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  • The Boy on Fairfield Streetby Kathleen Krull; Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child... more...

  • Who Was Queen Victoria?by Jim Gigliotti; Nancy Harrison; Max Hergenrother

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. But Victoria was raised under close supervision and near isolation until she became Queen of the United Kingdom at the young age of 18. She married her... more...

  • Jacky Daydreamby Jacqueline Wilson; Nick Sharratt

    RHCP 2008; US$ 10.08

    Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie, Elsa, Lily and, of course, the brilliant Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? Jacqueline takes a look back at her own childhood and teenage years in this captivating... more...

  • Jewish Comedy Starsby Norman H. Finkelstein

    Kar-Ben Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    From vaudeville to viral comedy on the web, here are more than 40 short biographies of Jewish comedians who heavily influenced the entertainment industry in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Sorted chronologically into chapters like ?On Stage,? ?On Air,? ?On Fire,? and ?Comedy 2.0,? this book profiles Jewish comedians from George Jessel... more...

  • Who Was Marie Curie?by Megan Stine; Nancy Harrison; Ted Hammond

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Gandhiby DK

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    DK 's formidable Eyewitness series receives a fabulous makeover for 2014, with an exciting new look and full updates. Written in an engaging style and featuring a wealth of spectacular images, this book brings alive the story of one of the most respected and revered men in modern history. Tracing his life from his childhood through to his involvement... more...

  • Positiveby Paige Rawl; Ali Benjamin; Jay Asher

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. Positive is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and administrators?a brave, visceral work that will save lives and resonate deeply. Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth, but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined... more...

  • Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxesby Jeanette Winter; Jeanette Winter

    Beach Lane Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of Henri?s Scissors , which Booklist called an ?exemplary picture-book biography.? Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes?wonderlands... more...

  • Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxesby Jeanette Winter; Jeanette Winter

    Beach Lane Books 2014; Not Available

    Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of Henri?s Scissors , which Booklist called an ?exemplary picture-book biography.? Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes?wonderlands... more...

  • Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxesby Jeanette Winter; Jeanette Winter

    Beach Lane Books 2014; Not Available

    Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of Henri?s Scissors , which Booklist called an ?exemplary picture-book biography.? Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes?wonderlands... more...