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Frances Foster Books

Starry Messenger

Galileo Galilei

"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to...

"..."If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to.... "If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he of..."

Peter Sís Peter Sís

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Nelson Mandela's autobiography, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, offers a glimpse into the mind of a great leader, admired across the globe for his dedication to the...

By Chris van Wyk and Paddy Bouma

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Soar, Elinor!

Elinor Smith was six when she first went for a ride in a rickety “flying machine,” and she was just sixteen when she earned her aviation license in 1928. But...

By Tami Lewis Brown and François Roca

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KFK Mummies explores the fascinating processes of mummification through the ages. From the ancient mummified Chinchorro people of the Atacama desert in Chile...

John Malam

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Peace Bell

Yuko’s grandmother remembers that when she was a little girl many years ago in Japan, her town’s beautiful temple bell was taken away to be used as scrap metal...

"...Yuko’s grandmother remembers that when she was a little girl many years ago in Japan, her town’s beautiful temple bell was taken away to be used as scrap metal.... Yuko’s grandmother remembers that when she was a little girl many years ago in Japan, her town’s beautiful temple bell was taken away to be used as scrap metal for the war effort. She thought she’d never see it again. After the war the bell was brought to America by a U. S. Navy crew who found it abandoned in a Japanese shipyard. Mos..."

By Margi Preus and Hideko Takahashi

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This intergalactic travelogue takes space lovers where they have never gone before. They visit Mars, disappear inside a black hole, dodge asteroids, and...

By Mike Goldsmith and Steve Stone

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Kingfisher

Mummies

Meet mummies from different cultures and countries, including Egypt, Greenland, the United States, and Irian Jaya.

"...Meet mummies from different cultures and countries, including Egypt, Greenland, the United States, and Irian Jaya.. Meet mummies from different cultures and countries, including Egypt, Greenland, the United States, and Irian Jaya.. Children's Literature Stunning photographs and digital artwork along with the text take the reader through a wealth of information...Both the text and documents make this an exceptionally good book that should be useful at all levels of interest.   School Library Jo..."

By John Malam, Gerald Conlogue and Ronald Beckett

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Henry Holt and Co.

Lincoln and Douglass

An American Friendship

Our 16th president is known for many things: He delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.He was tall and skinny and notoriously...

"...Our 16th president is known for many things: He delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.He was tall and skinny and notoriously.... Our 16th president is known for many things: He delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.He was tall and skinny and notoriously stern-looking. And he also had some very strong ideas about abolishing slavery, ideas which brought him into close contact with another very visible public figure: Frederick Douglass. Dou..."

By Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier

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Henry Holt and Co.

Rosa

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the...

By Bryan Collier and Nikki Giovanni

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Flash Point

America Is Under Attack

September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

One of School Library Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 One of Horn Book’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 On the ten year anniversary of the September 11...

Don Brown Don Brown

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Melanie Kroupa Books

We Were There, Too!

Young People in U.S. History

*"A treasure chest of history come to life, this is an inspired collection. Readers could easily get lost in it by simply dipping into one compelling story...

Phillip Hoose Phillip Hoose

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Henry Holt and Co.

Thanksgiving

The True Story

Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when...

Penny Colman Penny Colman

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Collected Poems for Children

This collection brings together the more than 250 children’s poems Ted Hughes wrote throughout his career. They are arranged by volume, beginning with those...

By Ted Hughes and Raymond Briggs

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Henry Holt and Co.

Tropical Secrets

Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has...

Margarita Engle Margarita Engle

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Given today’s concern with the state of the environment, an understanding of the forces that shape Earth has never been more important for young readers....

"...Given today’s concern with the state of the environment, an understanding of the forces that shape Earth has never been more important for young readers..... Given today’s concern with the state of the environment, an understanding of the forces that shape Earth has never been more important for young readers. Planet Earth is an authoritative and visually engaging look at this planet we call home, from the forces that made it to its environments, weather, landscapes, resources, and the impact h..."

Barbara Taylor

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Kingfisher Knowldege Genes and DNA

Genes and DNA

KFK Genes & DNA explores the intricate mysteries of this exciting science. From the basics of genes and their function as the code for life, through variations...

"...KFK Genes & DNA explores the intricate mysteries of this exciting science. From the basics of genes and their function as the code for life, through variations.... KFK Genes & DNA explores the intricate mysteries of this exciting science. From the basics of genes and their function as the code for life, through variations in families and inheritance, to the wide-ranging applications of DNA technology, find out how genes and DNA work. Investigate forensics, gene therapy, cloning, and genetic eng..."

Richard Walker

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Henry Holt and Co.

Life in the Boreal Forest

The great northern forest—the boreal forest—is home to a unique ecosystem of animals and plants. It covers one-third of the earth’s total forest area and is...

By Gennady Spirin and Brenda Z. Guiberson

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Animal Poems

“Ms. Worth brilliantly employs all aspects of the poet’s craft.” – The New York Times Book Review Each of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this...

By Steve Jenkins and Valerie Worth

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Get inside the minds of scientists, engineers and programmers, and unravel the workings of the modern world. Technology is an authoritative and visually...

Peter Kent

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