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Skandian outcasts Hal, Stig, and others do battle at sea against the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ... More
Skandian outcasts Hal, Stig, and others do battle at sea against the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race across icy waters where not everyone thinks of the competition as play. Less
Nick endures servitude, beatings, and more after his British father's plantation in Burma is i... More
Nick endures servitude, beatings, and more after his British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and when his father and others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick's father and Mya 's brother from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Less
Franklin Delano Donuthead, a fifth-grader obsessed with hygiene and safety, finds an unlikely frien... More
Franklin Delano Donuthead, a fifth-grader obsessed with hygiene and safety, finds an unlikely friend and protector in Sarah Kervick, the tough new student who lives in a dirty trailer, bonds with his mother, and is as "irregular" as he is. Less
Palacio, R. J.
Also available in Overdrive. Tells the story of Julian's Grandmére's childhood as she, a ... More
Also available in Overdrive. Tells the story of Julian's Grandmére's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend. Less
Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well as t... More
Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well as the consequences of these invasions for other animals, plants, and humans. Less
Blashfield, Jean F.
Discusses England's long and fascinating history (from its earliest settlement thousands of ye... More
Discusses England's long and fascinating history (from its earliest settlement thousands of years ago to its modern status as part of the United Kingdom), its rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and diverse cities. Less
Humorous description of life for the inhabitants of Beijing's Forbidden City, formerly home of... More
Humorous description of life for the inhabitants of Beijing's Forbidden City, formerly home of China's Emperors. Less
Renowned historian Benson Bobrick has written a moving chronicle of the American Revolution for y... More
Renowned historian Benson Bobrick has written a moving chronicle of the American Revolution for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest under British rule at the Boston Tea Party, to the treachery of Benedict Arnold at West Point, to George Washington's Christmas Eve surprise attack at the Battle of Trenton, to the British surrender at the Battle of Yorktown, Fight for Freedom explores the war that created one independent nation out of thirteen diverse colonies. Fight for Freedom contains personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles of the many historical luminaries who were involved in America's fight for independence, such as George Washington, King George III, Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Paul Jones, Thomas Jefferson, and Lord Cornwallis. Bobrick also explores the origins of colonialism in the New World, the roles women and Native Americans played during the American Revolution, the intricacies of building a new government, and the fate of those who remained loyal to the British crown after the onset of war. Bobrick's dynamic narrative is highlighted with many period oil paintings, political cartoons, and key campaign and battlefield maps, making Fight for Freedom the ultimate book on the American Revolution for kids. Less
Schmidt, Gary D.
"He lands there in the summer of 1968, when the Apollo space missions are under way, Joe Pepit... More
"He lands there in the summer of 1968, when the Apollo space missions are under way, Joe Pepitone is slugging for the New York Yankees, and the Vietnam War is raging. At home he lives with a father who has lost his way and a brother accused of robbery. And Doug's oldest brother is returning from Vietnam. Who knows what wounds his missions have given him? But Doug has his own mission, too, and it begins when he first sees the plates of John James Audubon's Birds of American at the local library. His mission will open a world as strange to him as the lunar landscape"--Publisher. Less
Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Freedom Riders compares and contrasts the childhoods of John... More
Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Freedom Riders compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. It shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south. No other book on the Freedom Riders has used such a personal perspective. These two young men, empowered by their successes in the Nashville student movement, were among those who volunteered to continue the Freedom Rides after violence in Anniston, Alabama, left the original bus in flames with the riders injured and in retreat. Lewis and Zwerg joined the cause knowing their own fate could be equally harsh, if not worse. The journey they shared as freedom riders through the Deep South changed not only their own lives but our nation's history. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. Less