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John Locke: Philosopher of the Enlightenment

Patrice Sherman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383816

In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." Soon, his ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. In this engaging biography, readers learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment. Featuring brilliant images and fascinating facts, this book will have readers eager to learn more about Locke's incredible life. The supportive text, glossary, and index combine to give readers the tools they'll need to better understand such topics as the Glorious Revolution and empiricism.

Cecil Rhodes: The Man Who Expanded an Empire

Sandy Phan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383830

In this biography, readers will discover the remarkable journey of Cecil Rhodes from England to the diamond mines, parliament houses, and battlefields of Africa. The stunning facts, vibrant images, and engaging sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and helpful glossary and index to give readers a look into the Age of Imperialism and into Rhodes' life as he ventured into diamond mining, created the De Beers diamond company, started a scholarship fund, settled Rhodesia, and shaped policies that limited the rights of black South Africans through his belief in Social Darwinism.

Justinian I: Byzantine Emperor

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383694

In this captivating biography, readers will learn how Emperor Justinian I ruled the Byzantine Empire for 38 years. Featuring eye-catching images, maps, and photos, stunning facts, and easy to read text, readers will be introduced to Justinian's Code, the Nika Rebellion, and iconoclasm. Readers will be fascinated as they discover that Justinian put down a rebellion, conquered new territory, and even survived the bubonic plague! To provide readers with tools they'll need to better understand the content, this book features an accessible glossary and index.

Muhammad: Prophet of Islam

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383717

This enlightening biography introduces readers to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Readers will learn how he grew to become the founder of Islam and an important figure in the history of the world. The engaging facts, alluring images, and supportive text combine together to create an engaging reading experience for children to learn about such things as the Bedouins, Makkah, Qur'an, Hijrah, Sunnis, Shi'as, and how Muhammed urged people to follow his idea of monotheism. With a glossary and index, children will have all the tools they need to learn about Muhammed's incredible life!

Geoffrey Chaucer: Medieval Writer

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383731

Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. Through this intriguing biography, readers will learn about Chaucer's life as he took part in the Hundred Years War, worked for King Edward III, and went on to write the well-known collection, "The Canterbury Tales". Featuring lively illustrations, fascinating facts and sidebars, easy to read text, an accommodating glossary, and helpful index, this book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.

Bad Guys and Gals of the High Seas

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383441

Elementary readers learn about famous pirates and pirate history in this interesting and informative nonfiction reader. Through colorful images, fascinating facts, informational text, and compelling stories, children will learn about famous pirates such as Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart, Edward Low, Lady Mary Killigrew, and Mrs. Cheng.

Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383304

Nelson Mandela helped create a new world for South Africa in his fight against apartheid. Readers will learn about Mandela's fight for peace and equality and how he used peaceful protests to make his way from a political prisoner to the first South African President of Africa in this nonfiction biography. Featuring colorful images, informational text, timelines, a glossary of terms, and an index, readers are sure to be inspired by Mandela's amazing life.

Anne Frank: A Light in the Dar

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383311

Anne Frank's diary has become one of the most widely read books in the world. Readers will learn about Anne as she went into hiding from the Nazi Party in this nonficiton title. Through vibrant images, informational text, timelines, and a glossary of terms, readers will discover the hardships Anne and her family went through in order to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. This inspiring biography enables children to look up to Anne and find hope in every situation, just as she did.

George Washington

Dona Herweck (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380051

Follow the life of George Washington as he makes his way from being a farmer to the first president of the United States of America. Readers will learn all about his interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biography that features informational text, vibrant, detailed images and a timeline of Washington's life.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dona Herweck (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380068

Martin Luther King, Jr. used peaceful protests to become one of the world's greatest African-American Civil Rights leaders. Readers will learn all about his interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biographical reader that features informational text, vibrant images and a timeline of King's life.

Susan B. Anthony

Dona Herweck (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380075

Susan B. Anthony spent her life fighting for equal rights for women. Readers will learn all about her interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biographical reader that features detailed images, informational text, and a timeline of Anthony's life.

Hamilton vs. Jefferson

Curtis Slepian (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863647

Unravel the conflicting differences between these two founding fathers in the book Hamilton vs. Jefferson! This informational text compares and contrasts the lives, ideologies, and contributions of two of America's most influential founding fathers. This nonfiction reader examines their political rivalry and includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.

The Schuyler Sisters

Monika Davies (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863623

In The Schuyler Sisters, readers will learn about the fascinating lives of Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, their influence on Alexander Hamilton and United States history, and the roles of women in the 1700s-1800s. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, middle school students will be engaged as they read about history and build their literacy skills. Supporting today's social studies standards, this full-color text includes intriguing images, interesting sidebars, a glossary, and other important text features to support learning and strengthen key comprehension skills. Challenging activities require students to use text evidence to connect back to what they've read.

Marquis de Lafayette and the French

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863630

This intriguing story highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order. Students will get pulled into this informational text that focuses on the extraordinary life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his relationship with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and his influence on the Revolutionary War. It includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.

Henri Nestlé: Food Company Creator

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110832

In this title, unwrap the life of food manufacturer Nestlé! Readers will follow the Nestlé success story from Henri Nestlé’s start as a pharmacist making nutritious cereal for babies to the company’s current position as the world’s largest food and beverage company. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sam J. Porcello: Oreo Innovator

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110849

In this title, unwrap the life of Oreo innovator Sam J. Porcello! Readers will follow Porcello’s journey from his childhood through his years at Nabisco where he worked to make the Oreo filling creamier and its cookies more chocolatey! Learn how Porcello developed new Oreo flavors and came to be known as Mr. Oreo while also improving Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, and Mallomars. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Smucker Family: Jelly Pioneers

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110856

In this title, unwrap the life of jelly pioneers the Smucker family! Readers will follow the Smuckers’ journey as the family’s products advanced from apple cider and apple butter to jams, jellies, peanut butter, and even coffee! Learn about the family’s Basic Beliefs and its commitment to family values in its business and advertising. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Levi Strauss: Blue Jean Genius

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110771

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of blue jeans, Levi Strauss. Follow Strauss’s story from his early years as a dry goods merchant to his invention with Jacob Davis of the denim jeans. Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Chuck Taylor: Sneaker Sensation

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110788

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of All Stars, Chuck Taylor. Follow Taylor’s story from his early years as a basketball star, to his career as a salesman for Converse, and his development of the Chuck Taylor All Star. Entertaining sidebars, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Henry John Heinz: Ketchup Developer

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110818

In this title, unwrap the life of ketchup developer Henry John Heinz! Readers will follow Heinz’s journey from his childhood growing and selling vegetables to his start selling grated horseradish that led to “57 Varieties” of products including famous Heinz ketchup. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Donald Wu (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366019

Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet

Joy Steiner Stan Steiner (author), Jocelyn Slack (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585367566

Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.

C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet

Rajean Luebs Shepherd (author), Sandy Appleoff (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585367009

Arbor Day, Boys Town, and Kool-Aid are just a few of the marks the Great Plains state of Nebraska has made on American culture. From the state's eastern border along the Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark embarked on the Corps of Discovery expedition, to the towering geologic landmarks of the west, chronicled in pioneers' journals, there are treasures to explore on each page of C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet.Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children's books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska. With over twenty years in commercial illustration, Sandy Appleoff's work has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines to children's books to large-scale installation murals. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. Sandy lives on a farm in Falls City, Nebraska.

Basketball's Great Players

Megan Cooley Peterson (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720778

Compares and contrasts some of basketball's most popular players from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.

Jose Altuve

Josh Leventhal (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680721140

Explores the baseball career of Jose Altuve and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.