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  • Galen: My Life in Imperial Rome

    Marissa Moss

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, Oct. 1, 2002)
    The life of a slave is the only life that twelve-year-old Galen knows, and though he hopes for a better one, he's making the best of it. He practices painting whenever he can, finds adventures with his best friend, Micio, and just might solve a mystery that will improve the life of everyone around him--and change the course of history. Galen, from the acclaimed author of the Young American Voices series, is a riveting first-person account of a young boy's life in ancient Rome. The first book in the Ancient World Journal series.
  • Pandora

    Robert Burleigh, Raul Colon

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, May 1, 2002)
    Pandora has been warned about the forbidden jar. Although she is surrounded with gifts and has rooms, gardens, and a courtyard to explore, Pandora is drawn to one room--the one that holds that jar. Is Pandora’s curiosity a curse? In a seamless blend of prose and verse--and drawing from traditional mythological sources--Robert Burleigh dramatically tells Pandora's story for young readers. Complemented by Raul Colón's bold illustrations, Pandora is an unforgettable introduction to the classic myth.
  • Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls

    Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, May 1, 2000)
    These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. Drawing from diverse cultures around the world, renowned author Jane Yolen celebrates the smart, strong, and sassy heroines of legend and lore in a collection that will encourage bravery in every girl.
  • Raising Dragons

    Jerdine Nolen, Elise Primavera

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, April 15, 1998)
    When a dragon hatches on her pa’s farm, a young girl finds a best friend. At first Ma and Pa are wary of Hank, but it’s not long before they see him as their daughter does--and welcome the baby dragon into their family. As it turns out, Hank is not cut out for farm life, but still, he warms the hearts of those around him and leaves a legacy that no one will ever forget.
  • My Little Red Toolbox

    Stephen T. Johnson

    Board book (Silver Whistle, Oct. 1, 2000)
    Caldecott Honor illustrator Stephen T. Johnson's My Little Red Toolbox has all the tools a child needs to hammer, drill, and have hours and hours of fun! Each spread features a sturdy working tool that's easy to remove and great to play with. Kids will even learn about colors, shapes, and counting, too!My Little Red Toolbox features seven cardboard tools that really work!A pencil and an erasable slate, for drawing up plansA ruler to measure thingsA saw that makes noise when it cuts woodA drill with movable partsA screwdriver and screws that turnA wrench and bolts that turnA hammer for pounding nails
  • Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys

    Jane Yolen, Raul Colon

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, May 1, 2003)
    From China to Burma, Afghanistan to America, this collection of fourteen familiar and little-known stories tells the tales of sons, brothers, kings, and trolls--men and boys united by a common heroism that comes from strength of character, wisdom, and compassion. These stories show that brains trump brawn every time. Renowned storyteller Jane Yolen has created an exciting companion book to her Book Sense 76 Pick Not One Damsel in Distress. An inspired collection of dramatic tales, Mightier Than the Sword will inspire boys and girls alike.
  • Thunder Rose

    Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, Sept. 1, 2003)
    On a dark night of howling rain and booming thunder, Jackson and Millicent MacGruder welcome a new baby girl into their lives. Imagine their surprise when she sits up, thanks them for bringing her into the world, and informs them that she's quite partial to the name Rose. So begins the story of Thunder Rose, who drinks her milk straight from the cow and prefers the company of her bull, Tater, to any kitten or puppy. Rose is capturing outlaws by the time she's a teenager, but she always has time to find joy in a song. Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson have created a tall tale--and a powerful new African American heroine--to delight readers of all ages.
  • Albert

    Donna Jo Napoli, Jim LaMarche

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, April 1, 2001)
    You never know what a day will bring. The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands smack in the palm of his hand, life is never the same. In her first picture book, Donna Jo Napoli invents a magical and inspiring tale that will capture the heart of any reader who has loved a pet. Jim LaMarche creates an endearing character in Albert and a classic setting for the miraculous new world that unfolds around him.
  • When the Beginning Began: Stories about God, the Creatures, and Us

    Julius Lester, Emily Lisker

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, March 15, 1999)
    “This book is astonishing, daring, compelling, and confirms Lester’s preeminence among storytellers.”--Jane YolenIf we weren’t there, how can we really know how the world began? Could it be that God even made a mistake or two when creating the world? Using Jewish legend and his own translations from the Book of Genesis, master storyteller Julius Lester has created a collection of Bible stories like no other. Written especially for readers who might not make their way to the stories of the Bible otherwise, these tales are a welcome opening to a glorious world that will touch the spirit of all readers--no matter what religion guides them.
  • My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

    Jeanette Winter

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, Oct. 15, 1998)
    From the time she was just a young girl, Georgia O'Keeffe viewed the world in her own way. While other girls played with toys and braided their hair, Georgia practiced her drawing and let her hair fly free. As an adult, Georgia followed her love of art from the steel canyons of New York City to the vast plains of New Mexico. There she painted all day, and slept beneath the stars at night. Throughout her life Georgia O'Keeffe followed her dreams--and so found her way to become a great American artist.
  • Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

    Robert Burleigh, Mike Wimmer

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, Aug. 15, 1998)
    Like most boys, he spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot, but George Herman Ruth, Jr. followed his dreams to become a legend. He is the Babe—Babe Ruth—and baseball is his game.Powerful oil paintings and spare, dramatic text draw readers into the mind of this larger-than-life sports hero. Reproductions of vintage-style baseball cards throughout the book detail Babe Ruth's career highlights.Home Run is a compelling portrait of a man, and of a time when baseball was truly America's game.
  • Lasting Echoes: An Oral History of Native American People

    Joseph Bruchac, Paul Morin

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, Oct. 1, 1997)
    From Abenaki to Lakota to Navajo, Native Americans have a rich and complex history. Geronimo, Chief Little Robe--they speak of their respect for the land, of tradition, and of how the colonization of America changed their lives forever. With sensitivity and grace, Native American author, poet, and storyteller Joseph Bruchac combines these stirring memoirs to create a compelling portrait of a proud and determined people.