• 10,000 Days of Thunder : A History of the Vietnam War
    Caputo, Philip
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: November 15, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Modern History, United States History
    It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today. Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath. Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.… More
  • Adventurous Women
    Colman, Penny
    Adventurous Women
    Colman, Penny
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 7, 2006
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction
    Including the story of Mary Gibson Henry's incredible botanical research and the devotion of Katharine Wormeley to heal the sick and wounded during the Civil War, this book profiles the lives of eight strong and determined women who let nothing stand in their way in the pursuit of their goals and dreams.… More
  • Against All Opposition : Black Explorers in America
    Haskins, James
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: June 4, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
    Long before 1492, African sailors and travelers, many of them slaves or servants, helped to discover new worlds. Many black adventurers have passed unsung into history, and yet they played vital roles in innumerable explorations. Renowned author Jim Haskins describes the feats of those whose imagination and courage led them to new worlds, against all opposition. … More
  • Albert Einstein
    History's All-stars
    Hammontree, Marie
    Albert Einstein
    History's All-stars
    Hammontree, Marie
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: December 30, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Before Albert Einstein was an internationally renowned genius, he was a kid—learn all about his childhood and what makes him an all-star in American history! Albert Einstein is a household name synonymous with genius around the world. His work unlocked mysteries of the universe and also impacted everyday conveniences like remote controls and televisions. And while most are familiar with Einstein’s adult wisdom (and wild hair), do you know what he was like as a child? From his passion for music—he played both the violin and the piano—to his early curiosity for understanding the mysteries of science, in this narrative biography you’ll learn all about Albert Einstein’s childhood and the influences that shaped the life of a remarkable man.… More
  • Alive in the Killing Fields : Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
    Keat, Nawuth, Kendall, Martha
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: October 13, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy. In this captivating memoir, a young Nawuth defies the odds and survives the invasion of his homeland by the Khmer Rouge. Under the brutal reign of the dictator Pol Pot, he loses his parents, young sister, and other members of his family. After his hometown of Salatrave was overrun, Nawuth and his remaining relatives are eventually captured and enslaved by Khmer Rouge fighters. They endure physical abuse, hunger, and inhumane living conditions. But through it all, their sense of family holds them together, giving them the strength to persevere through a time when any assertion of identity is punishable by death. Nawuth’s story of survival and escape from the Killing Fields of Cambodia is also a message of hope; an inspiration to children whose worlds have been darkened by hardship and separation from loved ones. This story provides a timeless lesson in the value of human dignity and freedom for readers of all ages.… More
  • And Nobody Got Hurt! : The World's Weirdest, Wackiest True Sports Stories
    Berman, Len
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: November 15, 2008
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports
    An Olympian who sacrificed a medal to save a competitor, a professional soccer player who was bribed out of retirement with pizza, a runaway pig who disrupted the start of a baseball game -- truth is stranger than fiction, especially in sports! In this sequel to his first compilation of sports bloopers and unbelievable stories, And Nobody Got Hurt ", Today Show regular and Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Len Berman shares more of the funniest and most amazing stories in the history of sports, including favorite moments from his popular Spanning the World segments on NBC-TV. … More
  • Andrew Jackson : Young Patriot
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Stanley, George Edward
    Andrew Jackson : Young Patriot
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Stanley, George Edward
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors… More
  • Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods : An Intrepid Eater's Digest
    Zimmern, Andrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 30, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Cooking, Reference & Study Aids
    Andrew Zimmern loves food. In fact, there's practically nothing he won't try--at least once. As host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America on the Travel Channel, Andrew's passion is exploring how different foods are important to different cultures. Now, Andrew is sharing his most hilarious culinary experiences--as well as fun facts about culture, geography, art, and history, to name a few--with readers of all ages. Don't like broccoli? Well, what if you were served up a plate of brains, instead? From alligator meat to wildebeest, this digest of Andrew's most memorable weird, wild, and wonderful foods will fascinate and delight eaters of all ages, intrepid and...not so much. … More
  • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex : Who Was Who?
    House, Anne Frank
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: January 12, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
    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
  • Anne Frank : Young Diarist
    Childhood of World Figures
    Ashby, Ruth
    Anne Frank : Young Diarist
    Childhood of World Figures
    Ashby, Ruth
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, European History
    In 1933, at the age of four, Anne Frank and her family fled from the Nazis in Germany and sought safe haven in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1940, when the Germans invaded the Netherlands, the Frank family once again feared for their lives. Like tens of thousands of Dutch Jews, the Franks went into hiding. They lived in several hidden rooms -- known as the "Secret Annex" -- above Mr. Frank's office building. It was there that Anne wrote her now-famous diary. The Franks lived in hiding for two years before they were discovered and sent to Auschwitz, the most well-known and feared concentration camp. Anne Frank gave a human face to the victims of the Holocaust and a courageous voice to all those who were silenced. Though Anne Frank only lived to the age of fifteen, her inspirational childhood is perhaps the best known in history.… More
  • Anthony Burns : The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
    Virginia Hamilton
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: February 15, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History
    The true story of a young man struggling for freedom at the dawn of the Civil War Anthony Burns is a runaway slave who has just started to build a life for himself in Boston. Then his former owner comes to town to collect him. Anthony won’t go willingly, though, and people across the city step forward to make sure he’s not taken. Based on the true story of a man who stood up against the Fugitive Slave Law, Hamilton’s gripping account follows the battle in the streets and in the courts to keep Burns a citizen of Boston—a battle that is the prelude to the nation’s bloody Civil War.… More
  • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
    National Geographic Kids Chapters
    Newman, Aline
    Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
    National Geographic Kids Chapters
    Newman, Aline
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: July 24, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
    This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… 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, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    "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
  • Bad Boy : A Memoir
    Myers, Walter Dean
    Bad Boy : A Memoir
    Myers, Walter Dean
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: October 6, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer. But while growing up in a poor family in Harlem, his hope for a successful future diminished as he came to realize fully the class and racial struggles that surrounded him. He began to doubt himself and the values that he had always relied on, attending high school less and less, turning to the streets and to his books for comfort. Supports the Common Core State Standards. … More
  • Balcony on the Moon : Coming of Age in Palestine
    Barakat, Ibtisam
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 25, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Political Science, Biography & Memoir, Parenting & Family
    Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Museum Honor BookA Bank Street College of Education Best BookAn American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten BookA Notable Book for a Global SocietyA News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award WinnerA Middle East Book Award Honorable MentionIn this follow-up to Tasting the Sky, a young Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
  • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    Barack Obama : Our 44th President
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 8, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles. President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome. However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election. Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
  • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 6, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles.      President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome.      However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election.      Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
  • Bats : Learning to Fly
    Science Comics
    Koch, Falynn Christine
    Bats : Learning to Fly
    Science Comics
    Koch, Falynn Christine
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: February 28, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Science
    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!This volume: In Bats, we follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans on a nature hike. He is taken to a bat rehabilitation center where he meets many different species of bats. They teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live.… More
  • Ben Franklin's Almanac : Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life
    Fleming, Candace
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 15, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction
    "What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first willow trees in America. Modeled on his own Poor Richard's Almanack, this unique scrapbook captures Franklin's countless accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, cartoon and etching mesh to create a fascinating portrait of this most fascinating man. Anyone interested in the birth of American democracy...or curious about the rise of the U.S. postal system...or wondering how paper money came to be...or wanting to know how Ben Franklin was part of it all, is sure to pore over Ben Franklin's Almanac. … More
  • Best Friends Forever : And More True Stories of Animal Friendships
    National Geographic Kids Chapters
    Shields, Amy
    Best Friends Forever : And More True Stories of Animal Friendships
    National Geographic Kids Chapters
    Shields, Amy
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: July 9, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
    This is the first in a line of four books within the National Geographic Kids Chapters series that explore unexpected animal bonds. In this book you'll meet four unlikely pairings, including Billy and Lilly. Billy the boxer adopted Lilly the goat when she was abandoned by her mother. Billy and Lilly are rarely apart since Billy has taken on the role of Lilly's protector, caretaker, and constant companion. This and the other stories in this book will enchant readers and empower them to devour the more text-heavy "grown up" style of the book, while still keeping the story easily digestable for a hestitant reader. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition. … 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
  • Blizzard of Glass
    Walker, Sally M
    Blizzard of Glass
    Walker, Sally M
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: November 22, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History, Technology
    On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One ship was loaded top to bottom with munitions and one held relief supplies, both intended for wartorn Europe. The resulting blast flattened two towns, Halifax and Dartmouth, and killed nearly 2,000 people. As if that wasn’t devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and paralyzing much-needed relief efforts.Fascinating, edge-of-your-seat storytelling based on original source material conveys this harrowing account of tragedy and recovery.… More
  • Borrowed Names : Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.j. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters
    Atkins, Jeannine
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 16, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Science
    As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A'Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irène too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters. Borrowed Names is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
  • Boy on the Wooden Box : How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
    Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B., Leyson, Elisabeth B
    Boy on the Wooden Box : How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
    Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B., Leyson, Elisabeth B
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 27, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Judaism, Biography & Memoir, History
    In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson’s telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.… More
  • Boys Who Rocked the World : Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee
    McCann, Michelle Roehm
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 30, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
    Meet young men with grand goals in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty. This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. This updated and expanded edition of Boys Who Rocked the World encompases a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Steve Jobs to Crazy Horse and Stephen King—each with his own incredible story of how he created life-changing opportunities for himself and the world. Personal aspirations from today’s young men are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now—boys like John Collinson, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and Alec Loorz, who founded the nonprofit organization Kids vs. Global Warming.      It’s never too soon to start making a difference, and this empowering collection of accomplished young men makes for ideal motivation.… More
  • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
    Engle, Margarita
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    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
  • Cesar Chavez : A Hero for Everyone
    Milestone
    Soto, Gary
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 25, 2008
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    ¡Viva la causa! ¡Viva César Chávez! Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans work together for better wages, for better working conditions, for better lives. No one thought they could win against the rich and powerful growers. But Cesar was out to prove them wrong -- and that he did.… More
  • Charles and Emma
    Heiligman, Deborah
    Charles and Emma
    Heiligman, Deborah
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 6, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction
    An engaging exploration of history, science and religion provides a thought-provoking account of Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory, examining how his personal life affected his work and vice versa because of his wife's strong religious beliefs. National Book Award Finalist, Michael L. Printz Award, New York Times Book Review Notable Book, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. Reprint.… More
  • Child in Prison Camp
    Takashima, Shizuye
    Child in Prison Camp
    Takashima, Shizuye
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: January 29, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Military History
    The author recalls her fears, frustrations, and experiences as a child in a relocation center for Japanese families in British Columbia during the Second World War… More
  • Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice
    Hoose, Phillip
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 20, 2009
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Life Strategies, Biography & Memoir
    "When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle , the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history. Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book. … More
  • Cool Hair : A Teenager's Guide to the Best Beauty Secrets on Hair, Makeup, and Style
    Cohen, Sherry Suib, Roppatte, Vincent
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 27, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, Fashion, Health & Diet
    Make no mistake-this is not your mother's beauty book. Every teen knows it's all about hair. If your hair looks great, so do you. And what's more, you feel great. A bad hair day might make you want to pull a blanket over your head and stay in bed.Don't do it. Don't waste a minute of your life feeling insecure and un-pretty. Wanting cool hair doesn't mean you're shallow: it means you know the ripple effect of great hair. You feel smarter, funnier, more assured, as well as prettier. When we know we look good, we attract the best people, we become our best selves. Vincent Roppatte, style director of the Elizabeth Arden beauty salon in New York's Saks Fifth Avenue, and the celebrity stylist for stars of every age, offers simple and wonderful tips on how to achieve the hair that's most terrific for you. Chockfull of photographs of remarkable makeovers of teens just like you, Cool Hair delivers what you need to know about cut, color, and care for every kind of hair-even the most difficult to manage. There is no such thing as a bad hair day, declares Vincent, and he proves it with quizzes to test your beauty savvy, illustrated instructions for mastering the secret tricks of special styles, and professional techniques straight from one of the most celebrated salons in the world. Chapters on skin and makeup will help you to complete the great adventure of finding a newer, cooler look. If you are interested in defining your style, Cool Hair's the book to read. In these pages, you will find the most current solutions to achieving fabulous hair. Cool Hair is the direct path to being confident that you look great and that your hair is shining, healthy, attention-getting. Cool Hair can give you the hair you deserve-no matter what kind of hair you were born with. Cool Hair can change your life.… More
  • Coral Reefs : Cities of the Ocean
    Science Comics
    Wicks, Maris
    Coral Reefs : Cities of the Ocean
    Science Comics
    Wicks, Maris
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 29, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Nature, Science
    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!This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.… More
  • Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts
    Colman, Penny
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: December 15, 1997
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, History, Life Strategies
    Providing extensive historical and anthropological research, intimate accounts, and interviews with people who work in the funeral industry, this intriguing book examines the subjects of death and burial across cultures and societies. Jr Lib Guild.… More
  • Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
    National Geographic Kids Chapters
    Halls, Kelly Milner
    Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
    National Geographic Kids Chapters
    Halls, Kelly Milner
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: July 9, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Nature
    "National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with yourfriends, and read under the covers at night. Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life tosave her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more"--… More
  • Daisy and the Girl Scouts : The Story of Juliette Gordon Low
    Brown, Fern
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: May 6, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-11, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    In this fascinating biography of Juliette Gordon Low, who loved to be called Daisy, readers will learn about her Civil War childhood, her almost complete hearing loss, and her unhappy married life. Most importantly, they will learn about the sense of purpose that drove Juliette Low to found the Girl Scouts of the United States of America—an organization that helped break down cultural restrictions placed on young girls living in the early 1900s. … More
  • Danger on the Mountain
    Ngk Chapters
    Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
    Danger on the Mountain
    Ngk Chapters
    Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: December 13, 2016
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
    Accomplished outdoor explorer Gregg Treinish loves adventure! Whether it's spending two years hiking the remote and perilously high Andes Mountains or coming face to face with wolverines, lynx, and bears, Gregg always knows where the action is. With gripping—and totally true—stories of incredible adventures, extreme excursions, and ultimate survival, this book will have you on the edge of your seat.… More
  • Day the President Was Shot : The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
    O'Reilly, Bill
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 21, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
    The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D. C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service, to the FBI's interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals and the president's extraordinary recovery, this is a page-turning account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath.This title has Common Core connections.… More
  • Day the World Went Nuclear : Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific
    O'Reilly, Bill
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 20, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
    Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.… More
  • D-day : The Invasion of Normandy, 1944
    Atkinson, Rick
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: May 6, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, European History, United States History
    Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times -bestselling The Guns at Last Light , D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day--June 6, 1944--the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation. Perfect for history buffs and newcomers to the topic alike! … More
  • Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
    Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
    Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
    Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: September 6, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
    You are not alone Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the ?funny guy? into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today?s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying?as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators?in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. … More
  • Derek Jeter's Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015
    Derek Jeter's Ultimate Baseball Guide
    Dobrow, Larry, Jones, Damien
    Derek Jeter's Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015
    Derek Jeter's Ultimate Baseball Guide
    Dobrow, Larry, Jones, Damien
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 17, 2015
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Sports
    The ultimate, fact-filled collector’s guide from legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter! No matter their favorite team or player, young sports fans can look to baseball legend Derek Jeter for information on America’s national pastime. Derek Jeter’s Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015 is jam-packed with facts about each of the thirty Major League teams. Brief team histories are peppered with Jeter’s handwritten notes and interwoven with cool trivia, covering everything from the sport’s start and the original Knickerbocker Rules to baseball’s weirdest superstitions. Not sure how to compute a slugging average? Want to know how many teams have won over 10,000 games? Ever wondered how many stitches are in a baseball? Fans will find answers to these and much more in this annual collector’s guide.… More
  • Dewey the Library Cat : A True Story
    Myron, Vicki, Witter, Bret
    Dewey the Library Cat : A True Story
    Myron, Vicki, Witter, Bret
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: May 3, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Nature
    In the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other , this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. This middle-grade adaptation of the Grand Central bestseller Dewey features an 8-page photo insert, including exclusive, never-before-seen photos of the Dew! Now everyone's favorite library cat can inspire a new audience of young readers with his story of courage and love. Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time.… More
  • Diana, Princess of Wales : Young Royalty
    Childhood of World Figures
    Gormley, Beatrice
    Diana, Princess of Wales : Young Royalty
    Childhood of World Figures
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Family & Relationships, Biography & Memoir
    Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped when she began feeling inferior to not only an accomplished older sister, but also her clever younger brother. Diana was a good athlete and was gifted at connecting with other people. Still, she struggled to find her place in the world. Diana thought marrying the prince of Wales would make everything okay in her life. Joining the royal family did bring her some happiness, but in other ways it brought her tremendous pain. Read about the little girl who struggled to find herself and became one of the most famous and beloved women in history.… More
  • Dinosaurs : A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
    Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
    Osborne, Will, Osborne, Mary Pope
    Dinosaurs : A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
    Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
    Osborne, Will, Osborne, Mary Pope
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: January 25, 2012
    Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, History
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better.Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.  Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter booksMerlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced readerSuper Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventureFact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventuresHave more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!… More
  • Disasters
    Guiberson, Brenda Z.
    Disasters
    Guiberson, Brenda Z.
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 8, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, History, Nature
    A history of ten well-known disasters--from the great Chicago fire to Hurricane Katrina--explores the causes and effects of the devastation as well as the power of humankind to persevere in the face of adversity.… More
  • Discovery in the Cave
    Step into Reading
    Dubowski, Mark
    Discovery in the Cave
    Step into Reading
    Dubowski, Mark
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: April 6, 2011
    Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, European History
    This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
  • Dog on a Bike
    Ngk Chapters
    Donohue, Moira Rose
    Dog on a Bike
    Ngk Chapters
    Donohue, Moira Rose
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: February 14, 2017
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
    Based on the hit feature in National Geographic Kids magazine, Amazing Animals, we bring you three heartwarming tales of animals with incredible talents, including the stories of Norman the bike-riding dog and Eddie the otter who shoots hoops! Written in fun and lively prose that empowers readers to devour the book page-by-page, these action-packed stories will leave readers thirsty for more.… More
  • Dogs : From Predator to Protector
    Science Comics
    Hirsch, Andy
    Dogs : From Predator to Protector
    Science Comics
    Hirsch, Andy
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 31, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction, Nature
    How well do you know our favorite furry companion? Did they really descend from wolves? What's the difference between a Chihuahua and a Saint Bernard? And just how smart are they? Join one friendly mutt on a journey to discover the secret origin of dogs, how genetics and evolution shape species, and where in the world his favorite ball bounced off to.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
  • Dollmakers and Their Stories : Women Who Changed the World of Play
    Goddu, Krystyna Poray
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 1, 2004
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    "Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself." -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers. … More