Fiona and Finley bake up a storm in their parent's Sweet Shop, but nothing's sweeter than the magic that happens when their parrot, Tick Tock, squawks: Look at the time! That means a special customer has arrived, and a new adventure is set to begin. Each title features a notable figure from US history, who takes the siblings along for an adventure, and tells them a bit about him or herself in the process.
From American revolutionaries to abolitionists to suffragettes, generations have celebrated the Liberty Bell’s message of freedom. This informative book explores the history and importance of America’s most famous bell.
Did you know the Pledge of Allegiance began as a children’s magazine poem in 1892? Since then it has been recited in schools, courts, and more. This title introduces students to history and meaning of the Pledge.
It was the War of 1812, and the Battle of Baltimore raged! The Americans’ valiant defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem – and the Star-Spangled Banner was born. Readers will discover the origins of our national anthem in this engaging book.
At over 300 feet tall, the Statue of Liberty is a towering symbol of hope. The statue’s torch has lit the way to freedom for generations of Americans. This book examines the history and power of one of the United States’ most enduring monuments.
The Founding Fathers dreamed of a nation that protected the rights of its people. Today, the Constitution and Bill of Rights still promise freedom for all. In this book, beginning readers will learn the basics of the Constitution and its role in the formation of our government.
In 1777, the United States flag had just 13 stars and stripes. How Old Glory has grown since then! Today, the flag flies over schools, libraries, government buildings, and more. Young readers will learn the flag’s symbolism and origins in this patriotic title.
Since 1800, the White House has been the president’s home. In its halls, leaders sign treaties, the president gives speeches, and tourists learn about history. This fact-filled book teaches students about the past and present of the United States’ most famous building!
On June 19, 1865 – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation – Galveston, Texas became the last place in the country to learn the slaves were free. Today, Juneteenth is a joyful occasion with parades, speeches, music, and more! This engaging book teaches the fascinating origins and traditions of Juneteenth, honoring the freedom of African Americans.
In the United States, Labor Day honors American workers. What started as a small labor union festival in 1882 has become a national holiday. Every first Monday in September, many schools and businesses close, and parades pop up across the country! This informative title explains the history and many transformations of Labor Day.
With its 3,000-year-old beginnings, Passover is one of the world’s most ancient holidays. From the Exodus story to modern matzah bread hunts, this title showcases Passover’s long history and present-day traditions. Young readers will get an in-depth look at this celebration of freedom!
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"!
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.
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.
In The First Flight, readers will learn about the science and technology the Wright brothers used to develop the first powered flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the brothers had to overcome to get a flying machine in the air and how this super science feat continues to help us develop airplanes.
In The Internet, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the development of the Internet. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the challenges overcome to create the Internet and how this super science feat continues to advance technology and communication.
In The Moon Landing, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the first trip to the moon. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the astronauts faced and the triumph of the landing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.