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  • The Mona Lisa Vanishes

    A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity

    by Nicholas Day ...
    Illustrated by Brett Helquist ...
    **A “witty thriller” (The New York Times) for middle-grade readers about how the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, how the robbery made the portrait the most famous artwork in the world—and how the painting by Leonardo da Vinci should never have existed at all.SIBERT MEDAL WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal • Booklist • Kirkus Reviews ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Dark Rise

    by C. S. Pacat ...
    Series Book 1 - Dark Rise
    * Instant New York Times Bestseller * Indie Bestseller *In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Knock! Knock! Who Was There?

    Illustrated by Andrew Thomson ...
    Series series Who Was?
    Over 300 side-splitting jokes based on the New York Times best-selling series.If you want to know exactly why Milton Hershey's wife married him, look no further. (Because she wanted lots of Hershey's Kisses!) This hilarious and original collection of jokes featuring all the subjects of the ever-popular Who Was? series will keep kids laughing right through history class!Q: Why did Betsy Ross wear ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Nebraska

    by Rachel Grack ...
    Series series State Profiles
    From its pioneer history to its fun celebrations, there is a lot that makes Nebraska unique! This informative title leads readers through the state’s landscape, history, industry, and culture. Vivid photos show what life is like in Nebraska, maps help readers place the state’s landforms and cities, and special features introduce Nebraska’s people, wildlife, inventions, food, and more. Get ready ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The History of England

    From the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688

    by David Hume ...
    Originally published in 6 volumes, "The History of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" has gone through over 100 editions.David Hume saw English history as an evolution from a government of will to a government of law, which makes The History a study of enduring value to the modern reader.David Hume's reputation in philosophy tends to obscure the fact that among ... Read more

    $0.50 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #11)

    A Korean War Tale

    by Nathan Hale ...
    Series Book 11 - Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
    Discover the Korean War through the eyes of the journalist who covered it in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel seriesIn 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920–1966) was made bureau chief of the Far East Asia desk for the New York Herald Tribune. Tensions were high on the Korean peninsula, where a border drawn after WWII split the country into North and South. When the North ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World

    Illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz ...
    Series Book 1 - Unstoppable Us
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From world-renowned historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari, the bestselling author of Sapiens, comes an exciting, illustrated book for middle school readers that looks at the early history of humankind.A New York Times Best Book of the Year"Gripping and thought-provoking." —The New York Times**Even though we’ll never outrun a hungry lion or outswim an angry shark ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Danger in Zion National Park

    A Mystery Adventure in the National Parks

    Illustrated by Aaron Johnson ...
    From the dizzying heights of Angels Landing to the mysterious depths of The Narrows, this fourth book in the bestselling series follows Jake, Amber, and Wes on a perilous quest in Zion National Park.Ages 7 to 14 - Illustrated by the Author - An Edge-of-Your-Seat Page-TurnerWhile camping in Zion National Park, Jake Evans and his friends uncover a new set of cryptic clues hidden in his grandfather's ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • A Thousand Sisters

    The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

    Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist!The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II—from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name VerityIn the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Silk Roads

    The Extraordinary History that created your World – Illustrated Edition

    Illustrated by Neil Packer ...
    Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart – the journey along the Silk Roads.From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics

    by Kate Messner ...
    Illustrated by Falynn Koch ...
    Series Book 6 - History Smashers
    Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about history's pandemics, from the Black Death to COVID-19. Perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.During the Black Death in the 14th century, plague doctors wore creepy beaked masks filled with herbs. RIGHT?WRONG! Those masks were from a plague outbreak centuries later--and most doctors never wore anything like that at all ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Something Like Normal

    by Trish Doller ...
    When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother's stolen his girlfriend and car, and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper, a girl who despises him for rumors Travis started back in middle school, life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he falls deeper in ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Women of the Frontier

    16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers

    Series Book 3 - Women of Action
    An Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young PeopleUsing journal entries, letters home, and song lyrics, the women of the West speak for themselves in these tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Women such as Amelia Stewart Knight traveling on the Oregon Trail, homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, actress Adah Isaacs Menken, naturalist Martha ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • For the Duration

    The War Years

    by Tomie dePaola ...
    Illustrated by Tomie dePaola ...
    Series Book 8 - 26 Fairmount Avenue
    Tomie keeps hearing the phrase, ?For the duration.? Gas is being rationed ?for the duration.? The Fourth of July fireworks will be the last show ?for the duration.? So many things will be different as long as the war goes on, but much of Tomie?s life goes on as usual. He?s excited about starring in a dance recital, taking the bus around town all by himself, and having his first Communion. But ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Hello, World! Dinosaurs

    by Jill McDonald ...
    Series series Hello, World!
    Learn from home and explore the world with these fun and easy board books!All young children love dinosaurs. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about Triceratops, Stegosaurus, T-rex, and many more—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Team Moon

    How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

    “This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • What Was the Great Molasses Flood of 1919?

    Illustrated by Dede Putra ...
    Series series What Was?
    Learn about Boston's molasses disaster of 1919, when a storage tank burst and flooded the streets, in this latest addition to the New York Times Bestselling What Was? series.An unusually warm winter day resulted in 2.3 million gallons of molasses flooding the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The disaster killed twenty-one people and injured 150 others. Rescue missions were launched ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • American Indians in Texas: Conflict and Survival

    by Sandy Phan ...
    Series series Primary Source Readers
    Groups of American Indians had been living in the Texas region for thousands of years when American settlers decided to expand westward. This captivating book explores the Texas history and the history of American Indians and how each group found different ways to live on the region they inhabited. Readers will learn about a variety of tribes, including Karankawa tribe, Jumano, Caddo, Lipan Apache ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • History Smashers: Women's Right to Vote

    by Kate Messner ...
    Illustrated by Dylan Meconis ...
    Series Book 2 - History Smashers
    Myths! Lies! Secrets! Smash the stories behind famous moments in history and expose the hidden truth. Perfect for fans of I Survived and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.In 1920, Susan B. Anthony passed a law that gave voting rights to women in the United States. RIGHT?WRONG! Susan B. Anthony wasn't even alive when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. Plus, it takes a lot more than one person to ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Florence Nightingale

    The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

    Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. She is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Flowers in the Gutter

    The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers Who Resisted the Nazis

    by K. R. Gaddy ...
    The true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, working-class teenagers who fought the Nazis by whatever means they could.Fritz, Gertrud, and Jean were classic outsiders: their clothes were different, their music was rebellious, and they weren’t afraid to fight. But they were also Germans living under Hitler, and any nonconformity could get them arrested or worse. As children in 1933, they saw their ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • History Smashers: The American Revolution

    by Kate Messner ...
    Illustrated by Justin Greenwood ...
    Series Book 5 - History Smashers
    Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth behind the Revolutionary War with beloved educator/author Kate Messner. The fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels make this perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode through Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, shouting, "The British are coming!" to start the ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Letters from Hillside Farm

    by Jerry Apps ...
    Told through the correspondence between the young narrator and his grandmother, Letters from Hillside Farm provides a glimpse of life during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Young George moves from Cleveland, Ohio to a farm in central Wisconsin. He shares his discovery of rural life and the realities of tough times with his Grandmother Strunkmeyer. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Written in Bone

    Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

    Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know?Just as forensic ... Read more

    $8.99 USD