Who Was Walt Disney?
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.
Coffin's GhostIn this historical mystery for young readers, author Whitney Stewart leads her two young heroes, Anna and Nat, back into the Nantucket of the 1800s.
Marshall: A Nantucket Sea Rescue
Marshall: A Nantucket Sea Rescue unfolds on a stormy night in March 1877 when the WF Marshall wrecked near Surfside Life-Saving Station on Nantucket.
Mr. Lincoln's Gift
In 1864, painter Frank Carpenter wanted to celebrate Abraham Lincolnís Emancipation Proclamation in a painting.
Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander, and Tenzin Norgay, a Sherpa, were the first two men to reach the top of Mount Everest and survive to tell their high-altitude story.
The 14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet became a political leader at age fifteen, but was forced to escape his Himalayan country and live in exile. Get to know this compassionate Nobel laureate.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Forced to live under house arrest because of her nonviolent work for democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi earned the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Prince Siddhartha awoke to the suffering of the world. Through meditation and loving kindness, he discovered his true nature and how to help others find happiness.
Jammin on the Avenue
Eric Wieman has loads of musical talent. What he doesn’t have is money or steady confidence. Will this young guitarist shine in the New Orleans music world?
Blues Across the Bay
Eric Wieman needs a musical mentor in San Francisco. But can he trust old man Samuel? Guitars bring the two together and change their lives.
Leader in a Changing China
Deng Xiaoping witnessed China’s ever-changing political forces of Manchu emperors, ferocious warlords, and Communist Red Guards. Was he China’s political hero or Tiananmen Square’s ruling brute?
Mao Zedong was one of the most powerful people in the world during his
lifetime. This in-depth profile follows Mao from his country-boy roots
through the Cultural Revolution and renewed relations with the United