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Markel, Michelle

Summary: Ever since she was a little girl, Leonora Carrington loved to draw on walls, in books, on paper—and she loved the fantastic tales her grandmother told that took her to worlds that shimmered beyond this one, where legends became real. Leonora’s parents wanted her to become a proper English lady, but there was only one thing she wanted, even if it was unsuitable: to become an artist. In London,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAR

Fabiny, Sarah

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Summary: A young reader's biography of Beatrix Potter, the author-illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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Summary: Presents the life and work of Beatrix Potter through drawings, photographs, letters, journal entries, excerpts, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 823.912 ULT

Labrecque, Ellen

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Summary: Provides an introduction to the life of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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Collins, David R.

Summary: A biography of the English author and illustrator who grew up during the Victorian era and whose detailed drawings of plants and animals found their way into her famous picture books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 POT

Winter, Jeanette.

Summary: This simple biography of Beatrix Potter, best known for writing The tale of Peter Rabbit, includes excerpts from her published letters and journals and reveals why she drew and wrote about animals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2003

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB POTTER WIN

Schanzer, Rosalyn.

Summary: Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2004

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 Schanzer

McCully, Emily Arnold

Summary: "Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and the first woman to be paid as a scientist."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HER

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.54 WEI

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Schanzer, Rosalyn.

Summary: Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2004

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 Sch

McPhail, David

Summary: Chronicles the life of children's illustrator and author Beatrix Potter, examining how art influenced her young life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 POT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Potter 2015

Baverstock, Alison.

Summary: Introduces British artists from seventeenth-century portraitist Mary Beale to Yinka Shonibare MBE and includes a timeline of important events taking place during each artist's lifetime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prestel 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.42 BAV

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Summary: Told in the words of Gertrude Bell, an English explorer, spy, archaeologist, and diplomat, recounts the events of her life that shaped the modern Middle East after World War I.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2019

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Foreman, Michael

Summary: "As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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Bertie, Alex

Summary: "A brave firsthand account of author Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, and a guide for transitioning teens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Describes the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, and the social and political conditions in Great Britain during her lifetime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 VIC

Stanley, Diane

Summary: "A fascinating look at Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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Coutts, Marion

Summary: The author recounts the painful time in her life when her husband was dying of a brain tumor while her young son was just developing language.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Cat 2014

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Green, Robert

Summary: A biography of the eighteenth-century British monarch during whose reign the American colonies fought to break away and form an independent nation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 1997

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB GEORGE GRE

Reef, Catherine

Summary: A biography exploring the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is illustrated with archival photos and full-color reproductions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 REE

Green, Robert

Summary: A biography of the nineteenth-century queen who ruled Britain longer than any other monarch.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 1998

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Lace, William W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1995

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHURCHILL LAC

Herman, Gail

Summary: Recounts the journey made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkey to the peak of Mount Everest, the highest location on Earth, highlighting how they used teamwork to make it to the top.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.54 HER