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That's Not Hockey!

By Andrée Poulin
Illustrated by Félix Girard
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey

Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin ...

Super Cats

A fiesta of feline facts for cat lovers everywhere!

It’s amazing but true: there are approximately six hundred million pet cats around the world! And why not? Not only are they playful, cuddly, and smart, ...

The Man Who Knew Everything

Even the man who knew everything was wrong some of the time.

The Man Who Knew Everything is a biography of Athanasius Kircher, a 17th-century German Jesuit and scientist. He was one of the modern world’s ...

10 Routes That Crossed the World

By Gillian Richardson
Illustrated by Kim Rosen
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Series: World of Tens

Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous roads, trails, and pathways across the globe that have ...

Top Dogs

Calling all dog lovers! History has never been so fascinating as seen from the viewpoint of how dogs helped make it. For the millions of kids who love dogs, this book tells the stories of 8 amazing canines ...

All the Dirt

Cleanliness is next to godliness. At least that was the point of view espoused by John Wesley in 18th century England. But accounts of people bathing go back to the Bronze Age in the Indus Valley. All ...

Extreme Battlefields

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Drew Shannon
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

The world’s strongest armies discover that Nature can be a secret ally or an unbeatable foe. Not even the strongest troops can match the power of nature. In each of the ten stories in this volume, well-armed ...

Vanished

Gone—without a trace. No one loves a mystery more than Elizabeth MacLeod, author of the award-winning Bones Never Lie and Royal Murder. In her newest book, she presents six compelling stories about ...

Give Me Wings

Changing minds one song at a time.

The 1800s were a dangerous time to be a black girl in the United States, especially if you were born a slave. Ella Sheppard was such a girl, but her family bought their ...

10 Ships That Rocked the World

By Gillian Richardson
Illustrated by Kim Rosen
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: World of Tens

Come aboard for daring stories that shaped history in surprising ways.

Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, their dramatic voyages have even changed the course of ...