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The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano
Rusch, Elizabeth
ISBN: 9781481444842
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Telling the story of Bartolomeo Cristofori and his invention of the pianoforte (the piano), Elizabeth Rusch writes of challenges and triumphs had…

Balderdash! John Newberry and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books
Markel, Michelle
ISBN: 9780811879224
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Kindergarten

Telling the story of John Newberry, and how he wrote and published children’s books, this is an intriguing look at…

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Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army
Rauch, Georg/ Rauch, Phyllis (Translator)
ISBN: 9781250073709
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Georg Rauch’s powerful memoir, lovingly translated from German by his wife Phyllis, gives a first-hand account of his horrific experiences…...

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Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy
Michelson, Richard
ISBN: 9781101933305
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

He was a boy who became a legend. This story of an immigrant’s child who was inspired to follow his…...

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ZAP! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge
Kulling, Monica
ISBN: 9781770495227
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

With the current news about battery-powered cars arriving in the not-so-distant future, my grade 2 grandson, and other car enthusiasts…

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The Darkest Dark
Hadfield, Chris & Fillion, Kate
ISBN: 9781101918647
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Astronaut Chris Hadfield was not always brave.  In fact, when he was a little boy he was very afraid of…...

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Splat! The Most Exciting Artists of All Time
Richards, Mary
ISBN: 9780500650653
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12, Teacher Resource

This entertaining and informative art history book includes a timeline from the beginnings of art in caves to street graffiti,…...

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Hidden Like Anne Frank
Prins, Marcel & Steenhuis, Peter Henk
ISBN: 9780545543644
Grades: Grades 7-12

14 true stories of survival (by children during WWII) This collection of short stories, (gathered from first-hand interviews with people…...

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Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in South Bronx
Manzano, Sonia
ISBN: 9780545621847
Grades: Grades 7-12

This memoir by the Emmy Award winning actress whose forty-four year portrayal of “Maria” on the television show “Sesame Street”…...

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Tree in the Courtyard, The: Looking Through Anne Frank’s Window
Gottesfeld, Jeff
ISBN: 9780385753975
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

The two of us looked out at the blue sky, the bare chestnut tree glistening with dew….and we were so…...

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