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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 only hope. Can Balto find his way…read more

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Despite the numerous books on World War II, until now there has been no one-volume survey that was both objective and comprehensive. Previous volumes have usually been written from an exclusively British or American point of view, or have ignored the important causes and consequences of the War. A…read more

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Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the…read more

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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 with the battle of Kuwait (better…read more

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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 cathedral, battles, fairs, and more.…read more

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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 differences. Beginning in 1689, their…read more

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100 Events that Shaped World History is a wonderful and insightful overview of the basic facts that have created the world as it is today. Interesting and full of knowledge for both young and old alike.read more

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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 imagines herself in Ancient China,…read more

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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 a lion dance. Young readers will be…read more

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The new, completely revised and redesigned 2nd edition of the highly acclaimed Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries from around the world. With comprehensive text, beautiful, crisp photography, intriguing sidebars,…read more

Cowboy Rodeo

by James Rice|

January 4, 1992

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Using colorful, Southwestern, cowboy vernacular, Texas Jack, the long-eared jack-rabbit, tells the story of how rodeos came about.read more

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A Canadian-American Survival Classic. In print since 1978. Revised and updated in 1999. The only blizzard declared a natural and national disaster by the American and Canadian governments. The blizzard of the century and the millennium. The book now contains letters to Rossi from the Queen, Prime…read more