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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What Is the Panama Canal?by Janet Pascal; Tim Foley; Fred Harper

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 5.99

    Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast. But then, in a dangerous and amazing feat of engineering, a 48-mile-long channel was dug through Panama, creating the world?s most famous shortcut:... more...

  • History Heroes: Christopher Columbusby Damian Harvey

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; US$ 18.59

    An innovative new series of history-themed biography books for young readers. more...

  • History Heroes: Neil Armstrongby Damian Harvey

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; US$ 18.59

    An innovative new series of history-themed biography books for young readers more...