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  • Item #: 031501
    ISBN: 9780689839252
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  • Item #: 012303
    ISBN: 9780689848667
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  • Item #: 018371
    ISBN: 9780590440554
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    When Squanto is young, the white men come to their country. Deeply curious about the white men, Squanto agrees to go back to England with them. Although his mother doesn't want him to leave, Squanto joins the English and spends many years in adventure before returning once again to his homeland. 112 pgs.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 034118
    ISBN: 9780689871863
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  • Item #: 034094
    ISBN: 9780689873478
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  • Item #: 029156
    ISBN: 9780544582422
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      Award winning book for primary grade children on the life of the great American patriot, statesman, educator, and author, Noah Webster. This wonderfully illustrated full-color biography for children is a delight both intellectually and visually. Covering most of the highlights and turning points in Webster’s life, the book tells the true story of how and why he developed into a literary giant and innovative educator. After young children are exposed to this inspiring story, they will never be tempted to take the dictionary for granted! This biography would also work well as a read aloud book for kindergarten or first grade level students. In fact, the only real problem with this superb book is simply that it ends much too quickly. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 026676
    ISBN: 9780064437226
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    When you think Shakespeare, you think plays. When you read Shakespeare, you read plays. When you memorize Shakespeare, you memorize plays. When you dream Shakespeare… well, actually, I hope you don't dream Shakespeare - but I do hope you have an interest in exploring the history of such an influential man. Author Aliki has done a marvelous job in this book for young people. Written as a five-act play itself, the first four acts give us the run-down of Shakespeare's life, from his birth and childhood to London, the queen, the theatre, the plays and poems, the Globe, and the other major points of his life. The fifth act is about a man named Sam Wanamaker and his dream to reconstruct the Globe theatre. It tells how they did this on the original site, using authentic materials and construction methods. The book also includes a list of Shakespeare's works, a chronology of his life, words and expressions he invented, and places to see when visiting Shakespearean sites. It is a colorful, well illustrated, 48-page soft cover book that will hold your interest right to the end. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 012746
    ISBN: 9780689839245
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  • Item #: 009566
    ISBN: 9780689830068
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  • Item #: 009565
    ISBN: 9780689820250
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  • Item #: 009563
    ISBN: 9780689713460
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  • Item #: 009562
    ISBN: 9780689831881
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  • Item #: 008413
    ISBN: 9780544582460
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    Did you know George Washington was a shy, hot tempered boy? How did he become a young gentleman with a servant’s heart that helped lead America to independence? This children’s book gives a glimpse of events in George’s life that shaped his character and prepared him to become a wise leader of a new nation. An informative story with colorful illustrations, this book offers a nice introduction to George Washington’s life. pb. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 006887
    ISBN: 9780020421702
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  • Item #: 006579
    ISBN: 9780020418504
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  • Item #: 006577
    ISBN: 9780020418306
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  • Item #: 006569
    ISBN: 9780698119352
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    As the favorite daughter of Chief Powhatan and "sister" to Englishmen John Smith, Pocahontas enjoyed a unique situation of being able to live among the Indians and be friends with the white settlers. When she is kidnapped and held ransom by the Englishmen and her father refuses to surrender to their demands, Pocahontas begins to live completely as a white woman, becoming "Rebecca," denouncing the Indian gods, and eventually marrying John Rolfe.

  • Item #: 003532
    ISBN: 9780689809958
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    What was George Washington like when he was young? This series of books is about children who became famous figures in American History. They are a diverse group, and they all provide inspiring stories.
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    Supplement your classical core geography studies with these recommended American History biographies and novels which have been carefully selected for content and independent reading. Discussion Questions Guides are available (#068377).

  • Item #: 071305
    ISBN: 9781524715571
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  • Item #: 067289
    ISBN: 9781477828717
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    Understanding the young boy who grew up to become famous for his touring show, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, is truly a study of U.S. history. As a youngster, he experienced the tragic death of his older brother, left his Iowa territory home for Kansas, became entrenched in the free or slave state conflict, and then supported his mother and siblings after his father’s death by working on wagon trains, the pony express, and as a civil war soldier, scout and spy. Compiled from the autobiographical accounts of Billy Cody and the writings of his sisters, the author strives for accuracy in retelling this captivating story. Bring history alive with this well told story of an American legend. Black and white photographs and drawings. Bibliography and index. 241 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065061
    ISBN: 9781613731468
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    It is not uncommon today for young people to be encouraged to be more concerned about their environment, or perhaps for them to get better connected to nature. Very few children, however, realize that there was a man who lived in the mid-1800's that championed these values and helped to popularize the idea that people should "get back to nature and get re-connected to the land." In many respects, it was the writings of Henry David Thoreau that helped to establish and energize the modern environmental movement. This illustrated book will not only give young people a solid overview of the life and times of Thoreau, but it will also provide them with 21 practical hands-on activities that will permit them to live out some of the ideals he espoused. Activities include keeping a personal journal, planting a garden, starting a rock collection, and engaging in re-cycling efforts. 110 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 064720
    ISBN: 9781932096279
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  • Item #: 064715
    ISBN: 9781576582350
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  • Item #: 064705
    ISBN: 9781932096330
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  • Item #: 064545
    ISBN: 9780375859694
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       Author Albert Marrin introduces modern readers to the life and legacy of the influential eighteenth- century writer and political theorist Thomas Paine. Clearly written as a defense of Paine’s humanistic political and religious values, the author seeks to portray him as a man that was endowed with a rare sense of insight and reason pertaining to civil and religious liberty. While the author aptly documents the powerful influence of Paine upon the emerging political and social conscience of Americans who were caught up in the struggle for independence, he is less successful in his efforts to portray him as a crusader for true liberty. This book will, however, help remind readers of the specific ways in which the American experiment in liberty has consistently been informed and driven by a multitude of philosophies and competing worldviews. Large print and attractive black & white photos make this volume visually appealing. 145 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 064535
    ISBN: 9780385753623
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     Written as both a biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as well as a history of the first half of the twentieth century, this book by Albert Marrin tells the fascinating story of how this powerful political figure overcame adversity to impact world history in significant ways. This comprehensive and intelligently written biography provides a well-documented and critical analysis of the rise of FDR from youth till his death near the end of WW 2. Readers will be rewarded with a balanced and touching portrait of a man who shaped American life both for good and ill. Not only will the story itself capture your attention, but the beautiful collection of period photographs that adorn the pages of this book will as well. 283 pgs, pb. ~ Mike