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Meet Christopher Columbus

By: James T. de Kay
illustrated by: John Edens

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. Hewanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a sailor!...

Tut's Mummy

By: Judy Donnelly

Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about...

The Landing of the Pilgrims

By: James Daugherty

In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the...


Discovery in the Cave

By: Mark Dubowski
illustrated by: Bryn Barnard

This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog...

Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: James T. deKay

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and...

Pompeii...Buried Alive!

By: Edith Kunhardt

Illus. in full color. "The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life...


What the World Eats

By: Faith D'Aluisio

Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries...

Moonwalk

By: Judy Donnelly

Illus. in full color & full-color photos. "The story of Apollo II's historic flight, from lift-off, through 'The Eagle has landed,' to splashdown and quarantine. Donnelly does a good job of setting...

The Titanic: Lost and Found

By: Donnelly

Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea...



Resources

The Winter War: A Novel

By: William Durbin

BOOK TALK
 
You wouldn't think that surviving polio and learning to walk again would be easy, but compared to defending your home from invading Russians, anything else seems easy. In the...