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Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
Illustrated by: James Bernardin

Reading on your own This is the story of a skinny little boy with a funny name and how he became part of America’s history.In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn...

Basher Five-Two

By: Scott O'Grady

U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail,...

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...


Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by: James E. Ransome

The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne—a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished...

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of...

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia

By: Margaret Cousins

Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in...


Black Beauty

By: Anna Sewell

Black Beauty's story, as told by himself, is the fascinating tale of the life of a horse a hundred years ago, when horses were a part of daily life. Although his early colthood is happy, Black Beauty later...

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

By: Jessie Hartland
illustrated by: Jessie Hartland

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography.... Readers young and old will...

Boys of Steel

By: Marc Tyler Nobleman
illustrated by: Ross MacDonald

JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds...