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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 >
The Making of a Writer
The Making of a Writer
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307820464
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The Making of a Writer

Written by Joan Lowery Nixon


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2013
Price: $5.99

Many of Joan Lowery Nixon’s readers have written to her to ask how they, too, can become published writers someday. This memoir, including anecdotes and advice, is her answer to them. From her first publication at age ten—a poem entitled “Springtime” in a children’s magazine—to her graduation from Hollywood High during... Read more >
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780449812556
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $12.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375981135
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $3.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375971150
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $14.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree
Written by Jane Kohuth, Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307975799
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Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

Written by Jane Kohuth
Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $3.99

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Making Contact!
Making Contact!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493780
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Making Contact!
Marconi Goes Wireless
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $17.95

  The fifth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series, Making Contact! tells the story of Guglielmo Marconi, who became the father of wireless communication.

     As a boy, Marconi loved science and invention. Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, to a wealthy family, Marconi grew up surrounded by books in his father's library... Read more >
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385741682
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $8.99

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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Electrical Wizard
Electrical Wizard
Written by Elizabeth Rusch, Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763658557
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Electrical Wizard
How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
Written by Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.99

Move over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering — and changed the course of history.

When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was... Read more >
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Written by M.T. Anderson, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763666002
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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies

Written by M.T. Anderson
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $4.99

A droll biography reveals the high notes—and the low notes—in the life of the world’s foremost composer of Baroque music.

This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. This witty and yet rigorously researched and accessible biography captures Handel’s essential spirit—from a child... Read more >
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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Written by M.T. Anderson, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763665999
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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies

Written by M.T. Anderson
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $14.99

A droll biography reveals the high notes—and the low notes—in the life of the world’s foremost composer of Baroque music.

This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. This witty and yet rigorously researched and accessible biography captures Handel’s essential spirit—from a child... Read more >
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All Aboard!
All Aboard!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495142
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All Aboard!
Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $7.95

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...

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In the Bag!
In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by David Parkins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495159
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In the Bag!
Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $7.95

Tundra's Great Idea Series are early-reader biographies. 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 in town. Her father died when...

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It's a Snap!
It's a Snap!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495135
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It's a Snap!
George Eastman's First Photograph
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $7.95

George Eastman had a new hobby: photography. The year was 1877, and photography was not as easy as you might think. It cost a lot and the equipment was bulky, but George was about to change all that. What he lacked in formal education, George more than made up for in...

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National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
Written by Caroline Gilpin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426313509
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National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart

Written by Caroline Gilpin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $3.99

Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance... Read more >
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