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  • 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...

  • Josephineby Patricia Hruby Powell; Christian Robinson

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 12.99

    Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor Boston Globe?Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine... 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • Jewish Comedy Starsby Norman H Finkelstein

    Kar-Ben Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    From vaudeville to viral comedy on the web, here are more than 40 short biographies of Jewish comedians who heavily influenced the entertainment industry in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Sorted chronologically into chapters like ?On Stage,? ?On Air,? ?On Fire,? and ?Comedy 2.0,? this book profiles Jewish comedians from George Jessel... 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...

  • Strong Manby Meghan McCarthy

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    He could tear phone books in half, bend iron bars into giant Us, and pull a 145,000-pound train with his bare hands. But Charles Atlas wasn't always one of America's most famous strong men. Once upon a time, he was a "97-pound weakling" who was picked on by neighborhood bullies.Using her trademark humor, Meghan McCarthy brings to life the story of... 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...