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  • Martyredby Susan Tan

    Pauline Books and Media 2014; US$ 9.95

    This novelized account of the life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, a married Chinese-Filipino layman, retraces the series of events that lead up to his violent martyrdom for his refusal to renounce his Catholic faith in 17th century feudal Japan. Themes include: martyrdom, persecution, and history. more...

  • I Am Scoutby Charles J. Shields

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 8.31

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that... more...

  • The Story of Saint John Paul IIby Fabiola Garza

    Pauline Books and Media 2014; US$ 15.95

    Complete with audio, this lavishly illustrated biography for children ages 6?9 tells the captivating story of Saint John Paul II, revealing how his answer to the question ?Who do you love most?? blossomed into heroic virtue, holiness, and service to the Church and the world. more...

  • Tiger of the Snowsby Robert Burleigh; Ed Young

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 16.99

    Growing up at the foot of Mount Everest, a Sherpa boy named Tenzing Norgay dreamed about one day being the first to climb the giant in his backyard. For years he practiced, carrying loads of rocks in his backpack to grow stronger, prowling the mountain's lower levels; later, carrying loads of equipment for other adventurers, but always, always, wanting... more...

  • Leontyne Price: Voice of a Centuryby Carole Boston Weatherford; Raul Colon

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.   Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams?and plenty to be thankful for?as she surrounded herself with church hymns and hallelujahs,... more...

  • Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)by Michaela DePrince; Elaine Deprince; Frank Morrison

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    Perfect for newly independent readers?the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America?s top ballerinas.   At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot... more...

  • Sparkyby Beverly Gherman

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 12.99

    As the artist behind the beloved Peanuts comic strip for more than 50 years, Charles Schulz?arguably the most famous cartoonist in the world?created a colorful cast of characters that continues to bring humor and comfort to millions of readers. In this distinctively designed yet highly accessible book, renowned children's biographer Beverly Gherman... more...

  • Animals Christopher Columbus Sawby Sandra Markle; Jamel Akib

    Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While nothing about Christopher Columbus' journey was expected, he couldn't have imagined feasting on roasted lizard! Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light! more...

  • Manfishby Jennifer Berne; Eric Puybaret

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 6.99

    Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring. more...

  • Animals Robert Scott Sawby Sandra Markle

    Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a back seat to the animals they encountered along the way. While Robert Scott and his crew weren't the first to reach the South Pole, they were the first to see an emperor penguin breeding ground. Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in... more...