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  • The Original Cowgirlby Heather Lang; Suzanne Beaky

    Albert Whitman & Company 2015; US$ 6.99

    Who says girls can?t be cowboys? Lucille Mulhall wasn?t like most girls in the 1890s. She didn?t give a lick about sewing or cooking or becoming a lady. Lucille had her heart set on roping and riding. At a time when most women couldn?t vote or own property, Lucille never let society?s expectations or the dangers of roping and riding stop her from... more...

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Windby William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer; Anna Hymas

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 16.99

    The  New York Times  bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore... more...

  • Gingerbread for Liberty!by Mara Rockliff; Vincent X. Kirsch

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.99

    A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread! more...

  • Who Is Wayne Gretzky?by Gail Herman; Ted Hammond; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led... more...

  • Dear Benjamin Bannekerby Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 7.00

    Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his... more...

  • Explore the Cosmos like Neil deGrasse Tysonby Cap Saucier

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey. Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson?the popular astrophysicist, science communicator, and host of FOX-TV?s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey . In language neither too simple... more...

  • Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseballby Howard Bryant

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 16.99

    ?With the LEGENDS series, Howard Bryant brings to life the best that sports has to offer?the heroes, the bitter rivalries, the moments that every sports-loving kid should know.? ?Mike Lupica, #1 bestselling author of Travel Team, Heat, and Fantasy League Experience baseball's most exciting moments, World Series heroics, greatest players, and... more...

  • The Great Houdiniby Monica Kulling; Anne Reas

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 3.99

    Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support his family. But his dream always was to become a great magician and performer. He practiced day and night, thinking up new tricks and more and more... more...

  • Los Últimos días de Jesús (The Last Days of Jesus)by Bill O'Reilly; William Low; Carlos Uxo

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 26.99

    Hace dos mil años, Jesús caminó por Galilea; allá donde viajaba, más y más personas se convertían en sus seguidores. Sus contemporáneos son figuras históricas conocidas: Julio César, César Augusto, Herodes, Poncio Pilatos. Aquella era una época de una opresión omnipresente, en la que hombres, mujeres y niños se hallaban bajo el brutal poder del Imperio... more...

  • Walt Disney Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support... more...