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  • W Is For Websterby Tracey Fern; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 18.99

    From an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to talk big and loved learning. He thought America needed its own national language and knew he was just the man to create it. He started with a speller, including everyday words like "scab," "grub," and "mop," and moved on to create a small dictionary. He rode around on a horse, selling... more...

  • Isaac Newtonby Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just "by thinking on it," he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity.Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings. Here is... more...

  • Leonardo da Vinciby Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    Leonardo da Vinci?s notebooks are mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientific genius standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. This book will change children?s ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist. more...

  • Charles Darwinby Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?An illuminating, humanizing portrait of a famous scientist.? ? Booklist , starred review All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2013; US$ 7.99

    Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America?s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a lightning storm. What Kathleen Krull sets out to do in this very different biography is show Ben Franklin the... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    "Another standout in a uniformly stellar series.? ? Kirkus Reviews , starred review ?[An] engrossing and remarkably accessible biography.? ? The Horn Book  Albert Einstein. His name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar?the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn't... more...

  • Papa's Mechanical Fishby Candace Fleming; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2013; US$ 17.99

    Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"?and... more...

  • Barnum's Bonesby Tracey Fern; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2012; US$ 18.99

    Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleonotologist for the American Museum of Natural History, he discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most of the other dinosaurs on display there today. An appealing... more...

  • Max's Castleby Kate Banks; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 17.99

    When Max finds a pile of forgotten toys under the bed, his brothers Benjamin and Karl wonder what's so special about some old blocks. So Max shows them. With some clever twists of both blocks and imagination, he constructs not only a castle but an entire adventure, complete with pirates and knights, a dark dungeon and a dragon. This ingenious sequel... more...

  • Max's Mathby Kate Banks; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 18.99

    Max and his two brothers hop into a car and go looking for problems they can solve. They cruise down highway number 4 on their way to Shapeville, but they see an abandoned number along the way. Is it a 6? Is it a 9? And what's it doing on the side of the road? Once the trio reach Shapeville, there's another problem: a flood washed away all of the squares.... more...

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