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Surviving the Hindenburg

Larry Verstraete (author), David Geister (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310040

On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board, a remarkable 62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship's 14-year-old cabin boy. In Surviving the Hindenburg, writer Larry Verstraete recounts young Werner's story of the airship's final voyage. Through Werner's memories young readers will explore the inner workings of the giant airship, marvel at the breathtaking vistas from its observation windows, and hold their breath during Werner's terrifying escape from the fiery devastation. "My mind didn't start working again until I was on the ground," Werner said later. "Then I started running." Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages. Larry Verstraete's book, S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. David Geister's work has been featured in The History Channel Magazine. His books include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Friends for Freedom

Suzanne Slade (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346517

No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.

The Real King Tut

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131248

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of King Tut? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

The Real Typhoid Mary

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131217

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Typhoid Mary? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131347

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. U.S. Women's National Soccer Team explores the way the celebrated team served to bring Americans--and American women--together across the years. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131408

The events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the attack through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Battle of Bunker Hill

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131354

The events surrounding the Battle of Bunker Hill did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the Revolutionary War battle through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Battle of Gettysburg

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131415

The events surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the Civil War battle through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Boston Tea Party

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131361

The events surrounding the Boston Tea Party did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the historic protest through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Dust Bowl

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131422

The events of the Dust Bowl period did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the period through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131378

The events surrounding westward expansion did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the historic push west through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Viewpoints on the Underground Railroad

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131392

The operation of the Underground Railroad did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the escape network through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Rosa Parks

Emma E. Haldy (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131699

The Mi Mini Biografia series are Spanish language biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Rosa Parks in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Sacagawea

Emma E. Haldy (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131705

The Mi Mini Biografia series are Spanish language biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Sacagawea in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Somali Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130760

Somali Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Somalia in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Somali heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

The Movie Industry

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130975

Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, The Movie Industry in the Global Citizens: Modern Media series explores the topic through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of the movie industry. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index.

The Real Albert Einstein

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131231

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Albert Einstein? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

The Real Anne Boleyn

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131194

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Anne Boleyn? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

The Real Benedict Arnold

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131262

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Benedict Arnold? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

The Real Dolley Madison

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131224

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Dolley Madison? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

The Real Genghis Khan

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131200

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Genghis Khan? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Martin Luther King, Jr. SP

Emma E. Haldy (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131682

The Mi Mini Biografia series are Spanish language biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Miracle on Ice

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131279

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Miracle on Ice explores the way the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team served to bring Americans together in a time we needed it most. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Harriet Tubman

Czeena Devera (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131675

The Mi Mini Biografia series are Spanish language biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Harriet Tubman in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Hedy Lamarr and Classified Communication

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130821

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Hedy Lamarr and Classified Communication examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to modern technology like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.