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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2007; US$ 7.99
Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can't afford to rent him a sax, and he's sure he'll never save up enough money to buy one. But as Riley learns more about Roosevelt's... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 6.73
Imprisonment. Betrayal. Lost love. Murder. What more must a princess endure? Elizabeth Tudor's teenage and young adult years during the turbulent reigns of Edward and then Mary Tudor are hardly those of a fairy-tale princess. Her mother has been beheaded by Elizabeth's own father, Henry VIII; her jealous half sister, Mary, has her locked away in... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 17.99
For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own and work long hours in a rat-infested blacking factory. Readers will be drawn into the winding streets of... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 6.68
Based on the inspirational true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarity, Chasing Mavericks tells the story of a young man's quest to surf Northern California's most dangerous waves, and the local legend who takes him under his wing. What begins as a mentorship turns into a unique bond, as the two unlikely friends discover that there is nothing more... more...
- Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2011; US$ 11.99
Meet teenage Cleopatra in this first-person account of history that captures ?sibling rivalry at its most vicious? ( Publishers Weekly ). It is the first century B.C., an ancient time of everpresent drama and danger. Cleopatra, the third of the pharaoh?s six children, is whom her father has chosen to be the next queen of Egypt. But when King Ptolemy... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 6.99
This appealing teen read tells the story of Katie, a teen from an abused home, and her journey through foster care. Katie is always surrounded by wealth, but feels terribly alone because of the secret horror of her angry, abusive father. When she's thrown out of her house and put into foster care, it seems like the end of the world. But as she moves... more...
- Albert Whitman & Company 2013; US$ 5.99
In this biography, readers will learn about Gertrude Chandler Warner?s childhood living across the street from the railroad tracks, her bouts with poor health, and her rewarding teaching career. Most importantly, they will learn about her earliest attempts at writing and her inspiration for The Boxcar Children . more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.49
From Stephanie Hemphill, author of the Printz Honor winner Your Own, Sylvia and the acclaimed novel Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, comes the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, most famous for the classic Frankenstein . An all-consuming love affair with famed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a family torn apart by... more...
- Simon Pulse 2011; US$ 7.99
What is death all about? What is life all about? So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her life in a Nazi concentration camp. A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance, and love. It wasn?t long ago that Elli led... more...
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2010; US$ 6.99
When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and... more...