"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: Jan Pinborough, Debby Atwell: We adore our library and this is a wonderful real story of how lucky we are to have one!

"For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story", by Rebecca Langston-George, illustrated by Janna Bock - She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the Taliban's rules, spoke out for education for every girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed the world proves that one person really can make a difference.

The annual hosted by Mandy Robek and Cathy Mere is finally here. From Cathy's Website: What is In 2010 Mandy Robek and I hosted our first picture book event. In Julie Balen suggested we add a nonfiction picture book event that worked the same.

"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.

"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.

"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 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 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

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