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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 Horn for Louis

By: Eric A. Kimmel

Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real horn. He didn’t even go to school. To help his mother pay the rent, Louis had a job. Every day he rode a junk wagon through the streets of...

A Horn for Louis

By: Eric A. Kimmel

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?  Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn’t even go to school. To help...

John Henry: An American Legend

By: Ezra Jack Keats

Illus. in full color. The Caldecott Medalist's powerful classic is now reissued in a handsome paperback edition, as well as a library edition.

A Picture for Marc

By: Eric A. Kimmel
illustrated by: Matthew Trueman

GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn't know what art is. He doesn't even know what drawing is until one of hisschoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries...

The Story of Hanukkah

By: Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Linda Dockey Graves

Elmo's Little Dreidel (Sesame Street)

By: Naomi Kleinberg
illustrated by: Christopher Moroney

What's a dreidel? Elmo wants to know! He finds out as he celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with a friend's family. He watches Gil, Susie, and their parents light the menorah and joins in as they...


By: Eric Kimmel
illustrated by: Jon Goodell

“The most imaginative Hannukah tale of the season.”—Publishers WeeklyOn the first night of Hanukkah, two tricky devils arrive in the town of Brisk to cause mischief. They use a magic...


Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Mountains Beyond Mountains introduces Dr. Paul Farmer, a remarkable man who spends his time treating the illnesses of the poor and disenfranchised.  Working in impossible circumstances,...