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P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet

Carol Crane (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366200

As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.

Sailing the Unknown

Michael J. Rosen (author), Maria Cristina Pritelli (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602440

A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.

Katy Perry

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197573

Known for her sense of humor and quirky outfits, platinum-selling pop singer Katy Perry is a self-described "professional goofball." Born Katheryn Hudson, young Katy grew up singing gospel songs in the church where her parents were both pastors. At the age of 15, her journey to become a professional artist began when she was invited to Nashville, Tennessee, to do some recording and to learn about songwriting. The path to superstardom may have been a bit bumpy, but this talented artist showed such promise that people believed in her and supported her all the way to the top.

Haunted Battlefields

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120526

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind battlefields around the world that are reported to be haunted. Readers will evaluate the eyewitness accounts and historical records of ghostly soldiers and other figures that haunt the sites of war and destruction. A narrative style weaves the spooky stories and clear text lays out the debunked or unexplained occurrences.

Thumbelina

Rebecca Bondor (author) Lydia Halverson (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625815453

When a good-hearted poor peasant gives her last loaf of bread to a beggar, she is given a corn seed in return. Imagine the peasant woman’s surprise when in the morning a beautiful flower appears with a tiny young lady inside its petals. The peasant woman names her Thumbelina. Find out what happens when an old ugly frog takes Thumbelina to be his son’s wife. A happy ending adds interest to this fairy tale and encourages a lifelong love for reading.

The Scaredy-Cat Kitten

Roz Rosenbluth (author) Deborah Borgo (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625817877

Mother cat has two very different kittens. Herbie is curious and brave. But his sister Sarah is afraid of everything. When the kittens go for a walk Sarah is even afraid of her own shadow. Find out what happens when Herbie gets caught in briars and Sarah needs to go get Mother for help. A positive ending adds interest to this adorable story and encourages a lifelong love for reading.

Patterns in Food

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631889523

This Level 2 guided reader illustrates examples of patterns found in different foods. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning to identify how repeating shapes, colors, or lines form a pattern.

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Video Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357021

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in video technology. From the video camera tube and video recording machine to VCR's, camcorders and streaming video, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Forgotten Americans Who Made History

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357045

Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Lost Treasures

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357083

Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Forgotten Events

Rachel Bailey (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357090

Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

Forgotten History of Everyday Inventions

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357052

Brings to light 12 forgotten everyday inventions including how pie tins inspired the ever-popular Frisbee; how an engineer's walk in the woods with his dog led to the creation of Velcro; how basketball was invented because young men at a YMCA were restless during a blizzard; and more The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Deserted Cities and Places

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357076

Brings to light 12 deserted cities and places such as the ancient city of Angkor Wat which was hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle for centuries; Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan that was once mined for its rich coal reserves unitl abandoned in the 1970's; Machu Picchu that was built more than 2,400 meters above sea level in Peru; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Secret Groups

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357106

Brings to light 12 of history's secret groups including The Knights Templar whose purpose was to protect travelers to holy sites after the Crusades; The Freemasons, one of the world's oldest secret societies that performs chartiy work; The Molly Maguires who began in Ireland in the 1840s as a secret society that stood up against landlords and bosses who treated them poorly; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Epic Urban Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356864

Presents 12 of the most epic urban adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of bungee jumping from the Macau Tower in China, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, ziplining in Panama City, Panama, and more.

12 Epic Space Journeys

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356857

Presents 12 of the most epic space journeys. Readers will take an armchair tour of Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon, a visit to the International Space Station, the NASA Voyager Program, and more.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Arts Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356871

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose art contributions made our country great. From Jamaica's Claude McKay whose poetry sparked an art movement, to Greece's Chryssa whose neon sculptures lit up New York, to Venezuela's Tina Ramirez who created a new voice in the dance world, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356895

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose medicine contributions made our country great. From Australia's Elizabeth Blackburn who discovered an enzyme in chromosones, to England's George Clowes who worked to establish chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, to Lithuania's Andrew Schally who studied the growth of nerve cells in cancerous tumors, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Technology Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356932

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great. From Scotland's Alexander Graham Bell, founder of Bell Telephone and AT&T, to South Africa's Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and auto company Tesla, to Austria's Maria Telkes, best known for her invention of the first solar-powered heating system, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Politics Great

Diane Gimpel (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356901

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose political contributions made our country great. From Austria's Felix Frankfurter who served on the Supreme Court and started the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), to Czechoslovakia's Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the postion of Secretary of State, to Thailand's Tammy Duckworth, who became the first woman elected to Congress who was hurt fighting for America, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made the American Military Great

Paige Smith (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356949

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose american military contributions made our country great. From Sweden's John Ericsson who was a naval engineer and inventor of the first armoured turret warship and screw propeller, to Russia's Igor Sikorsky who was an engineer and inventor known for crafting the first four-engine plane and the first working helicopter, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Sports Great

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356925

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great. From Nigeria's Hakeem Olajuwon who made his 7 foot mark playing basketball for the Houston Rockets, to Panama's Mariano (Mo) Rivera who became baseball's greatest closer, to Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova who was one of the world's top tennis players, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Communication Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356956

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in communication technology. From the telegraph and television to satellites, personal computers and smart phones, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.