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The Trail of Tears

By: Joseph Bruchac
illustrated by: Diana Magnuson

In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal....

Prehistoric Monsters!

By: Dr. Robert T. Bakker
Illustrated by: Luis V. Rey

A super-simple introduction to prehistoric animals, from the first weird and wonderful life forms on Earth to the earliest Ice Age humans–and much, much more.

The Battle of Nashville

By: Benson Bobrick

A dynamic Civil War book with a fresh angle from an award-winning writer.  Bobrick profiles General George H. Thomas, an overlooked scion of the Civil War, and shows the military choices that saved...


The Champ

By: Tonya Bolden
illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie

Muhammad Ali is one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local...

Wild Cats

By: Mary Batten
illustrated by: Michael Langham Rowe

They roar. They claw. They stalk. They pounce. The wild cats of the world are beautiful, but also deadly. From ferocious lions, speedy cheetahs, and cagey tigers to unusual sand cats and clouded leopards,...

Flags of Our Fathers

By: James Bradley with Ron Powers

New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag...


Dolphins!

By: Sharon Bokoske

Illus. in full color. Chock-full of information about the most sensitive, intelligent, and friendly of large aquatic creatures, Dolphins! should fare swimmingly with kids who read about whales and sharks....

Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History

By: Bryn Barnard

“An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe.” —The Wall Street Journal   Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe?...

Flags of Our Fathers

By: James Bradley and Ron Powers
Adapted by: Michael French

Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the...


Resources

The Genius of Islam

By: Bryn Barnard

Book Talk
Do you know which society was the first to mass-produce paper?  What about who the first people to turn numbers into the symbols we use now?  By the sixteenth century, the Islamic religion...