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  • My Revision Notes: AS Edexcel Historyby Robin Bunce; Laura Gallagher; Sarah Ward

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 12.78

    Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know. My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History: The Triumph of Fascism in Italy, 1896-1943 closely combines the content of this Edexcel AS unit with revision activities and advice on exam technique. In addition each section has a model answer with... 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...

  • The Smart Aleck's Guide to American Historyby Adam Selzer

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt? Hmmm. I thought so. Well, you really need this book. Not only will it improve your sorry historical knowledge, it will crack you up, and give you material to throw your teachers... 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...

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

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • A Volcano Beneath the Snowby Albert Marrin

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable. Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the wrong of slavery. He was willing... more...

  • Leaving Chinaby James McMullan

    Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    A memoir in paintings and words by internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and teacher James McMullan. ?It is this dreamlike quality of my memories that I wanted to capture in some way in the paintings that accompany the text--to suggest in the images that the events occurred a long time ago in a simpler yet more exotic world, and that... more...

  • The Star Spangled Bannerby Francis Scott Key

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 3.25

    Did you know that the largest sculptures in the world are the presidents? heads on Mount Rushmore? Featuring bright, bold pictures illustrating national pastimes, monuments, and moments in history, this patriotic Pictureback is a great way to introduce kids to our National Anthem. Lyrics to ?The Star-Spangled Banner? are on each page, as well as... more...

  • Submarinesby Sydelle Kramer

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    Young readers are in for the most exciting trip of their lives as they venture into a nuclear submarine! While touring the vessel from bow to stern, they learn about the history and mechanics of subs, their military and scientific uses, and the incredible discomfort?and danger?of life onboard. Illustrated with photographs, this is easy-to-read, high-interest... more...

  • In Defiance of Hitlerby Carla Killough McClafferty

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2014; US$ 20.99

    On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals ? all enemies of the new Nazi regime. As a volunteer for the Emergency Rescue Committee, Fry?s mission was to help these refugees flee to safety, then return... more...