Children’s / Teenage general interest: History and the past

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Little Detectives: Dinosaurs

Discover the wonderful lost world of dinosaurs!

Get out your magnifying glass, little detective, and go on a journey into the astonishing world of dinosaurs. Flying or swimming, big or small, with feathers ...

La ville aux dos d'éléphants

Un jour, on découvre une roche dans la ville. Ce minerai, c’est de l’amiante, de l’or blanc. Un an plus tard, l’exploitation minière commence, un chemin de fer est construit. Le village deviendra ...

The Wall and the Wind

In the middle of the twentieth century, in the middle of Eastern Europe, a young girl dreams of adventures far and near. One day, a huge wall appears that separates East from West, and dreamer from dreams. ...

How I Survived

After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive.

This harrowing ...

Clear Skies

It’s the summer of 1961, right in the midst of the US–Soviet space race, and eleven-year-old Arno is obsessed with everything to do with space. He has just one problem—Arno is claustrophobic. Instead ...

Hiding Edith

Hiding Edith is the remarkable story of a young girl and the village that helped her. Its mayor and citizens concealed the presence of hundreds of Jewish children who lived in a safe house.

Season of Rage

The last place in North America where black people and white people could not sit down together to share a cup of coffee in a restaurant was not in the Deep South. It was in the small, sleepy Ontario ...

The Underground Reporters

In a quiet village in Czechoslovakia, laws restricted the freedom of Jewish people during WWII. A small plot of land by the river was allocated to the village’s Jewish youth, and it was here that some ...

Champlain

“One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Quebec and began a great adventure. ” So begins Christopher Moore’s riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, ...

I Came As a Stranger

Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Winner of 2005 Children’s Nautilus Book Awards (Non-fiction)
Prior to abolition in 1865, ...