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The Fly on the Ceiling
Written by Julie Glass
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

Recognized as the father of analytic geometry, René Descartes was a French mathematician and philosopher. Kids will love this funny and very accessible tale - based on one of math's greatest myths - about the man who popularized the Cartesion system of coordinates.   Read More
 





Bear's Big Ideas
Written by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

Bear has a habit of waking up with a growling tummy. He also has the habit of thinking up big ideas. With the help of his friends, Buck and Moose, he builds a boat in the summer and then an ice shanty in the winter so they can fish and feast!... Read More
 





Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Walz
eBook

Francis Scott Key was a very busy man. He and his wife had 11 children. He was a lawyer and many people came to him for advice. But whenever he had a moment, he would jot down a line of poetry. He loved writing poems. When the War of 1812 broke...

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Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

Francis Scott Key was a very busy man. He and his wife had 11 children. He was a lawyer and many people came to him for advice. But whenever he had a moment, he would jot down a line of poetry. He loved writing poems. When the War of 1812 broke...

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Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Walz
eBook

It’s 1901 and Henry Ford wants to build a car that everyone can own. But first he needs the money to produce it. How will he get it? He enters a car race, of course! Readers will love this fast-paced, fact-based story!


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Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

It’s 1901 and Henry Ford wants to build a car that everyone can own. But first he needs the money to produce it. How will he get it? He enters a car race, of course! Readers will love this fast-paced, fact-based story! Read More
 





Listen Up!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

IT'S 1876 AND THE whole country is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States. The biggest party is in Philadelphia at the World's Fair, where the latest and greatest inventions are on display for all to see. Alexander Graham Bell is headed to the fair to demonstrate his invention -... Read More
 





Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out? Read More
 





Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
eBook

Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out? Read More
 





Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
eBook

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids... Read More
 





Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids... Read More
 





George Washington and the General's Dog
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first... Read More
 





George Washington and the General's Dog
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
eBook

Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first... Read More
 





George, Thomas, and Abe!
Written by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner
Illustrated by Richard Walz and Donald Cook
Trade Paperback

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
 





George, Thomas, and Abe!
Written by Frank Murphy and Martha Brenner
Illustrated by Richard Walz and Donald Cook
eBook

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
 





Thomas Jefferson's Feast
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
Trade Paperback

Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset... Read More
 





Thomas Jefferson's Feast
Written by Frank Murphy
Illustrated by Richard Walz
eBook

Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset... Read More
 

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