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Ishi, the Last of His Tribe

By: Theodora Kroeber

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Frozen in Time

By: Mark Kurlansky

Nonfiction for kids interested in science, biography, and early entrepreneurs, this work explores the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry and changed the...

To the Top!

By: Climbing the World's Highest Mountain

Illus. in full color. Here is the gripping story of Hillary and Norgay's perilous ascent of Mount Everest as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had...


Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets

By: Kathleen Krull
illustrated by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening...

The Boy Who Invented TV

By: Kathleen Krull
illustrated by: Greg Couch

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.”...

Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Teresa Flavin

An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in...


To the Top!

By: Sydelle Kramer

Illus. in full color. Here is the gripping story of Hillary and Norgay's perilous ascent of Mount Everest as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had...

Chewing the Cud

By: Dick King-Smith

A candid and very funny memoir from beloved children’s book author Dick King-Smith.Before he was a children’s book author, Dick King-Smith was a soldier, a farmer, a salesman, a factory worker,...

Basketball's Greatest Players

By: S. A. Kramer

From Larry Bird and Michael Jordan to the hottest new legends such as LeBron James, this Step 5 Step into Reading early reader offers tons of facts about the best players in the game, what they were best...


Resources

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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