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The Stolen Smile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605656

In a new edition of their second collaboration, author J. Patrick Lewis and illustrator Gary Kelley take readers back to 1911 -- to the city Paris, where history's most famous portrait, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, has gone missing from the Louvre Museum. As France laments the loss of its most treasured masterpiece, a zealous Italian watches with amusement, for he alone knows the truth behind the mystery of the vanished lady with the peculiar smile. Lewis's words, narrated by the proud thief himself, tell the spirited tale, while Kelley's illustrations masterfully depict each turn of the unfolding drama. Based on true events, The Stolen Smile is the story of a hopeful hero and one painting's powerful spell.

Mocha Dick

Brian Heinz (author), Randall Enos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604994

Believed to have been active from 1810 to 1859, Mocha Dick was infamous for the ferocity of his retaliations against those who attempted to capture him. From the first recorded encounter near the South American island of Mocha till the fatal harpoon blow, the sperm whale was a legend in his own time. In language befitting a sea lore, author Brian Heinz describes characteristic episodes of the great whale’s life, as illustrator Randall Enos animates the tale in a textured style evocative of scrimshaw. Narrative nonfiction with back matter resources.

Mongols

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603133

A simple introduction to the Central Asian warriors known as Mongols, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through their descendants.

Vikings

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603140

A simple introduction to the Scandinavian warriors known as Vikings, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through books and films.

Barbarians

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603119

A simple introduction to the European warriors known as barbarians, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through video games and films.

Lineup for Yesterday

Ogden Nash (author) C. F. Payne (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602419

Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith Ogden Nash paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.

Volleyball

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003514

Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to volleyball, the sport known for its courts and high nets. Also included is a biographical story about professional volleyball player Zhu Ting.

Soccer

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003491

Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to soccer, the sport known for its patterned balls and goals. Also included is a biographical story about professional soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spies in the SIS

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606660

An early reader’s guide to SIS spies, introducing British espionage history, famous agents such as Tommy Yeo-Thomas, skills such as code making, and the dangers all spies face.

Football

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003484

Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to football, the sport known for its goalposts and end zones. Also included is a biographical story about professional football player Tom Brady.

Baseball

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003460

Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to baseball, the sport known for its bats and bases. Also included is a biographical story about professional baseball player Ichiro Suzuki.

Spies in the Mossad

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606653

An early reader’s guide to Mossad spies, introducing Israeli espionage history, famous agents such as Cheryl Bentov, skills such as tailing, and the dangers all spies face.

Spies in the CIA

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606639

An early reader’s guide to CIA spies, introducing American espionage history, famous agents such as Aldrich Ames, technology such as spy satellites, and the dangers all spies face.

Tennis

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003507

Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to tennis, the sport known for its low nets and rackets. Also included is a biographical story about professional tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.

Basketball

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003477

Get the ball rolling with this high-interest introduction to basketball, the sport known for its hoops and orange balls. Also included is a biographical story about professional basketball player and coach Becky Hammon.

The Alamo

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002401

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Alamo, one of Texas's most well-known landmarks.

The Gateway Arch

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002425

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Gateway Arch, one of Missouri’s most well-known landmarks.

Washington Monument

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002470

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Washington Monument, one of Washington D.C.’s most well-known landmarks.

Hoover Dam

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002449

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Hoover Dam, one of Nevada’s most well-known landmarks.

Golden Gate Bridge

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002432

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of California’s most well-known landmarks.

Space Needle

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002463

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Space Needle, one of Washington’s most well-known landmarks.

Empire State Building

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002418

Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Empire State Building, one of New York City’s most well-known landmarks.

Rome

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002333

This cultural overview of ancient Rome situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Colosseum.

Greece

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002326

This cultural overview of ancient Greece situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Parthenon.

Aztec Empire

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002296

This cultural overview of the Aztec Empire situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Templo Mayor.