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  • Jorge de Argentinaby Sr. Marlyn Monge; Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 8.95

    Esta biografía hermosamente ilustrada, para niños de 7 a 10 años, narra la vida del Papa Francisco, el primer Papa Jesuita, el primero del continente Americano y el primero con el nombre en honor de San Francisco de Asís. more...

  • Ben Franklin's Almanacby Candace Fleming

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 21.99

    "What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding... 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...

  • Behind the Desk with... Matt Christopherby Dale Christopher

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2007; US$ 18.00

    In 1954, Matt Christopher wrote and published The Lucky Baseball Bat and has since published more than one hundred twenty novels, making him the most prolific and bestselling sportswriter for children ever. With over 6 million copies sold, Matt's books have a permanent place in the hearts of young sports fans. Throughout 2004, we celebrate 50 years... more...

  • On the Mound with ... Curt Schillingby Matt Christopher; Glenn Stout

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2007; US$ 20.00

    A biography of Curt Schilling, star pitcher with the Arizona Diamondbacks. more...

  • Of Beetles and Angelsby Mawi Asgedom

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2008; US$ 18.00

    Read the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University. Following his father's advice to "treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels... more...

  • Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slaveryby Susan Kuklin

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2013; US$ 6.79

    In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later, he was dead, murdered in his homeland. Though he is gone, his actions inspired an international campaign of middle-school students and adults... more...

  • Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubmanby Monica Kulling; Teresa Flavin

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models. more...

  • Blessed James Alberioneby Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 7.95

    Capturing his beginnings as a seminarian and his contributions as a pioneer of Catholic media and a founder of various congregations which make up the Pauline Family, this 32nd volume in the Encounter the Saints series familiarizes children ages 9–12 with the life story of Blessed James Alberione. With his guidance, children will be inspired to positively... more...

  • Positiveby Paige Rawl; Ali Benjamin; Jay Asher

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.24

    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...