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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.

Tall Tales of Jenny Gold

Sue Laneve (author), Giuliano Aloisi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918792

One girl's journey from wealth to poverty changes her perspective during the Great Depression.

A Time for Change

Alicia Klepeis (author), Laura Tolton (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918778

A family's move to the South brings a young African American into the hub of racial inequality.

Not On My Watch

Brittany Canasi (author), Luca Maggi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918730

Historical novel set during Industrial Revolution about child labor at a watch factory.

Girl in the Hay

Brittany Canasi (author), Ludovic Salle (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918747

A young boy meets a runaway slave in this historical novel set during the Civil War.

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.

Kansas City Chiefs

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173705

Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs’ journey in this title for young learners.

Atlanta Falcons

Larry Mack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173569

When an NFL franchise was bought for Atlanta in 1965), Georgians were called upon to name the team. A teacher from the city of Griffin suggested “Falcons.” The birds of prey are proud, brave, and strong with a great sporting tradition. See if the Falcons live up to their name in this high-low read!

Buffalo Bills

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173583

With four consecutive appearances at the Super Bowl from 1991-1994, the Buffalo Bills set a record that’s difficult to beat! Although they lost each Super Bowl game they played, the team continues to push forward to work their way back to the top. Learn about the Bills’ highlights and heartbreaks in this read about a team that knows giving up is not an option.

Carolina Panthers

Larry Mack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173590

A dream became reality for North and South Carolina when they were granted an NFL expansion in 1993. Fireworks exploded over the city of Charlotte as the Panthers won their first game with a bang! Cheer alongside their mascot, Sir Purr, and find out what the Carolina Panthers are capable of in this title for beginning readers.

Chicago Bears

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173606

Since 1920, the Chicago Bears have played over 1,000 games! This resilient franchise also boasts the most players inaugurated into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. George Halas, known as “Papa Bear,” has led the team into many victories not only as a player, but as a coach and team owner, too! Learn more about the Chicago Bears in this inspiring team profile for young audiences.

Baltimore Ravens

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173576

The Baltimore Ravens are a young team, but they have a lot of heart! Standing strong and blocking opponents, their defensive linesmen are known as top-notch athletes in the league. Ravens fans, called the “flock,” cheer them on. This title will show what dedication and teamwork mean to the Baltimore Ravens.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173699

After much anticipation, the Jacksonville Jaguars became an official team in 1993. A pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers demonstrated that they were ready for the big league. Appearing in multiple conference championships, the Jaguars have been successful considering their short time on the charts. Beginning readers will understand the importance of hard work and dedication in this title!

Arizona Cardinals

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173552

As the oldest operating football team, the Cardinals have been around for a long time! The football franchise has city-hopped from Chicago to St. Louis, and finally, to Phoenix. No matter their hometown, the team has always sported "Cardinal red" uniforms and lasting determination. Understand how history has unfolded for the Arizona Cardinals in this book for young readers.

Cincinnati Bengals

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173613

Starting with black, white, and orange uniforms, the Cincinnati Bengals resembled their division rival, the Cleveland Browns. Fortunately the Bengals' uniforms have evolved. Today they wear bold, black stripes like Bengal tigers. Read about the Cincinnati Bengals’ drive and evolution since 1968 in this title for young readers.