Children's History
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.
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Paperback      ISBN: 0439095549

Presents a biography, including excerpts from his speeches, letters, and other writings, of the man who was President during the Civil War.

Action Presidents: George Washington!
Action Presidents
George Washington!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062394053

Where the history is real and the jokes are fake "A delightful, educational spin on history--and plenty of jokes," said School Library Journal. "Sheer joy, " praised Booklist in a starred review.

Finalist for the 2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award in Middle Grade Nonfiction

The first Action Presidents book will turn even the most reluctant reader into a history buff. George Washington, ultimate founding father and awesome American, practically jumps off the page.

We all know that George Washington was our first president and a hero of the American Revolution, but did you also know that he didn't want to be president and had teeth so bad that he hated to smile?

Wimpy Kid meets the Who Was ... series in these hilarious new graphic novels from New York Times bestselling comic book author Fred Van Lente and award-winning cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey.

U.S. history comes to life like never before Historically accurate and highly entertaining, Action Presidents is perfect for curious minds. With timelines, maps, charts, and more, readers will keep learning until the last page.

Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace
School & Library      ISBN: 1786030764
Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the colorful life of Lord Byron's daughter, from her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program.

As a child, Ada had a big imagination and a talent for mathematics. She grew up in a noble household in England, where she dedicated herself to studying. Her work with the famous inventor, Charles Babbage, on a very early kind of computer made her the world's first computer programmer. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical images and a detailed profile of the mathematician's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Paperback      ISBN: 1481479423

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this brand-new nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures.

On a list of the worst people ever, Adolf Hitler is certainly at or near the top.

Born the son of a low-ranking government official, no one would have predicted that the young Adolf would grow up and become the leader of millions of Germans as well as one of the most despised figures of the twentieth century.

Hitler himself wanted to be an artist, but he couldn't get into art school. The rejection was just one more thing in a long chain of events that made him angry. Angry at the world. Angry at specific groups of people. As his anger grew, so did his hatred until eventually there was very little else left.

When Hitler entered politics, he found himself surrounded by people who agreed with him. Who would listen to his rants and would happily follow his every decree and cheer his every word.

But why did people let him do that? Why did they follow him? What made his policies so attractive? And what made Adolf Hitler so popular? Find out with this biography that takes a deeper look at Hitler...because history isn't just about the heroes.
Adventures of the Greek Heroes
Adventures of the Greek Heroes
Paperback      ISBN: 0395137144

These timeless stories about mighty Hercules, fearless Jason, and creepy-crawly Medusa have been told for generations. The world's secrets are revealed through magical mythological tales of amazing people, animals, and places—and these stories are sure to charm and excite readers who like fantastic and fun adventures.

Perfect for the younger reader, Adventures of the Greek Heroes is a wonderful introduction to the rousing and rollicking world of Greek myths.

This exciting collection includes the adventures of Hercules, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheaus, Meleager, and the Argonauts.

Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
Africa Is My Home
A Child of the Amistad
Paperback      ISBN: 0763676470
"A remarkable story of resilience, faith, and hope." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad--and eventually makes her way home to Africa. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this fictionalized book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.
African Americans in Minnesota: Telling Our Own Stories
African Americans in Minnesota
Telling Our Own Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513800

This book features true stories about the lives and times of nine children and adults whose contributions to their state's history span nearly two centuries, from the early 1800s to the present day. These stories include accounts of family life, school days, chores, games and amusements, employment, escapes from slavery, and immigration. The twentieth-century stories include examples of experiences with racial discrimination and interest in civil rights activities, as well as events in the lives of a recent immigrant from Somalia and his family.

Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
School & Library      ISBN: 184780960x
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Agatha Christie, the most famous crime writer of all time.

When Agatha was young, she read books every night, but always had her own idea for how they should end As an adult, her crime novels, with their twists and turns and peculiar detectives, challenged the minds of millions of readers, making her the queen of mystery and the best-selling novelist of all time. This stirring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the author's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS