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What Was Ellis Island? (What Was...)
What Was Ellis Island? (What Was...)
by Patricia Brennan Demuth
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On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after... (read more)

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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
by Leon Leyson
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Even in the darkest of times—especially in the darkest of times—there is room for strength and bravery. A remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list. Leon... (read more)

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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
by Leon Leyson
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and#8220;Much like andlt;Iandgt;The Boy In the Striped Pajamasandlt;/Iandgt; or andlt;Iandgt;The Book Thiefandlt;/Iandgt;,and#8221; this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindlerand#8217... (read more)

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Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin
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Fort Breendonk was built in the early 1900s to protect Antwerp, Belgium, from possible German invasion.and#160;Damaged at the start ofand#160;World War I, it fell into disrepair . . . until the Nazis took it over after their invasion of Belgium in 1940... (read more)

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The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp
The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp
by James M. Deem
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Christina Rose has believed in ghosts ever since she saw one as a child. Now that her family has moved to a supposedly haunted house, she's ready to do some ghost hunting and forms a club with her brother and the boy next door.... (read more)

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Woolly Mammoth: Packed with Ice-Aged Facts!
Woolly Mammoth: Packed with Ice-Aged Facts!
by Mick Manning
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Have you ever wondered what life was like for the Woolly Mammoth? It was very hard! These kings of the elephant race faced the harsh Ice Age climate and the threat of natural predators - none more terrifying than Man and his merciless spear Includes an... (read more)

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London Through Time (Cities Unfolded)
London Through Time (Cities Unfolded)
by Nick (ilt) Maland
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Follow one girl and boy on their adventure down a London street as they journey through time. As you open this concertina format, a continuous street scene unfolds, each of the panels takes you back to a different point in our capital's past. An key... (read more)

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World War II: Step Into the Action and Behind Enemy Lines from Hitler's Rise to Japan's Surrender (Fact Atlas)
World War II: Step Into the Action and Behind Enemy Lines from Hitler's Rise to Japan's Surrender (Fact Atlas)
by Stuart A. P. Murray
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The Fact Atlas series offers an age-appropriate overview of the historic and world-changing events of World War II, covering everything from the rise of Hitler and Nazism to the tragedy of the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Readers will be... (read more)

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Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
by Doreen Rappaport
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In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust. Under the noses of the military, Georges Loinger smuggles thousands of children out of... (read more)

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The Move to Global War: Ib History Course Book: Oxford Ib Diploma Program (Ib Diploma Program)
The Move to Global War: Ib History Course Book: Oxford Ib Diploma Program (Ib Diploma Program)
by Joanna Thomas
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Drive critical, engaged historical learning. Helping learners more deeply understand historical concepts, the student-centred approach of this new Course Book enables broader, big picture understanding. Developed directly with the IB and fully supporting... (read more)

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If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon
If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon
by Ellen Levine
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If you traveled west in a covered wagon --Would you ride in the wagon for the whole trip? --How would you cross rivers when there were no bridges? --Without road signs, how would you know where you were? This book tells you what it was like to be a... (read more)

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Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food
Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food
by Eric Schlosser
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Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldnand#8217;t survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonaldand#8217;s? Itand#8217;s true. In fact, one out of every three toys given... (read more)

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Here I Am
Here I Am
by Patti Kim
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"In a nearly wordless picture book, Kim and Sanchez examine the difficulties, adjustments, and eventual triumphs that accompany one boy's transition from an unspecified Asian nation to New York City with his family. The book's very wordlessness... (read more)

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Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories
Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories
by Ronald J. Drez
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Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Step Into Reading: A Step 3 Book)
Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Step Into Reading: A Step 3 Book)
by Shirley-raye Redmond
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Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
by Stewart Ross
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Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys. Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil... (read more)

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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
by Marc Aronson
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Itandrsquo;s no surprise that sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has since come to dominate our appetitesandmdash;whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, or even pasta... (read more)

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What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? (What Was...)
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? (What Was...)
by Judith St George
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"Strike and#150; youand#8217;re out!" "Heand#8217;s safe!" "Homerun!" Every October, millions of baseball fans around the country anxiously wait to see which team wins baseball's biggest championship. and#160;But the original games of the 1900s hardly... (read more)

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What Was Pearl Harbor? (What Was...)
What Was Pearl Harbor? (What Was...)
by Patricia Brennan Demuth
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A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died... (read more)

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What Is the Panama Canal? (What Was...)
What Is the Panama Canal? (What Was...)
by Janet B. Pascal
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In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking andquot;forty-niners!andquot; With black-and white illustrations... (read more)

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