Friday, November 8, 2013

Display - Heroes

By Pete Salmansohn
Profiles adults and children working in six habitats around the world to save wild birds, some of which are on the brink of extinction.

By Phyllis M. Stanley
A collective biography of ten American environmentalists, including Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Carson, Sylvia Earle, and George Washington Carver.

Peaceful Heroes
By Jonah Winter
Presents a tribute to fourteen people that risked their lives to help others and make the world a better place.

By Ken Mochizuki
Japanese American Donnie, whose playmates insist he be the "bad guy" in their war games, calls on his reluctant father and uncle to help him get away from that role.
By Brad Meltzer
Collects the stories of fifty-five extraordinary heroes and ideal role models for girls, including Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Theodore Roosevelt, and the passengers of United Flight 93.
 By David K. Fremon
Details the efforts of people who risked their own lives to save thousands of Jews and others from Nazi persecution.

Especially Heroes
By Virginia Kroll
After talking about heroes and martyrs at school, a young girl gets a first-hand look at heroism when her father and several others protect their neighbor from a group of racists.

American Heroes
By Marfe Ferguson Delano
American Heroes is an anthology of 50 biographical portraits of key American figures--people whose heroism has in some way shaped American society.
By Chad S. Hawkins

By Sarah Wilson
The residents of Sesame Street discover that heroes are found in every place, every day. Sometimes they are firefighters and police officers, whose jobs are heroic in nature. And sometimes they are your neighbors down the street who do favors, large and small, that make life a little better for everyone. This is a reassuring story that reminds us that there are all sorts of heroes, whether they be a teacher, a parent, or a friend-and that you don't always have to brave great danger to be someone's hero.

Heroes of the Day
By Nancy Louis
Describes the actions of emergency telephone operators, police officers, firefighters, trained dogs, and individual citizens who helped in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Police Dog Heroes
 By Linda Bozzo
"Do you want to catch the bad guy?" Officer Shawn Meade asks his K-9 Lucky that question when they're on duty. It takes a special dog to be a police dog. Read about the history, training, what being on the job is like for a K-9, and what happens when the dog retires. Police dogs truly are heroes.

 Animal Heroes
By Jane Bingham

This volume recounts true stories of animal heroism, from horses and dogs serving alongside their human companions, to messenger pigeons flying through enemy lines.
By Nicole Corse
Presents 14 incredible stories of real-life pet heroes. From service dogs to potbellied pigs, these pets are extraordinary!
By Shari Last
Introduces Stormer and his crew of the Hero factory who use their skills and courage to fight villains.
By Shari Last
Introduces the world of Makuhero City, a modern metropolis of diverse neighborhoods where millions of living robots depend on local heroes for their safety.
By Mike Conroy
Superman, Batman, the Flash, Sheena of the Jungle, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Blade, Vampirella, the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man! In addition to these well-known masked and costumed crime fighters, readers are introduced to hundreds more relatively obscure but equally fascinating characters in this collection of comic book heroes that spans the decades from the 1930s to the present day. 
By James Buckley
The MLB Readers give them exactly what they want: cool photographs and amazing facts to encourage reading. This reader stars three of baseball's biggest heroes: Mark McGwire and his 500+ career homeruns; Sammy Sosa's rise from poverty to international superstardom; and Ken Griffey, Jr.'s out-of-the-park record-breaking career. 
By James Buckley
Describes how various football teams won the Super Bowl with the help of key players such as Joe Montana, Doug Williams, and John Elway.
 Retells five Old Testament stories in which Abraham, Rebecca, Joseph, Miriam, and David perform heroic deeds in their youth.
By Petra Press
This elegant volume presents and discusses mythological tales of heroes from many different cultures around the world. With stories from Classical Greece, ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Scandinavia, sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, Ireland, and more, the result is a global perspective on the hero's role in mythology.
By Howard Pyle
Relates how Arthur became king, won a queen, and came to establish the Round Table.
By Steven W. Allen
Readers get an interesting glimpse into the lives of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Heroes of the Revolution
By David A. Adler
From spying on the British to rescuing fallen soldiers on the battlefield, these twelve men and women stand as unforgettable heroes of the Revolutionary War.

Heroes of the American Revolution
By Mary Hertz Scarborough
Describes notable heroes of the American Revolution.

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