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  • Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawingby Leonard S. Marcus

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2013; US$ 25.99

    Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children?s literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fueled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people?s experience of space and time,... more...

  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Artby Barb Rosenstock; Mary Grandpre

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers?like a proper artist.   But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds, the yellows, the blues, he... more...

  • Who Was Nelson Mandela?by Meg Belviso; Pamela D. Pollack; Stephen Marchesi

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa. He became the country?s first black president and went on to live his dream of change.... more...

  • Who Is Bob Dylan?by Jim O'Connor; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    A singer-songwriter, musician, and artist, Bob Dylan is an American icon. In the past five decades, Dylan's work has influenced everyone from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie to rapper Eminem. Young music lovers will be fascinated by this great artist's life! more...

  • The Making of a Writerby Joan Lowery Nixon

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 5.50

    Many of Joan Lowery Nixon?s readers have written to her to ask how they, too, can become published writers someday. This memoir, including anecdotes and advice, is her answer to them. From her first publication at age ten?a poem entitled ?Springtime? in a children?s magazine?to her graduation from Hollywood High during World War II, Joan Lowery Nixon... more...

  • Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?by Bonnie Bader; David Groff

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology! more...

  • Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?by Patricia Brennan Demuth

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    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 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living... more...

  • Linspiredby Mike Yorkey; Jesse Florea

    Zonderkidz 2013; US$ 4.99

    This updated biography of Jeremy Lin follows his career through ups and downs, Linsanity, the New York Knicks, to the Houston Rockets, and shows how through it all, Jeremy Lin was led by his unwavering faith. more...

  • Jorge from Argentinaby Sr. Marlyn Monge; Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 8.95

    This delightfully illustrated biography for children ages 7?10 highlights the life of Pope Francis? the first pope to be a member of the Jesuit religious order, to come from Latin America, and to take the papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. more...

  • Jorge de Argentinaby Sr. Marlyn Monge; Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 8.95

    Esta biografía hermosamente ilustrada, para niños de 7 a 10 años, narra la vida del Papa Francisco, el primer Papa Jesuita, el primero del continente Americano y el primero con el nombre en honor de San Francisco de Asís. more...