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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...

A Heart Divided

By: Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld

Is the Confederate battle flag a racist symbol—or a proud reminder of Southern heritage? When Kate’s liberal-minded family moves from the suburbs of New York City to a small town near Nashville,...

First to Fly

By: Peter Busby
illustrated by: David Craig

It started with a toy. As boys, Wilbur and Orville Wright loved making their helicopter fly. As adults, the brothers made their living taking things apart and putting them together again: printing presses,...


In New York

By: Marc Brown

Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York, he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From...

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 Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl...


FDR's Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932-1939

By: Tonya Bolden

FDR’S New Deal, which followed the 1929 stock market crash, was a hugely influential moment in the history of the United States, encompassing everything from the arts to finance, labor to legislation,...

33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History

By: Edited by Tonya Bolden

Here’s the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women,...

The Look-It-up Book of Presidents

By: Wyatt Blassingame

Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential...