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With so many books in each genre, it can be challenging to find the best books to use in the classroom. Booksource has combed through popular and classic children's literature and assembled the best books to enhance your next genre study.
African American Biographies Grades 3-6 See All

Bessie Coleman: Daring To Fly

Delivering Justice

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale Of A Vocal Virtuosa

Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Josephine: The Dazzling Life Of Josephine Baker

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African American Biographies Grades K-2 See All

Barack Obama

Coretta Scott

Fifty Cents And A Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

Frederick Douglass And The North Star

Little Melba And Her Big Trombone

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African American Classics (Dover Thrift Editions) See All

African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927

Great Speeches By African Americans

Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Narrative Of Sojourner Truth, The

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Biography Grades 6-8 See All

Always Inventing: A Photobiography Of Alexander Graham Bell

Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography Of Annie Oakley

Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life Of The Original Teen Queen

Hero Schliemann, The

How They Choked: Failures, Flops, And Flaws Of The Awfully Famous

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Biography Grades 9-12 See All

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Fight Like A Girl

Native Men Of Courage

Primates: The Fearless Science Of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, And Birute Galdikas

Rockin' The Boat: 50 Revolutionaries From Joan Of Arc To Malcom X

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Bullying Grades 6-8 See All

Bystander

Can You See Me Now?

Cardboard

Code, The

Gracefully Grayson

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Bullying Grades 9-12 See All

Gutless

Hate List

I'm Just Me

List, The

Maggot Moon

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Candlewick Biographies See All

Becoming Babe Ruth

Footwork: The Story Of Fred And Adele Astaire

Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

John Muir

Lady Liberty: A Biography

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Choose Your Adventure See All

Beyond Escape!

Brilliant Dr. Wogan, The

By Balloon To The Sahara

Escape From The Haunted Warehouse

Horror In Space

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Diverse Biographies Grades 3-6 See All

Amazing Travels Of Ibn Battuta, The

Astrophysicist And Space Advocate Neil deDrasse Tyson

Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story

Diego Rivera: His World And Ours

Frederick Douglass And The North Star

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Diverse Biographies Grades K-2 See All

Biblioburro: A True Story From Colombia

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Harriet Tubman And My Grandmother's Quilts

Mae Jemison

Magic Trash

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Douglas Florian See All

How To Draw A Dragon

In The Swim

Insectlopedia

Lizards, Frogs, And Polliwogs: Poems And Paintings

Mammalabilia

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Dover's Short Stories & Novellas See All

Gift Of The Magi And Other Short Stories, The

Gold-Bug And Other Tales, The

Great American Short Stories

Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads By Great Writers

Great Short Stories By American Women

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Dystopian Grades 6-8 See All

City Of Ember, The

Ear, The Eye, And The Arm, The

Empty City, The

Green Boy

Hunger Games, The

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Dystopian Grades 9-12 See All

Divergent

Fahrenheit 451

Feed

House Of The Scorpion, The

Life As We Knew It

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Explorers & Adventurers Biographies Grades K-2 See All

Amazing Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson

Amelia Earhart

Into The Deep: The Life Of Naturalist And Explorer William Beebe

Life In The Ocean: The Story Of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

Mae Jemison

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Fantasy Grades 6-8 See All

Dragon Rider

False Prince, The

Flora And Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Gregor The Overlander

Inquisitor's Apprentice, The

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Fantasy Grades 9-12 See All

Angel Experiment, The

Bone Gap

Cinder

City Of Bones

Graceling

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Folktales From Around The World See All

Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale, The

Finn MacCool And The Giant's Causeway: An Irish Folk Tale

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

How Tiger Got His Stripes: A Folktale From Vietnam

Hundredth Name, The

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Fractured Fairy Tales Grades 3-6 See All

Big Bad Detective Agency

Birthday Ball, The

Frogged

Rapunzel Cuts Loose

Rapunzel: The One With All The Hair

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Fractured Fairy Tales Grades P-2 See All

Bean, A Stalk, And A Boy Named Jack, A

Boy Who Cried Ninja, The

Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred, The

Emma Peror's New Clothes

Interstellar Cinderella

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Graphic Novel Adaptations Of Classic Literature See All

Beowulf (Graphic Adaptation)

Dracula (Illustrated Adaptation)

Fahrenheit 451 (Graphic Adaptation)

Macbeth (Graphic Adaptation)

Merchant Of Venice (Graphic Adaptation), The

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Historical Fiction Grades 6-8 See All

Dogs Of War

Fever 1793

Glory Be

Inside Out And Back Again

Long Walk To Water, A

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Historical Fiction Grades 9-12 See All

Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe

Chains

Code Name Verity

Code Talker: A Novel About The Navajo Marines Of World War Two

Copper Sun

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Humor Grades 6-8 See All

Big Nate Out Loud

Guys Read: Funny Business

I Kill The Mockingbird

Littlest Bigfoot, The

Milo: Sticky Notes And Brain Freeze

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Humor Grades 9-12 See All

45 Pounds (More Or Less)

Cold Sassy Tree

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

King Of The Screwups

Noggin

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Humorous Poetry Grades 3-6 See All

Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It: False Apology Poems

If You Were A Chocolate Mustache

If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand

Insectlopedia

Mammalabilia

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Humorous Poetry Grades K-2 See All

Beast Feast

Bug In Teacher's Coffee And Other School Poems, The

Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes

Every Thing On It

Guyku: A Year Of Haiku For Boys

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I Am... See All

I Am Albert Einstein

I Am Cleopatra

I Am George Washington

I Am Harriet Tubman

I Am Helen Keller

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Jack Prelutsky See All

Good Sports: Poems About Running, Jumping, Throwing, And More

It's Raining Pigs And Noodles

My Parents Think I'm Sleeping

New Kid On The Block, The

Pizza, Pigs, And Poetry: How To Write A Poem

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Latino Biographies Grades 3-6 See All

Beisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers And Legends

Cesar Chavez

My Name Is Gabito: The Life Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente: The Pride Of The Pittsburgh Pirates

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Latino Biographies Grades K-2 See All

Celia Cruz, Queen Of Salsa

Cesar Chavez: Protecting Farm Workers

Ellen Ochoa

Play Ball!

Roberto Clemente: The Pride Of The Pittsburgh Pirates

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LGBT Themes & Gender Studies Grades 6-8 See All

Alliance, The

Drama

George

Gracefully Grayson

Putting Makeup On The Fat Boy

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LGBT Themes & Gender Studies Grades 9-12 See All

Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe

Bi-Normal

Far From You

If You Could Be Mine: A Novel

Luna

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Lives Of... See All

Lives Of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (And What The Neighbors Thought)

Lives Of The Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (And What The Neighbors Thought)

Lives Of The Athletes: Thrills, Spills (And What The Neighbors Thought)

Lives Of The Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (And What The Neighbors Thought)

Lives Of The Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (And What The Neighbors Thought)

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Memoir Grades 3-6 See All

Boy On The Wooden Box: How The Impossible Became Possible... On Schindler's List, The

Fatty Legs: A True Story

Good Fortune

House Of A Million Pets, The

How I Came To Be A Writer

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Memoir Grades 6-8 See All

Boy On The Wooden Box: How The Impossible Became Possible... On Schindler's List, The

Brown Girl Dreaming

Dumbest Idea Ever!, The

Fatty Legs: A True Story

I Am Malala (Young Reader's Edition)

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Memoir Grades 9-12 See All

Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters To Their Teen Selves

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir

Hole In My Life

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban

I Remember Beirut

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Memoir Grades K-2 See All

Author: A True Story

Grandma's Records

Scraps Book: Notes From A Colorful Life, The

Trombone Shorty

Two Mrs. Gibsons

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Mystery Grades 6-8 See All

"Who Could That Be At This Hour?"

Belly Up

Candymakers, The

City Of Orphans

Look Into My Eyes

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Mystery Grades 9-12 See All

And Then There Were None

Famous Last Words

Girl, Stolen

Jackaby

One Who Came Back, The

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Native American Legends See All

Bear And Turtle And The Great Lake Race

Buffalo Woman

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

Flute Player, The

Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The

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New Biographes & Memoirs Grades 6-8 See All

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 2nd Revised Edition

Book Of Heroes: Tales Of History's Most Daring Guys, The

Book Of Heroines: Tales Of History's Gutsiest Gals, The

Children Of Willesden Lane: A True Story Of Hope And Survival During World War II, The

Hidden Figures (Young Readers' Edition)

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New Biographies & Memoirs Grades 9-12 See All

March: Book Three

Mercy: The Incredible Story Of Henry Bergh, Founder Of The ASPCA And Friend To Animals

My Demon's Name Is Ed

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Spinning

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New Biography & Memoir Grades 3-6 See All

Children Of Willesden Lane: A True Story Of Hope And Survival During World War II, The

Eleanor Roosevelt In Her Own Words

First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation On Trial, The

Gustave Eiffel's Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower

Mars Science Lab Engineer Diana Trujillo

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New Biography & Memoir Grades K-2 See All

Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, A Life In Nature

Draw What You See: The Life And Art Of Benny Andrews

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Inventors Of LEGO Toys, The

Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story Of Sportswriter Mary Garber

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New Dystopian Grades 6-8 See All

Apocalypse Bow Wow

Dreambender

Flawed

Icebreaker

Island Of Dragons, The

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New Dystopian Grades 9-12 See All

Everland

Fever Code, The

King's Cage

Last Full Measure, The

Last Star, The

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New Fantasy & Science Fiction Grades 3-6 See All

Book That Proves Time Travel Happens, The

Girl Who Drank The Moon, The

How To Capture An Invisible Cat

Imaginary, The

Lowriders To The Center Of The Earth

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New Fantasy & Science Fiction Grades K-2 See All

Best Frints In The Whole Universe

Dragon Was Terrible

Dragons And Marshmallows

Little Bot And Sparrow

Magic Scooter, The

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New Fantasy Grades 6-8 See All

Changelings, The

Charmed

Fish Girl

Ghosts

Girl Who Drank The Moon, The

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New Fantasy Grades 9-12 See All

Forgetting, The

Girl From Everywhere

Reader, The

Strange The Dreamer

Swarm

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New Historical Fiction Grades 3-6 See All

Cimarron Girl: The Dust Bowl Years Of Abigail Brubaker

I Survived The Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, 1980

Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter

John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy

Lizzie And The Lost Baby

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New Historical Fiction Grades 6-8 See All

Calico Girl

Cinnamon Moon

Eagle In The Snow, An

Listen To The Moon

Nettie And Nellie Crook: Orphan Train Sisters

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New Historical Fiction Grades 9-12 See All

Crossing Ebenezer Creek

Emperor Of Any Place, The

Hell And High Water

Juba!

Paper Hearts

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New Historical Fiction Grades K-2 See All

Doing Her Bit: A Story About The Woman's Land Army Of America

Grandmama's Pride

Grandpa's Ha-La-Loo-Ya Hambone

Patrick And The President

Quickest Kid In Clarksville, The

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New Humor Grades 3-6 See All

Apocalypse Bow Wow

Bad Guys, The

Bad Kitty Goes To The Vet

Dog Man

Fluffy Strikes Back

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New Humor Grades 6-8 See All

Double Down

Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children And Their Holy Dog, The

Mighty Odds, The

Six Kids And A Stuffed Cat

Slacker

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New Humor Grades 9-12 See All

Born To Rock

Drag Teen

Evil Librarian

Geek's Guide To Unrequited Love, The

Life In Outer Space

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New Humor Grades K-2 See All

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games

Captain Awesome Vs. The Sinister Substitute Teacher

Leave Me Alone

Mother Bruce

Rudas: Nino's Horrendous Hermanitas

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New Mystery Grades 3-6 See All

Arf

Bad Luck

Bollywood Burglary

Case Of The Stolen Sculpture, The

Forensics Squad Unleashed

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New Mystery Grades 6-8 See All

Fuzzy Mud

Goldfish Boy, The

Haunting Of Falcon House, The

School Of The Dead

Secret Keepers, The

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New Mystery Grades 9-12 See All

Dangerous Lies

Endangered

From Above

If You're Lucky

Pearl Thief, The

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New Mystery Grades K-2 See All

Case Of The Missing Tiger's Eye, The

Egyptian Cat Mystery, The

Gumshoe Gang Cracks The Case

Hamster Holmes, On The Right Track

Mysterious Case Of The Missing Honey, The

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New Paranormal & Supernatural Grades 6-8 See All

Chasing The Phantom Ship

Deadzone

Forgotten Secret, The

I Woke Up Dead At The Mall

Lizard Of Oz

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New Paranormal & Supernatural Grades 9-12 See All

Alive

Dickens Mirror, The

Forbidden

Labyrinth Lost

Saint Death

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New Poetry Grades 3-6 See All

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Latinos

Garvey's Choice

I Saw An Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains

Poetry For Kids: Emily Dickinson

Wet Cement: A Mix Of Concrete Poems

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New Poetry Grades 6-8 See All

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Latinos

Falling Into The Dragon's Mouth

Gone Camping

One Last Word: Wisdom From The Harlem Renaissance

Poetry For Kids: Emily Dickinson

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New Poetry Grades 9-12 See All

Bull

Dreaming In Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Get Lit Rising: Words Ignite. Claim Your Poem. Claim Your Life

Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel Of The Landmark Civil Rights Case

Poe: Stories And Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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New Poetry Grades K-2 See All

Adder, Bluebell, Lobster: Wild Poems

All The World A Poem

Come Play With Me

Fresh Delicious: Poems From The Farmer's Market

What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? Poems For When A Person Needs A Poem

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New Realistic Fiction Grades 3-6 See All

Ban This Book

Booked

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

Extra Yard, The

Gertie's Leap To Greatness

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New Realistic Fiction Grades 6-8 See All

As Brave As You

Finding Perfect

Fish In A Tree

Garvey's Choice

Girl In The Well Is Me, The

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New Realistic Fiction Grades 9-12 See All

Breakaway: A Novel

Factory Girl

Falling Over Sideways

Great American Whatever, The

Haters, The

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New Realistic Fiction Grades K-2 See All

Bike Like Sergio's, A

Bloom

Looking For Bongo

Marta! Big & Small

Pedro And The Shark

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New Science Fiction Grades 6-8 See All

Beetle Boy

Drake Equation, The

Keep On Truckin'

Star Scouts

Time Museum, The

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New Science Fiction Grades 9-12 See All

Because You'll Never Meet Me

Gifted

Nowhere Near You

Titans

We Are The Ants

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Nonfiction Classics (Dover Thrift Editions) See All

Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin, The

Civil Disobedience And Other Essays

Common Sense

Declaration Of Independence And Other Great Documents Of American History, 1775-1864, The

Great Speeches By African Americans

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Novels In Verse Grades 6-8 See All

Booked

Brown Girl Dreaming

Red Butterfly

Red Pencil, The

Rhyme Schemer

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Novels In Verse Grades 9-12 See All

Caminar

Crazy

Formerly Shark Girl

Heart Like Ringo Starr, A

Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, The

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On My Own Biographies See All

Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

Bessie Coleman: Daring To Fly

Booker T. Washington

Cesar Chavez

Jesse Owens

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Paul Galdone See All

Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee

Gingerbread Boy, The

Henny Penny

Little Red Hen, The

Puss In Boots

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Poetry Anthologies Grades 3-6 See All

Death Of The Hat: A Brief History Of Poetry In 50 Objects, The

Kick In The Head: An Everyday Guide To Poetic Forms, A

Knock At A Star: A Child's Introduction To Poetry

No More Homework! No More Tests!

Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking

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Poetry Anthologies Grades 6-8 See All

Death Of The Hat: A Brief History Of Poetry In 50 Objects, The

Fire In My Hands, Revised And Expanded Edition, A

How To Eat A Poem

I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries Of African American Poetry

Knock At A Star: A Child's Introduction To Poetry

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Poetry Anthologies Grades 9-12 See All

101 Great American Poems

African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927

Best American Poetry 2015, The

Dreaming In Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Early American Poetry: Beauty In Words

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Poetry Anthologies Grades K-2 See All

Bill Martin Jr. Big Book Of Poetry, The

Firefly July: A Year Of Very Short Poems

Forget-Me-Nots: Poems To Learn By Heart

Here's A Little Poem

National Geographic Book Of Nature Poetry

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Poetry That Speaks To High Schoolers See All

Fallout

Get Lit Rising: Words Ignite. Claim Your Poem. Claim Your Life

Lost Marble Notebook Of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy, The

Open Mic: Riffs On Life Between Cultures In Ten Voices

Partly Cloudy: Poems Of Love And Longing

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Poetry That Speaks To Middle Schoolers See All

Keeping The Night Watch

Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food, A

Rhyme Schemer

Room 214: A Year In Poems

This Is Just To Say: Poems Of Apology And Forgiveness

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Realistic Fiction Grades 6-8 See All

Boy In The Black Suit, The

Can You Say Catastrophe?

Double Reverse

Great Greene Heist, The

If I Ever Get Out Of Here

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Realistic Fiction Grades 9-12 See All

Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven, The

Marcelo In The Real World

Next

Shepherd's Granddaughter, The

Swagger

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Rookie Readers Biographies See All

Abraham Lincoln

Amelia Earhart

Bessie Coleman: Trailblazing Pilot

George Washington Carver

Jackie Robinson

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Science Fiction Grades 6-8 See All

Awaken

Fever Crumb

Game Over, Pete Watson

Green Book, The

House Of Robots

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Science Fiction Grades 9-12 See All

5th Wave, The

Alex Crow, The

Dark Side Of Nowhere, The

Drowned Cities, The

Escape From Memory

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Shel Silverstein See All

Every Thing On It

Falling Up

Giraffe And A Half, A

Giving Tree, The

Light In The Attic, A

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Sports Biographies Grades 3-6 See All

Able To Play: Overcoming Physical Challenges

Becoming Babe Ruth

Gabby Douglas

Henry Aaron's Dream

LeBron James

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Sports Biographies Grades K-2 See All

Clemente!

Florence Griffith Joyner

Golden Girls Of Rio, The

Jackie Robinson

Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story Of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton, The

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Suspense Grades 6-8 See All

Doll Bones

Expeditioners And The Treasure Of Drowned Man's Canyon, The

Eyeball Collector, The

Future Flash

Masterpiece

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Suspense Grades 9-12 See All

Body In The Woods, The

Give A Boy A Gun

Killing Mr. Griffin

Midnight Palace, The

Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls

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Tadpole's Fairytale Twists See All

Cinderella's Big Foot

Emperor's New Uniform, The

Hansel And Gretel And The Green Witch

Little Bad Riding Hood

Lovely Duckling, The

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Trickster Tales Grades 3-6 See All

Anansi The Spider: A Tale From The Ashanti

How The Stars Fell Into The Sky

Jabuti The Tortoise: A Trickster Tale From The Amazon

Love And Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale From The Andes Mountains

Monkey And The Crocodile: A Jakata Tale From India, The

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Trickster Tales Grades P-2 See All

Anansi And The Sky Kingdom

Anansi The Spider: A Tale From The Ashanti

Bear And Turtle And The Great Lake Race

Conejito: A Folktale From Panama

Coyote: A Trickster Tale

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Who Is...? Biographies See All

Who Are Venus And Serena Williams?

Who Is Bill Gates?

Who Is Dolly Parton?

Who Is George Lucas?

Who Is J. K. Rowling?

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Who Was...? Biographies See All

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Who Was Betsy Ross?

Who Was Dr. Seuss?

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?

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Wicked History, A See All

Adolf Hitler

Alexander The Great: Master Of The Ancient World

Attila The Hun

Catherine The Great: Empress Of Russia

Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare

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Women Who Broke The Rules See All

Dolley Madison

Judy Blume

Mary Todd Lincoln

Sacajawea

Sonia Sotomayor

Young Readers' Editions Informational Texts See All

Boys In The Boat: The True Story Of An American Team's Epic Journey To Win Gold At The 1936 Olympics (Young Readers Edition), The

Chasing Lincoln's Killer (Young Reader's Edition)

Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want To Know About Fast Food

Don't Know Much About American History (Young Reader's Edition)

I Am Malala (Young Reader's Edition)

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