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Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest

By: Joyce Milton
illustrated by: Bryn Barnard

What should you do if a gorilla charges right at you? Run away, climb a tree, or make a scary face? Find out the surprising answer and much more in this nonfiction book packed with amazing gorilla facts.  Step...

Dinosaur Days

By: Joyce Milton

Illus. in full color. Difficult dinosaur names are simplified with phonics.

The Random House Dinosaur Travel Guide

By: Kelly Milner-Halls
illustrated by: Luis Rey

Got a passion for paleo—or know someone who does? Then hit the road and travel to one of the dino-destinations featured in The Random House Dinosaur Travel Guide. From world-renowned paleontological...


Hear that Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World

By: Milton Meltzer

From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today’s high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vital forces in civilization. Focusing...

Inside The Alamo

By: Jim Murphy

Texas won its independence from Mexico with the battle cry “Remember the Alamo!” But just what exactly was the Alamo, and what happened there to change the history of the United States? This...

Ain't Gonna Study War No More

By: Milton Meltzer

The Story of America’s Peace SeekersWhile terrorists kill in pursuit of their goals, there are people whose goal is never to kill, no matter what the situation. Here, Milton Meltzer explores Americans’...


Quakes!

By: Catherine McMorrow
illustrated by: Stephen Marchesi

San Francisco. Los Angeles. Tokyo. Anchorage. These four cities have all been walloped by major earthquakes. One city was hit back in 1906, another as recently as 1994. No matter when a big earthquake...

FDR and the American Crisis

By: Albert Marrin

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.   Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt...

Thomas Paine

By: Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of...


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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

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How can two similar lives end up so differently? Wes Moore’s life started off well with two loving parents and a nice home. However, after the unexpected death of his father, Wes’s life...