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Tillie the Terrible Swede

By: Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by: Sarah McMenemy

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles...

Dangerous Planet

By: Bryn Barnard
illustrated by: the author

Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these...

A Plague Year

By: Edward Bloor

It starts small, with petty thefts of cleaning supplies and Sudafed from the supermarket where Tom works. But the plague picks up speed, tearing through his town with a ferocity and velocity that surprises...


George, Thomas, and Abe!

By: Frank Murphy, Martha Brenner
illustrated by: Richard Walz, Donald Cook

This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the...

Growing Up Muslim

By: Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet,...

The Star-Spangled Banner

By: Peter Spier

Due to careful research, Spier's artwork depicts "the dawn's early light" and "the rocket's red glare" with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights:...


A Passion for Victory

By: Benson Bobrick

From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas...

I, Galileo

By: Bonnie Christensen

Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly,...

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #11: American Revolution

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it...