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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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I Am Sacagawea: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Strong Native American teen guide shines in lively history.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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I Am Gandhi : Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Macabre, grisly tale mines Dahl, but with less charm.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively profile of a brave man living in a dangerous time.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2009)
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Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 5+
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
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Three Cups of Tea Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uplifting true story adapted for younger readers.
By Greg Mortenson, Sarah Thomson, David Oliver Relin
(2009)
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The Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tale of boy raised by ghosts is both creepy and warmhearted.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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Classic Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask Book Poster Image
age 9+
Popular series reissue is a fun sleepover read.
By R. L. Stine
(2008)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2008)
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The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 5+
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
By Tonya Bolden
(2004)
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving book about dying girl who became symbol for peace.
By Eleanor Coerr
(2005)
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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 5+
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
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