• Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
    House, Anne Frank
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: January 12, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
    This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
  • Babe Ruth
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    Babe Ruth
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 1, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
    "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
  • Betsy Ross
    History's All-stars
    Weil, Ann
    Betsy Ross
    History's All-stars
    Weil, Ann
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 12, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history! Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross—from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags—and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.… More
  • Bravo!
    Engle, Margarita
    Bravo!
    Engle, Margarita
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
  • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
    Bagieu, Pénélope
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 6, 2018
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
    Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
  • Extra Credit
    Clements, Andrew
    Extra Credit
    Clements, Andrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 13, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction
    As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.… More
  • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
    Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
    Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
    Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: September 30, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
  • George Washington : Our First Leader
    History's All-stars
    Stevenson, Augusta
    George Washington : Our First Leader
    History's All-stars
    Stevenson, Augusta
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 12, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history. George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. But what was he like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about George Washington’s childhood, from his birth in Virginia on February 22, 1732, to his boyhood on a farm near Fredricksburg and later at Mount Vernon, to his relationship with his older brother, who was like a father to him. Find out what George did for fun—and what prepared him to eventually lead a new nation.… More
  • Heroes of Olympus
    Freeman, Philip, Calkhoven, Laurie
    Heroes of Olympus
    Freeman, Philip, Calkhoven, Laurie
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 1, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, European History
    Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders. Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights. Sixty dramatic illustrations enliven the book.… More
  • In Defiance of Hitler : The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
    McClafferty, Carla Killough
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: April 22, 2014
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
    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 home two weeks later. As more and more people came to him for assistance, however, he realized the situation was far worse than anyone in America had suspected - and his role far greater than he had imagined. He remained in France for over a year, refusing to leave until he was forcibly evicted. At a time when most Americans ignored the World War II atrocities in Europe, Varian Fry engaged in covert operations, putting himself in great danger, to save strangers in a foreign land. He was instrumental in the rescue of over two thousand refugees, including the novelist Heinrich Mann and the artist Marc Chagall. … More
  • In Disguise! : Undercover With Real Women Spies
    Hunter, Ryan Ann
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 12, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles. Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, In Disguise! details the lives of some of history’s most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs. Originally published a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of In Disguise! profiles twenty-eight daring international secret agents, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution, to the modern-day exploits of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. With riveting narratives, fun quizzes to determine if you have what it takes to go undercover, secret-agent trivia, and short spotlight bios, In Disguise! is sure to engage and inspire.… More
  • Jokes to Tell the Queen
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Jokes to Tell the Queen
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: June 29, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction
    Where does the Queen keep her armies? Up her sleevies! Laugh your way through this hilarious book packed with hundreds of splendidly silly jokes on every topic under the sun, such as animals, school and family, plus plenty of good old knock, knock jokes and lots of royalty themed jokes. Handy practical tips will advise you on crucial regal accomplishments, such as how to perfect the royal wave and how to pull off headscarf chic when walking one's corgis. Interactive elements include devising your Fantasy Royal Family and designing your own palace. A bonus fact section at the back of the book contains fascinating and little-known facts about the Queen and the Royal Family - did you know that Buckingham Palace has its own cinema, post office, chapel, swimming pool, staff cafeteria and doctor's surgery?… More
  • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
    Schmidt, Jason
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 6, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
    Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
  • Mia Hamm
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    Mia Hamm
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 1, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
    Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
  • Science Comics
    Science Comics
    Hirsch, Andy
    Science Comics
    Science Comics
    Hirsch, Andy
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: August 21, 2018
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
    Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!In Trees: Kings of the Forest we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.… More
  • Science Comics
    Science Comics
    Mosco, Rosemary
    Science Comics
    Science Comics
    Mosco, Rosemary
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 18, 2018
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
    With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors—Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we’re learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter’s red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System—and beyond!… More
  • Science Comics : Robots and Drones. Past, Present, and Future
    Science Comics
    Scott, Mairghread
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 27, 2018
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction, Technology
    In factories! In the sky! In your cars and phones! In your own home! Robots are everywhere! And they have been for a lot longer than you might realize.From tea-serving robots in feudal Japan to modern rovers exploring Mars, robots have been humanity's partners, helpers, and protectors for centuries! Join one of the world's earliest robots, a mechanical bird named Pouli, as he explores where robots came from, how they work, and where they’re going in this informative and hilarious new book! Ever dreamt of building your own best friend? It might be easier than you think!Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!… More
  • Science Comics : Rockets. Defying Gravity
    Science Comics
    Drozd, Jerzy, Drozd, Anne
    Science Comics : Rockets. Defying Gravity
    Science Comics
    Drozd, Jerzy, Drozd, Anne
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 12, 2018
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
    Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!This volume: In Rockets we explore the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. We dive into Newton's Laws of Motion—learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!… More
  • Science Comics Sharks : Nature's Perfect Hunter
    Science Comics
    Flood, Joe
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: April 17, 2018
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Science, Nature
    For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!… More
  • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
    Be What You Want
    Mattern, Joanne
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 1, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
    Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
  • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
    Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 25, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
    Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
  • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
    Barakat, Ibtisam
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: February 20, 2007
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
    Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
  • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
    Montalván, Luis Carlos
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: August 8, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
    Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… More
  • Water Seeker
    Holt, Kimberly Willis
    Water Seeker
    Holt, Kimberly Willis
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
    Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family. … More
  • Which Way to the Wild West? : Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion
    Sheinkin, Steve
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: July 6, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, United States History
    History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier. … More