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94

Hana’s Suitcase

Teach children about The Holocaust, Nazis & WW2.
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A Japanese woman's interest in The Holocaust becomes a passionate pursuit for truth about the life of Auschwitz intern, Hana Brady, which poignantly reveals the value of every child to us all.

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84

Helen Keller : A Determined Life

Hellen Keller proved that being human requires human thinking.
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This is a factual, but no less inspiring, telling of an incredible mind awakening —it should be on every child's bookshelf!

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79

Island of The Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins tells of a native girls struggle to live by herself on an island off the coast of California.
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Stranded for eighteen years on an island off California, a native girl survives, fends off wild dogs and evades the murderous Aleuts

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70

Homesick : My Own Story

Great children's books present difficulty in life with a sense of sucess.
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Jean's tells of her life in China as a ten year old "foreign devil", homesick for values she believes lie in the America she has never seen.

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64

Pioneer Sisters

Good Children's literature should probably not be abridged versions of popular teen stories.
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This oversimplified adaptation from the original Little House on The Prairie shows, through Laura's pioneer life, that actions have consequences.

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64

Snowflake Bentley

Perseverance and numerical record keeping with images are important to science.
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Wilson Bentley's lifelong fascination with, and sensible study of, snowflakes eventually earned him the respect of scientists.

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59

On Sand Island

On Sand Island is an uninspiring Naturalist children's book.
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As a boy, Carl Dahl built a boat trading the skills he did have with those who could do the work he could not.

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54

I Love Gymnastics!

I Love Gymnastics!
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Photographs of McKenzie's gym talents and winning smile are shown in various photos, with short descriptions of six forms of gymnastics.

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49

Lewis and Clark

children's book / cover image / Lewis & Clark
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The L&C expedition from the Mississippi to the Pacific and back is correctly presented in textbookish prose.

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46

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish

children's book / cover image / The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish
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Martin tells part of the true story of the crew of the explorer vessel Karluk surviving on barren ice and islands north of the Arctic Circle, for almost a year (1913-1914).

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