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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...


In Defiance of Hitler

by Carla Killough McClafferty Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 22, 2014)

On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals – all enemies...


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...


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...


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,...


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)

As long as there is life, there is hope

After Mama is taken away by the Nazis, Riva and her younger brothers cling to their mothere's brave words to help them endure life in the Lodz ghetto. Then the family...


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...


Navy SEAL Dogs

by Mike Ritland, Gary Brozek & Thea Feldman St. Martin's Press (October 29, 2013)

Before there was Max, there was Mike. A true story much like the touching movie, Navy SEAL Dogs explores the incomparable relationship between trainer and military dog.

From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Tasting the Sky

by Ibtisam Barakat Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (February 20, 2007)

Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors.

"When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!"

But...