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Joan of Arc

By: Nancy Wilson Ross

In the early 15th century, France was in turmoil. The country had been at war for years, and it had no king. Out of the chaos came Joan of Arc. No one knows how Joan, a poor farm girl, was able to command...

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

By: Barb Rosenstock
illustrated by: Mary GrandPre

A Caldecott Honor BookVasya 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 to art classes,...


By: Michelle Roehm McCann

Why am I still alive? Why was I spared?One night in 1944, Luba Tryszynska’s questions were answered when she found fifty-four children abandoned behind the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. Luba...

The Story of Sacajawea

By: Della Rowland

As a young girl, Sacajawea was separated from her family when she was captured by a band of Minnetaree warriors and taken to be their slave. Several years later, she was bought by a French fur trader to...

Art Against the Odds

By: Susan Goldman Rubin

A fascinating exploration of the healing power of art.Children and adults alike find comfort in making things, but never has the act of creating been so poignant as when it is done during times of duress,...

The Prince Who Ran Away

By: Anne Rockwell
illustrated by: Fahimeh Amiri

On a night more than two thousand years ago, a prince was born in India. He could have been the most powerful rajah in all the world. But instead, the prince chose to become a common beggar, seeking a...

For the Love of Music

By: by Elizabeth Rusch
paintings by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

By the time she was 12, she was considered one of the finest pianists in Europe, but today few people know her name. Maria Mozart, like her famous brother Wolfgang, was a musical prodigy. The talented...

Only Passing Through

By: Anne Rockwell
illustrated by: Gregory Christie

A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices.Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery....

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...