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History

  • Where Is the White House?by Megan Stine; David Groff

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 5.99

    The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of George Washington to have an elegant "presidential mansion" in the capital city that was named after him. Yet he is the only president who never got to live there. All the rest have made their mark--for better or worse--on the house... more...

  • Where Is Mount Rushmore?by True Kelley; John Hinderliter; David Groff

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 5.99

    It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum's dream to carve sixty-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so. Borglum faced a lot of opposition and problems at every turn; the blasting and carving carried out through the years of the Great Depression when... more...

  • Where Is the Great Wall?by Patricia Brennan Demuth; Jerry Hoare; David Groff

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 5.99

    More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its... more...

  • Where Is the Grand Canyon?by Jim O'Connor; Daniel Colón; David Groff

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 5.99

    There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting with a brief overview of how national parks came into being, this book covers... more...

  • Who Was Galileo?by Patricia Brennan Demuth; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 5.99

    Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned... more...

  • Roman Brit: 4: Boar Warsby Shoo Rayner

    Hachette Children's Books 2015; Not Available

    It's harvest time and everyone is working hard gathering crops. Brit and his friends head to the orchard, where they meet the great wild boar, Gargantua! Can the Legion rescue them in time before they end up as boar food? more...

  • Eye Wonder: Early Peopleby DK

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Eye Wonder: Early People takes a look at what life was like before written records began. From the earliest human-like apes to the use of stone age tools, from the discovery of fire to agriculture and the dawn of civilization, Early People explores the early history of the world. Learn about science, history, and the natural world through... more...

  • Early Peopleby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Open your eyes to a world of discovery and find out how early man lived Eyewonder Early People takes a look at what life was like before written records began. From the earliest human-like apes to the use of stone age tools, from the discovery of fire to agriculture and the dawn of civilization, Early People explores the early history... more...

  • The Many Faces of Josephine Bakerby Peggy Caravantes

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer   With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman... more...

  • Gingerbread for Liberty!by Mara Rockliff; Vincent X. Kirsch

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.99

    A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread! more...