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The Sydney Opera House

Nicole Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692093

If you are ever in Sydney, Australia and ask a few Sydneysiders what to see first, they will tell you to visit the Opera House. It is one of the most elaborate entertainment venues in the world and has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. It is home to Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The Statue of Liberty

Ann Tatlock (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692079

What looks like a solid stone statue but inside has a staircase of 354 steps leading from pedestal to crown? The Staute of Liberty! This enormous monument in New Yotk Harbor is both a stunning sork of art and an amzing feat of engineering. If you like building things and putting puzzles together, you'll love learning about the making of Lady Liberty, America's greatest symbol of freedom and friendship.

India

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993710

This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of India.

Legends of the Leagues

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692826

Brace to meet some of the biggest baseball stars of the Negro Leagues. They were men and women of glory and achevement, of spectacular ability and heartbreaking obstacles. They rose above discrimination to pursue their dreams. Cool Papa Bell was once said to be so fast, he could outrun electricity. Another story had Josh Gibson hit a towering fly ball in Pittsburgh that didn't land until the next day-in Philadelphia! Pitcher Satchel Paige won with a blistering fastball when he was young, and then with experience and creativity when he was old. He played with charm and witty sayings: "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." Nobody messed with Oscar Charleston or fielded better than John "Pop" Lloyd.Women such as Peanut Johnson and Toni Stone also made big impressions. These are among the brightest stars of a league, gone but never forgotten.

The Taj Mahal

Karen Gibson (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692116

It started with a promise, but was fueled by a passion for building. Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India in the seventeenth century, promised to build the most magnificent tomb for his dying wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Every measurement and material had deep meaning. All contributed to the perfection of the Taj Mahal. The 42-acre complex was a vision of harmony that reflected Mughal culture and the importance placed on respect for the dead. Almost 400 years later, the Taj Mahal of India remains one of the most beautiful tombs on Earth.

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.

The Animals of South America

Amie Jane Leavitt (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692727

Come with us on a journey to the beautiful continent of South America. Along the way, you'll see golden-furred monkeys in the rain forest. You'll spy pink-feathered flamingos in the desert. And you'll even spot bright blue beetles that behave just like tortoises. It'll truly be an adventure like no other!

The Animals of North America

Amie Jane Leavitt (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692703

Race up north to check out the polar bears and moose. Then, skip down south to see alligators, jackrabbits, and Gila monsters. North America is indeed a land of contrast. Snowy landscapes attract certain animals, while swamps, deserts, and mountains attract others. Come follow us on a journey to this beautiful continent. Many new furry, feathery, and leathery friends are waiting to meet you there!

The Everglades

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692352

The Florida Everglades are located in the most southern part of Florida where the peninsula breaks off into thousands of tiny mangrove islands. This beautiful area, known by the Native Americans as the "grassy river" is made up of marshy swamp lands, mangrove clusters, and pine forests. It is home to a variety of both plant and animal species. The blue heron, alligator, manatee, flamingo, and bobcat all make this place their home. As a national park, the Everglades' natural beauty has been preserved so that it can be around for future generations.

A Thousand Miles

Precious McKenzie (author), Luca Maggi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918761

A young Cherokee boy and his family are forced to leave their home when the Indian Removal Act is enforced.

Cursed Journey of the Peculiar Bentleys

Erin Palmer (author), Laura Tolton (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918815

The Bentley family sets off on the Oregon Trail, encountering obstacles along the way, which lead the protagonist to believe she is cursed.

The Animals of Europe

Claire O'Neal (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692680

Europe is a small continent, but it is full of some of the more fascinating creatures in the world. From the dangerous black widow spider to the spotted deer, it is rich with animals on the ground, in the air, and under the water. Can you guess which animals hibernate? Which creature dances when it is upset? Read on and you'll find out.

The Star-Spangled Banner

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993901

Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the Star-Spangled Banner, which later inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the country's national anthem.

Nuestros amigos / Our Friends

Rhea Wallace (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919959

Bright Photography teaches first words.

Japan

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993727

This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Japan.

United Kingdom

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993949

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the United Kingdom.

The Northeast

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993796

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Northeast region of the United States.

The Eiffel Tower

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692031

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous structures in the world. It is instantly recognizable, a gigantic yet elegant reminder of Paris, France. The tower is such an iconic symbol that it is hard to believe that it was once considered an eyesore by many famous writers and artists. One can't imagine Paris without it, but it was once supposed to be torn down. This is the story of the Eiffel Tower and of the man that created it, explaining in detail how he used unique engineering and construction tools and techniques to build something many said was impossible.

The southeast

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993871

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Southeast region of the United States.

Gross Jobs

Darla Duhaime (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919553

This title highlights all the gross jobs that people do every day.

A Time for Change

Alicia Klepeis (author), Laura Tolton (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918778

A familys move to the South brings a young African American into the hub of racial inequality.

Immigrants and Neighbors

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993703

The fictional Domato family came to the United States from Italy to find a new life. The family came to realize that as immigrants, they were not welcomed by all Americans.

Michelangelo

Michael DeMocker (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691959

Journey back in time to sixteenth-century Italy with 10-year-old Fresca as she introduces you to her master, Michelangelo, the Renaissance genius whose sculptures and paintings changed the way the world sees artists. But there is one surprise in store for the reader, Fresca is not what you think she is!

Glacier

Claire O'Neal (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692376

Drive to the northern corner of Montana and you'll discover a national park filled with soaring mountain peaks, sparkling teal-blue lakes, more than 2,000 plant species, and hundreds of animal species. Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country and has been a world biosphere reserve since 1974. But the glaciers are in trouble from global warming. Scientists estimate that all the glaciers in the park will be gone by the year 2030. Find out what people are doing to help preserve this national treasure.

The Space Needle

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692055

What is that hovering over the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, Washington? Is it part of a movie set? Is it a publicity stunt? Could it bean actual spaceship? When you first spy the soaring Space Needle, high above Seattle, it's easy to be confused. The people who designed it more than 50 years ago would be happy to know that their building still amazes and mystifies. They wanted to create something that looked as if it had come from the future, just in time for the 1964 World's Fair. The obstacles they faced, the problems they solved, and the decisions they made have turned the Space Needle into more than just an incredible site to visit - it makes for an incredible story.