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A Boy Named FDR

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book...

A Christmas Memory

By: Truman Capote
illustrated by: Beth Peck

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately...

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor BookWinner of the Schneider Family Book AwardAn ALA-ALSC Notable Children's BookWinner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for ChildrenAs a child in the late...


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...

A Volcano Beneath the Snow

By: Albert Marrin

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's...

Abe Lincoln

By: Sterling North

Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family on the American frontier. He was a hard worker, but he wanted more than a farmer’s life. As he learned about the issues of his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker...


Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix

This ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and Booklist Editors' Choice is an ingenious historical fiction picture book about the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It’s a tale of...

Abe Lincoln's Hat

By: Martha Brenner
Illustrated by: Donald Cook

Illus. in full color. Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and...

Albie's First Word

By: Jacqueline Tourville
illustrated by: Wynne Evans

Here’s a beautiful historical fiction picture book—perfect for the Common Core—that provides a rare glimpse into the early childhood of Albert Einstein, the world’s most famous...


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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

By: Jen Bryant
Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction...

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Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...