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The Player King

Avi · Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From Newbery Award-winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England.England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim,...
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Ugly

Robert Hoge · Puffin Books
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

This true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face is perfect for fans of Wonder - now with exclusive paperback content! When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made...
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Libya

Terri Willis · C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

An oil-rich nation in North Africa, Libya has seen a great deal of turmoil in recent years, with civil war continuing to affect the country today. Readers will explore Libyas history and find out what events have led its current situation. They will also find out what it is like to live...
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Canada

Wil Mara · Childrens Pr
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Located directly north of the United States, Canada is one of the worlds largest countries. Within its borders lie sprawling areas of harsh, untouched wilderness as well as densely populated modern cities. Readers will experience all sides of this North American nation as they explore its history...
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Cambodia

Wil Mara · Childrens Pr
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

The Southeast Asian country of Cambodia has faced many challenges over the past several decades, including multiple coups, environmental destruction, and a horrifying genocide. However, despite these difficulties, the people of Cambodia are looking toward the future. Readers will explore...
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Japan

Ruth Bjorklund · Childrens Pr
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Consisting of a long island chain in East Asia, Japan is a country of towering mountains, beautiful farmland, and huge cities. Despite its relatively small size, it is home to one of the worlds most powerful economies and plays a major role in global politics. Readers will learn all about...
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Mexico

Liz Sonneborn · Childrens Pr
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Among the largest and most populous of the Latin American nations, Mexico is a land of great contrasts. It is home to ancient ruins and modern cities. Its borders contain vast, harsh deserts and lush, beautiful beaches. Readers will explore the many sides of Mexico as they venture into...
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China

Nelson Yomtov · Childrens Pr
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

With the largest population of any country on Earth, China occupies a major position in the global community. With a history dating back thousands of years, it is also one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Readers will tour this geographically diverse nation from its most remote natural...
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Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!

AMMI-JOAN PAQUETTE · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true - and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes! Did you know that there is a fungus...
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The Losers Club

Andrew Clements · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love! Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down. So when Principal Vance lays down the law - pay attention in class, or else - Alec takes...
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