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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Mark Twain

    language (First Avenue Editions TM, March 30, 2011)
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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  • Everybody Cooks Rice

    Norah Dooley, Peter J. Thornton

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1991)
    In this multicultural picture book, Carrie goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a different country, everyone makes a rice dish at dinnertime. Readers will enjoy trying the simple recipes that correspond to each family's unique rice dish.
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  • Africa Is Not a Country

    Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O'Brien

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 2002)
    Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.
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  • Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

    Connie Roop, Peter Roop, Peter E. Hanson

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1985)
    Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie Burgess, who in 1856 single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.
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  • What Is a Scientist?

    Barbara Lehn, Carol Krauss

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1998)
    Simple text and full-color photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process.
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  • A Year in a Castle

    Rachel Coombs

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Lower the drawbridge! Would you like to know what life was like in a castle long ago? Then come spend the next twelve months in this castle. Check out eight action-packed scenes for a bird’s-eye view of the life and work of lords, ladies, knights, maids, and more. See the castle on market day and during an attack by an enemy lord. Watch knights compete in a tournament. Keep your eye on the calendar too. By spending a whole year in a castle, you can watch events unfold as the seasons change.
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  • A Year on a Pirate Ship

    Elizabeth Havercroft

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Ahoy, mates! Would you like to know what life is like on a pirate ship? Then come live on board for the next twelve months. Check out these eight action-packed scenes for a bird's-eye view of the life and work of pirates on the open seas. See how the pirates attack a ship, deal with a whale, and handle a storm. Keep your eye on the calendar too. By spending a whole year with the pirate crew, you can watch events unfold as the seasons change.
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  • Submarines

    Matt Doeden

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 2005)
    How do submarines sink and float? What do submarines do underwater? Looking at features from the top of the periscope to the end of the torpedo tubes, this book uncovers how and why submarines work miles under the surface of the ocean.
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  • Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

    Margaret K. Wetterer, Karen Ritz

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1990)
    Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had to cross it now. She had to get to the train station in time to stop the midnight express. When a heavy storm destroyed the bridge over Honey Creek, near Kate Shelley's home in Moingona, Iowa, fifteen-year-old Kate bravely rushed out into the storm, saving the lives of two men and preventing hundreds of other lives from being lost. This is the true story of a young girl's resourcefulness and courage in the face of great danger.
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  • The Alamo

    Kristin L. Nelson

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 2003)
    Did you know that the word Alamo means cottonwood in Spanish? Or that the first hospital in Texas was inside the Alamo? Go back in time to understand why hundreds of men lost their lives defending or overtaking this historic site, and why it is still viewed as a symbol of American freedom and bravery.
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  • Saving the Liberty Bell

    Marty Rhodes Figley, Kevin Lepp

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 2004)
    Eleven-year-old Johnny Mickley longed to be a hero and have some part in helping America gain its independence. The British Army was just miles away from colonial Philadelphia, planning to invade the city and melt down all of its famous bells for cannons. The colonists were worried, they had to save the bells, especially Old Independence, now called the Liberty Bell. They finally came up with a plan – and Johnny got to help! But would it be enough to keep the bells safe?
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  • Everybody Bakes Bread

    Norah Dooley, Peter J. Thornton

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Aug. 1, 1995)
    In this sequel to the enormously popular Everybody Cooks Rice, young Carrie is sent on a mission by her mother: to search the neighborhood for a "three-handled rolling pin." While on her quest, Carrie discovers that although her neighbors hail from several different countries, they all enjoy the tastes and smells of home-baked bread.
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