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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...