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  • Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

    by Andrea Warren ...
    Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Assignment

    Rescue

    by Varian Fry ...
    Marseilles, France…August, 1940 The Gestapo's blacklist was thousands of names long…How many people could he get out before Hitler sealed the frontiers? Varian Fry didn't know any more about being an undercover agent than what he'd seen in the movies. But, he was the one man who could get into Vichy France, where thousands of people had fled Hitler's Germany. Unless he could get them out, they'd ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Amelia

    The year is 1914 and Amelia Pim will soon be thirteen. There are rumours of war and rebellion, and Dublin is holding its breath for major, dramatic events. But all that matters to Amelia is what she will wear to her birthday party and how she can be the envy of her friends.But where are Amelia's friends when disaster strikes her family? Now that the Pims have come down in the world, what use will ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • For the Duration

    The War Years

    by Tomie dePaola ...
    Illustrated by Tomie dePaola ...
    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

    $10.99 USD

  • What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs?

    Illustrated by Gregory Copeland ...
    series What Was?
    Travel back to the time when the mighty dinosaurs ruled the earth.The Age of Dinosaurs began about 250 million years ago. In the beginning they were quite small but over time they evolved into the varied and fascinating creatures that captivate our imaginations today. What we know about dinosaurs is evolving, too! We've learned that some dinosaurs were good parents, that dinosaurs could grow new ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Old Hickory:Andrew Jackson and the American People

    Andrew Jackson and the American People

    by Albert Marrin ...
    From a childhood steeped in poverty, violence, and patriotic pride, Andrew Jackson rose to the heights of celebrity and power. The first popularly elected president, he won admiration by fighting corruption, championing the common man, shaping the power of the executive office, and preserving the fragile union of the young United States.Yet Jackson's ruthless pursuit of what he believed to be ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-sitters Club #11) (Adapted edition)

    by Ann M. Martin ...
    Illustrated by Gabriela Epstein ...
    Book 11 - The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix
    A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by Gabriela Epstein!Stacey McGill is moving back to New York! That means no more Stoneybrook Middle School, no more Charlotte Johanssen, and worst of all... no more Baby-sitters Club. Stacey's friends are crushed when they hear that Stacey's moving, especially Claudia. Stacey is her best friend.What kind of going-away present is good enough for ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • What Was Pearl Harbor?

    Illustrated by John Mantha ...
    series What Was?
    A terrifying attack!On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Pirates

    A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon

    Illustrated by Will Osborne, Sal Murdocca ...
    Book 4 - Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon, they had lots of questions. Did pirates really make people walk the plank? What ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Happy Times in Norway

    by Sigrid Undset ...
    Happy Times in Norway is a moving and delicately humorous picture of Undset’s own blissful home life before her nation fell to the Nazi occupation. Captured here is the excitement of a Norwegian Christmas, the Seventeenth of May, and summer in the idyllic mountains, as well as the chaotic adventure of raising two energetic boys. With vivid detail and illuminating descriptions of the landscape, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Case for Faith Student Edition

    A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity

    by Lee Strobel ...
    series Case for … Series for Students
    Prepare yourself for an eye-opening, no-punches-pulled investigation into eight of the toughest objections to Christianity. The answers will prove whether or not Jesus is who he says he is and if heaven is for real, leading you to a life-changing decision in your current case for or against Christianity.Like you, as a student, Lee Strobel asked the same tough questions you face about God, about ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Knights and Castles

    A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn

    Illustrated by Will Osborne, Sal Murdocca ...
    Book 2 - Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn, they had lots of questions. How were castles built? What was it like to live ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Child of the Civil Rights Movement

    Illustrated by Raul Colón ...
    In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Balcony on the Moon

    Coming of Age in Palestine

    Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer.A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Muse... ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Boy from Buchenwald

    It was 1945 and Romek Wajsman had just been liberated from Buchenwald, a brutal concentration camp where more than 60,000 people were killed. He was starving, tortured, and had no idea where his family was-let alone if they were alive. Along with 472 other boys, including Elie Wiesel, these teens were dubbed “The Buchenwald Boys.” They were angry at the world for their abuse, and turned to ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Tasting the Sky

    A Palestinian Childhood

    Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors."When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!"But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember.In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • What Are Castles and Knights?

    Illustrated by Dede Putra ...
    series What Was?
    Go back to the thrilling time of warring knights who were prepared to give their life in order to protect their lord and his castle.Castles may conjure up a romantic fairy tale world; however, in real life, during the Middle Ages, castles were fortresses, providing shelter and protection for the lord as well as for the peasants who lived on his land. For an army, a lord depended on young soldiers ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)

    An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman

    by Nathan Hale ...
    Book 5 - Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
    Meet Underground Railroad abductor Harriet Tubman in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware. After years of backbreaking labor and the constant threat of being sold and separated from her family, she escaped and traveled north to freedom. Once there, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. As an “abductor” on the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • What Color Is My World?

    The Lost History of African-American Inventors

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • South Korea

    series Country Explorers
    Pack your bags! We’re headed to South Korea. On this whirlwind tour, you’ll learn all about the country’s landscape, culture, people, and more. We’ll explore coastal islands and mountain ranges, enjoy traditional pansori music, and try a popular dish of pickled vegetables. A special section introduces South Korea’s capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Pony Express

    A History Just for Kids!

    by Sam Rogers ...
    Book 1 - History for Kids
    The Pony Express was established as a rapid courier service between the East and the West, from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento, California. There were tens of thousands of people living and working in California that wanted news of what was happening in the East and who wanted to send letters and packages to friends, family members, and business partners living back east. But you may wonder: ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Story of the World, Vol. 3 Revised Edition: History for the Classical Child: Early Modern Times (Story of the World)

    Illustrated by Jeff West ...
    Book 11 - Story of the World
    A beautifully revised edition of the classic world history for children.Now more than ever, our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. This engaging guide to other lands weaves world history into a storybook format. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share (or for older readers to enjoy alone), this book covers the major historical events ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

    A Pioneer Tale

    by Nathan Hale ...
    Book 3 - Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
    Discover the shocking and true story of the ill-fated Donner Party expedition with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!In the spring of 1846, a group of families left Illinois and began the long journey to California. To save time, they took an ill-advised shortcut—with disastrous consequences.Bad weather, bad choices, and just plain bad luck forced the pioneers to spend a long, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Story of the World, Vol. 2: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World)

    Book 0 - Story of the World
    This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world ... Read more

    $13.99 USD