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Bertha Takes a Drive

Jan Adkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896962

In this nonfiction joyride, Bertha Benz and her sons drive across Germany in the world's first automobile. It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

Waiting for Pumpsie

Barry Wittenstein (author)London Ladd (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895453

In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America. This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.

South Carolina

Holly Saari (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730895

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of South Carolina. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

The Riddle Horse

Mark Summers (author), Mark Summers (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607902

In this gentle riddle of a tale, a well-loved horse recounts its adventures and various riders throughout the long years of its curiously restricted yet imaginatively rich life.

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.

Lonesome Star: A Story About Texas

Karen Latchana Kenney (author) Bob Doucet (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781604531848

This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Texas through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Texas as Sam, the star travels the state. Along the way Sam meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Illinois a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Sam with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Illinois in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Czeena Devera (author)Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634729062

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

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Maddie Spalding (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503826038

Engage readers with a story of celebrating the Fourth of July. Readers are introduced to why we celebrate the Fourth of July, as well as traditions such as having picnics, watching fireworks, and eating tasty summer treats. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.

Ten-Dollar Bills

Maddie Spalding (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503820555

Introduces readers to the fundamental concepts of a ten-dollar bill, highlights various security features, and explores its history. Additional features to aid comprehension include labeled diagrams, critical-thinking questions, fun facts, a map of where money is made, and a profile of Alexander Hamilton, whose face marks the front of the ten-dollar bill.

Twenty-Dollar Bills

Maddie Spalding (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503820562

Introduces readers to the fundamental concepts of a twenty-dollar bill, highlights various security features, and explores its history. Additional features to aid comprehension include labeled diagrams, critical-thinking questions, fun facts, a map of where money is made, and a profile of Andrew Jackson, whose face marks the front of the twenty-dollar bill.

Día del Presidente (Presidents' Day)

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967405

In Presidents' Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram introduces readers to the three U.S. presidents most closely associated with Presidents' Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Presidents' Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Presidents' Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Presidents' Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Día del Trabajo (Labor Day)

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967412

In Labor Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the many kinds of laborers we honor on this holiday, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Labor Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Labor Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Labor Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Golden Gate Bridge

Katherine Rawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966590

In Golden Gate Bridge, young readers will explore this California landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the parts of the Golden Gate Bridge, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Golden Gate Bridge online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Golden Gate Bridge also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Golden Gate Bridge is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

Lincoln Memorial

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966606

In Lincoln Memorial, young readers will explore this D.C. landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the parts of the Lincoln Memorial, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Lincoln Memorial online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Lincoln Memorial also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Lincoln Memorial is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Katherine Rawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966613

In Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, young readers will explore this D.C. landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the parts of the memorial, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

U.S. Capitol

Katherine Rawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966620

In U.S. Capitol, young readers will explore this D.C. landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the parts of the U.S. Capitol, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the U.S. Capitol online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. U.S. Capitol also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. U.S. Capitol is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

Washington Monument

Katherine Rawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966637

In Washington Monument, young readers will explore this D.C. landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols associated with the Washington Monument, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Washington Monument online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Washington Monument also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Washington Monument is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

Independence Day

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966651

In Independence Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Independence Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Independence Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Independence Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Independence Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Labor Day

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966668

In Labor Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the many kinds of laborers we honor on this holiday, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Labor Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Labor Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Labor Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Presidents' Day

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966675

In Presidents' Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram introduces readers to the three U.S. presidents most closely associated with Presidents' Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Presidents' Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Presidents' Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Presidents' Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Día de la Independencia (Independence Day)

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967382

In Independence Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Independence Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Independence Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Independence Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Independence Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.

Colonial Williamsburg

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966569

In Colonial Williamsburg, young readers will explore this historical landmark and learn about its cultural significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand locations and items associated with Colonial Williamsburg, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Colonial Williamsburg online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Colonial Williamsburg also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Colonial Williamsburg is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

Empire State Building

Katherine Rawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966576

In Empire State Building, young readers will explore this New York landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the parts of the Empire State Building, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Empire State Building online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Empire State Building also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Empire State Building is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.

Gateway Arch

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966583

In Gateway Arch, young readers will explore this St. Louis landmark and learn about its historical significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the parts of the Gateway Arch, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Gateway Arch online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Gateway Arch also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Gateway Arch is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.