Category: History/Biography
Michelle Obama: First Mom – Grades 1-3 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Written in free verse, this book tells the life of Michelle Obama from her birth and early years in Chicago through her career and early marriage to Barack Obama and ends with his inauguration.
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Nobody’s Secret – Historical fiction for grades 6-10 – Only 99 cents 0 comments
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One day, fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man. Surprisingly, he doesn’t seem to know who she or her family is. And even more surprisingly, he playfully refuses to divulge his name. Emily enjoys her secret flirtation with Mr. “Nobody” until he turns up dead in her family’s pond. She’s stricken with guilt. Only Emily can discover who this enigmatic stranger was before he’s condemned to be buried in an anonymous grave. Her investigation takes her deep into town secrets, blossoming romance, and deadly danger.
Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, this novel celebrates Emily Dickinson’s intellect and spunk in a page-turner of a book that will excite fans of mystery, romance, and poetry alike. Readers in grades 6-10 will want to read this historical novel that is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Alexander the Great – History for grades 3-6 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III four times. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and extending the boundaries of his empire into most of Asia.
Brutal in his drive for power, Alexander maintained supremacy by forcing his soldiers to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He amassed a huge fortune by plundering the riches of his enemies and married two foreign princesses, one of them King Darius III’s daughter. By the time of his death at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered most of the known ancient Greek world, a remarkable achievement in only twelve years.
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Quick picks: A Riddle in Ruby series – Books 1 & 2 – Alternative historical fiction – Grades 4-6 – $1.99 each 0 comments
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Gettysburg – The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War – Grades 7-12 – $1.99 0 comments
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In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil.
In this original retelling of the Gettysburg story, Iain C. Martin draws upon firsthand accounts—from the generals to the lowly privates and civilians caught in the epic struggle. Readers will discover history through the experiences of two Gettysburg teenagers—Matilda “Tillie” Pierce and Daniel Skelly. Gettysburg gives readers in grades 7-12 a fascinating look into this great turning point of American history. Buy it today for $1.99.
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Fallout – Novel for grades 5-8 exploring a what-if situation – $1.99 0 comments
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What if the bomb had actually been dropped? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about, so Scott’s dad builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks.
In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, the same neighbors who scoffed at building a shelter themselves force their way into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door.
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Walt Disney – History’s All-Stars – Grades 3-6 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Walt Disney’s imagination made him an all-star in American history, and his childhood is where it all began!
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney had a huge impact on the entertainment industry as an animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and international icon. But what was the original voice of Mickey Mouse like as a kid?
In this narrative biography, you’ll learn about the childhood of the boy who grew up to win and be nominated for more Academy Awards than anyone else in history!
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Heroes for My Daughter – Ages 4-12 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Heroes for My Daughter is a necessary addition for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world.
Not limited to female role models, the wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are men, women, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so much more.
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Radioactive! – How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World – Grades 5-9 – $1.99 0 comments
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In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the structure of atoms. Curie shared a Nobel Prize with her husband for their work.
But when she was nominated to the French Academy of Sciences, the academy denied her admission and voted to disqualify all women from membership. Four years later, Curie’s breakthrough led physicist Lise Meitner to a brilliant leap of understanding that unlocked the secret of nuclear fission. Meitner’s unique insight was critical to the revolution in science that led to nuclear energy and the race to build the atom bomb, yet her achievement was left unrecognized by the Nobel committee in favor of that of her male colleague.
Radioactive! presents the story of two women breaking ground in a male-dominated field, scientists still largely unknown despite their crucial contributions to cutting-edge research, in a nonfiction narrative that reads with the suspense of a thriller. This book is for readers in grades 5-9 and is selling for only $1.99 today.
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Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder – Grades 5-8 – $1.99 0 comments
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In this young adult autobiography, Tony Hawk shares the stories from his life that have helped him become a skateboarding hero.
Hawk speaks of being a super-competitive ‘demon’ child who found peace while on a skateboard. Classmates teased him because of his interest in an ‘uncool’ sport. Instead of retaliating with violence, he practiced even more. With his story, he will inspire a younger generation of fans to stand up for what they believe in and follow their dreams.
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