The boy who invented TV: the story of Philo Farnsworth / Kathleen Krull ; Greg Couch 2009 1st. ed.
This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his
dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.
11 birthdays / Wendy Mass 2009 1st. ed.
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda
and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each
other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday
separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their
birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.
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As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and
the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious
divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old
Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
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In 1890s Cripple Creek, Colorado, when young Mary McHugh's father loses
his leg in a mining accident, she tries to help, both by earning money
and by encouraging her father to go back to carving wooden figurines
and playing piano.
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Fortune's magic farm / Suzanne Selfors ; Catia Chien 2009 1st. ed.
Rescued from a rainy, boggy town where she works in a dismal factory,
ten-year-old orphan Isabelle learns that she is the last surviving
member of a family that tends the world's only remaining
During the Nazi occupation of Paris, no Jew was safe from arrest and
deportation to a concentration camp. Few Parisians were willing to risk
their own lives to help. Yet many Jews found refuge in an unlikely
place, the sprawling complex of the Grand Mosque of Paris. Not just a
place of worship but also a community center, this hive of activity was
an ideal temporary hiding place for escaped prisoners of war and Jews
of all ages, including children.
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical
goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the
Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and
freshness to Jade River.