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  • Tommyby Karen Blumenthal

    Roaring Brook Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds--but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers... more...

  • Colonial Familiesby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and colonial life and inspire them to imagine what... more...

  • Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphersby Gary Blackwood

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 16.99

    History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books... more...

  • Getting Away with Murderby Chris Crowe

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2003; US$ 18.99

    The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old Black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body... more...

  • Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Editionby Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 8.99

    This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg?s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has... more...

  • The Young Investigator's Guide to Ancient Aliensby History Channel

    Roaring Brook Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    As a tie-in to the wildly successful History Channel show, here's a book filled with fascinating tales, ancient folklore, and compelling evidence of the role extraterrestrials may have played in human history. What really happened to the dinosaurs? Who actually built the ancient pyramids in Egypt? Are airplanes really as modern as we think they... more...

  • World War II for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Senator John McCain

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99

    Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to... more...

  • It's True! Everest Killsby Kim Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    Get the lowdown on Earth's highest mountain! Packed with hair-raising stories of extreme adventure, the 22nd title in the exciting It's True! series reveals the challenges that confront the courageous climbers who venture up Mount Everest. more...

  • Grief Girlby Erin Vincent

    Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 8.99

    Imagine that you're going through one of the hardest parts of your life?being a teenager?when your parents are killed in a horrific car crash. Now you, your 17-year-old sister, and your three-year-old brother are on your own. Imagine what that would be like. Then read this book and find out. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Jamaican Americansby Heather A. Horst; Andrew Garner; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    From Colin Powell, the first African American to be appointed US secretary of state in 2000, to former NBA star Patrick Ewing and Grammy Award winner Harry Belafonte, Jamaican Americans have made important contributions to American society. Drawing on personal stories, this book focuses on this dynamic people and assesses their lasting impact. more...