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DK Biography: Marie Curie: A Photographic Story of a Life
DK Biography: Marie Curie
A Photographic Story of a Life
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 0756638313
DK Biography: Marie Curie tells the story of the discoverer of radium, from her childhood in Warsaw, to her experiments with radioactivity in Paris, to her recognition as one of the preeminent scientists of her time.

Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?
Who Was Thomas Jefferson?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448431459

Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and-what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life-a slave owner. Finally, here's a biography for kids that unveils the many facets of this founding father's remarkable and complicated life.

DK Biography: Joan of Arc: A Photographic Story of a Life
DK Biography: Joan of Arc
A Photographic Story of a Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0756635268

Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.

Tells the story of the farmgirl turned Christian martyr, Joan of Arc, who heard voices encouraging her to secure the throne of France for its rightful heir.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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.

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.

Cleopatra: The Queen of Kings
Cleopatra
The Queen of Kings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789477610

Witness the life of a powerful Egyptian ruler. Vivid storytelling brings the past to life. Exciting eyewitness accounts make you feel like part of the action. Stunning photographs, annotated illustrations, and exploded views help you piece together the story. A gatefold page opens out to show a panoramic view of the scene.

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.

Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story
Black Elk's Vision
A Lakota Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1419715283

Told from a Native American point of view, Black Elk's Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk--an Oglala Lakota medicine man who lived from 1863 to 1950--follows him from childhood through adulthood.

Davy Crockett: Young Rifleman
Davy Crockett
Young Rifleman
Paperback      ISBN: 002041840x

Describes the youth of the famous American frontiersman of Tennessee who lost his life at the Alamo

Who Was Andy Warhol?
Who Was Andy Warhol?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448482428

Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named "Factory," Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon.