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The Forty-Niners: The Story of the California Gold Rush

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847329

After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.

The Great Race: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847411

Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.

The Jesse Owens Story

Gabi Mezger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847510

This fictionalized biography describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

Marvelous Marbles

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847633

Readers learn the history of marbles as well as how to play popular marble games.

Mother of Invention

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847657

After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.

Presidential Pet "Tails"

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847893

Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.

Sagebrush

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847985

Little Eagle raises a baby buffalo as a pet and friend until he realizes what friendship means.

Schoolhouse on the Prairie

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847992

In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa. This book presents the story of some of her students and their adventures in school during pioneer days on the prairie.

James Meets the Prairie

Katy Z. Allen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847503

James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.

Kit Carson: A Life of Adventure

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847541

Presents a fictionalized account of the early life of Kit Carson and his travels throughout the West.

A Refugee's Journey From Myanmar

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119711

Nazir, his father, and older brother live in Myanmar, a country that has experienced many years of violence. As a part of the Rohingya minority group, the family is considered unwelcome in their homeland. Nazir and his father flee by boat to a refugee camp, eventually escaping as refugees to the United States. Interspersed with facts about Myanmar and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

Haunted at Sea

Jaime Winters (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120571

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind ships and sites at sea around the world that are reported to be haunted. From disastrous voyages and missing ships to ghostly sailors and other creatures, narrative text weaves paranormal tales for readers. Historical records and eyewitness accounts are the evidence for the debunked or unexplained stories.

Haunted Castles and Forts

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120533

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind castles and forts around the world that are reported to be haunted. Using a narrative style, the book tells the debunked and unexplained stories of paranormal occurrences in the castles of royals and the forts of armies. Readers will examine the historical records and eyewitness accounts of ghostly events, and evaluate the evidence.

Cultural Traditions in Vietnam

Julia Labrie (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119568

This interesting book examines the holidays and traditions in Vietnam, which include colorful festivals that celebrate meaningful lunar calendar days and unique family traditions. Dynamic images, concise fact boxes, and clear text introduce readers to the traditional foods, clothing, and other practices used to celebrate holidays in Vietnam. Readers will also find out about Vietnamese folklore and religious practices.

Canada's 150th Birthday

Kathy Middleton (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118592

Celebrating the country's 150th birthday in 2017, it’s time to celebrate Canada! This timely title explores the exciting events and celebrations that are taking place in honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial year. From the traveling SESQUI festival to special community projects everywhere, Canada’s 150th Birthday offers an exciting opportunity to discover how Canadians will be celebrating the country's history, people, and cultures. Children will be inspired by the engaging activities that encourage students to get involved in coming up with their own ideas to wish Canada a happy birthday.

Cultural Traditions in Cuba

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119490

A nation with Spanish, African, Asian, and Caribbean roots, Cuba’s people celebrate their diversity with a range of cultural traditions. From celebrated Cuban music and dance to legends and family customs, this interesting book guides readers through the celebrations and traditions practiced by Cubans throughout each year. Other celebrations include national holidays and Christian observances.

Cultural Traditions in Ghana

Joan Marie Galat (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119506

Made up of diverse cultures and with a history of European rule, Ghana is rich in unique traditions. Many holidays and festivals celebrate national events, food harvests, and religious holy days. From unique clothing to traditional music, storytelling, and foods, readers will delight in this interesting title that follows the different holidays and cultural traditions throughout the year in Ghana.

Cultural Traditions in Honduras

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119513

This fascinating book introduces readers to the cultural traditions in the Central American country of Honduras. A largely Catholic country, readers will learn how Honduran people celebrate traditional religious holy days in new and different ways. Family celebrations and indigenous cultural traditions are also detailed. Colorful images and fact boxes examine the traditional clothing and foods of Honduras.

Cultural Traditions in Iceland

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119520

Iceland is a country full of unique traditions—some stemming from its Norse heritage and others from religious observances. Readers will learn about the interesting cultural traditions of Iceland, from distinctive food festivals to family traditions, as well as holidays connected to traditional myths and stories. Topics also include Icelandic celebrations of familiar holidays such as Easter and Christmas.

Cultural Traditions in Poland

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119537

This engaging book takes readers through a year of holidays and traditions in Poland. Many of the country’s holidays are based on Catholic holy days—but traditional Polish customs, clothing, and food remain at the center of every occasion. Colorful images and clear text also help readers discover traditions and holidays unique to Poland, such as harvest festivals and family traditions.

Cultural Traditions in Sri Lanka

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119544

Known for its diversity, Sri Lanka is a country with many unique cultural traditions. This intriguing book guides readers through a year of holidays and traditions in the country, from Buddhist celebrations such as Poya Days, to the family traditions of specific ethnic groups. Other celebrations also include Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic holidays, and festivals celebrating food and farming.

Cultural Traditions in Turkey

Joan Marie Galat (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119551

A country with a rich history and culture, Turkey’s cultural traditions are influenced by Islamic holy days and its diverse ethnic population. Clear images and text with interesting fact boxes guide readers through a year of traditions and celebrations in the influential country. Find out also how traditional Turkish foods, clothing, and music are featured and celebrated.

Be a Diary Detective

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118714

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

Be a Photograph Detective

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118721

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine photographs as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.

Be a Speech Detective

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118738

Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine speeches as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.