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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
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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 >
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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: 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
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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
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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
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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 >
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Bill the Boy Wonder
Bill the Boy Wonder
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Ty Templeton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892896
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Bill the Boy Wonder
The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Illustrated by Ty Templeton


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, Illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892407
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Monet Paints a Day

Written by Julie Danneberg
Illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl


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 >
Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House
Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House
Written by Julia Moberg, Illustrated by Jeff Albrecht Studios
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781936140794
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Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House

Written by Julia Moberg
Illustrated by Jeff Albrecht Studios


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2012
Price: $14.95

This inside look at the White House's animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each commander-in-chief's pets, accompanied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh-out-loud cartoon art. John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs. Andrew Jackson... Read more >
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Written by Anna Harwell Celenza, Illustrated by Joann E. Kitchel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570916373
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Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Written by Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrated by Joann E. Kitchel


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2012
Price: $19.95

In eighteenth-century Venice, Italy, the finest musical performances are heard at an orphanage called the Ospedale della Pieta. Hidden from the audience is an orchestra of young orphan girls, some with physical disabilities and illnesses.

Padre Antonio Vivaldi, their music teacher, is inspired by the talented and determined young girls. When Vivaldi... Read more >
White House Kids
White House Kids
Written by Joe Rhatigan, Illustrated by Jay Shin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781936140800
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White House Kids

Written by Joe Rhatigan
Illustrated by Jay Shin


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2012
Price: $14.95

Living in America's most famous residence might seem glamorous at first--it's the most fun place any kid could live! There's a bowling alley in the basement, chefs are always available to prepare whatever you're craving, and sometimes presidential aides will even help you with your homework! But life isn't always easy... Read more >
Chicharito
Chicharito
Written by Charles Samuel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802453
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Chicharito
La historia de Javier Hernandez
Written by Charles Samuel


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.00

“El día más feliz de mi vida fue cuando me hicieron parte del equipo nacional mexicano”.
 
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández es sin duda una de los mejores jugadores del fútbol mundial. Estrella del Manchester United —el primer mexicano en la historia del famoso equipo inglés— y del equipo nacional, “Chicharito” es admirado... Read more >
I, Galileo
I, Galileo
Written by Bonnie Christensen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375867538
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I, Galileo

Written by Bonnie Christensen


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.99

Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the... Read more >
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I, Galileo
I, Galileo
Written by Bonnie Christensen
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ISBN: 9780307974402
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I, Galileo

Written by Bonnie Christensen


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $10.99

Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the... Read more >
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I, Galileo
I, Galileo
Written by Bonnie Christensen
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ISBN: 9780375967535
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I, Galileo

Written by Bonnie Christensen


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $20.99

Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the... Read more >
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Written by Jessie Hartland, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375969447
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Written by Jessie Hartland
Illustrated by Jessie Hartland


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $20.99

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography... Readers young and old will devour this fete pour les yeux."

Follow Julia Child—chef, author, and television personality—from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as... Read more >
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Written by Jessie Hartland, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375869440
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Written by Jessie Hartland
Illustrated by Jessie Hartland


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $17.99

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography... Readers young and old will devour this fete pour les yeux."

Follow Julia Child—chef, author, and television personality—from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as... Read more >
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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Written by Dan Yaccarino
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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
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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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Meet Christopher Columbus
Meet Christopher Columbus
Written by James T. de Kay, Illustrated by John Edens
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307814944
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Meet Christopher Columbus

Written by James T. de Kay
Illustrated by John Edens


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $4.99

Schoolchildren will be fascinated by this clear account of Columbus's voyages and his encounters with storms, Indians, and political intrigue.  A map of the world in Columbus's time and a detailed drawing of the Santa Maria add depth to this exciting, real-life adventure tale.  


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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Master of Deceit
Master of Deceit
Written by Marc Aronson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763650254
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Master of Deceit
J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies
Written by Marc Aronson


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $25.99

A fascinating and timely biography of J. Edgar Hoover from a Sibert Medalist.

"King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation."
Dr. Martin Luther King received... Read more >
The Fairy Ring
The Fairy Ring
Written by Mary Losure
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763656706
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The Fairy Ring
Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World
Written by Mary Losure


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $16.99

The enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies, and another with a gift for art, who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended up fooling the world.

Frances was nine when she first saw the fairies. They were tiny men, dressed all in green. Nobody but Frances... Read more >
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Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
Written by Alicia Potter, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375844485
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Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

Written by Alicia Potter
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $16.99

In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear.  Not many people in the world had.

But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for a panda.  She knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. Impossible, even.  But she intended to... Read more >
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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Teen Angst? Naaah . . .
Teen Angst? Naaah . . .
Written by Ned Vizzini
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307815545
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Teen Angst? Naaah . . .

Written by Ned Vizzini


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 29, 2012
Price: $7.99

The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at.” —Ned Vizzini
 
Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? Naaah . . .  invites you into Ned’s... Read more >
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