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Biographies
Inspiring stories about real people.
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  Cover Art: On a Beam of Light : a Story of Albert Einstein Berne, Jennifer
On a Beam of Light : a Story of Albert Einstein
From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe.
unpaged 2013
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt Pioneering Woman Astronomer Burleigh, Robert
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt Pioneering Woman Astronomer
An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.
unpaged 2013
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Woman in the House (and Senate) : How Women Came to the United States Congress Broke Down Barriers and Changed the Country Cooper, Ilene
A Woman in the House (and Senate) : How Women Came to the United States Congress Broke Down Barriers and Changed the Country
For the first 128 years of our country's history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.
134 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Jeff Kinney Corbett, Sue
Jeff Kinney
Presents the biography of children's book author Jeff Kinney while exploring his creative process as a writer and artist and the cultural impact of his work.
48 p. 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Kate DiCamillo Corbett, Sue
Kate DiCamillo
Presents the biography of children's book author Kate DiCamillo while exploring her creative process as a writer and the cultural impact of her work.
48 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Rick Riordan Corbett, Sue
Rick Riordan
Presents the biography of children's book author Rick Riordan while exploring his creative process as a writer and the cultural impact of his work.
48 p. 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Hillary Clinton Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)
Hillary Clinton
As a first lady, a senator, and secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has long been one of the nation's most influential political figures. Readers will follow along with this incredible leader's life story, from her childhood and earliest political activity to her recent activities as secretary of state.
48 p. 2013
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Scraps Book : Notes from a Colorful Life Ehlert, Lois
The Scraps Book : Notes from a Colorful Life
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Presents a visual survey of Lois Ehlert's artistic career that reflects on her parents' support, her early creative experiments and her behind-the-scenes book-making processes.
unpaged 2014
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: NBA All-stars Fawaz, John
NBA All-stars
Find out what makes these six NBA players All-Stars.
32 p. 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Kevin Love Fishman, Jon M.
Kevin Love
This book explores the life of basketball player Kevin Love, and looks toward his future in the game.
32 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Becoming Ben Franklin : How a Candle-maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty Freedman, Russell
Becoming Ben Franklin : How a Candle-maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty
An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.
86 p. 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Aaron Rodgers Frisch, Aaron
Aaron Rodgers
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Aaron Rodgers, a professional football star who quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.
21 p. 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Langston Hughes Gallagher, Brigid
Langston Hughes
A biography on Langston Hughes, the American poet and playwright.
48 p. 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Alexander Calder Geis, Patricia
Alexander Calder
Describes the life and career of Alexander Calder, discussing his great impact on twentieth-century art. Told with lift-the-flap, pop-up and folded pages.
unpaged 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Women in Space : 23 Stories of First Flights Scientific Missions and Gravity-breaking Adventures Gibson, Karen Bush
Women in Space : 23 Stories of First Flights Scientific Missions and Gravity-breaking Adventures
Stories of the female pilots, physicists, and doctors who broke the stratospheric ceiling.
234 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mad Potter : George E. Ohr Eccentric Genius Greenberg, Jan
The Mad Potter : George E. Ohr Eccentric Genius
Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, his boyhood friend introduced him to the pottery wheel. The lost young man suddenly found his calling. He started creating strangely crafted pots and vases, expressing his creativity and personality through the ceramic sculptures.
53 pages 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Suzanne Collins Hunter, Nick
Suzanne Collins
What makes Suzanne Collins extraordinary? Read this book to find out. This title explores her childhood in Europe and the USA, including her father's strong influence on her writing. We look at her road to professional accomplishments, including her time as a writer for television and her success with The Hunger Games trilogy.
48 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl from the Tar Paper School : Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement Kanefield, Teri
The Girl from the Tar Paper School : Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.
56 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Small Steps : the Year I Got Polio Kehret, Peg
Small Steps : the Year I Got Polio
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: The author describes her battle against polio when she was thirteen and her efforts to overcome its debilitating effects.
179 p. 1996
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Little White Duck : a Childhood in China Liu, Na
Little White Duck : a Childhood in China
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.
108 p. 2012
Children's Graphic Novel
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