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In the Fields and the Trenches: The Famous & the Forgotten on the Battlefields of World War I
In the Fields and the Trenches chronicles the lives of heroes, cowards. comics, and villains--some famous, some not--who participated in this life changing event. Though their stories are a century old, they convey modern, universal themes of love, death, power, greed, courage, hate, fear, family friends, and sacrifice.




Throughout history, the wars of men have been off-limits to women; to break through these barriers, women had to fight with newspaper gatekeepers and the leaders of warring nations alike just to get the story.



It took the US more than 125 years to give votes to women. In this book, kids find out why.

A Bankstreet Best Children's Book of the Year, 2013
Named to the Amelia Bloomer List of the American Library Association, 2013

“[A] fine history of how women got the vote in the United States...[it] offers a powerful lesson in the vindication of the rights of women.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Lively and gently instructive.” —Asbury Park Press

“An excellent, readable introduction to an important topic.” —School Library Journal



Elizabeth Tudor bowed down to no one on earth. In a man's world, she ruled.

Elizabeth I is a towering figure in both British and
world history, and this book does a good job of
explaining why....
The writing is clear and suited to readers with no
previous knowledge of the topic... succeeds at
being interesting and scholarly at the same time.
---School Library Journal


Don't call him "Teddy!" How Theodore Roosevelt grew from a sickly boy into one of our most robust, colorful presidents.


The brilliant, bizarre Isaac Newton hid secrets in plain sight.

An NSTA Recommended Book
A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" for 2010

This book, aimed 9+ readers, is about a man, his
physics, and activities—brought together to provide a lot
of science fun. It starts with a timeline of Newton’s life,
establishing the theme that biography, science, and
historical changes are all connected. This is an ideal
way to begin to discuss science in the context of society.
-- National Science Teachers Association