BISAC Subject JNF025260

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.

The Alamo

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Did you know that Davy Crockett fought in a famous battle at the Alamo? From behind the walls of the fort, Americans fought for independence. Thousands of people still visit the Alamo to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 976.4'03

The American Flag

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Do you know why there are thirteen stripes and fifty stars on the American flag? Or how the American flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner?" Find out the answers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 929.9'2'0973

The Bald Eagle

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted a turkey to be the symbol of America instead of the bald eagle? Discover interesting facts about why the bald eagle is important to Americans, how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 929.9'2'0973

The Gateway Arch: Celebrating Western Expansion

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

This magnificent arch rises on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. The nation's tallest monument is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: 977.8

The Grand Canyon: This Place Rocks

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

One of the most visited places in North America, Grand Canyon National Park is like an open window to Earth's geologic history. The carving of the canyon's walls by erosion left a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 979.1

The Liberty Bell

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Do you know what the Liberty Bell is? Go back in history to understand why Americans fought for freedom from Britain, why the Liberty Bell was important to that time, and more in The Liberty Bell. Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 974.8'11

The Liberty Bell: History's Silent Witness

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

From the British surrender in Yorktown to the Civil War to Women's Suffrage and the fight for Civil Rights, one powerful witness to American history played an important role. Discover why the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: 974.8

The Lincoln Memorial

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

How big is the statue of President Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial? It’s 19 feet (6 meters) high. That’s taller than three adults standing on one another’s shoulders! Whose idea… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 975.3

The Lincoln Memorial

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

The Lincoln Memorial looks like a Greek temple with thirty-six columns. Do you know why there are thirty-six of them? Or which of Lincoln's speeches are carved into the walls of the memorial?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 973.7'092

The Statue of Liberty

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Have you ever seen an eye the size of a doorway? What about a finger bigger than a grown-up? Get ready to check out the Statue of Liberty! This statue stands for American freedom. Just… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 974.7'1

The Statue of Liberty

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

One of the most famous American symbols, the Statue of Liberty stands for freedom and opportunity. Standing on Liberty Island at the tip of New York City, the statue welcomed immigrants from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 974.7'1

The Statue of Liberty: A Welcome Gift

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

She was a gift of friendship and peace between France and the United States. Now "Liberty Enlightening the World" stands as a symbol of America's embrace of freedom and democracy. Find out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 974.7

The Washington Monument

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

The Washington Monument is a beautiful marble memorial that honors America's first president. But, did you know that the monument was supposed to be built on top of a domed building? Or that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 975.3

The Washington Monument

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Do you know how long it took to build the Washington Monument? It took 36 years! Visitors have loved to look out from the top of this tall building ever since it was finished. But who planned… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 975.3

The White House

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Do you know how many U.S. presidents have lived in the White House? Every president except for George Washington has lived in the White House. It’s the official home of U.S. presidents! What… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.3

The White House

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Did you know that the president doesn't just work in the White House, he also lives there? Or that the first White House was burned down by the British in the War of 1812? Take a tour through… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.3

What Is Inside the Lincoln Memorial?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Look at that giant statue! What did this person do to earn his own monument in Washington, DC? Join Mr. Williams's class on a field trip to the Lincoln Memorial to find out. Ranger May gives… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.3

Why Are There Stripes on the American Flag?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Do you know why the US flag has stars and stripes on it? What does the flag stand for, and why do we say the Pledge of Allegiance? Join Mr. Gomez's class as they study the flag to find out!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 929.9'20973

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Do you know that the Statue of Liberty hasn't always looked green? Or that the first torch had to be replaced? Lady Liberty has been an important US symbol for more than one hundred years… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 974.7'1

Yellowstone: America's First National Park

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

As the flagship of the National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park has a special place in the hearts and minds of conservationists. Thanks to the leadership of far-sighted President… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 978.7