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I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Inc.
Format: Hardcover

During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times?In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant...
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Ancient Egypt: An Interactive History Adventure

Heather Adamson · Capstone Press
Format: Book

Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative format, suspenseful action, and path navigation keep readers reading!
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The Middle Ages: An Interactive History Adventure

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press
Format: Hardcover

Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative format, suspenseful action, and path navigation keep readers reading!
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Ancient Greece: An Interactive History Adventure

William Caper · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

Ancient Greece is an age of amazing achievements in art, literature, and science. Its people enjoy a rich culture and experience times of both peaceful democracy and violent war. Will you: • Explore a career in government, art, or philosophy as a citizen of Athens? • Experience...
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Ancient Rome: An Interactive History Adventure

Rachael Hanel · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

Since 753 BC, ancient Rome has been the center of the Roman Empire. The powerful civilization has made advances in engineering, art, and architecture. Its citizens, especially the wealthy ones, enjoy many freedoms. Will you: • Choose between politics and business as a wealthy Roman...
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The Golden Age of Pirates

Bob Temple · Capstone Pr Inc.
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

YOU are making your living at sea at a time when pirates ruled the oceans. Will you stick to an honest life or risk everything for the riches and adventure of piracy?
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Leonardo da Vinci #9: Renaissance Master

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Hardcover

Travel back in time to Renaissance Italy with the Robbins twins! In book nine of The Treasure Chest, Maisie and Felix continue to learn the magic of Elm Medona and the Pickworth family history. In the latest adventure, the twins travel to fifteenth- century Italy and meet a young Leonardo...
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Thanksgiving on Thursday

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House
Pages: 73
Format: Audiobook

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series - the Magic Tree House! It's a time for giving thanks . . .when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things...
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #13: Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House 27 Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home?...
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Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

Rush Limbaugh · Threshold Editions; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Americas 1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy 1 New York Times bestselling author presents a book for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans. MEET RUSH LIMBAUGHS REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE! Okay, okay, my names...
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Colonial America: An Interactive History Adventure

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Europeans came to the American colonies in the 1600s and 1700s in search of a better life. They worked hard and built farms, homes, and towns. But they were still under Great Britains rule. Many wanted to make their own laws, but that meant going to war against a rich and powerful country....
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The Revolutionary War

Elizabeth Raum · Capstone Press
Format: Hardcover

It's the late 1700s. Tensions are brewing between the American colonies and Great Britain. The Revolutionary War is about to begin. Will you: Help the network of patriot spies in your city? OR Fight for independence as a patriot soldier? OR Work to keep the colonies under British...
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At Battle in the Revolutionary War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

Elizabeth Raum · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

No taxation without representation! The colonists in America are rising up against the British government. It's the start of the American Revolution! Will you: Fight as a colonist or British soldier at the Battle of Bunker Hill? Experience the Battle of Saratoga as the nanny...
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Spies of the American Revolution: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Elizabeth Raum · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

Everyone has a secret. But in the war between the colonies and the king, keeping a secret is a dangerous thing. The first American spies belonged to secret societies and rebel organizations. The British collect information against these spies. Tension is mounting. Will you: *Spy on the British...
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Revolutionary War on Wednesday

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House Childrens Books
Pages: 69
Format: Paperback

It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now the terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie...
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #11: American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House Books for Young Readers

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in colonial times? Why did the stamp Act make the colonists so angry? Who were...
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Ben Franklin's Fame

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin; Reissue edition
Format: Book

When Benjamin Franklin decides to quit, it’s up to the Blast to the Past friends to find him and get history back on track.Abigail and her friends can’t believe it—Babs Magee has finally convinced someone to quit, and that someone is Benjamin Franklin! Babs is making a terrible...
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Alexander Hamilton #2: Little Lion

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Paperback

Now that the twins have begun to settle into their new lives at Elm Medona, they delve deeper into The Treasure Chest and uncover more about the Pickworth family, including the disappearance of their great-uncle Thorne and the theft of priceless family artifacts.In this adventure, The Treasure...
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Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

Rush Limbaugh · Threshold Editions; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

America's #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with...
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Washington's War

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

The Blast to the Past friends must convince George Washington to keep fighting the Revolutionary War - because the future of America depends on the decision of this very important founding father!Abigail and her friends have an important job today: They must convince George Washington to stay...
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Betsy Ross's Star

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin
Pages: 119
Format: Print book

Get ready for a Stars and Stripes surprise! The Blast to the Past friends are off to meet Betsy Ross - and investigate the truth behind America's first flag!When Mr. C tells the class they'll be learning about Betsy Ross, Abigail is confused. What could the "what-if" question...
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Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

Rush Limbaugh · Threshold Editions
Format: Hardcover

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN - AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave...
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Sybil Ludington : Revolutionary War rider

E F Abbott · Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

What would you do if your country was counting on you to deliver a message? That's sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington's urgent mission.In 1777, Sybil and her family believe the American colonies should be free from British control. Sybil's father leads a regiment of New York militiamen, and everyone...
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Sacagawea's Strength

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin Books
Pages: 114
Format: Book

The Blast to the Past friends meet Sacagawea - and they've got to work fast if they're going to succeed in keeping history on course.Abigail and her friends are in the middle of a Monday afternoon group project when Mr. Caruthers tells them it's time to jump back to the past....
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Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner

Rush H Limbaugh · Threshold Editions, 2015.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

IT'S THE DAWN OF AN IMPORTANT NEW DAY IN AMERICA. YOUNG READERS, GRAB THE REINS AND JOIN RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE WHOLE TIME-TRAVELING CREW IN THIS PATRIOTIC HISTORICAL ADVENTURE THAT TAKES YOU ON AN EXCITING TRIP TO THE PAST TO SEE OUR REMARKABLE NATION'S MOST ICONIC SYMBOLS...
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Rush Revere and the Presidency

Rush Limbaugh · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

Join Rush Revere on another action-packed journey! Rush and his friends head back in time to the early days of our independent nation to watch the early American presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in action!Hey there, young readers! Rush Revere here. I can't...
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The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart

Kristiana Gregory · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 173
Format: Print book

In her beloved diary, eleven-year-old Abigail Jane Stewart chronicles the despair and the hope of the winter of 1777 and 1778, when she witnesses the struggles of George Washington and his soldiers on the fields of Valley Forge.
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Guys Read: True Stories

Jon Scieszka · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 242
Format: Hardcover

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable - and 100% true. A star-studded group...
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From Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story

Deborah Hopkinson · Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages: 44
Format: Paperback

Johnny loves his uncle and his master's mule, but he hates being a slave. So when he's asked to join the Union army, he accepts. Being a soldier is hard work, and Johnny wonders if he made the right choice. But when the army needs him, Johnny knows it's up to him to come to the rescue!
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Civil War On Sunday

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House
Pages: 96
Format: Audio CD

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series - the Magic Tree House! Cannon fire!That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named...
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John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy

E F Abbott · Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Would you ever run off to join the army, leaving your family behind? That's what nine-year-old John Lincoln Clem does in 1861. Determined to fight for his country, Johnny sneaks onto a train filled with men from the 3rd Ohio Union Regiment. Taken in by the older soldiers, Johnny becomes...
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Mary Jemison: Native American Captive

E. F. Abbott · Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

What happens when everything you know is suddenly ripped away? This is the fate of Mary Jemison, a fifteen-year-old frontier girl living in Pennsylvania in 1758. How does Mary find the will to carry on?During the French and Indian War, Mary is captured by a band of French and Shawnee warriors...
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Lincoln's Legacy

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin
Format: Print book

Can Abigail and her classmates jump into the past and convince President Lincoln to write the Emancipation Proclamation? Book one in an action-packed time-travel series.“What if Abraham Lincoln never freed the slaves?” That’s the question Mr. Caruthers poses to his third...
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At Battle in the Civil War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press
Format: Paperback

The Civil War is a turning point in American history. It is both a war for freedom and a war that turns brother against brother. It is also a period of technological warfare. The most advanced weapons and tactics the world has ever seen make their appearance. Will you:     ...
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Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project

Dan Gutman · HarperCollins
Pages: 15
Format: Hardcover

"History can be hilarious, at least in the hands of author Dan Gutman." - Washington PostIn New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman's all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked...
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Building the Transcontinental Railroad: An Interactive Engineering Adventure

Steven Otfinoski · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

You live in a United States on the move in the 1860s. The government gives two railroad companiesthe Central Pacific and Union Pacificthe job of building the first transcontinental railroad. This railroad will unite the country and allow people to travel west to pursue new lives and opportunities....
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Freedom's Price

Michaela MacColl · Calkins Creek Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Eliza Scott isn't quite a slave, but she's not free either. She's not a prisoner, but her family lives in a jail. Eliza, who attends a secret floating school on the Mississippi River because it's illegal for her to read, says she understands how dangerous her situation is - but her parents...
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Clara Barton #1: Angel of the Battlefield

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Print book

While exploring The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie are transported to a Massachusetts farm in 1836. Disappointed that they have not landed in their beloved New York City, they wonder why they were brought to Massachusetts to meet a young girl named Clara Barton. Perhaps Clara has a message...
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I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press
Pages: 89
Format: Paperback

The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . . It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal...
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Crazy Horse #5: Brave Warrior

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times calls Ann Hood's thrilling The Treasure Chest series "delightful!" In book five, Felix and Maisie re-enter The Treasure Chest and suddenly find themselves in the midst of a Lakota village. While exploring they meet a young man, soon to be known as Crazy...
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I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press
Pages: 89
Format: Paperback

The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . . It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal...
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Like a River: A Civil War Novel

Kathy Canon Wiechman · Calkins Creek
Format: Hardcover

Leander and Polly are two teenage Union soldiers who carry deep, dangerous secrets. Leander is underage when he enlists and Polly follows her father into war disguised as his son. The war proves life changing for both as they surviveincredible odds. Leander struggles to be accepted as a man and loses...
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Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847 (Dear America Series)

Kristiana Gregory
Format: Library Binding

Thirteen-year-old Hattie Campbell records the details of her family's harrowing migration to Oregon in a covered wagon and describes the many challenges, both joyful and tragic, that mark the journey. Show more Show...
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Westward Expansion

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Describes the people and events of the age of Manifest Destiny and the American West. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a traveler on the Oregon Trail, a laborer, or a Sioux warrior.
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Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure

Michael Burgan · You Choose Books
Pages: 112
Format: Book

Youre one of millions of immigrants leaving your home in the early 1900s to move to the United States. Youre searching for a better life. Ellis Island, near New York City, is your first stop in your search for opportunity and freedom. Officials on the island have been processing immigrants...
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The Great Depression: An Interactive History Adventure

Michael Burgan · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

In the 1930s, Americans faced one of the biggest crises ever to hit the country. During the Great Depression, the stock market crash caused banks to close and many companies to go out of business. Millions of people lost their jobs and homes during a time when the government wasnt equipped...
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The Wild West: An Interactive History Adventure

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press
Format: Hardcover

"Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.
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Tonight on the Titanic

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 70
Format: Paperback

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Titanic trouble! Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic....
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The Titanic: An Interactive History Adventure

Bob Temple · Capstone Pr Inc.
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

YOU are aboard the Titanic, the world's largest ocean liner. The ship is sinking, and the ocean water is freezing. Will you survive?
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Full of Beans

Jennifer L Holm · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award Five Starred Reviews A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Grown-ups lie. That's one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means "locals")...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain · The Classic Collection
Format: Audiobook

Mark Twain's classic coming-of-age novel that captured the imagination of AmericaGenerations of readers and listeners have enjoyed the ingenuous triumphs and feckless mishaps of boyhood days on the Mississippi. This classic of American wit and storytelling introduced Tom Sawyer, Becky...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

Mark Twain · Penguin Classics
Pages: 327
Format: Paperback

Mark Twain's tale of a boy's picaresque journey down the Mississippi on a raft conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave...
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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic -- how will he survive?Ten-year-old George Calder cant believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic,...
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Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912

Ellen Emerson White · Scholastic
Pages: 197
Format: Book

Written from the point of view of a young passenger aboard the ill-fated Titanic, this title combines an award-winning series with the "disaster of the century".
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I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Paperbacks; Original edition
Format: Book

The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page!Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century....
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Bell's Breakthrough

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin
Pages: 103
Format: Paperback

What if there were no telephones? That won't happen if Abigail and her classmates blast into the past and persuade Alexander Graham Bell not to give up on his invention!Abigail is getting restless. It's been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it's Monday...
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The Lost Ones

Michaela MacColl · Calkins Creek
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Despite her father's warnings that their tribe is always in danger, Casita, a ten-year-old Lipan Apache girl, has led a relatively peaceful life with her tribe in Mexico, doing her daily chores and practicing for her upcoming Changing Woman ceremony, in which she will officially become...
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Nettie and Nellie Crook: Orphan Train Sisters

E. F. Abbott · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Can you imagine being placed in an orphanage while your parents are still alive? That's what happens to Nettie and Nellie Crook, who are only five years old in 1910 when they are removed from their home in New York. No one tells Nettie and Nellie why their parents can no longer...
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Queen Liliuokalani #6: Royal Prisoner

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Paperback

In Book 6 of The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie take a trip to New York City to visit their father and meet his new girlfriend. While there, Maisie reveals to Felix that she has a jeweled crown she took from The Treasure Chest. The twins travel to Hawaii in the late 1800s, where they...
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Rory's Promise

Rosemary Nichols · Calkins Creek
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old orphan Rory Fitzpatrick lives with her younger sister Violet at New York City's Foundling Hospital in the early 1900s. But when Rory discovers that Violet will be sent to the Arizona Territory to be adopted, her world is shattered. Although too old to be adopted herself,...
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Pearl Buck #3: Jewel of the East

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Hardcover

Return to The Treasure Chest with Felix and Maisie . . . When Felix Robbins gets a crush on Lily Goldstein, a classmate who is adopted from China, he decides to try to take her back in time so that she can see the country where she was born. Maisie discovers his plot, and foils it. But the twins...
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Alexander Graham Bell #7: Master of Sound

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Paperback

In Book 7 of The Treasure Chest, Maisie and Felix meet a young Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone) in Edinborough, Scotland, just as he leaves for a year with his grandfather, an elocutionist, in London. When the twins get separated from Alexander, they join the thousands...
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Echo

Pam MunÌ?oz Ryan · Scholastic Press
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades...
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Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder · HarperCollins
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie is the third book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.Laura Ingalls and her family...
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The Boundless

Kenneth Oppel · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure...
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Old Yeller

Fred Gipson · Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Format: Paperback

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable...
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Jacqueline Kelly · Henry Holt
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers...
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The Hope Chest

Karen Schwabach · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Violet’s older sister Chloe didn’t get married. She bought a car instead. And then she drove that car to New York City and never came home again. Violet’s parents said Chloe had turned into the Wrong Sort of Person, but Violet knew better. Now she’s determined to find...
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The Inquisitor's Apprentice

Chris Moriarty · HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The day Sacha found out he could see witches was the worst day of his life . . . Being an Inquisitor is no job for a nice Jewish boy. But when the police learn that Sacha Kessler can see witches, hes apprenticed to the departments star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf. Their mission is to stop...
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The Book of Lost Things

Cynthia Voigt · Knopf Books for Young Readers; 8.11.2013 edition
Format: Hardcover

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!Maxs parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped? Until...
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Listen to the moon

Michael Morpurgo · Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
Pages: 341
Format: Print book

1915. A young British boy and his father take in a lost girl, who the villagers suspect may be German.May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies-- injured, thirsty, lost-- and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there....
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Anne of Green Gables

L M Montgomery · Bantam Books
Pages: 309
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Read the timeless classic about the beloved Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan with a fiery spirit, before the new NETFLIX series premieres and don't miss the forward by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale, celebrating the 100th anniversary of this children's favorite! Eleven-year-old...
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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett · Candlewick
Format: Book

The beloved original text now offered in a definitive gift edition by esteemed illustrator Inga Moore."Then she slipped through the door, and shut it behind her, breathing quite fast with excitement, and wonder, and delight. She was standing inside the secret garden."First published...
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Little Women

Louisa May Alcott · EDC Publishing
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Louisa May-Alcott's classic novel, complete and unabridged. This inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March sisters as they struggle through the American Civil War and learn the importance of love, family and following their dreams. Fully illustrated, this hardback gift edition...
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor: An Interactive History Adventure

Allison Lassieur · You Choose Books
Format: Print book

Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side youre on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death.In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be? Get ready for an adventure.
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Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Elizabeth Raum · Capstone Press,
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

"In You Choose format, follows the path of three World War II spies. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a wireless operator, a photo reconnaissance pilot, and a spy living in enemy territory"--
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At Battle in World War II: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

Matt Doeden · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

The Second World War is a war of the modern world, in terms of technology and firepower. Airplanes, tanks, and fully automatic weapons make their appearance. Battles in both Europe and the Pacific give this fight between nations a global scope. Will you Live through the attack of Stalingrad...
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Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

Dan Gutman · HarperCollins; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

On October 1, 1932, during Game Three of the Chicago Cubs--New York Yankees World Series, Babe Ruth belted a long home run to straightaway centerfield. According to legend, just before he hit, Babe pointed to the centerfield bleachers and boldly predicted he would slam the next pitch there....
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I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!Historys most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?Eleven-year-old Danny...
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Number the Stars

Lois Lowry · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 137
Format: Hardcover

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles...
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My Friend the Enemy

Daniel Smith · Chicken House
Format: Print book

Peter feels compelled to help a wounded German pilot, but he doesn't want to be a traitor--especially not to his father, who is off fighting the Nazis. A moving story about the moral dilemmas of war.Summer 1941: For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by his father and thousands...
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Amelia Earhart #8: Lady Lindy

Ann Hood · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Book

Ann Hood's "delightful" (NYT) historical series continues with one of America's great female heroes! Great-Uncle Thorne sends Maisie, Felix, and the Ziff twins on a dangerous trip back in time through The Treasure Chest and into the Congo to find Amy Pickworth, Thorne's...
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I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic
Pages: 91
Format: Print book

For eleven year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister Gertie, are making the thrilling four thousand mile journey across the Atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the Titanic. But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast...
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I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 89
Format: Paperback

In a gripping new addition to the best-selling I Survived series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland, but does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?
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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 12
Format: Paperback

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.Liesel...
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Paperboy

Vince Vawter · Delacorte Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." - Booklist, Starred "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" - ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird,...
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Trouble the Water

Frances O'Roark Dowell · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the award-winning author of Dovey Coe comes a sweeping tale of the friendship between a black girl and a white boy and the prejudices they must overcome in segregated Celeste, Kentucky, as the pair try to solve the mysteries surrounding a lonely old dog.Eleven-year-old Callie is fearless,...
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Aim

Joyce Moyer Hostetter · Calkins Creek Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

As World War II threatens the United States in 1941, fourteen-year-old Junior Bledsoe fights his own battles at home. Junior struggles with school and with anger - at his father, his insufferable granddaddy, his neighbors, and himself - as he desperately tries to understand himself and find...
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee · HarperAudio
Pages: 11
Format: Audiobook

Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the deep south defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girlOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated...
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Hero on a Bicycle

Shirley Hughes · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things.Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though —...
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interactive History Adventure

Michael Burgan · Capstone Press, 2015.
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Youre a U.S. citizen, so why are you being denied your right to vote? Even after civil rights legislation passes, many minorities are still being turned away from polls. Its not fair, and you will fight for your right to have a say in your government. Will you: Brave violence while registering...
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The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

You are a slave in the 1850s, thinking of escaping this harsh life, OR . . . You are slave catcher looking to get rich by chasing escaped slaves, OR . . . You are part of the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom.
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Armstrong and Charlie

Steven B. Frank · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 298
Format: Hardcover

Charlie isn't looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he'll finish it. And when he does, he'll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn't looking forward to sixth grade, either. When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a white...
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King's Courage

Stacia Deutsch · Aladdin; Reissue edition
Format: Book

The Blast to the Past gang gets the chance to impact civil rights when they meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and give him their vote of confidence.It’s another exciting Monday for Abigail, Zack, Jacob, and Bo—they are going to jump back to the past to meet Dr. Martin Luther...
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Countdown

Deborah Wiles · Scholastic Press
Pages: 377
Format: Paperback

The story of a formative year in 12-year-old Franny Chapman's life, and the life of a nation facing the threat of nuclear war.It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Twelve-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, DC, during the days surrounding the Cuban...
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I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic
Pages: 95
Format: Paperback

The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced...
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

W R Philbrick · The Blue Sky Press
Pages: 181
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane...
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I Survived #6: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his family. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything...
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nora Raleigh Baskin · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 197
Format: Hardcover

From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a touching look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers.Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day - until...
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I Survived #8: I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 83
Format: Paperback

The disaster felt around the world . . .Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle's house. Then the ocean...
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