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George Washington Carver

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396731

George Washington Carver was born a slave and grew up to be a great botanist and inventor! Readers will learn why George was known as the "plant doctor" as a young boy, his strong desire to learn, and how he taught other farmers about crop rotation. Vibrant images, supportive text, a glossary, table of contents, and index work in conjunction to engage and delight readers as they learn all they can about "The Peanut Man"!

Bertha Takes a Drive

Jan Adkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896962

In this nonfiction joyride, Bertha Benz and her sons drive across Germany in the world's first automobile. It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.

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.

Our Texas

Jackie Mims Hopkins (author) Craig J. Spearing (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607341888

Take a tour of the Lone Star State. From King Ranch to the Alamo on through the capital city of Austin, explore historical sites, learn about the people who helped Texas develop, and discover the natural beauty of this dynamic state.Revised and re-illustrated, OUR TEXAS (originally TUMBLEWEED TOM ON THE TEXAS TRAIL) takes readers on a tour of the cities and wilderness of this larger-than-life state.

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

The Inventor's Secret

Suzanne Slade (author) Jennifer Reinhardt (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347125

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Waiting for Pumpsie

Barry Wittenstein (author)London Ladd (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895453

In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America. This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman (author) David C. Gardner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles in the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, these are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time that Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.

South Carolina

Holly Saari (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730895

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of South Carolina. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

Sioux

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609586

An introduction to the Sioux lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Sioux story cautions against boastfulness and false warnings.

Apache

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609531

An introduction to the Apache lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Apache story recounts how the mountains were formed.

Cherokee

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609548

An introduction to the Cherokee lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Cherokee story recounts why some creatures are able to fly.

Iroquois

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609555

An introduction to the Iroquois lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Iroquois story recounts how the world began.

Navajo

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609562

An introduction to the Navajo lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Navajo story recounts how two brothers saved humanity.

Nez Perce

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609579

An introduction to the Nez Perce lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Nez Perce story recounts how different tribes came to exist.

Bayern Munich

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608473

An elementary introduction to the German soccer team Bayern Munich, including a brief history since the team’s 1900 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.

FC Barcelona

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608480

An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona, including a brief history since the team’s 1899 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Real Madrid

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608510

An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid, including a brief history since the team’s 1902 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Liverpool FC

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608497

An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Liverpool FC, including a brief history since the team’s 1892 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.

AC Milan

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608466

An elementary introduction to the Italian soccer team AC Milan, including a brief history since the team’s 1899 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Manchester United

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608503

An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Manchester United, including a brief history since the team’s 1878 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.

Monster Birds (Teratorns)

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608107

An elementary exploration of monster birds, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their wide wings and long feathers helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Dire Wolves

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608077

An elementary exploration of dire wolves, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their shaggy hair, strong jaws, and sharp teeth helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Saber-toothed Cats

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608114

An elementary exploration of saber-toothed cats, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their sharp, curved teeth and short legs helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Stag-moose

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608121

An elementary exploration of stag-moose, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their wide antlers and sharp hooves helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.