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  • Hope in a Ballet Shoe

    Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story

    Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher.Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    Young Readers Edition

    The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • City Trails - New York

    series Lonely Planet Kids
    Here's a book about New York that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through New York you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to New York, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city!Discover New York's best-kept secrets, amazing ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Witchcraft of Salem Village

    series Landmark Books
    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

    *A younger reader's edition of the number-one bestselling memoir by former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. With a new introduction from Mrs Obama herself*What's important is our story, our whole story, including those moments when we feel a little vulnerable . . .Michelle Robinson started life sharing a bedroom with her older brother Craig, in their family's upstairs apartment in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I Got This

    To Gold and Beyond

    New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller!Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos!At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true—and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Who Was Rosa Parks?

    Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi ...
    series Who Was?
    In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout. ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Double Victory

    How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

    series Women of Action
    “Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won't be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn't the Army using colored nurses?”“My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel or a pick, but then I forget about it when I think about all those boys over in the Solomons.”Double Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their ... Read more

    $18.80 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Peace Tree from Hiroshima

    A Little Bonsai with a Big Story

    by Sandra Moore ...
    Illustrated by Kazumi Wilds ...
    **Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book****Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace**This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship ... Read more

    $15.83 AUD

  • Through My Eyes

    by Ruby Bridges ...
    In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words. ... Read more

    $17.26 AUD

  • The Boy on Fairfield Street

    Illustrated by Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher ...
    Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • The Story of Sacajawea

    Guide to Lewis and Clark

    by Della Rowland ...
    As a young girl, Sacajawea was separated from her family when she was captured by a band of Minnetaree warriors and taken to be their slave. Several years later, she was bought by a French fur trader to be his wife. Then, in 1804, when she was only sixteen years old, Sacajawea met Lewis and Clark.Carrying her infant son on her back, Sacajawea helped guide the famous team of explorers through the ... Read more

    $8.57 AUD

  • On the Court with...Venus and Serena Williams

    Serena and Venus Williams have captured the attention of the tennis crowd. This title contains photographs, their statistics and a list of career highlights for the sisters. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • On the Court with ... Shaquille O'Neal

    Describes the life and career of the basketball superstar and center for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Prairie Girl

    The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Illustrated by Renee Graef ...
    series Little House Nonfiction
    Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books chronicle her childhood in the late 1800s on the American frontier. Now readers can learn about the real Laura, including events she did not write about in her classic stories, in this engaging and accessible chapter-book biography. ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Who Was Steve Jobs?

    Illustrated by John O'Brien ...
    series Who Was?
    Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Poisoned Water

    How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation

    Based on original reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an industry veteran, the first book for young adults about the Flint water crisisIn 2014, Flint, Michigan, was a cash-strapped city that had been built up, then abandoned by General Motors. As part of a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily switch its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • I Am #1: Sacagawea

    by Grace Norwich ...
    Illustrated by Anthony Vanarsdale ...
    series I Am #1
    A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river, two lakes, and four mountain peaks named after me. I am featured on the U.S golden dollar. I am Sacagawea. Learn all about this admirable woman, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in ... Read more

    $6.48 AUD

  • 14 Fun Facts About Life in the Early 1800s

    series 14 Fun Facts
    Life in the early 1800s was very different than it is today. If you had been born in America 200 years ago, you would have had much more work to do, much less free time, fewer toys and clothes, and no internet or even computers! Life was much simpler then, but it was also a lot harder. How much do you know about what life was like back then?Do you know:Why did beds have curtains?What was important ... Read more

    $1.40 AUD

  • Native American Horsemanship

    series Native American Life
    Contrary to popular belief, Native Americans did not always have horses to assist them in their daily lives. For thousands of years they carried items themselves or even used dogs. The arrival of the horse in the Americas during the 16th century dramatically changed the lifestyles of many Native American tribes. This was particularly true of the people living on the Great Plains. This book ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Statue of Liberty

    Ready-to-Read Level 1 (with audio recording)

    Illustrated by John Wallace ...
    series Wonders of America #1
    Visit the Statue of Liberty as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country’s greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read.For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor. ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Grand Canyon

    by Jason Chin ...
    Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • The Flag of Childhood

    Poems From the Middle East

    A stirring anthology of sixty poems from the Middle East selected by honored anthologist, writer, and editor Naomi Shihab Nye.This beautiful collection of eloquent poems from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, and elsewhere open windows into the hearts and souls of people we usually meet only on the nightly news. What we see when we look through these windows is the love of family, friends, and for ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The 10 Largest Native American Tribes - US History 3rd Grade | Children's American History

    Native Americans were divided into different tribes, each following their own customs and traditions. If you look at them closely, you will see subtle differences in each of these ten tribes. Traditional reference materials will take a lot of time and effort to digest, that’s why supplemental books exist. This is one prime example of a supplemental book on Native Americans. Grab a copy today! ... Read more

    $6.81 AUD