What Was the Ice Age? (What was…) by Nico Medina

What Was the Ice Age? (What was…) by Nico Medina
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 40MB
Overview: A mesmerizing overview of the world as it was when glaciers covered the earth and long-extinct creatures like the woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats battled to survive.
Go back 20,000 years ago to a time of much colder global temperatures when glaciers and extensive sheets of ice covered much of our planet. As these sheets traveled, they caused enormous changes in the Earth’s landscape and climate, leading to the evolution of creatures such as giant armadillos, saber-toothed cats, and woolly mammoths as well as club-wielding Neanderthals and later the cleverer modern humans. Nico Medina re-creates this harsh ancient world in a vivid and easy-to-read narrative.
Genre: Nonfiction > Educational | Children

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The Man Who Was Walter Mitty by Thomas Fensch

The Man Who Was Walter Mitty: The Life and Work of James Thurber by Thomas Fensch
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8MB
Overview: This book offers new insights into James Thurber, the man who has been called "America’s Twentieth Century Mark Twain." The book places Thurber in the context of his early years in Ohio – his highly dysfunctional family, his curious relatives – his memory – which evolved into his fictional world of "confusion, eccentricity and chaos."

"The Man Who Was Walter Mitty" shows how his world was leavened by both humor and tragedy – how his world was shaped by total blindness when he was at the height of his fame.

It examines Thurber himself as Walter Mitty- a remarkably timid, day-dreaming man , forever harassed, oppressed and conquered by Thurber women. Only Thurber’s dog drawings looked at life with aplomb and sanity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Spain’s Cause was Mine by Hank Rubin +

Spain’s Cause was Mine: A Memoir of an American Medic in the Spanish Civil War by Hank Rubin
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.6 Mb
Overview: “No man ever entered earth more honorably than those who died in Spain.”-Ernest Hemingway

In 1937, Hank Rubin, a twenty-year-old Jewish pre-med student at UCLA, volunteered for service in the International Brigades combating fascists in the Spanish Civil War. In his illustrated memoir, Rubin reflects on those events, making no apologies for his youthful impulsiveness, bravado, and ideology, but recalling the heroics and sufferings he witnessed and experienced in Spain, as well as the disappointing treatment he received upon his return.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Who Was Leif Erikson? (Who Was/Is…?) by Nico Medina

Who Was Leif Erikson? (Who Was/Is…?) by Nico Medina
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 44MB
Overview: Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about the first known European to set foot on North America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series!
Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn’t yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher Columbus even set sail! "Leif the Lucky" and the other fierce, sea-fearing pirates were accomplished navigators who raided foreign lands for resources, hunted for their food, and passed down Old Norse myths from one generation to the next. This book gives readers a detailed account of what life was like during the time of the Vikings.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Who Was/Is…?) by Avery Reed

Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Who Was/Is…?) by Avery Reed
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 61MB
Overview: Known as the keepers of modern-day fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm are as legendary as their stories. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1780s Germany and were inseparable throughout their childhood.
While pursuing their law degrees, the two became fascinated with folktales and folk songs. Together, they researched and published centuries of folklore in their famous early nineteenth-century compilation, Children’s and Household Tales.
Thanks to the Brothers Grimm, German folk tales like “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Little Red Ridinghood,” and “Hansel and Gretel" are enjoyed by children everywhere.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was/Is…?) by Geoff Edgers

Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was/Is…?) by Geoff Edgers
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6MB
Overview: Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was…? book. Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It’s all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was/Is…?) by Dina Anastasio

Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was/Is…?) by Dina Anastasio
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 52MB
Overview: Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles–he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already helping his father wrestle small crocodiles. He became a crocodile trapper after graduating high school, catching the creatures before dangerous poachers could. Steve met his wife, Terri, at his family’s park, and instead of a honeymoon, the pair filmed a wildlife documentary that led to the creation of the well-known series The Crocodile Hunter. Tragically, Steve was killed on September 4, 2006 while filming a documentary when a stingray attacked, piercing his heart. He was forty-four years old. However, his life’s work obviously still strikes a chord with kids who voted him the winner of the 100th Who Was…? title.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Roberto Clemente? (Who Was/Is…?) by James Buckley Jr

Who Was Roberto Clemente? (Who Was/Is…?) by James Buckley Jr
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 19MB
Overview: Growing up the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente had a talent for baseball. His incredible skill soon got him drafted into the big leagues where he spent 18 seasons playing right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Who Was Roberto Clemente? tells the story of this remarkable athlete: a twelve-time All-Star, World Series MVP, and the first Latin American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Nikola Tesla? (Who Was/Is…?) by Jim Gigliotti

Who Was Nikola Tesla? (Who Was/Is…?) by Jim Gigliotti
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 66MB
Overview: Get ready for the electrifying biography of Nikola Tesla–part creative genius, part mad scientist, and 100% innovator.
When Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States in 1884, he didn’t have much money, but he did have a letter of introduction to renowned inventor Thomas Edison. The working relationship between the two men was short lived, though, and the two scientist-inventors became harsh competitors. One of the most influential scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla is celebrated for his experiments in electricity, X-rays, remote controls, and wireless communications. His invention of the Tesla coil was instrumental in the development of radio technology.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Marie Antoinette? (Who Was/Is…?) by Dana Meachen Rau

Who Was Marie Antoinette? (Who Was/Is…?) by Dana Meachen Rau
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 60MB
Overview: From the palaces of Austria to the mirrored halls of Versailles, Marie Antoinette led a charmed life. She was born into royalty in 1755 and married the future king of France at age 15. By 21 she ascended to the throne and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of masquerade balls, sky-high wigs, and extravagant food. But her taste for excess ruffled many feathers. The poor people of France blamed Marie Antoinette for their poverty. Her spending helped incite the French Revolution. And after much public outcry, in 1793 she quite literally lost her head because of it. Whether she was blameless or guilty is debatable, but Marie Antoinette remains woven into the fabric of history and popular culture.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Jesse Owens? (Who Was/Is…?) by James Buckley Jr.

Who Was Jesse Owens? (Who Was/Is…?) by James Buckley Jr.
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 63MB
Overview: At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens’s family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of “Aryan superiority.” Owens’s winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was George Washington Carver? by Jim Gigliotti

Who Was George Washington Carver? (Who Was/Is…?) by Jim Gigliotti
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 40MB
Overview: Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated.
After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better.
His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and over 100 recipes using peanuts.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Elvis Presley? (Who Was/Is…?) by Geoff Edgers

Who Was Elvis Presley? (Who Was/Is…?) by Geoff Edgers
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 5MB
Overview: Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was.? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own-and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Geoff Edgers’s fascinating biography of this icon of American pop culture includes black and- white illustrations on nearly every spread.
Genre: Nonfiction > Biography | Children

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Who Was Daniel Boone? by Sydelle Kramer

Who Was Daniel Boone? by Sydelle Kramer
Requirements: ePUB Reader 5.4 MB
Overview: Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America’s pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone’s many adventures such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies/Memoirs

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