It was the War of 1812, and the Battle of Baltimore raged! The Americans’ valiant defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem – and the Star-Spangled Banner was born. Readers will discover the origins of our national anthem in this engaging book.
The Founding Fathers dreamed of a nation that protected the rights of its people. Today, the Constitution and Bill of Rights still promise freedom for all. In this book, beginning readers will learn the basics of the Constitution and its role in the formation of our government.
The bald eagle has symbolized freedom since the Great Seal was designed in 1782 – almost our nation’s beginning. Today we find bald eagles on dollar bills, stamps, flags, and more! Early readers will learn about the history and legacy of this powerful American image.
Did you know the Pledge of Allegiance began as a children’s magazine poem in 1892? Since then it has been recited in schools, courts, and more. This title introduces students to history and meaning of the Pledge.
At over 300 feet tall, the Statue of Liberty is a towering symbol of hope. The statue’s torch has lit the way to freedom for generations of Americans. This book examines the history and power of one of the United States’ most enduring monuments.
In 1777, the United States flag had just 13 stars and stripes. How Old Glory has grown since then! Today, the flag flies over schools, libraries, government buildings, and more. Young readers will learn the flag’s symbolism and origins in this patriotic title.
Since 1800, the White House has been the president’s home. In its halls, leaders sign treaties, the president gives speeches, and tourists learn about history. This fact-filled book teaches students about the past and present of the United States’ most famous building!
In Michelle Obama, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of former first lady and public figure Michelle Obama. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about her life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Obama’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Lyndon B. Johnson in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.
In Presidents' Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram introduces readers to the three U.S. presidents most closely associated with Presidents' Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Presidents' Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Presidents' Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
A representation of American history and expansion, Mount Rushmore honors four great American presidents. Early learners may not yet know the symbolism behind Mount Rushmore, but the engaging photographs will help them create a vivid storyline of this symbolic landmark from conception to completion. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this wordless e-book will help students understand the meaning behind one of the many important symbolic national landmarks in America.
The American flag represents a symbol of freedom in the American culture. The flag should never touch the ground and should be handled respectfully. This wordless e-book shows the construction of the flag to its use. Early learners will be encouraged to learn about the importance of the American flag by determining the meaning behind each photograph. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this e-book is a great tool for teaching young students about our symbol of freedom.
The Bald Eagle is America's national bird and represents freedom and strength. This wordless e-book beautifully shows how a Bald Eagle hatches from an egg and grows into an amazing, powerful bird. Young readers will discover the importance of this mighty bird and determine the meaning behind each photograph. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this e-book is a great tool for teaching young students about the importance and symbolism behind this beautiful bird.
Many people know that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity through lightning, but he was also a great inventor and helped write the Declaration of Independence! Young readers will learn about Franklin's life in this appealing biography that features plenty of vibrant images, supportive text, "Fun Fact" boxes, and an accomodating timeline, glossary, and index.
Thomas Jefferson was a great American who helped the United States win its freedom from England. Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence, later went on to become the third president of the United States, and is even featured on famous Mount Rushmore! Readers will enjoy this biography that includes details of Jefferson's time as a lawyer, his membership in the House of Burgesses, and his role as Secretary of State. The vivid images and supportive text combine with the helpful glossary and index to provide readers with tools for better understanding of the content.
In this fascinating biography, readers will learn about the amazing life of Eleanor Roosevelt as she strived for equality of all. Lively images and a timeline help show children Eleanor's inspiring journey as she grew from a young student in England to the First Lady of the United States to the first female member of the United Nations. The informational text, supportive glossary, table of contents, and index work together with the bright images to give readers the tools they need to better understand the content.
What makes Abigail Adams such an amazing American? Young readers will find out in this intriguing biographical book that uses supportive text, a glossary, index, and table of contents in conjunction with colorful images to engage and encourage children to find someone that they are inspired by.
This informative book teaches early readers about the important impact the government has on our lives. Readers will learn about taxes, the three branches of government, voting, and more through bright images and supportive text. A table of contents, glossary, and index are included to aid in helping readers better understand the content.
People count on good citizens to make America a great country. In this inspiring nonfiction book, readers will learn what they can do to be good citizens, what leaders do to help citizens, and what rules good citizens follow. The appealing images, supportive text, and helpful table of contents, glossary, and index work together to keep readers informed and engaged from cover to cover.
This fact-filled nonfiction book will teach readers about various types of laws--from city laws to national ones--and what impact they have on us. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and supportive text work together to inspire readers to learn all they can about laws. A glossary, table of contents, and index are provided to build readers' comprehension.
Early readers will gain insight and understand why we celebrate George Washington's inspiring life and incredible accomplishments in this appealing nonfiction title. With captivating images, supportive text, and an accessible table of contents, glossary, and index, readers will be engaged from cover to cover!
Readers will learn the history behind the Declaration of Independence and what makes it such an important document in American history. This engaging title features colorful images, informative text, and interesting facts. Featuring a table of contents, glossary, and index, this book has all the tools readers will need to learn about American independence!
Susan B. Anthony believed in equality for everyone. Readers will learn about her inspiring life and how she became known as an amazing American in this early biography that features vivid images and easy-to-read text.
Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the greatest American presidents. In this engaging biographical title that features clear text and images, readers will learn about the amazing things that Lincoln did for the country during the Civil War and why he is considered a hero today.
There are many different places and people that make up a town. Through colorful images and easy-to-read text, early readers learn the important aspects of town communities and are encouraged to look for some of the similarities in their own towns!