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Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
There's always room for another book telling the story of a Holocaust survivor. This is a particularly nice one for young adults. It isn't too long or...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
This is one of the shorter Sibert honor books, but still manages to pack a lot of information in about Alice, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt. The author'...more
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Blizzard: The Storm that Changed America
Brr! Reading this made me cold! Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America is a well-written account of the blizzard that struck the East Coast in March...more
Dec 21, 2008
Dec 20, 2008
Walt Whitman: Words For America
If you don't know much about Walt Whitman, this book is a great starting point! It will also make you want to learn more - or at the very least you wi...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
Amazing close-up photographs of spiders are paired with easy-to-read yet very interesting text. Facts I learned: Spiders have blue blood. A spider can...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field Series)
Did you know there are kangaroos that live in trees? I had no idea! Or if I did ever know, I didn't remember. But now I feel like I know all about the...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
I was surprised at how small this book is, and then I was surprised at how much story and information it contains! I found this to be very readable. I...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Brian Floca took us on a trip to the Moon (Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11) and aboard a Lightship. Now he takes us on another historical trip - acr...more
May 29, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
In Moonshot, Brian Floca has written and illustrated an extremely well-done account of the first moon landing for younger students. The story is simpl...more
Apr 15, 2011
Dec 16, 2009
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
This book was a work of love from both author and illustrator. The text is very lyrical and beautifully matches the illustrations. Brian Selznick's ve...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
The Elephant Scientist (Scientist in the Field Series)
I was completely fascinated with the research that Caitlin O'Connell has done with elephants. For several days after reading this, I shared with every...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
This is nice enough for what it is - an autobiography in graphic novel format. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was more of a dance person or...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Drawing from Memory
This is an autobiography written in a semi-graphic novel format. Allen Say does a great job of drawing me into his world and helping me to understand...more
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Action Jackson
This was very interesting! I'm one of the people who doesn't really understand Pollock's work, but I did enjoy learning about his process. I liked how...more
Sep 09, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
This is definitely for older children. It's very interesting, but MUCH more text than you would expect from a picture book. It did lead me to go read...more
May 29, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
The Longitude Prize
With a lot of details to explain and a lot of history to cover, I thought Joan Dash did an excellent job of keeping this book very interesting and rea...more
Oct 22, 2014
Jun 01, 2010
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Wow! Excellent! I particularly enjoyed the first-person accounts by Claudette Colvin herself that the author obtained through numerous interviews with...more
Oct 28, 2011
Feb 22, 2010
Did you know there used to be ships that acted as lighthouses in places where lighthouses couldn't be built? I had no idea! This book is very interest...more
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing
This was good, but I wanted more details about this fascinating man. I will need to read something else about him sometime soon. There were two sugges...more
Jul 10, 2014
Feb 19, 2010
I Face the Wind
Vicki Cobb writes a very simple introduction to scientific inquiry for youngsters. She asks a lot of questions and lets her young readers come up with...more
Jul 10, 2014
Feb 19, 2010
Lafayette and the American Revolution
not set
Jan 11, 2011
Brooklyn Bridge
Sep 28, 2005
Jun 04, 2008
The Tarantula Scientist (Scientists in the Field)
Sep 02, 2005
Apr 17, 2008
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
not set
Jan 11, 2011
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
not set
Oct 05, 2010
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Feb 2006
Jan 30, 2008
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