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Square Against the World: The Story of a Sod House

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848104

Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.

Terror in the City: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848111

Tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Stuart as he helps his father on his milk delivery route.

The American Alligator

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846988

Uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.

The Barbed Wires of Hate

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847008

In May 1942, Hiroshi and his family are forced from their homes in California by the U.S. government.

The Believers

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847015

Edward sets out to save a young girl he believes has been kidnapped by a local indian tribe. He learns about Indian ways...and himself.

The Best Sign

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847022

Adam is determined to be just like the other boys at camp even though he is deaf.

The Bravest Blacksmith

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847060

headed towards Charlottesville, Virginia, where colonial leaders are meeting.

The Chisholm Trail

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847138

A young cowboy from Texas describes his experiences on his first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.

The Code of the Drum

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847145

After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.

The Copper King

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847176

After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.

The Elephant's Ancestors

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847251

Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.

The Forty-Niners: The Story of the California Gold Rush

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847329

After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.

The Great Aztecs

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847398

Describes the everyday life of the Aztecs, covering such topics as food and clothing, religion, criminal justice, art and music, and language.

The Great Race: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847411

Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.

The Inca Empire

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847473

A short introduction to Inca civilization and history.

The Jesse Owens Story

Gabi Mezger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847510

Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

The Mysterious Ancient Maya

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847671

Why don't we know more about this mysterious ancient culture?

The Mystery of Apartment A-13

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847688

Ty and Gabe hear yelling and screaming and someone very bad laughing in apartment A-13.

The Mystery of Ben Franklin's Ghost

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847695

Big Ben helps the Kooties Club members with their science projects.

The Mystery of I Love Elvis

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847701

The members of the Kooties Club try to figure out who is leaving the "I Love Elvis" signs throughout the neighborhood.

The Mystery of Mr. Dodge

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847718

The Koots decide to spy on Mr. Dodge to find the answers to unexplained questions about his blindness, state of health, and family situation.

Looking Back at Ancient Greece

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847602

Presents day-to-day life in ancient Greece in simple text and illustrations.

Lucy: A Virginia Opossum

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847619

Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.

Magic Tricks and More

Anita Higman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847626

Offers step-by-step instructions for performing various magic tricks and includes tips for putting on a magic show.

Marvelous Marbles

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847633

Readers learn the history of marbles as well as how to play popular marble games.