History, Biolgraphies & Social Studies

Browse this selection of non-fiction books for readers of all ages below.

We The People: The United States Constitution Explored and Explained Cover Image
By Aura Lewis, Evan Sargent, Aura Lewis (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780711254046
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - July 1st, 2020

* 2021 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book *
* 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books *


“An enlightening addition to upper elementary and middle school collections for its in-depth look at the Constitution and the U.S. government.” – School Library Journal

See the U.S.


Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids) Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (By (artist))
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

"A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best." – Entertainment Weekly

If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty.

Have you seen her?

She's in New York.
She's holding a torch.
And she's in mid-stride, moving forward.
But why?

In this fascinating and fun take on no


Stay Curious!: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399550287
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A picture-book biography about science superstar Stephen Hawking, whose visionary mind revolutionized our concept of reality and whose struggle with ALS inspired millions. Perfect for parents and teachers looking to instill curiosity and a love for STEM.


When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728790
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 25th, 2018

Eleanor Roosevelt’s book on citizenship for young people now revised and updated for a contemporary audience.


I Am Alexander Hamilton (Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593096352
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - June 30th, 2020

A leveled Reader based on an episode from the PBS KIDS animated television series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum starring Alexander Hamilton.


Yellowstone: Ready-to-Read Level 1 (Wonders of America) Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, John Wallace (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781416954040
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Published: Simon Spotlight - April 22nd, 2008

Visit Yellowstone National Park as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country’s greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read.

Bubbling mud puddles, shooting steam, and majestic bison make Yellowstone National Park—the world’s first national park—a magical place to visit!


I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780735228733
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Published: Dial Books - November 13th, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the sixteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.


Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter Cover Image
By Bethany Hegedus, Kyung Eun Han (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062643780
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

The first picture book about the inspiring life of humanitarian Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and a Nobel Prize winner—from Alabama Spitfire author Bethany Hegedus. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6.


Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728213569
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - April 7th, 2020

Meet Marie Curie. Famous physicist, chemist, and... superhero?

What if superheroes didn't have supernatural powers but instead were humans with amazing brain power? What if superheroes were scientists?


Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719524
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

Celebrate Pride every day with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement, from the author of the acclaimed Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.


The Story of Barack Obama: A Biography Book for New Readers Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781647391058
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Published: Rockridge Press - July 28th, 2020

Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Barack Obama-a story about hope, change, and breaking down barriers


The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers Cover Image
By Katz
$6.99
ISBN: 9781646118731
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Published: Rockridge Press - May 19th, 2020

Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Jane Goodall―a story about curiosity, passion, and saving animals


Big Ideas For Young Thinkers: 20 questions about life and the universe Cover Image
By Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
$23.99
ISBN: 9780711258358
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - March 3rd, 2020

The book for inquisitive children with big ideas and busy brains.

Studies show that children ask caregivers 300 questions a day...

This book teaches children to train their busy brains and think outside the box. Get lost for hours exploring puzzling questions that have stumped thinkers for years.


I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present Cover Image
By Cerrie Burnell, Lauren Mark Baldo (Illustrator)
$23.99
ISBN: 9780711247451
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - July 7th, 2020

* 2021 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book

“An inclusive and upbeat collection ideal for classrooms and libraries.” – School Library Journal

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists with disabilities, from past and present.


Stand Up, Stand Out!: 25 Rebel Heroes Who Stood Up for Their Beliefs - And How They Could Inspire You Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781783124237
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Published: Carlton Kids - March 3rd, 2020

Meet 25 of the most inspiring humans of all time These rebels stood up for what they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame impossible obstacles.


The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780698116474
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Published: Puffin Books - September 28th, 1998

"A thoughtful collection that eloquently bears out the theme of unity of all creatures." —School Library Journal


What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781773213286
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Published: Annick Press - November 12th, 2019

There is no death. Only a change of worlds."
--Chief Seattle Seatlh], Suquamish Chief


For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters Cover Image
By Jeff Foster, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator), Yolanda Renee King (Foreword by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338643084
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about how the government really works with this accessible, highly designed and illustrated handbook from Marjory Stoneman Douglas AP government teacher Jeff Foster.

Now more than ever, it's so important for everyone to understand our government: where it came from, how it works, and how we can bring about change.


The Presidents: Portraits of History Cover Image
By Leah Tinari, Leah Tinari (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534418578
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Published: Aladdin - October 29th, 2019

Acclaimed artist and author of Limitless Leah Tinari offers a spectacular collection of portraits that celebrate the iconic and inspirational presidents of the United States.

Fine artist Leah Tinari, turns her formidable and singular talents to the presidents of the United States.


History Smashers: The Mayflower Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593120316
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Smash the stories behind famous moments in history and expose the hidden truth. Perfect for fans of I Survived and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.

In 1620, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and made friends with Wampanoag people who gave them corn. RIGHT?


World War II (Blast Back!) Cover Image
By Nancy Ohlin, Roger Simó (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499802757
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Published: little bee books - August 30th, 2016

Get ready to blast back to World War II and discover what life was like during that time!

Discover what life was like throughout the world during World War II. This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time.


Ancient Egypt (Blast Back!) Cover Image
By Nancy Ohlin, Adam Larkum (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781499801163
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Published: little bee books - April 5th, 2016

Blast back to ancient Egypt in is this new nonfiction series and discover what it would have been like to live there!

When people talk about ancient Egypt, things like mummies and pyramids may come to mind. But what was ancient Egypt really like?


History's Mysteries: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles From the Past Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426328718
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 17th, 2017

Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Sherri L. Smith, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780399541940
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 7th, 2018

It's up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American military pilots who helped the United States win World War II.


What Were the Roaring Twenties? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Michele Mortlock, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786380
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 16th, 2018

Flappers, flag-pole sitting, and the Ford Model T--these are just a few of the things that instantly conjure up a unique era--the Roaring Twenties.


What Is LEGO? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Jim O'Connor, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593092941
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 5th, 2020

Find out how these fun, stackable blocks became the most popular toys in the world.


Where Is Broadway? (Where Is?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786502
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 30th, 2019

Take your seats, because Where Is Broadway? is ready to take center stage!


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250073495
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Published: Square Fish - January 3rd, 2017

An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin.

A National Book Award Finalist
A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250180834
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Published: Square Fish - September 24th, 2019

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War is New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth.

“Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)