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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,...

Ferdinand Magellan (The First Names Series)

by Candy Gourlay & Tom Knight Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 01, 2020)

Meet the first explorer who went around the world


Before he led the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth, Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) was a Portuguese sailor known for his incredible navigation...

Out of Hiding:A Holocaust Survivor's Journey to America

by Ruth Gruener & Natasha Soudek Scholastic Inc. Audio (May 05, 2020)

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun. In war-ravaged Europe, they...

Nuestra Am¿rica

by Sabrina Vourvoulias & Gloria Félix Running Press Kids (August 31, 2020)

Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra América, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Nuestra América highlights the inspiring stories of...

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.

Fantastic Fugitives

by Brianna DuMont & Bethany Straker Sky Pony (January 05, 2016)

Throughout historyand even todaythe head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them happynot one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that...

Frontline General: Douglas MacArthur

by Jules Archer & Iain C. Martin Sky Pony (January 10, 2017)

At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to...

My Name Is Number 4

by Ting-Xing Ye St. Martin's Griffin (September 01, 2008)

Number Four will have a difficult life. These are the words that were uttered upon Ting-xing Ye's birth. Soon this prophecy would prove only too true. . . .

Here is the real-life story about the fourth child...

The Disappearing Spoon, Young Readers Edition

by Sam Kean & Robert Petkoff Hachette Book Group (April 03, 2018)

A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi...

Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...

The Firefly Letters

by Margarita Engle Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 15, 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,...

The Surrender Tree/El árbol de la rendición

by Margarita Engle Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 31, 2008)

The Surrender Tree is a lyrical, Newbery Honor-winning historical tale in poems, and this edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence...

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

by Ben Brooks & Quinton Wintor Running Press Kids (September 24, 2018)

Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.

You won't...

Code Girls

by Liza Mundy Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2018)

In the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.

More than...

The Disappearing Spoon

by Sam Kean Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 02, 2018)

A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi...

The Children of Willesden Lane

by Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek & Emil Sher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2017)

A young readers' edition of an important and inspiring true story of hope and survival during World War II.

Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's...

Higher, Steeper, Faster

by Lawrence Goldstone Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2017)

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside...

No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2016)

Discover an extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II in this young readers' adaptation of the New York Times bestseller No Better Friend.

No Better Friend tells the...

Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World

by Jay Leslie, Nneka Myers & Alex Hart Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 10, 2020)

A "2020 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People" Selection

A vibrantly illustrated and compelling collection of profiles about women and men who revolutionized politics, policy, commerce and...

Howard and the Mummy

by Tracey Fern & Boris Kulikov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 06, 2018)

A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion...

The House That Jane Built

by Tanya Lee Stone & Kathryn Brown Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 22, 2015)

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

This title has Common...

Florence Nightingale

by Demi Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 03, 2014)

Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine and nursing by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals...

A Voyage in the Clouds

by Matthew Olshan & Sophie Blackall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 10, 2016)

In the year and a half since the flight of the first manned balloon in 1783, an Italian has flown, a Scot has flown, a woman has flown, even a sheep has flown. But no one has flown from one country to another....

Henry and the Cannons

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (January 21, 2013)

Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter--with 59 cannons in tow.

In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga...

Aaron and Alexander

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (October 12, 2015)

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the...

Pocket Bios: Anne Frank

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (October 15, 2018)

Born into a Jewish family in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1929, Anne Frank was only thirteen years old when her family went into hiding to escape persecution during the Holocaust. Anne kept a diary detailing their...

Pocket Bios: Pocahontas

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (March 18, 2019)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of Native American teenager Pocahontas.

Pocahontas was a Native American teenager famous for her connection to the colonial settlement in Jamestown,...

Paiute Princess

by Deborah Kogan Ray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 07, 2012)

Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures: the traditional life of her people, and the modern ways of her grandfather's white friends. Sarah was smart and...

Applesauce Season

by Eden Ross Lipson & Mordicai Gerstein Roaring Brook Press (August 03, 2009)

A taste of fall: Celebrated editor Eden Lipson and Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein celebrate a fall family ritual in Applesauce Season, a picture book rich with the colors and flavors of the season....

Pocket Bios: Cleopatra

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a powerful and passionate leader worshipped by her people...

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

by Mordicai Gerstein Square Fish (April 16, 2007)

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This...

Pocket Bios: Blackbeard

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the notorious English pirate Blackbeard.

Blackbeard, born Edward Teach, was a notorious and much-feared English pirate who famously conquered and...

Wild Horse Annie

by Tracey Fern & Steven Salerno Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (February 18, 2019)

"Wild Horse Annie" was the nickname of Velma Bronn Johnston (1912-77), who loved mustangs all her life. When she saw mustangs being rounded up and killed to make room for ranchers' livestock, she knew she had...

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

by Jabari Asim & Bryan Collier Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 04, 2012)

Booker dreamed

of making friends with words,

setting free the secrets

that lived in books.

Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker...

No Surrender Young Readers' Edition

by Chris Edmonds & James Lurie HarperCollins (October 15, 2019)

The epic true story of Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, an American hero who risked his life in the final days of World War II to save others--now in a thrilling young readers' edition.

During the infamous World...

Harriet Tubman

by Ann Petry, Robin Miles & Jason Reynolds HarperCollins (September 04, 2018)

This quintessential middle grade biography of Harriet Tubman now features a foreword written and read by National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds and additional new material. A selection of the Schomburg...

Infinite Hope

by Ashley Bryan & Dion Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (October 15, 2019)

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

Recipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor Award

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From celebrated author and illustrator...

Leonardo Da Vinci

by Kathleen Krull & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks are mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientific genius standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. This book will...

Anna Strong

by Sarah Glenn Marsh & Sarah Green Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 02, 2020)

The thrilling true story of the female spy who helped save the American Revolution


Anna Smith Strong (1740-1812) was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War....

The Double Life of Pocahontas

by Jean Fritz & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Pocahontas was the special favorite of her father, the great chief Pawhatan. And when the English settlers came to Virginia, she became a "sister" to Captain John Smith, who was "adopted" into her tribe. She...

The Story of Napoleon

by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall & David Thorn Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

This thrilling account of Napoleon's rise to power--from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to his time as emperor of over half of Europe--focuses on Napoleon's military exploits, including his victories...

Lives of the Pirates

by Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt, Ray Childs & Kymberly Dakin Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2010)

The pirates of legend sailed the seven seas, exercised a salty vocabulary, and pursued lives full of swordplay and adventure. But what was life like for the real pirates of history? What odd animals did William...

Lives of the Explorers

by Kathleen Krull & Amanda Dolan AudioBookShelf (August 26, 2014)

You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as...

Amos Fortune

by Elizabeth Yates & Ray Childs Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

The Newbery Award winner, based on a true story!

Captured by slave traders when only fifteen, At-mun never forgot his roots as a prince. Nor did he ever lose his princely dignity and the courage to hold his...