Bestselling History Books for 7 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling history books for 7 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever

by: Don LessemFranco TempestaRodolfo Coria
Release date: Oct 12, 2010
Number of Pages: 272
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In the crowded field of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10—those at the height of their enthusiasm for the prehistoric giants—complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs.
Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books—most of them about dinosaurs—teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that’s packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.
The Ultimate Dinopedia is organized by the periods that are well known to young enthusiasts: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. It includes almost every dinosaur ever discovered, and highlights 125 species that scientists know sufficiently to describe in rich detail. Special features include How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, Great Dinosaur Goofs, and much more. Every featured dino gets a fact box that delivers important information at a glance—Scientific Name, Discoverer, Place and Date of Discovery, Length, Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. This book provides—in fabulously illustrated, kid-friendly form—all the information an 8-year-old fact hound needs to lord that knowledge over parents and teachers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

2. Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

by: Melissa Sweet
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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A New York Times Bestseller

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White’s granddaughter. 

 
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Jobs & Careers

3. Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House, No. 29)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
Number of Pages: 144
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The Magic Tree House series has become a staple for inspiring kids to read. Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to create a longer, more in-depth story featuring the characters kids have come to love. The result is magical: a fast-paced but detailed, easy-to-read story. Jack and Annie go on a quest to save Camelot, a quest that will prove to a beleaguered King Arthur that children and imagination really can make a difference.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

4. DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

by: Brandon T. Snider
Release date: Jul 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 208
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From AQUAMAN to ZATANNA, DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide is you’re A-Z guide to your favorite DC heroes and villains! This compact, informative guide takes you alphabetically through the heroic and villainous characters that make up the DC Universe, shedding new light on your favorite heroes such as SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, but also covering lesser-known characters, including CAPTAIN BOOMERANG and THE QUESTION. Learn more fascinating details about their powers, weaknesses, enemies, and more!

All characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes

5. I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Feb 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 112
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Could an entire city really burn to the ground?

Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode.

An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar! Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?

Lauren Tarshis brings history’s most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

6. LEGO Pop-Up

by: Matthew Reinhart
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 10
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Dive into LEGO(R) excitement with this spectacular pop-up book from New York Times best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart. Part storybook, part comic strip, and all fun, LEGO Pop-Up tells the LEGO story with equal amounts of facts, laughs, and adventure using pop-ups, pull tabs, turning wheels, and more! With paper construction featuring LEGO Creator, Ninjago, City, Space, Castle, and other LEGO favorites, this “fun-formative” book will be a delight for both LEGO and pop-up fans alike.
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Children’s Books > Humor > General

7. Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: May 24, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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Next stop for the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series? The World Cup in Mexico City!
 
Goal! Jack and Annie have tickets to one of the most exciting soccer games ever—the 1970 World Cup! They are sure the famous soccer player Pelé will tell them a “secret of greatness.” The game is nonstop action and the stands are packed. But how will they find Pelé in a crowd of 100,000 soccer fans? Have they failed their mission? Or will the answer come when they least expect it?
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

8. I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 176
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REAL KIDS. REAL DISASTERS.

From the author of the New York Times bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters.

From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction — and, against all odds, survival.

Read their incredible stories:
The Children’s Blizzard,  1888
The Titanic Disaster, 1912
The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919
The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
The Henryville Tornado, 2012

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Children’s Books > History > Modern

9. Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1)

by: Kate MessnerKelley McMorris
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Meet Ranger! He’s a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!

Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can’t officially pass the test because he’s always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam’s family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger’s help more than they realize!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

10. . . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

by: Ann McGovernAnna DiVito
Release date: Nov 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 80
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A different time…a different place…What if you were there?

If you sailed on the Mayflower
–What could you take with you?
–How would you keep clean?
–What would you do when you first got to shoer?

Get ready to go back in time to 1620 to discover what it was like to sail the Mayflower!

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Children’s Books > History > United States

11. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 144
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

A spirited holiday mission!

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they must help Charles Dickens. But the famous author has everything he could possibly want. How are they supposed to help him? It’s not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. Jack and Annie will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts!—to save the great writer.
 
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Europe

12. Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Jun 23, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Jack and Annie are diving into danger when the magic tree house whisks them away to shark-infested waters in this NEW adventure in the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series!
 
It’s a dream vacation for Jack and Annie—or is it?
 
When Teddy, a young sorcerer, offers to send Jack and Annie on a dream vacation, they can’t wait to go. The brother-and-sister pair wish for a trip to a beach paradise, and the magic tree house whisks them off to the coast of Mexico. Everything starts out perfectly as they raft around a coral reef. But then a hungry shark attacks! And their dream vacation turns into a nightmare!
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

13. Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Pack your snowshoes! The magic tree house is taking Jack and Annie to Alaska in this NEW adventure in the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series!
 
The magic tree house has returned and it’s taking Jack and Annie back in time to Alaska, 1925. There they meet Balto, a jet-black Siberian husky destined to save victims of the diphtheria epidemic. But the trail isn’t easy, and Balto is going to need Jack and Annie’s help!
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

14. I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Feb 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 112
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The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . .

It’s 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they’ve found a new home. Best of all, they don’t have to find their way north alone-they’re marching with the army.

But then orders come through: The men are called to battle in Pennsylvania. Thomas has made it so far . . . but does he have what it takes to survive Gettysburg?

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Military & Wars

15. World War I: The Definitive Visual History

by: R.G. Grant
Release date: Apr 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 360
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2014 marks the centennial of the start of World War I — DK will mark the occasion with the publication of World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, a vividly illustrated, in-depth account of the Great War.

Written by historian R. G. Grant, and created by DK’s award-winning editorial and design team, World War I charts the developments of the war from a global perspective. Using illustrated timelines, detailed maps, and personal accounts, readers will see the oft-studied war in a new light. Key episodes are set clearly in the wider context of the conflict, in-depth profiles look at the key generals and political leaders, and full-color photo galleries showcase the weapons, inventions, and new technologies that altered the course of history.

A vivid portrait of the confrontation on land, sea, and sky, World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide offers readers a bold and thoughtful new look at this complex and explosive moment in history.

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16. Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Oct 11, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
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The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series sends Jack and Annie on a chilling rescue mission!

Merlin the magician and Morgan le Fay have disappeared, and in order to find them, Jack and Annie journey with their friends Teddy and Kathleen to the Land-Behind-the-Clouds, a frozen kingdom of ice and snow. There they must overcome their fears and solve the Ice Wizard’s riddle, because if Jack and Annie don’t complete their mission in time, Merlin and Morgan will disappear forever!

Magic Tree House books are New York Times bestsellers. The series’ irresistible mix of magic, myth, history, and mystery has inspired a love of reading in countless children all over the world. Find out why with Winter of the Ice Wizard!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

17. I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Mar 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 112
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The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page!

Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco — not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he’s free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.

But early one spring morning, everything changes. Leo’s world is shaken — literally — and he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?

The I SURVIVED series continues with another thrilling story of a boy caught in one of history’s most terrifying disasters!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

18. I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived #9)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Feb 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 112
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In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive…

In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis — and fight back?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

19. Total Tractor!

by: DK
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Kids who like trucks and tractors will love Total Tractor! a fun, colorful guide to farm machines, tractors, and things that go. Younger readers and even pre-readers have lots to explore in Total Tractor! thanks to detailed photography of a huge variety of tractors: from cool classics to gleaming modern machines. Color images capture all the details of the tractors, and driver’s-eye view lets your child peek inside the tractors. Readers and parents can dip into Total Tractor! for a quick view of the material, or flip through the pages of this comprehensive book. With Total Tractor! there’s always something new to discover!
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Farming & Agriculture

20. Danger in Ancient Rome (Ranger in Time #2)

by: Kate MessnerKelley McMorris
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, is back for the second book in Kate Messner’s new chapter book series. This time, he’s off to save the day in ancient Rome!

Ranger is a golden retriever who has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. In this adventure, Ranger travels to the Colosseum in ancient Rome, where there are gladiator fights and wild animal hunts! Ranger befriends Marcus, a young boy Ranger saves from a runaway lion, and Quintus, a new volunteer gladiator who must prove himself in the arena. Can Ranger help Marcus and Quintus escape the brutal world of the Colosseum?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

21. I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 112
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The disaster felt around the world . . .

Visiting his dad’s hometown in Japan four months after his father’s death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle’s house. Then the ocean waters rise and Ben and his family are swept away-and pulled apart-by a terrible tsunami.

Now Ben is alone, stranded in a strange country a million miles from home. Can he fight hard enough to survive one of the most epic disasters of all time?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

22. Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve (Magic Tree House, No. 30)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Jul 27, 2010
Number of Pages: 144
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The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates Halloween with this scarily affordable paperback!

Jack and Annie have traveled all over the world in their magic tree house. But they’ve never been anywhere like this. In the distance, a haunted castle looms dark against the light of the moon. No candles burn in its windows. No laughter rings through its halls.

What has happened to the castle and the people who lived there? Merlin the magician asks Jack and Annie to find out. But are they brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and step through the creaking doors? And are they smart enough to solve the mystery of how the castle became haunted?

Find out in a story packed to the margins with magic, history, and adventure!

First published in hardcover in 2003, Jack and Annie’s spooky Halloween adventure is finally available in paperback. And—only in the paperback edition—the book now includes a creepy Halloween recipe, a fun puzzle, and a preview of the next book in the series!

Magic Tree House books are New York Times bestsellers. They are known all around the world as books that inspire reading. Find out why with Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve!

And don’t forget to visit http://www.magictreehouse.com.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

23. Fly Guy Presents: The White House (Scholastic Reader, Level 2)

by: Tedd Arnold
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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It’s time for a field trip! Fly Guy and Buzz are going to the White House. With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly, full-bleed photographs throughout, young readers will love learning about the presidents and their famous house.

Award-winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold really brings nonfiction to life for beginning readers! And this book has eye-catching holographic foil on the front cover!

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Children’s Books > History > United States

24. The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)

by: Judy DonnellyKeith Kohler
Release date: Apr 12, 1987
Number of Pages: 48
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Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. 
Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world’s most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it’s remains many years later. 
Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs.
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Children’s Books > History > Exploration & Discovery

25. Hungry Plants (Step-into-Reading, Step 4)

by: Mary BattenPaul Mirocha
Release date: Feb 24, 2004
Number of Pages: 48
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This book offers readers a bug’s-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the “jaws” of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate tentacles entrap its prey, the unique anatomy and behaviors of meat-eating plants are detailed with clear, engaging text and art.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

26. The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting (Williamson Kids Can! Series)

by: BreenMarkFriestadKathleenMichael Kline
Release date: Aug 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 144
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With experiments, observations and activities children ages seven to thirteen will learn to predict the weather by understanding the science behind it. From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons to our changing seasons, weather forecasting is a year-round, practical science that children will have fun learning about.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Weather

27. Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)

by: Christina Wilsdon
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 272
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From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects of our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our ocean and its creatures are also presented along with what people are doing to keep it pristine for generations to come.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

28. Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time #3)

by: Kate MessnerKelley McMorris
Release date: Dec 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training. In this adventure, he goes to a Maryland plantation during the days of American slavery, where he meets a young girl named Sarah. When she learns that the owner has plans to sell her little brother, Jesse, to a plantation in the Deep South, it means they could be separated forever. Sarah takes their future into her own hands and decides there’s only one way to run — north.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

29. COIN COLLECTING FOR KIDS

by: Steve OtfinoskiJack Graham
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 12
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Kids take a tour of a mint and explore the history of money in this perfect introduction to the facinating and rewarding hobby of coin collecting. This edition also includes gatefolds designed to accommodate the entire $1 Presidential Coins collection and Westward Journey nickel series, along with all 50 statehood quarters. Coin slots on each page of this colorful book and coin album challenge kids to seek out both old and new coins to start their own collection and develop a lifelong love of coin collecting.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

30. Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5)

by: Judy Donnelly
Release date: May 06, 1989
Number of Pages: 48
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Illus. in full color & full-color photos. “The story of Apollo II‘s historic flight, from lift-off, through ‘The Eagle has landed,’ to splashdown and quarantine. Donnelly does a good job of setting the stage with chapters on the history of the idea of flight to the moon, astronaut selection and training, and look at the flight’s effect on people in general.”–School Library Journal.  
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Exploration & Discoveries

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