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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.

Ancient Aliens

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207124

Each Origins: Urban Legends: Close Encounters eShort is a single chapter from the full Close Encounters title, packaged as a mini eBook. Close Encounters eShorts include Ancient Aliens, Abductions, Crop Circles, and UFOs.

Jersey Devil

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207001

Each Origins: Urban Legends: Creatures eShort is a single chapter from the full Creatures title, packaged as a mini eBook. Creatures eShorts include Sasquatch, Snallygaster, Ogopogo, and Jersey Devil.

Fort Mifflin

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207025

Each Origins: Urban Legends: Hauntings eShort is a single chapter from the full Hauntings title, packaged as a mini eBook. Hauntings eShorts include Fort Mifflin, Possessions & Exorcisms, Sammie Dean, and Poltergeists.

Creatures

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629206967

In this title from Full Tilt’s Origins series, readers will explore the true history behind four legendary creatures: the sasquatch, ogopogo, Jersey devil, and snallygaster. Urban Legends: Creatures guides students as they separate fact from fiction.

Michelle Obama

Jennifer Strand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532120176

Learn all about US First Lady Michelle Obama and how she supported healthy living. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded glossary terms make it easy to zoom in even deeper. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Zoom is a division of ABDO.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Jennifer Strand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532120190

Learn all about US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and how she spoke out for civil rights. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded glossary terms make it easy to zoom in even deeper. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Zoom is a division of ABDO.

Martha Washington

Jennifer Strand (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532120206

Learn all about US First Lady Martha Washington and how she laid the foundation for future leaders. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded glossary terms make it easy to zoom in even deeper. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Zoom is a division of ABDO.

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.

The Muckrakers: Ida Tarbell Takes on Big Business

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783889

The Muckrakers discusses how in the early 1900s, Ida Tarbell and other investigative journalists brought about change by exposing the illegal tactics and unethical practices of corporations. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential 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.

P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet

Joy Steiner Stan Steiner (author), Jocelyn Slack (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585367566

Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.

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.

War Torn

Linden McNeilly (author), Giuliano Aloisi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918754

A class project opens a girls eyes to the issues surrounding U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War when she meets a military veteran.

Rockefeller Caper

Jonathan Rosen (author), Amerigo Pinelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918785

A young newsie's perfect summer is marred by a run-in with gangsters in the 1920s.

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.