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Independence Cake

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: Giselle Potter

Celebrate American independence with this delightful picture book as you travel to Revolutionary America and meet the amazing Amelia Simmons: mother's helper, baker of delectable cakes, and soon-to-be...

Girl Rising

By: Tanya Lee Stone, in association with Girl Rising

A gorgeous, full-color oversized book about educating girls across the world inspired by the documentary that Entertainment Weekly says “every mother, sister, daughter, should see, as well as the...

Alexander Hamilton: From Orphan to Founding Father

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Valerio Fabbretti

Fans of the Broadway musical Hamilton and American history lovers will want to share this illustrated biography of Alexander Hamilton with their young readers. Did you know that one of our Founding...


Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: C. F. Payne

The ONLY nonfiction picture book about New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time.   From award-winning author Jonah Winter and #1 New York Times bestselling...

Happy Birthday to Me! By ME, Myself

By: Dr. Seuss

A book that kids can write (and draw) about their birthday—with a little help from Dr. Seuss!   This hardcover collectible activity book based on Happy Birthday to You! has the easy-to-read...

Dan and Phil Go Outside: Enhanced Edition

By: Dan Howell and Phil Lester

YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were just two awkward guys who shared their lives on the Internet…until now.   This enhanced ebook edition is perfect...


Dan and Phil Go Outside

By: Dan Howell and Phil Lester

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were just two awkward guys who shared their lives on the Internet…until...

Zayn

By: Zayn

The first and only official book from ZAYN. Global superstar ZAYN shares a photographic journey of his life since leaving One Direction."This book is my diary of a period that I would like to share with...

My Little Golden Book About George Washington

By: Lori Haskins Houran
illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli

In this lyrical book, George Washington comes alive for preschoolers.   Bright, appealing artwork and simple text introduces the youngest readers to our first president with engaging anecdotes, beginning...


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Emmanuel’s Dream Poster and Activity Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Laurie Ann Thompson
Guide prepared by: Colleen Carroll

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa,...

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The Noisy Paint Box Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Barb Rosenstock

A Caldecott Honor Book

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him...

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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction...

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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army...

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Picture Book Biography Brochure

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...

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Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...


The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

By: Dan Yaccarino

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Landmark Biographies

When Christopher Columbus was young, he worked for his father making cloth. But he did not want to be a cloth-maker all his life. He
wanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a...

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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

By: Candace Fleming

The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook...

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Picture Book Biographies Flash Cards

By: Kathleen Krull
illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes

KATHLEEN KRULL’S LIVELY text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an...

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Biographies Behind the Scenes


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