The American flag is a symbol for freedom and unity. In this engaging nonfiction title, young readers learn a brief history of the American flag and are encouraged to learn and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
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!
Give early readers a look into who determines the rules for various places--from the classroom to the entire country! With vivid images in conjunction with easy-to-read text, readers are encouraged to recognize and follow rules that impact their lives.
Discover captivating historical facts in this informational text that focuses on the life and times of George Washington and his partnership with his secretary and “right-hand man,” Alexander Hamilton. This nonfiction reader includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.
Many people have given their lives to protect the United States of America. Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday of May, is the day Americans honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. This title offers facts about the history and traditions of this important holiday for beginning readers.
In the United States, Presidents’ Day is a special day to honor those leaders who have held the country’s highest office. Every third Monday of February, citizens learn about the lives of the nation’s presidents, visit national monuments, and hold historical reenactments. This title will inform young readers of this holiday’s history and how its celebrations have transformed through the years.
Firefighters are brave in the face of danger. They must be strong and alert to get their work done. Firefighters rush into action to put out fires. They search burning buildings to make sure everyone is out safely. This informative title for young readers will ignite their interest in firefighters.
Rain or shine, it is the duty of mail carriers to pick up and deliver letters, packages, and more. Mail carriers are often seen driving down streets in small trucks or hauling full mail from door to door. This informative title for young readers delivers facts about the important work of mail carriers.
As they patrol streets and neighborhoods, police officers enforce laws and stop crime. They make communities safer! Being a police officer requires leadership skills and the ability to make good decisions in stressful situations. Beginning readers will be fascinated by this title on these brave community helpers.
This book discusses the childhood, family background, education, and daily life of historic First Kids Sasha and Malia Obama. From campaign trail to White House, readers will learn what it's like to have a father who is the U.S. president. Topics covered include Barack Obama's inauguration and the Obama family's move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Additionally, readers will learn about living in the White House and traveling with the Secret Service. Also covered are Sasha and Malia's letter from the Bush twins, their new puppy, Bo, and their hobbies and activities. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating lives of Sasha and Malia Obama! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Government is a word we hear all the time but what does it really mean? That is the central theme of this impressively illustrated book as it helps peel away the confusion young readers may have about something that plays a vital role in all of our lives.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States.
This biography introduces readers to Donald Trump including his early career as a real estate developer, his successful television series the Apprentice and the Celebrity Apprentice, and his rise in politics from the Democratic and Reform Parties to his 2016 victory as the Republican candidate for president. Information about his childhood, family, and personal life is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
This biography introduces readers to the life of Donald Trump. Easy-to-read text details Trump’s childhood and education, his career as real estate developer, and his success as a reality television star. Trump’s political career is examined, from his early presidential aspirations in the Reform Party to the 2016 campaign when he and Mike Pence defeated Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Paine. Information about Trump’s childhood, family, and personal life is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Take a look inside the life and future presidency of the Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. This book includes engaging timelines, compelling photographs, a comprehensive phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further reading that will pique readers' interest.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a Federal Air Marshal, including how they work undercover on flights to fight terrorism. Explains how they fit under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), what it takes to get a job, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of SWAT officers, including the work they do to catch dangerous criminals and free hostages. Describes what it takes to become a SWAT officer and includes real-life missions. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of US Border Patrol Agents, including the work they do to keep criminals, weapons, and drugs out of the United States. Describes what it takes to get a job as a border patrol agent, the training required, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a US Secret Service agents, including their work catching counterfeiters and protecting the president of the United States. Describes training required to be an agent and what a day in the life is like in the field. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a CIA officer, including their work recruiting agents and spies, how they gather intelligence, and work to keep the United States safe from terrorism. Describes real-life missions and what it takes to get a job in the Central Intellegence Agency. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of an FBI officer, including their work capturing terrorists, enforcing federal laws, and investigating crimes. Describes real-life cases and what it takes to get a job in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the world’s most influential political leaders. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each political leader and how their accomplishments helped change the world.
Describes common community helpers that a child might see around town. Includes visual literacy activity.
Describes what K9 police dogs do, where they work, how they are trained, and which dog breeds are the best at working as police dogs. Includes stories about dogs that work for real police forces around the world.
Describes dogs that work to detect explosives in many locations. Explains training dogs and handlers require, along with the best breeds for the job. Includes stories of dogs that have worked on K9 Police squads and as military working dogs in Iraq.