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Alice H. Parker and the Furnace

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130791

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Alice H. Parker and the Furnace examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern home heating systems. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131323

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs explores the way the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match served to bring men and women together to advocate for equal rights across genders. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2001 New York Yankees

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131330

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2001 New York Yankees explores the way the team brought New Yorkers--and Americans--together after the September 11 disaster and showed the world how resilient our country is. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2013 Boston Marathon

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131316

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2013 Boston Marathon explores the way the athletes and spectators at the famous race came together after a terrible tragedy. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Davy Crockett

Emma E. Haldy (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634722179

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Davy Crockett in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Tales of the Seven Wonders

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990443

Offers young readers a look at the origins of the tombs, temples, statuary, and other ancient creations known as the "Seven Wonders of the World" and what became of them.

Cooking Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284738

In Cooking Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected food preparation through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in cooking and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Cooking Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Transportation Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284820

In Transportation Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected transportation through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in transportation and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Transportation Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Clothing Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284677

In Clothing Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to compare how clothing has changed from historical time periods to today. Readers will also learn about the cultural and technological advances that have affected clothing and style. An infographic takes a closer look at fashion in the 20s, another one explores cultural influences on clothing in the United States, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry about clothing, history, and style. An activity allows readers to further explore the creativity of fashion. Clothing Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Communication Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284707

In Communication Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected communication through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in communication. What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Communication Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Homes Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284769

In Homes Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected houses and homes through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in housing and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Homes Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Toys Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284790

In Toys Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected toys through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights popular toys of different eras and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Toys Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette (author) Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126404

When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.

P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet

Carol Crane (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366200

As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.

Sailing the Unknown

Michael J. Rosen (author), Maria Cristina Pritelli (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602440

A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.

NBA Champions: Miami Heat

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600903

A basic introduction to the Miami Heat professional basketball team, including its formation in 1988, great players such as Alonzo Mourning, championship, and stars of today.

Haunted Battlefields

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120526

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind battlefields around the world that are reported to be haunted. Readers will evaluate the eyewitness accounts and historical records of ghostly soldiers and other figures that haunt the sites of war and destruction. A narrative style weaves the spooky stories and clear text lays out the debunked or unexplained occurrences.

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Video Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357021

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in video technology. From the video camera tube and video recording machine to VCR's, camcorders and streaming video, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Forgotten Americans Who Made History

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357045

Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

Forgotten History of Everyday Inventions

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357052

Brings to light 12 forgotten everyday inventions including how pie tins inspired the ever-popular Frisbee; how an engineer's walk in the woods with his dog led to the creation of Velcro; how basketball was invented because young men at a YMCA were restless during a blizzard; and more The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Deserted Cities and Places

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357076

Brings to light 12 deserted cities and places such as the ancient city of Angkor Wat which was hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle for centuries; Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan that was once mined for its rich coal reserves unitl abandoned in the 1970's; Machu Picchu that was built more than 2,400 meters above sea level in Peru; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Lost Treasures

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357083

Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Forgotten Events

Rachel Bailey (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357090

Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.