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  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 027214
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  • Item #: 007136
    ISBN: 9780698116801
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    This classic adventure set in upstate New York during the late 1700's centers around a Dutch family of settlers, the Van Alstynes. It tells the true and chilling story of the bravery, obedience and heroism of a 10-year-old boy in a perilous situation. Written by Walter D. Edmonds, author of Drums Along the Mohawk, The Matchlock Gun was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1942. Colorfully illustrated by Paul Lentz, the large, clear print and 10 short chapters are just right for younger readers. pb.

  • Item #: 016040
    ISBN: 9781596732605
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  • Item #: 013764
    ISBN: 9780964380349
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    Beautiful Feet has put this classic work by Genevieve Foster back in print. Providing not only a biography of the first president and his contemporaries, this volume gives us insight into the era in which he lived. The 1700's come alive for the reader in the captivating text, aided by vivid illustrations, maps and charts.

  • Item #: 008282
    ISBN: 9780316517300
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    Although people have always regarded Benjamin Franklin as one of the most famous inventors in American history, few people realize that his genius was, in fact, a mouse. Yes, that's right - a mouse named Amos, who found his way to Benjamin Franklin's home one cold night. As one of those closest to Ben, Amos found it necessary to write this (amusing) portrayal of Benjamin Franklin to counter all of the stories written by those who had never even met Ben and certainly never knew that Amos was responsible for a great many of the much esteemed inventions. This classic has been amusing young readers for more than sixty years. 114 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 006319
    ISBN: 9781893103535
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  • Item #: 005163
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    This 1-year study spans the time from 1400's to 1865 is meant to "bridge the gap" from Early American history to the U.S. History through the Civil War study for junior highers. The course includes 91 lessons, with 2-3 to be completed per week.

  • Item #: 012048
    ISBN: 9780679848042
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    This fictitious novel tells the story of a patriot spy in the Revolutionary War. This spy shows incredible courage while trying to smuggle information to General Washington in a loaf of bread. To add to the suspense, this spy is just a young, timid girl named Ellen Toliver. When things don't go as planned and Ellen is shipped on a boat with British soldiers to a place far from her destination, she courageously continues. Throughout the many obstacles, Ellen wonders if she will ever get her message through or see her family again. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 000664
    ISBN: 9780688101923
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    This book shares the story of our Constitution, from the convention beginning in May of 1781 to the ratification of the original thirteen states and the amendments which followed. The text is written in a story-like manner, with colorful pictures illustrating throughout. Included in the back are a few pages providing other important notes and dates.

  • Item #: 066639
    ISBN: 9780399550775
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     This story presents the stirring tale of how a ring of spies helped preserve General George Washington’s armies by using secret codes and other fascinating tricks.

  • Item #: 051367
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    Flag-bearer, Bugler, Fifer, General Cornwallis and two musket-bearing soldiers.

  • Item #: 046745
    ISBN: 9781426302978
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    Ben Franklin's life was packed with adventures, curiosity, and hard work, as shown in this informative storybook that is great for both young and old. Each page features detailed, full-color illustrations and watercolors of various scenes featuring Franklin and his many accomplishments. His personal life, scientific developments and inventions, and political achievements are all touched on through paragraphs of conversationally-toned text and inspiring or meaningful quotes and captions. The back of the book includes a useful timeline that shows important events in Franklin's life as well as other important dates so students can see what else was happening during his time. By Cheryl Harness, 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 036842
    ISBN: 9780531238561
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  • Item #: 035662
    ISBN: 9780064406192
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    This novel by Gloria Whelan gives a unique glimpse of what life was like in America during the War of 1812. It shares about life on Mackinac Island in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the life of Mary, a young girl who lives on a farm with her father, older brother, and older sister. The British have control of the Island, but the settlers are divided, and members of Mary's family leave to fight with the Americans. Mary and her older sister struggle to keep the farm operating through two long winters without their father. Americans, the British, Native American tribes, and fur traders must all co-exist on this small island where Mary waits for her father to return to their beautiful home. This historical fiction novel is easy to read, historically accurate, and entertaining. 186 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 007995
    ISBN: 9781556523229
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    Your kids can become colonial kids with a little help from the activities in this book. In Sailing and Settling, children build a sailing ship; tie knots, hitches and bends; make a compass, and more. They learn how to dress the part, then try their hands at some household projects like making rag rugs. Dinnertime! has them churning, baking corn bread, making trenchers and all sorts of yummy treats from gingersnaps to baked apples. Everyday life introduces homemade "remedies," candle dipping, weaving, knitting, making an almanac and learning manners. In Arts and Crafts they can learn quilting, do decoupage, and make pinch pots. They can make their own quill pens and ink, construct a horn book, and stitch a sampler as they learn about colonial schooling. And, finally, Fun and Games will have them making toys like tops, corn husk dolls, and poppets and playing ninepins, marbles, and hide the thimble. Although short on text, these hands-on activities would help dress up your Early American studies.

  • Item #: 007699
    ISBN: 9780590451598
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  • Item #: 006551
    ISBN: 9780698114395
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    In her usual engaging style, Jean Fritz presents the life of Patrick Henry from his carefree childhood, through the "bumbling and mumbling" of his early law career, to his development into one of the most memorable orators in American History. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 006324
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  • Item #: 006323
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  • Item #: 002446
    ISBN: 9780698119369
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    Life was hard and friends were few for a young girl in western Pennsylvania, but a visit from General George Washington makes a lasting impression. A true story handed down from generation to generation until being published by author Jean Fritz. 124 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 000815
    ISBN: 9780698115538
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    Known for his recklessness, Benedict Arnold just didn't know when to quit. Even as a young boy he was already pulling crazy stunts like climbing up on a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As an adult, this same reckless determination drove him to obsession with becoming a leader and a hero in every battle. His efforts were rewarded in 1777 when George Washington pronounced him "the bravest of the brave." Arnold might have gone down in history as one of the bravest war heroes of all time, but in the years following, his greed led him down a tragic path of treachery. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 000673
    ISBN: 9780698116214
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    Though small in stature, James Madison was a powerful influence in our country's past. His eloquence and political intelligence greatly contributed to the shaping of the Constitution and our nation and led young America through two wars. This 159-page Jean Fritz biography recounts the industrious life of this great president through captivating text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 000668
    ISBN: 9780395249079
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    This book was designed specifically to bring the story of this great man to a level enabling younger children to enjoy it while not compromising on information or interest. This story of Paul Revere's life begins when he was just a young boy and continues through his career to the role most familiar, the part he played in the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. The pages hold quite a bit of text, and colorful illustrations enhance the story. 46 pgs.

  • Item #: 051368
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    Flag-bearer, Drummer, Fifer, General Washington and two soldiers w/ muskets.

  • Item #: 050688
    ISBN: 9780141305714
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    This tale is told from alternating points of view of two young Americans: a Quaker boy named Samuel Russell and an Abenaki Indian boy named Stands Straight, and is based on a true story. It was the summer of 1777 in New York during the Revolutionary War. The French, the Loyalists, the Patriots, the Quakers and the Indians are all players in this story. Universal themes of family and peace are found throughout. The problems and conflicts facing the main characters make for some deep hypothetical discussions with your children about faith and family, tradition and change. Add this to your materials for a unit study of the Revolutionary War or the early Americans. Kids will relate to the characters in this easy-to-read novel. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 049603
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    This natural sequel to Early American History covers American history from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Students will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express and much more about the events and individuals from this time period. The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays, vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and answer keys. The course will last a semester if 3-4 lessons are completed each week.

  • Item #: 049583
    ISBN: 9781893103528
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  • Item #: 046089
    ISBN: 9780486290737
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    "Bare bones" edition, which includes only the complete autobiography, 136 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 042772
    ISBN: 9781594762178
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