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  • The Kidnapped Princeby Ann Cameron

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 5.99

    Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original.... more...

  • 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$ 10.33

    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...

  • Lorde Your Heroineby Marc Shapiro

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 16.35

    The unauthorised biography of the New Zealand teen superstar Lorde, by a New York Times bestselling author. more...

  • History Heroes: Christopher Columbusby Damian Harvey

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; US$ 18.78

    An innovative new series of history-themed biography books for young readers. more...

  • History Heroes: Neil Armstrongby Damian Harvey

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; US$ 18.78

    An innovative new series of history-themed biography books for young readers more...

  • Hot Pursuitby Stacia Deutsch; Rhody Cohon; Craig Orback

    Kar-Ben Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    It was the Freedom Summer of 1964. Civil rights workers Mickey Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were driving through rural Mississippi. When a police cruiser flashed its lights behind them, they hesitated. Were these law-abiding officers or members of the Ku Klux Klan? Should they pull over or try to outrun their pursuers? The last day... more...

  • Zishe the Strongmanby Woody Miller; Robert Rubinstein

    Kar-Ben Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    At the age of 3, Zishe was lifting a nine-pound hammer in his father?s blacksmith shop. By the age of eleven, there was not a bar he couldn?t bend or a chain he could not snap. This is the unusual story of Zishe, a poor Polish Jew, who became the featured Strongman of circuses throughout the world. Based on the true story of Zishe of Lodz. more...