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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.
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?
by Brianna Caplan Sayres

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

May 22, 2012

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Do their mommies tuck them in while their daddies sing a goodnight song? Do they ask for one more story and then snuggle into a cozy service station? Find out all the different ways in which diggers, dump trucks, snow plows, tractors and more spend their bedtime rituals in surprisingly familiar ways. Children who can't get enough of trucks will love Brianna Caplan Sayres original things-that-go bedtime story.
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.
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.
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!
Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night?
by Brianna Caplan Sayres

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Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

May 24, 2016

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<b>The same team who brought you <i>Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?</i> have engineered another rollicking bedtime story—for train lovers everywhere!</b><br />  <br /> Have you ever wondered what little trains do when it’s time for bed? The same things you do! Freight trains, passenger trains, subways, trolleys—and more—wash up, have a snack, load their teddies for story time, and get rocked to sleep by mommy and daddy trains beneath a blanket of stars. Little train lovers with a one-track mind will gain a new affinity for their bedtime routine when they find they share it with their favorite vehicles. <br /><br />“Sayres and Slade move naturally from their truck lullaby, <i>Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? ,</i> to this nighttime serenade to all things train. Hopeful engineers will want to be able to identify the many different types of trains, and their out-of-the-know adults will appreciate this inclusive primer.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
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.
The Greatest Adventure
by Tony Piedra

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Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<p>Eliot imagines sailing wild rivers and discovering giant beasts, right there on his block! But he wishes his adventures were real.</p><p>Eliot's grandpa, El Capitán, once steered his own ship through dangerous seas, to far-off lands. But he can't do that anymore.</p><p>Can Eliot and El Capitán discover a real adventure... together?</p><p>Come find out! All aboard <i>The Greatest Adventure</i>!</p>
Ocean Meets Sky
by , Eric Fan

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Language

English

Pages

48

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>“Young readers will be captivated.” —<i>The Washington Post</i></b><BR> <BR><b>From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller <i>The Night Gardener</i>, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.</b><BR><BR><i>It’s a good day for sailing.</i><BR> <BR>Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.<BR> <BR>Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!<BR> <BR>And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he’ll find something he didn’t know he was looking for.

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