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To Life

by Ruth Minsky Sender Simon Pulse (January 13, 2015)

"WE ARE FREE!"

When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering.

Cold...


Young Explorers’ Guide : Buried Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • An exhilarating adventure that lets you decide which way to go • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time machine • A world of knowledge...


The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1

by Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone & Susan Campbell Bartoletti Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 09, 2014)

The truth about America is revealed in this first of four volumes of the young readers’ edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick,...


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...


Michael Collins: Most Wanted Man

by Vincent McDonnell The Collins Press (May 14, 2008)

?Michael Collins is one of the most famous figures in Irish history. He became the most wanted man in the British Empire, a minister in the first Irish government and Commander-in-Chief of the army. This is...


Men of Steel: Canadian Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944

by Bernd Horn Dundurn (May 03, 2010)

Men of Steel is the gripping story of some of Canadas toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War and what they did in their finest hours. Through the lens of these gallant paratroopers we glimpse...


Canada Under Attack

by Jennifer Crump Dundurn (July 26, 2010)

Canadians have been celebrated participants in many conflicts on foreign soils, but most Canadians aren't aware they've also had to defend themselves at home. Jennifer Crump brings to life the battles fought...


The Boy in the Picture: The Craigellachie Kid and the Driving of the Last Spike

by Ray Argyle Dundurn (July 26, 2010)

Edward Mallandaine had just turned 18 when he left his home to help the Canadian militia fight Louis Riel. He crossed the province as a Royal Mail carrier, following the unfinished stretches of railway before...


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...


U.S. Presidents

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this book about U.S. Presidents, you’ll become an expert and wow your...


Killer History

by Clive Gifford Reader's Digest (February 07, 2013)

Some kids are natural bookworms and others you have to chase down with a book. But every kid, even the ones that scowl when you say “read” will devour this mega mix of history’s grisly stories. From all...


I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents

by Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest (February 14, 2012)

Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps...


Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest

by Douglas Preston & Walter W. Nelson 212 Books (March 04, 2014)

This new ebook edition of Cities of Gold includes for very first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author’s epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico....


Battle Cries in the Wilderness: The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War

by Bernd Horn Dundurn (July 13, 2011)

The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years' War between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global supremacy,...


Into the Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland

by Anne Renaud Dundurn (October 29, 2010)

From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean only to sink in 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River. Its true legacy,...


Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox

by Steve Pitt Dundurn (June 09, 2008)

Author Steve Pitt examines the life of Canadian World War II pilot Charley Fox, who attacked famed German General Erwin Rommels car and wounded him.


Bold, Brave, and Born to Lead: Major General Isaac Brock and the Canadas

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (February 01, 2004)

Celebrated as the saviour of Upper Canada, Major General Sir Isaac Brocks charisma won him respect and propelled him into the significant role he would play in the War of 1812.


To Stand and Fight Together: Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada

by Steve Pitt Dundurn (February 08, 2008)

In 1812, Richard Pierpoint helped raise a Corps of Coloured Men that would serve during the War of 1812 and help to quash the Rebellion of 1837.


Hold the Oxo!: A Teenage Soldier Writes Home

by Marion Fargey Brooker Dundurn (August 03, 2011)

Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home...


Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (July 13, 2011)

Samuel de Champlain has long been known as the founder of Quebec and as a tireless explorer. His efforts to establish a colony encountered setbacks in France, and since he was not of the nobility, he was therefore...


School for Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis

by Erika Mann & Thomas Mann Dover Publications (January 28, 2014)

Published in 1938, this well-documented indictment reveals the systematic brainwashing of Germany's youth, involving the alienation of children from parents, promotion of racial superiority, and development...


Greek Mythology

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (February 04, 2014)

Unleash your inner genius and become a master of mythology with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this Junior Genius Guide to Greek mythology,...


Maps and Geography

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (February 04, 2014)

Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this Junior Genius Guide...


Jesse James

by Adam Woog Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group...


Crazy Horse

by Jon Sterngass Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

The true life of Crazy Horse is plagued with questions. He did not leave any letters or diaries nor are there any records of speeches he made. Most notably, it is still unclear whether his death was an accident...


Cesar Chavez

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter Aladdin (June 25, 2008)

¡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...


The Cage

by Ruth Minsky Sender Simon Pulse (June 30, 2008)

A testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit, family, and, above all, hope, this “vivid memoir of a woman who lost her youth and family to the Nazis” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) is a Holocaust...


Our Kansas Home

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Danger Close To Home

Papa is in danger for helping to rescue a free-state settler who was unjustly arrested by Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has gone into hiding, and Momma and the Keller children are alone...


John Glenn

by Michael Burgan & Robert Brown Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Dear Reader:

The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the...


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,...


Gettysburg

by Iain C. Martin Sky Pony (September 10, 2013)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads...


The Boy on the Wooden Box

by Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran & Elisabeth B. Leyson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

“Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers...


The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz Aladdin (September 03, 2013)

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...


What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

by Nancy Ekberg NewSouth Books (February 01, 2002)

In the summer of 1862, Jeremy, a Southern boy, becomes aware that a war is going on. But what kind of war was it? He begins his investigation by asking the people around him. His father explains to him that...


Meet Me in St. Louis: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

by Robert Jackson HarperCollins (November 30, 2010)

You are holding a ticket to one of the largest and most magnificent celebrations of all time -- the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair!

For seven months nearly twenty million visitors from around the globe flooded the...


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...


The Vandemark Mummy

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

A mummy has gone missing! It’s not a terribly valuable mummy, but its disappearance spells big trouble for Phineas and Althea’s father, who is the curator of a small collection of Egyptian antiquities bequeathed...


Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects

by Lawrence Kovacs & Farah Rizvi Nomad Press (February 01, 2013)

Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects offers engaging insight into the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The text and activities...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Tell me about the United Nations

by Jean-Jacques Chevron, Pascale Collange, Vera Kalm & Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the Un Nane Editions (December 10, 2012)

The united Nations exercices a worldwide responsability and, yet, too often is little known by the general public. When and why was the United Nations founded ? What are its ideals, its goals and the means at...


Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America

by Harold Holzer Newmarket for It Books (December 11, 2012)

A new book—and companion to the Steven Spielberg film—tracing how Abraham Lincoln came to view slavery . . . and came to end it.

Steven Spielberg focused his movie Lincoln on the sixteenth president's tumultuous...


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,...


No Surrender Young Readers’ Edition

The Military and Teens: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press (May 13, 2008)

The Military and Teens covers the major issues young adults should consider before making a decision to join the armed forces. Although each branch of the military provides print and electronic materials on...


Superheroes of the Constitution

by Jane Bedell & Bill Greenhead Racehorse (June 20, 2017)

Superheroes of the Constitution tells the stories of the protectors of liberty and the avengers of justice of the United States. From George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth,...


The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore & Bill Bell Sky Pony (September 28, 2011)

Since it ?rst appeared in 1823 as “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” The Night Before Christmas has been a classic holiday story, read and enjoyed by children and adults during the holiday season. Stockings are...


Christmas Unwrapped

by Amy Shields & Kathy Ross Sky Pony (September 22, 2011)

Now curious kids can learn about all their favorite holiday traditions in this fun, full-color, fact-?lled book. What do reindeer have to do with anything? What is the most popular Christmas present? Who is...


Special Interests

by Jules Archer Sky Pony (June 13, 2017)

In order to advance their various causes and concerns, these groups hire individuals or firms called lobbyists to work on their behalf to influence the decisions of state and federal lawmakers.

Lobbies have...


Famous Phonies

by Brianna DuMont Sky Pony (November 04, 2014)

Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages—and the light isn’t...