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Gorilla Doctors
Jul.01.2009
Kirkus Reviews:"This is a fascinating look into the work of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. Illustrated with stunning photographs, it is a stellar example of children's nonfiction..."
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
Jul.01.2009
Booklist starred review:"This beautifully crafted picture book pays tribute to one of the world's lesser-known animal heroes: Hachiko...Turner unfolds this poignant true story in the natural, unaffected voice of Kentaro, a fictional little boy, who wonders at the dog's unswerving devotion....
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Jun.30.2009
Dr. Horatio Jackson wasn't necessarily a betting man. But in 1903, he overheard a stranger saying that it was just not possible to drive across the United States in one of those unreliable, newfangled automobiles. Jackson disagreed - he believed in the future of the automobile. So he made a $50 bet...
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Jun.29.2009
Stephanie Heuer was inspired to create the Somebody/Nobody book after attending a Human Dignity conference in Paris, in 2004. She was technology instructor at a elementary school and had witness the how difficult school life can be for some of the students, the negative and positive interactions,...
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May.19.2009
Mom and Dad Fleefenbacher think their daughter Zoe's hair is wild and beautiful. And for her kindergarten teacher, Zoe's vivacious tresses were a comfort. But Zoe's about to start first grade, and her new teacher doesn't fool around.... "School has rules," she says. "No wild hair in...
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May.18.2009
A young French girl comes to America in 1947, after the Second World War. Her parents and sister have been killed at Auschwitz concentration camp. She must learn to make it in America among relatives who are unfriendly, and a language that bewilders her. Funny and poignant, the reader follows her...
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May.18.2009
The children in Miss Thompson’s 4th grade class knew Fran Ellen Smith as a smelly, “thumb sucker.” The only thing that makes life bearable was the bears’ house, a dolls house the children could play with when they finished their work. It was Fran Ellen’s refuge from her own fatherless home, where...
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May.18.2009
Nicole Nieman, a French Jew, during the second World War, must learn to cope after her parents and sister are captured by the Nazis, and sent to a concentration camp. A harrowing account of life for a child in hiding during the Holocaust.
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May.18.2009
Every new kid in school learns the hard way. No one messes with bully, Veronica Ganz. She’s bigger than everyone else, and meaner too. So when shrimpy Peter Wedemeyer starts acting up, Veronica knows she has to show him who’s boss.
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May.18.2009
In the final book in a series about a poor family living in the Bronx in the 1940’s, two sisters come to grips with their own envy, resentment and love for each other.