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Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Richard Walz

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...

A Spotlight for Harry

By: Eric A. Kimmel
illustrated by: Jim Madsen

Harry Weiss—later known as Harry Houdini—is enthralled when the circus comes to his Wisconsin town. He loves all the acts, but his favorites are the tightrope and the amazing trick where a...

Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race

By: Monical Kulling
illustrated by: Richard Walz

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,...


Basketball's Greatest Players

By: S. A. Kramer

Whose hands were so big he held the basketball like a grapefruit? Which center singlehandedly changed the way defense was played? From Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird...

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...


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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