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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385741675
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


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

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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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375986703
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $7.99

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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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375990182
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


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

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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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: $7.99

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 >
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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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Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Written by Jason Quinn, Illustrated by Amit Tayal
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380028767
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Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
Campfire Biography-Heroes Line
Written by Jason Quinn
Illustrated by Amit Tayal


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iCon! Steve Jobs and his inventions changed the world we live in. His extraordinary life story is brimming with passion, innovation and creative genius. Share his triumphs and failures, as we journey from his birth and his adoption, through the advent of the computer age and... Read more >
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
Our Price: $7.99
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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
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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, 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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