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Weeds in Bloom

By: Robert Newton Peck

With over 60 books published, including the breathtaking A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has had an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique as he is, Peck tells his story...

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers

By: Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen brings his love and knowledge of the sport of Iditarod racing to readers in this memoir about the life of a litter of pups who are born to pull sleds across the snowy frontier–and the...

Joan of Arc

By: Josephine Poole, illustrated by Angela Barrett

Now in paperback, the enthralling true story of Joan of Arc told in the voice of a gifted storyteller, with sumptuous illustrations.


Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

By: Alicia Potter
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

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 a panda. ...

Guts

By: Gary Paulsen

Guess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. In Guts, Gary tells the real stories behind the Brian books, the stories of the adventures that inspired him to write Brian Robeson's story: working...

Amelia Earhart

By: John Parlin

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. "When she was eight years old, Amelia Earhart built a roller coaster and "flew" through the air.  She loved to watch daredevil...


The Legend of Bass Reeves

By: Gary Paulsen

Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West.Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent...

Caught by the Sea

By: Gary Paulsen

Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.But what?Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance...

My Life in Dog Years

By: Gary Paulsen
with drawings by: Ruth Wright Paulsen

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious...


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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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