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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality. Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aime...d to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance. Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/13/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Richard Michelson Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.94in length x 0.38in width x 11.27in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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A great way to introduce children to classical music. America?s first Childrens Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accomp...any the composer Camille Saint-SaŽns?s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music?tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan?or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work. Book Details:Format: Book+CD Publication Date: 8/24/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.4in length x 0.42in width x 8.24in height Weight: 12.64oz. Read More

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What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to w...armer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow! As with Il Sung Nas previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text?all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. Its a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/11/2011 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up Author: Il Sung Na Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.25in length x 0.37in width x 10.11in height Weight: 14.08oz. Read More

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Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent?meek, mild, and myopic?than ...his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format?the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe?s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130! Marc Tyler Nobleman?s text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe?s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/22/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.93in length x 0.38in width x 11.25in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

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This is the story of four generations of an Italian American family. It begins with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island wit...h big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents good advice: Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family. Now, many years later, the mans great-grandson, Dan Yaccarino, tells how he succeeded, and how the little shovel has been passed from father to son?along with the good advice. Its a story that captures the experience of so many American families. One that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents, where did we come from? Tell me our story. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/8/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Dan Yaccarino Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.41in length x 0.32in width x 8.33in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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Illus. in full color. The 15th century comes alive in this splendidly original picture book about Christopher Columbus. The illust...rations, executed in a variety of media, show scenes from the explorers life as well as some imaginary creatures that populated the Europeans picture of the outside world at that time. The details on each page invite individual readers to pay close attention, but the brief, clear text and framed illustrations lend themselves equally well to group sharing. Make room on your crowded Columbus shelf for this one.--(starred) School Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/9/1991 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.76in length x 0.39in width x 12in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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Alices family plants a vegetable garden each spring, and this budding naturalist reports all she sees about how the plants grow, w...hat insects come to eat the plants, and what birds and animals come to eat the insects. Its the food chain, right in her own backyard! While Alices narrative is simple and engaging, science concepts are presented in more depth in sidebars by a pair of very knowledgeable (and highly amusing) chickens! Noted science writer Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld knows how to layer information to make it accessible to a wide range of readers and useful for educators. And illustrator Priscilla Lamonts funny, friendly paintings make this a garden everyone will want to explore. Kids will eat up this wonderful book of backyard science?and perhaps theyll even be inspired to eat their vegetables! Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/28/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Kathleen W. Zoehfeld Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.38in length x 0.37in width x 8.25in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality. Martin grew up in a ...loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance. Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/13/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Richard Michelson Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.94in length x 0.38in width x 11.27in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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Its no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of cost...umes inspired by great women in history. Now dressing up is an adventure When, every day of the week, I am a daring new dame! From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday shell inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/20/1996 Pages: 14 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Selina Alko Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.31in width x 9.99in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire?ideas and inventions that sh...aped our world. Did you know that: ? The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention? ? The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East? ? You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations? ? The modern citys skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture? The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islams crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islams contributions gloriously to life. Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/5/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Bryn Barnard Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.5in length x 0.51in width x 10.98in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

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In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions.... Shed already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, persisted, even going on a hunger strike, until her parents agreed to allow her to go. She traveled for three days and two nights to get to Beijing and eventually beat out 60,000 other girls for one of 12 coveted spots. But getting in was easy compared to staying in, as Zhongmei soon learned. Without those all-important connections she was just a little girl on her own, far away from family. But her determination, talent, and sheer force of will were not something the teachers or other students expected, and soon it was apparent that Zhongmei was not to be underestimated. Zhongmei became a famous dancer, and founded her own dance company, which made its New York debut when she was in just her late 20s. In A Girl Named Faithful Plum, her husband and renowned journalist, Richard Bernstein, has written a fascinating account of one girls struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the worlds stages, and the lengths she went to in order to follow her dream. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/13/2011 Pages: 288 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Richard Bernstein Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 6.12in length x 1.05in width x 8.5in height Weight: 14.88oz. Read More

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