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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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When I Get Older
When I Get Older
Written by K'NAAN and Sol Guy, Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493025
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When I Get Older
The Story behind "Wavin' Flag"
Written by K'NAAN and Sol Guy
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2012
Price: $17.95

“Wavin’Flag” has become an international anthem. Its powerful words of hope have crossed generations and borders, and have made K’NAAN an international star.

In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’NAAN tells his own story. Born in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu... Read more >
Annie and Helen
Annie and Helen
Written by Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375857065
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Annie and Helen

Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $17.99

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praised School Library Journal in a starred review.

Author Deborah Hopkinson... Read more >
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Annie and Helen
Annie and Helen
Written by Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375957062
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Annie and Helen

Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $20.99

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praised School Library Journal in a starred review.

Author Deborah Hopkinson... Read more >
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Beyond Courage
Beyond Courage
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763629762
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Beyond Courage
The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Written by Doreen Rappaport


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $22.99

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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Discovering Wes Moore
Discovering Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385741675
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Discovering Wes Moore

Written by Wes Moore


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $15.99

Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the bestselling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar... Read more >
Discovering Wes Moore
Discovering Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375986703
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Discovering Wes Moore

Written by Wes Moore


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $8.99

Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the bestselling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar... Read more >
Discovering Wes Moore
Discovering Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375990182
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Discovering Wes Moore

Written by Wes Moore


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $18.99

Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the bestselling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar... Read more >
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
Written by Richard Bernstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375871580
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A Girl Named Faithful Plum
The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $6.99

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was 11 years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But... Read more >
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Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492691
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Oscar Peterson
The Man and His Jazz
Written by Jack Batten


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $19.95

Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar... Read more >
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Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770493629
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Oscar Peterson
The Man and His Jazz
Written by Jack Batten


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $10.99

Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Nneka Bennett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763660925
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Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Nneka Bennett


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $4.99

A vision of dignity and freedom and a powerful role model for girls and women of all races


"This impressive picture book will delight young readers as it gives a sense of this remarkable woman and the times in which she lived." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

"Lasky's engaging account moves smoothly... Read more >
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Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Nneka Bennett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664282
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Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Nneka Bennett


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $14.99

A vision of dignity and freedom and a powerful role model for girls and women of all races


"This impressive picture book will delight young readers as it gives a sense of this remarkable woman and the times in which she lived." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

"Lasky's engaging account moves smoothly... Read more >
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Paul Lee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763660918
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Paul Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $4.99

"Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world." — BOOKLIST

"We’ll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had... Read more >
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Paul Lee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664275
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Paul Lee


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $14.99

"Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world." — BOOKLIST

"We’ll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had... Read more >
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George, Thomas, and Abe!
George, Thomas, and Abe!
Written by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner, Illustrated by Richard Walz and Donald Cook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780449812884
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George, Thomas, and Abe!
The Step into Reading Presidents Story Collection
Written by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner
Illustrated by Richard Walz and Donald Cook


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $7.99

This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the absentminded lawyer whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. Beginning readers will learn about little-known, illuminating events in the earlier... Read more >
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George, Thomas, and Abe!
George, Thomas, and Abe!
Written by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner, Illustrated by Richard Walz and Donald Cook
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375981449
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George, Thomas, and Abe!
The Step into Reading Presidents Story Collection
Written by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner
Illustrated by Richard Walz and Donald Cook


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $7.99

This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the absentminded lawyer whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. Beginning readers will learn about little-known, illuminating events in the earlier... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
A President from Hawaii
A President from Hawaii
Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763652302
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A President from Hawaii

Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon


Format: Hardcover, 24 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $15.99

A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai‘i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai‘i — originally distributed exclusively in that state — explores the unique history... Read more >
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A President from Hawaii
A President from Hawaii
Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763662820
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A President from Hawaii

Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon


Format: Trade Paperback, 24 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $7.99

A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai‘i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai‘i -- originally distributed exclusively in that state -- explores the unique history... Read more >
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Laura Secord
Laura Secord
Written by Janet Lunn, Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770493841
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Laura Secord
A Story of Courage
Written by Janet Lunn
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $9.95

The war between Great Britain and the United States was a bitter one. For two years, from the summer of 1812 to the winter of 1814, fierce and bloody battles were fought.

Laura Secord never thought of herself as brave. She was gentle, shy, and soft-spoken. But she was brave. When American... Read more >
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
Written by Steve Sheinkin, Read by Mark Bramhall
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449014967
Our Price: $45.00
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The Notorious Benedict Arnold
A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Written by Steve Sheinkin
Read by Mark Bramhall


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $45.00

On a bitter cold day in January 1741 Benedict Arnold was born. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become the most infamous villain in American history. But first, he would be one of the country’s greatest war heroes. Fearless in the line of fire, a genius at... Read more >
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The Notorious Benedict Arnold
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
Written by Steve Sheinkin, Read by Mark Bramhall
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449014974
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The Notorious Benedict Arnold
A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Written by Steve Sheinkin
Read by Mark Bramhall


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $22.50

On a bitter cold day in January 1741 Benedict Arnold was born. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become the most infamous villain in American history. But first, he would be one of the country’s greatest war heroes. Fearless in the line of fire, a genius at... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD.
Bill the Boy Wonder
Bill the Boy Wonder
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892896
Our Price: $17.95
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Bill the Boy Wonder
The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2012
Price: $17.95

Every Batman story is marked with the words "Batman created by Bob Kane." But that isn't the whole truth. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning. Bill helped invent Batman, from concept to costume to character. He dreamed up Batman's haunting origins and his colorful nemeses. Despite... Read more >
Monet Paints a Day
Monet Paints a Day
Written by Julie Danneberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892407
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Monet Paints a Day

Written by Julie Danneberg


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2012
Price: $15.95

In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called... Read more >
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