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A Natural Man: The True Story of John Henry

Steve Sanfield (author), Peter Thornton (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9781939160850

This timeless ballad has been part of American folklore for over a century. Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry discovers his true calling as a steel-driving man but he inevitably meets his match in a race against a steam drill that provides a powerful metaphor for the disruption and loss of innocence created by the industrial age. Thornton's charcoal drawings deftly capture the triumphal spirit of this cautionary tale.

Baseball

Ray McClellan

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142772

People of all ages love to play and watch the game of baseball. It has been a part of American history for around 150 years. Young readers learn the history of baseball, learn how the game is played, and read about how baseball has become a global sport. Blastoff! Series

Skateboarding

Ray McClellan

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144622

In the 1950s, Californians invented skateboarding so they could surf on land. Roller skate wheels were attached to flat boards. Young readers will learn all about the sport of skateboarding, from the equipment required to its evolution into an extreme sport. Blastoff! Series

Enchanted Castles

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601900

A primer of the familiar fairy-tale setting of enchanted castles, from what makes them spellbound to who inhabits them, plus famous stories and movies in which they have appeared.