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My Mannequins

by Sydell Waxman, illustrated by Patty Gallinger
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: new experience

Dora’s father owns a dressmaking shop in the bustling garment district of Toronto in the 1940s. Every day after school, ten-year-old Dora runs to help her father in the shop. As she works, she dreams of being a designer herself and dressing the soberly attired mannequins in her own beautiful creations. In Dora’s imaginings, the mannequins seem …

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The Irish

by Nickles
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: europe, sociology, travel

An exploding population and the Great Famine increased the number of Irish immigrants to North America. This exciting look at the history of the Irish in North America includes eyewitness accounts and describes conflicts at home, disease on the journey, anti-Irish prejudice, and the music and dance they brought with them.

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The Hispanics

by Nickles
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: caribbean & latin america, sociology, travel

The search for gold and other treasures brought the earliest Hispanic migrants to North, Central, and South America in the 1500s. This intriguing look at the many Hispanic cultures who came to stake their claims in North America and how their traditions are still celebrated today features full-color artwork and eyewitness accounts.

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The Germans

by Nickles
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: europe, travel, sociology

Religious conflicts brought the earliest German immigrants to North America. Eyewitness accounts tell the history of Germantown—North America's first German community, the Pennsylvania Dutch, fleeing Hitler's Germany, and bringing German traditions to North America.

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Martial Arts in Action

by Levigne
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: martial arts, fitness & exercise, safety

Kick into high gear with Martial Arts in Action. Children will learn about karate, tae kwon do, jujitsu, judo, and kung fu. Important concepts are also discussed, including self-defense, self-discipline, self-confidence, concentration, and balance.

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Football in Action

by John Crossingham
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: football, fitness & exercise, safety

Football in Action scores a touchdown for one of North America’s biggest sports. Children will learn about the positions on the football field, rules, proper equipment, and the importance of safety.

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Horseback Riding in Action

by Calder
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: equestrian, safety, fitness & exercise

The competitive world of horseback riding starts with caring for horses. Children will learn about the daily care of horses and the basics of horseback riding including equipment, mounting and dismounting, turning, stopping, trotting, and cantering.

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Figure Skating in Action

by Calder
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: ice skating, fitness & exercise, safety

Figure skating has fast become one of the world’s most-watched sports. Color photos of budding amateur skaters and international competitors show everything from the basics to combination jumps and pair-skating lifts.

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