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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve

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The Boston Tea Party Cover Image
By Russell Freedman, Peter Malone (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780823422661
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Published: Holiday House - August 1st, 2012

A thoroughly engaging account of the Tea Party is meticulously researched. Bibliography, time line, source notes. Watercolor illustrations. (8-12)


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The Giant and How He Humbugged America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780439691840
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2012

In 1869 in New York State, a petrified giant figure is discovered. Who was he? Was he real? Archival illustrations and photographs. (8-11)


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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423142577
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 23rd, 2012

From Benjamin Banneker to Barack Obama, these men effected profoundly important changes. Dynamic full-color portraits. (10-12)


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Ice! the Amazing History: The Amazing History of the Ice Business Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590788011
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - October 1st, 2012

Before electrical refrigeration, it kept our perishables fresh. Learn how ice was cut and delivered for a hundred years. Archival illustrations and photographs. (9-12)


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Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781554981816
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 24th, 2012

The impact of the ongoing war in Afghanistan before and after the fall of the Taliban is explored by children and teens. Black-and-white photographs courtesy of author. (9-12)


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The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780374309084
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - April 10th, 2012

Adventurous plant hunters risked their lives in uncharted places as they collected new, unusual plant specimens for science and profitable agriculture. (9-12)


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The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans Cover Image
By Barbara E. Walsh, Layne Johnson (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590787540
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - September 1st, 2012

Learn about the school teacher from Georgia who helped make the poppy a symbol of the sacrifice of fallen soldiers. Rich oil paintings. (8-11)


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White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children Cover Image
By Joe Rhatigan, Jay Shin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781936140800
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - July 1st, 2012

Stories, photos, and illustrations about the children of presidents, from John Adams to Barack Obama, depict what it’s like to grow up in the White House. (9-12)


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Odette's Secrets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781599907505
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - February 26th, 2013

To be safe from the Nazis, Odette, a young secular Jewish girl living in Paris, learns to keep all kinds of secrets.

 


Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823423651
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - November 1st, 2012

Born a slave, Harriet Tubman journeyed to freedom and dedicated herself to conducting others on their journeys on the Underground Railroad.  

 


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