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Aerial Gunners of World War II

Elbert M. Hoppenstedt (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848272

It's 5:30 in the morning and still dark outside. Two hundred and fifty young men are in the mess hall having breakfast. They've been out of the sack since 4:30. That's when the operations sergeant made the rounds. He woke up everyone whose name was posted on the assignment sheet the night before. Right now, the men are very quiet. They are all thinking the same thing. "Will my plane get back safely? Will I be alive tonight?"

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

American Justice II: Six Trials That Captivated the Nation

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848333

From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.

American Justice: Seven Famous Trials of the 20th Century

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848326

Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.

America's Early Settlers

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848296

Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.

Ancient Egypt

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848357

Examines the history of ancient Egypt and the many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, technology, the pyramids, and home life.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginnings in ancient Greece through the present day modern Olympics.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.

Beyond the Mountains: Coming to America from Haiti--1991

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847039

Thirteen-year-old Louis and his family escape from the political unrest in Haiti in 1991, but after they are rescued at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard, they are taken to a refugee camp in Cuba, where they must wait before joining relatives in Miami.

Bicycles

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847046

A brief history of the bicycle examines its enduring popularity and versatility, accompanied by bicycle trivia, instructions for handcrafted accessories, and safety rules for the road.

Billions of Balls

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847053

Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.

Brothers at War

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847077

Young Kentuckian Sam Jones leaves the farm he works with the help of slaves to fight for the Confederacy, while his older brother, Ned, who helps the Underground Railroad, joins the Union Army.

Carving a Niche in Texas: Coming to America from Germany--1844

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847107

Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.

Champion of the Cornfield

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847114

A boy from New York is sent west on an "orphan train" to Illinois, where he becomes an indentured servant to a family who teaches him how to be a farmer.

Escape to Freedom: Coming to America from Cuba--1961

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847275

A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.

Eye on Ancient Egypt

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847282

Readers experience some of the rich culture of ancient Egypt from the pyramids to King Tut to Cleopatra.

A Dream Come True: Coming to America from Vietnam--1975

Cosson, M.J. (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847237

Cammy's dad retells the story of his experiences in the Vietnam War and the fate of a baby girl he found alive under a mat in a ransacked village.

A Letter for Mr. Lincoln

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847572

A young girl and her mother attend a play at Ford's Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865, and witness the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, in a book that includes background information on the Civil War.

A New Mother

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847831

After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.

A Pirate Tale

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847879

This fact-based account tells how Mary Read spent a year working and fighting side by side with pirates.

Abraham Lincoln: A Great American Life

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846964

Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.

America's Civil War

Owens, L.L. (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846971

What was life like before the Civil War? Why did the war begin? How did it end? This book answers these and other questions.

Sport Bikes

Peter Bodensteiner (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720730

Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of sportbikes.

NASA Takes Photography into Space

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110177

NASA Takes Photography into Space considers the work of NASA photographers as they began exploring space. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines the photography’s contributions to NASA’s overall mission, including how space exploration has pushed photography technology forward. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

When Elephants Fight

Adrian Bradbury Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439020

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity—when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vulnerable, are the children. When Elephants Fight presents the stories of five children—Annu, Jimmy, Nadja, Farooq and Toma—from five very different and distinct conflicts—Sri Lanka, Uganda, Sarajevo, Afghanistan and the Sudan. Along with these very personal accounts, the book also offers brief analyses of the history and geopolitical issues that are the canvas on which these conflicts are cast. When Elephants Fight is about increasing awareness. For the future to be better than the past, better than the present, we must help equip our children with an awareness and understanding of the world around them and their ability to bring about change. Gandhi stated, "If you are going to change the world, start with the children."