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Shark Life

By: Peter Benchley

In this riveting true adventure tale and informative guide to the sea, master storyteller Peter Benchley drew on more than four decades of diving experience to bring us face-to-face with the array of sharks...

Shooting Stars: The Women of Pro Basketball

By: Bill Gutman

Professional basketball isn't just for guys anymore - women's pro basketball "has taken off like a rocket" (The New York Times). Shooting Stars introduces young fans to the history of the women's...

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Boris Kulikov

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.   Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was...


Sky High

By: Marissa Moss

When I was little, something special happened every Sunday. Other families went to baseball games or the movies, but not mine . . . We went to watch the airplanes. . . . Maggie dreamed of flying--just...

Something for Joey

By: Richard Peck

Together, they won college football's highest award.This is a true, memorable, compassionate story of courage and love between two brothers. In 1973, while John Cappelletti was winning the Heisman Trophy...

Sparky (Dog Diaries Special Edition)

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

In this Dog Diaries–meets–Horse Diaries Special Crossover Edition, a no-nonsense fire dog meets her match in the biggest, hottest flames Chicago has ever seen—and a rescue horse with...


Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

By: Jessie Hartland

Whether they’ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson’s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator’s...

Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By: Megan Stine
illustrated by: Marcy Dunn Ramsey

When Laura Ingalls Wilder was a little girl in the late 1800's, her family moved nine times in three years. The Wilders faced great hardships on the prairie. The crops they planted were destroyed by grasshoppers....

Strong Man

By: Meghan McCarthy

He could tear phone books in half, bend iron bars into giant Us, and pull a 145,000-pound train with his bare hands. But Charles Atlas wasn't always one of America's most famous strong men. Once upon a...