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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.

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.

Davy Crockett

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

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634722179

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are 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.

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette (author) Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126404

When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.

P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet

Carol Crane (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366200

As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.

The Bill of Rights

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179165

After the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, James Madison realized there were no laws established to protect the rights of the people. In 1791, the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution. Beginning readers will be introduced to this important symbol of freedom through its definition, history, and examples of how people practice their rights today!

The Lincoln Memorial

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179172

Of all the U.S. presidents, Abraham Lincoln stands out as a champion of change and equality. It is no surprise the Lincoln Memorial is considered a symbol of freedom. This title provides a look into the achievements of President Lincoln and why we honor his legacy today with the Lincoln Memorial!

Mount Rushmore

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179158

Carved into America’s heartland, Mount Rushmore celebrates four presidents who made America what it is today. This symbol of freedom is at center stage in this title for beginning readers, highlighting Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln through leveled text and vibrant matching photos!

The Washington Monument

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179189

Known as one of America’s greatest leaders, George Washington led an army of rebels to independence. Today, we honor his successes through the Washington Monument. Beginning readers will find informative text and features along with eye-catching photos from cover to cover in this title about the Washington Monument!

Chicago Bears

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514840

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Chicago Bears. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Dallas Cowboys

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514857

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Dallas Cowboys. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Denver Broncos

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514864

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Denver Broncos. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Green Bay Packers

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514871

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Green Bay Packers. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Houston Texans

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514888

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Houston Texans. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

Indianapolis Colts

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514895

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the Indianapolis Colts. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.

New England Patriots

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514901

This photo-illustrated book will introduce young readers to the superstars of the New England Patriots. Readers will learn about the team's history in the NFL, star players' accomplishments, and more. Includes fast facts and football words to know.