Children's History / General
The Story of Mankind
The Story of Mankind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871407159

Originally written in 1921 for the author s grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon s The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loon s witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, van Loon s incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by best-selling historian Robert Sullivan, who continues van Loon s personable style, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty-first century, including the war on terrorism, global warming, and the election of Barack Obama. Engagingly written, delightfully informative, and always entertaining, this is the necessary classic of all ages, for all ages."

Children's Illustrated History Atlas
Children's Illustrated History Atlas
by DK
Hardcover      ISBN: 146547031x
Learn about incredible world history in this first-ever history atlas for children ages 7-9.

Young history buffs will love this time-traveling adventure This beautiful history atlas helps children learn about world history, all the way from the first humans leaving Africa right up to how the world looks now, with a modern world map. Journey around the world as you learn its history, with maps showing everything from the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China to the when and how of the Civil War.

This amazing illustrated atlas brings history to life. It is packed with more than 40 colorful historical maps and fascinating nuggets of information about our past. Children are shown how to read a map and how to use a key, compass, and scale. Each map is bursting with information, such as how big the Roman Empire was, how explorers made incredible journeys around the world, and when humans first traveled into space. This charming and informative history atlas is a key addition to every child's library.
Toby and the Ice Giants
Toby and the Ice Giants
Hardcover      ISBN: 1909263583

Join Toby the Bison in this fact-filled adventure as he explores the Ice Age Tundra and meets some of the giants that roamed its icy surface.

Ten-thousand years ago, the Earth was in the grips of what Paleontologists call the Last Glacial Period, but what you and I have come to know as the Ice Age. The inhabitants?of this frozen landscape lived in some of the coldest conditions the earth has ever experienced. But before these giants grew to their great size, they were young and, like Toby, very, very inquisitive.

Toby and the Ice Giants is a wonderfully illustrated story that delivers digestible facts about the Earth's historic inhabitants. Share in Toby's lively curiosity, experience the danger of the polar climes and meet some larger-than-life characters on the way.
All Aboard the Discovery Express: Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries
All Aboard the Discovery Express
Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847809901

Welcome on board the Discovery Express The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-travelling adventure and track down the missing scientist? On your voyage, you'll travel the world, see some of the most important moments in the history of transport, meet the most brilliant engineers of all time, and ultimately unveil the design of the world's first jet engine With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
Fallingwater
The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
School & Library      ISBN: 1596437189

In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune plays differently in each of its sunlight-dappled rooms; the structure itself blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous research and unbounded imagination, designed by the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

This book guides young readers through Wright's process designing Fallingwater, from his initial inspirations to the home's breathtaking culmination. It is a exploration of a man, of dreams, and of the creative process; a celebration of potential. Graceful prose and rich, dynamic illustrations breathe life into the story of Frank and Fallingwater, a man and home utterly unlike any other.

A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2017 Blue Ribbon Book
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

Tutankhamen's Gift
Tutankhamen's Gift
Paperback      ISBN: 0689817304

With astonishing artwork created from cut paper and inks on papyrus, this simply written account of one of Egypt's most fabled kings follows Tutankhamen from his frail childhood through his brief but magnificent reign. A New York Times Notable Children's Book. Full color.

Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World
Akira to Zoltan
Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1570915806

This companion to the best-selling AMELIA TO ZORA features twenty-six amazing men. From Akira Kurisawa, filmmaker, to Zolt n Kod ly, musical innovator, learn what inspired each man to change the world around him. Detailed collages draw from various events in the men's lives.

Explore!: The Most Dangerous Journeys of All Time
Explore!
The Most Dangerous Journeys of All Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0500292302

Dividing the world into key types of terrain--polar, ocean, land, desert, river, sky, and space--the book relates the real-life stories of men and women from around the world and throughout history, from Christopher Columbus and Lewis and Clark to Amelia Earhart, Jacques Cousteau, and Yuri Gagarin. The fascinating background details such as expedition kits, supplies, and survival tips for the extreme conditions of each journey help children see how explorers pitted themselves against adversity to brave the wild and help shape our world.
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary : A Photographic Remembrance
Anne Frank
Beyond the Diary : A Photographic Remembrance
Paperback      ISBN: 0140369260

Anne Frank lived a life filled with the enthusiasms and hopes shared by many young women coming into adulthood. But the times Anne lived in and wrote of in her diary made her simple life extraordinary. In over one hundred photographs, many which have never been published, this poignant memoir brings to life the harrowing story of one young Jewish woman's struggle to survive during a period of history which must never be forgotten.

"All libraries will want this: for classroom units studying the Holocaust, for kids reading the diary, for everyone who remembers it." - Booklist

A Street Through Time
A Street Through Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789434261

'A Street Through Time' uncovers the layers of history beneath the reader's feet and takes him or her on a 12,000 year visual journey back to the Stone Age. As the images unfold the reader is taken through 14 different periods of history.