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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
Written by Albert Marrin
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ISBN: 9780385753401
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
Written by Albert Marrin


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $10.99

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him... Read more >
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
Written by Albert Marrin
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ISBN: 9780307981530
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
Written by Albert Marrin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 256 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $22.99

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him... Read more >
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
A Volcano Beneath the Snow
Written by Albert Marrin
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ISBN: 9780307981523
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
Written by Albert Marrin


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $19.99

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him... Read more >
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Submarines
Submarines
Written by Sydelle Kramer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307560285
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Submarines

Written by Sydelle Kramer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2014
Price: $3.99

Young readers are in for the most exciting trip of their lives as they venture into a nuclear submarine! While touring the vessel from bow to stern, they learn about the history and mechanics of subs, their military and scientific uses, and the incredible discomfort–and danger–of life onboard. Illustrated with photographs... Read more >
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Stan Fellows
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664701
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John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
America's First Environmentalist
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Stan Fellows


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $14.99

Quoting from John Muir's diaries, Kathryn Lasky tells the inspiring tale of one of America's most dedicated environmentalists, aided by Stan Fellows's evocative, dramatic acrylic paintings.

From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in... Read more >
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John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Stan Fellows
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763662141
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John Muir: Candlewick Biographies
America's First Environmentalist
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Stan Fellows


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $4.99

Quoting from John Muir's diaries, Kathryn Lasky tells the inspiring tale of one of America's most dedicated environmentalists, aided by Stan Fellows's evocative, dramatic acrylic paintings.

From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in... Read more >
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763668426
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Matthew Trueman


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.99

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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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763668433
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One Beetle Too Many: Candlewick Biographies
The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Matthew Trueman


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $4.99

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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Gandhi: My Life is My Message
Gandhi: My Life is My Message
Written by Jason Quinn, Illustrated by Sachin Nagar
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380741222
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Gandhi: My Life is My Message

Written by Jason Quinn
Illustrated by Sachin Nagar


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.99

How did this shy, unassuming lawyer transform himself into the leader of India’s freedom movement? Renouncing wealth, ambition and comfort, Gandhi led by example, becoming one with the people he sought to free, facing imprisonment, hardship and humiliation while never raising his voice in anger. His strategy of nonviolent protest would... Read more >
People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up
People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up
Written by Joe Rhatigan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781623540043
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People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up
Get to Know the Movers and Shakers, Heroes and Hotshots in Your Hometown
Written by Joe Rhatigan


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $14.95

It doesn’t have to be a celebrity, it doesn’t have to be a big-name athlete: some of the most important and exciting people a kid can meet live right nearby, in his or her own hometown! These are the folks who quietly help keep us safe, grow our food, and motivate... Read more >
The Boy Who Invented TV
The Boy Who Invented TV
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Greg Couch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385755573
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The Boy Who Invented TV
The Story of Philo Farnsworth
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Greg Couch


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $7.99

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years... Read more >
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307978486
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $17.99

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read more >
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
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ISBN: 9780307978509
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $10.99

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read more >
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780307978493
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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $20.99

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read more >
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Stolen into Slavery
Stolen into Slavery
Written by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426318351
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Stolen into Slavery
The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man
Written by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $9.99

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
 
Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night... Read more >
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Beyond Courage
Beyond Courage
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763669287
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Beyond Courage
The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Written by Doreen Rappaport


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2014
Price: $15.99

In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust.

Under the noses of the military, Georges Loinger smuggles thousands of children out of occupied France into Switzerland. In Belgium, three resisters ambush a train... Read more >
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
Written by George Washington, Adapted by K. M. Kostyal, Illustrated by Fred Harper, Foreword by Lizzie Post
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426315008
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country
Written by George Washington
Adapted by K. M. Kostyal
Illustrated by Fred Harper
Foreword by Lizzie Post


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $14.99

This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules... Read more >
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
Written by George Washington, Adapted by K. M. Kostyal, Illustrated by Fred Harper, Foreword by Lizzie Post
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426315015
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George Washington's Rules to Live By
How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country
Written by George Washington
Adapted by K. M. Kostyal
Illustrated by Fred Harper
Foreword by Lizzie Post


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $25.90

This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: George Washington
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
Written by Caroline Crosson Gilpin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426314681
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National Geographic Readers: George Washington

Written by Caroline Crosson Gilpin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $3.99

Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow!

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: George Washington
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
Written by Caroline Crosson Gilpin
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426314698
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National Geographic Readers: George Washington

Written by Caroline Crosson Gilpin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $13.90

Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow!

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Under the Freedom Tree
Under the Freedom Tree
Written by Susan VanHecke, Illustrated by London Ladd
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580895507
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Under the Freedom Tree

Written by Susan VanHecke
Illustrated by London Ladd


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War—seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared... Read more >
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: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763664428
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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: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $5.99

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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Barack Obama: Out of Many, One
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One
Written by Shana Corey, Illustrated by James Bernardin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385374781
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Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

Written by Shana Corey
Illustrated by James Bernardin


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2013
Price: $3.99

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.
 
A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama—revised to include an account of his reelection and new photographs! With... Read more >
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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Teresa Flavin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385374798
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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Teresa Flavin


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2013
Price: $3.99

An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models... Read more >
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A is for Activist
A is for Activist
Written by Innosanto Nagara
Format: Board
ISBN: 9781609805395
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A is for Activist

Written by Innosanto Nagara


Format: Board, 32 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $9.99

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street


A is for Activist is an ABC board book written... Read more >
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