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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French, Read by Lincoln Hoppe
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ISBN: 9780804121682
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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French
Read by Lincoln Hoppe


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $20.00

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.” This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one... Read more >
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French
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ISBN: 9780307980885
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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $8.99

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some...

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375990991
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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 288 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $19.99

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some...

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385743181
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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.99

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some...

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Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
Written by Stephanie Spinner, Illustrated by Meilo So
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375868467
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Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
A True Story
Written by Stephanie Spinner
Illustrated by Meilo So


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $17.99

In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning EXperiment. At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they... Read more >
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Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
Written by Stephanie Spinner, Illustrated by Meilo So
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375968464
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Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
A True Story
Written by Stephanie Spinner
Illustrated by Meilo So


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $20.99

In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning EXperiment. At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they... 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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Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Written by Jason Quinn, Illustrated by Amit Tayal
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380028767
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Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Campfire Biography-Heroes Line
Written by Jason Quinn
Illustrated by Amit Tayal


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iCon! Steve Jobs and his inventions changed the world we live in. His extraordinary life story is brimming with passion, innovation and creative genius. Share his triumphs and failures, as we journey from his birth and his adoption, through the advent of the computer age and... Read more >
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Written by Dan Yaccarino
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375844706
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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

Written by Dan Yaccarino


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $7.99

Jacques Cousteau was the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people’s living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.

From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under... Read more >
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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Written by Dan Yaccarino
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375987557
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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

Written by Dan Yaccarino


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $7.99

Jacques Cousteau was the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people’s living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.

From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under... Read more >
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One Beetle Too Many
One Beetle Too Many
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763658212
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One Beetle Too Many
The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Matthew Trueman


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $6.99

A lively text and captivating images tell the story of the ever-curious boy who grew up to make one of the most significant discoveries of our time.

From the time Charles Darwin was a boy, he was happiest when he was out alone collecting specimens (especially beetles). And despite his father's efforts... Read more >
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What Color Is My World?
What Color Is My World?
Written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, Illustrated by Ben Boos and A.G. Ford
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763645649
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What Color Is My World?
The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Illustrated by Ben Boos and A.G. Ford


Format: Hardcover, 44 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.99

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.


Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone... 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 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 >
The Watcher
The Watcher
Written by Jeanette Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375867743
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The Watcher
Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Written by Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $17.99

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to... Read more >
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The Watcher
The Watcher
Written by Jeanette Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375985836
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The Watcher
Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Written by Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $9.99

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to... Read more >
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The Watcher
The Watcher
Written by Jeanette Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
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ISBN: 9780375967740
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The Watcher
Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Written by Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $20.99

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to... Read more >
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The Lucy Man
The Lucy Man
Written by CAP Saucier, Foreword by Donald C. Johanson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616144333
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The Lucy Man
The Scientist Who Found the Most Famous Fossil Ever
Written by CAP Saucier
Foreword by Donald C. Johanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $16.00

This revealing biography, written for a younger audience of school-age children, describes Donald Johanson’s remarkable life and career. In 1974, Johanson discovered "Lucy" (Australopithecus afarensis)--the first skeleton of an upright-walking human ancestor that was mostly complete and well-preserved . Johanson went on to discover an entire group of Lucy’s species, called the... Read more >
Face to Face with Whales
Face to Face with Whales
Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426306976
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Face to Face with Whales

Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $6.95

You slip over the side of your boat, descending deep into the dark realm of the Earth’s largest creature. Then the whale starts to sing, just feet away from you. Photographer Flip Nicklin brings you face to face with whales as they communicate, nurse their young, and surface dramatically for air... Read more >
Face to Face with Wolves
Face to Face with Wolves
Written by Jim Brandenburg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426306983
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Face to Face with Wolves

Written by Jim Brandenburg


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $6.95

The Arctic wolf inches towards you. Like you, he is torn between fear and curiosity. His instinct leads him towards the scent of your leather boots. Your instinct is to reach out to this curious white canine. Suddenly, he snarls, and you’re face to face with a wild animal. For years... Read more >
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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Driven
Driven
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by Lee Iacocca
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426301551
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Driven
A Photobiography of Henry Ford
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by Lee Iacocca


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $18.95

Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man’s toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Center with quotes from Ford’s writings, speeches, and interviews... Read more >
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Driven
Driven
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by Lee Iacocca
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301568
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Driven
A Photobiography of Henry Ford
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by Lee Iacocca


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $27.90

Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man’s toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Center with quotes from Ford’s writings, speeches, and interviews... Read more >
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Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Richard Walz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307555830
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Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race

Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Walz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2010
Price: $3.99

It’s 1901 and Henry Ford wants to build a car that everyone can own. But first he needs the money to produce it. How will he get it? He enters a car race, of course! Readers will love this fast-paced, fact-based story!


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If Stones Could Speak
If Stones Could Speak
Written by Marc Aronson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426305993
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If Stones Could Speak
Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge
Written by Marc Aronson


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $17.95

What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of Druid worship...or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In... Read more >
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