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George Washington and the Story of the U.S. Constitution

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Late in the spring of 1787, fifty-five men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House. They came to write a new constitution for the United States. The leader of this Constitutional Convention… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 973.4

Enrique Esparza and the Battle of the Alamo

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

In early 1836, trouble broke out in Texas. Texas was part of Mexico, yet many of its settlers wanted to fight for independence. Mexican General Santa Anna and his army came to battle the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 976.4'03

Colors of Kenya

From the Series Colors of the World

What color is Kenya? It's white like the snow on top of Mount Kenya, gray like the boabab tree, and pink like flamingos. Get to know Kenya in this beautifully illustrated introduction to a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 967.62

Colors of Russia

From the Series Colors of the World

What color is Russia? It is white like the vast snowfields of Siberia, blue like Lake Baikal, and gold like the dome of a Russian Orthodox church. Through compelling illustrations, young… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 947

The Lion and the Hare: [An East African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The animals of the grasslands have a problem. A very hungry lion wants to eat them all! To keep the lion happy, they agree to send one animal for him to eat every day. When the hare learns it’ Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 398.2

Anansi and the Box of Stories: [A West African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The sky god Nyame owns all the stories in the world. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures. So one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 398.2

La niña que ponchó a Babe Ruth (The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth)

From the Series Yo solo: Historia (On My Own History)

Jackie Mitchell has always wanted to be a great pitcher, and she finally has the chance to become one! In her first minor league game, she is up against two of the greatest home-run hitters… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 796.3570922

Mike Fink

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Mike Fink was the best keelboater on the river, and he was the first to admit it. He knew the river’s tricks. He could ride a waterfall like a bucking bronco, and he even wrestled… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 398.2'0973'02

Passover

From the Series On My Own Holidays

The book describes the origins of the Passover story in the story of Moses and the Israelites’ escape from Egypt. It also explains how the holiday is celebrated today and includes a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 296.4'37

Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender

From the Series On My Own History

Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'38

Ramadan

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Muslims around the world celebrate the month of Ramadan to honor Allah. During every day in that month, Muslims do not eat food between sunrise and sunset. Then, each night at sunset, they… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 297.3'62

Pocahontas

From the Series On My Own Biography

As the young daughter of a powerful Powhatan leader, Pocahontas befriended the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Although she helped them survive their difficult first years, and she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.5'01'092

Voice of Freedom: A Story about Frederick Douglass

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 973.8'092

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: All-Around Athlete

From the Series On My Own Biography

Babe Didrikson was running and jumping hedges at the age of eight. Her dedication to training and practicing resulted in her becoming one of the greatest woman athletes of the century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.352'092

The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth

From the Series On My Own History

Jackie Mitchell has always wanted to be a great pitcher, and she finally has the chance to become one! In her first minor league game, she is up against two of the greatest home-run hitters… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Booker T. Washington

From the Series On My Own Biography

More than anything, nine-year-old Booker T. Washington longed to go to school, but he had to get a job to earn money for his family. Though the Civil War had freed them from slavery, Booker's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 370'.92