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  • 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...

  • Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?by Megan Stine; Nancy Harrison; Mark E Geyer

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Ulysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero ?back story.? Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during the Civil War, after many Northern generals failed to deliver decisive victories, U.S. Grant rose to what the times required. He took command of Union... more...

  • Who Was Robert E. Lee?by Bonnie Bader; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn?t... more...

  • B*witchedby Anna Louise Golden

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    You've herad their music, and you've become bewitched with their soulful sound. They're Sinead, Edele, Lindsay, and Keavy, four Irish lasses who hail from Dublin and have enchanted the world with their hit songs. Find out all the fun facts about the gals, from their first kisses to their favorite colors, and much, much more! more...

  • The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russiaby Candace Fleming

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Wall Street Journal   Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs?at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming ( Amelia Lost ; The Lincolns ) deftly maneuvers between... more...

  • Ida M. Tarbellby Emily Arnold McCully

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.99

    The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints. 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...

  • Anne Frankby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank was a teenager during World War II. Because Anne was from a Jewish family, she and her family were forced to escape the terror of the Holocaust that swept the continent. Beginning in 1942, Anne kept a diary of the difficult journey of her family. See how Anne’s family tried to escape the horror of war, and how... more...

  • Caught by the Seaby Gary Paulsen

    Random House Children's Books 2007; US$ 5.99

    Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself. But what? Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him?good, bad, and beloved?and how they got him through... more...

  • My Own Two Feetby Beverly Cleary

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The New Yorker called Beverly Cleary's first volume of memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill , a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel. Now the creator of the classic children's stories millions grew up with continues her own fascination story. Here is Beverly Cleary, from college years to the publication of her first book. It is a fascinating look... more...