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BISAC Subject JNF025170

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 3rd Edition

Heroes come in all sizes, colors, and ages, and 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (2nd Revised Edition) introduces readers to a diverse cast of great Americans. The remarkable stories… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 920.073

A Slave's Education in Courage: The Life of Frederick Douglass

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

In 1845, Frederick Douglass’s first autobiography became a bestseller. Many readers could not believe that such a brilliant writer was ever a slave. When Douglass wrote the book, slavery had… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 812

A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

Hundreds, even thousands, of years before Europeans arrived in North America, American Indians had made their homes here. These many groups adapted to the varied lands and climates of what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 970.004'97

A Timeline History of the Declaration of Independence

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

By the 1760s, most American colonists had become fed up with British rule. They were tired of the unfair taxes and not being able to create their own laws, and cries for revolution were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 973.3'13

A Timeline History of the Early American Republic

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

In September 1783, the United States signed a peace treaty with Great Britain. This event officially ended the Revolutionary War. More importantly, it proclaimed the United States an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 973.2

A Timeline History of the Thirteen Colonies

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

In the spring of 1607, an English ship landed at modern-day Virginia. The ship's passengers quickly built shelters and a fort. Their settlement, Jamestown, was the first permanent English… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 973.2

Away She Goes!: Riding into Women's History

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

Most people take it for granted: riding a bike. In the late 1800s, the bicycle first came to the United States from Europe. This new "steel horse" was wildly popular. But for women, who… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 812

Cause-and-Effect Disasters — eBook Set

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Set

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $279.90
  • Your Price: $209.93
  • 6 titles

Cause-and-Effect Disasters — Library Bound Set

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Set

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $183.90
  • Your Price: $137.93
  • 6 titles

Deadly Bloody Battles

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

Can you imagine being one of just three hundred soldiers from ancient Greece pitted against an army of thousands? Or wading through muddy, lice-infested trenches in World War I while bombs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 355.4'7

Death in the Donner Party: A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

In 1846, the eighty-seven members of the Donner Party left Illinois to begin a new life in California. Many pioneers made this journey, but the Donner Party faced delays and terrible… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 978/.02

Did President Grant Really Get a Ticket for Speeding in a Horse-Drawn Carriage?: And Other Questions about U.S. Presidents

From the Series Is That a Fact?

George Washington chopped down his father’s cherry tree. Millard Fillmore installed the first bathtub in the White House. Harry Truman was the first president to “pardon” a Thanksgiving Day… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 973.09'9

Disaster!: Tragedies That Gripped the World

From the Series Flash Points

A fire breaks out in a factory, killing almost 150 people. A nuclear reactor melts down, leaving almost 39,000 square miles of land poisoned by radiation. The German airship Hindenburg falls… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.9

El Águila Calva (The Bald Eagle)

From the Series Libros para avanzar — Símbolos estadounidenses (Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols)

Did you kow 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 it… Read More →

  • Dewey: 900

El Álamo (The Alamo)

From the Series Libros para avanzar — Símbolos estadounidenses (Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols)

Did you know that the word Alamo means cottonwood in Spanish? Or that the first hospital in Texas was inside the Alamo? Go back in time to understand why hundreds of men lost their lives… Read More →

  • Dewey: 900

El Monumento a Lincoln (The Lincoln Memorial)

From the Series Libros para avanzar — Símbolos estadounidenses (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 →

  • Dewey: 900

Flash Points — Library Bound Set

From the Series Flash Points

Set

Flash Points is a high/low nonfiction series that showcases critical turning points in history, with subjects ranging from space exploration to civil rights. Each Flash Points title focuses… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

Follow the Drinking Gourd: Come Along the Underground Railroad

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

Slavery in the United States became illegal in the 1860s. Before that, many slaves found their way north by following the Big Dipper, or the Drinking Gourd as they called it. Our story begins… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 812

Forensics

From the Series Origins: Whodunnit

A thief touches a doorknob, leaving behind fingerprints as clues to the crime. A woman is mysteriously killed, and only an autopsy can explain how and why. Many crimes have been solved—and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3

From Jazz Babies to Generation Next: The History of the American Teenager

From the Series People's History

Can you imagine a world without teenagers? Before the early 1900s, the word teenager was not even part of the American vocabulary. The concept of adolescence—those transitional years between… Read More →

  • Dewey: 305.2350973'0904

Gangsters, Bootleggers, and Bandits

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Villains

Robbery, smuggling, gambling—gangsters did it all. Find out the true stories of the United States' most feared hoodlums and mob bosses. Learn how a two-bit car thief built a criminal empire—an Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 364.1092'273

Great Leaders and Events — Library Bound Set

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

Set

Kids will learn about the lives of famous historical figures and famous events in history through compelling stories paired with fresh illustrated images, timelines, and fact boxes. The theme… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $143.96
  • Your Price: $107.97
  • 4 titles

Heists

From the Series Origins: Whodunnit

The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre, but people still line up to see the spot where it used to hang. Diamond thieves steal millions of dollars' worth of jewels, but how do they sell them… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.3

Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans: A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

In August 2005, a massive hurricane hit New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast. Levees created to protect New Orleans from flooding failed, and water rushed into the city. Some stranded… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 976.3/35064