Children's History / U. S. / Colonial
What Was the First Thanksgiving?
What Was the First Thanksgiving?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448464632

The history of the feast

After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn't know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national holiday.

What Was the Boston Tea Party?
What Was the Boston Tea Party?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448462885

"No Taxation without Representation " The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution--outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the tea by dumping it into the water Learn all about the famed colonialists who fought against the British Monarchy, and read about this act of rebellion from our history With black-and-white illustrations throughout and sixteen pages of photos, the Boston Tea party is brought to life

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides
George vs. George
The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides
Paperback      ISBN: 1426300425

There are two sides to every story. Rosalyn Schanzer's engaging and wonderfully illustrated book brings to life both sides of the American Revolution.

The narrative introduces anew the two enemies, both named George: George Washington, the man who freed the American colonies from the British, and George III, the British king who lost them. Two leaders on different sides of the Atlantic, yet with more in common than we sometimes acknowledge. We are lead through their story, and the story of their times, and see both sides of the arguments that divided the colonies from the Kingdom. Was King George a "Royal Brute" as American patriots claimed? Or was he, as others believed, "the father of the people?" Was George Washington a scurrilous traitor, as all the king's supporters claimed? Or should we remember and celebrate him as "the father of his country?" Who was right? History teaches us that there are two sides to every story.

Rosalyn Schanzer's book is an accessible account of one the most vital periods in American history. It is also a timeless lesson in seeing history from different points of view. The author spent two years researching books, paintings, cartoons, and descriptions of Revolutionary times. She uses art, text, and first-hand accounts to illustrate how history should never be reduced to simplistic conflicts between the "good guys" and the "bad guys." Her illustrations, and her engaging quote bubbles, bring the Revolution to life again, and allow the characters of the period to speak for themselves. Through its lively text, detailed illustrations, and fully authenticated quotes, George vs. George shines fresh light on both sides of the story of our country's formative years.
Noah Webster's Fighting Words
Noah Webster's Fighting Words
School & Library      ISBN: 1467794104

Noah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States, was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well, everything. Spelling, politics, laws, you name it--he had something to say about it. He even commented on his own opinions With a red pencil in hand, Noah often marked up work that he had already published. So who edited this book? It certainly looks like the ghost of the great American author and patriot picked up a pencil once again to comment on his own biography

-- "Journal"
Ben Franklin: Inventing America
Ben Franklin
Inventing America
Paperback      ISBN: 0760352283

A classic biography of Benjamin Franklin for young readers in a new, illustrated edition.

Benjamin Franklin was a true American original -- an accomplished scientist, athlete, inventor, writer, statesman, diplomat, printer, and philosopher. This classic biography by eminent historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Fleming paints a lively portrait of Franklin, a self-made man blessed with talent and immense curiosity about the world around him. With charm, humor, and a keen understanding of human nature, Franklin guided the American colonies to independence and nationhood. His remarkable career will inspire readers of all ages.

1607: A New Look at Jamestown
A New Look at Jamestown
Hardcover      ISBN: 1426300123
1607: A New Look at Jamestown is the last word on America's first colony. With expert appraisal of new archaeological evidence, this National Geographic title stands alone for timely authority and visual appeal.

Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. The text has been researched with the help of National Geographic grantee Dr. William Kelso. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country's history changed forever.

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20 Fun Facts about Benjamin Franklin
20 Fun Facts about Benjamin Franklin
Library      ISBN: 1538202832

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the Founding Father, including his inventions, his founding of the first American library, his improvements to the post office system, his printing industry, and his time as an ambassador.

20 Fun Facts about George Washington
20 Fun Facts about George Washington
Library      ISBN: 1538202840

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the Founding Father, including his early history as a general, his relationships with other Founding Fathers, and his time as America's first president.

20 Fun Facts about James Madison
20 Fun Facts about James Madison
Library      ISBN: 1538202859

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the Founding Father, including his prolific writings, his work on the ratification of America's constitution, his environmentalism, and his time in the White House.

20 Fun Facts about the 13 Colonies
20 Fun Facts about the 13 Colonies
Library      ISBN: 1538219050