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 ...

Secret Schools

Education goes undercover in this compelling look at some of the world’s most secretive schools through history

Can you keep a secret? What if it meant hiding from your loved ones, sneaking out late ...

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 ...

Mega Rex

“Scotty,” the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world, was discovered in 1991. Mega Rex describes the landmark discovery, how to dig up a fossil, and what the unusual features of Scotty’s ...

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 ...

Little Jane Silver

Meet Little Jane Silver, the twelve year-old granddaughter of notorious Treasure Island pirate Long John Silver. Growing up on the Pieces of Eight, the pirate ship of her parents, Captains Bonnie Mary ...

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 ...