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Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan
Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan
Written by Richard Bowers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426309151
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Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan
The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
Written by Richard Bowers


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $16.95

This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made... Read more >
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Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan
Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan
Written by Richard Bowers
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426309168
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Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan
The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
Written by Richard Bowers


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 160 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $25.90

This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made... Read more >
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375870248
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $5.99

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil... Read more >
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375988615
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $5.99

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil... Read more >
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375970245
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln
A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!
Written by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $12.99

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil... 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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Born and Bred in the Great Depression
Born and Bred in the Great Depression
Written by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375983856
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Born and Bred in the Great Depression

Written by Jonah Winter
Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $9.99

East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly... Read more >
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Born and Bred in the Great Depression
Born and Bred in the Great Depression
Written by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375861970
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Born and Bred in the Great Depression

Written by Jonah Winter
Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $17.99

East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly... Read more >
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In the Bag!
In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by David Parkins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492394
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In the Bag!
Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $17.95

Tundra’s Great Idea Series is comprised of biographies of inventors for early readers. 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... Read more >
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The Incredible Life of Balto
The Incredible Life of Balto
Written by Meghan McCarthy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375988882
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The Incredible Life of Balto

Written by Meghan McCarthy


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $9.99

Most people know the story of Balto, the world famous dog who led his dogsled team through a blizzard to deliver a lifesaving serum to the stricken people of Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Balto shot to instant stardom—a company named dog food after him, a famous sculptor erected a statue of... Read more >
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The Incredible Life of Balto
The Incredible Life of Balto
Written by Meghan McCarthy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375844607
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The Incredible Life of Balto

Written by Meghan McCarthy


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $16.99

Most people know the story of Balto, the world famous dog who led his dogsled team through a blizzard to deliver a lifesaving serum to the stricken people of Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Balto shot to instant stardom—a company named dog food after him, a famous sculptor erected a statue of... Read more >
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The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380028460
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The Wright Brothers
A Graphic Novel
Written by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $9.99

Everyone knows the story of the Wright Brothers. Or do they? This biography conveys the well-known and the lesser-known facts about Orville and Wilbur's lives, and does so by weaving the biographical information into a wonderful story. The evocative illustrations combine with the storytelling prowess of Lewis Helfand to relate the... Read more >
Lady Liberty: Candlewick Biographies
Lady Liberty: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763653019
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Lady Liberty: Candlewick Biographies
A Biography
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $7.99

A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.

"Soon America will be one hundred years old. I share my dream of a birthday gift."

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard... Read more >
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Meet Abraham Lincoln
Meet Abraham Lincoln
Written by Barbara Cary
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307786944
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Meet Abraham Lincoln

Written by Barbara Cary


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $4.99

This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.  


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Meet Thomas Jefferson
Meet Thomas Jefferson
Written by Marvin Barrett, Illustrated by Pat Fogarty
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307786968
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Meet Thomas Jefferson

Written by Marvin Barrett
Illustrated by Pat Fogarty


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $4.99

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and... Read more >
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"Scribbling Women"
"Scribbling Women"
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492301
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"Scribbling Women"
True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Written by Marthe Jocelyn


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $10.99

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catchpole... Read more >
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"Scribbling Women"
"Scribbling Women"
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887769528
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"Scribbling Women"
True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Written by Marthe Jocelyn


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $19.95

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catchpole... Read more >
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Written by Candace Fleming
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375841989
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Written by Candace Fleming


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $19.99

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart.

In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and... Read more >
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Written by Candace Fleming
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375945984
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Written by Candace Fleming


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $21.99

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart.

In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and... Read more >
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Wheels of Change
Wheels of Change
Written by Sue Macy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307614
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Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Written by Sue Macy


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $18.95

NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young Adults

SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011

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Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and... Read more >
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Wheels of Change
Wheels of Change
Written by Sue Macy
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426307621
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Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Written by Sue Macy


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 96 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $27.90

NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young Adults

SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011

Amelia Bloomer List

Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and... Read more >
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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by James T. de Kay
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307772176
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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by James T. de Kay


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $4.99

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional dynamic photos. Reading level: 2.2.  


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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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All Aboard!
All Aboard!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887769450
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All Aboard!
Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $17.95

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 was... Read more >
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Helen Keller
Helen Keller
Written by Johanna Hurwitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307556684
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Helen Keller
Courage in the Dark
Written by Johanna Hurwitz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $3.99

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.  


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