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  • Lives of Extraordinary Womenby Kathleen Krull; Kathryn Hewitt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 8.99

    Wild or mild, hated or beloved, these twenty women dared to stand up and be a leader. more...

  • Reaching Outby Francisco Jiménez

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 6.99

    From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education.      During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while... more...

  • Maroonedby Robert Andrew Parker; Robert Kraske

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 15.00

    In 1704, Alexander Selkirk was voyaging across the South Pacific when, after arguing with the ship?s captain, he was put ashore— alone—on an uninhabited island. Equipped with little more than a musket and his wits, Selkirk not only survived in complete solitude for more than four years, but to came to be quite comfortable and happy. After being rescued... more...

  • A Writer's Storyby Marion Dane Bauer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995; US$ 6.95

    Explores the influences that led the author to become a writer, including the importance of inspiration. more...

  • Looking Backby Lois Lowry

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 17.00

    "I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged." Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating,... more...

  • Jane Austenby Catherine Reef

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 18.99

    Catherine Reef takes an intimate peek at Austen?s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austen?s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Jane?s own work?and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index. more...

  • 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 Warrior's Heartby Eric Greitens

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 12.99

    Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist , shares his adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humantarian and a Navy SEAL in this inspirational book for young adults. more...

  • First Girl Scoutby Ginger Wadsworth

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 17.99

    Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts in 2012, a lavishly illustrated account of the fascinating life of the woman who started it all. Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was a remarkable woman with ideas that were ahead of her time. She witnessed important eras in U.S. history, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to westward expansion... 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...