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The Alamo

From the Series 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 →

  • Lexile: 540
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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

Toys and Games Then and Now

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Then and Now

Briefly describes how toys and games have changed through the years, including such topics as how playgrounds differ and how today's toys relate to those of the past. Read More →

  • Dewey: 790.1'33

Transportation Then and Now

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Then and Now

Presents a brief look at how transportation has changed over the years. Read More →

  • Dewey: 388'.0973

A Mexican Christmas

In Oaxaca, Mexico, Christmas lasts for more than one day--it lasts almost an entire month! All month long, children and their families celebrate with parades, fiestas, fireworks, dancing, and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 394.2663'0972

Africa Is Not a Country

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 960

Earthmovers

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

There are differnt types of earthmovers, and each kind has a different job to do. Whether they push, scoop, spread, pack, smooth, or flatten, earthmovers do important work. Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 624.1'52

Farm Tractors

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

Farm tractors help farmers do all kinds of things--like tow a plow, a seed drill, or a mower. Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 631.3'72

Fire Trucks

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

Bright red fire trucks with flashing lights and noisy sirens carry firemen, hoses, ladders, and more to fight fires. Find out how they work and what types of jobs they do. Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 628.9'259

First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays — Paperback Set

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

Set

These content-rich resources give readers an understanding of why and how we celebrate our national holidays. A simple timeline in the back of each book clarifies how the holiday started and… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $73.05
  • Your Price: $73.05
  • 11 titles

Growing Up in the Great Depression 1929 to 1941

From the Series Our America

Confronted with starvation, lack of education, and homelessness, children of the Great Depression, like sixteen-year-old Clarence Lee, whose father asked him to leave home because he could no… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 973.91

Independence Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

A basic overview of Independence Day for emergent readers. Color photographs reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 394.2634

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

A basic overview of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for emergent readers. Color photographs reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 394.261

Memorial Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

A simple introduction to why and how we celebrate Memorial Day. Color photographs reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 394.262

Monster Trucks

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

Monster trucks are big, noisy machines. They're so tall that their drivers have to climb to get into them! They can drive over cars, tow lots of heavy things, and more. Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 796.7

Our Big Home: An Earth Poem

Young children usually think of their home as the structure in which they live. In Our Big Home, the author and illustrator present a much larger vision of home as the planet Earth. Linda… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Presidents' Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

A simple introduction to why we celebrate Presidents' Day. Color photographs reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.4
  • Dewey: 394.261

Something's Different

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

"For as long as I could remember, my family lived in our house and we always did things together. But now things seem different with Mom and Dad..." So begins a child's first preception of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 362.82