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D-Day

by Rick Atkinson Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (May 06, 2014)

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...


America Through the Lens

by Martin W. Sandler Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 22, 2014)

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."-Lewis Hine

A stunning view of America as captured by groundbreaking photographers

American history is punctuated by defining moments-some...


Polar Bear Math

by Ann Whitehead Nagda & Cindy Bickel Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2014)

That night Cindy took the tiny cubs home with her. She didn't sleep at all-she was too busy feeding milk to the twins, cleaning them, and checking on every little cry.

When dawn came, the small bears were still...


Panda Math

by Ann Whitehead Nagda Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2014)

Learn about subtraction with the San Diego Zoo's famous baby pandas in Panda Math

Hua Mei was the first giant panda cub born in the United States that survived more than a few days. She was born at the San Diego...


The Last Days of Jesus

by Bill O'Reilly & William Low Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2014)

Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked across Galilee; everywhere he traveled he gained followers. His contemporaries are familiar historical figures: Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate....


Cheetah Math

by Ann Whitehead Nagda Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2014)

Cheetahs are very fast—and very shy. When two young cubs come to the nursery at the San Diego Zoo, the staff hopes they will help visitors learn more about the plight of cheetahs in the wild. Majani and Kubali...


Chimp Math

by Ann Whitehead Nagda & Cindy Bickel Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 18, 2014)

Learn about different ways to measure time by following the growth of a baby chimp

Late one night, a tiny chimpanzee is born at a zoo in Kansas. He seems very weak, and the staff is worried. Will he survive?...


The Finest Hours

by Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (January 14, 2014)

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade...


Uncrashable Dakota

by Andy Marino Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 12, 2013)

In 1862, Union army infantryman Samuel Dakota changed history when he spilled a bottle of pilfered moonshine in the Virginia dirt and stumbled upon the biochemical secret of flight. Not only did the Civil War...


Toys!

by Don Wulffson & Laurie Keller Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 05, 2013)

A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions.

"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a...


Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

by Penny Colman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 23, 2013)

In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, unmarried,...


No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row

by Susan Kuklin Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 01, 2013)

No Choirboy takes readers inside America's prisons, and allows inmates sentenced to death as teenagers to speak for themselves. In their own voices—raw and uncensored—they talk about their lives in prison,...


A Whole New Ball Game

by Sue Macy Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 06, 2013)

"Play ball!" yelled the umpires as the teams of the AAGPBL took the field in the tense, war-torn days of 1943. Like all professional baseball players, these athletes scrambled to their positions, tossed balls...


Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 11, 2013)

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes...


Handbook for Hot Witches

by Dame Darcy Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 21, 2012)

Combine a graphic novel with a dash of crafts, a sprinkle of feminist fairy tales, and a whole cauldron of spells—voilà!—Dame Darcy's Handbook for Hot Witches. This is the guide for girls who want cool...


Disasters

by Brenda Z. Guiberson Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 08, 2010)

Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible...


Lincoln's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (August 21, 2012)

Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller,...


Haunted Histories

by J. H. Everett & Marilyn Scott-Waters Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 17, 2012)

Guided by tween "ghostorian" Virgil, readers will discover fascinating facts about calamitous events throughout history as they explore castles, palaces and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with...


Guy-Write

by Ralph Fletcher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 03, 2012)

It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes,...


How to Die of Embarrassment Every Day

by Ann Hodgman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (May 10, 2011)

Ann Hodgman is a funny lady. In this book, she explains how she got that way. But the book only goes up through sixth grade. After that, her life became so embarrassing that writing it down would have caused...


The Firefly Letters

by Margarita Engle Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 16, 2010)

The freedom to roam is something that women and girls in Cuba do not have. Yet when Fredrika Bremer visits from Sweden in 1851 to learn about the people of this magical island, she is accompanied by Cecilia,...


Tropical Secrets

by Margarita Engle Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 31, 2009)

Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned away his ship full of refugees, and Daniel finds...


Borrowed Names

by Jeannine Atkins Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 16, 2010)

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 Surrender Tree

by Margarita Engle Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2008)

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not...


Wildly Romantic

by Catherine M. Andronik Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 17, 2007)

Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution

Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold.

In the early 1800s, poetry...


Marshfield Memories: More Stories About Growing Up

by Ralph Fletcher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 13, 2018)

A heartfelt middle grade companion to Marshfield Dreams that captures the boyhood years of twelve-year-old Ralph Fletcher in relatable episodes of everyday disappointments and triumphs.

As the oldest of nine...


My Family Divided

by Diane Guerrero & Erica Moroz Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 17, 2018)

Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wow-ing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, Diane Guerrero...


More Deadly Than War

by Kenneth C. Davis Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (May 15, 2018)

From bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes a fascinating account of the Spanish influenza pandemic 100 years after it first swept the world in 1918.

"Davis deftly juggles compelling storytelling, gruesome...


Champion

by Sally M Walker Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 06, 2018)

American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America's eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without...


When I Was a Turkey

by Joe Hutto & Brenda Z. Guiberson Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 07, 2017)

When I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting.

After a local farmer left a bowl of wild turkey eggs on Joe Hutto’s...


The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

by Graham Spence, Lawrence Anthony & Thea Feldman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 24, 2017)

When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no...


The Day the World Went Nuclear

by Bill O'Reilly Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 20, 2017)

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,...


Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

by Peter Lourie & Wendell Minor Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 28, 2017)

Here is a compelling middle grade nonfiction tale of how one classic writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature, punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and...


Dollmakers and Their Stories

by Krystyna Poray Goddu Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 01, 2004)

"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...


Toys!

by Don Wulffson & Laurie Keller Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (December 02, 2014)

A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller.

"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh...


Saga of the Sioux

by Dee Brown & Dwight Jon Zimmerman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 07, 2014)

This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multi-million copy bestseller, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, is filled with photographs and maps to bring alive the tragic saga of Native Americans for middle grade readers....


Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

by Rick Atkinson Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 30, 2015)

On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of...


Blizzard of Glass

by Sally M Walker Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 22, 2011)

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...


Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

by Ying Chang Compestine Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 29, 2009)

The summer of 1972, before I turned nine, danger began knocking on doors all over China.

Nine-year-old Ling has a very happy life. Her parents are both dedicated surgeons at the best hospital in Wuhan, and her...


Kindertransport

by Olga Levy Drucker Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2011)

Mama and I climbed aboard. I waved to Papa until he was only a tiny speck in the distance. The train turned the curve, and he was gone.

The powerful autobiographical account of a young girls' struggle as a Jewish...


Little Author in the Big Woods

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Jennifer Thermes Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 16, 2014)

Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography...


Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

by Susan Kuklin Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (December 24, 2013)

In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later,...


Marshfield Dreams

by Ralph Fletcher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 01, 2005)

The colorful boyhood of a popular author comes to life in this personal account

Imagine learning from a nosy classmate that your mother is having yet another baby. To Ralph's classmates, news of one more Fletcher...


Adventurous Women

by Penny Colman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 07, 2006)

The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century.

Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During the Civil War, Katharine Wormeley worked aboard hospital...


Abracadabra

by HP Newquist & Aleksey & Olga Ivanov Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (November 17, 2015)

Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectacular. Truly great magic makes us believe in things we know can't be real. In the hands of the greatest magicians, even a simple...


A Hundred Days from Home

by Randall Wright Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 14, 2015)

An adolescent boy struggles with the loss of one friendship and the flowering of a new one.

The mouth of the basin had washed away so that the pool had emptied with the runoff from the storm, but the tree still...


Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts

by Penny Colman Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (December 15, 1997)

Drawing on extensive historical and anthropological research, personal accounts, and interviews with people who work in the funeral industry, Penny Colman examines the compelling subjects of death and burial...


Meet the Musicians

by Amy Nathan Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 07, 2006)

The musicians of the New York Philharmonic were kids once too!

How does a kid who just wants to play baseball make the transition to creating beautiful music?

Musicians from many different sections of the New...


Fighting Fire!

by Michael L. Cooper Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (March 04, 2014)

From colonial times to the modern day, two things have remained constant in American history: the destructive power of fires and the bravery of those who fight them.

Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest...


Tiger Math

by Ann Whitehead Nagda & Cindy Bickel Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 01, 2014)

Learn to graph while following the growth of T.J., an orphaned Siberian tiger cub who is hand-raised at the Denver Zoo.

T.J. is a Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo. One day he stops eating. The zoo staff...