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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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  • Historic Vehicles and Their Builders (Paperback)

    Historic Vehicles and Their Builders (Paperback)

    $1.50

    "On the following pages appears the brief story of the historic vehicles on display in the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and the craftsmen and business men who produced them." — Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Operated by the Hafer Foundation

  • Drood (Paperback)

    Drood (Paperback)

    $5.99

    "Drood keeps the reader perpetually off balance until the last sentence." — Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle

  • Hellbound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History (Paperback)

    Hellbound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History (Paperback)

    $5.79

    "[Sides] masterfully re-creates the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. ... Though the outcome is clear, we are nonetheless rapt—and then devastated." — Time Out New York

  • America A.D. 1000: The Land and the Legends (Hardback)

    America A.D. 1000: The Land and the Legends (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "Imagine a time when time itself was a mystery. The movement of the heavens was the only calendar, and time was a sacred force of nature: A.D. 1000. The only clues we have to that era come from archaeologists, anthropologists, oral traditions, and myths." — Back Cover

  • My Side of the Mountain (Paperback)

    My Side of the Mountain (Paperback)

    $3.59

    "An extraordinary book ... it will be read year after year." — The Horn Book

  • The Mighty Aztecs (Hardback)

    The Mighty Aztecs (Hardback)

    $3.99

    "In searching out the Aztec past, Gene Stuart brings touches of human and humanity to their story. The Aztecs enjoyed a deep appreciation of poetry, art, flowers, and song." — National Geographic Society, Publisher

  • The Protestant Reformation: Major Documents (Paperback)

    The Protestant Reformation: Major Documents (Paperback)

    $6.99

    "In this book the reader will find a series of statements made between the years 1501 and 1559, illustrating the ideas, beliefs, and sometimes the fates, of men and women who had come to share a profound discontent with the church as it then existed and a positive determination to put new strength into the life of the spirit." — Robert Lee Wolff, Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University, in the Foreword

  • Cultural Atlas for Young People: The Middle Ages (Hardback)

    Cultural Atlas for Young People: The Middle Ages (Hardback)

    $12.95

    "Our story is arranged in double-page spreads, so you can read the book from beginning to end, or just dip into it to learn about a specific topic." — Mike Corbishley, Author

  • Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Paperback)

    Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Paperback)

    $3.99

    "This marvelous book recreates the building of a French Gothic cathedral, from the hewing down of half of a forest to the placement of the ast sheet of lead on the spire. Macaulay uses voluminous knowledge and pen-and-ink sketches, accompanied by a brief, clear narrative ... By changing his viewpoint, he powerfully conveys the immense rook-filled heights of the cathedral." — Time Magazine

  • Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books: Renaissance (Hardback)

    Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books: Renaissance (Hardback)

    $17.95

    "Here is a beautiful, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to understanding the Renaissance." — Dorling Kindersley, Publisher

  • Signing for Kids (Paperback)

    Signing for Kids (Paperback)

    $5.59

    "Now kids can learn to communicate in American Sign Language too!" — Perigee Books, Publisher

  • The Usborne Introduction to Art: In Association with The National Gallery, London: Internet Linked (Hardback)

    The Usborne Introduction to Art: In Association with The National Gallery, London: Internet Linked (Hardback)

    $13.97

    "This introduction works on its own as an outstanding reference book without using the Internet at all." — Back Cover

  • Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Rome (Hardback)

    Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Rome (Hardback)

    $12.95

    "This book is about the Romans. It will enable you to step back two thousand years and look into their world—a world that was strikingly different from our own. The Roman Empire at its height included many nations; all were proud to call themselves Romans and all were encouraged to use the standard language, Latin." — Facts on File, Inc., Publisher

  • How the Bible Came to Us: The Story of the Book that Changed the World (Paperback)

    How the Bible Came to Us: The Story of the Book that Changed the World (Paperback)

    $5.95

    "Find out for yourself the exciting adventure story of the book that changed the world — and still changes people's lives today." — Lion Children's Books, Publisher

  • The Lion Storyteller Bible: A New Retelling Especially for Reading Aloud (Hardback)

    The Lion Storyteller Bible: A New Retelling Especially for Reading Aloud (Hardback)

    $12.99

    "For thousands of years the stories in the Bible have been passed on from generation to generation. This new retelling of many well-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments is ideal for reading aloud to children today." — A Lion Book, Publisher

  • The Handy Geography Answer Book (Paperback)

    The Handy Geography Answer Book (Paperback)

    $5.99

    "There are two kinds of people: those who can fold the map, and those who can't. Until now, no book could satisfy the need for current information demanded from geography lovers, as well as offer all the amazing trivia in a format that even geography haters can't resist." — Visible Ink Press, Publisher

  • Teddy´s Button (Paperback)

    Teddy's Button (Paperback)

    $1.99

    "The story of courage, conflicting emotion, and personal growth. As a timeless character building classic, the Moores have recommended it to thousands of students." — Moore Academy

  • Masters of Art: Leonardo Da Vinci: Artist, Inventor and Scientist of the Renaissance (Hardback)

    Masters of Art: Leonardo Da Vinci: Artist, Inventor and Scientist of the Renaissance (Hardback)

    $10.99

    "The Renaissance was a watershed for European artistic and scientific accomplishments, and Da Vinci led the way. He exemplified a new perspective, seeking to explore and control the forces of nature, and extending the frontiers of human knowledge. This book investigates his training in the Florentine workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio; his great paintings; his work as a sculptor, engineer, architect, and scientist." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher

  • Masters of Art: Giotto and Medieval Art: The Lives and Works of the Medieval Artists (Hardback)

    Masters of Art: Giotto and Medieval Art: The Lives and Works of the Medieval Artists (Hardback)

    $11.99

    "This book follows Giotto's entire career, beginning with his training in Florence in the workshop of Cimabue, and introduces and illustrates the artists, works, and creative techniques of 14th century Italy." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher

  • Reader\\\\\\\'s Digest: How in the World? (Hardback)

    Reader's Digest: How in the World? (Hardback)

    $4.49

    "How does the sun turn city lights on? ... How is fragrance captured from flowers? ... How are secrets sent by codes and ciphers? ... How do film makers create special effects? ... and hundreds of other simple explanations to the world's man-made miracles." — The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Publisher

  • Student Thesaurus (Paperback)

    Student Thesaurus (Paperback)

    $1.39

    "Here is a treasure-trove of words that will make your writing sparkle! Over 2000 entries will help you pick the word you want so you can say exactly what you mean." — Troll Associates, Publisher

  • Scholastic Children\'s Dictionary (Hardback)

    Scholastic Children's Dictionary (Hardback)

    $3.99

    "The Scholastic Children's Dictionary is a dictionary that both children and parents will love." — Scholastic Reference, Publisher

  • When Coal Was King: Mining Pennsylvania\'s Anthracite in Picture and Story in the Land of the Mollie Maguires (Paperback)

    When Coal Was King: Mining Pennsylvania's Anthracite in Picture and Story in the Land of the Mollie Maguires (Paperback)

    $1.35

    "While this book tells the story of the early development and takes the reader through the hey-day of mining in the Anthracite Region, it should be noted that coal mining in the area is still of great economic importance. ... While coal is no longer 'King,' vast wealth still remains to be 'harvested' in this region, happily without the strife and danger of the days of the mule, the mine patch, and the breaker boys." — Louis Poliniak, Author

  • The Usborne Young Scientist Archaeology (Paperback)

    The Usborne Young Scientist Archaeology (Paperback)

    $4.87

    "Archaeology is about building up a picture of how people lived in the past from the clues they have left behind." — Barbara Cork and Struan Reid, Authors

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