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  • Pyramidby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1982; US$ 9.95

    Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt. more...

  • The Underground Railroadby Raymond Bial

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 6.95

    By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly... more...

  • The Endby Laura Barcella

    Zest 2012; US$ 12.99

    You?ve probably heard rumors that the end of the world is going to happen in the year 2012. But people have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun, comprehensive, pop culture read about the 50 top movies, books, songs, comics, artworks, and plays?from the movie Shaun of the Dead to the pop... more...

  • The Port Chicago 50by Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away.... more...

  • The Trail of Tearsby Joseph Bruchac

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal. more...

  • In New Yorkby Marc Brown

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York , he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing... more...

  • World War Iby Allan Burnett

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 5.06

    Acclaimed children's author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the First World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally charged tales of bravery and adventure. Featuring the true exploits of soldiers, spies, pilots, sailors and many others, these stories, all based on interviews with these heroes themselves or their descendants, offer... more...

  • Children of the Tipiby Michael Oren Fitzgerald

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    Children of the Tipi brings to life the experiences of American Indian children growing up on thegreat plains of North America before the coming of the white settlers. In aworld without computers, fast-food, and television, how did these childrenlive, learn, and play? Simple passages from Native American leaders, selectedby award-winning author Michael... more...

  • History Year by Yearby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Go on an adventure along the timeline of history, year-by-year, from the stone age to the digital age History Year by Year is a children's history book like no other. It will take children on a stunning trip through time as they follow the history timeline that plots our life on Earth, from prehistoric man to how we live today. Over 1,500 pictures... more...

  • The Third Chimpanzee for Young Peopleby Jared Diamond; Rebecca Stefoff

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, and nuclear weapons?all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems... more...