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My Name Is Blessing
My Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters, Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493018
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My Name Is Blessing

Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $17.95

 Based on the life of a real boy, this warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Baraka, a young Kenyan boy with a physical disability. Baraka and eight cousins live with their grandmother. She gives them boundless love, but there is never enough money or food, and life is hard... Read more >
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #3: Mummies and Pyramids
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #3: Mummies and Pyramids
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca, Illustrated by Will Osborne
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307975157
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #3: Mummies and Pyramids
A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca
Illustrated by Will Osborne


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $5.99

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning, they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on... Read more >
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African Acrostics
African Acrostics
Written by Avis Harley, Photographed by Deborah Noyes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763658182
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African Acrostics
A Word in Edgeways
Written by Avis Harley
Photographed by Deborah Noyes


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $7.99

Look carefully! The wild animals of Africa spring to life in clever, lighthearted poems and compelling, evocative photographs.

Inside every acrostic is a secret message, often lurking in the first letter of each line (read top to bottom). But look out! These acrostics not only follow their subjects to Africa, but they... Read more >
After the Kill
After the Kill
Written by Darrin Lunde, Illustrated by Catherine Stock
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781570917448
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After the Kill

Written by Darrin Lunde
Illustrated by Catherine Stock


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $7.95

A hungry lioness attacks a grazing zebra on the plains of East Africa. She bites it in the throat. The zebra is dead. After the kill, the lioness and her pride rip the carcass open and eat. Vultures swoop in and fight over scraps of meat, and cunning jackals compete with... Read more >
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After the Kill
After the Kill
Written by Darrin Lunde, Illustrated by Catherine Stock
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570917431
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After the Kill

Written by Darrin Lunde
Illustrated by Catherine Stock


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $16.95

A hungry lioness attacks a grazing zebra on the plains of East Africa. She bites it in the throat. The zebra is dead. After the kill, the lioness and her pride rip the carcass open and eat. Vultures swoop in and fight over scraps of meat, and cunning jackals compete with... Read more >
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Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Written by John Bul Dau
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307089
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Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
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LOST BOY LOST GIRL
LOST BOY LOST GIRL
Written by John Bul Dau
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307096
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LOST BOY LOST GIRL
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $23.90

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
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I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
Written by Robert B. Haas, Illustrated by Robert Haas
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426306938
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I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
My Adventures Photographing Wild Animals from a Helicopter
Written by Robert B. Haas
Illustrated by Robert Haas


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $17.95

Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. Cruise over the savanna grasslands of Africa and watch from above as lions hunt buffalos, one of the few "fair fights" in the African wilderness. Enjoy the... Read more >
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I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
Written by Robert B. Haas, Illustrated by Robert B. Haas
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426306945
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I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
My Adventures Photographing Wild Animals from a Helicopter
Written by Robert B. Haas
Illustrated by Robert B. Haas


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $27.90

Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. Cruise over the savanna grasslands of Africa and watch from above as lions hunt buffalos, one of the few "fair fights" in the African wilderness. Enjoy the... Read more >
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Breakfast in the Rainforest
Breakfast in the Rainforest
Written by Richard Sobol, Afterword by Leonardo DiCaprio, Photographed by Richard Sobol
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763651343
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Breakfast in the Rainforest
A Visit with Mountain Gorillas
Written by Richard Sobol
Afterword by Leonardo DiCaprio
Photographed by Richard Sobol


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $7.99

"First in a planned Traveling Photographer series, this will delight armchair explorers and animal lovers."—KIRKUS REVIEWS

A SMITHSONIAN Notable Book for Children

Powerful but shy, the African mountain gorilla struggles for survival in the rainforests of Uganda’s national parks. Through extraordinary images and a compelling text, wildlife photographer Richard Sobol leads us on... Read more >
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Facing the Lion
Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
Written by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Herman Viola


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2009
Price: $6.95

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his... Read more >
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Kenya
National Geographic Countries of the World: Kenya
Written by Bridget Giles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426305689
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Kenya

Written by Bridget Giles


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $12.95

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Flying Eagle
Flying Eagle
Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570916717
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Flying Eagle

Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $15.95

Tired hunter, must succeed.
Baby hungry mouth to feed.
Flying eagle, soaring high.
Blazing sunset, crimson sky.

The sun is setting, and the weary tawny eagle continues to soar and search over the vast Serengeti Plain. He has been hunting all day, and he will not stop until he finds food for his young chick... Read more >
Breakfast in the Rainforest
Breakfast in the Rainforest
Written by Richard Sobol, Afterword by Leonardo DiCaprio, Photographed by Richard Sobol
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763622817
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Breakfast in the Rainforest
A Visit with Mountain Gorillas
Written by Richard Sobol
Afterword by Leonardo DiCaprio
Photographed by Richard Sobol


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.99

A photographer shares a rare glimpse of mountain gorillas in the wild — and inspires readers to help protect them.

Powerful but shy, the African mountain gorilla struggles for survival in the rainforests of Uganda's national parks. Follow wildlife photographer Richard Sobol on an arduous journey to these hidden habitats and take... Read more >
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African Critters
African Critters
Written by Robert B. Haas
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303173
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African Critters

Written by Robert B. Haas


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $17.95

With a dramatic first-person narrative and close-up photography that brings kids into the thick of the action, National Geographic photographer Robert B. Haas gives us a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. We accompany him in his jeep, camera primed and ready to react. With stories... Read more >
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African Critters
African Critters
Written by Robert B. Haas
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303180
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African Critters

Written by Robert B. Haas


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 96 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $26.90

With a dramatic first-person narrative and close-up photography that brings kids into the thick of the action, National Geographic photographer Robert B. Haas gives us a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. We accompany him in his jeep, camera primed and ready to react. With stories... Read more >
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National Geographic Countries of the World: South Africa
National Geographic Countries of the World: South Africa
Written by Virginia Mace
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426302039
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National Geographic Countries of the World: South Africa

Written by Virginia Mace


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $27.90

Visit the southernmost country in Africa, and one of the most scenic places on Earth. Discover a nation of over 47 million people, with eleven official languages. Meet Nelson Mandela, the father of modern South Africa, an inspirational symbol of freedom worldwide, and winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Learn... Read more >
World History Biographies: Mandela
World History Biographies: Mandela
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426301735
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World History Biographies: Mandela
The Hero Who Led His Nation to Freedom
Written by Ann Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $6.95

Nelson Mandela comes to life in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose commitment to freedom gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time’s Man of the Year honor. The son of a Thembu chief in South Africa, Mandela began his life-long campaign against white colonial rule while a college... Read more >
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Nigeria
National Geographic Countries of the World: Nigeria
Written by Bridget Giles
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301247
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Nigeria

Written by Bridget Giles


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $27.90

Discover Africa's most populous country. Learn why this oil-rich land is so troubled. Visit Lagos, Nigeria's teeming mega-metropolis. Come see the sacred city of Ife-Ife.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.  Read more >
Meet the Meerkat
Meet the Meerkat
Written by Darrin Lunde, Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580891547
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Meet the Meerkat

Written by Darrin Lunde
Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne


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

My name is Little Meerkat.
I stand on my hind legs
and keep lookout.
When I see danger I shout,
"Waauk-waauk,"
to my brothers and sisters.

Want to know more? Then open this book and follow Little Meerkat into the Kalahari desert.

A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of Little Meerkat... Read more >
National Geographic Countries of the World: Egypt
National Geographic Countries of the World: Egypt
Written by Selina Wood
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426300271
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Egypt

Written by Selina Wood


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $27.90

National Geographic takes you to the ancient Land of the Pharaohs, where the shifting sands of time reveal one of history's great civilizations—and a key player in present-day Middle Eastern politics. Meet the ancient Egyptians who long ago pioneered irrigation agriculture, literacy, urban development, international trade, and the science of power... Read more >
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Kenya
National Geographic Countries of the World: Kenya
Written by Bridget Giles
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792276685
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Kenya

Written by Bridget Giles


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: December 12, 2006
Price: $27.90

Welcome to Kenya, land of light and infinite variety. National Geographic will be your guide in Nairobi, and into the bush beyond.

Kenya's busy capital bustles with crowds, traffic and markets selling produce from the heartlands. Out in the bush, a myriad of tribal peoples, including the Maasai, live more traditional... Read more >
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Science Chapters: Serengeti Journey
Science Chapters: Serengeti Journey
Written by Gare Thompson
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792259527
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Science Chapters: Serengeti Journey
On Safari in Africa
Written by Gare Thompson


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.90

Take a safari through the wilds of Africa, and learn how the animals of the Serengeti survive in their sun-scorched domain.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.  Read more >
Facing the Lion
Facing the Lion
Written by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Herman Viola
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792272977
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Facing the Lion
Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
Written by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Herman Viola


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $6.95

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover library binding.
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