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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2013; US$ 25.99
Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fueled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people's experience of space and time,... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99
A Caldecott Honor Book Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers?like a proper artist. But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds,... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 5.50
Joan Lowery Nixon never forgot what her ninth-grade journalism teacher told her: ?A writer must always have faith in herself. If you don?t believe in yourself, no one else will.? Both informative and entertaining, The Making of a Writer is a charming look at one writer?s beginnings. ?Nixon tucks her tips into a memoir that stands alone?A... more...
- Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 8.95
This delightfully illustrated biography for children ages 7?10 highlights the life of Pope Francis? the first pope to be a member of the Jesuit religious order, to come from Latin America, and to take the papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2013; US$ 8.99
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...
- 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...