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Always Inventing
Always Inventing
Written by Tom L. Matthews
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259329
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Always Inventing
A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell
Written by Tom L. Matthews


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $7.95

Now in paperback—National Geographic Children's Books presents the award-winning photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell. This fascinating profile, named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, uses direct quotes to give readers a vivid insight into the life of a prolific inventor, driven to succeed.

With a foreword by Gilbert... Read more >
Bull's-Eye
Bull's-Eye
Written by Sue Macy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259336
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Bull's-Eye
A Photobiography of Annie Oakley
Written by Sue Macy


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $7.95

At last, National Geographic's award-winning photobiography of Annie Oakley bursts into paperback. This stirring story of an enduring American heroine has won widespread acclaim and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Annie's amazing life comes sharply into focus in a compelling narrative, period photography, and in... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792258964
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle
Written by Ann Kramer


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

In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.

We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into the ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in 1122. She grows into a lively and... Read more >
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Hero of the High Seas
Hero of the High Seas
Written by Michael Cooper
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792255475
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Hero of the High Seas
John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
Written by Michael Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $21.95

In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen.

Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper takes a fresh look at one of the most colorful characters of the... Read more >
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Hero of the High Seas
Hero of the High Seas
Written by Michael Cooper
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792255482
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Hero of the High Seas
John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
Written by Michael Cooper


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $32.90

In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen.

Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper takes a fresh look at one of the most colorful characters of the... Read more >
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Inventing the Future
Inventing the Future
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259343
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Inventing the Future
A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $7.95

This paperback addition to our Photobiography series, Inventing the Future,documents the life of Thomas Edison. This prolific American is recognized as one of history's greatest inventors. His 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and the microphone.

Young readers learn why Edison believed that "genius is one per cent... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.
Liftoff
Liftoff
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by John Glenn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792258995
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Liftoff
A Photobiography of John Glenn
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by John Glenn


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

War hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator—for John Glenn, serving his country has always been a joyous adventure. How does a boy from a small Ohio town grow up to become one of the most enduring heroes in American history?

Young readers find out as they follow his inspiring... Read more >
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Liftoff
Liftoff
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by John Glenn
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792259008
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Liftoff
A Photobiography of John Glenn
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by John Glenn


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

War hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator—for John Glenn, serving his country has always been a joyous adventure. How does a boy from a small Ohio town grow up to become one of the most enduring heroes in American history?

Young readers find out as they follow his inspiring... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
Written by Nick McCarty
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792258940
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World
Written by Nick McCarty


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

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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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792258957
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle
Written by Ann Kramer


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.

We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into the ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in 1122. She grows into a lively and... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
Written by Nick McCarty
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792258933
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World
Written by Nick McCarty


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

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 >
Also available as a hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.
William Blake
William Blake
Written by Michael Bedard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887767630
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William Blake
The Gates of Paradise
Written by Michael Bedard


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $19.95

Journey back to the 1700s to meet one of the most fascinating people in history. Dreamer, craftsman, poet, madman, and genius — William Blake. Born in 1757 in London, as a boy he apprenticed as an engraver and began a career that would include masterpieces of art.

Blake lived during times of... Read more >
The Hero Schliemann
The Hero Schliemann
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz, Illustrated by Robert Byrd
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763622831
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The Hero Schliemann
The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrated by Robert Byrd


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $17.99

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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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
World History Biographies: Michelangelo
Written by Philip Wilkinson
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792255345
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection
Written by Philip Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $27.90

Has any other artist left the world such a vast legacy as Michelangelo? Author Philip Wilkinson leads young readers on a journey of discovery through the life and works of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, and poet in a visually evocative book.

Wilkinson's lively narrative follows Michelangelo from his early... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Saladin
World History Biographies: Saladin
Written by Flora Geyer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792255369
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World History Biographies: Saladin
The Warrior Who Defended His People
Written by Flora Geyer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $27.90

Our children's understanding of the Muslim world has never been as important as it is today. As events in the Middle East affect world politics, and the Muslim community grows in the United States, knowledge of Islamic tradition and history are now crucial.

Flora Geyer's informative, accessible book tells the story... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
World History Biographies: Michelangelo
Written by Philip Wilkinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792255338
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection
Written by Philip Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $17.95

Has any other artist left the world such a vast legacy as Michelangelo? Author Philip Wilkinson leads young readers on a journey of discovery through the life and works of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, and poet in a visually evocative book.

Wilkinson's lively narrative follows Michelangelo from his early... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
World History Biographies: Saladin
World History Biographies: Saladin
Written by Flora Geyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792255352
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World History Biographies: Saladin
The Warrior Who Defended His People
Written by Flora Geyer


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $17.95

Our children's understanding of the Muslim world has never been as important as it is today. As events in the Middle East affect world politics, and the Muslim community grows in the United States, knowledge of Islamic tradition and history are now crucial.

Flora Geyer's informative, accessible book tells the story... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
Galileo's Journal, 1609 - 1610
Galileo's Journal, 1609 - 1610
Written by Jeanne Pettenati, Illustrated by Paolo Rui
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781570918803
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Galileo's Journal, 1609 - 1610

Written by Jeanne Pettenati
Illustrated by Paolo Rui


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Price: $7.95

On his summer vacation, Galileo Galilei hears about the newly invented telescope and decides to build one of his own. Turning his new "spyglass" to the night sky, he sees things that no one has ever seen before. He discovers that the Milky Way is made of stars, and that the... Read more >
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
Written by John Phillips
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792253853
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World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance
Written by John Phillips


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $17.95

The original "Renaissance Man" was a scientist, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a military engineer, an inventor, and a musician. Although he died in 1519, he left a rich legacy of learning in scores of notebooks. These included the first detailed drawings of the human anatomy, pioneering notes on the... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
Written by John Phillips
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792253860
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World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance
Written by John Phillips


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $27.90

The original "Renaissance Man" was a scientist, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a military engineer, an inventor, and a musician. Although he died in 1519, he left a rich legacy of learning in scores of notebooks. These included the first detailed drawings of the human anatomy, pioneering notes on the... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
World History Biographies: Marie Curie
World History Biographies: Marie Curie
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792253877
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $17.95

Marie Curie was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes for science, and her work still influences our understanding of physics, medicine, and chemistry.


Born Marja Skodowska in Poland in 1867, she studied in Paris, France, where she changed her name to Marie. In 1895, she married Pierre Curie, and... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
World History Biographies: Marie Curie
Written by Philip Steele
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792253884
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World History Biographies: Marie Curie
The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science
Written by Philip Steele


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $27.90

Marie Curie was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes for science, and her work still influences our understanding of physics, medicine, and chemistry.


Born Marja Skodowska in Poland in 1867, she studied in Paris, France, where she changed her name to Marie. In 1895, she married Pierre Curie, and... Read more >
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5,000 Miles to Freedom
5,000 Miles to Freedom
Written by Dennis Fradin and Judith Fradin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792278856
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5,000 Miles to Freedom
Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery
Written by Dennis Fradin and Judith Fradin


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2006
Price: $19.95

What would it take for slaves to escape from slavery in the Deep South, 1,000 miles from freedom and then on to England during the period of the Fugitive Slave Act? For most slaves the thought of escape was unimaginable. But fear did not stop Ellen and William Craft from chasing... Read more >
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5,000 Miles to Freedom
5,000 Miles to Freedom
Written by Dennis Fradin and Judith Fradin
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792278863
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5,000 Miles to Freedom
Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery
Written by Dennis Fradin and Judith Fradin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 96 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2006
Price: $29.90

What would it take for slaves to escape from slavery in the Deep South, 1,000 miles from freedom and then on to England during the period of the Fugitive Slave Act? For most slaves the thought of escape was unimaginable. But fear did not stop Ellen and William Craft from chasing... Read more >
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Pompeii
Pompeii
Written by Mary Pope Osborne, Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375828898
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Pompeii
Lost and Found
Written by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in history for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope Osborne’s brief text and with stunning frescoes created by Bonnie Christensen, using the same colors, style... Read more >
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