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Commander in Cheese #3: Have a Mice Flight!

By: Lindsey Leavitt
illustrated by: AG Ford

If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because Ava and Dean and the rest of their family live in the White House.  ...

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...

One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote

By: Bonnie Worth
illustrated by: Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu

The Cat in the Hat looks at how we vote, why we vote, and who we vote for!   In simple rhyme, the Cat in the Hat introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting—with a focus on...


Grover Cleveland, Again!

By: Ken Burns
illustrated by: Gerald Kelley

The instant New York Times bestseller!A gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns.   This special treasury from...

Your Presidential Fantasy Dream Team

By: Daniel O'Brien
illustrated by: Winston Rowntree

Fans of How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous and Kid Presidents can draft their own presidential fantasy team, based on these hilarious-but-true profiles of our past leaders.   What...

Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President

By: Suzy Capozzi
illustrated by: Nicole Tadgell

This Step 4 leveled reader about Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Prize–winning activist for racial equality in South Africa, is as spellbinding a biography as you can find. His journey from student to...


Commander in Cheese #1: The Big Move

By: Lindsey Leavitt
illustrated by: AG Ford

Imagine The Borrowers in the White House! This fun new chapter book series follows a family of mice as a new president moves into their home!    If you are a mouse, then you might know...

Commander in Cheese #2: Oval Office Escape

By: Lindsey Leavitt
illustrated by: AG Ford

Is the White House big enough for a family of mice . . . and a C-A-T?   If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because...

How Not to Run for Class President

By: Catherine A. Hapka
illustrated by: Debbie Palen

Looking for a fun, light introduction to the campaign process? Join the brothers from the How Not to . . . series as they navigate a class election! Third grader Will couldn’t care less about boring...


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Mountains Beyond Mountains Educator’s Guide

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

From Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Truck Full of Money, and adapted by Michael French comes this captivating and critically acclaimed young adult adaptation of the nonfiction edition...

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I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

By: Martin Luther King, Jr.
illustrated by: Kadir Nelson

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition...

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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,...


The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

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What would your life story be if Death was the narrator? Looking back, Leisel Meminger's story is simple, really--foster child, reader, thief. But it is also complex. Living under Nazi rule...

Capital Mysteries

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Liza Woodruff

It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!
 
Who Cloned the President?
 
In the first book of the Capital Mysteries—an...

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Crow

By: Barbara Wright

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Landmark Biographies

When Christopher Columbus was young, he worked for his father making cloth. But he did not want to be a cloth-maker all his life. He
wanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a...

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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

By: Candace Fleming

The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history...

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Counting on Grace

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker,...

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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

Book Talk
 
Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...

As Good as Anybody

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

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Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

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