If ever there is an iconic comic strip, it is Peanuts. What began in the funny pages in 1950 has developed into an enduring classic. Whether you're persnickety like Lucy, a philosopher like Linus, a joyous Flying Ace like Snoopy, or a lovable underdog like Charlie Brown, there is something to touch your heart or make you laugh in Peanuts.
Over 125 years ago our beloved Statue of Liberty made its way to New York Harbor. This Step 2 non-fiction reader uses illustrations and photographs to tell the story of how Lady Liberty was sculpted, transported from France, unveiled, and made into an American icon.
Accompanied by NASA photographs and Dorros s colorful, lively drawings, the text explains the Earth s rotation in clear and simple terms. An experiment using a lamp as the sun further clarifies the principles introduced. BL.
Inge Auerbacher's childhood was as happy and peaceful as that of any other German child--until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and because Inge's family was Jewish, she and her parents with sent to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Auerbachers defied death for three years, and were finally freed in 1945. In her own words, Inge Auerbacher tells her family's harrowing story--and how they carried with them ever after the strength and courage of will that allowed them to survive.
"A moving story . . . The author's] perspective, while chilling, pierces the heart with memorable imagery." --Publishers Weekly
Danny wishes his dad would come home from Nevada for Christmas and writes him a letter to tell him so. When snow cuts off the mail until spring, only postman John Thompson can get through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to deliver his letter. Based on a true story, this is lively historical fiction with a nice sense of character and adventure, and] the illustrations are packed with feeling and action. --BL.
Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives.
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 different time...a different place...What if you were there? If you sailed on the Mayflower
--What could you take with you?
--How would you keep clean?
--What would you do when you first got to shore? Get ready to go back in time to 1620 to discover what it was like to sail the Mayflower