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  • 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...

  • Applesauce Seasonby Eden Ross Lipson; Mordicai Gerstein

    Roaring Brook Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    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 to take out the big pot and make applesauce. Eden Lispon's lovingly recounted description of a family's applesauce-making ritual describes the buying, peeling, cooking and stirring; the wait for the sauce to cool... more...

  • Ballet for Marthaby Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan; Brian Floca

    Roaring Brook Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer Isamu Noguchi : artist, sculptor, craftsman Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created APPALACHIAN SPRING, from its inception through the score's composition to Martha's intense... more...

  • Flying Soloby Julie Cummins; Malene R. Laugesen

    Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    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$ 8.99

    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...

  • Papa's Mechanical Fishby Candace Fleming; Boris Kulikov

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2013; US$ 17.99

    Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"?and... more...