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Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
by P. O'Connell Pearson

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Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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In the tradition of <i>Hidden Figures</i>, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II.<BR><BR>At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more.<BR> <BR>Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials.<BR> <BR>Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.
Elbow Grease
by John Cena

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Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b><i>THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!</i></b><b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>From superstar entertainer John Cena comes a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease!</b></b><br /><br />Meet Elbow Grease, a little monster truck with a big problem! He's smaller than his four brothers, but wants to prove that he has the guts and the grit to do big things. He decides that entering the Demolition Derby is the perfect way to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower he makes up for in gumption. From multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena comes this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Full of high-octane illustrations and a new character kids will cheer for, this fun and fast-paced book proves that a little Elbow Grease . . . can go a long way!<br /><br /><b>As Featured On:</b><br /><i>The Today Show</i><br /><i>Entertainment Tonight</i><br /><i>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah</i><br /><i>The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon</i>
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

January 08, 2015

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Product Description: Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty-and fun-in their routine and the world around them. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations.
The Best Bike Ride Ever
by James Proimos

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

June 14, 2012

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The perfect book for every first-time bike rider <br /><br /><i>I want a bike! I want a bike!</i> This is all Bonnie says for one full week, until her parents surprise her with . . . a bike! Then: <i>Oh boy! Oh boy!</i> Before she knows it, Bonnie is off on a wobbly course around the backyard that becomes an adventure of epic proportions. She bikes over mountains, under giraffes, up the Statue of Liberty, through the Grand Canyon, and past the Giant Cheese. There's only one thing Bonnie can't do on her bike . . . STOP!!! But after a tumble and an important lesson from Mom and Dad, Bonnie is back in the saddle. <br /><br />This celebration of a timeless rite of passage will have kids clamoring to read it, read it again, and then strike out on their own bike-riding adventures.
Dove
by Robin L. Graham

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Language

English

Pages

199

Publication Date

July 03, 2012

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<p>In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, <em>Dove</em>.</p>
The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper

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Language

English

Pages

60

Publication Date

September 27, 2005

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The story of a train filled with toys and gifts for little boys and girls that breaks down before reaching the children. After asking several passing trains for help over the hill, a little blue train agrees to help the stranded toys. Even though she is small, the blue train tries her best to bring the toys to the children on the other side of the hill.
The Mayflower
by Mark Greenwood

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

July 10, 2014

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Here is the story of the one hundred and two passengers who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. The trip was crowded and dangerous. Trouble continued when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to New Englad thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World. A time line lists the sequence of events and elaborates on the evolution of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Locomotive
by Brian Floca

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Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and <I>New York Times</I> bestseller <I>Locomotive</I> is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the <b>“</b>stunning<b>”</b> (<I>Booklist</I>) <I>Moonshot.<BR></I><BR><BR>It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.<BR> <BR>Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!
The Way Back Home
by Oliver Jeffers

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

April 10, 2008

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<b>From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit <i>The Day the Crayons Quit</i> comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same.</b><br /><br />When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies it into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, its fuel tank on empty. The boy executes a daring landing on the moon . . . but there’s no telling what kind of slimy, slithering, tentacled, fangtoothed monsters lurk in the darkness! (Plus, it’s dark and lonely out there.) Coincidentally, engine trouble has stranded a young Martian on the other side of the moon, and he’s just as frightened and alone. Martian, Earthling—it’s all the same when you’re in need of a friend.
Lifeboat 12
by Susan Hood

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Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>In the tradition of <i>The War That Saved My Life </i>and <i>Stella By Starlight</i>, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II.</b><BR><BR>With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the <i>SS City of Benares</i> to safety in Canada.<BR> <BR>Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger.<BR> <BR>They’re wrong.<BR> <BR>Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The <i>Benares</i> is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive?<BR> <BR>Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, <i>Lifeboat 12 </i>is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive.

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