Election Day is an important day when citizens choose a leader. But not every country has elections. Young readers will learn about democracy and its history, how a polling station works, and how votes are counted on election day.
June 14 commemorates the adoption of the United States flag in 1777, one year after federation. The day was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and is recognized through much of the United States as a state holiday. Massachusetts still celebrates with a large parade. Readers will learn the history of the adoption of the United States flag and the Army Birthday, also celebrated on this day.
Firefighters are important community workers. These busy men and women are called upon to put out fires and rescue people and animals. They are the heroes of today's world! Children will be thrilled to learn about the equipment firefighters use, putting on a firefighter uniform, fire safety in their homes and communities, the different rooms in a fire station, and the firefighter heroes of 9/11.
Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, doctors, and nurses are just a few of the community workers that help people in emergencies. Children will be amazed by these brave individuals many of whom risk their lives daily to save the lives of others. Children will learn about military services, the Red Cross, the coast guard, equipment used by emergency workers, and how to be prepared in an emergency.
Abigail Adams, the First Lady of the United States, takes Fiona and Finley back in time to her new home at the White House to share her story.
In State Capitol, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a trip to the state capitol. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about how laws are made meet some of the people who help make them. A labeled diagram shows readers different rooms in the capitol, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about what happens at the state capitol using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. State Capitol also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
What began as a day to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, has grown to include every other president to serve as leader of the country. Learn all about Presidents' Day, from its earliest beginnings to how Americans celebrate this occasion today. Children will love this easy-to-understand introduction of this important national holiday.
Once upon a time a dog was looking for a home. Not just any home -- the perfect home, to be exact. So he decides to travel the world, visiting different countries and seeing how other dogs live. On his travels Dog meets a Newfoundland in Newfoundland, an English bulldog in England, a poodle in Paris, and many other different kinds of dogs. And he learns about what they do and how they live. But sadly, none of these places are what Dog has in mind. Can Dog find the perfect home? YES, HE CAN!! Savvy readers may have already guessed where Dog's perfect home is located but everyone, young and old, can't help but smile at the happy ending to his journey.
From the pageantry of the Musical Ride to the movie-good looks of the fictional Dudley Do-Right, the image of the handsome and stalwart Mountie has long been part of popular North American culture. But there's more to being a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police than wearing a red coat. It's an important career law enforcement and public service
Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere. Children will discover why drill sergeants have to be so tough, what it means to be patriotic and why we need Special Forces such as the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets and the Army Rangers. H is for Honor also explains why the annual Army/Navy football game is more than just a game, how much letters from home mean to soldiers, how often military families have to move and what life on base is like. With an underlying message of courage and commitment that every child can relate to, the book will be especially meaningful to those whose parents, siblings or other relatives serve in the Armed Forces.
Found by a young boy and placed into his pocket for safekeeping, Penny feels useless compared to the exciting Superball, the shiny Marble, the adventuresome Rock, and the colorful Bubblegum. But as she reminisces about her life and history, she realizes her worth, and it is reinforced by the young boy's need for her in an important decision.
We often sing the "Star Spangled Banner," but what do the words mean? Why did Franklin Delano Roosevelt stay in office longer than any other U.S. president? Following the style of an old-fashioned primer, The American Reader answers such questions as it gives children a modern, well-rounded view of what it means to be a good citizen. Captivating prose, poems, short stories, and games entertain as they teach about the diverse regions of our country, the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the story of Clara Barton, and the official nicknames for each of our states. A story about Smokey Bear promotes an appreciation of nature and the need to protect it, and another explains how to be helpful and respectful to people with disabilities. The American Reader's lively variety and broad scope will give children of all ages much to learn, think about and enjoy for hours on end.
Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of the District of Columbia. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the district. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and district identity.
A very simple introduction to the life and accomplishments of First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama.
Why do police cars patrol the streets? Police cars help police officers fight crime and stop people from driving dangerously. Get a look into these cars and the equipment police use inside them. Blastoff! Series
Community leaders guide people and help them in times of trouble. They are role models, such as school principals, mayors, and Red Cross volunteers and often teach and help with charities. As the needs of people change, so do the jobs of community leaders.
Government leaders help to govern our country, our states, and our cities. They make important decisions, solve problems, and see that laws are enforced. The people they serve elect most government officials. Long ago, there were not as many government officials as there are today because the United States had a smaller population.
The United States accelerated the space race in 1958 by forming NASA. Eager readers will learn about the history of NASA and its many manned and unmanned missions. Blastoff! Series
This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of how police officers fight crime and keep people safe.
In Police Cars, early readers will learn about the different parts of a police car and how they help police officers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of a police car, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about police cars online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Police Cars also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index.
Do you know why school is closed on some days? Find the answers in this book!
Each kind of coin has a different value. Find out how much pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters are worth.
Examples are used to illustrate how many laws began as grass-roots initiatives, and how much a law can change from the time it is first suggested to the time it is approved.
Emphasis is placed on how all levels must work together to succeed and examples are presented demonstrating how all levels of government contribute to the lives of every citizen.
This book provides essential information on all aspects of the election process. How is a government elected? is packed with plenty of full-color images to help deliver a fundamental message: that the right to vote is one of the cornerstones of a free and democratic society.