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Air Transportation: From Balloons to Superjets

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214800

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in aviation – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

Road Transportation: From Carts to Racing Cars

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214817

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in wheeled transport – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

Music Technology: From Gramophones to Music Streaming

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214824

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in music technology – from the earliest recordings to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

Computer Technology: From Punch Cards to Supercomputers

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214831

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in computer technology – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

Space Exploration: From Rockets to Space Stations

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214848

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in space technology – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

Communication Technology: From Smoke Signals to Smartphones

Tracey Kelly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781214855

This book traces the story of the development of inventions in communication technology – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.

April

K. C. Kelley (author) Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434570

How did April get it's name? What are some famous holidays celebrated during this month? Were any famous people born in April? Such questions and more are answered in this trivia-packed book.

December

K. C. Kelley (author) Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434655

How did December get it's name? What are some famous holidays celebrated during this month? Were any famous people born in December? Such questions and more are answered in this trivia-packed book.

February

K. C. Kelley (author) Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434556

How did February get it's name? What are some famous holidays celebrated during this month? Were any famous people born in February? Such questions and more are answered in this trivia-packed book.

The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Rhonda Gowler Greene (author) Scott Brundage (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138360

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.

K is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet

Kristen Kane (author), Laura Knorr (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366361

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Gettysburg, Ben Franklin's inventions, the Liberty Bell -- there is so much to learn about Pennsylvania's history and geography. K is for Keystone is a wonderful introduction to many of Pennsylvania's unique features for readers young and old."E is for Easton A town where you can see, The birthplace of crayons and markers, In the Crayola FACTORY." "The word Crayola comes from the French word craie (chalk) and the first part of the word oleaginous (an oily paraffin wax). In 1903 cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created an overnight success with their Crayola crayons made for school use. Seventy-five years later Crayola markers were produced. The Crayola FACTORY in Easton, Pennsylvania, includes a hands-on discovery center and offers demonstrations that show how crayons and markers are made."

A Fist for Joe Louis and Me

Trinka Hakes Noble (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146174

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy. Detroit's auto industry is affected and thousands of people lose their jobs, including Gordy's father. When his mother takes on work with a Jewish tailor, Gordy becomes friends with Ira, the tailor's son, bonding over their shared interest in boxing and Joe Louis. As the boys' friendship grows, Gordy feels protective of Ira, wanting to help the new boy fit in. At the same time, America is gearing up for the rematch between Joe Louis and the German boxer, Max Schmeling. For many Americans this fight is about good versus evil (US against Nazi Germany). Against the backdrop of the 1938 Fight of the Century, a young boy learns what it means to make a stand for a friend.

Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank's Diary

Meeg Pincus (author) Jordi Solano (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146303

The story of Anne Frank and her diary is one of the world's most important and well-known, but less is known about the woman who sheltered Anne and her family for years and, ultimately, rescued Anne's diary from Nazi clutches. Miep Gies was a woman who rose to bravery when humanity needed it and risked everything for her neighbors. It is because of Miep we know Anne Frank--and now, this is Miep's story.

A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet

Richard Michelson (author), Ron Mazellan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536356

From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Davy Crockett

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

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131651

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

Albert Einstein

Czeena Devera (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130562

Albert Einstein in The My Itty-Bitty Bio series is a biography for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Albert Einstein in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions. Includes a timeline, primary sources, glossary, and index.

Alfred Nobel

Czeena Devera (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130555

Alfred Nobel in The My Itty-Bitty Bio series is a biography for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Alfred Nobel in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions. Includes a timeline, primary sources, glossary, and index.

Benjamin Banneker

Katie Marsico (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130470

Benjamin Banneker in The My Itty-Bitty Bio series is a biography for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Benjamin Banneker in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions. Includes a timeline, primary sources, glossary, and index.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131644

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