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  • The One-Eyed People Eaterby Joan Holub; Dani Jones

    Simon Spotlight 2014; US$ 3.99

    Odysseus tackles a monstrous challenge in this illustrated Level 3 Ready-to-Read retelling of the Cyclops myth, from Goddess Girls author Joan Holub! On their way home to Greece after fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus and his army are shipwrecked on an island?the island where Cyclops, the one-eyed monster, lives! Cyclops traps Odysseus and his... more...

  • Buried Beneath Usby Anthony Aveni; Katherine Roy

    Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow?and eventually cause their destruction?told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America. You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map?thousands of years... more...

  • As Good as Anybodyby Richard Michelson; Raul Colon

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew... more...

  • Moonshotby Brian Floca; Brian Floca

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013; US$ 19.99

    Brilliantly illustrated, Moonshot tells the story of our first visit to the moon in 1969?an unforgettable story of home, seen whole, from far away. Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves... more...

  • Causeby Tonya Bolden

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be ?fraught with great difficulty.? Three days later... more...

  • Gone A-Whalingby Jim Murphy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 8.95

    In the early days of whaling, whales were plentiful and it seemed that they would always fill the sea. When people realized how much money could be made from whales in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, entire species were wiped out in the rush to hunt these gentle and magnificent creatures. This account is an even-handed portrayal of the exciting,... more...

  • Open the Door to Libertyby Anne Rockwell; R. Gregory Christie

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 18.00

    The story of revolution leaderToussaint L'Ouverture of St. Domingue (now Haiti). The island now known as Haiti was once a French colony called St. Domingue, where white plantation owners forced hundreds of thousands of African slaves to farm sugar cane. Toussaint L'Ouverture was one of those slaves . . . but not for long. The day would come when... more...

  • Cat Mummiesby Kelly Trumble; Laszlo Kubinyi

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996; US$ 7.95

    Clearly written text offers an answer to the question of why ancient Egyptians mummified thousands and thousands of cats. An easy-to-understand introduction to ancient Egyptian history. more...

  • The Underground Railroadby Raymond Bial

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 6.95

    By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly... more...

  • The Library of Alexandriaby Kelly Trumble; Robina MacIntyre Marshall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 17.00

    The Library of Alexandria was the largest library of its time and a major center for learning and scholarly research, particularly in the fields of astronomy, geography, mathematics, and medicine. Caesar and Cleopatra, Erastosthenes and Euclid, Archimedes and Alexander the Great are just a few of the famous people connected to its story. Today, historians... more...