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    The Story of the World, Activity Book 1: Ancient Times - From the Earliest Nomad to the Last Roman Emperor

    Susan Wise Bauer

    Paperback (The Well-Trained Mind Press, Nov. 17, 2006)
    Color a picture of a Minoan bull-jumper, make a model of the Nile River, create Roman armor and Celtic jewelry and more...don't just read about history―experience it! This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Story of the World Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Activity Book. Activity Book 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps
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    Abraham Lincoln's World

    Genevieve Foster, Joanna Foster

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Books, Dec. 1, 2003)
    1945 Newbery Honor Title With her whimsical and informative illustrations and timelines, Foster has magnificently captured a remarkable age and a remarkable man. The author earned her reputation by her masterful display of "horizontal history" telling the story of world events in the geo-political sphere, while giving as much importance to advances in science, medicine, music, art, literature, and exploration. Thus, while Abe Lincoln was a boy romping the woods of Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson was completing his eighth year as president, George III reigned in Great Britain and Napolean was about to meet his Waterloo. Beethoven and Sir Walter Scott were at the height of their creative powers, while Victor Hugo was staging plays at school. By the time Lincoln was old enough to help his father chop wood, other young boys and girls were being prepared for the future parts they would play. Harriet Beecher was reading anything she could get her hands on, Charles Darwin was collecting toads, crabs and shells, and the impoverished boy Dickens was working in a shoe blacking factory in London. When Lincoln opened his shop in Salem, David Livingstone was exploring Africa, and thousands of Americans were opening up the West on the Oregon Trail. The spirit of freedom was moving around the globe as the abolitionist movement gained power in the States and serfdom saw its demise in Russia. Technologically the world was bursting with the invention of the telegraph, the railroad and the steamboat.
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    Story of the World, Vol. 2: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages

    Susan Wise Bauer

    Paperback (The Well-Trained Mind Press, April 16, 2007)
    This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls―over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives―and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land?The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps
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    George Washington's World

    Joanna Foster, Genevieve Foster

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Bks, April 10, 1997)
    1942 Newbery Honor Title The period measured by the life of George Washington 1732 to 1799 was one of revolution and change in many parts of the world as Enlightenment thinking took hold in the minds of men. When George was a young man, Benjamin Franklin was the most well-known American, Louis XV was on the throne of France, and George II was king of England. Father Junipero Serra had just arrived in Mexico to work with the Panes Indians. Mozart and Bach were writing their immortal music and Voltaire warred with his pen against Ignorance, Injustice and Superstition. The young nobleman Lafayette watched the feisty American colonies with fascinated interest as they stood up to Mother England when she sought to tax them unfairly. James Cook was sent by the Royal Society of London to Tahiti where their team of astronomers might observe a total eclipse of the sun and thereby accurately measure the distance between the earth and the sun. These are just a few of the wonderful narratives explored by Foster in her Newbery Honor Book of 1940. Prolifically illustrated with intriguing line drawings and detailed timelines, Foster's telling of the life story of George Washington does justice to the man it celebrates.
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    The World of William Penn

    Genevieve Foster, Rea Berg

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Books, Nov. 1, 2008)
    Continuing her unique approach to "horizontal history", Genevieve Foster explores the wide world of William Penn - a world reaching across the courtyards of the Sun King to the Great Wall of China. Penn's contemporaries included such colorful figures as Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Edmund Halley, Sir Issac Newton, Shah Jahan (who built the Taj Mahal), and the great explorers Marquette, Jolliet, and La Salle. Penn's life spans a fascinating age of exploration and discovery. Penn's Quaker beliefs undergirded his relationships with the Pennsylvanian tribes and established the longest standing peace treaty between American Indians and European settlers.
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    History Quest: Early Times

    Lisa Hawkins, Lindsey Sodano

    Paperback (Pandia Press, July 6, 2019)
    Through an exciting and rich narrative, History Quest: Early Times takes you on a journey into the past to experience the rise and fall of ancient civilizations and empires. You’ll visit faraway places to meet and learn from everyday folks, famous world leaders, and even a few mythological characters. Designed as a read-aloud for elementary-age children, an independent read for older students, or a journey of exciting adventures for family storytime, the History Quest series presents an immersive study of history in an engaging and memorable format.
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    Two Miserable Presidents

    Sheinkin

    Paperback (Flashpoint, Paperback(2009), March 15, 2009)
    Two Miserable Presidents (09) by Sheinkin, Steve [Paperback (2009)]
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    A Child's History of the World

    V. M. Hillyer

    Paperback (Martino Fine Books, Jan. 1, 2020)
    2020 Reprint of 1924 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Profusely illustrated with drawings and charts. A Child’s History of the World is a general history of the world from the beginning of things up to the present, which a child as young as nine years of age can read or have read to him and understand without supplementary help or explanation. It is the result of over twenty years of teaching the subject to young children and of five years writing it. The books is now considered in a classic in its field.
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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times

    Susan Wise Bauer

    Paperback (The Well-Trained Mind Press, April 12, 2004)
    This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls―over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives―and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers?The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Times is the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 3 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps
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    Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

    Steve Sheinkin, Neil Swaab

    Paperback (Roaring Brook Press, June 25, 2019)
    From nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin comes a hilarious new fictional chapter book series where history and hijinks collide, featuring Abraham Lincoln as a pro-wrestler.WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened―till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say “history is boring,” he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860―to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control!Featuring illustrations by Neil Swaab, Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler is the first chapter book in the Time Twisters series from acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin. Also check out Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean!This title has Common Core connections.
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    Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide

    Workman Publishing, Michael Lindblad, Ximena Vengoechea, Editors of Brain Quest

    Paperback (Workman Publishing Company, Aug. 9, 2016)
    It’s the revolutionary world history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations—from Africa and beyond; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialism, revolutions, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only one book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in marker colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts. Mnemonics for a memorable shortcut. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
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    You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!

    David Stewart, David Antram

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 7, 2012)
    This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story.Invotese readers to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history. For a wealthy ancient Egyptian, death is not the end: your body must be prepared for the afterlife. But it's a fairly disgusting business, and you can't be sure that you will always be treated with respect.
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    Blood-curdling Box of Books

    Terry Deary, Martin Brown

    Paperback (Scholastic, )
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    A History of US

    Joy Hakim

    Hardcover (Oxford University Press, Feb. 6, 2006)
    Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.Riveting, moving, and impossible to put down, War, Terrible War takes us into the heart of the Civil War, from the battle of Manassas to the battle of Gettysburg and on to the South's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Follow the common soldiers in blue and gray as they endure long marches, freezing winter camps, and the bloodiest battles ever fought on American soil. Off the war fields, War, Terrible War captures the passion and commitment of abolitionists and slaveowners alike in their fiery debates throughout the land. With profiles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, Jefferson Davis, soldiers on both sides, slave owners, abolitionists, average citizens, and others, War, Terrible War is the compelling story of a people affected by the horrors of war during this tragic and dramatic period in A History of US.About the Series:Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.
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    You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!

    Peter Cook, David Antram

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2013)
    This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story.Invites readers to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history. This book uses humor to recount the events leading up to the colonists' defiant act against the British, describing the Boston Tea Party itself, as well as providing a brief history of the American Revolution.
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    The Story of the World Activity Book Four: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

    Susan Wise Bauer

    Paperback (The Well-Trained Mind Press, Dec. 28, 2005)
    Build a model of the Crystal Palace, make Ned Kelly's armor, and color and construct a timeline of the Modern Age...don't just read about history―experience it! This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Story of the World Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Activity Book. Activity Book 4 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps
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    Augustus Caesar's World

    Genevieve Foster

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Books, June 1, 1996)
    Considered the innovator of "horizontal history," Genevieve Foster became frustrated when her two school-aged children complained about the boring presentation of history in their school textbooks. This frustration led to Foster's first book, George Washington's World (1941). In her unique approach, Foster weaves a story of the world around her central character; rather than focusing exclusively on geo-political events, as most textbooks do, she includes stories of scientific discovery and invention, music, literature, art, and religion. Her keen intuition for stories will especially delight and amuse youthful readers. In Augustus Caesar's World, Foster traces the seven major civilizations of Rome, Greece, Israel, Egypt, China, India, and Persia from 4500 B.C. to the time of Augustus Caesar in 44 B.C. and culminating in 14 A.D. Within this timeframe readers will learn not only the stories of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony, but also the historian Livy and how Virgil came to write the Aeneid. Foster will then take her readers all over the world to learn what was happening at this same time in China, Persia, India and so on. Foster's detailed pen and ink drawings are fresh and appealing, and her illustrated timelines give a clear sense of chronology, enriching the engaging text. We loved this book! Being able to see what was happening in all areas of history during the time of Caesar Augustus was fascinating, and the illustrations inside were captivating! - Kendra
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    Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide

    Workman Publishing, Philip Bigler, Lily Rothman, Editors of Brain Quest

    Paperback (Workman Publishing Company, Aug. 9, 2016)
    The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceitborrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. Its the revolutionary study guide for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th centuryWorld Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more. These all-in-one notebooks make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
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    The World of Columbus and Sons

    Genevieve Foster

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Books, April 1, 1998)
    This is the story of a wonderful, changing, reawakening world of the Renaissance and Reformation. Measured by the lifetime of Columbus and his sons, this book spans the years from 1451-1539. With Columbus as the central figure of this narrative, readers will also learn the fascinating stories of Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III of Russia, Gutenberg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed II, the African ruler Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Erasmus, Albrecht Dürer, Copernicus, Michaelangelo and many others. Told in Foster's engaging and winsome style enhanced by her helpful chronologies and timelines, readers will learn of the religious, cultural and scientific changes that ushered in a new age of exploration and discovery.
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    Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

    Steve Sheinkin

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 9, 2018)
    Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force that birthed the arms race and the Cold War in Bomb: The Race to Build―and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. A Newbery Honor book A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's LiteratureA Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year titleIn December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents.In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.“This superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is 'boring.' It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed―and of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.” ―The Wall Street Journal“This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” ―The Bulletin (starred review)Also by Steve Sheinkin:The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & TreacheryThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarWhich Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarBorn to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America
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    The Rainbow Book of American History

    Earl Schenck Miers, James Daugherty

    Hardcover (World Pub. Co, March 15, 1955)
    A good introduction to American History for children. The writing style is interesting and the beautiful illustrations are engaging. Please remember this book was written in 1955 and though the tone of the book is respectful, the terminology is dated.
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    You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer!

    Jacqueline Morley, David Antram

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, Sept. 7, 2012)
    As a struggling farmer on the East Coast of America, you've heard that there are fortunes to be made out West. But first you have to get there-are you tough enough to survive months on the trail, with little to eat and only your wagon for shelter?This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history.
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    The American Revolution

    Steve Sheinkin

    Paperback (Summer Street Press, Sept. 15, 2005)
    Packed with true stories and real quotes you'll never find in textbooks, this is the amazing, surprising, funny, and never-boring adventure of the American Revolution. This exciting new book includes dozens of original cartoons in which famous and not-so-famous characters deliver their quotes right to the reader.
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    Timelines of Everything

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Oct. 30, 2018)
    Experience 13 billion years of history on planet Earth, starting with the Big Bang before time-travelling right up to the present day. History comes alive as more than 130 different timelines are presented in glorious illustrative and photographic detail, together with accessible and informative text. Covering the rise and fall of empires, major scientific breakthroughs, groundbreaking inventions, and monumental moments in art, this is the go-to guide for just about everything that has ever happened. This comprehensive visual encyclopedia for children is an unprecedented collection of timelines and a wealth of knowledge about the world. From the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time to the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, you'll find it in Timelines of Everything. Find your own place in the world and understand where you fit in with this exciting, entertaining, and educational tour through time.
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    The Story of Civilization: Vol. 4 - The History of the United States One Nation Under God Teacher's Manual

    Phillip Campbell

    Paperback (TAN Books, June 20, 2019)
    The Teacher’s Manual provide a complete review of everything read in The Story of Civilization: The History of the United States, along with creative activities to accompany each chapter, including: • Reading comprehension questions • Narration Exercises • Map Activities • Coloring Pages • Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches • Craft Projects unique to each chapter • Fun Snack Ideas and Recipes • Science Projects that illustrate the lessons learned in the chapters These books provide a complete and creative overview to teacher and student alike, reaffirming the content found in The Story of Civilization. *While the Teacher’s Manual contains answers and directions to the exercises found in the Activity Book, it also has its own additional activity suggestions for parents to do with their children. **The suggested age range for the Activity Book is 1st–4th Grade.
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    What Is the Constitution?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, June 19, 2018)
    We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.
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    A Little History of the World

    E. H. Gombrich

    Paperback (Yale University Press, Oct. 22, 2013)
    A glorious illustrated edition of the international bestseller E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages.Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work.For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index.Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.
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    History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Aug. 19, 2013)
    Discover history’s significant events since 3000 BCE through a detailed and dynamic, book-long, timeline! Perfect for history buffs and trivia enthusiasts alike.See history's most decisive moments, as and when they happened, and where they all took place. Taking a chronological approach, History Year by Year explores the world's most momentous discoveries, ingenious inventions, and important events in the context of their time, wherever they occurred. Along the way you'll meet charismatic leaders, brutal dictators, influential thinkers, and innovative scientists from every corner of the globe.Follow in the steps of your human ancestors as they colonize the planet, develop tools, harness fire, and paint cave walls. Learn how their descendants established great civilizations, founded huge empires, domesticated animals, built pyramids, produced great art, authored epic poems, and ultimately even travelled into space. There are wars and rebellions, voyages of adventure and discovery, extraordinary developments in technology, and incredible sporting feats.Accessible to everyone, History Year by Year's combination of bite-sized information, eye-catching images, clear maps, and memorable stats will delight history lovers, and make an ideal gift for trivia buffs wanting facts at their fingertips.
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    The Story of Civilization: VOLUME I - The Ancient World

    Phillip Campbell

    Paperback (TAN Books, May 10, 2016)
    Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way. The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. Volume I, The Ancient World, begins the journey, covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads, to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ. The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted. Did You Know… · That young people in the Minoan culture participated in bull leaping games? · That King Xerxes of Persia once ordered his soldiers to whip the waves when the ocean became rocky beneath their boats? · That the Greek inventor, Archimedes, built a giant heat ray to protect his hometown, catching enemy ships on fire through the use of sunbeams? · That the powerful Carthaginian general, Hannibal, used elephants to march his army over the Alps on his way to attack Rome? · That Julius Caesar of Rome fell in love with the famous Cleopatra of Egypt? Embark on the journey now to learn of all these wonders and more!
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    The Story of Civilization: VOLUME III - The Making of the Modern World

    Phillip Campbell

    eBook (TAN Books, June 15, 2018)
    Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way. The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. Volume III: The Making of the Modern World continues the journey, picking up where Volume II left off amidst the Renaissance and quickly diving into the history-altering events of the Reformation. This fracturing of the Church dramatically altered the course of modern Europe and the world at large. But during the most tumultuous times, God gives us the greatest saints. Children will meet great figures like Sts. Pius V, Thomas More, John Vianney, and Margaret Mary Alacoque, as well as powerful leaders like Napoleon and Kings Henry VIII of England and Louis XIV of France. This volume brings us through present-day Europe, showing us the effects of two world wars and how the Church responded to these changing times. The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted. Did you know…· Columbus called the Native Americans “Indians” because he thought he had landed in India?· Henry VIII was once known as “Defender of the Faith”?· A string of popes became known as the “prisoners of the Vatican” because they never left the Vatican grounds for 60 years?· King Louis XIV was known as the “Sun King” because of the bright brilliance of his palace at Versailles?· The Soviet Union built what was called “the Iron Curtain” behind which they ruled half of Europe? Embark on the journey now to learn of all these wonders and more!
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    History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Aug. 20, 2019)
    Transform your view of history with this groundbreaking visual encyclopedia of the events of the past.From the disciplined armies of ancient Rome and the lives of ferocious samurai warriors to World War II and today's eco-friendly innovations, historical events are visualized in incredible detail, providing a fascinating introduction to the world through time. You'll find yourself transported into the past through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs, and jaw-dropping computer-generated images.This new book in the Knowledge Encyclopedia series will inspire young readers with its vivid depictions of history and its comprehensive and authoritative information on a huge range of topics. Highly detailed CGI images bring subjects to life, allowing readers to peer inside ancient buildings, marvel at elaborate outfits, and become transported into the battles of history. Journey through history from our earliest ancestors right up to the world we live in today.
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    What Is the Declaration of Independence?

    Michael C. Harris, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, May 10, 2016)
    Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free!On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country's ties with Britain and announce a new nation—The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official. Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.
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    The New Children's Encyclopedia

    DK, Smithsonian Institution

    Hardcover (DK Children, Jan. 8, 2019)
    This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children ages 8-12 provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask. Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images, and amazing facts. Did you know, for example, that a single drop of blood contains around five million blood cells? Or that there are areas of desert in all seven of Earth's continents? Kids can build their knowledge on a wide range of topics—including Earth and beyond, plants and animals, history and politics, science, technology, and the human body—arranged thematically with more than 9,000 indexed entries and 2,500 colorful images. Cross-reference icons encourage children to explore and discover linked information, feeding their curiosity and building their general knowledge. The New Children's Encyclopedia, which has sold almost 500,000 copies worldwide since 2009, has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research. Developed, written, and checked by experts, this is the must-have reference book for every child's library.
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    What Was the Holocaust?

    Gail Herman, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, June 19, 2018)
    A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event—the Holocaust.The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps—six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible times in history.This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty carefully chosen illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs suitable for young readers.
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    The Story of Civilization: VOLUME II - The Medieval World Text Book

    Phillip Campbell

    Paperback (TAN Books, June 20, 2017)
    In The Story of Civilization text book, children will live through the ancient stories that shaped humanity. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way. The journey continues in this second volume that picks up just after the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will watch the seeds of Christendom being planted in the soil of Europe thanks to colossal figures like Sts. Benedict, Patrick and Ambrose. The wonder of the Medieval world comes alive with brilliant tales of knights, crusaders, castles and inventions. The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted. Did you know that: • Monks were the first to make use of clocks? • St. Patrick was once kidnapped by pirates? • St. Bernard of Clairvaux once excommunicated a swarm of flies? • The pope once lived in France instead of Rome? • A plague spread out across Europe and killed millions of people? • Knights fought with all sorts of weapons, including swords, lances, maces, and crossbows? • Marco Polo was one of the most famous explorers who ever lived? Embark on the journey now to learn of all these wonders and more!
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    I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories

    Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Feb. 26, 2019)
    History's most exciting and terrifying events come to life in these ten books in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series.When disaster strikes, heroes are made.A collectible box set of ten books in the bestselling I Survived series from author Lauren Tarshis! This set includes paperback editions of these books:I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011With relatable characters and riveting plotlines, the I Survived books are perfect for reluctant readers or any young reader who enjoys an action packed, page turning thriller. Each book also contains several pages of nonfiction content, encouraging readers to further explore the historical topic.
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    Long Road to Freedom

    Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris

    Paperback (Scholastic Press, Dec. 29, 2015)
    Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training. In this adventure, he goes to a Maryland plantation during the days of American slavery, where he meets a young girl named Sarah. When she learns that the owner has plans to sell her little brother, Jesse, to a plantation in the Deep South, it means they could be separated forever. Sarah takes their future into her own hands and decides there's only one way to run -- north.
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    Danger in Ancient Rome

    Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris

    Paperback (Scholastic Press, June 30, 2015)
    Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, is back for the second book in Kate Messner's new chapter book series. This time, he's off to save the day in ancient Rome!Ranger is a golden retriever who has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. In this adventure, Ranger travels to the Colosseum in ancient Rome, where there are gladiator fights and wild animal hunts! Ranger befriends Marcus, a young boy Ranger saves from a runaway lion, and Quintus, a new volunteer gladiator who must prove himself in the arena. Can Ranger help Marcus and Quintus escape the brutal world of the Colosseum?
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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris

    Paperback (Scholastic Press, July 21, 2020)
    I Survived meets The Puppy Place in this thrilling adventure novel as Ranger -- a time-traveling golden retriever -- races to the rescue on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack.Ranger travels back to 1941 Hawaii, where World War II is on everyone's minds. That includes Ben Hansen, a young sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, and twins Paul and Grace Yamada who are making their weekly market trip when Japanese bombs begin to fall from the sky. As the surprise attack puts all of Ranger's new friends in danger, his search-and-rescue training kicks in to high gear. Can he help them survive against all odds?
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    The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank, Otto H. Frank, Mirjam Pressler, Susan Massotty, Francine Prose

    Hardcover (Everyman's Library, )
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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

    Christopher Paul Curtis

    Paperback (Yearling, Sept. 8, 1997)
    Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything. "A modern classic." —NPR“Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving.” —The New York Times"One of the best novels EVER." —Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
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    The Middle Ages: An Interactive History Adventure

    Allison Lassieur

    Paperback (Capstone Press, July 15, 2016)
    Capstone's best-selling You Choose format, set in the Middle Ages. Introduction sets the scene and provides context; conclusion provides an overview of the Middle Ages. In between, readers get to choose their path to experience life as it would have been lived in that historical era. Multiple endings and scenarios encourage re-reading and critical thinking.
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    Colonial America: An Interactive History Adventure

    Allison Lassieur

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Feb. 1, 2011)
    Europeans came to the American colonies in the 1600s and 1700s in search of a better life. They worked hard and built farms, homes, and towns. But they were still under Great Britain’s rule. Many wanted to make their own laws, but that meant going to war against a rich and powerful country. Will you: Travel to Virginia as an indentured servant? Choose between careers as a sailor or a soldier in Massachusetts? Decide which side you’ll take as the country marches closer to revolution?
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    Ancient Egypt: An Interactive History Adventure

    Heather Adamson

    Paperback (Capstone Press, July 15, 2016)
    Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative format, suspenseful action, and path navigation keep readers reading!
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    Life as a Gladiator: An Interactive History Adventure

    Michael Burgan

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2010)
    Gladiators, many of them slaves, entertained Roman audiences by fighting with tridents and swords in huge stadiums. Their fights often were to the death. Will you: Fight at the side of Spartacus during a violent gladiator rebellion? Leave your home and family to train at a gladiator school in Pompeii? Try to earn your freedom as a champion gladiator at the Roman Amphitheater?
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    World War I: An Interactive History Adventure

    Gwenyth Swain, Timothy Solie

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Feb. 1, 2012)
    World War I has just exploded in Europe. The peace of the entire world is in danger. How will you help? Will you: Join the Belgian resistance movement? Fight as a British Army soldier? Serve as a volunteer with the American Field Service? YOU CHOOSE what to do next. The path you choose can lead to heroism, success, or death. The path you take is up to you.
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    The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure

    Heather Adamson

    Paperback (Capstone Press, July 15, 2016)
    Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you’re on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death. In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be? Get ready for an adventure…
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    World War II: An Interactive History Adventure

    Elizabeth Raum

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Jan. 1, 2010)
    Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you’re on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death. In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be?Get ready for an adventure…
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    Ancient China: An Interactive History Adventure

    Terry Lee Collins, Hanchao Lu PhD

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2012)
    Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative format, suspenseful action, and path navigation keep readers reading!
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    Rush Revere and the Presidency

    Rush Limbaugh, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh

    Hardcover (Threshold Editions, Nov. 22, 2016)
    Join Rush Revere on another action-packed journey! Rush and his friends head back in time to the early days of our independent nation to watch the early American presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in action!Hey there, young readers! Rush Revere here. I can’t wait to rush, rush, rush to history with our next adventure: a trip back in time to the first days of our country on its own two legs, free from British rule— What’s that, Liberty? Liberty wants me to say on its own four legs. Anyway, as I was saying—free from British rule and creating a new government for the people, by the people. When one of the time-traveling crew from Manchester Middle School decides to run for student-body president, I take them back to meet our first three presidents and first ladies. So, join us as we head back to those amazing and important first years, when we got to make all the decisions. Turns out, it’s pretty hard to lead a whole new country! We had to make new rules for America and set the path for the country we would grow up to be. And who better to be our first-ever leader than the general who won the war—George Washington! He was the father of our country and made some incredible decisions that still affect how we live our lives today! But even so, President Wash­ington knew that he couldn’t stay president forever or we might end up with a king, just like England. We’ll watch as he makes his tough decision to step down to spend more time with Martha Washington and his adopted grandchildren, Nelly and Wash. Then we’ll saddle up and ride into the presidency of John Adams, who followed in some very big footsteps with the help of his accomplished wife, Abigail. Then we’ll rush, rush, rush to the year 1803, when Thomas Jefferson continues the mission of creating America by making a risky decision to buy a lot of land from the French in the Louisiana Purchase, which more than doubles our size! Using advice from the early presidents, first ladies, and a former U.S. congressman, the crew works to defeat an old nemesis. The question is— will it be enough? What are you waiting for? Bring your curiosity and let’s giddyup!
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    The Incredible Adventures of Rush Revere: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims; Rush Revere and the First Patriots; Rush Revere and the American ... Banner; Rush Revere and the Presidency

    Rush Limbaugh

    Hardcover (Threshold Editions, Oct. 31, 2017)
    Explore the earliest days of the United States with this boxed set containing the #1 New York Times bestselling Time Travels with Exceptional Americans series from Rush Limbaugh!From the nationally syndicated radio host and #1 New York Times bestselling author Rush Limbaugh comes this special boxed set of four exciting Rush Revere titles, perfect for those who want to discover more about some of the most remarkable Americans in history! Starting with the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, you can join these daring English settlers as they arrive in America and celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Follow that with Rush Revere and the First Patriots and discover just how the talk of revolution and liberty spread from the bustling streets of 1760s Boston. Join the fight for freedom with Rush Revere and the American Revolution and be on hand for some of the most important battles of the war. Experience America’s first days as a nation and meet James Madison as writes the Constitution in Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner! And finally, learn about all the first three presidencies of the United States directly from the men themselves and get to see George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in action in Rush Revere and the Presidency!
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    Guts & Glory: The American Revolution

    Ben Thompson

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 12, 2019)
    Now available in paperback, this fourth book in the action-packed Guts & Glory series takes readers through the exciting and fascinating history of the American Revolution. Perfect for history buffs, reluctant readers, and fans of Hamilton! From George Washington crossing the icy Delaware, to Molly Pitcher fearlessly firing her cannon, the people of the American Revolution were some of the bravest and most inspiring of all time. Jump into a riot in the streets of Boston, join the Culper Spy Ring as they steal secrets in the dead of night, and watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence in this accessible, illustrated guide to the birth of the United States. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson's extensive research and irresistible storytelling make history come alive in this fourth book in the unforgettable Guts & Glory series.
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    The Landmark History of the American People

    Daniel J. Boorstin, Ruth F. Boorstin

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Nov. 12, 1987)
    This history of the United States chronicles the spirit, ingenuity, and accomplishments of American men and women, from the earliest pioneers to the present
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    Guts & Glory: World War II

    Ben Thompson

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 7, 2017)
    Discover legendary commanders, tremendous fights, elite soldiers, and courageous individuals whose deeds truly made the difference in this jaw-dropping guide to the biggest war the world has ever seen. From massive aerial battles that clouded the skies with planes to deathly secret operations deep behind enemy lines, the events of World War II are some of the most awe-inspiring of all time. Packed with trivia, epic battles, and amazing illustrations, World War II comes alive for kids like no textbook can in this account from Ben Thompson that's perfect for history buffs and reluctant readers.
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    You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist!

    Jacqueline Morley, David Antram

    Paperback (Franklin Watts, March 1, 2013)
    Join the English colonists who sailed to North America in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.his interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history. Experience hard labor, drought, famine, and conflict with the Algonquians who are angry with you because you have fenced off their land. Are you tough enough to survive? This new extended edition includes a timeline, a host of fascinating facts including a real 17th-century recipe, and the true story of Pocahontas.
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    Lincoln's Grave Robbers

    Steve Sheinkin

    Hardcover (Scholastic Press, Jan. 1, 2013)
    A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body!The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.
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    The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

    Steve Sheinkin

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 3, 2017)
    An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin.A National Book Award FinalistA YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction FinalistA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearOn July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.The Port Chicago 50 is a fascinating story of the prejudice and injustice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum, including history and social studies.“Sheinkin delivers another meticulously researched WWII story, one he discovered while working on his Newbery Honor book, Bomb...Archival photos appear throughout, and an extensive bibliography, source notes, and index conclude this gripping, even horrific account of a battle for civil rights predating Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)Also by Steve Sheinkin:Bomb: The Race to Build―and Steal―the World's Most Dangerous WeaponThe Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & TreacheryUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarWhich Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarBorn to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America
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