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ISBN-13: 9780689873768
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 5/2014
Through the eyes of one little girl, this stunning picture book by an award-winning team tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom came to the last of the slaves in the South. Includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms. Full color....more

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ISBN-13: 9780547903781
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Published: Clarion Books, 10/2013

An account of "the other Ellis Island"—Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century.

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ISBN-13: 9780763673314
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Published: Candlewick, 9/2014

The Mason-Dixon Line’s history, replete with property disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts, traverses our country’s history from its founding to today.

We live in a world of boundaries — geographic, scientific, cultural, and religious. One of America’s most enduring boundaries is the Mason-Dixon Line, most associated with the divide between the North and the South and the right to freedom for all people. Sibert Medal–winning author Sally M. Walker traces the tale of the Mason-Dixon Line through family feuds, brave exploration, sci...more


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ISBN-13: 9780545577854
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Published: Blue Sky Press, 9/2014
Acclaimed Caldecott Honoree Bang teams up with award-winning MIT professor Chisholm to present the fascinating, timely story of fossil fuels. Using simple language and breathtaking paintings, the authors present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun. Full color....more

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ISBN-13: 9780547815497
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Published: Houghton Mifflin, 4/2014

Since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift, and slender creatures from extinction. Since the organization's start in 1990, they've rescued more than 900 cheetahs, most of whom have been returned to the wild.

But this arduous challenge continues. For most African livestock farmers, cheetahs are the last thing they want to see on their properties. In the 1980s, as...more


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ISBN-13: 9780805087529
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 8/2014

As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge.

Edward Hopper’s story is one of courage, resilience, and determination. In this striking picture book biography, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor invite young...more


Eye to Eye (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780547959078
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 4/2014
In his latest eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, a Caldecott Honoree explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. Full color....more

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ISBN-13: 9780375867828
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Published: Schwartz & Wade, 7/2014

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and c...more


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ISBN-13: 9780547821849
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Published: Clarion Books, 8/2014
This lushly designed biography explores the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, illustrated with archival photos and full-color reproductions....more

Grandfather Gandhi (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781442423657
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 3/2014
Mahatma Gandhi's grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.
"How could he--a Gandhi--be so easy to anger?"
One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi's village.
Silence fills the air--but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfat...more

Gravity (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781596437173
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Published: Roaring Brook Press, 4/2014

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?What if your feet drifted away from the ground?What stops everything from floating into space?Gravity. As in his previous books, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island, Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book. A Neal Porter Book

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ISBN-13: 9780545543620
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books, 3/2014
Fourteen unforgettable true stories of children hidden away during World War II
Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, Jaap would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live.
This is just one of the incredible stories told in HIDDEN LIKE ANNE FRANK, a collection of eye-opening first-person accounts t...more

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ISBN-13: 9781620916278
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Published: Boyds Mills Press, 4/2014
In this photo-filled conceptual picture book, young readers will not only get an introduction to amazing and naturally repeating patterns called fractals, but they'll also learn about what makes fractals unique. Full color....more

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ISBN-13: 9780547959221
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 9/2014
Science, history, and engineering combine in this uplifting nonfiction picture book about the invention of the world's most iconic amusement park ride, the Ferris Wheel, which George Ferris introduced at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Full color....more

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ISBN-13: 9780544099999
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 10/2014
From an acclaimed Scientists in the Field author comes the electrifying story of the scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity in hopes of generating a cleaner, more sustainable power source. Full color....more

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ISBN-13: 9780307978486
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2/2014

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds, the yellows, the blues, he heard a strange sound—the swirling colors trilled like an orchestra tuning up for a symphony! And as he grew older, he continued to hear brilliant colors singing and see vibrant sounds dancing. But was Va...more


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ISBN-13: 9780374380694
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 5/2014

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot—and that was when his adventures began. He found a job delivering mail by plane, which had never been done before. He and his fellow pilots traveled to faraway places and discovered new ways of getting from one place to the next. Antoine flew over mountains and deserts. He battled winds and storms. He tried to break aviation records, and sometimes he even crashed. From his plane, Antoine looked down on the earth and was inspir...more


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ISBN-13: 9781596437968
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Published: Roaring Brook Press, 1/2014

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.

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ISBN-13: 9781590787328
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Published: Calkins Creek Books, 4/2014
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, "Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with ...more

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ISBN-13: 9780802853851
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 9/2014
For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words."...more

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ISBN-13: 9781419710544
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Published: Harry N. Abrams, 5/2014
Almost 10 years before "Brown vs. Board of Education," Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
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ISBN-13: 9781596439603
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Published: Roaring Brook Press, 10/2014

For every child who has ever looked up at the stars and asked, "What are they?" comes the story of a curious boy who never stopped wondering: Carl Sagan.

When Carl Sagan was a young boy he went to the 1939 World's Fair and his life was changed forever. From that day on he never stopped marveling at the universe and seeking to understand it better. Star Stuff follows Carl from his days star gazing from the bedroom window of his Brooklyn apartment, through his love of speculative science fiction novels, to his work as an internationally renowned scientist who worked on the Voyage...more


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ISBN-13: 9781590789971
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Published: Calkins Creek Books, 10/2014
In the 1960s, while the United States was at war and racial tensions were boiling over, Filipino American workers were demanding fair wages and decent living conditions in California's vineyards. When the workers walked out of the fields in September 1965, the great Delano grape strike began. Did the signing of labor contracts with growers in 1970 mean an end to the problems of American field laborers, or was it a short-lived truce? Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner follows the five-year-long strike through the rise of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. Brimner's riveting text, co...more

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ISBN-13: 9780802736185
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9/2014

A dog’s nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it’s no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent explores the various ways specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors . . . and more. This dynamic photo-essay includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs.

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ISBN-13: 9780307981523
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 4/2014

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the wrong of slavery. He was willing to kill and die for something modern Americans unanimously agree was a just cause. And yet he was a religious fanatic and a staunch believer in "righteous violence," an unapologetic committer of domestic terrorism. Marrin brings 19th-c...more