Category: History/Biography
Women Who Launched the Computer Age – Ages 6-8 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

In 1946, six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without any programming languages or tools, and by the time they were finished, the ENIAC could run a complicated calculus equation in seconds.
But when the ENIAC was presented to the press and public, the women were never introduced or given credit for their work.
This history book is for readers ages 6-8 and is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Odd Ball: Hilarious, Unusual, & Bizarre Baseball Moments – Sports fun for ages 9-12 – $1.00 0 comments

Adjust your helmet and step up to the plate to meet some of the oddest players, fans, managers, and mascots of America’s favorite pastime—all told through comic strips! Some of the moments in these stories are silly, while others are surprising, funny, or maybe even a little gruesome.
Each captures a real moment that helped to make baseball the fascinating sport it is today. Batter up!
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Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project – Historical fiction for grades 3-5 – $1.99 0 comments

Congratulations! You are invited to participate in a very special once-in-a-lifetime experience. Please do not share this invitation or discuss it with anyone.
Four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history’s most important events. This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. They’ll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment. And most important—not get caught!
This fast-paced historical fiction book is for grades 3-5 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Two quick picks: Ordinary People Change the World Series – History for ages 5-8 – Just 99 cents each 0 comments

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She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story – Kindle Fire book for ages 5-8 – $1.99 0 comments

Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.
This Kindle Fire book is for ages 5-8 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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The Lost Girl of Astor Street – Historical fiction for grades 7-12 – $1.99 0 comments

When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s abduction from their privileged neighborhood.
As Piper discovers that those answers might stem from the corruption strangling 1924 Chicago—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.
This historical fiction novel is selling for $1.99 today. Suitable for readers in grades 7-12.
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Tituba of Salem Village – Historical fiction for grades 4-7 – $1.99 0 comments

In 1688, Tituba and her husband, John, are sold to a Boston minister and sent to the strange world of Salem, Massachusetts. Rumors about witches are spreading like wildfire throughout the state, filling the heads of Salem’s superstitious, God-fearing residents. When the reverend’s suggestible young daughter, Betsey, starts having fits, the townsfolk declare it to be the devil’s work. Suspicion falls on Tituba, who can read fortunes and spin flax into thread so fine it seems like magic.
When suspicion turns to hatred, Tituba finds herself in grave danger. Will she be judged guilty of witchcraft and hanged? Loosely based on accounts of the period and trial transcripts, Ann Petry’s compelling historical novel draws readers into the hysteria of America’s deadly witch hunts.
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Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific – $1.99 0 comments

In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island.
Later, when most of them were captured by the Japanese as prisoners of war, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years.
Pure Grit is a story of sisterhood and suffering, of tragedy and betrayal, of death and life. The women cared for one another, maintained discipline, and honored their vocation to nurse anyone in need—all 101 coming home alive. Buy this book today for $1.99. Suitable for grades 7-10.
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Guts & Glory: The American Civil War – History for grades 4-7 – $1.99 0 comments

Tremendous battles, dangerous operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America’s deadliest conflict!
From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken by spies and soldiers, the events of the American Civil War were filled with daring figures and amazing feats. This exhilarating overview covers the biggest battles as well as captivating lesser-known moments to entertain kids with unbelievable (and totally true) tales of one of America’s most fascinating conflicts.
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The Dark Days Club – Lady Helen series – Historical fiction for grades 8-12 – $1.99 0 comments

London, 1812. Eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the eve of her debut presentation at the royal court of George III. Her life should revolve around gowns, dancing, and securing a suitable marriage. Instead, when one of her family’s maids disappears, she is drawn into the shadows of Regency London.
There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few able to stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons that has infiltrated all levels of society. Carlston is not a man she should be anywhere near, especially with the taint of scandal that surrounds him. Yet he offers her help and the possibility of finally discovering the truth about the mysterious deaths of her parents.
Soon the two of them are investigating a terrifying conspiracy that threatens to plunge the newly Enlightened world back into darkness. But can Helen trust a man whose own life is built on lies? And does she have the strength to face the dangers of this hidden world and her family’s legacy?
This historical fiction novel is for readers in grades 8-12 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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