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  • Galileo: Astronomer and Physicist

    Robin Doak

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2005)
    A biography profiling the life of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who shared the beliefs of the controversial astronomer Copernicus that the Earth revolved around the sun. Eventually Galielo was found guilty of heresy by the Roman Catholic Church, and forced to live under house arrest for the final years of his life. Includes source notes and timeline.
  • West Virginia

    Ann Louise Heinrichs

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2003)
    Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of West Virginia.
  • Pro Baseball Records: A Guide for Every Fan

    Matt Chandler

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Feb. 1, 2019)
    This comprehensive look at pro baseball records covers everything from Joe DiMaggio's seemingly untouchable 56-game hitting streak to the lowly 1988 Baltimore Orioles' unmatched 21 straight losses to open a season. Among the record highs and lows, budding fans will find loads of awe-inspiring accomplishments and eye-popping numbers. And discovering baseball's record book only multiplies the fun and wonder of following the game.
  • Ali's Knockout Punch: How a Photograph Stunned the Boxing World

    Michael Burgan

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2017)
    It’s one of the most famous sports images of all time. Former heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston is sprawled on his back in the boxing rim. Muhammad Ali stands over Liston, holding his right hand as if ready to throw another punch. The reigning world champion had just thrown a short, right-handed punch to the side of Liston’s head. In a flash, Liston had gone down. The photo of the angry Ali standing over the fallen challenger was taken in an instant by photojournalist John Rooney, but the controversy over the 1965 fight lingers to this day.
  • Cinco de Mayo

    Alice K. Flanagan, Patrick Girouard

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2003)
    All about the history of Cinco de Mayo, and how the holiday is celebrated today.
  • TV Launches 24-Hour News with CNN: 4D An Augmented Reading Experience

    Michael Burgan

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2019)
    On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of CNN to life. Kids will learn how Ted Turner developed the idea of a 24/7 news network, which was unheard of at the time, as the Big Three networks devoted only half an hour a day to news, and cable was in its infancy. CNN changed the way news was delivered, and gave rise to the 24-hour news cycle on the internet as well as TV. Accompanying video will show readers CNN's early news coverage as well as current debates with the president.
  • Lord Baltimore: Founder of Maryland

    J. Dennis Robinson

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2006)
    A biography profiling the life of Cecil Calvert. Includes source notes and timeline.
  • Sarah Winnemucca: Scout, Activist, and Teacher

    Natalie Myra Rosinsky

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2005)
    A biography profiling the life of Sarah Winnemucca, a women born into the Northern Paitue Native American tribe, who became a writer and spokesperson for her people. Includes source notes and timeline.
  • The Split History of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Stephanie Fitzgerald

    eBook (Compass Point Books, Nov. 1, 2014)
    It's July 1863. The Civil War is at a turning point. The Confederacy has won some important battles, despite having fewer soldiers and resources than the Union does. The two great armies are marching to the same rural fields near the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What will happen there could change the course of the war and the future of the United States. Experience the battle as seen from both sides.
  • Death at Kent State: How a Photograph Brought the Vietnam War Home to America

    Michael Burgan

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2016)
    It didn't seem possible. Four college students shot dead May 4, 1970, by Ohio National Guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War. The shootings at Kent State University would shock the nation and spark a mass student strike across the country, the only one in U.S. history. A photojournalism student's photograph of a teen girl crying in anguish over a victim's dead body would win the Pulitzer Prize and become a symbol of the antiwar movement.
  • Amelia Earhart: Legendary Aviator

    Brenda Haugen

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2006)
    Amelia Earhart gained worldwide fame in 1928 when she became the first woman to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. Her lifelong accomplishments as an aviator influenced pilots in the United States and throughout the world. Her bravery encouraged women to learn to fly and fulfill their dreams. On her attempt to circumnavigate the globe at the equator, Earhart and her plane vanished and were never found. But her memory endures as a symbol of adventure, courage, and perseverance.
  • Astronomers: From Copernicus to Crisp

    Connie Jankowski

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2008)
    In the past, some people believed Earth was the center of the universe. Others believed that the planets had magical powers. Most believed Earth was flat. Scientists called astronomers built telescopes and observatories to study outer space. Because of these early astronomers and their work, we now know more about the sun, the stars, the planets, and the galaxies. For more information, read Outer Space, another book in the Mission: Science series.