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Discovering Wes Moore
Discovering Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore, Read by Wes Moore
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804121927
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Discovering Wes Moore

Written by Wes Moore
Read by Wes Moore


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 11, 2013
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WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Written by Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Richard Walz
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ISBN: 9780385374613
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Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $3.99

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids... Read more >
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A Boy Named FDR
A Boy Named FDR
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
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ISBN: 9780307982520
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A Boy Named FDR
How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $10.99

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had...

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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
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804121675
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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 Compact Disc
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $35.00

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, 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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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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Wild Boy
Wild Boy
Written by Mary Losure, Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763656690
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Wild Boy
The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron
Written by Mary Losure
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.99

What happens when society finds a wild boy alone in the woods and tries to civilize him? A true story from the author of The Fairy Ring.

One day in 1798, woodsmen in southern France returned from the forest having captured a naked boy. He had been running wild, digging for food... Read more >
Beyond the Moongate
Beyond the Moongate
Written by Elizabeth Quan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493834
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Beyond the Moongate
True Stories of 1920s China
Written by Elizabeth Quan


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $19.95

MOONGATES DOTTED THE LANDSCAPE OF OLD CHINA. Ancient Chinese architects had sculpted stone piled on sculpted stone to form round doorways, with the spiritual symbolism of the full moon. To step through one of these doorways was to step into a world of peace and happiness...

And so it was in the... Read more >
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Beyond the Moongate
Beyond the Moongate
Written by Elizabeth Quan
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ISBN: 9781770493827
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Beyond the Moongate

Written by Elizabeth Quan


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $10.99

MOONGATES DOTTED THE LANDSCAPE OF OLD CHINA. Ancient Chinese architects had sculpted stone piled on sculpted stone to form round doorways, with the spiritual symbolism of the full moon. To step through one of these doorways was to step into a world of peace and happiness...

And so it was in the... Read more >
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The Hero Schliemann
The Hero Schliemann
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz, Illustrated by Robert Byrd
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763665043
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The Hero Schliemann
The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrated by Robert Byrd


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $7.99

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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Becoming Babe Ruth
Becoming Babe Ruth
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763656461
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Becoming Babe Ruth

Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.99

Matt Tavares’s striking homage to one of baseball’s legends offers a rare view into Babe Ruth’s formative years in "the House that built Ruth."

Before he is known as the Babe, George Herman Ruth is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble. But when he... Read more >
George Washington and the General's Dog
George Washington and the General's Dog
Written by Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Richard Walz
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ISBN: 9780385372817
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George Washington and the General's Dog

Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $3.99

Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first... Read more >
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There Goes Ted Williams
There Goes Ted Williams
Written by Matt Tavares, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
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ISBN: 9780763665579
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There Goes Ted Williams
The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
Written by Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $6.99

A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre — just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.

Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his... Read more >
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Thomas Jefferson's Feast
Thomas Jefferson's Feast
Written by Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Richard Walz
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ISBN: 9780385372787
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Thomas Jefferson's Feast

Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $3.99

Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset... Read more >
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Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Written by Jane Yolen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580891851
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Bad Girls
Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains
Written by Jane Yolen


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2013
Price: $18.95

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as... Read more >
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Bad Girls
Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains
Written by Jane Yolen


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 1, 2013
Price: $9.99

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as... Read more >
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War Dogs
War Dogs
Written by Kathryn Selbert
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580894142
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War Dogs
Churchill and Rufus
Written by Kathryn Selbert


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2013
Price: $17.95

Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II, was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the modern era. While he is often likened to the English bulldog due to his tenacious personality and even his physical resemblance to the breed, Mr. Churchill was actually a devoted poodle... Read more >
Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul
Written by Gena K. Gorrell
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ISBN: 9781770490307
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Heart and Soul
The Story of Florence Nightingale
Written by Gena K. Gorrell


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $9.99

In Florence Nightingale’s day, if a person was sick – and lucky – he or she was nursed at home with caring family members tending the bedside. Hospitals were horrible places from which few emerged alive. The nurses were often drunks and prostitutes. Doctors had rudimentary skills.

Thus the privileged Nightingale family... Read more >
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Master George's People
Master George's People
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano, Contribution by Mount Vernon, Photographed by Lori Epstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307591
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Master George's People
George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Contribution by Mount Vernon
Photographed by Lori Epstein


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $18.95

As the first President of the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who led a rebel army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a legendary leader of men. He had high expectations of his soldiers, employees, and associates. At his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, his...

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Master George's People
Master George's People
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano, Contribution by Mount Vernon, Photographed by Lori Epstein
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426307607
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Master George's People
George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Contribution by Mount Vernon
Photographed by Lori Epstein


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $27.90

As the first President of the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who led a rebel army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a legendary leader of men. He had high expectations of his soldiers, employees, and associates. At his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, his...

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Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426310898
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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, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $24.95

Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the Presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the President--waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job... Read more >
Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents
Written by Ann Bausum
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426310904
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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, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $28.90

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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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
Written by Jen Bryant, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375867125
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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Written by Jen Bryant
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $17.99

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor... Read more >
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