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The Encyclopedia of Preserved People

By: Natalie Jane Prior

Preserved people can tell us things that skeletons can't-hairstyles and tattoos can tell us what people looked like, full stomachs can tell us what thev ate, and autopsies can reveal what diseases they...

Joan of Arc

By: Josephine Poole, illustrated by Angela Barrett

Now in paperback, the enthralling true story of Joan of Arc told in the voice of a gifted storyteller, with sumptuous illustrations.


By: Lucille Recht Penner
illustrated by: David Wenzel

How the Revolutionary War BeganThe American colonists were fed up with British law. They refused to buy English goods. They formed a militia of tradesmen and farmers ready to fight at a moment’s...

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

By: Elizabeth Payne

For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic...

The Time Hackers

By: Gary Paulsen

You ever open your locker and find that some joker has left something really weird inside?Seventh-grader Dorso Clayman opens his locker door to find a dead body.Thirty seconds later it disappears. It’s...

Westward Ho!

By: Lucille Recht Penner
illustrated by: Bryn Barnard

The Story of the PioneersLewis and Clark. Daniel Boone. Davy Crockett. These are all famous American pioneers. But not all pioneers became famous. Many were just ordinary people with extraordinary courage...

Westward Ho!: The Story of the Pioneers

By: Lucille Recht Penner

Danniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Johnny Appleseed, the Gold Rush, the Pony Express--every spread in this beautiful book offers arresting images of famous stories about the epic westward expansion of the...

The Statue of Liberty

By: Lucille Recht Penner

Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and all-new photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted,...

Death and the Arrow

By: Chris Priestley

Fifteen-year-old Tom Marlowe, and the rest of London, is fascinated by a string of murders: People are being killed with arrows shot from above, and each victim has a “Death and Arrow” card...