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George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
Written by George Washington, Adapted by K. M. Kostyal, Illustrated by Fred Harper, Foreword by Lizzie Post
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426315008
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country
Written by George Washington
Adapted by K. M. Kostyal
Illustrated by Fred Harper
Foreword by Lizzie Post


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $14.99

This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules... Read more >
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
Written by George Washington, Adapted by K. M. Kostyal, Illustrated by Fred Harper, Foreword by Lizzie Post
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426315015
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country
Written by George Washington
Adapted by K. M. Kostyal
Illustrated by Fred Harper
Foreword by Lizzie Post


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $25.90

This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules... Read more >
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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Teresa Flavin
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ISBN: 9780385374798
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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Teresa Flavin


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2013
Price: $3.99

An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models... Read more >
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780449812556
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $12.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
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ISBN: 9780375981135
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $3.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375971150
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $14.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307975799
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $3.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Making Contact!
Making Contact!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493780
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Making Contact!
Marconi Goes Wireless
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $17.95

  The fifth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series, Making Contact! tells the story of Guglielmo Marconi, who became the father of wireless communication.

     As a boy, Marconi loved science and invention. Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, to a wealthy family, Marconi grew up surrounded by books in his father's library... Read more >
All Aboard!
All Aboard!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495142
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All Aboard!
Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $7.95

In the second of Tundra's Great Idea Series, biographies for children who are just starting to read, Monica Kulling presents the life of an extraordinary man. There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there...

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In the Bag!
In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by David Parkins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495159
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In the Bag!
Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $7.95

Tundra's Great Idea Series are early-reader biographies. The third book in the series introduces the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. She loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds in town. Her father died when...

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It's a Snap!
It's a Snap!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495135
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It's a Snap!
George Eastman's First Photograph
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $7.95

George Eastman had a new hobby: photography. The year was 1877, and photography was not as easy as you might think. It cost a lot and the equipment was bulky, but George was about to change all that. What he lacked in formal education, George more than made up for in...

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National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank
National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank
Written by Alexandra Zapruder
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426313523
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National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank

Written by Alexandra Zapruder


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $3.99

Anne Frank is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This level-3 reader brings an understanding of her historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the brave and tragic life of the young girl whose diary kept while in hiding from Nazis is... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank
National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank
Written by Alexandra Zapruder
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426313530
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National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank

Written by Alexandra Zapruder


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $13.90

Anne Frank is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This level-3 reader brings an understanding of her historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the brave and tragic life of the young girl whose diary kept while in hiding from Nazis is... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426314506
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World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
The Scientist Who Changed Everything
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $7.99

Born in England in 1643, Isaac Newton grew up in the age when Renaissance thinkers were challenging accepted ideas throughout Europe. Fascinated by all earthly science, Newton developed laws of motion and universal gravitation which also furthered our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies. This vibrant biography profiles the famed... Read more >
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Beyond the Moongate
Beyond the Moongate
Written by Elizabeth Quan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493834
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Beyond the Moongate
True Stories of 1920s China
Written by Elizabeth Quan


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $19.95

MOONGATES DOTTED THE LANDSCAPE OF OLD CHINA. Ancient Chinese architects had sculpted stone piled on sculpted stone to form round doorways, with the spiritual symbolism of the full moon. To step through one of these doorways was to step into a world of peace and happiness...

And so it was in the... Read more >
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Beyond the Moongate
Beyond the Moongate
Written by Elizabeth Quan
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ISBN: 9781770493827
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Beyond the Moongate

Written by Elizabeth Quan


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $10.99

MOONGATES DOTTED THE LANDSCAPE OF OLD CHINA. Ancient Chinese architects had sculpted stone piled on sculpted stone to form round doorways, with the spiritual symbolism of the full moon. To step through one of these doorways was to step into a world of peace and happiness...

And so it was in the... Read more >
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The Hero Schliemann
The Hero Schliemann
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz, Illustrated by Robert Byrd
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ISBN: 9780763665043
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The Hero Schliemann
The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrated by Robert Byrd


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $7.99

Archaeologist? Mythmaker? Crook? This engaging, illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann — a nineteenth-century romantic who most believe did find the ancient city of Troy — reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of all three.

From the time Heinrich Schliemann was a boy — or so he said — he
knew he... Read more >
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George Washington and the General's Dog
George Washington and the General's Dog
Written by Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Richard Walz
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ISBN: 9780385372817
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George Washington and the General's Dog

Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $3.99

Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first... Read more >
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War Dogs
War Dogs
Written by Kathryn Selbert, Illustrated by Kathryn Selbert
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580894142
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War Dogs
Churchill and Rufus
Written by Kathryn Selbert
Illustrated by Kathryn Selbert


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2013
Price: $17.95

Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II, was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the modern era. While he is often likened to the English bulldog due to his tenacious personality and even his physical resemblance to the breed, Mr. Churchill was actually a devoted poodle... Read more >
Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul
Written by Gena K. Gorrell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490307
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Heart and Soul
The Story of Florence Nightingale
Written by Gena K. Gorrell


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $9.99

In Florence Nightingale’s day, if a person was sick – and lucky – he or she was nursed at home with caring family members tending the bedside. Hospitals were horrible places from which few emerged alive. The nurses were often drunks and prostitutes. Doctors had rudimentary skills.

Thus the privileged Nightingale family... Read more >
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Master George's People
Master George's People
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano, Contribution by Mount Vernon, Photographed by Lori Epstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307591
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Master George's People
George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Contribution by Mount Vernon
Photographed by Lori Epstein


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $18.95

As the first President of the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who led a rebel army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a legendary leader of men. He had high expectations of his soldiers, employees, and associates. At his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, his...

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Master George's People
Master George's People
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano, Contribution by Mount Vernon, Photographed by Lori Epstein
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426307607
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Master George's People
George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Contribution by Mount Vernon
Photographed by Lori Epstein


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $27.90

As the first President of the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who led a rebel army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a legendary leader of men. He had high expectations of his soldiers, employees, and associates. At his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, his...

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Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426310898
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Our Country's Presidents
All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama
Written by Ann Bausum


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $24.95

Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the Presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the President--waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job... Read more >
Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426310904
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Our Country's Presidents
All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama
Written by Ann Bausum


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $28.90

Ladies and Gentlemen: the next President of the United States will soon be included within the pages of one of our perennial favorites. National Geographic Children’s Books will publish this fully revised and updated edition of Our Country’s Presidents in time for the Inauguration of our 44th head of state—the first... Read more >
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Going Up!
Going Up!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by David Parkins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492400
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Going Up!
Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $17.95

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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