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  • Heroes of the Environmentby Harriet Rohmer; Julie McLaughlin

    Chronicle Books LLC 2010; US$ 12.99

    This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped... more...

  • Earmuffs for Everyone!by Meghan McCarthy; Meghan McCarthy

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    As a young boy, Chester Greenwood went from having cold ears to becoming a great inventor in this nonfiction picture book from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Pop! and Daredevil . When your ears are cold, you can wear earmuffs, but that wasn?t true for Chester Greenwood back in 1873. Earmuffs didn?t exist yet! But during yet another long and... more...

  • A List of Things That Didn't Kill Meby Jason Schmidt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 9.34

    Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets?about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights?people... more...

  • Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboahby Laurie Ann Thompson; Sean Qualls

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story?which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey?is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people?but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two... more...

  • Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodlerby Kate Klimo

    Random House Children's Books 2016; US$ 3.99

    A Step 3 Biography Reader about Theodor Geisel and his transformation from a doodler into the beloved Dr. Seuss. Little Ted Geisel always had a sketchpad and pencil in hand. He was a Boy Scout with a penchant for creating zany creatures. He grew up with a love of books and words from his mother, and his inventor father spawned a wildly imaginative... more...

  • Dear Malala, We Stand with Youby Rosemary McCarney

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.   Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after she survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out in favor of a girl's right to an education. She survived... more...

  • With Books and Bricksby Suzanne Slade; Nicole Tadgell

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 5.99

    Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students but no school, Booker set out to build his own school?brick by brick. An... more...

  • Applesauce Seasonby Eden Ross Lipson; Mordicai Gerstein

    Roaring Brook Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    A taste of fall: Celebrated editor Eden Lipson and Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein celebrate a fall family ritual in Applesauce Season , a picture book rich with the colors and flavors of the season. When the first apples of the season--Ida Red and Paula Red, Twenty Ounce, McIntosh, and Ginger Gold--show up in the city markets, it's time... more...

  • Flying Soloby Julie Cummins; Malene R. Laugesen

    Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 12.59

    In 1927, airplanes were a thrilling but dangerous novelty. Most people, men and women, believed that a woman belonged in the kitchen and not in a cockpit. One woman, Ruth Elder, set out to prove them wrong by flying across the Atlantic Ocean. Ruth didn't make it, crashing spectacularly, but she flew right into the spotlight and America's heart.... more...

  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towersby Mordicai Gerstein; Mordicai Gerstein

    Square Fish 2007; US$ 6.79

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the 2004 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video. more...