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Life in a Farming Community

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792673

People first domesticated wild animals and plants more than 10,000 years ago. The first peoples of North America quickly learned to farm using hand- and animal-power. As technology developed, farming machines were invented. These helped develop farming in many regions of North America previously too difficult to cultivate. From 1840 to 1880, Wisconsin USA became the breadbasket of America, and crop- and livestock-farming developed quickly. The village of Monticello is famous for its dairy farming and cheese. The community is still largely based on this. It has a population of about 1,200 people and is the focus of this book about life in a farming community.

Life in a Fishing Community

Hélène Boudreau (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792680

This title looks at offshore fishing. Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. Nova Scotia, in the northeast of Canada, once had a huge fishing industry. In 1753, people from Germany, Switzerland, and France came from Europe to set up colony at Lunenburg on the coast. They soon set up a fishing and shipbuilding industry. The community grew until about 1980, when the fishing industry largely stopped. Since then, the community has had to reinvent itself. It is still largely based on the old industries, but tourism is as important. Lunenburg has a population of about 3500 people.

Population Patterns: What factors determine the location and growth of human settlements?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791348

Why do people migrate to and settle in the places they do? Fascinating examples from history help explain the determining factors of migration. Readers will fascinated to read about the settling the Nile in ancient Egypt; the Industrial Revolution in Britain; the opening up of the American West; the Gold Rush; and the colonization of Australia.

I can write a book about History

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179968

This fascinating book shows children what to include in a book about history. Children are shown how to create a book about an event in history or about social history, such as life in a colonial city or a pioneer village. Suggestions for research include a visit to a nearby historic site, reading stories or watching television shows about children who lived during that time in history, and reading non-fiction books about the subject.

War in the Pacific

Gary Jeffrey (author), Nick Spender (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179920

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic battles in the Pacific Ocean during World War II: torpedo run, the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942, focusing on the experiences of a sailor on board a U.S. aircraft carrier during this pivotal battle; kamikaze attack! Leyte Gulf, November 27, 1944; capturing Mount Suribachi the Battle of Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945, what the U.S. marines endured in order to raise the famous flag.

Battle for the Atlantic

Gary Jeffrey (author), Terry Riley (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179876

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic sea battles in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II: the fates of U-100 and U-99, the Atlantic Wolf Pack, March 16, 1941; the hunt for the Bismarck, May 26, 1941; and the massacre of Convoy P.Q. 17, the Archangel Run, July 2, 1942.

North Africa and the Mediterranean

Gary Jeffrey (author), Alessandro Poluzzi (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179883

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic air and land battles in African and Mediterranean countries during World War II: the first airborne invasion, the Battle of Crete, May 20, 1941; fighting tanker, the Battle of El Alamein between British and German troops in the Egyptian desert, October 30, 1942; and Christmas under combat, Ortonoa, the Italian Campaign by allied forces, December 22, 1943.

The Eastern Front

Gary Jeffrey (author), Nick Spender (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179890

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic land and air battles in Russia and Germany during World War II: a lucky escape, the Battle of Stalingrad between German and Russian troops, November 22, 1942; Pilot Down! the Wehrmacht retreat through Ukraine, March 20, 1944; and Courage Under Fire, the Red Army advance to Romania, July 14, 1944.

The Secret War

Gary Jeffrey (author), Emanuele Boccanfuso (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179906

This exciting graphic novel recounts three fascinating stories of covert, or secret, operations during World War II: Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik, Operation Anthropoid, May 1942; the plan to eliminate German SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, the chief planner of the Jewish genocide by the Nazis and also known as the Butcher of Prague, Benjamin Cowburn, S.O.E. (U.K. Special Operations Executive) Operation Tinker, April 1943; and how a British operative led a team of saboteurs to blow up trains Ren Joyeuse, O.S.S. (U.S. Office of Strategic Services) Plan, Sussex, August 1944. OSS PlanThe story of sabotage in support of the D-Day invasion

A Visual Dictionary of Christmas Long Ago

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194749

This illustrated dictionary introduces readers to early celebrations of Christmas in North America and around the world. Beautiful illustrations focus on Christmas customs and traditions in the Victorian era, especially those practiced by the early settlers in North America.

A Visual Dictionary of Victorian Life

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194756

This illustrated dictionary introduces readers to life in North America during the Victorian era, between 1837 and 1901. Beautiful illustrations show how the way of life of the early settlers in North America was influenced by the customs and traditions of Victorian England.

A Visual Dictionary of a Colonial Community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789307

This colorful dictionary is a treasure trove of illustrated information that will become a standard for readers of all ages. Topics include colonial houses, a plantation and its outbuildings, wood and metalworkers and their tools, shops and shopkeepers, transportation, the apothecary, milliner, wigmaker, and many more.

A Visual Dictionary of the Old West

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789314

From living on the ranch to life on the trail, this dictionary focuses on the life of cowboys. How was cowboy clothing practical for the work done by cowboys? How were western homes built? Which buildings were part of a ranch? This book also looks at topics associated with western settlers, boomtowns, and the gold rush.

A Visual Dictionary of a Pioneer Community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789321

Similar in themes to A Colonial Community, this book illustrates a different kind of life in the early 1900s. A Pioneer Community shows different homes from the first dirt-floor house to the fancy Victorian-era home. A visual map of a pioneer community gives the young reader a quick overview of the buildings it contains. Other topics include early transportation craftspeople and their tools clothing styles farm life

A Visual Dictionary of Native Communities

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789338

This illustrated dictionary introduces the way of life of the early Native peoples who lived across North America. Different nations are featured in spreads that show their way of life in their particular region. Themes include homes, food, clothing, transportation, hunting techniques, and more.

Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor

Alex Van Tol (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194688

Dolores Huerta grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workers, most of them Mexican immigrants with virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked, Dolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. She founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader Cesar Chavez, and also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.