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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
Format: eBook
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
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
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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Tell No One Who You Are
Tell No One Who You Are
Written by Walter Buchignani
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887768170
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Tell No One Who You Are
The Hidden Childhood of Regine Miller
Written by Walter Buchignani


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $12.95

During the days of Nazi terror in Europe, many Jewish children were taken from their families and hidden. Régine Miller was one such child, who left her mother, father, and brother when she was 10 years old. Utterly alone as she is shunted from place to place, told to tell no... Read more >
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The Donkey of Gallipoli
The Donkey of Gallipoli
Written by Mark Greenwood, Illustrated by Frane Lessac
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763639136
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The Donkey of Gallipoli
A True Story of Courage in World War I
Written by Mark Greenwood
Illustrated by Frane Lessac


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $16.99

Two unlikely heroes rescue hundreds of men wounded in war in a poignant picture book based on a true tale of World War I.

When Jack Simpson was a boy in England, he loved leading donkeys along the beach for a penny a ride. So when he enlists as a stretcher bearer... Read more >
Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty
Written by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763625306
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Lady Liberty
A Biography
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $19.99

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 >
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
Written by John Phillips
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302480
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World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance
Written by John Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $7.99

"This work is an attractive and friendly resource for students... The strengths of this biography are its attractive illustrations, the time line of Da Vinci’s life across the bottom of each page, and the simple presentation of the facts of his life. Young readers will find the book visually appealing, and... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
World History Biographies: Marie Curie
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426302497
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $7.99

"This short book is written in a clear, readable style, detailing the events of Marie’s life that will be of interest to teen readers... It will be an excellent and accessible resource for libraries. Readers will find the prose engaging and Marie’s story interesting and inspiring." —VOYA

National Geographic supports K-12 educators... Read more >
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Helen's Eyes
Helen's Eyes
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426302091
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Helen's Eyes
A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $17.95

The epic story of Annie Sullivan’s perseverance and triumph in the face of hardship will enthrall readers of every age. This pioneering teacher overcame disability and misfortune before achieving her success as one of the most famous educators of all time.

This is the inspiring photobiography of Anne Mansfield Sullivan, a... Read more >
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Helen's Eyes
Helen's Eyes
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426302107
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Helen's Eyes
A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $27.90

The epic story of Annie Sullivan’s perseverance and triumph in the face of hardship will enthrall readers of every age. This pioneering teacher overcame disability and misfortune before achieving her success as one of the most famous educators of all time.

This is the inspiring photobiography of Anne Mansfield Sullivan, a... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Elizabeth I
World History Biographies: Elizabeth I
Written by Simon Adams
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426301728
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World History Biographies: Elizabeth I
The Outcast Who Became England's Queen
Written by Simon Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $7.99

No one thought that Elizabeth would live to become Queen of England. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Bolyn, for treason in 1536. He then disowned his daughter, declaring her illegitimate. But in 1544, Parliament reestablished the young princess in the line of succession after her half brother and... Read more >
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History Chapters: Ben Franklin
History Chapters: Ben Franklin
Written by Pamela Rushby
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301919
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History Chapters: Ben Franklin
Printer, Author, Inventor, Politician
Written by Pamela Rushby


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.90

His is one of the most famous faces in our history. We see his image on coins, notes, souvenirs, and logos. But how well do we know Benjamin Franklin, famous politician, statesman, writer, activist, and inventor? Take a fresh look at the man behind the genius. Find out the real story... Read more >
History Chapters: Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott Race to the South Pole
History Chapters: Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott Race to the South Pole
Written by Gare Thompson
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301872
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History Chapters: Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott Race to the South Pole

Written by Gare Thompson


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.90

Two men! One dream! Which one will become the first to reach the South Pole and bring the honor and glory home to their country? Trek along the route of discovery and adventure, deep into Antarctic wastelands. Relive the harrowing trials of Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott in a story of... Read more >
Silent in an Evil Time
Silent in an Evil Time
Written by Jack Batten
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887767371
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Silent in an Evil Time
The Brave War of Edith Cavell
Written by Jack Batten


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.95

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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The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road
The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426301452
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The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $16.95

Daniel Boone's story is every young adventurer's fantasy: A childhood in Pennsylvania spent hunting on lands shared with Native Americans; a coming-of-age fighting in the French and Indian War; and the fulfillment of a life's dream with the blazing of the Wilderness Road across the Appalachian Mountains and the settling of... Read more >
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The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road
The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301469
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The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 144 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $25.90

Daniel Boone's story is every young adventurer's fantasy: A childhood in Pennsylvania spent hunting on lands shared with Native Americans; a coming-of-age fighting in the French and Indian War; and the fulfillment of a life's dream with the blazing of the Wilderness Road across the Appalachian Mountains and the settling of... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426301148
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World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
The Scientist Who Changed Everything
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $17.95

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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World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301155
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World History Biographies: Isaac Newton
The Scientist Who Changed Everything
Written by Philip Steele


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

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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