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My Name Is James Madison Hemings

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Terry Widener

A New York Times Notable Book A powerful historical picture book about the child of founding father Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved Sally Hemings.In an evocative first-person account accompanied...

Sky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Gene Barretta

This fascinating Step 3 History Reader describes the invention of the first Ferris wheel—an engineering marvel. The 1893 World’s Fair organizers wanted something big to draw people to Chicago...

Dog on Board

By: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Jeffrey Young
illustrated by: William Munoz

Have you ever met a dog who could ride the bus all by herself? Eclipse can, and her story went viral, catapulting her to national stardom. Now see the world through her eyes in this delightful photographic...


Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World

By: Rachel Swaby

Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace. These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential...

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Boris Kulikov

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.**Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!**   Louis Braille was just...

My Book About Christmas by ME, Myself

By: Dr. Seuss

A book that kids can write (and draw) about their favorite holiday traditions—with a little help from Dr. Seuss!   This hardcover collectible activity book based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas!...


Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Edel Rodriguez

A moving biography of the late Leonard Nimoy, the iconic Spock from Star Trek, whose story exemplifies the American experience and the power of pursuing your dreams.“A wonderful new biography of...

Miss Paul and the President

By: Dean Robbins
illustrated by: Nancy Zhang

"Robbins makes clear for a quite young audience through both main narration and endnote that there were very specific obstacles that had to be overcome to extend the vote to women, and winning the endorsement...

Sparky (Dog Diaries Special Edition)

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

In this Dog Diaries–meets–Horse Diaries Special Crossover Edition, a no-nonsense fire dog meets her match in the biggest, hottest flames Chicago has ever seen—and a rescue horse with...