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Penny: The Forgotten Coin

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Michael Glenn Monroe (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531306

Found by a young boy and placed into his pocket for safekeeping, Penny feels useless compared to the exciting Superball, the shiny Marble, the adventuresome Rock, and the colorful Bubblegum. But as she reminisces about her life and history, she realizes her worth, and it is reinforced by the young boy's need for her in an important decision. Denise Brennan-Nelson's boundless energy and enthusiasm comes from her days as a motivational speaker. Since the publication of her first book, Buzzy the Bumblebee in 1999, Denise has taken that enthusiasm into schools and inspired thousands of children to "bee-lieve" in themselves. Her second title, My Momma Likes to Say, shares her interest in and knowledge of clichs, idioms, and funny expressions used by adults and often misunderstood by the children who hear them. Award-winning wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe is also known for his charming character illustrations in such titles as Buzzy the Bumblebee, A Wish to be a Christmas Tree (read aloud on the Today Show in 2002 by Katie Couric), and The Christmas Humbugs. He brings this lively brand of illustration to the adventures of Penny.

Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. History

Arnold Ringstad (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234119

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Charles W. Carey Jr. (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542009

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. However, many see the historic document as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery.

Slavery: The Struggle for Freedom

James Meadows (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542160

The first enslaved Africans landed in North America in 1619 to begin a life of forced, unpaid labor, harsh living conditions, and cruel treatment. The Southern economy grew dependent on slave labor, and the terrible institution was not abolished until after the American Civil War. Although slavery ended almost 150 years ago in the United States, its legacies of racism, prejudice, and the struggle for equal treatment persist today.

Sojourner Truth

Laura Spinale (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542177

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery. Freed before its abolition, she dedicated her life to speaking out against inequality in all forms. She became one of the nation's foremost abolitionists and an important women's-rights advocate.

Muhammad Ali

Clay Latimer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542146

Muhammad Ali is one of America's most well-known athletes. From the time he was a young boy, Ali has been devoted to fighting racism in and out of the boxing ring. Later in his life, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but despite his illness he has not ceased to stand up for what he believes.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Amy Robin Jones (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542115

Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune worked tirelessly to increase women's opportunities, from education to the military to the right to vote. Her activism led her to the White House as a consultant for several presidents. There, she helped advance important civil rights agendas.

Madam C. J. Walker

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542092

Madam C. J. Walker's skill as a businesswoman and desire to create products for black women drove her to become the first black female millionaire. While improving women's lives with her products, she employed women as sales agents and hair culturists, all while giving back to her community.

Frederick Douglass

John Passaro (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542016

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was struck by the unfairness and cruelty of slave life and escaped as a young man to the North. A skilled speaker and writer of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass became a fierce fighter for the end of slavery and later led the early civil rights movement.

Condoleezza Rice

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541972

As an influential leader in U.S. politics, Condoleezza Rice became one of the foremost authorities on the Soviet Union during the Cold War and served in advisory roles for two presidents. Her intelligence and drive led her to one of the highest-ranking jobs in the White House, secretary of state.

Benjamin Banneker

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541934

Eighteenth-century inventor and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in his time. Most of what he knew, he taught himself. His letter to Thomas Jefferson asked the future president to reconsider his racial prejudices. Later, abolitionists would use Banneker as proof that people of any race can be equally intelligent.

Spies Around the World: The SIS and Other British Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601559

An eye-opening exploration of the history of the 1909-founded SIS and other British espionage agencies, investigating their typical training and tools as well as the escapades of famous spies.

World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602112

A simple introduction to the Baltimore Orioles major league baseball team, including its start in 1902 as the St. Louis Browns, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602129

A simple introduction to the Boston Red Sox major league baseball team, including its start in 1901, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Chicago Cubs

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602136

A simple introduction to the Chicago Cubs major league baseball team, including its start in 1876, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years

World Series Champions: Chicago White Sox

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602143

A simple introduction to the Chicago White Sox major league baseball team, including its start in 1900, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Cincinnati Reds

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602150

A simple introduction to the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team, including its start in 1869, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: LA Angels of Anaheim

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602167

A simple introduction to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim major league baseball team, including its start in 1961, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602174

A simple introduction to the Los Angeles Dodgers major league baseball team, including its start in 1884 in Brooklyn, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Miami Marlins

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602181

A simple introduction to the Miami Marlins major league baseball team, including its start in 1993, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Minnesota Twins

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602198

A simple introduction to the Minnesota Twins major league baseball team, including its start in 1901 as the Washington Senators, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: New York Mets

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602204

A simple introduction to the New York Mets major league baseball team, including its start in 1962, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: New York Yankees

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602211

A simple introduction to the New York Yankees major league baseball team, including its start in 1903, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: Philadelphia Phillies

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602228

A simple introduction to the Philadelphia Phillies major league baseball team, including its start in 1883, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.

World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602242

A simple introduction to the San Francisco Giants major league baseball team, including its start in 1883 in New York, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.