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It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their…

Knights

by Catherine Daly-weir

|October 26, 1998

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A young knight-in-training has so much to do-learn about arms and armor, assist a squire, attend a medieval banquet, tilt at the quintain-and prepare to be "dubbed!" This is a surefire, nonfiction subject for newly independent readers.

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A panorama of life in the Middle Ages in 42 realistically detailed drawings ranging from scenes of everyday life in castle, village, monastery, and countryside, to dramatic and colorful portrayals of tournaments, castle sieges, banquets, the building of a…

Chinatown

by William Low

|September 15, 1997

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Chinatown. City within a city. Home to street cobblers and herbalists, tai chi masters and kung fu students, outdoor fish markets and lots and lots of restaurants. And best of all, when the Chinese New Year begins there's a New Year's Day parade, complete with…

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A festive account of one family’s Chinese New Year celebration. A little girl describes the preparations—everything from cleaning and shopping to food preparation and gifts—leading up to a magical Lunar New Year. In one dreamy sequence, the girl…

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The perfect desk reference for trivia fans and anyone interested in the history of technology. Bill Yenne is extremely thorough and explains clearly the historical context as well as the inventions' specific relevance in their time of creation. Both relevant and…

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Let's visit a Mexican market! Along the way you can compare, weigh, count, and learn about culture and customs. From bunches of hanging bananas and braids of garlic to pyramids of melon and baskets of sweet cheese, this Mexican market is full of fun and…

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This is an interesting, useful, brief book that describes 100 battles which have shaped world history, according to its author, who teaches history at Mt. Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts. The book begins with the battle of Kadesh in 1294 BC and ends…

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As early as 1630, Spain, France, England, and the Netherlands had settlements or colonies in North America. Always looking for ways to expand their territory, these European nations were constantly at war with one another over trade, borders, and religious…

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These beautifully illustrated, interactive picture books introduce children to foreign cultures and languages.

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Children's full-color book with each illustration portraying several elements indigenous to Montana that begin with the accompanying letter.

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In this unique introduction to the Holocaust for younger readers, Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse tells a powerful story about life in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II - and about one Jewish girl's involvement in the Resistance. At once terrifying and soulful,…