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The Century for Young People
The Century for Young People
Written by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster
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ISBN: 9780375893971
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The Century for Young People
1961-1999: Changing America
Written by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $9.99

Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers!

The twentieth century was a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history. Join Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster for a fascinating... Read more >
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It's a Snap!
It's a Snap!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887768811
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It's a Snap!
George Eastman's First Photo
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $17.95

In 1877 in Rochester, New York, George Eastman couldn’t understand why picture-taking was so difficult. Having left school at fourteen to support his mother and two sisters, George decided to find out by making photography his hobby. He packed up glass plates, a plate holder, a tent, a heavy tripod, a... Read more >
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Out of Slavery
Out of Slavery
Written by Linda Granfield, Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887769153
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Out of Slavery
The Journey to Amazing Grace
Written by Linda Granfield
Illustrated by Janet Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95

The story of slavery, a man, and the world’s most beloved hymn.

John Newton led a rich life. He was a God-fearing man and a successful seafaring trader; his cargo was a lucrative business, for his wares were human beings. In 1748, Newton’s ship, the Greyhound, sailed the triangular trade route from... Read more >
She Dared
She Dared
Written by Ed Butts, Illustrated by Heather Collins
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ISBN: 9781770490086
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She Dared
True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades
Written by Ed Butts
Illustrated by Heather Collins


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 5, 2009
Price: $7.99

From a true-life “Survivor Island” tale to the women who flew fighters and bombers for the Allies in World War II, Ed Butts invites you to meet twelve women who dared to live their lives on a tightrope. She Dared takes the reader to the Far North, where a single Native... Read more >
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Silent in an Evil Time
Silent in an Evil Time
Written by Jack Batten
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ISBN: 9781770490055
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Silent in an Evil Time
The Brave War of Edith Cavell
Written by Jack Batten


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 8, 2009
Price: $10.99

Dutiful nurse, hospital matron, courageous resistance fighter, Edith Cavell was all of these. A British citizen, the forty-eight-year-old Cavell was matron of an institute for nurses in the suburbs of Brussels at the outbreak of World War I. Dedicated to the methods of Florence Nightingale, her intelligence and ferocious sense of... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Anne Frank
World History Biographies: Anne Frank
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426304149
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World History Biographies: Anne Frank
The Young Writer Who Told the World Her Story
Written by Ann Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
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Anne Frank takes young readers back to the dark days of World War II through the story of the famous young diarist. Like teenagers everywhere, Anne wrote about friends, family, movies, her greatest joys, and her deepest fears. Through her vivid, tender entries we experience Anne’s changing world as persecution, hiding... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Joan of Arc
World History Biographies: Joan of Arc
Written by Philip Wilkinson
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ISBN: 9781426304156
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World History Biographies: Joan of Arc
The Teenager Who Saved Her Nation
Written by Philip Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $7.99

Around 1412, a baby girl was born in the village of Domrémy who would change France forever. A farmer’s daughter, she seemed destined for an unremarkable life. But as the dramatic narrative of this World History Biography reveals, Joan’s life was anything but ordinary. By the age of 13, she knew... Read more >
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The Man Who Made Parks
The Man Who Made Parks
Written by Frieda Wishinsky, Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769023
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The Man Who Made Parks
The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted
Written by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $10.95

The story of Olmsted who designed some of North America’s most famous public spaces

When the great cities of North America were being built, little thought was given to the idea of creating “green spaces.” But these oases from the dirt, gravel, and noise of the crowded city streets were exactly what... Read more >
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Written by Lynda Jones
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303777
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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln
Written by Lynda Jones


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $18.95

Few events can stir up a scandal more than an autobiography of a First Lady’s confidante. In 1868, a controversial tell-all called Behind the Scenes introduced readers to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and friend during the White House years... Read more >
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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Written by Lynda Jones
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303784
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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln
Written by Lynda Jones


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 80 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $27.90

Few events can stir up a scandal more than an autobiography of a First Lady’s confidante. In 1868, a controversial tell-all called Behind the Scenes introduced readers to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who had been Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and friend during the White House years... Read more >
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Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303753
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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, 216 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $24.95

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 >
Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303760
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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, 216 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $35.90

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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What Darwin Saw
What Darwin Saw
Written by Rosalyn Schanzer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303968
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What Darwin Saw
The Journey That Changed the World
Written by Rosalyn Schanzer


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.95

In 1831 a 22-year-old naturalist named Charles Darwin stepped aboard the HMS Beagle as a traveling companion of an equally youthful sea captain called Robert FitzRoy. The Beagle’s round-the-world surveying journey lasted five long years on the high seas. The young Darwin noticed everything, and proved himself an avid and detailed... Read more >
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What Darwin Saw
What Darwin Saw
Written by Rosalyn Schanzer
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ISBN: 9781426303975
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What Darwin Saw
The Journey That Changed the World
Written by Rosalyn Schanzer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $26.90

In 1831 a 22-year-old naturalist named Charles Darwin stepped aboard the HMS Beagle as a traveling companion of an equally youthful sea captain called Robert FitzRoy. The Beagle’s round-the-world surveying journey lasted five long years on the high seas. The young Darwin noticed everything, and proved himself an avid and detailed... Read more >
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Written by Thomas B. Allen
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ISBN: 9781426304019
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War
Written by Thomas B. Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2008
Price: $5.95

Thomas B. Allen’s follow-up to the multi-award-winning George Washington, Spymaster is now available in paperback. This compelling biography tells the amazing tale of Harriet Tubman using details uncovered from military and intelligence archives, diaries and little-known memoirs from ex-slaves. In a compelling narrative, surprising new facts about Harriet’s story are brought... Read more >
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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Written by Irene Opdyke, As told to Jennifer Armstrong
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ISBN: 9780307557025
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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

Written by Irene Opdyke
As told to Jennifer Armstrong


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $7.99

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”—School Library... Read more >
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Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426304361
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Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
1837-1865
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $7.95

Now with an updated paperback cover, Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington paints a vivid picture of the Springfield, IL years, when Abe met and married a pretty Kentucky woman, and made his name as a lawyer and politician. Cheryl Harness gives readers a moving account of Lincoln’s rise and the tensions... Read more >
Knockout!
Knockout!
Written by George Sullivan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303289
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Knockout!
A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis
Written by George Sullivan


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $17.95

Knockout! is a quintessential American story—a humble but hardworking man overcomes poverty and prejudice to become world champion—and an inspiration to millions around the world. George Sullivan’s photobiography tells the powerful story of boxer Joe Louis with evocative period photography and a stirring narrative. This profile of one of America’s favorite... Read more >
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Knockout!
Knockout!
Written by George Sullivan
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ISBN: 9781426303296
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Knockout!
A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis
Written by George Sullivan


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $27.90

Knockout! is a quintessential American story—a humble but hardworking man overcomes poverty and prejudice to become world champion—and an inspiration to millions around the world. George Sullivan’s photobiography tells the powerful story of boxer Joe Louis with evocative period photography and a stirring narrative. This profile of one of America’s favorite... Read more >
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The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302978
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The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $7.95

No one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a "soapmaker, candle dipper, and printer" to a "postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than... Read more >
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Young Abe Lincoln
Young Abe Lincoln
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426304378
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Young Abe Lincoln
The Frontier Days: 1809-1837
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $7.95

Ten score years ago, a remarkable boy was born into a remarkable country. Young Abe Lincoln tells the story of that boy, who went on to play an historic role in the shaping of his country. Written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness, this classic picture biography is now being reissued with... Read more >
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Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
Written by Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by John Hendrix
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375837685
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Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend)
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by John Hendrix


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $17.99

This ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and Booklist Editors' Choice is an ingenious historical fiction picture book about the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It’s a tale of two boys who get themselves into more trouble than bear cubs in a candy store.

The year is 1816. Abe is... Read more >
World History Biographies: Galileo
World History Biographies: Galileo
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302954
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World History Biographies: Galileo
The Genius Who Charted the Universe
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $7.99

Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
Written by Nick McCarty
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302961
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World
Written by Nick McCarty


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $6.95

In a life of ceaseless exploration, Marco Polo pushed out the borders of his narrow medieval world.

Born in Venice in 1254, the young Marco Polo first met his father at age 15, when the elder Polo returned from a trading expedition to the East. The father's tales of the court... Read more >
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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302848
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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
Barbary Pirates, the Mayflower, the First Thanksgiving, and Much, Much More
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $9.95

Say hello to Myles Standish, a fiery man with short legs and an even shorter temper. When he got mad his face turned as red as his hair, earning him the nickname "Captaine Shrimpe."

It's a story that has been told for almost 400 years—how a brave band of people set... Read more >
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