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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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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was...?)
by Margaret Frith
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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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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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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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Barack
Barack
by Jonah Winter
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This is a journey that began in many places. It began in Kansas, home of Barack's mother. It began in Africa, home of Barack's father. It began in Hawaii one moonlit night, the night that Barack was born. Sometimes it was a lonely journey. Sometimes it... (read more)

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I Am George Lucas (I Am)
I Am George Lucas (I Am)
by Grace Norwich
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I created the Star Wars franchise. I am George Lucas. Learn all about this remarkable man, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the continuation of the I AM series. I AM GEORGE LUCAS will follow one man's journey to become the most famous... (read more)

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Sacagawea's Son: The Life of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
Sacagawea's Son: The Life of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Marion Tinling
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When the explorers Lewis and Clark asked the Shoshone woman Sacagawea and her husband, French trapper Toussaint Charbonneau, to act as interpreters for their expedition, the couple brought along their two-month-old son, Jean Baptiste. Over the course of... (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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Grandfather Gandhi
Grandfather Gandhi
by Arun Gandhi
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Mathama Gandhiand#8217;s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;Iandgt;How could... (read more)

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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
by Maira Kalman
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Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president. Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but theres so much more to discover.... (read more)

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Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
by Jean Fritz
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"In a simple, short biography of Columbus she has been extraordinarily successful in extracting the essence of the man." -- The Horn Book. "Fritz's unconventional look at the great explorer who accidently discovered the New World reveals the navigator's... (read more)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Young Man with a Dream (Childhood of Famous Americans)
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Young Man with a Dream (Childhood of Famous Americans)
by Dharathula H Millender
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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's... (read more)

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Small Steps, the Year I Got Polio
Small Steps, the Year I Got Polio
by Peg Kehret
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In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.... (read more)

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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
by Nikki Grimes
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Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else,... (read more)

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Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (Scholastic Biography)
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (Scholastic Biography)
by Patricia Mckissack
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Published to coincide with African-American History Month, here is the stirring, award-winning biography of Sojourner Truth--preacher, abolitionist, and activist for the rights of African-Americans and women. "A rich profile".--School Library Journal. A... (read more)

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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman (Scholastic Biography)
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman (Scholastic Biography)
by Dorothy Sterling
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Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible--certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again... (read more)

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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
by Sy Montgomery
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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.    While Temples doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.    ... (read more)

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