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21 Results
Where is our solar system? —Sabol, Stephanie, author.

"Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroi...

Who is Bill Gates? —Demuth, Patricia, author.

"Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was ...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer techn...

What is LEGO? —O'Connor, Jim, author.

"The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginnings, the company has lived up to its name--which comes from the Danish phrase meaning to always "p...

Who is Wayne Gretzky? —Herman, Gail, 1959- author.

Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.

Who was Marie Curie? —Stine, Megan, author.

"Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor na...

What were the Twin Towers? —O'Connor, Jim, author.

"Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1...

Who is Judy Blume? —Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

"Learn how Judy Blume went from a stay-at-home mother to one of the most beloved American authors of the twentieth century. Readers adore Judy Blume for her personal stories about the journey from childhood to adolescenc...

Who is George Lucas? —Pollack, Pam, author.

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

What was the San Francisco Earthquake? —Hoobler, Dorothy, author.

"In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake. One early April morning in 1906, the people of ...

Who was Henry Ford? —Burgan, Michael, author.

Introduces the man responsible for mass producing the automobile in the early part of the twentieth century.

Who was Frank Lloyd Wright? —Labrecque, Ellen, author.

"Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest Ame...

Who was Babe Ruth? —Holub, Joan, author.

Presents the life of the legendary baseball player, from his impoverished childhood, to his famous trade to the Yankees.

Who was Sam Walton? —Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

"Sam Walton used the money he earned in the army, along with some financial help from his family, to open his first store. Then he opened fourteen more. Then Sam had an even bigger idea. He wanted to build large stores i...

Who is Richard Branson? —Burgan, Michael, author.

What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor studen...

Where is the Mississippi River? —Anastasio, Dina, author.

"Discover the history and culture of one of the most famous waterways in the world: the mighty Mississippi! The most famous river in America runs like a spine between the eastern and western parts of the country, flowing...

What is NASA? —Fabiny, Sarah, author.

"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against the Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny describes ...

Who was Cesar Chavez? —Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- author.

Presents an account of the life of the Mexican American labor activist who helped organize the migrant farm workers and establish a union to fight for their rights.

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