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The Battles

Trinka Hakes Noble Lisa Papp (author), Robert Papp (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530156

Each paperback in this series features a trio of fictional stories highlighting a moment in history, with content taken from our popular Tales of Young Americans picture-book series. The Battles contains three stories focusing on key American battles: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. The Scarlet Stockings Spy is set during the Revolutionary War. In Philadelphia 1777, childhood games now become life-and-death actions for Maddy Rose and her Patriot soldier brother, as British spies are everywhere. In The Town that Fooled the British, the War of 1812 comes to life when the British target St. Michaels, Maryland, in their campaign to defeat America. But a young boy's quick thinking helps the town escape destruction. The Last Brother is set on the battlefields of Gettysburg where Gabe, a Union Army bugler, meets and befriends Orlee, a young Confederate bugler. Now, with the battle looming ahead of him, Gabe is conflicted about what to do.

The War of 1812

Amy Van Zee (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314629

This book relays the factual details of the War of 1812. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details from the point of view of a U.S. Soldier, a British soldier, and a privateer working on the side of the U.S. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

World War II U.S. Homefront

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377112

This book relays the factual details of the U.S. homefront during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a female bomber plant worker, an African-American worker, and a Japanese-American business owner. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Battle of Bull Run

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377075

This book relays the factual details of the Battle of Bull Run that took place during the U.S. Civil War. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Union soldier, a Confederate captain, and a Washington newspaper reporter. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Pioneer Pilots and Flying Aces of World War I

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158819

This book introduces pioneer pilots Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers, Roland Garros, and Anthony Fokker. Flying aces such as the Red Baron, Albert Ball, and Edward Mannock are also discussed. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Washington Is Burning! The War of 1812

Alvin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158963

Begins with a factual overview of the War of 1812 and then continues with a fictional story centering on Sophie Turner and her father. The Turners are slaves owned by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

World War II Women in Uniform

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994014

Although women had participated in previous wars, World War II was the first war that officially allowed women to serve in the armed forces. Women in the military attended boot camp, took classes, and were trained for military jobs. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993956

This book discusses the Vietnam War, its effects on America, and how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Comanche Warriors

David Schach (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115184

Comanche warriors were skilled horsemen who used speed and skill to execute raids in the 18th and 19th centuries. Pioneers feared them, and the United States Army did not want to fight them. Students will read about the history of these Native American warriors, the reasons they fought, and what led to their decline.

Knights

Kraig Helstrom (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115191

In medieval times, knights could dominate any battlefield. Armed with swords, shields, spears, and lances, they rode their horses into battle and struck fear into their enemies. Readers will discover the tactics, weapons, and tools of knight warfare and why knights remain some of historys greatest warriors.

Ninja

Sean McDaniel (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115207

Using shadows and darkness to their advantage, ninja were skilled assassins, spies, and warriors in feudal Japan. They used a variety of weapons and tools to complete many kinds of missions. Students will learn about the history, training, and techniques that made ninja deadly warriors.

Samurai

John Devin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115214

The samurai were the warrior class of feudal Japan for hundreds of years. They led other soldiers to war on the battlefield, and their weapons and armor made them formidable opponents. Readers will learn the history of the samurai, their weapons and fighting styles, and what ultimately led to their decline.

Gladiators

Mark Roemhildt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612116037

Wealthy ancient Romans got their kicks at the arena, where convicted criminals, slaves, and prisoners of war were pitted against each other in physical combat. The contenders were called gladiators, and they fought until they found relief in victory, mercy, or death. Readers will be fascinated by the gladiators life in training and battle.

Maori Warriors

Ray McClellan (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612116044

Maori warriors would unnerve the enemy with their dances called haka. The peruperu was a war haka performed before battle. In it, the warriors would wave their weapons and contort their faces to summon the god of war and warn the opposition of their fate. Find out how successful they were in this thrilling title of bravery, weapons, and war.

Mongol Warriors

Brian Dittmar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612116051

Mongol warriors were expert archers. They used this skill in battle, where opponents met a slew of arrows born of Mongol cunning and craft. Howling arrows whistled as they descended into enemy lines, sending assailants into a panic. In this book, kids will learn more about Mongol weapons, gear, and training.

Pirates

Jim Brew (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612116068

Avast, me hearty, or yell be walkin the plank! or so wed like to think. Pirates had a host of punishments for their unlucky captives, but walking the plank is likely just a myth. Learn what high-sea hijinks brought pirates a deadly reputation unless ye be too lily livered!

Aztec Warriors

Marc Clint (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115160

Every male in the Aztec civilization received military training. The most feared fighters on the battlefields were eagle warriors and jaguar warriors. This title explores the history of these fierce warriors, the tools and tactics they used in battle, and what ultimately led to their downfall.

British Redcoats

David Walsh (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115177

For over 200 years, the British redcoats were the most feared infantry on Earth. The discipline with which they fought was enough to defeat almost any foe. Readers will learn about the history, training, and weapons that made them such effective soldiers.

CH-46 Sea Knights

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110714

A medium-lift assault helicopter, CH-46 Sea Knights are used to deliver heavily armed troops into battle. They are also used on several other missions. Readers will learn about these large helicopters, how they work, and the many missions they perform for the United States Marine Corps.

Littoral Combat Ships

Philip Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110820

When there is danger in shallow water, Littoral Combat Ships are called into action. These ships can go in water too shallow for other ships of the United States Navy. Armed with high-tech weapons and carrying helicopters and other aircraft, Littoral Combat Ships can fight any threat. This title introduces the newest craft of the Navy and shows how the technology behind the ships has led to their early success.

Jet Fighters

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114490

The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.

Predator Drones

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1926660544

Predator drones use cameras and sensors to help the United States Air Force gain valuable information about the enemy. They can also be used for strategic strikes. Readers will find out how predator drones work, what kinds of missions they are sent out to perform, and how a pilot thousands of miles away can safely control one.

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612110665

Loaded with guns, torpedoes, and guided missiles, Arleigh Burke Destroyers are always ready to protect U.S. Navy warships. Young readers will learn how these destroyers use the latest technology to defend the fleet and carry out attack missions.

Ticonderoga Cruisers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143212

Ticonderoga Cruisers use their advanced Aegis System to defend U.S. Navy warships. Young students will join these guided-missile cruisers in action and read about the advanced weapons and features they use to complete their missions.

M2A2 Bradleys

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142611

The M2A2 is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) used by the United States Armed Forces. It transports, assists, and protects infantry. Students will learn about the history and technology behind this vehicle that is often on the front lines of battle.