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By Angela Johnson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.


By Russell Freedman, Evans Chan (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780547903781
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Published: Clarion Books - January 7th, 2014

Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, "the other Ellis Island" processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea.


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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 9th, 2014

The Mason-Dixon Line's history, replete with property disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts, traverses our country's history from its founding to today.


By Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm, Molly Bang (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780545577854
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Published: Blue Sky Press - September 30th, 2014

By Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547815497
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 1st, 2014

Since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift, and slender creatures from extinction.


By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805087529
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 19th, 2014

As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist.


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ISBN: 9780547959078
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - April 1st, 2014

In his latest eye-popping work ofpicture booknonfiction, the Caldecott Honor winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkinsexplains how formost animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense.The simplest eyes clusters of light-sensitive cells appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that ha


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ISBN: 9780375867828
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - July 8th, 2014

A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918. "The Wall Street Journal"


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ISBN: 9780547821849
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Published: Clarion Books - August 26th, 2014

Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other. Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century.


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ISBN: 9781442423657
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 11th, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.
"How could he--a Gandhi--be so easy to anger?"
One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi's village.


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ISBN: 9781596437173
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 29th, 2014

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
Gravity.

As in his previous books, "Redwoods," "Coral Reefs," and "Island," Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.


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ISBN: 9780545543620
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 25th, 2014

Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, he would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live.


By Sarah C. Campbell, Sarah C. Campbell (Photographer), Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - April 2014

Nature's repeating patterns, better known as fractals, are beautiful, universal, and explain much about how things grow. Fractals can also be quantified mathematically. Here is an elegant introduction to fractals through examples that can be seen in parks, rivers, and our very own backyards.


By Kathryn Gibbs Davis, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547959221
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

Capturing an engineer's creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.


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ISBN: 9780544099999
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - October 14th, 2014

Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest tomeet some of the engineers and scientistsworking to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of the nature's powerful and renewable energy sources.


By Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780307978486
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2014

A Caldecott Honor Book
Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers--like a proper artist.


By Peter Sis, Peter Sis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374380694
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 27th, 2014

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot--and that was when his adventures began. He found a job delivering mail by plane, which had never been done before. He and his fellow pilots traveled to faraway places and discovered new ways of getting from one place to the next.


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ISBN: 9781596437968
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 21st, 2014

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.


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ISBN: 9781590787328
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - April 2014

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead.


By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802853851
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2014

2015 Caldecott Honor Book2015 Sibert Medal Winner2015 Orbis Pictus Honor BookFor shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought.


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ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

A 2015 Pura BelprE Illustrator Honor Book and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book


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ISBN: 9781596439603
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 14th, 2014

For every child who has ever looked up at the stars and asked, "What are they?" comes the story of a curious boy who never stopped wondering: Carl Sagan.


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ISBN: 9781590789971
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - October 2014

In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers--who picked and readied the crop for shipping--negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico.


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ISBN: 9780802736185
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - September 2nd, 2014

A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent explores the various ways specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors . . . and more.


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ISBN: 9780307981523
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.


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