearby, in his or her own hometown! These are the folks who quietly help keep us safe, grow our food, and motivate... Read more >
The Boy Who Invented TV
The Boy Who Invented TV
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Greg Couch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385755573
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The Boy Who Invented TV
The Story of Philo Farnsworth
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Greg Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $7.99

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years... Read more >
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307978486
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $17.99

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read more >
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307978509
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $10.99

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read more >
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780307978493
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $20.99

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read more >
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Stolen into Slavery
Stolen into Slavery
Written by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426318351
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Stolen into Slavery
The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man
Written by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $9.99

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
 
Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night... Read more >
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Beyond Courage
Beyond Courage
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763669287
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Beyond Courage
The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Written by Doreen Rappaport


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2014
Price: $15.99

In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust.

Under the noses of the military, Georges Loinger smuggles thousands of children out of occupied France into Switzerland. In Belgium, three resisters ambush a train... Read more >
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