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  • Dear Teen Meby Miranda Kenneally; E. Kristin Anderson

    Zest 2012; US$ 14.99

    Dear Teen Me includes reflections and advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find... more...

  • Regine's Bookby Regine Stokke; Henriette Larsen

    Zest 2012; US$ 9.99

    Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like to live with such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. She writes openly about the emotional and physical aspects... more...

  • Zoo Stationby Christiane F; Christina Cartwright

    Zest 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin?s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story?which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood?into an acclaimed... more...

  • A Writer's Storyby Marion Dane Bauer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995; US$ 6.95

    Explores the influences that led the author to become a writer, including the importance of inspiration. more...

  • The Warrior's Heartby Eric Greitens

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 9.99

    Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist , shares his adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humantarian and a Navy SEAL in this inspirational book for young adults. more...

  • The Cowgirl Wayby Holly George-Warren

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.99

    The 1840s ushered in the beginning of the largest migration in US history. People in crowded Eastern cities and Missouri River towns were feeling the pull of the Western frontier. It was the dawn of a new era of expansion, and over the next few decades, the making of a new kind of pioneer. It was the birth of the cowgirl! Welcome to the world of... more...

  • Lives of Extraordinary Womenby Kathleen Krull; Kathryn Hewitt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 8.99

    Wild or mild, hated or beloved, these twenty women dared to stand up and be a leader. more...

  • Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawingby Leonard S. Marcus; Randolph Caldecott

    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...

  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Artby Barb Rosenstock; Mary Grandpre

    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...

  • The Making of a Writerby Joan Lowery Nixon

    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...