Children's History
Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider
Alexander Hamilton
The Outsider
Paperback      ISBN: 0142419869
The perfect chapter book biography for young fans of the Hamilton musical

Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten dollar bill. But he was much more than that

Born in the West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an immigrant, an outsider. He fought in the American Revolution and became George Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. As one of America's Founding Fathers, he was there for the writing of the Constitution and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. Jean Fritz's award-winning talent for bringing history to life shines as she shares the true story of Alexander Hamilton, a man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.

All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing
All of a Sudden and Forever
Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing
School & Library      ISBN: 1541526694

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from award-winning author Chris Barton.
Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes terrible things happen, and everybody knows. On April 19, 1995, something terrible happened in Oklahoma City: a bomb exploded, and people were hurt and killed. But that was not the end of the story. Those who survived--and those who were forever changed--shared their stories and began to heal. Near the site of the bomb blast, an American elm tree began to heal as well. People took care of the tree just as they took care of each other. The tree and its seedlings now offer solace to people around the world grappling with tragedy and loss.
Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this book commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.

All of Us: A Young People's History of the World
All of Us
A Young People's History of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681373211
An inclusive and expansive telling of the history of civilization from the beginning of time, by one of France's most beloved children's authors

This book is about our history. Not the history of kings, queens, chiefs, emirs, great moguls, emperors, tsars, presidents, or dictators, but our own: the history of the men, women, and children who peopled the earth. It is a long story that began more than one hundred and fifty thousand years ago and continues today. Despite dark times, wars, and conflicts, we invented, worked, created extraordinary things, and transformed the world. Although we were often led to turn against one another, we also created strong bonds between ourselves. And we had fun too, dancing and singing and making music Let's take a look at how our history unfolded on our earth, from the beginning to the present, without giving more weight to one country than another. What will we see?
All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff
All That Trash
The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff
School & Library      ISBN: 1481477528
An ALA Notable Book

"The year was 1987 and a ship full of trash was about to become famous...The narrative is immensely readable...A fresh take on a story of old garbage guaranteed to spark conversations and a desire for actions among students. Highly recommended." --School Library Journal (starred review)

A garbage barge that can't find a place to welcome it sparks a recycling movement in the United States in this smart and smelly picture book from the author of Earmuffs for Everyone.

Lowell Harrelson wanted to turn trash into methane gas so he rented a barge called Morbo 4000. His plan was to ship the garbage from New York to North Carolina, but as the barge floated down the coast, no state would let him dock because of smelly waste on board The barge became a mockery and the butt of many jokes in the media. What started as an attempted business venture turned into quite the predicament for Mr. Harrelson.

Mobro 4000 roamed the seas for forty-five days and traveled a distance of 6,000 miles. While awaiting its fate, the trash floated in New York's harbor, garnering much attention by onlookers. Green Peace activists put up a large banner across the barge that read, "NEXT TIME...TRY RECYCLING."

Even though the garbage barge was a farce, the unintended consequence inspired America to find a new way to deal with its trash.
Amazing Expeditions: Journeys That Changed the World
Amazing Expeditions
Journeys That Changed the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1782407472

Discover the stories and follow the journeys of more than 20 of the world's most heroic and extraordinary explorers, including Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Mary Kingsley, Norgay and Hillary, Ellen MacArthur and Neil Armstrong.

Throughout history, explorers have bravely ventured out into the unknown to discover new lands, seek treasure, make scientific discoveries or simply achieve something that's never been done before. Amazing Expeditions will take readers on a thrilling voyage over land, sea, sky and space. Some of the journeys were triumphs and others ended in failure and tragedy, but each is a riveting story and a lesson in perseverance and grit that may well inspire a new generation of adventurers.

Amazing Treasures: 100+ Objects and Places That Will Boggle Your Mind
Amazing Treasures
100+ Objects and Places That Will Boggle Your Mind
Hardcover      ISBN: 1912920506

Explore history, culture, geology, and the environment through treasures ancient and modern Discover 100+ of the world's most extraordinary man-made and natural treasures, objects and places.

Giant gemstones, precious artworks, architectural wonders, intriguing ruins, moon rocks, and more Treasures both natural and man-made make an appearance in a tour which stretches across thousands of years and all around the globe. Discover sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world's most powerful rulers, and even meteorites - treasures from outer space

A central foldout map reveals the locations of all the treasures featured in the book, while award-winning author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures.

The perfect book for any curious explorer or treasure-hunter aged 7+

Part of the Our Amazing World series, which also includes Amazing Islands. Two more titles are to come in 2021 and 2022: Amazing Rivers and Amazing Animals.

Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
School & Library      ISBN: 1847808883
In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer.

When Amelia was young, she liked to imagine she could stretch her wings and fly away like a bird. As a grown woman, she set a new female world record for flying up to 14,000 feet. She also flew across the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, and eventually undertook the most dangerous mission of all: to fly all the way around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the aviator's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS
Amelia Earhart: Flying Solo
Amelia Earhart
Flying Solo
Paperback      ISBN: 0760354383
It was the golden age of aviation, and one woman was determined to conquer the skies like no one ever had before. Amelia Earhart is the incredible story of one of the best aviators the world ever saw.

One of the most famous aviators of all time, Amelia Earhart took the golden age of flying by storm Taking her first flight lesson in 1920, Earhart would go on to set the world altitude record, be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone, and many more feats. Who knows what she could have accomplished if not for her mysterious disappearance while attempting to fly around the entire world in 1937.

Amelia Earhart is more than just the incredible history of the aviator, it also includes loads of specially commissioned features, including a comprehensive map, a view of the wide cast of characters, a timeline, and bibliography. As if that weren't enough, it is written especially for young adult readers. You will love the full color illustrations and fascinating sidebars about Earhart's story. Perfect for any kid interested in flying, or strong, important women in history
Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator
Amelia Earhart
Young Aviator
Paperback      ISBN: 0689831889

From the distinguished historian of Revolutionary-era America and author of the acclaimed American Scripture comes this fresh and surprising account of a pivotal moment in American history--the ratification of the Constitution.

- A singularly important debate: When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in the late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be ratified by specially elected conventions in at least nine states. Maier recounts the dramatic events of the ensuing debate in homes, taverns, and convention halls, drawing generously on the speeches and letters of founding fathers, both familiar and forgotten, on all sides.

- Perfect match of author and subject: Pauline Maier specializes in bringing early American history to vivid life. Her most recent book, American Scripture, was an Editor's Choice of The New York Times Book Review and a finalist in general nonfiction for the National Book Critics Circle award.

- A new perspective: This is the first narrative history in decades of the ratification debate, with all its significance, and it draws on new scholarship about the ratification process. In Maier's skillful hands, this fascinating yet often-overlooked episode in the nation's history comes to life as never before.

Praise for Pauline Maier's American Scripture

American Flags: Designs for a Young Nation
American Flags
Designs for a Young Nation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810945061

Early American flags were often beautifully handmade objects that expressed in both craft and design the patriotic sentiments of their makers. This volume presents 70 examples of these flags, with a short essay that gives the history of the flag from the founding of the nation of America up until 1912, when US law finally decreed that the design of the flag must be uniform across the land.