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  • Cat Mummiesby Kelly Trumble; Laszlo Kubinyi

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996; US$ 7.95

    Clearly written text offers an answer to the question of why ancient Egyptians mummified thousands and thousands of cats. An easy-to-understand introduction to ancient Egyptian history. more...

  • The Statue of Libertyby Marion Dane Bauer; John Wallace

    Simon Spotlight 2013; US$ 3.99

    For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor. more...

  • The Library of Alexandriaby Kelly Trumble; Robina MacIntyre Marshall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 17.00

    The Library of Alexandria was the largest library of its time and a major center for learning and scholarly research, particularly in the fields of astronomy, geography, mathematics, and medicine. Caesar and Cleopatra, Erastosthenes and Euclid, Archimedes and Alexander the Great are just a few of the famous people connected to its story. Today, historians... more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...