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Books with title Discover George Washington

  • Who Was George Washington?

    Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Jan. 8, 2009)
    In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
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  • I am George Washington

    Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos

    Hardcover (Dial Books, Sept. 6, 2016)
    We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about George Washington, America’s first president. George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the American people and tremendous bravery, he helped win the Revolutionary War and became the country’s first president. Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.
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  • Being George Washington

    Glenn Beck, Ron McLarty, Simon & Schuster Audio

    Audible Audiobook (Simon & Schuster Audio, Nov. 22, 2011)
    If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers-yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all. Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You won't simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge-you'll live it right alongside Washington. You'll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born. Through these stories you'll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you'll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It's ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington-that he chopped down a cherry tree-is a complete lie. It's even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one. For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington's single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed. It's those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. That's why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it's about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.
  • Who Was George Washington Carver?

    Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Dec. 29, 2015)
    Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and over 100 recipes using peanuts.
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  • Who Was George Washington Carver?

    Jim Gigliotti, Who HQ, Dominic Hoffman, Listening Library

    Audiobook (Listening Library, June 5, 2018)
    Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and more than 100 recipes using peanuts.
  • George Washington's Spy

    Elvira Woodruff

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, May 1, 2012)
    This historic time-travel fantasy is a riveting sequel to a bestselling classic.Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time--to Boston in 1776! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere! While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have been taken in by a wealthy Tory family.The pox is rampant; danger lies around every corner--and there's no hope for returning home to their own time. How will these seven children survive?Readers will relish the nonstop action and humorous dialogue in this riveting sequel to Woodruff's bestselling novel, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS.
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  • George Washington: Farmer

    Paul Leland Haworth

    eBook
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  • Who Was George Washington?

    Roberta Edwards, Nancy Harrison, True Kelley

    eBook (Penguin Workshop, Jan. 8, 2009)
    In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
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  • Who Was George Washington?

    Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, Mike Chamberlain, Listening Library

    Audiobook (Listening Library, June 19, 2018)
    In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
  • Meet George Washington

    Joan Heilbroner

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2, 2001)
    George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong, fair in judgment, and respected by his friends as agood leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies—and he didn't like it. When the colonies declared their independence, George was chosen to lead their army as its general. And when the colonies won their freedom, George was elected to lead the new nation as its first president.
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  • George Washington

    Cheryl Harness

    Paperback (National Geographic Children's Books, Jan. 10, 2006)
    Cheryl Harness uses her wonderfully vibrant art and down-to-earth writing style to "chip away the marble" and present George Washington as more than a monument. We see George the adventurous boy, tromping through the woods with his dog and his hunting rifle; George the courageous military leader fighting alongside his men; George the cunning military strategist, outfoxing the British and forcing their surrender at Yorktown; George the brilliant statesman presiding over the Constitutional Convention; and George the President, wisely protecting our country from enemies foreign and domestic so it could grow strong. But through it all, we see George as happiest living as an experimental farmer at Mount Vernon with his wife, Martha. He could have been Emperor of America, but he chose to spend his last years "looking after things that needed doing" at home.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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  • Peel + Discover: Washington, DC

    Workman Publishing, Chad Thomas, Megan Butler

    Paperback (Workman Publishing Company, Feb. 5, 2019)
    Peel + Discover combines sticker play and trivia for the kid who loves both! Each book has six sheets of stickers, 20 interactive activity pages, and 60 fascinating facts about kid-friendly topics like vehicles, dinosaurs, the ocean, and outer space! Just peel the stickers and discover fascinating facts underneath! When all the stickers are gone full-color fact sheets with cool photos remain. It’s the sticker book series that keeps kids coming back for more!
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