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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Nicolas Sidjakov

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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Marie Hall Ets

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The Writings of Former President Richard Nixon

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James Thurber's Life and Work

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Legendary Nobel Laureate: Harold Pinter

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Anne Rice, Grand Dame of Gothic Fiction

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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Marcia Brown

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Raymond Benson, the First American Writer of James Bond

How Jesse James Became an American Myth

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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Ludwig Bemelmans

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The Birth of the Harry Potter Phenomenon

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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Lynd Ward

Zelda Fitzgerald's Fascinating Novel

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Five Interesting Books About the Moon Landing

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Making History: A Tribute to John Glenn

Famous Astronauts and Their Lives After NASA

Collecting Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas

Gerald Ford, President by Accident

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Famous Authors and Their Pseudonyms (Part One)

O.J. Simpson's If I Did It: The Road to Publication

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Famous Authors Who Wrote Only One Novel

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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Nicolas Mordvinoff

Boris Pasternak, Thwarted Nobel Laureate

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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Katherine Milhous

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The Wonderful Adaptations of Oz

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