David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to go back in time to the Chicago where David is teaching four boys to speak English as he experiences the Chicago World's Fair. .
David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.
After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family. Sallie finds a new friend and they become almost like sisters. Just like most friends, they struggle to remember what friendship really means at times.
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.
Lena Martini and her family are among the many people who left their homes in Europe in search of a better life in America. Their story represents what most immigrants encountered on their journey.
This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen in which she recorded her experiences growing up in Germany during World War II and how her family lost their home and had to search for a new home and a new life.
In 1778, having been traveling with George Washington's army since the British burned down their house, Rob and his mother find themselves in the middle of the fighting at the battle of Monmouth when, after Rob's father is wounded, they take charge of firing the cannon.
Toy fads have come and gone throughout the years. Discover the history behind some of the more popular fads.
Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.
Provides factual information about the history of the life of a cowboy through the fictional story of Eddie, a young boy who goes to the Bar W Ranch where his Uncle Hank and Uncle Charlie work.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children. This book discusses the history, creativity, and fascination of toys made with wheels.
Jeremy and his friend, called "Yankee Doodle" because of his love for fancy clothes, learn about the Sons of Liberty and the plans for the Boston Tea Party, in a story with facts on early Boston and the origins of the Revolution.
A young girl chronicles her family's journey west on the Oregon Trail in 1849, describing their lives as part of a wagon train and the hardships they encountered during eight months along the trail.
The story of one ten-year-old boy who sailed with the first three ships to America to build the colonies.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown. This book is about a family who survives the Johnstown flood of 1889.
Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.
A boy must find something special to write about for his class project. When he finally learns the history behind his grandfather's stories of WWII, what else will he learn about one of his new classmates?
Arriving in Texas on an "orphan train," Hannah Green is taken in by a husband and wife who need help on their ranch, and Hannah begins to learn the skills necessary to be a veterinarian.
After his father becomes injured fighting off a robber, Josh and his family participate in a wild ride for land in the hopes of claiming a homestead and starting a new life - ten-year-old Josh takes his place in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893.
Sent west on an "orphan train" when their mother can no longer care for them, Emily and her brother, James, are separated in Omaha, but Emily is befriended by a hobo who helps her find her way back to Omaha to look for James.
Teenage soldiers Michael and Ralph find a woman's dress in the bushes while serving with the Continental Army and are concerned about spies, but when they and their new comrade, Hugh, face the British they have other worries.
To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
Emma slips away from her parents at the Grand Exhibition of 1893 in Chicago to see Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and Annie Oakley.