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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
by Gene Barretta
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What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, youd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight... (read more)

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I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World)
I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World)
by Brad Meltzer
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We can all be heroes. Thats the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.   “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,”... (read more)

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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
by Jon Scieszka
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How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV... (read more)

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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis... (read more)

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Who Was Steve Jobs? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Steve Jobs? (Who Was...?)
by Pam Pollack
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Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and... (read more)

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Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was...?)
by Roberta Edwards
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A life in the wild! Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about... (read more)

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Who Is Neil Armstrong? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Neil Armstrong? (Who Was...?)
by Roberta Edwards
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a ?giant leap for mankind.? This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for... (read more)

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Who Was...?)
by Janet Pascal
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Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the... (read more)

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I Am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World)
I Am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World)
by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos
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We can all be heroes. Thats the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad... (read more)

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Who Was Queen Victoria? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Queen Victoria? (Who Was...?)
by Jim Gigliotti
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Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.  But Victoria was raised under close supervision and... (read more)

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Who Was Albert Einstein?
Who Was Albert Einstein?
by Jess M. Brallier
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Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story... (read more)

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Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
by Roberta Edwards
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Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities... (read more)

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Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was...?)
by Whitney Stewart
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Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family?s white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri... (read more)

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Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists (Sharing Nature with Children Book)
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists (Sharing Nature with Children Book)
by Jeannine Atkins
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The six women portrayed in this book--Maria Merian (b. 1647), Anna Comstock (b. 1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b. 1907), Rachel Carson (b. 1907), Miriam Rothschild (b. 1908) and Jane Goodall (b. 1934)--all grew up to become award-winning scientists, writers... (read more)

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Who Was William Shakespeare? (Who Was...?)
Who Was William Shakespeare? (Who Was...?)
by Celeste Davidson Mannis
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The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made... (read more)

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Who Was Sally Ride? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Sally Ride? (Who Was...?)
by Megan Stine
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a ?giant leap for mankind.? This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for... (read more)

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Who Was Mark Twain? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Mark Twain? (Who Was...?)
by April Jones Prince
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in... (read more)

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
by Michelle Markel
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From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography includes a... (read more)

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U.S. Presidents (Ken Jennings Junior Genius Guides)
U.S. Presidents (Ken Jennings Junior Genius Guides)
by Ken Jennings
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Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from andlt;Iandgt;Jeopardy! andlt;/Iandgt;champ and andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling author Ken Jennings.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;With this book about U.S. Presidents... (read more)

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Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Who Was...?)
by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough
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Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she... (read more)

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