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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, ...
by Donna Jo Napoli

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 08, 2014

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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011<br /><br />Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association<br /><br />Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens<br /><br />2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC<br /><br />The new <i>National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology</i> offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.<br />  <br /> National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.<br /><br />National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <div><br /></div><div>Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.</div><div><br /></div><div>Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.</div><div><br /></div><div>No one expected her to survive.</div><div><br /></div><div>Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. </div><div><br /></div><div>Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><div><br /></div> </div>
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War...
by Nathan Hale

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<DIV>Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.<BR /><BR /> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.<BR /><BR /> After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, <I>Raid of No Return</I> is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.<BR />  </DIV>
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for...
by Duncan Tonatiuh

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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Duncan Tonatiuh’s first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Award. Tonatiuh lives in Mexico.
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World)
by Brad Meltzer

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this <i>New York Times</i> Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.</b><br /> <b> </b><br />Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America. <br /><br /> This lively, <i>New York Times</i> Bestselling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each book.
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous We...
by Steve Sheinkin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 04, 2012

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<p>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 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. </p><p><i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. <br /><i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 <i>Washington Post</i> Best Kids Books of the Year title. </p><p><i>Bomb</i> is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.</p>
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Ancient ...
by Susan Wise Bauer

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 17, 2006

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<p>This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. <em>The Story of the World</em> has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!</p><br />What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?<br /><br /><br /><br />Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, <em>The Story of the World</em> series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, <em>The Story of the World, Volume 1</em> includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.<br /><br /><br /><br />Each <em>Story of the World</em> volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of <em>The</em> <em>Story of the World</em> Text Book. <strong>Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5.</strong>
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story o...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.</b><br />  <br />For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. <br />  <br /> At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.<br />  <br /> This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust
by , Marion Blumenthal Lazan

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p>The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA <em>Booklist</em> (starred review) </p><p>Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family—father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert—were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive.</p><p><em>Four Perfect Pebbles</em> features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author. First published in 1996, the book was an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and IRA Young Adults’ Choice, and a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the recipient of many other honors. “A harrowing and often moving account.”—<em>School Library Journal</em></p>
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschw...
by , Debbie Bornstein Holins...

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>“Both moving and memorable, combining the emotional resolve of a memoir with the rhythm of a novel.” —<i>New York Times Book Review</i></p><p>In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. <i>Survivors Club</i> tells the unforgettable story of how a father’s courageous wit, a mother’s fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p><p><b>A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens</b></p>

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