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Guts & Glory: The American Civil War - FREE PREVIEW (The First 4 Chapters)

by Ben Thompson & C. M. Butzer Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 28, 2014)

History comes alive for kids like no textbook can in this epic account of the American Civil War that's perfect for history buffs and reluctant readers! Contains awesome illustrations!

From courageous cavalry...


Ben Franklin's Almanac

by Candace Fleming Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2014)

"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...


Laura Bush

by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the...


Rock 'n' Roll Soldier

by Dean Ellis Kohler & Susan VanHecke HarperCollins (September 01, 2009)

"During a time when none of us knew for sure if we would live or die, I came to know the true power of music."

Dean Kohler is about to make it big—he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams...


Surviving Hitler

by Andrea Warren HarperCollins (June 11, 2013)

The life-changing story of a young boy’s struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum.

When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated...


Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Chun Yu Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 30, 2013)

I was born in a small city near the East Sea,

when the Great Cultural Revolution began.

My name is Little Green,

my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom.

When I was ten years old,

our leader had died and the revolution...


Geronimo: Young Warrior

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (January 15, 2013)

In this illustrated biography, young Apache Goyahkla and his friend play games in their village that will prepare him for his role as a hunter and warrior—and the place he will hold in history as Geronimo,...


Marvelous Stories from the Life of Muhammad

by Mardijah Aldrich Tarantino The Islamic Foundation (October 16, 2012)

A collection of lively, well-loved stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

Includes twenty-three charming illustrations of Arabia.


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,...


Treason in America

by Jules Archer & Brianna DuMont Sky Pony (June 14, 2016)

Treason can be defined as “the breach of the allegiance which a person owes to the state under whose protection he lives.” But what exactly does it mean to be guilty of a “breach of the allegiance” owed...


Choosing Courage

by Peter Collier Artisan (May 19, 2015)

How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts...


Awesome Minds: The Creators of the iPhone®

by Marne Ventura & Drew Feynman duopress (March 07, 2017)

The iPod, iPhone, and iPad changed the way we communicate, play, learn, and work. This wouldn't have been possible without the amazing minds of Steve Jobs and his inventive team. With full-color illustrations...


Heroes of Black History (A TIME for Kids Book)

by The Editors of Time for Kids Liberty Street (December 19, 2017)

TIME For Kids Heroes of Black History presents the stories of four great American heroes every child should know about in one volume: Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama. Featuring...


Power in My Pen

by Louie T. McClain II, M Ridho Mentarie & Francis W. Minikon Jr Melanin Origins LLC (November 16, 2016)

Step into the world of Ida B. Wells as she uses her life experiences and obstacles as motivation to achieve many firsts in editing and journalism in the United States of America and abroad.  Read along as she...


Gift of the Unicorn

by Virginia Aronson Pineapple Press (September 01, 2002)

Here is the story of Florida's citrus wizard, an immigrant boy from China who became a brilliant man who blessed the world with his horticultural gift. In China, the expression "Gift of the Unicorn" means a...


Who Was the Red Baron? Biography for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Book

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Who Was the Red Barron? If he wasn’t a political figure or a celebrity, then why does he have a place in history books? What valuable contributions did he do? You will learn all about the Red Baron in the...


Hello? Is This Mr. Graham Bell? - Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Alexander Graham Bell opened the doors to improving telecommunications between humans. He invented the telephone and the inventors after him kept making new and better versions. Reading about his life will reveal...


Fidel Castro and His Communist Marxist Government - Biography 5th Grade | Children's Biography Books

by Dissected Lives Dissected Lives (June 15, 2017)

What good will reading about Fidel Castro and his Communist Marxist Government do? It will create a solid foundation that will help in the deep understanding of Fidel’s government. The purpose of biography...


Neil Armstrong : The First Man to Walk on the Moon - Biography for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

You’ve probably heard of Neil Armstrong and his historic moon landing. But other than that part of his life, what else do you know about him? This biography book will discuss the life of Armstrong before he...


New York to Paris? Charles Lindbergh Did It First! Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Charles Lindbergh was a fearless aviator, inventor, environmental activist and explorer. He lived a very busy yet highly fulfilling life. What adventures will his story tell you? What great achievements did...


The Assassination of Honest Abe - Biography for Kids 6-8 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Who was Honest Abe? Who killed him? More importantly, why? This biography book will not just focus on the end of life of US President Abraham Lincoln. It will also detail facts about his early years, his influencers...


Was Pocahontas Real? Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

You’ve seen Pocahontas in movies but have you heard her true story? Yes, Pocahontas was real! She was a real, living, and breathing girl, and she did wonderful things. This biography book will detail her life...


Helen Keller and Her Miracle Worker - Biography 3rd Grade | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Helen Keller wouldn’t be Helen Keller if it weren’t for her teacher, Anne Sullivan. You can say that they’re a duo who made history. Anne Sullivan taught Helen and she nurtured her brilliance. In return,...


Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem (History (US))

by Rosalyn Schanzer & National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honor book for young readers features unique scratchboard illustrations, chilling primary source material,...


Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate (History (US))

by Rick Bowers & National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman...


Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man (Biography)

by Judy Fradin, Dennis Fradin & National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana....


Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours (History (US))

by Ann Bausum, National Geographic Kids & Jim Lawson National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors.

Workers sought union...


Rebels & Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

by Judy Dodge Cummings Nomad Press (August 15, 2017)

Traitor. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real tales of Radical Change...


Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

by Judy Dodge Cummings Nomad Press (August 15, 2017)

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure-fleeing for freedom. Whether you're a slave seeking freedom on the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge...


Man of Steel: Joseph Stalin

by Jules Archer & Brianna DuMont Sky Pony (February 07, 2017)

Early in life, Joseph Stalin became convinced of the inevitability of social revolution. And in it, he was determined to play a prominent role. He carefully masked his great personal ambition during his long...


Twentieth-Century Caesar: Benito Mussolini

by Jules Archer & Iain C. Martin Sky Pony (February 07, 2017)

Benito Mussolini was a man of many contradictions but with one driving ambition: to rule Italy and restore it to the power and splendor of the ancient Roman Empire, with himself as the new Caesar. He became...


The Disappearing Spoon: Young Readers Edition

Ghetto Brother

by Benjy Melendez & Amir Said Superchamp Books (February 19, 2015)

Benjy Melendez, founder of the Ghetto Brothers street gang, social activist, and lead singer of the Ghetto Brothers band, now tells his story: a memoir of life as a late 1960s/early 1970s street gang member,...


Biographies for Kids - All about Martin Luther King Jr.: Words That Changed America - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr. and what did he do to change American history? Learn about peaceful protests and how the power of words can break down the walls of racism. When you read this book, you will be...


50 Famous People in Modern History for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

In the following pages, we will get to know about the 50 Famous People in Modern History. We will get to see their pictures, learn about their lives and even understand the reasons why they became famous. It’s...


Biographies for Kids - All about Anne Frank: Who Was She? - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Have you heard about Ann Frank? She was a young girl who died during the holocaust. But what made her special is the diary that she left behind. Learn about Anne Frank’s short but significant life in the following...


Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: You Can Build Yourself

by Maxine Anderson Nomad Press (July 15, 2006)

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas....


Amazing BEN FRANKLIN Inventions: You Can Build Yourself

by Carmella Van Vleet Nomad Press (September 01, 2007)

Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of America’s greatest thinkers with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. From...


Arthur Ashe

by Paul Mantell & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (March 13, 2012)

A childhood biography of a groundbreaking African-American athlete.

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) was the first African American man to win a major tennis tournament.

     He did not start out with a love of the...


For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation

by Marilyn Boyer Master Books (September 01, 2010)

The Declaration of Independence remains one of history's most enduring achievements, and this text will help you value those freedoms these men fought for in an insightfully fresh way. It will also assist you...


George Dawson: The Little Giant

by Joyce Barkhouse Natural Heritage (June 30, 1989)

George Mercer Dawson (18491901) defied health circumstances to become one of Canadas most exceptional geologists and explorers, particularly in the Yukon.


Captain Fitz: FitzGibbon, Green Tiger of the War of 1812

by Enid Mallory Natural Heritage (December 24, 2011)

The name James FitzGibbon struck terror in the hearts of U.S. soldiers crossing the border to attack Canada during the War of 1812. This is the dramatic story of his life and that of the daring exploits of his...


Mapping the Wilderness: The Story of David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow Napoleon and Co (October 01, 1996)

David Thompsons story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American...


Making it Home: The Story of Catharine Parr Traill

by Lynn Westerhout Napoleon and Co (December 01, 2004)

As a pioneer in Canada in the early 1800s, Parr Traill was one of the first writers to record the Ontario wilderness in detail, and her stories for young people became part of a new focus on young people. This...


Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae

by John Wilson Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2003)

Discovering the Arctic is an exciting recounting of the life of a nineteenth-century doctor and explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and opened up vast tracts of land in the Canadian Arctic and may...


Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune

by John Wilson Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2001)

Norman Bethune was a doctor who devoted his life to helping others and whose story is a remarkable one, cut short by his early death in China in 1938. His story inspires us to believe that we can change the...


Caring for a Colony: The Story of Jeanne Mance

by Joanna Emery Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2005)

This is a story of pioneering courage and compassion in the New World. Jeanne dreamed of devoting her life to caring for others. In 1641, she courageously gave up her comfortable middle-class life in France...


Under Siege!

by Andrea Warren Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 27, 2009)

Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War's Battle for Vicksburg. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi...


Upon the Head of the Goat

by Aranka Siegal Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (March 24, 2003)

The classic true story of one child's experiences during the holocaust.

Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary...


Harry S. Truman

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...