Dream Something Big

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Published: 2011-08-18

ISBN: 9780803732452

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dial

Synopsis

Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to “do something big” into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children. Chronicled in stunningly detailed collage that mimics Rodia’s found-object art, this thirty-four-year journey becomes a mesmerizing testament to perseverance and possibility. A final, innovative “build-your-own-tower” activity makes this multicultural, intergenerational tribute

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Price: $17.99


The King's Rose

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Published: 2009-03-19

ISBN: 9780525479703

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Synopsis

Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king?s eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life?and her heart?threatened by the needs of an aging king and a family hungry for power. Will their agendas deliver Catherine to the same fate as her infamous cousin, Anne Boleyn?sacrificed at the altar of family ambition? Engaging historical fiction with a throbbing YA heartbeat, this thrilling novel will draw readers into the intrigues and dangers of the

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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Published: 2009-01-22

ISBN: 9780142414088

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Puffin

Synopsis

Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their father has had to leave and soon they will secretly join him. Anna just doesn?t understand. Why do their parents keep insisting that Germany is no longer safe for Jews like them? Because of Hitler, Anna must leave everything behind. Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant backlist staple gets a brandnew look for a new generation of readers just in time for Holocaust Remembrance Month.

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Price: $6.99


A Doll Named Dora Anne

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Published: 2002-07-22

ISBN: 9780448426785

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Synopsis

Kate’s grandma gives her a doll that has been in their family for almost 150 years. The doll has shiny black hair, a beautiful painted face, a little trunk of handmade dresses and coats, and even a muff to keep her china hands warm. Here is a sweet Level 3 easy reader that will go straight to the heart of any little girl who loves dolls.

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Price: $3.99


On My Way

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Published: 2002-06-10

ISBN: 9780698119482

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Puffin

Synopsis

Tomie is overjoyed because his baby sister, Maureen, is finally strong enough to come home from the hospital. Over the next months, he is in a dance recital and he gets to go to the World’s Fair. Soon, the school year is at an end. Summer is full of fun things to do, like going to the beach and celebrating the Fourth of July-but Tomie can’t wait for school to start again. He hopes he’ll get Miss Kiniry, the first-grade teacher he likes the best. In first grade he will finally-finally-learn to read. And maybe even get a library card of his own! “DePaola’s writing and recollective skills are so fresh

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Price: $6.99


The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

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Published: 2000-05-01

ISBN: 9780141304700

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Puffin

Synopsis

Meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure buried deep underground on Thistley Green. Here are seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl’s usual magic, mystery, and suspense.

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Price: $6.99


Within Reach

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Published: 2000-01-01

ISBN: 9780141304977

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Puffin

Synopsis

In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of sixteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer’s expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit, he also witnessed the tragedy documented in Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, in which eight climbers perished in a sudden storm. Within Reach is Mark’s extraordinary account of this experience and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike.

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Price: $7.99


Johnny Appleseed

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Published: 1996-08-08

ISBN: 9780448411309

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers

Synopsis

With a bag of seeds and a pot on his head, John Chapman set out West to plant apple trees. He made lots of friends and planted lots of trees. Pretty soon, people started to call him Johnny Appleseed.

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Price: $3.99


Sitting Bull

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Published: 1995-10-31

ISBN: 9780448409375

Format: B-Mass Market

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

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Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

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Published: 1980-10-31

ISBN: 9780399207235

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis

“The question I am most often asked,” Jean Fritz says, “is how do I find my ideas? The answer is: I don’t. Ideas find me. A character in history will suddenly step right out of the past and demand a book. Generally people don’t bother to speak to me unless there’s a good chance that I’ll take them on.” Throughout almost four decades of writing about history, Jean Fritz has taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West (1958). Since then, her refreshingly informal historical biographies for children have been widely acclaimed as “unconventional,” “good-humored,”

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Price: $18.99


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