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Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Sally M. Walker (2015), 40 pages
Illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction
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A soldier bought a bear in Winnipeg and called it Winnie. She became his regiment's mascot. Winnie slept for a time under his bed and was raised as a gentle, friendly pet. Winnie eventually went to live at the London Zoo. The soldier, who had become a veterinarian in order to work with horses in WWI, went to war. Winnie became famous and children were allowed to be photographed with her at the zoo.
Similar authors: Lindsay Mattick
Similar books: Finding Winnie
Awards nominated: 2017 Monarch Nominee
Reviewed by: Rosario
Date read: 4/19/2016
ISBN-10: 0805097155
ISBN-13: 9780805097153
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Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

Rosalyn Schanzer (2011), 144 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction
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This Sibert Award winning book takes a look at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. It details the events chronologically and we learn about all the characters: the accused, the accusers and the judges, as well as the puritan mindset that made all the outrageous accusations believable. As we are informed in the preface: 'Anyone could be a witch ' your own mother or father, your best friend, your tiny baby brother, or even your dog. And you might never know who was in league with the Devil until it was too late.' With stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations and powerful quotations direct from the trial transcripts, this is an historical non-fiction book that is as riveting as a novel.
Awards won: Robert F Sibert Informational Medal 2012
Reviewed by: jcooper
Date read: 2/21/2013
ISBN-10: 1426308701
ISBN-13: 9781426308703
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Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison

Don Brown (2010), 32 pages
Illustrated by Don Brown
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Biography, Historical, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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Tom Edison was always into something. In the book, 'Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison' by Don Brown you get to know Thomas as a young boy in Michigan up until his invention of the light bulb in 1879. Thomas Edison's thirst for knowledge, adventurous spirit, and his nack for getting into mischief led him on an amazing journey of discoveries.
Similar authors: David A. Adler; Haydn Middleton; Ellen Dolan
Similar books: A Picture Book of Thomas Ava Edison by David A. Adler; Thomas Edison: Inventor, Scientist, and Genius by Lori Mortensen; Hurray for Inventors by Marcia Williams; Inventions: Inventors and Ingenious Ideas by Peter Turvey; Brainstorm: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker; 10 Inventors who Changed the World by Clive Gifford
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/23/2010
ISBN-10: 0547194870
ISBN-13: 9780547194875
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Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

Kathleen Krull (2004), 32 pages
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Biography, Books about Girls, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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'A Woman For President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull' by Kathleen Krull is a young reader's biography of a woman who played an important role in the women's right movement in America. Victoria Woodhull grew up in America during the mid-1800's when women were denied many fundamental rights. Women were not allowed to go to college, to vote, or to independently own property. Victoria Woodhull set out to change this. Through hard work, perserverance, and courage, she took on the established male-dominated institutions of the day. Learn how Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated for the Office of President of the United States.
Similar authors: Deborah Hopkinson; Cynthia Salisbury; Lynn Plourde; Dale Anderson
Similar books: Presenting Paula Danziger by Kathleen Krull; Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels by Kathleen Krull; Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull; Women Suffragists by Kiana Star Helmer; Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States by Sheila Keenan; Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/19/2010
ISBN-10: 0802789080
ISBN-13: 9780802789082
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Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills

Julia Cummins (2008), 48 pages
Illustrated by Cheryl Harness
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Adventure, Biography, Books about Girls, Historical, Nonfiction
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Think danger and thrills are just for boys? Think again! This book tells the stories of 10 remarkable women who dared to attempt courageous feats. Read about Annie Edson Taylor, who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or Zazel, the woman who was shot out of a cannon. Ever heard of Sonora Webster Carver? They made the movie 'Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken' about her. She dove off a diving tower sixty feet in the air into a tank of water that wasn't that big. And she did it on the back of a horse. And she was blind. So if you're looking for a little excitement, read this book and find out what amazing things fearless women can really do.
Similar authors: Chris Van Allsburg; Tanya Lee Stone; Karen T. Ford; Susan Hughes; Annie Wallace Sharp
Similar books: Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg; Daring Pirate Women by Anne Wallace Sharp; No Girls Allowed by Susan Hughes; Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone; Stealing Secrets by Donald H. Winkler; Daring Women of the Civil War by Carin T. Ford
Reviewed by: lauraf
Date read: 5/9/2012
ISBN-10: 0525479481
ISBN-13: 9780525479482
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