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"Jars of hope ", by Jennifer Ray -Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust.

The story of how Irena Sendler helped Jewish children escape the horrors of the Holocaust. Activity idea: students create diary entries from the perspective of a child Sendler was attempting to save.

"Miss Moore Thought Otherwise", by Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell - Walter de la Mare said, "The children of this world will never be able to repay the debt they owe [Anne Carroll Moore]." Learn the inspiring story of the woman who invented the children's library.

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough - picture-book biography of the woman whose love of books led to the creation of the New York Public Library's Central Children's Room

"Brick fairy tales / Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and More", as told and illustrated by John McCann, [construction and photography] ; [edited and narrated by] Monica Sweeny and Becky Thomas -.new retellings of several Grimm's fairy tales,  illustrated with whimsical scenes rendered in LEGO bricks.

"Brick fairy tales / Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and More", as told and illustrated by John McCann, [construction and photography] ; [edited and narrated by] Monica Sweeny and Becky Thomas -.new retellings of several Grimm's fairy tales, illustrated with whimsical scenes rendered in LEGO bricks.

"Child Soldier", by Jessica Dee Humphries and Michel Chikwanine, illustrated by Claudia Davila - Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his schoolyard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. Told in graphic novel format with extensive end notes.

CHILD SOLDIER When Boys and Girls Are Used in War written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine illustrated by Claudia Davila .

"What Happened When in the World", by DK Publishing - History as you've never seen it before, walk through the past and find out what happened when. Step into What Happened When in the World, a unique historical atlas for kids and discover the global events that shaped our world.

Want to get your kids hooked on a book or book series? Here are 10 that my boys loved!

"100 amazing tales from Aotearoa", by [Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongaewa].-  special look at some of the most precious, exceptional, historic and downright bizarre objects that Te Papa holds in trust for the nation.

amazing tales from Aotearoa", by [Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongaewa].- special look at some of the most precious, exceptional, historic and downright bizarre objects that Te Papa holds in trust for the nation.

"Sitting Bull", by SD Nelson - A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of  illustrations and historic photographs.

Nelson Sitting Bull (c. was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood—killing his fi

"The lost words : a spell book", by Robert Macfarlane ; illustrated by Jackie Morris - Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - until one day, they were gone.

"The lost words : a spell book", by Robert Macfarlane ; illustrated by Jackie Morris - Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - until one day, they were gone.

"Exploring the international space station", by Laura Hamilton Waxman - What's longer than a football field, weighs more than 450 cars, yet flies miles above Earth's surface? It's the International Space Station. In this book, you'll learn how the station was built and how crew members live and work there.

"Exploring the international space station", by Laura Hamilton Waxman - What's longer than a football field, weighs more than 450 cars, yet flies miles above Earth's surface? It's the International Space Station. In this book, you'll learn how the station was built and how crew members live and work there.

"The boy who harnessed the wind", by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas - When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill

The Paperback of the The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Anna Hymas

"Strange but true!" by Andrea Mills.  Strange But True is an eye-popping compendium of extreme, bizarre and weird animals, places and strange phenomena.

Kids that are curious about strange and crazy things will absorb this myth-debunking book.

"125 Wacky Roadside Attractions" - National Geographic Kids.  Going on a road trip? See the silly side of travel as you explore the wackiest landmarks from around the world.  You won't believe our world is full of so many bizarre and wonderful places!  Includes two attractions from New Zealand.

125 Wacky Roadside Attractions, See All the Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around the World and RV camping road trip ideas with unusual roadside attractions

Jack Andraka was just 15 when he invented an early detection test for three types of cancer. Jack encourages members of his generation to approach their pursuits, whatever they may be, with determination and optimism. Jack shares his experiences of bullying, rejection, hard work, and international success. In doing so, he illustrates how the curiosity and perseverance of one teen could potentially save the lives of millions.

A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Book of the first time, teen innovator and scientist Jack Andraka tells the story behind his.

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