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Dactyls! Dragons of the Air

By: Dr. Robert T. Bakker
illustrated by: Luis Rey

Dactyls. Flying Dragons. Pterodactylus. Whatever you call them, they are simply wonderful! Renowned paleontologist Dr. Robert T. Bakker explains how scientists observe fossils and living animals to determine...

Maximum Triceratops

By: Dr. Robert T. Bakker
illustrated by: Luis Rey

Tyrannosaurus rex was the biggest, baddest bone-crunchingest meat-eater of its time, right? And every other dinosaur was afraid of it, right? Wrong! There was one animal that scared even the mighty T....

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,...


Hungry Plants

By: Mary Batten

This book offers readers a bug’s-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the “jaws” of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate...

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...

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: The Story of Muhammad Ali

By: Tonya Bolden
illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie

An engaging look at life and legacy of Muhammad Ali for readers of all ages Muhammad Ali was one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From...


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...