Children's History
The 50 States: Fun Facts: Celebrate the People, Places and Food of the U.S.A!
The 50 States: Fun Facts
Celebrate the People, Places and Food of the U.S.A!
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847808697

Part of the best-selling 50 States series of books and activities, The 50 States: Fun Facts celebrates the people, animals, vehicles, food, places, and events unique to America's 50 states--with a 24-piece puzzle map of the United States included to top off the adventure.

Did you know that Connecticut's state insect, the praying mantis, can turn its head nearly all the way around? Or that every year the Iowa State Fair creates a 600-pound butter cow? Each colorfully illustrated spread covers a different category and features 50 boxes, each representing a state and describing in a picture and words one special thing it is known for. The categories:

  • Animals
  • Things that go
  • People
  • Places
  • Festivals and cultural events

"See if you can spot..." boxes challenge you to take a closer look and sturdy cardboard pages make this book perfect for little hands to flip through again and again.

Also available from the 50 States series: The 50 States, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., The 50 States: Activity Book, 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, and I Spy the 50 States.

50 Things You Should Know about American Presidents
50 Things You Should Know about American Presidents
Paperback      ISBN: 1609929365

Across 50 bite-sized chunks of information (and generously illustrated with photos, sketches and infographics), all the presidents are covered - from the first person to take office, George Washington to Barack Obama. Fascinating facts are included on each page: for example, did you know that Franklin D Roosevelt is the longest serving president? The US political system is clearly explained, with the major changes throughout the decades highlighted for easy reference.

50 Things You Should Know About the Vietnam War
50 Things You Should Know About the Vietnam War
Paperback      ISBN: 1609929616

This new title from the 50 Things You Should Know About series is packed full of infographics, illustrations, maps, and color photographs from the period. Not only identifying major political and military figures from both sides of the conflict with the 'Who's Who' pages, this title also documents the significance of medical workers, protesters, and civilians caught in the crossfire. Photos of memorabilia, such as patches, pins, and bracelets, add a personal aspect to the war.

50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories
50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0147518121
From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history

"The arrangement of contemporary figures alongside those from the distant past should help give readers the sense that history is unfolding all around them."--Publishers Weekly

A compilation of biographies profiling some of the most intrepid women in history and today. From athletes, comediennes, and TV personalities, to world leaders, political figures, and activists, these women paved the way for future generations and have proven that hard work and passion will help you achieve just about anything. Chock full of interesting facts and bursts of trivia, plus a glossary and a fun quiz are sure to entertain and inform
882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic
882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic
Paperback      ISBN: 0439042968

Reissued for Spring 2012 to coincide with the anniversary of the sinking of the TITANIC in April 1912.

Here is the one book with all of the answers to your questions about the TITANIC This is the heart-stopping story about the legendary ship--from the building,
maiden voyage, and tragic sinking, to its high-tech discovery on the ocean floor. Special features include the making of the James Cameron movie, true-or-false
quizzes, and real-life stories of the young people who sailed on the fateful journey. Illustrated with dozens of paintings, diagrams, and rare photographs.
A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
A is for Abigail
An Almanac of Amazing American Women
School & Library      ISBN: 0689858191

Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again.
Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.

Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History
Aaron and Alexander
The Most Famous Duel in American History
School & Library      ISBN: 159643998x

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the politics of the young United States of America put them in constant conflict. Their extraordinary story of bitter fighting and resentment culminates in their famous duel. For young patriots who may not yet know the shocking and tragic story, Aaron and Alexander captures the spirit of these two great men who so valiantly served their country and ultimately allowed their pride and ego to cause their demise.

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Abe's Honest Words
The Life of Abraham Lincoln
School & Library      ISBN: 1423104080

From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved towards greater equality and prosperity.

Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.

The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin's Big Words and John's Secret Dreams. Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe's Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.
Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days
Abigail Adams
Girl of Colonial Days
Paperback      ISBN: 0689716575

A biography focusing on the early years of the parson's daughter who became the wife of our second president

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Paperback      ISBN: 1481425056

Explore the childhood of legendary US President Abraham Lincoln, whose legacy as a Civil War leader and lover of freedom makes him an unforgettable all-star in American history.

Abraham Lincoln received less than two years of formal education, but he had a passion for knowledge: he would walk for miles to borrow a book and eventually taught himself to become a lawyer. His legal career lead to a term in the US House of Representatives, and he was later selected as the Republican presidential candidate in 1860 and elected president. Shortly after his inauguration, the Civil War broke out, and for the rest of his life, Lincoln served as a wartime president, achieving the hugely challenging task of keeping the Union together until the Confederate surrender in April of 1865. Weeks later Lincoln was assassinated, but his legacy lives on.

From his humble beginnings in a Kentucky log cabin to his stepmother's encouragement of education, the details of Abraham Lincoln's childhood are revealed in this narrative biography about the events and influences that made him into the exceptional American leader he became.