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Items in the Books category might be assigned on reading lists, but are not in and of themselves “educational.” Here you’ll find biographies, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and other such publications.

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  • Great Illustrated Classics: The Red Badge of Courage (Hardback)

    Great Illustrated Classics: The Red Badge of Courage (Hardback)

    $4.98

    What do you do when you are fighting against your own countrymen? Do you become a hero or a coward as you face the dark reality of war? These are some of the issues covered in this gripping story of a young boy who must make life's hard choices.

  • Great Illustrated Classics: Heidi (Hardback)

    Great Illustrated Classics: Heidi (Hardback)

    $4.25

    A young girl named Heidi must adjust to city life after living close to nature in the isolated, majestic Swiss Alps.

  • Great Illustrated Classics: Aesop's Fables (Hardback)

    Great Illustrated Classics: Aesop's Fables (Hardback)

    $4.25

    Which Aesop fable goes with the moral, "If you grasp at the shadow, you may lose the substance"? This book is full of Aesop's stories that teach important "words to live by" that have been enjoyed by children—and adults—for thousands of years. They are presented here for the enjoyment of young readers.

  • Giants of Science: Marie Curie (Hardback)

    Giants of Science: Marie Curie (Hardback)

    $5.49

    "Kathleen Krull offers a penetrating portrait of a singular genius who takes her well-deserved place in the remarkable Giants of Science series." — From the dust jacket

  • Heroes of America: Illustrated Lives: Eleanor Roosevelt (Hardback)

    Heroes of America: Illustrated Lives: Eleanor Roosevelt (Hardback)

    $2.49

    "As the busy wife of the president, Eleanor Roosevelt would meet many of the most important people in the world. She would travel everywhere. But her heart was always with those who most needed her help, in war or peace, in the cities, the farmlands, the mines and the factories, wherever people worked to make better lives for themselves and their children." — From the back cover

  • Across Five Aprils (Paperback)

    Across Five Aprils (Paperback)

    $1.49

    "This is a beautifully written book, filled with bloodshed, hate, and tears, but also with love, loyalty, and compassion, with unforgettable characters, and with ideas and implications that have meaning for young people today." — Chicago Tribune

  • Young Thomas Edison (Paperback) [MC]

    Young Thomas Edison (Paperback) [MC]

    $5.49

    Thomas Edison lost his hearing, but that didn't stop him from becoming one of the most prolific inventors modern history has ever known.

  • Jane Eyre (Complete and Unabridged Paperback)

    Jane Eyre (Complete and Unabridged Paperback)

    $1.49

    Jane Eyre is in love with Edward Rochester, and they plan to marry, but he's keeping a dark secret that threatens their relationship.

  • Treasury of Children\\\'s Classics: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Paperback)

    Treasury of Children's Classics: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Paperback)

    $3.49

    Danger and adventure await the crew of the submarine Nautilus as it makes its dive into the unexplored regions of the vast, deep ocean.

  • Treasury of Children\'s Classics: Alice\'s Adventures in Wonderland (Paperback)

    Treasury of Children's Classics: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Paperback)

    $3.49

    Alice in Wonderland. It's a classic that includes such iconic characters as the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter that the book hardly needs introduction. These characters and their grins, harried treks, and tea parties are sure to delight another generation of young readers.

  • Treasury of Children's Classics: The Call of the Wild / The Cruise of the 'Dazzler' (Paperback)

    Treasury of Children's Classics: The Call of the Wild / The Cruise of the 'Dazzler' (Paperback)

    $3.49

    Here are two of Jack London's high adventure novels: one set from the perspective of a Husky dog named Buck, and the other, from the eyes of Joe Bronson who has unwittingly joined the crew of a pirate ship.

  • Treasury of Children\\\'s Cassics: Little Women (Paperback)

    Treasury of Children's Classics: Little Women (Paperback)

    $3.49

    Louisa May Alcott's Little Women chronicles the lives of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, the March sisters who are growing up in New England. She paralleled the lives of her fictional characters with her own family, with Jo standing in as Louisa May herself.

  • A Parent's Guide to Homeschooling (Paperback)

    A Parent's Guide to Homeschooling (Paperback)

    $0.75

    "If you could only choose one guide to Home Education, Tamra B. Orr's A Parent's Guide to Homeschooling should be it." — Ashisha, Editor, Mothering Magazine

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling (Paperback)

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling (Paperback)

    $3.99

    "You're no idiot, of course. You know it's important for your kids to get a good education—and you'd love to teach them yourself, in your very own home." — From the back cover

  • How Much Is a Million? (Hardback)

    How Much Is a Million? (Hardback)

    $1.99

    Marvellosissimo the mathematical magician will help your child understand just how big a million, a billion and a trillion truly are.

  • The American Heritage Student Thesaurus (Hardback)

    The American Heritage Student Thesaurus (Hardback)

    $1.99

    "Every craft has tools that are useful, and one of the most important tools that you as a writer can use is a thesaurus." — From "You Are a Writer" (page v)

  • Scholastic Student Thesaurus (Hardback)

    Scholastic Student Thesaurus (Hardback)

    $1.99

    "Imagine a large, beautiful spiderweb. Its strands run from point to point creating intricate and fascinating patterns wherever you look. The English language is just such a web, but it is a web of words. ... The Scholastic Student Thesaurus is designed to move you around in the web of words." — From "The Web of Words" (page 6)

  • In Other Words: A Junior Thesaurus (Hardback)

    In Other Words: A Junior Thesaurus (Hardback)

    $4.29

    "As you know, your thesaurus is a source of synonyms, related words, and antonyms. It is also a source of idioms, and formal and informal words." — From "Other Uses for Your Thesaurus" (page 16)

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Hardback)

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Hardback)

    $6.99

    "How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean; and of the strange things that befell; and in what manner the Ancyent Marinere came back to his own Country." — From "Argument"

  • Treasures of the British Museum (Hardback)

    Treasures of the British Museum (Hardback)

    $6.99

    "Lavishly illustrated with 135 colour and 150 black and white photographs, this is both a valuable record of a unique institution and a fascinating keepsake for visitors." — From the dust jacket

  • Magic Eye III, Visions: A New Dimension in Art (Hardback)

    Magic Eye III, Visions: A New Dimension in Art (Hardback)

    $3.50

    "The MAGIC EYE is a remarkable visual experience that brings the art world into the computer age. Each computer-generated MAGIC EYE image contains a hidden third dimension that becomes visible to the naked eye using simple viewing techniques explained at the front of the book."—From the Front Flap

  • The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback)

    The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback)

    $2.49

    "A classic...Humorous, full of warmth and real invention." — The New Yorker

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Paperback)

    All Quiet on the Western Front (Paperback)

    $2.99

    "I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow..." — From All Quiet on the Western Front

  • The Return of the Indian (Paperback)

    The Return of the Indian (Paperback)

    $2.99

    In this exciting sequel to the award-winning The Indian in the Cupboard, Omri and Little Bear are reunited and have more exciting adventures together. This time, though, there could be very serious consequences to Omri's turning of the key to magically bring to life the Indian in the cupboard!

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