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Book cover of 1 DIRECTION - WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
1 DIRECTION - WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
By: triumphbooks | Published: June 2012

The United States is experiencing a new British Invasion—One Direction, the British boy band that has captured the hearts and attention of...

The United States is experiencing a new British Invasion—One Direction, the British boy band that has captured the hearts and attention of young Americans in a way that can only be compared to the Beatles. With the recent U.S. launch of their new album Up All Night and their current North American tour, Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis have taken the United States by storm, and this account details how five solo contestants on Britain's X Factor in 2010 came together as a band to finish third on the program. The book provides fans with the answers to questions such as What was the motivation for each of Zayn's four tattoos? What vegetable did the guys receive in the mail from an adoring fan? and What's next for One Direction? Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, it's the inside source for all self-proclaimed "Directioners."

  • ISBN
    9781600787775
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    Paperback
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    Biography
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Book cover of 1 EARTH - PEOPLE OF COLOR PROTECTING THE
1 EARTH - PEOPLE OF COLOR PROTECTING THE
By: anuradha rao | Published: April 2020

This nonfiction book for middle readers profiles twenty environmental defenders of color from around the world. Their individual stories show that...

This nonfiction book for middle readers profiles twenty environmental defenders of color from around the world. Their individual stories show that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to protecting our planet. Illustrated with photos of each of the people profiled.

Theme: Diversity, Gr.7-12

  • ISBN
    9781459818866
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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1 STEP FURTHER
By: katherine johnson | Published: January 2021

"NASA computer scientist Katherine Johnson and her two daughters tell the story of how she overcame racial barriers to play an integral role during...

"NASA computer scientist Katherine Johnson and her two daughters tell the story of how she overcame racial barriers to play an integral role during the American space program's early days"--

  • ISBN
    9781426371936
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    Hardcover
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    Biography
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1 STEP FURTHER
By: katherine johnson | Published: January 2021

"NASA computer scientist Katherine Johnson and her two daughters tell the story of how she overcame racial barriers to play an integral role during...

"NASA computer scientist Katherine Johnson and her two daughters tell the story of how she overcame racial barriers to play an integral role during the American space program's early days"--

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    9781426371943
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    Biography
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Book cover of 10 TRUE TALES CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS
10 TRUE TALES CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS
By: allan zullo | Published: July 2015

Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators! A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on....

Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators! A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on. Can State Patrol Investigator Richard Havel use that clue to track down the killers? A bomber is terrorizing a western community. What forensic clues can Investigator Jack Charles gather to stop and solve the bombings? Enter the secret world of crime scene investigators who use the latest forensic techniques to solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. You will never forget these incredible true stories.

  • ISBN
    9780545818117
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of 10 TRUE TALES HEROES OF 9 11
10 TRUE TALES HEROES OF 9 11
By: allan zullo | Published: July 2015

Ten true stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11! When Captain Jay Jonas of the Fire Department of New York hears an emergency radio...

Ten true stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11! When Captain Jay Jonas of the Fire Department of New York hears an emergency radio message about the World Trade Center, he has no idea of the terrible conditions he and his team will face. Arriving at the burning building, the firefighters must summon all their courage. On the same morning, just outside Washington, DC, a jetliner piloted by terrorists slams into the Pentagon. Can Colonel Philip McNair save lives inside the flaming building? From the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to a hijacked plane above Pennsylvania, these are ten stories of true American heroes on the day that changed America - September 11, 2001.

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    9780545818131
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    Paperback
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    Biography
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Book cover of 10 TRUE TALES HEROES OF HURRICANE KATRIN
10 TRUE TALES HEROES OF HURRICANE KATRIN
By: allan zullo | Published: July 2015

Ten true stories of real-life heroes during Hurricane Katrina! When Hurricane Katrina's flood waters rose, trapping the Bullard family inside their...

Ten true stories of real-life heroes during Hurricane Katrina! When Hurricane Katrina's flood waters rose, trapping the Bullard family inside their home, 13-year-old Phillip Bullard swam underwater to a submerged window, cleared the debris, and led each family member underwater to the roof. Then he swam to retrieve an abandoned boat and put them in it. He used broomsticks and other debris for paddles and took his family to higher ground. Terrence Gray of Gulfport, Mississippi, commandeered a rowboat that was floating nearby and dragged it from house to house to save 20 injured, disabled, and elderly people in a terribly flooded neighborhood. Nurses and doctors at Charity Hospital fought desperately to keep their patients alive for days, despite hunger, pain, heat, little drinkable water and no electricity, waiting desperately for helicopters to evacuate their patients. These and other real-life heroes risked their lives to save others during Hurricane Katrina. You will never forget their courageous true stories.

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    9780545831239
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    Paperback
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    Biography
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Book cover of 10 TRUE TALES SECRET AGENT
10 TRUE TALES SECRET AGENT
By: allan zullo | Published: July 2015

Ten true stories of real-life kid spies! Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Or spying on your enemy from the attic of...

Ten true stories of real-life kid spies! Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Or spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read the 10 True Tales from kids just like you who risked their lives to be spies!

  • ISBN
    9780545818148
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of 10 TRUE TALES SURVIVING SHARKS
10 TRUE TALES SURVIVING SHARKS
By: allan zullo | Published: January 2015

Ten true stories of real-life survivors of attacks by some of the animal kindgom's scariest predators! Can you imagine getting bit by a shark? Or...

Ten true stories of real-life survivors of attacks by some of the animal kindgom's scariest predators! Can you imagine getting bit by a shark? Or having an elephant try to trample you? Or running for your life from a cougar? Read all about kids just like you who survived attacks from dangerous animals!

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9780545818384
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    Paperback
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    Biography
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Book cover of 100 GREAT SCIENTISTS
100 GREAT SCIENTISTS
By: abigail wheatley | Published: March 2020

Discover the scientific breakthroughts of 100 brilliant scientists, from Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking, to lesser-known geniuses...

Discover the scientific breakthroughts of 100 brilliant scientists, from Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking, to lesser-known geniuses including 4th-century mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, 11th-century Chinese polymath Shen Kuo and 20th-century Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. Features 100 great scientists from widely varied periods, places and backgrounds. Fresh, graphic style of design with original full-colour illustrations throughout. Engaging text designed for dipping in and out, with recommendations for carefully selected websites to find out more via Usborne Quicklinks.

  • ISBN
    9781474950800
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    Hardcover
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    Biography
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Book cover of 100 SCIENTISTS WHO MADE HIST
100 SCIENTISTS WHO MADE HIST
By: dk | Published: February 2018

Through the life stories of scientists and innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and more, STEAM concepts come to life...

Through the life stories of scientists and innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and more, STEAM concepts come to life engaging readers of all ages. Full of the true-life stories of scientists and innovators who have shaped our society and how we see the world around us, this book puts major scientific discoveries into context. Readers learn who inspired whom, and which discoveries laid the groundwork for more amazing innovation. Biologists, chemists, physicists, doctors, coders, astronauts are all featured including Hippocrates, Aristotle, Watson & Crick, Franklin, Kepler, Salk, Turing, deGrasse Tyson, and more. Perfect for book reports, school projects, or anytime reading to satisfy and educate curious minds.

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    9781465468895
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of 100 WOMEN WHO MADE HIST
100 WOMEN WHO MADE HIST
By: dk | Published: February 2017

Celebrate centuries of brave and brilliant women with this visual guide that takes kids on a tour of the past and uncovers the stories of the women...

Celebrate centuries of brave and brilliant women with this visual guide that takes kids on a tour of the past and uncovers the stories of the women and girls who have shaped the modern world. From super scientists like Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to clued-up creatives like Emily Dickinson and J.K. Rowling to leading ladies like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt, profiles explore the lives of each woman in detail, and photography and quirky "bobble-head" illustrations present history in a new and fun way. Kids can put each woman's story into context with "what came before…" and "what came after…" panels showing the things that influenced and were influenced by each woman. Special features highlight contemporaneous women and women in similar fields to paint a more complete picture for young readers. A wonderful inspiration for young girls and a great learning tool for all children that approaches human rights and gender equality from an age-appropriate angle, 100 Women Who Made History proves that this isn't just a man's world.

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    9781465456885
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    Hardcover
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    Biography
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Book cover of 111 TREES - HOW ONE VILLAGE CELEBRATES THE BIRTH OF EVERY GIRL
111 TREES - HOW ONE VILLAGE CELEBRATES THE BIRTH OF EVERY GIRL
By: rina singh | Published: October 2020

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village....

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support, and today, over a quarter of a million trees grow in his village. A once barren, deforested landscape has become a fertile, prosperous one where girls can thrive. Sure to plant seeds of hope in children. Improving the world is within everyone’s reach.

Theme: India, Environmental Issues, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781525301209
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
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    Biography
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Book cover of 12 ROUNDS OF GLORY THE STORY OF MUHAMMA
12 ROUNDS OF GLORY THE STORY OF MUHAMMA
By: charles smith | Published: December 2007

A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the threetime heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life. "Float like a...

A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the threetime heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. . . . I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived!" From the moment a fired-up teenager from Kentucky won 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 when a retired legend, hands shaking from Parkinson’s, returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many a fight. Some were in the ring, against opponents like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier; others were against societal prejudice and against a war he refused to support because of his Islamic faith. Charles R. Smith Jr.’s rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs with relentless energy, while Bryan Collier’s bold collage artwork matches every move — capturing the "Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali. Back matter includes a time line.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9780763616922
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of 1ST NAMES 01 HARRY HOUDINI
1ST NAMES 01 HARRY HOUDINI
By: kjartan poskitt | Published: August 2019

Discover the man behind the magic and see how Houdini pulled off his most daring escapes   Before Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the...

Discover the man behind the magic and see how Houdini pulled off his most daring escapes   Before Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the greatest magician in the world, he was just little Ehrich Weisz, a Hungarian-born immigrant who moved to America with his family and performed stage tricks for a little extra cash. He started off with card tricks and then eventually began performing the escape acts that would make him famous. Known for his daring and death-defying illusions, he would do some of the greatest tricks ever: escaping from a milk can, being buried alive, and being locked inside a crate and thrown into a river. He conquered each of these seemingly impossible feats and showed the world the power of a little magic. Fun, fast-paced, and highly illustrated, Harry Houdini tells the story of the curious boy who became the world’s greatest magician and reveals how Houdini did some of his most stunning escapes. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.  

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    9781419738623
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    Hardcover
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    Biography
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