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Brallier, Jess M
Jerome, Kate Boehm
Spinner, Stephanie
Fradin, Dennis B
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Sutherland, Tui, 1978
Thompson, Gare
Kramer, Sydelle
Prince, April Jones
Hopkinson, Deborah
Holub, Joan
Edwards, Roberta
Milton, Joyce
Mannis, Celeste Davidson
Edgers, Geoff
Abramson, Ann
Pascal, Janet B
Bader, Bonnie, 1961
Waldron, Ann
Kelley, True
Stewart, Whitney, 1959
Pollack, Pam
O'Connor, Jim
Stine, Megan
Herman, Gail, 1959
Buckley, James
Fabiny, Sarah
Demuth, Patricia
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963
Anderson, Kirsten, 1969
Gigliotti, Jim
Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971
Medina, Nico, 1982
Frith, Margaret
Burgan, Michael
Kinney, Patrick
Brown, Dinah
Labrecque, Ellen
Reed, Avery
Morgan, Ellen, 1970
Anderson, Kirsten
Anastasio, Dina
Sabol, Stephanie
Alexander, Heather, 1967
Waterfield, Kathryn
O'Connor, Jane
Yacka, Douglas
Ellison, Katie
MacCarry, Noel
Elling, Brian
Bisantz, Kate
Smith, Sherri L
Kramer, Barbara
Payne, M. D. (Matthew D.), 1978
Bailey, Diane, 1966
Leonard, Jill
Shaffer, Jody Jensen
Grinapol, Corinne
Gurevich, Margaret
Loh, Stefanie
Stabler, David
 
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Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia? This well-told biography is full of the details of Houdini's life that kids will really want to know about!
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The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was ...? series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides...
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