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  • The Story of World War Oneby Richard Brassey

    Orion 2014; US$ 20.01

    The story of World War One publishing on the 100th anniversary of the Great War's beginning and packed with fabulous, full-colour illustrations and fascinating facts. more...

  • Ice Wreckby Lucille Recht Penner

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    Shackleton?s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!   In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the sea froze around them! There was no hope of rescue.... more...

  • Black Potatoesby Susan Campbell Bartoletti

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.95

    In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.    Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation... more...

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

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • Getting Away with Murderby Chris Crowe

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • An American Plagueby Jim Murphy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.00

    1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . . In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major... more...

  • Pompeii...Buried Alive!by Edith Kunhardt Davis

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    Illus. in full color. "The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years ago, the eruption itself and its aftermath, and the excitement when the buried town is rediscovered centuries later. A lively and factual... more...

  • Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Petsby Tony Robinson

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 19.08

    Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly bits about pets. It's history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you ever needed to know about pets through time in this brilliant action-packed, fact-filled book, including: * The fact that the... more...

  • James Towneby Marcia Sewall; Marcia Sewall

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; Not Available

    This moving account of James Towne's difficult early years is told from the viewpoint of one of its settlers and enhanced by original quotations. During the first summer of 1607, half the James Towne colony died; food was scarce, and the settlers battled oppressive heat and sickness. Over the next few years, supply ships from England became the colony's... more...

  • James Towneby Marcia Sewall; Marcia Sewall

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 18.99

    This moving account of James Towne's difficult early years is told from the viewpoint of one of its settlers and enhanced by original quotations. During the first summer of 1607, half the James Towne colony died; food was scarce, and the settlers battled oppressive heat and sickness. Over the next few years, supply ships from England became the colony's... more...