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Meet Abraham Lincoln
Meet Abraham Lincoln
Written by Barbara Cary
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ISBN: 9780307786944
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Meet Abraham Lincoln

Written by Barbara Cary


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $4.99

This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.  


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Meet George Washington
Meet George Washington
Written by Joan Heilbroner
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ISBN: 9780307786951
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Meet George Washington

Written by Joan Heilbroner


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $4.99

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary hero.   Read more >
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The Watcher
The Watcher
Written by Jeanette Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375867743
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The Watcher
Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Written by Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $17.99

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to... Read more >
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The Watcher
The Watcher
Written by Jeanette Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
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ISBN: 9780375985836
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The Watcher
Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Written by Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $9.99

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to... Read more >
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The Watcher
The Watcher
Written by Jeanette Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375967740
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The Watcher
Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Written by Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $20.99

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to... Read more >
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Meet Thomas Jefferson
Meet Thomas Jefferson
Written by Marvin Barrett, Illustrated by Pat Fogarty
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ISBN: 9780307786968
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Meet Thomas Jefferson

Written by Marvin Barrett
Illustrated by Pat Fogarty


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $4.99

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and... Read more >
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"Scribbling Women"
"Scribbling Women"
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9781770492301
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"Scribbling Women"
True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Written by Marthe Jocelyn


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $10.99

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catchpole... Read more >
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The Lucy Man
The Lucy Man
Written by CAP Saucier, Foreword by Donald C. Johanson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616144333
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The Lucy Man
The Scientist Who Found the Most Famous Fossil Ever
Written by CAP Saucier
Foreword by Donald C. Johanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $16.00

This revealing biography, written for a younger audience of school-age children, describes Donald Johanson’s remarkable life and career. In 1974, Johanson discovered "Lucy" (Australopithecus afarensis)--the first skeleton of an upright-walking human ancestor that was mostly complete and well-preserved . Johanson went on to discover an entire group of Lucy’s species, called the... Read more >
"Scribbling Women"
"Scribbling Women"
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887769528
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"Scribbling Women"
True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Written by Marthe Jocelyn


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $19.95

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catchpole... Read more >
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The Boy on Fairfield Street
The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
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ISBN: 9780307554840
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The Boy on Fairfield Street

Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read more >
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Written by Candace Fleming
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375841989
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Written by Candace Fleming


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $19.99

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart.

In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and... Read more >
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Written by Candace Fleming
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ISBN: 9780375945984
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Written by Candace Fleming


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $21.99

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart.

In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and... Read more >
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The Beet Fields
The Beet Fields
Written by Gary Paulsen
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ISBN: 9780375873058
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The Beet Fields

Written by Gary Paulsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $7.99

For a 16-year-old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day's an education in the hard work and boredom of migrant labor; every day teaches him something more about friendship, or hunger, or profanity, or lust--always lust. He learns how a poker game, or hitching a ride... Read more >
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Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein
Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein
Written by Susan Goldman Rubin
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ISBN: 9781580893442
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Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein

Written by Susan Goldman Rubin


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

"Life without music is unthinkable."—Leonard Bernstein, Findings

When Lenny was two years old, his mother found that the only way to soothe her crying son was to turn on the Victrola. When his aunt passed on her piano to Lenny’s parents, the boy demanded lessons. When Lenny went to school, he had... Read more >
Wheels of Change
Wheels of Change
Written by Sue Macy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307614
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Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Written by Sue Macy


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $18.95

NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young Adults

SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011

Amelia Bloomer List

Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and... Read more >
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Wheels of Change
Wheels of Change
Written by Sue Macy
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ISBN: 9781426307621
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Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Written by Sue Macy


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 96 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $27.90

NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young Adults

SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011

Amelia Bloomer List

Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and... 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
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375857164
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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: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $17.99

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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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by James T. de Kay
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ISBN: 9780307772176
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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by James T. de Kay


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $4.99

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional dynamic photos. Reading level: 2.2.  


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The Kidnapped Prince
The Kidnapped Prince
Written by Ann Cameron
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ISBN: 9780307770226
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The Kidnapped Prince
The Life of Olaudah Equiano
Written by Ann Cameron


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $5.99

Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron... Read more >
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Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
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ISBN: 9780375835278
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Illustrated by Loren Long


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $17.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
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ISBN: 9780375983290
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Illustrated by Loren Long


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $10.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
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ISBN: 9780375935275
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Illustrated by Loren Long


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $20.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
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Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Read by Andre Braugher
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307917201
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Read by Andre Braugher


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $2.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Written by Condoleezza Rice
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ISBN: 9780375896132
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me

Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $7.99

In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.
Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham, Alabama, where black people lived in a segregated parallel universe to their white neighbors. She grew up during the violent... Read more >
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Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Written by John Bul Dau
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307089
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Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
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