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By Linda Granfield. 1997
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
By Lawrence Scanlan. 1994
The story of Big Ben, one of Canada's most successful show-jump horses, also presents two important people in his life:… his rider, Ian Millar, and his groom, Sandi Patterson. Big Ben's experiences on the international show-jumping scene include his brushes with death and his comebacks which resulted in award-winning performances. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Virginia Hamilton. 1988
In 1854, Anthony Burns, an escaped slave from Virginia, was captured in Boston and arrested under the Fugitive Slave Act… of 1850. His trial polarized the city and caused a national furor among abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Act. Junior and senior high and older readers. c1988.
By Russ Hellickson, Andrew Baggot. 1987
Discusses basic body positions, setups, ways to penetrate an opponent's defense, reversals, breakdowns and much more. Nutritional and training guidelines… are included. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1987.
By Len Berman. 2007
Sportscaster's second collection of sports bloopers and odd facts. Features baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, tennis, and the Olympics. Recalls… Venus Williams's penalty point for a broken strand of hair beads on the court. Explains why a football is not round. For grades 4-7. 2007.
By Len Berman. 2005
Sportscaster's collection of bloopers from and odd facts about baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis. Features players' records, coaches'… unusual tactics, and fantastic finishes. Recalls the Iowa high school basketball game in which the winning basket was made when the ball bounced off a player's head. Grades 4-7. 2005.
By Jacob Abbott. 2018
Alexander the Great is a towering figure in ancient history because of his legendary conquests throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.… He was born in 356 BC to the noble family of Macedon. As such, he was afforded with great luxuries growing up, including having Aristotle as his private tutor. After his father was assassinated, he took over the throne and inherited a formidable army which he would put to tremendous use. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2018. Uniform title: History of Alexander the Great.
By Jim Murphy. 1998
Combines an account of Robert Louis Stevenson’s experiences as he traveled from New York to California by train in 1879… and a description of the building and operation of railroads in nineteenth-century America. Grades 3-6. 1998.
By James K Smith. 1976
By Stephen Singular, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 2000
Inspired by General Colin Powell, ex-basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar volunteers to assist in coaching a high school team on the… White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Over time he learns about the Native American culture and the problems facing many of the young people he encounters. For senior high and older readers. 2000.
By Pat Hancock. 1999
Ever wonder about the people who have Canadian lakes, streets and schools named after them? This collection of biographies describes… the explorers, native leaders, pioneers, politicians, and pirates of the early days of Canada, from the late 1400's to the end of the 1800's. Includes information on Laura Secord, explorer Henry Hudson, military leader Isaac Brock, and 14-year-old war hero Madeleine Jarret. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By James Giblin. 2002
Biography of the German political leader whose racial prejudice and personal ambition shaped World War II. Traces Hitler's life and… career from his birth in Austria in 1889 to his death in Berlin in 1945. Briefly discusses this tyrant's legacy. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8 and older readers. Siebert Award. 2002.
By Charis Cotter. 2008
Phillis Wheatlely, a black slave in colonial Boston, was 14 when her first poem was published, and Stevie Wonder was… wowing audiences with his harmonica solos at the age of 12. Every kid is good at something, but imagine being so good that grown-ups flock to see you in action. Explore the lives of nine young talents whose amazing abilities attracted widespread attention. Grades 3-6. 2008.
By Martin Spigelman. 1978
Follows the development of women’s bicycles in the 1880s and 1890s and explores the impact of the two-wheeler on everyday… life during the beginning of women’s liberation. Discusses celebrity cyclists, reaction to the new transportation mode, and fashion changes to accommodate riding. Grades 5-8. 2012.
By Neil Grant. 1970
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen. 2012
This is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs, crammed with activities that are not only fun and… doable but also designed to get you engaged with the wider world. Presents hands-on activities like classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, and stop-action movie-making, plus tons of trivia, best-of lists, and forward-thinking ideas made accessible to kids. Explore the world, test your limits, dare to be different, have fun, and get unbored. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.
By Claire Mackay. 1994
In nine "innings," Claire Mackay examines and explains every imaginable aspect of the game of baseball. Beginning with the history… of the game, Mackay describes the player's positions, equipment, and the ballparks they play in. Throughout the book are bits of baseball lore and trivia. Grades 4-7. c1994.