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The Great Little Madison
The Great Little Madison
Paperback      ISBN: 0698116216

In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact.

An excellent, fascinating, indispensable resource. --Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

The book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history is woven into the biography. --Horn Book, starred review

Fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the formative years. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

Young readers will feel like they know the 'Great Little Madison' very well. --School Library Journal
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
Knucklehead
Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
Paperback      ISBN: 067001138x

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.

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Who Were the Beatles?
Who Were the Beatles?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448439069

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations

Conversations With J. K. Rowling
Conversations With J. K. Rowling
Paperback      ISBN: 0439314550

From her birth in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England, to stories about her favorite teachers, to her first fan letter, the author of the Harry Potter books discusses her life and her writing.

Theodore Roosevelt: The Adventurous President
Theodore Roosevelt
The Adventurous President
Paperback      ISBN: 0060576049

Each day was an adventure for President Theodore Roosevelt. When he was a kid, he kept turtles in the bathtub and frogs under his cap. As an adult, he was a cowboy, a river explorer, and a big game hunter. Sometimes he would go on marches through deep puddles and icy rivers -- just for fun TIME For Kids(r) Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. When Teddy became president, Americans were looking ahead with excitement to the twentieth century. Teddy's spirit and dreams helped make the United States one of the greatest countries in the world.

Helen Keller
Helen Keller
Paperback      ISBN: 0756603390

Tells the inspirational tale of the spirited crusader, Helen Keller.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Chingis Khan
Chingis Khan
by Demi
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805017089

A portrait of the Mongol leader and military strategist who, at the height of his power, was supreme master of the largest empire ever created in the lifetime of one man

DK Readers L3: George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President
DK Readers L3: George Washington
Soldier, Hero, President
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 0789473771

This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK's commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In George Washington, the young reader will learn about our first president's childhood, his life as a farmer, statesman, general, and his days as president. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
Nothing but Trouble
The Story of Althea Gibson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375834087

ALTHEA IS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE Everyone agrees: her mama, her daddy, her teacher, even the policeman. But when Buddy Walker, the play leader on Althea's street in Harlem, watches her play paddle tennis, he sees something more: pure possibility. Buddy buys Althea her very own stringed tennis racket, and before long, she's on her way to becoming a great athlete - and to proving that she's more than just trouble.
Althea Gibson, born in 1927, was the first African American ever to compete in and win the Wimbledon Cup. Sue Stauffacher's lively text, paired with vibrant paintings by artist Greg Couch, captures the exuberance, ambition, and triumph of this remarkable woman.

DK Biography: Albert Einstein: A Photographic Story of a Life
DK Biography: Albert Einstein
A Photographic Story of a Life
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 0756612470

DK's acclaimed DK Biography series tackles one of history's most colorful figures in DK Biography: Albert Einstein. Perfect for book reports or summer reading, the DK Biography series brings a new clarity and narrative voice to history's most colorful figures.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.