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Juvenile Nonfiction

Who Was Anne Frank?

Who Was Anne Frank?

Abramson, Ann
$5.99
In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the legacy of her diary. Black-and-white illustrations including maps and diagrams provide historical and visual reference in an easy-to-read biography written in a way that is appropriate and accessible for younger readers.
Story of Hanukkah

Story of Hanukkah

Adler, David A.
$7.99
Celebrate Hanukkah with a beautiful board book that tells the story of a great miracle.

Hanukkah is a wonderful time filled with games, food, family, and fun. It's also the celebration of an ancient miracle, and retelling and remembering the story of that miracle is an essential part of the holiday, for young and old. This board book version of the popular and well-received picture book has been carefully pared down for preschoolers and toddlers, and will introduce children to the Maccabean Revolt, the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the oil that burned for eight nights.

Child's Introduction to the World

Child's Introduction to the World

Alexander, Heather
$19.99
Readers ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world, its geography, culture, and people.

Starting with the basics hemispheres, latitude and longitude, continental drift, map notation, landforms, population density, and more the book gives kids a solid foundation to begin exploring world geography. Each section profiles a different continent, including climates and biomes (tundra, grasslands, etc.), mountain ranges and bodies of water, people and cultures, governments and industries, wildlife, and much more. And sidebars throughout offer biographies of explorers, fun facts, and projects kids can do with parents or on their own. The book also includes a pop-up paper globe and reusable stickers.

With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child's Introduction to the World is an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.

Who Is Hillary Clinton?

Who Is Hillary Clinton?

Alexander, Heather
$5.99
Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!

At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thrilling to become an astronaut, so she sent an application to NASA. The reply was a flat out rejection: the space program didn't take women. It was a critical moment for the young girl, one that made her realize the world she lived in needed changing and that she had better try to make those changes happen. Clinton's life has been a thrilling series of firsts--First Lady of the US, then first First Lady to become a US Senator, Secretary of State, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for President. This easy-to-read biography gives readers a firm grounding not only in Clinton's life history but the history of the times in which she's lived. It comes out as she makes her historic run for the White House.

Who Was Steve Irwin?

Who Was Steve Irwin?

Anastasio, Dina; Eldridge, Jim
$5.99
By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin!

Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles--he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already helping his father wrestle small crocodiles. He became a crocodile trapper after graduating high school, catching the creatures before dangerous poachers could. Steve met his wife, Terri, at his family's park, and instead of a honeymoon, the pair filmed a wildlife documentary that led to the creation of the well-known series The Crocodile Hunter. Tragically, Steve was killed on September 4, 2006 while filming a documentary when a stingray attacked, piercing his heart. He was forty-four years old. However, his life's work obviously still strikes a chord with kids who voted him the winner of the 100th Who Was...? title.

Who Was Andy Warhol?

Who Was Andy Warhol?

Anderson, Kirsten; Copeland, G
$5.99
Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named "Factory," Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon.
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

Bader, Bonnie
$5.99
Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!
Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Bader, Bonnie
$5.99
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Bader, Bonnie
$5.99
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death?from an assassin's bullet?in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.
¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?

¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Bader, Bonnie
$7.99
The famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968. This tumultuous time in history comes to life in over 100 black-and-white illustrations that celebrate of this remarkable man.
Who Got Game?: Baseball

Who Got Game?: Baseball

Barnes, Derrick
$12.95
Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball!

Meet unsung pioneers,

like John "Bud" Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.

Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl named Jackie Mtchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Marvel at records. Did you know that Japanese superstar Sadaharu Oh has a whopping 113 more career homers than Hank Aaron?

And that's just for starters! This lively illustrated collection of shiny nuggets of baseball lore will transform you into a superfan who knows the game better than anyone else. Someone who's got game.

My Big Book of Christmas Activities

My Big Book of Christmas Activities

Beaton, Clare
$12.99
Cut, color, and craft your way to a fantastic and spectacularly creative Christmas with these fantastic projects, cards, decorations, and gift ideas. All the activities have clear and simple instructions and can be made with simple household items or by simply making a trip to your local dollar store or supermarket.

The projects and activities in this book include:

  • Festive decorations for your home or classroom
  • Delicious Christmas food recipes
  • Twelve cards to cut out and color
  • Twenty-six decorations to cut out and color
  • Tons of templates for great ideas including an envelope for the Christmas cards

    Spread some holiday cheer for Santa and make everything you need for a homemade Christmas! My Big Book of Christmas Activities is the perfect gift for families to hand-make all the necessary Christmas trimmings and spend some quality time together.

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Mind Blown

    Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Mind Blown

    Believe It Or Not!, Ripley's
    $28.95
    A Believe It or Not! is something incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true--something that totally blows your mind! Mind Blown!, the 17th book in the bestselling series from Ripley's Believe It or Not!, is filled with unbelievable stories and images that will do just that. You'll be blown away by this all-true, all-new collection of incredible facts, unexpected stories, and stunning photography.

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Mind Blown! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike with thousands of strange stories, unusual feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover how one woman can crush apples with her biceps and read about the spider that lives underwater--yes, it's all weird and it's all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every curious mind.

    Who was Nelson Mandela?

    Who was Nelson Mandela?

    Belviso, Meg
    $5.99
    As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa. He became the country's first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.
    Who Was Sacagawea?

    Who Was Sacagawea?

    Bloom Fradin, Judith
    $5.99
    Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a golden dollar coin.
    Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community

    Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community

    Born This Way Foundation Repor
    $24.99

    A New York Times Bestseller

    For Lady Gaga, kindness is the driving force behind everything she says and does.

    The quiet power of kindness can change the way we view one another, our communities, and even ourselves. She embodies this mission, and through her work, brings more kindness into our world every single day.

    Lady Gaga has always believed in the importance of being yourself, being kind to yourself, and being kind to others, no matter who they are or where they come from. With that sentiment in mind, she and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a kinder and braver place. Through the years, they've collected stories of kindness, bravery and resilience from young people all over the world, proving that kindness truly is the universal language. And now, we invite you to read these stories and follow along as each and every young author finds their voice just as Lady Gaga has found hers.

    Within these pages, you'll meet young changemakers who found their inner strength, who prevailed in the face of bullies, who started their own social movements, who decided to break through the mental health stigma and share how they felt, who created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and who have embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return.

    In one story, you'll read about a young person with an autoimmune disease, who after being bullied at school, learned how to practice self-love and started an organization with the mission of educating others about the importance of self-love, too; and in another story, you'll meet a young person who decided to start a movement to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraged others to talk about their feelings openly and honestly, a reminder that kindness and mental wellness go hand in hand.

    Not only were we moved by these individual acts of kindness, but we were also touched by the many stories of organizations, neighborhoods, and entire communities that fully dedicated themselves to helping those in need and found new, innovative ways to make our world a kinder and braver place.

    Individually and collectively, these stories prove that kindness not only saves lives but builds community. Kindness is inclusion, it is pride, it is empathy, it is compassion, it is self-respect and it is the guiding light to love. Kindness is always transformational, and its never-ending ripples result in even more kind acts that can change our lives, our communities, and our world.

    Who Was Ben Franklin?

    Who Was Ben Franklin?

    Brindell Fradin, Dennis
    $5.99
    Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.
    Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

    Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

    Brooks, Ben
    $16.99
    Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book.
    The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true.

    With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

    Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

    Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

    Brown, Dinah
    $5.99
    Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Who Was Betsy Ross?

    Who Was Betsy Ross?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.
    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Learn how a slave became one of the leading influential African American intellectuals of the late 19th century.

    African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker Taliaferro Washington was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants during the late 1800s. As part of the last generation of leaders born into slavery, Booker believed that blacks could better progress in society through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to directly challenge the Jim Crow segregation. After hearing the Emancipation Proclamation and realizing he was free, young Booker decided to make learning his life. He taught himself to read and write, pursued a formal education, and went on to found the Tuskegee Institute--a black school in Alabama--with the goal of building the community's economic strength and pride. The institute still exists and is home to famous alumnae like scientist George Washington Carver.

    Who Was Milton Hershey?

    Who Was Milton Hershey?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hershey's life was filled with invention and innovation. As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard. Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life. He founded a school for those who didn't have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.
    Who Was Muhammad Ali?

    Who Was Muhammad Ali?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed "The Greatest," Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." He was an uncompromising athlete who brought beauty and grace to a very rough sport and became one of the world's most famous cultural icons. Read Who Was Muhammad Ali? and discover "The Greatest."
    Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

    Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

    Buckley, Jim
    $5.99
    As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton's incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.
    Wildlife Ranger Action Guide

    Wildlife Ranger Action Guide

    Carson, Mary Kay
    $18.95
    As concern for the welfare of species like honey bees and monarch butterflies grows alongside awareness of the impact of climate change, inspiring the next generation of citizen scientists is more important than ever. With Wildlife Ranger Action Guide, kids can make the world better for the animals and insects they love, starting right in their own backyards. Dozens of hands-on activities and habitat creation projects, such as making a frog pond from a kiddie pool, planting a pollinator garden for bees, painting a bat house, and building a lodge for lizards, encourage children to learn about and take an active role in protecting local wildlife. Lively photographic field guides covering 78 North American wildlife species teach kids about the habits and habitats of each and include tips for providing the plants and food needed for their survival.
    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

    Celenza, Anna Harwell; Kitchel
    $21.95
    George Gershwin only has a few weeks to compose a concerto. His piece is supposed to exemplify American music and premiere at a concert entitled "An Experiment in Modern Music." Homesick for New York while rehearsing for a musical in Boston, he soon realizes that American music is much like its people, a great melting pot of sounds, rhythms, and harmonies. JoAnn Kitchel's illustrations capture the 1920s in all their art deco majesty.
    Includes a CD of "Rhapsody in Blue" performed by George Gershwin (1925 piano roll) and the Columbia Jazz Band, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
    Little Gardener

    Little Gardener

    Cerny, Julie
    $24.95
    The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how-to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to natural systems. With fun projects, useful charts, and creative journal prompts, The Little Gardener shows gardeners of all ages how to envision and build their garden together by making the process an adventure to be treasured, with much to learn along the way.
    Word Searches

    Word Searches

    Children, Highlights for
    $4.99
    From the editors of Highlights' ever-popular Puzzlemania and Puzzle Buzz series, this curated collection of word-seeking fun will keep word-loving kids entertained for hours. Formatted in an on-the-go, fun-to-share activity pad format, it contains more than 30 fun and colorful word searches, plus lots of bonus jokes, cartoons, quizzes (and more) that make it an experience that is uniquely Highlights. The four-color puzzles are on one side of the page, with the bonus content on the other side, making it an engaging back-to-back experience.
    Just Breathe

    Just Breathe

    Chopra, Mallika
    $12.99
    For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation and mindfulness how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra and with a foreword by Deepak Chopra.

    Just Breathe is a fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide written by none other than Mallika Chopra, wellness expert and the daughter of Deepak Chopra. For kids ages 8 to 12, this book is full of specific exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and tips to lead a healthier, happier, and more connected life. The book includes practical advice on breathing techniques and guided meditations for a number of topics and scenarios, including:

  • Dealing with stress
  • Getting to sleep
  • Building self-confidence
  • Focusing on school/tests/other work
  • Ridding oneself of anxiety
  • Beginners will learn the basics of meditation and how to get started, and those more experienced will learn how to improve their practice. This book will also teach kids how to prepare their own meditation spaces. Just Breathe is the go-to book for kids who want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation.

    Just Feel

    Just Feel

    Chopra, Mallika
    $12.99
    From the author of Just Breathe, Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, comes a full-color guide empowering kids ages 8-12 to problem solve, harness inner strength, and gain grit and emotional awareness.

    Featuring full-color illustrations, Just Feel is an engaging and easy-to-read guide that introduces kids to the building blocks of resilience and grit. The U.S. and other nations are quickly becoming aware of the importance of children's ability to be independent and meet challenges head on; parents are eager for resources that help kids learn how to navigate life on their own. Just Feel is one of the very few books on social and emotional health that speaks directly to kids. Designed specifically with kids ages 8-12 in mind, the book clearly addresses important topics such as flexibility, responsibility, communication, creativity, and self-knowledge. Written by the respected writer and wellness expert Mallika Chopra, Just Feel will effectively teach kids how they can balance their emotions and make positive choices for themselves.

    True Detective

    True Detective

    Cider Mill Press
    $16.95
    True Detective features a portable magnifying glass that will allow readers to unlock their inner Sherlock and riddle their way through mind-bending visual puzzles!

    There is just one difference between each set of like objects. It'll take a true detective to solve these mysteries! Use the enclosed magnifying glass to sleuth your way through these unicorns, race cars, dogs, dinosaurs, and more. With a wide range of puzzles from beginner sleuth to super sleuth, there is something fun to amuse detectives of all ages. Stumped? Solutions are included in the back of the book for those puzzles you just can't solve.

    Marvelous Magicians

    Marvelous Magicians

    Corry, Lydia
    $19.95

    A great magician never reveals their secrets, but Marvelous Magicians reveals the names of eight groundbreaking illusionists, both famous and lesser-known, who shaped modern magic. Through a magical blend of biography, history, and illustration, this book spotlights an array of magicians, including one of the first female magicians, Adelaide Herrmann; African American illusionist Richard Potter, "The Handcuff King" Harry Houdini, and Houdin, Houdini's namesake and inspiration.

    With two spectacular fold-out pages revealing the secret workings of the Automaton Chess Player and Howard Thurston's dramatic transformation of an empty box into a world of wonders, this book examines the early history of magic, the eight magic effects on which all tricks are based, the necessary components of a magician's toolbox, and the underrated role of the magician's assistant. The book's grand finale features advice on becoming a magician, an introduction to contemporary magicians from around the world, and an exploration of the hidden societies who have kept the secrets of illusions closely guarded for decades.

    Vibrantly illustrated and written in a theatrical style, Marvelous Magicians is the perfect book for aspiring magicians who want to know more about its history and the innovators who de ned it.

    Streams and Ponds

    Streams and Ponds

    Cosneau, Olivia
    $7.99
    Did you know that water scorpions use a snorkel to breathe, that the eyes of the damselfly can swivel in every direction, or that moorhen chicks leave the nest as soon as they hatch? Ponds and streams have complex ecosystems full of amazing birds, strange insects, and colorful crustaceans, fish, and other creatures. Draw a snail's shell, color in the frogs, and perch a bird in her nest.
    Amazing Earth: Jungles

    Amazing Earth: Jungles

    Daviz, Paul
    $16.99
    Learn all about the amazing creatures that inhabit jungles and rainforests and build five animal models. No tools needed, just slot the pieces together!

    Explore the world's vast jungles and rainforests and meet some of the wild inhabitants that are found in these unique ecosystems in this colorful, interactive book. From the bottom of the forest floor to the towering canopy, jungles and rainforests burst to life on these pages full of stunning art that will captivate children and packed with intriguing facts for them to learn. Once young explorers have read all about these habitats, the adventures continue with five included cardstock models to build. No tools are required to assemble the sturdy keepsake models of a pouncing jaguar, a beautiful toucan, a spectacled caiman, a capuchin monkey, and a Goliath birdeater tarantula--the largest spider in the world!

    Amazing Earth: Oceans

    Amazing Earth: Oceans

    Daviz, Paul
    $16.99
    Learn about extraordinary sea creatures and the different layers of the ocean. Then build five sturdy cardstock models--no tools required!

    The farther down you go, the colder and darker it gets! In this fun, interactive book, kids will learn about the different layers of the ocean and the many mammals and fish that live in it. They'll read fascinating facts about the mighty whale shark, how the blue-ringed octopus camouflages itself, how sea otters use tools, how anglerfish survive without sunlight, and much more! Then they can follow the simple instructions to assemble five sturdy keepsake models of some of the unique creatures that roam underwater forests or the Great Barrier Reef: a cute sea otter, a leatherback turtle, a whale shark, a deep-sea anglerfish, and a unique blue-ringed octopus. Learning has never been so much fun!

    Who Is Bill Gates?

    Who Is Bill Gates?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan
    $5.99
    Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!
    Who Was Charlie Chaplin?

    Who Was Charlie Chaplin?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan
    $5.99
    Who was the real Charlie Chaplin? Kids will learn all about the comic genius who created "The Little Tramp"!

    Charlie Chaplin sang on a London stage for the first time at the age of five. Performing proved to be his salvation, providing a way out of a life of hardship and poverty. Success came early and made Chaplin one of the best loved people in the United States until the McCarthy witch hunts drove Chaplin from his adopted country. This is a moving portrait of a multi-talented man--actor, director, writer, even music composer--and the complicated times he lived in.
    Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan
    $5.99
    Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. Her life and times are captured in engaging text and 80 black-and-white illustrations.
    Who Was Galileo?

    Who Was Galileo?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan; O'Br
    $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 long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
    Basketball

    Basketball

    Dittmer, Lori
    $9.99
    From baseball fields to volleyball courts, some of the most popular sports can be experienced worldwide. Appealing to sports enthusiasts and young participants, this new series introduces the basic gameplay of six Amazing Sports. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine the featured sport's history, equipment, primary positions, and common rules. Each book also includes a biographical story about a famous player who influenced the sport. Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to basketball, the sport known for its hoops and orange balls. Also included is a biographical story about professional basketball player and coach Becky Hammon.
    Hanukkah

    Hanukkah

    Dittmer, Lori
    $8.99
    A kindergarten-level introduction to Hanukkah, covering the holiday's history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the menorah and the dreidel.
    Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

    Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

    Dr Seuss
    $18.99
    This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life! A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art!

    Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum--with a horse as your guide!

    Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others--all of which feature a horse! Young readers will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways.

    Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss's original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with "real-life" art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.

    Publisher's Notes discuss the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss's interest in understanding modern art, the process of creating the book, and information about each of the artists and art reproductions in the book.

    Who Is Stan Lee?

    Who Is Stan Lee?

    Edgers, Geoff
    $5.99
    Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee is still dreaming up caped crusaders and masked vigilantes in his nineties. Who Is Stan Lee? tells the story of a New York City kid with a superhero-sized imagination.
    Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk

    Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk

    Editors of Storey Publishing
    $12.95
    Pack up sandcastle-building supplies, sunscreen, and this take-along activity book! In the second book of the Backpack Explorer series from the Editors of Storey Publishing, little beachcombers are encouraged to discover all the wonders of saltwater oceans and freshwater lakes, from identifying shorebirds to learning about the life found in tide pools to listening to the waves and watching the tides.

    Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk is packed with prompts and activities, including 12 interactive field guides (for shells, jellyfish, and more), sensory scavenger hunts, science experiments such as a Stick Sundial, games, and simple projects including food chain match-ups and driftwood fish. Equipped with a real magnifying glass, stickers, and a beach log for recording shoreline sightings and adventures, this book is the perfect takealong for any beach adventure.

    Also available in this series: Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch and Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail.

    Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch

    Editors of Storey Publishing
    $12.95
    Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail

    Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail

    Editors of Storey Publishing
    $12.95
    Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

    Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are -- whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard. Seek-and-find lists, on-the-trail art projects, and discovery games get kids engaged in hands-on learning about nature, and a real pull-out magnifying glass helps them get a close-up glimpse of leaf veins, seed pods, and tiny insects. Filled with activities, checklists, and stickers, this interactive nature guide belongs in every kid's backpack.

    Who Is Jane Goodall?

    Who Is Jane Goodall?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    A life in the wild!

    Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

    Who Was George Washington?

    Who Was George Washington?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
    Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time--Italy during the Renaissance.
    Who Was Neil Armstrong?

    Who Was Neil Armstrong?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a "giant leap for mankind." This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming an astronaut. Over 80 black-and-white illustrations bring Armstrong's story to life.