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Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!

by Glenn Murphy & Mike Phillips Roaring Brook Press (May 13, 2014)

Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!: The Science Scoop on More Than 30 Terrifying Phenomena

Beginning with a gripping description of the worst-case scenarios we've all heard on the news, expert explainer Glenn...


The Port Chicago 50

by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press (January 21, 2014)

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California,...


Buried Beneath Us

by Anthony Aveni & Katherine Roy Roaring Brook Press (November 19, 2013)

A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America.

You may think you know all...


The Mad Potter

by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan Roaring Brook Press (October 29, 2013)

When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was!

Born in 1856 in Biloxi,...


100 Questions You'd Never Ask Your Parents

by Elisabeth Henderson & Nancy Armstrong, M.D. Roaring Brook Press (August 27, 2013)

Teens have questions about sex. This simple manual answers their questions--honestly, simply, and reliably.

What does an orgasm feel like?

Does masturbating have any long-term negative effects?

Does alcohol kill...


Bomb

by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press (September 04, 2012)

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned...


Mission: Save the Planet

by Sally Ride & Tam O'Shaughnessy Roaring Brook Press (March 17, 2009)

PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET

A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact.

From simple measures like turning off the water while you brush your teeth, to bigger challenges like...


King George: What Was His Problem?

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Roaring Brook Press (July 07, 2009)

KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS

"Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock...


Bootleg

by Karen Blumenthal Roaring Brook Press (May 24, 2011)

It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions,...


Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries

by Susan Pearson Roaring Brook Press (May 11, 2010)

AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of one

of the world's most influential scientists.

Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey...


Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

by Anita Silvey Roaring Brook Press (October 13, 2009)

"What children's book changed the way you see the world?"

Anita Silvey asked this question to more than one hundred of our most respected and admired leaders in society, and she learned about the books that shaped...


Mission: Planet Earth

by Sally Ride & Tam O'Shaughnessy Roaring Brook Press (March 17, 2009)

From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet's future.

Beginning with Sally...


Which Way to the Wild West?

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Roaring Brook Press (July 06, 2010)

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...


Two Miserable Presidents

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Roaring Brook Press (July 07, 2009)

May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.

That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks...


Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?

by Bruce Weinstein & Harriet Russell Roaring Brook Press (April 14, 2009)

It's not always easy to figure out what's right or wrong.

Your parents say one thing, your teachers say another, and your friends say something else entirely. Is it okay to tell a friend that her cookies taste...


How Loud Can You Burp?

by Glenn Murphy Roaring Brook Press (September 01, 2009)

How loud can your average middle-grader burp? Parents, librarians, and innocent bystanders are about to find out. This follow-up to the equally alluring WHY IS SNOT GREEN? tackles more of life's burning questions,...


Boy on the Lion Throne

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Roaring Brook Press (March 03, 2009)

From humble beginnings to world leader, a new biography focuses on the childhood of the Dalai Lama, as his country remains at the center of the world stage.

On a quiet winter morning in 1937, several men on horseback...


Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

by Ellen Potter, Anne Mazer & Matt Phelan Roaring Brook Press (May 29, 2010)

LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS.

In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

After receiving letters from fans...


Short

by John Schwartz Roaring Brook Press (April 13, 2010)

A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO GROWING UP SHORT. Part science book, part memoir—a

book for everyone concerned about looking (or feeling) different.

When veteran journalist John Schwartz took a close look at famous height...


Digital Revolutionaries

by Steve Lohr Roaring Brook Press (September 29, 2009)

In the beginning, there was the computer. And it was big. As big as a room. Sometimes as big as a house. Early computers required teams of white-coated scientists to keep them running, yet one of those giant...


Side Effects

by Amy Goldman Koss Roaring Brook Press (January 25, 2010)

Serious, funny, compelling -- and unique: a novel about a teenager with cancer and doesn't die, from Amy Goldman Koss, acclaimed author of THE GIRLS.

As if it isn't bad enough to have cancer, practically every...


Punk Rock Etiquette

by Travis Nichols Roaring Brook Press (September 02, 2008)

Looking to start an underground band? Don't make a move until you've read this book!

So you KNOW you are destined to rock... well you're in luck -- all you need is this book! (Please note musical talent, bandmates,...


Episodes

by Blaze Ginsberg Roaring Brook Press (September 01, 2009)

EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old. Inspired by the format of the Internet Movie Database,...


The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)

by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader & Tim Foley Roaring Brook Press (July 10, 2018)

In this second installment of the Epic Fails series, explore the many failures that made up the Race to Space, paving the way for humanity’s eventual success at reaching the stars.

Today, everyone is familiar...


The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1)

by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader & Tim Foley Roaring Brook Press (July 10, 2018)

A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success.

Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today...


Faith and Fury: The Temple Mount and the Noble Sanctuary: The Story of Jerusalem's Most Sacred Space

by Ilene Cooper Roaring Brook Press (October 24, 2017)

Veteran author Ilene Cooper explores the turbulent history of one of Jerusalem's most sacred sites in this timely, illustrated nonfiction offering, Faith and Fury: The Temple Mount and the Noble Sanctuary.

Towering...


Magellan: Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen Roaring Brook Press (May 23, 2017)

A middle-grade adaptation of Laurence Bergreen's adult bestseller, about Magellan's historic voyage around the globe.

On September 6, 1522, a horribly battered ship manned by eighteen malnourished, scurvy-ridden...


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press (January 17, 2017)

“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog...


The Notorious Benedict Arnold

by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press (November 09, 2010)

Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold:...


The Young Investigator's Guide to Ancient Aliens

by History Channel Roaring Brook Press (July 21, 2015)

As a tie-in to the wildly successful History Channel show, here's a book filled with fascinating tales, ancient folklore, and compelling evidence of the role extraterrestrials may have played in human history....


Skywalkers

by David Weitzman Roaring Brook Press (April 29, 2014)

Skyscrapers define the American city. Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs, Skywalkers by David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and...


Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space

by Tam O'Shaughnessy Roaring Brook Press (October 06, 2015)

Years before millions of Americans tuned in to watch her historic space flight aboard the Challenger in 1983, Sally Ride stayed up late to watch Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the moon. The...


Presenting Buffalo Bill

by Candace Fleming Roaring Brook Press (September 20, 2016)

Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless...


Rhythm Ride

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Roaring Brook Press (September 29, 2015)

From award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world.

Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family....


Most Dangerous

by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press (September 22, 2015)

A 2015 National Book Award Finalist, reviewed in The Washington Post, as well as featured on the Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2015" list.

From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago...


Tommy

by Karen Blumenthal Roaring Brook Press (June 30, 2015)

John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter...