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The sweet story of hot chocolate! by Krensky, Stephen.

The sweet story of hot chocolate!

"Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America's favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book inc

Jan 27, 2015
True or false? by Mills, Andrea, author.

True or false?

An encyclopedic compendium of facts, images, and infographics brings familiar topics to life and helps readers discover fun-filled trivia and statistics in a range of subjects, from science and history to culture and the natural world.

Jan 27, 2015
Voices from the March on Washington by Lewis, J. Patrick, author.

Voices from the March on Washington

Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

Jan 27, 2015
Way down below deep by Day, Nancy Raines, author.

Way down below deep

Describes the unique characteristics of creatures that live in the deep ocean, including the giant squid, lanternfish, tube worms, and jellyfish.

Jan 27, 2015
Welcome to the family by Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author.

Welcome to the family

Introduces different types of households and discusses families with children, adoption, foster parents, same-sex parents, and fertility treatments.

Jan 27, 2015
What does a janitor do? by Kidde, Rita.

What does a janitor do?

Janitors do much more than just sweep and mop the floors. They are also responsible for making sure everything in the school is in proper working order.

Jan 27, 2015
What was the Hindenburg? by Pascal, Janet B.

What was the Hindenburg?

Describes the history of the Hindenburg airship and its fateful flight from Germany to the United States in 1937, when it burst into flames upon arrival, and details the decline of the use of airships for commercial transportation.

Jan 27, 2015
What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? by St. George, Judith, 1931-

What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

Presents an account of the two-and-a-half-year expedition that yielded vast knowledge of the West, geographically and scientifically.

Jan 27, 2015
Who Is Gloria Steinem? by Fabiny, Sarah/ Hergenrother, Max (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Is Gloria Steinem?

Jan 27, 2015
Who is Muhammad Ali? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who is Muhammad Ali?

Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Jan 27, 2015
Who Is Stan Lee? by Edgers, Geoff/ Hinderliter, John (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Is Stan Lee?

Jan 27, 2015
Who Was Alfred Hitchcock? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the British filmmaker known for his distinctive style of directing and his films that featured suspenseful and surprising plots.

Jan 27, 2015
Who Was Andy Warhol? by Anderson, Kirsten/ Copeland, Greg (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Andy Warhol?

Jan 27, 2015
Who was Betsy Ross? by Buckley, James, author.

Who was Betsy Ross?

Traces the life and accomplishments of the notable seamstress, who is credited for designing the original flag of the United States of America.

Jan 27, 2015
Who Was Charles Dickens? by Pollack, Pamela D./ Belviso, Meg/ Geyer, Mark Edward (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Charles Dickens?

Jan 27, 2015
Who was Clara Barton? by Spinner, Stephanie, author.

Who was Clara Barton?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, a teacher who organized efforts to bring nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and who went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross.

Jan 27, 2015
Who was Frederick Douglass? by Prince, April Jones.

Who was Frederick Douglass?

Jan 27, 2015
Who was Gandhi? by Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- author.

Who was Gandhi?

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the champion of an independent India and global icon of peace and freedom.

Jan 27, 2015
Who Was Genghis Khan? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Who Was Genghis Khan?

Describes the life and accomplishments of the Mongol ruler, from his childhood on the Asian steppes to his military conquests.

Jan 27, 2015
Who was Isaac Newton? by Pascal, Janet B. author.

Who was Isaac Newton?

Highlights the life and career of the genius physicist, discussing his childhood years, his time at Cambridge, and his landmark book, known as the "Principia."

Jan 27, 2015