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The Cold War

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906722

The Cold War was a different kind of war that lasted for more than 40 years. Countries did not shoot at one another, but they spied on and competed against one another. It was a war of beliefs as the United States believed in democracy and the Soviet Union advocated communism.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Blythe Lawrence (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851862

Explores the events and discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

The Louisiana Purchase

Blythe Lawrence (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851879

Explores the Louisiana Purchase and the changes it led to. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

The Texas Revolution

Xina M. Uhl (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851916

Explores the causes, battles, and aftermath of the Texas Revolution. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Slavery and the Missouri Compromise

Elisabeth Herschbach (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851909

Explores the Missouri Compromise and its relationship to slavery in the United States. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

The War of 1812

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851923

Explores the causes, battles, and aftermath of the War of 1812. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Manifest Destiny and the Journey West

Cynthia Kennedy Henzel (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851886

Explores the concept of manifest destiny and its impact on westward migration. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

The Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851855

Explores the Indian Removal Act and its effects. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

The Mexican–American War

Nick Rebman (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851893

Explores the causes, battles, and aftermath of the Mexican–American War. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

A Day at the Museum

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133824

Ana and Andrew are excited when Grandma comes to stay. During her visit, the family tours the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and learns about important African American achievements.

Summer in Savannah

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133848

It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source!

Going to Ghana

Christine Platt (author) Junissa Bianda (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136665

Ana & Andrew are going to Ghana! Papa is traveling to Ghana and the family gets to go too! Ana & Andrew love learning about Ghanaian culture, especially the food! While there, they visit Cape Coast Castle to honor their ancestors. There, they learn about the origins of the slave trade.

Kiyo Sato: From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service

Connie Goldsmith (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401584

We are internees, not prisoners. Here's the truth: I am now a non-alien, stripped of my constitutional rights. I am a prisoner in a concentration camp in my own country. I sleep on a canvas cot under which is a suitcase with my life's belongings: a change of clothes, underwear, a notebook and pencil. Why?" In 1941 Kiyo Sato and her eight younger siblings lived with their parents on a small farm near Sacramento, California, where they grew strawberries, nuts, and other crops. Kiyo had started college the year before when she was eighteen, and her eldest brother, Seiji, would soon join the US Army. The younger children attended school and worked on the farm after class and on Saturday. The Satos were an ordinary American family. Until they weren't. On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, US president Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan and the United States officially entered World War II. Soon after, in February and March 1942, Roosevelt signed two executive orders which paved the way for the military to round up all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast and incarcerate them in isolated internment camps for the duration of the war. Kiyo and her family were among the nearly 120,000 internees.

A Bowl Full of Peace

Caren Stelson (author) Akira Kusaka (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582194

In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko Yasui's story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and her message of peace to a young audience. Sachiko's family home was about half a mile from where the atomic bomb fell on August 9, 1945. When they returned to the rubble where their home once stood, her father miraculously found their serving bowl fully intact. This delicate, green, leaf-shaped bowl—which once held their daily meals—now holds memories of the past and serves as a vessel of hope, peace, and new traditions for Sachiko and the surviving members of her family.

The Stanley Cup Finals: Hockey's Greatest Tournament

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401249

Each season the two best teams in the NHL (National Hockey League) battle for hockey's biggest prize: the Stanley Cup. Follow the epic upsets, game-winning goals, and most amazing games from the Stanley Cup Finals.

Ninja Competitions

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583252

At ninja competitions, athletes jump, climb, and flip their way through a twisted obstacle course. Explore the history behind the wild sport of ninja and its connection to ninja of the past.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583832

Hockey is a thrilling, fast-paced sport, and the action gets even more intense during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fans can't get enough of the booming slap shots, the devastating body checks, and the overtime finishes. The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Quest for Hockey's Biggest Prize covers it all with exciting text and vivid photos. The greatest games, the biggest moments, and the most incredible goals are all here. Join Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin, and more hockey superstars of the past and present on a fun journey through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The World Series: Baseball's Fall Classic

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401287

From the greatest pitching performances to the thrilling extra-inning wins of the MLB (Major League Baseball) World Series, discover the history of the most-watched games in baseball. Plus, learn about the future of the Fall Classic.

The Super Bowl: Football's Game of the Year

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401263

At the end of every season, football fans watch the Super Bowl to see the top teams in the NFL (National Football League) battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The biggest game of the year has a culture of its own, from dazzling halftime shows to hilarious TV commercials. Dive into the Super Bowl's long history of epic football face-offs, nail-biting comebacks, and unbelievable upsets, and discover why each game keeps fans talking for years to come.

The World Cup: Soccer's Greatest Tournament

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401270

Get an inside look at the men's and women's soccer World Cup. Explore the phenomenal performances, jaw-dropping goals, and biggest celebrations that have made the World Cup the most popular sports event in the world.

Pro Soccer Upsets

Thomas Carothers (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583719

Thrilling upsets are part of what makes professional soccer so exciting! Sometimes, a team that barely makes it to the playoffs can win it all on a penalty kick for the league championship. Learn about the most exciting upsets and underdog moments in soccer through exciting photos and action-packed text.

Pro Football Upsets

Mickey Gilliam (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583696

A football soars through the air—and the perfect pass is fumbled by the receiver! In one moment, a team that barely made the playoffs can beat the favorite to win the Super Bowl. Dive into thrilling plays and other surprising moments in professional football.

Pro Basketball Upsets

Mickey Gilliam (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583689

The countdown clock is almost at zero—and suddenly, a player scores a three-pointer to win the game! Professional basketball is full of underdog stories. Sometimes, a lower-seeded team can dominate the top seed to win an NBA Championship. Learn about some of the biggest upsets in basketball history.

Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583368

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about the biggest engineering goofs throughout history—from bridges that collapsed to ships that sank. Discover how engineering mistakes have also led to improvements, such as stricter building regulations and the use of sturdier materials.

Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401508

In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will also discover a a spectacular timeline of the history of animal life on Earth. Dive into the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.