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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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Abraham Lincoln (In Their Own Words)
Abraham Lincoln (In Their Own Words)
by George Sullivan
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From the inspiring yet straightforward words of Abraham Lincoln, the story of a man who went to school for no more than one year, lost two elections, and then went to lead our nation through the hardest of times, is told. Through speeches, writings, and... (read more)

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Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
by James Mcmullan
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"It is this dreamlike quality of my memories that I wanted to capture in some way in the paintings that accompany the text--to suggest in the images that the events occurred a long time ago in a simpler yet more exotic world, and that the players in that... (read more)

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
by Jan Pinborough
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Once upon a time, American children couldnt borrow library books. Reading wasnt all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first childrens room at... (read more)

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Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was...?)
by Gare Thompson
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You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her... (read more)

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Who Was Harry Houdini? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Harry Houdini? (Who Was...?)
by Tui Sutherland
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Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hersheys life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard.  Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the... (read more)

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Who Is Steven Spielberg? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Steven Spielberg? (Who Was...?)
by Stephanie Spinner
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While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles.  He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with epic blockbusters. He has directed four... (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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Me... Jane
Me... Jane
by Patrick McDonnell
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In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of a life living... (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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Sitting Bull (In Their Own Words)
Sitting Bull (In Their Own Words)
by Connie Roop
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In Their Own Words: Sitting Bull tells the exciting story of Sitting Bull's life using real drawings, letters, and speeches from him and from his friends and family. A warrior I have been. / Now, it is all over. / A hard time I have. With these words... (read more)

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A Valuetales Treasury: Stories for Growing Good People
A Valuetales Treasury: Stories for Growing Good People
by Spencer Johnson
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Growing Good People One Story at a Time Before #1 New York Times megabestselling author Spencer Johnson wrote Who Moved My Cheese? and Peaks and Valleys, he created ValueTales ®, a series of storybooks that encouraged children to grasp important... (read more)

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Who Is J.K. Rowling? (Who Was...?)
Who Is J.K. Rowling? (Who Was...?)
by Pam Pollack
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Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator! In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately... (read more)

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Bon Appetit! the Delicious Life of Julia Child
Bon Appetit! the Delicious Life of Julia Child
by Jessie Hartland
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In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography.... Readers young and old will devour this fete pour les yeux." Follow Julia Child &... (read more)

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Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
by Robert Byrd
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Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings. What remains of his work-from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty-... (read more)

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My Dream of Martin Luther King
My Dream of Martin Luther King
by Faith Ringgold
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Now in Dragonfly--from the acclaimed creator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach comes a personal and captivating portrait of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.... (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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Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini
by Sid Fleischman
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Who was this man who could walk through brick walls and, with a snap of his fingers, vanish elephants? In these pages you will meet the astonishing Houdini — magician, ghost chaser, daredevil, pioneer aviator, and king of escape artists. No jail... (read more)

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Amelia Earhart (DK Biographies)
Amelia Earhart (DK Biographies)
by Tanya Lee Stone
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Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts; definitions of key words; and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives, creating a unique reading experience about people youngsters should know.... (read more)

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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
by Jean Fritz
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Everyone knows about Paul Revere's midnight ride. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurred along the way. This timeless and witty book highlights little-known facts about patriot Paul Revere.... (read more)

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