Thursday, November 30, 2006

'Tis the Season for New Christmas Titles!

Juvenile Fiction:

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by P.J. Lynch
j FIC Dic
Enjoy this classic story in this with fresh breathtaking illustrations!

Funke, Cornelia. When Santa Fell to Earth. Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2006.
Translated by Oliver G. Latsch
Illustrated by Paul Howard
j FIC Fun
Can a couple of kids help Santa fend of a "grinchlike" villain and save Christmas?!

Martin, Ann M. On Christmas Eve. Scholastic Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Jon J. Muth
j FIC Mar
A young girl believes so much in Santa Claus that she knows she will meet him this Christmas Eve!

Martin, Hugo C. Pablo's Christmas. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Lee Chapman
j FIC Mar
Will Pablo keep up his family's Christmas spirits even though Papa is working far away?!

Marunas, Nathaniel. Manga Claus: The Blade of Kringle. Razorbill, 2006.
Artwork by Erik Craddock
j FIC Mar
Santa like you have never seen him before! Includes ninja teddy bears!

Steinhofel, Andreas. An Elk Dropped In. Front Street, 2002.
Translated by Kerstin Meyer
Illustrated by Alisa Jaffa
j FIC Ste
How would your family deal with a talking moose that fell through your roof?!


Box, Su. Behind the Scenes Christmas. Abingdon Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Jo Blake
j 232.92 Box
An illustrated explanation of the Christmas miracle with references to biblical passages.

Lankford, Mary D. Christmas USA. Collins, 2006.
Illustrated by Karen Dugan
j 394.2682 Lan
A guide to Christmas traditions across the United States which includes crafts and recipes!

Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson
j 811 Moo
A classic poem with modern illustrations! Includes Q and A with St. Nick!

Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. Marshall Cavendish Children, 2006.
Illustrated by Gennady Spirin
j 811.2 Moo
Or try this edition with more classic illustrations!

Davis, Donald. "Don't Kill Santa!": Christmas Stories. August House Publishers, Inc., 2006.
j 921 Davis, D.
A collection of stories from one of this country's most treasured storytellers!

DePaola, Tomie. Christmas Remembered. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006.
j 921 DePaola, T.
A fabulous collection of memoirs from a beloved author!

Picture Books:

Alsenas, Linas. Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation. Scholastic Press, 2006.
j E Als
Will Santa survive Christmas preparations without Mrs. Claus?!

Crisp, Marty. The Most Precious Gift: A Story of the Nativity. Philomel Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
j E Cri
What gift will young Ameer give to a baby king?!

Englebreit, Mary. A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate from A to Z. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j E Eng
An alphabetic celebration of the season from angels to ornaments to wreaths!

Goodrich, Carter, ad. A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's Night Before Christmas. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j E Goo
A humorous spin on a classic poem!

Holland, Trish and Christine Ford. The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas. A Golden Book, 2006.
Illustrated by John Manders
j E Hol
See what happens when Santa visits the troops!

Leuck, Laura. Santa Claws: A Scary Christmas to All. Chronicle Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Gris Grimly
j E Leu
A non-traditional celebration in Monster Town. Not for the faint of heart!

Lloyd-Jones, Sally. Little One, We Knew You'd Come. Little, Brown and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Jackie Morris
j E Llo
A gorgeous version of the nativity story.

McCaughrean, Geraldine. Father and Son: A Nativity Story. Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
j E McC
An insight into what Joseph may have felt when Jesus was born.

Papineau, Lucie, ad. Christmas Eve Magic. Kids Can Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Stephane Poulin
j E Pap
A lovely adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol.

Purmell, Ann. Christmas Tree Farm. Holiday House, 2006.
Illustrated by Jill Weber
j E Pur
A fascinating look at Christmas trees!

Recorvits, Helen. Yoon and the Christmas Mitten. Frances Foster Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
j E Rec
Will Yoon convince her parents that Santa is going to visit her?!

Hapka, Cathy. Merry Christmas, Curious George. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
Illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Mary O'Keefe Young
j E Rey
Will Curious George get in trouble when he and the man with the yellow hat go look for a Christmas tree?!

Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth. Prairie Christmas. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
j E Van
Will Emma help the Van Der Meers celebrate Christmas when her own mother has to deliver their new sibling?!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New Picture Books for November!

Aroner, Miriam. Clink Clank Clunk! Boyds Mills Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Dominic Catalano
j E Aro
Will Rabbit's car make it to town?

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann. Bravery Soup. Albert Whitman and Company, 2002.
j E Coc
Can a little raccoon learn to be brave facing a rapid river, frightening forest, creepy cave and malicious monster?

Elting, Mary and Michael Folsom. Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game. Clarion Books, 1980/2005.
Illustrated by Jack Kent
j E Elt
Find out why "A is for Zoo" and "B is for Dog" in this alphabetic romp!

Goode, Diane. Thanksgiving is Here! HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.
j E Goo
A whole lot happens at Grandma and Grandpa's house on Turkey Day!

Howe, James. Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores?) Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002.
Illustrated by Amy Walrod
j E How
What will Dolores do when she is told she simply does not "have and ear for music?"

Lee, Quinlan B. Care Bears: Giving Thanks. Scholastic Inc., 2005.
Illustrated by Jay Johnson
j E Lee
Find out for what the Care Bears and their cousins are most thankful!

Lee, Quinlan B. Care Bears: Easter Egg Hunt. Scholastic Inc., 2005.
Illustrated by Jay Johnson
j E Lee
Who will find the chocolate bunny on the Care Bear Easter egg hunt?!

Rylant, Cynthia. If You'll Be My Valentine. HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Illustrated by Fumi Kosaka
j E Ryl
Figure out for who these valentines are meant!

Spelvin, Justin. Blue's Big Parade! Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., 2005.
Illustrated by Ian Chernichaw
j E Spe
Who will be in Blue's parade?!

Wilson, Karma. Sweet Briar Goes to School. Puffin Books, 2003.
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
j E Wil
Can a sweetly-named skunk make friends at school?!

Yates, Philip. Ten Little Mummies. Puffin Books, 2003.
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
j E Yat
What happens when ten little mummies decide to go outside and play?!

New Beginner Books!

Denega, Danielle M. Dick and Jane: Firehouse Field Trip. Grosset and Dunlap, 2005.
Illustrated by Larry Ruppert
j BEG Den
Dick and Jane are off to the firehouse!

Denega, Danielle M. Dick and Jane: Rainy Day Fun. Grosset and Dunlap, 2005.
Illustrated by Larry Ruppert
j BEG Den
How will Dick and Jane spend a rainy day indoors?!

Hope, Laura Lee. The Bobbsey Twins: Freddie and Flossie. Aladdin, 2005.
Illustrated by Chuck Pyle
j BEG Hop
Meet Freddie and Flossie!

Hope, Laura Lee. The Bobbsey Twins: Freddie and Flossie and Snap. Aladdin, 2005.
Illustrated by Chuck Pyle
j BEG Hop
Freddie, Flossie and Snap play together!

Lagonegro, Melissa. Lots of Pots. Random House, 2005,
Illustrated by Disney Storybook Artists
j BEG Lag
Pooh and friends find lots of different pots but do any of them contain "hunny?"

Morris, Jennifer E. May I Please Have a Cookie? Scholastic Inc., 2005.
j BEG Mor
Will Alfie learn the best way to get a cookie?

Spelvin, Justin, ad. Riding the Range. Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., 2006.
Illustrated by the Artifact Group
j BEG Spe
The Backyardigans travel west!

West, Tracey. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story. Scholastic Inc., 2005.
j BEG Wes
A nice introduction for young horse enthusiasts.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Way More Juvenile Fiction Than You Can Shake a Leftover Turkey Leg At!

Haber, Melissa Glenn. The Pluto Project. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
j FIC Hab
Is Alan living in reality or is it all just part of a game?!

Hahn, Mary Downing. Witch Catcher. Clarion Books, 2006.
j FIC Hah
Will Jen save her family from witches and other supernatural nasties?!

Ibbotson, Eva. The Beasts of Clawston Castle. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
j FIC Ibb
Madlyn, Rollo and some ghouls try to scare some life back into a decrepit castle!

Kladstrup, Kristin. The Book of Story Beginnings. Candlewick Press, 2006.
j FIC Kla
How does one simply "row out to sea" if they live in Iowa?!

Krulik, Nancy. Katie Kazoo Switcheroo: Witch Switch. Grosset and Dunlap, 2006.
Illustrated by John and Wendy
j FIC Kru
What will happen to Katie Kazoo in this very scary switcheroo?!

Look, Leonore. Ruby Lu: Empress of Everything. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
j FIC Loo
Can Ruby Lu learn to communicate with her deaf cousin?

Lowery, Linda. Truth and Salsa. Peachtree, 2006.
j FIC Low
Discover the difference between life in Michigan and Mexico in this novel.

Lowry, Lois. Gossamer. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
j FIC Low
Take a deeper look at dreams!

Lupica, Mike. Heat. Philomel Books, 2006.
j FIC Lup
Will young Michael Arroyo get the opportunity to pitch in the game of his dreams or will his inability to prove who he is stop him?!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Even More Juvenile Fiction Than You Can Shake a Leftover Turkey Leg At!

Carbone, Elisa. Blood on the River: James Town 1607. Viking, 2006.
j FIC Car
Try this work of historical fiction for an inside look at life inside the Virginia colony in the seventeenth century.

Coombs, Kate. The Runaway Princess. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
j FIC Coo
Will Princess Meg let her father run her life or will she take matters, like witches and dragons, into her own hands?

Cushman, Karen. The Loud Silence of Francine Green. Clarion Books, 2006.
j FIC Cus
Can Francine keep her new friend Sophie when everyone else deems her a "bad influence?!"

Dee, Barbara. Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006.
j FIC Dee
Cassie has a lot to deal with at the age of twelve. Will her English teacher be of any help?!

Driscoll, Laura. Beck and the Great Berry Battle. Random House, 2006.
j FIC Dri
Will Beck avoid getting hit by the flying blackberries or is Pixie Hollow doomed?!

Asher, Sandy and David L. Harrison, eds. Dude!: Stories and Stuff for Boys. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
j FIC Dud
In the mood for a short story? Try this collection written for all the young dudes out there!

Elliot, L.M. Give Me Liberty. Katherine Tegen Books, 2006.
j FIC Ell
Find out what life may have been like in 1775, just before the American Revolution, for an indentured servant.

Finchler, Judy and Kevin O'Malley. Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind. Walker and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
j FIC Fin
For all those reluctant readers out there, this may just be the title you have been waiting for!

Francis, Pauline. Sam Stars at Shakespeare's Globe. Francis Lincoln Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Jane Tattersfield
j FIC Fra
Will Sam get the role of a lifetime?!

Friedman, D. Dina. Playing Dad's Song. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
j FIC Fri
Gus tries to muster up the courage to compose music even though his father is no longer around to hear him in this touching novel.

Gay, Marie-Louise and David Homel. Travels with my Family. Groundwood Books, 2006.
j FIC Gay
Get ready for a quirky road trip!

Grindley, Sally. Dear Max. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006.
j FIC Gri
What would you say to your favorite author?!

Friday, November 24, 2006

More Juvenile Fiction Than You Can Shake a Leftover Turkey Leg At!

Anholt, Laurence. Seven for a Secret. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Jim Coplestone
j FIC Anh
Look in on a special correspondence between grandfather and granddaughter.

Avi. Crispin: At the Edge of the World. Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
j FIC Avi
In this sequel to Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Crispin and Bear face many dangers as they try to live as free men.

Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Shadow Thieves. Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
Illustrations by Greg Call
j FIC Bar
Another sequel, this time to Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter is forced to face the danger of London and a dark Lord!

Bruchac, Joseph. The Return of Skeleton Man. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j FIC Bru
Is Molly ready to face the Skeleton Man, again?!

Bruchac, Joseph. Skeleton Man. HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
j FIC Bru
We are introduced to a memorable character, Skeleton Man! Better read this one with all the lights on!

Burch, Christian. The Manny Files. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j FIC Bur
Keats enjoys having an interesting manny instead of a nanny but will his sister Lulu ruin everything!

Juvenile Book Potpourri!

Inches, Alison, ad. Blues Clues #18: Alphabet Power. Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., 2005.
J E Inc
Get ready to spell with your buddy Blue!

Wilson, Karen Collett. The Curious Adventure: A Summer Deer Tale. Snowbound Books, 2006.
Photography by Susan A. Zerga
J E Wil
A curious deer has an exciting adventure

Worth, Bonnie. Bear In Air. Random House, 2005.
A terrific title for those just learning to read!


Ajmera, Maya and John D. Ivanko. Be My Neighbor. Charlesbridge, 2004.
j 307 Ajm
Featuring "words of wisdom" from Mr. Rogers, this is a colorful look at neighborhoods from around the globe!

We have four new Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series Titles:
Disabilities Awareness
Wilderness Survival
These can be found on our regular non-fiction shelves at: j 369.43 Boy.

Chapra, Mimi. Sparky's Bark/El ladrido de Sparky. Katherine Tegen Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Vivi Escriva
j 468 Cha
Can a dog help Lucy understand and be understood?!

Kest, Kristin, ill. 500 Palabras Nuevas Para Ti/500 Words to Grow On. Random House, 2005.
j 468 Kes
Learn some new words in Spanish and English!

Munoz, Isabel. Ahora que?/ Now What? Scholastic Inc., 2005.
Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali
j 468 Mun
When Mom asks Eric to look after Julieta trouble is likely to happen!

Wheeler, Lisa. Mammoths on the Move. Harcourt Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
j 569.67 Whe
Discover the wonders of wooly mammoths!

Tocci, Salvatore. High-Tech ID's: From Finger Scans to Voice Patterns. Franklin Watts, 2000.
j 599.94 Toc
Interested in biometrics? Check out this title!

Fridell, Ron. DNA Fingerprinting: The Ultimate Identity. Franklin Watts, 2001.
j 614.1 Fri
Find out about the importance of your unique DNA!

Lemke, Donald B. The Apollo 13 Mission. Capstone Press, 2006.
j 629.45 Lem
Check out this historic space mission in graphic novel format!

Hudson, Cheryl Willis. Construction Zone. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Photography by Richard Sobol
j 690 Hud
Discover all the tools and machines you might find at a construction site!

Patrick, Neila Skinner. Katherine Stinson Otero: High Flyer. Pelican Publishing Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Daggi Wallace
j 921 Stinson
Be inspired by this pioneering female aviator!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

And a little fiction, too!

Buckley-Archer, Linda. Gideon: The Capture. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j FIC Buc
The first title in "The Gideon Trilogy" in which twenty-first century children end up in 1763.

McCall, Josh. The Blackout Gang. Razorbill, 2006.
How will three super geniuses do well during an NYC blackout?!

Simmons, Alex and Bill McCay. The Raven League: Sherlock Holmes is Missing! Razorbill/Sleuth, 2006.
j FIC Sim
Can Archie Wiggins rescue Holmes and the entire British Empire, too?!

Stilton, Geronimo. A Christmas Tale. Scholastic, Inc., 2005.
j FIC Sti
Learn how Geronimo really feels about this winter holiday!

Stine, R.L. Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House. Delacorte Press, 2005.
j FIC Sti v.3
Find out what happens when Nicky and Tara get closer to the truth in the third title of this spooky series!

More November Non-Fiction!

Millard, Dr. Anne. Going to War in Ancient Egypt. Franklin Watts, 2000.
j 932 Mil
Discover the enemies of Egypt!

Butterfield, Moira. Going to War in Roman Times. Franklin Watts, 2000.
j 937.06 But
Would you join the legions?!

Gilbert, Adrian. Going to War in Ancient Greece. Franklin Watts, 2000.
j 938 Gil
Think you could handle warrior training at the age of seven?

Gilbert, Adrian. Going to War in World War I. Franklin Watts, 2001.
j 940.3 Gil
Trench warfare and other mucky, muddy experiences.

Hatt, Christine. World War I: 1914-1918. Franklin Watts, 2000.
j 940.3 Hat
Even more WWI information including the important documents that tell us what happened!

McGowen, Tom. The Battle of Cantigny. Children's Press, 2002.
j 940.434 McG
Learn about this messy battle towards the end of the war.

Butterfield, Moira. Going to War in World War II. Franklin Watts, 2001.
j 940.53 But
A good place to start a report on WWII.

McGowen, Tom. D-Day. Children's Press, 2004.
j 940.54 McG
Read about the bloody battles on the beaches of Normandy.

McGowen, Tom. The Attack on Pearl Harbor. Children's Press, 2002.
j 940.5426 McG
Learn about the day that brought our country into WWII.

Gravett, Christopher. Going to War in Viking Times. Franklin Watts, 2000.
j 948 Gra
Raiding and battling are among some Viking pastimes.

Whitcraft, Melissa. The Surrender at Yorktown. Children's Press, 2004.
j 973.33 Whi
Read about this very decisive battle of the American Revolutionary War!

Elish, Dan. The Battle of Gettysburg. Children's Press, 2005.
j 973.7349 Eli
Do you agree that this was the "turning point" of the Civil War?

McGowen, Tom. The Surrender at Appomattox. Children's Press, 2004.
j 973.738 McG
What happened at the end of the Civil War?

Ditchfield, Christin. The Lewis and Clark Expedition. Children's Press, 2006.
j 978 Dit
A nice introduction to this famous duo for younger readers.

Santella, Andrew. Lewis and Clark. Franklin Watts, 2001.
j 978 San
Filled with interesting photos and artifacts, this is another great title to help with a report on this pair.

Webster, Christine. The Lewis and Clark Expedition. Children's Press, 2003.
j 978 Web
Another good title, full of information, including a timeline, about Lewis and Clark.

Monday, November 06, 2006

November Non-Fiction!

Cooper, Paul. Going to War in the 18th Century. Franklin Watts, 2001.
j 355.1 Coo
Learn about tactics, weapons and the soldiers who fought in the 1700's.

Dodd, Craig. Going to War in the 19th Century. Franklin Watts, 2001.
j 355.1 Dod
Discover the turmoil of the late 1800's.

Kennedy, Mike. Basketball. Franklin Watts, 2003.
j 796.323 Ken
It is a great time of year to learn about the history of hoops!

Stewart, Mark. The Final Four. Franklin Watts, 2002.
j 796.323 Ste
Read about the culmination of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.

Stewart, Mark. The NBA Finals. Franklin Watts, 2003.
j796.323 Ste
Catch up on NBA champions from the beginning through the 2003 San Antonio Spurs.

Kennedy, Mike. Football. Franklin Watts, 2003.
j 796.332 Ken
Discover all the different positions you can play in football!

Stewart, Mark. The Super Bowl. Franklin Watts, 2002.
j 796.332 Ste
Learn about Super Bowl Champions from the 1966 Packers to the 2001 Patriots.

Kennedy, Mike. Baseball. Franklin Watts, 2003.
j 796.357 Ken
Learn the basic rules of one of America's beloved past-times!

Ditchfield, Christin. Gymnastics. Children's Press, 2000.
j 796.44 Dit
Learn about the history of this sport for the limber!

Stewart, Mark. The Daytona 500. Franklin Watts, 2002.
j 796.72 Ste
Test your knowledge on race winners!

Stewart, Mark. The Indy 500. Franklin Watts, 2003.
j 796.72 Ste
Find out something you didn't know about our great state's biggest event!

Knotts, Bob. Martial Arts. Children's Press, 2000.
j 796.8 Kno
Get a taste of judo and karate!

Martin, Marvin. Extraordinary People in Jazz. Children's Press, 2004.
j 920 Mar
From Louis Armstrong to Benny Goodman to Sarah Vaughn, check out this title to start your report on a famous jazz musician!

Masters, Nancy Robinson. Extraordinary Patriots of the United States of America. Scholastic, 2005.
j 920 Mas
Look up some outstanding Americans from Benjamin Franklin to Dolley Madison.

Tessitore, John. Extraordinary American Writers. Children's Press, 2004.
j 920 Tes
Here you will find Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Mark Twain and other fantastic American authors!

Collier, James Lincoln. The Susan B. Anthony You Never Knew. Children's Press, 2004.
j 921 Anthony, S.
Learn about the strength of Ms. Anthony and the importance of friendship in this title.

Collier, James Lincoln. The Louis Armstrong You Never Knew. Children's Press, 2004.
j 921 Armstrong, L.
Find out something new about this jazz legend!

Collier, James Lincoln. The Clara Barton You Never Knew. Children's Press, 2003.
j 921 Barton, C.
Read about the life and influences of this founder of the American Red Cross.

Brown, Jordan D. Robo World: The Story of Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal. Franklin Watts, 2005.
j 921 Breazeal, C.
Love science? Try this title about a woman who makes robots!

Collier, James Lincoln. The Frederick Douglass You Never Knew. Children's Press, 2003.
j 921 Douglass, F.
Discover how this man, integral to the abolitionist movement, grew up and broke free from slavery.

Hopping, Lorraine Jean. Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France. Franklin Watts, 2005.
j 921 France, D.
Nuts about forensics? Read about this anthropologist who works with bones all the time!

Collier, James Lincoln. The Eleanor Roosevelt You Never Knew. Children's Press, 2004.
j 921 Roosevelt, E.
Find out how important this very special lady was to the history of our country!

DeKeyser, Stacy. Sacagawea. Franklin Watts, 2004.
j 921 Sacagawea
Read about a young woman who helped Lewis and Clark on their westward journey.

Ebersole, Rene. Gorilla Mountain: The Story of Wildlife Biologist Amy Vedder. Franklin Watts, 2005.
j 921 Vedder, A.
Thinking about working with animals someday? Pick up this inspiring title!

Glimm, Adele. Gene Hunter: The Story of Neuropsychologist Nancy Wexler. Franklin Watts, 2005.
j 921 Wexler, N.
Join Dr. Wexler in the hunt to cure Huntington's Disease!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

New Biographies for Developing Readers!

Learn something about a famous person!
Try one of these titles found in j 921's:
Clara Barton by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2002.
Mary McLeod Bethune by Susan Evento, Scholastic, 2004.
Laura Bush by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2003.
Rachel Carson by Justine and Ron Fontes, Scholastic, 2005.
Cesar Chavez by Susan Eddy, Scholastic, 2003.
Roberto Clemente by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2005.
Marie Curie by Lisa Wade McCormick, Scholastic, 2006.
Amelia Earhart by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2002.
Mae Jemison by Nancy Polette, Scholastic, 2003.
Helen Keller by Sean Dolan, Scholastic, 2005.
Martin Luther King Jr. by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2002.
Nelson Mandela by Karima Grant, Scholastic, 2005.
Thurgood Marshall by Christine Taylor-Butler, Scholastic, 2006.
Florence Nightengale by Carol Alexander, Scholastic, 2004.
Ellen Ochoa by Elizabeth D. Jaffe, Scholastic, 2004.
Rosa Parks by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2007.
Pocahontas by Nancy Polette, Scholastic, 2003.
Colin Powell by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2003.
Jackie Robinson by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2002.
Betsy Ross by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2005.
Mother Theresa by Susan Eddy, Scholastic, 2003.
Harriet Tubman by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2002.
George Washington by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2002.
Laura Ingalls Wilder by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2003.
Oprah Winfrey by Wil Mara, Scholastic, 2005.

or, found in j 978's:
Lewis and Clark by Lisa Wade McCormick, Scholastic, 2006.