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  • What Happened When in the Worldby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2015; Not Available

    History as you've never seen it before, walk through the past and find out what happened when Step into What Happened When in the World , a unique historical atlas for kids and discover the global events that shaped our world. Watch the key moments in our history unravel on the page in front of you through colourful, illustrated... more...

  • When on Earth?by DK

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Incredible maps show where history was made. Much more than an atlas or a history book, When on Earth? charts global historical events through stunning world maps. A truly visual guide to discovering when, where, and why things happened, When on Earth? presents history as a series of stunning, specially commissioned historical maps of... more...

  • What Was D-Day?by Patricia Brennan Demuth; David Grayson Kenyon; Scott Anderson

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D -Day, as the invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart... 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...

  • Apollo 13 (Totally True Adventures)by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; Wesley Lowe

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 4.99

    Could you survive an outer-space disaster? Aspiring astronauts and young explorers will love this out-of-this-world Totally True Adventure.   Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise blasted off for the Moon on April 11, 1970. But after a disastrous explosion damaged their spacecraft, the three men had only one goal: to get back... more...

  • Taking Holdby Francisco Jiménez

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 16.99

    "Simply written but full of beautiful details, this book should inspire every citizen of our diverse and changing world." ?VOYA ?From strawberry fields to the Ivory Tower, Santa Clara University professor was a class act.? ?San Jose Mercury News ??Taking Hold? is an engaging, inspiring account of a migrant worker turned Ivy League graduate.?... more...

  • Meet Banjo Patersonby Kristin Weidenbach; James Gulliver Hancock

    Random House Australia 2015; US$ 17.77

    A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the bush poet Banjo Paterson. Banjo Paterson is one of Australia's most loved poets. This is the story of how he came to write his legendary ballads 'The Man from Snowy River' and 'Waltzing Matilda'.From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain... more...

  • In Mary's Gardenby Tina Kugler; Carson Kugler; Tina Kugler; Carson Kugler

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 16.99

    "This quiet, engaging offering celebrates the artist's vision and her idiosyncratic work." ?Booklist "The illustrations combine watercolor with digital painting, collage, and vintage papers, resulting in a soft palette and an uncomplicated, accessible drawing style. Children will delight in the whimsy of the art pieces and their placement in... more...

  • Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?by Dana Meachen Rau; Gregory Copeland; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom?s Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that... more...

  • Nelson Mandelaby Beatrice Gormley

    Aladdin 2015; US$ 17.99

    Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Civil rights activist. World leader. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918 in South Africa,... more...