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Abraham

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Frank Keating takes you on an ultimate tour of Abraham Lincoln's life from boyhood to presidency in this biography, which includes stunning paintings by award-winning artist Mike Wimmer that bring the sixteenth President of the United States to vivid life.

To say Abraham Lincoln came from humble beginnings is an understatement. He was born in a Kentucky log cabin with a packed-dirt floor, rough slab roof, and leather-hinged door. He went barefoot for most of the year and wasn't expected to amount to much. But reading was everything to him and his free time was consumed by books. Abraham Lincoln read furiously, studied law, and knew that hard work was his only path to making a change in the world. When he ran for the presidency, he stood for unity--one people and one land. He brought freedom to all citizens, ended slavery, and made the country whole again.

This visual tour de force is based on historical documents and chronicles Honest Abe's life from boyhood to his extraordinary leadership position as the sixteenth President of the United States of America.

African American Education

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Today all children are required to attend school, but there was a time when all Americans did not enjoy the right to an education and the chance to improve their situation in life. In the nineteenth century, it was against the law in some areas of the United States to teach African Americans. The laws were rooted in the slave system of the South. In this book, we trace the history of African American education before and after the Civil War, from secret schools to well-established universities.

America's National Parks Kids' Activity Book

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This kids' activity book features games, puzzles, mazes, activities, and trivia all relating to America's national parks! This activity book is broken down by the parks' themes as well as in which region they're located. It also contains pages for cancellation stamps, so your children can collect them and remember when they visited each park. Paperback, 49 pages.This publication is printed in the USA.  
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B is for Battle Cry A Civil War Alphabet

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The history and drama of the Civil War are explored. Topics include historic battles, renowned leaders, inventions, and inspiring events and documents.

Baby Black Bear Handpuppet

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Backyard Bugs

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Get to know the bugs in your backyard.

How many times have you seen a bug and wondered, "What in the world is that?" Here's an easy and fun way to identify backyard bugs. Acclaimed entomologist and nature author Jaret C. Daniels presents a simple yet informative guide to backyard bugs of the United States and southern Canada. Featuring more than 150 species organized by where the bugs are generally found--such as at lights or on flowers--this fascinating book covers everything from ants to mosquitoes to spiders. Its easy-to-use format, full-color photographs, and neat-to-know information are handy for homeowners, gardeners, campers, and even children. As an added bonus, there are bug-related activities for families to enjoy. When you see a bug, look it up. You'll be amazed by what you learn!

Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle. Plush squeeze bird which sounds off the real bird call. Enjoyment for kids and adults alike. 5.00 inches tall x 4.00 inches long x 7.50 inches wide

Birds of North America Card Game

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Professor Noggin's series of educational games encourages kids to learn interesting facts about their favorite subjects. Each of the thirty game cards combines trivia, true or false, and multiple choice questions. A special three-numbered die is included which creates interaction and promotes communication between players. Easy and hard levels keep kids interested and challenged - while of course having fun.

Bison Finger Puppet

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Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg

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The daring adventure of best friends Teresa Kretzer and Savilla Miller have earned the the title of "the bravest girls in Sharpsburg'--and the admiration of Teresa's shy younger sister, Bethie. But when the Civil War looms, the girls become political enemies. Each girl must confront challenges that test everything she believes in. Learn how the Civil War divided these friends and tested courage from the experiences of real teenage girls whose hometown along Antietam Creek lay at the center of conflict in September 1862. Historic photographs and author's notes that separate the fact and the fiction help make this book appeal to all young readers.
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Buried Alive Mysteries in Our National Parks

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Who was that man in the Park Service uniform who brought Jack and Ashley Landon into the wilds of Alaska's Denali National Park along with their friend Nicky Milano? Whoever he was, he has given them a dogsled ride to certain death unless somebody finds them soon. Their troubles are about to get a whole heap deeper as the first rumblings of an avalanche turn into a deafening roar!

Buzz Saw Toy

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Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

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Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804-1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the raising of the Washington Monument, and on through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and numerous other "capital days," this book offers readers fresh insights and background on how our nation's capital came to be. The book includes excerpts from Shiner's diary, other primary sources, archival images, and a timeline.Much as she did in Maritcha and Searching for Sarah Rector, award-winning author Tonya Bolden expertly examines the intricacies of American history through the lens of one relatable person's life.
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Civil Rights Movement for Kids

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Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids, children will discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they'll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights.
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Cliffhanger A Mystery in Mesa Verde National Park

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When a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands. Jack and Ashley are used to visiting parks with their wildlife veterinarian mother and photographer father, but this time their hands are full with a foster child called Lucky Deal. As Lucky and Jack become friends, Ashley becomes suspicious: What did Lucky take from the burn site? Who did she call in the night? In a midnight showdown at Spruce Tree House, Jack realizes there's more to fear than a killer cat. Cliff-Hanger weaves Native American folklore, natural science, and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. The afterword by Will Morris, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

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Coffin Quilt The Feud Between the Hatfields and The McCoys

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Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny's sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes.
As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.

Cup & Ball Toy

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Deadly Waters #3 Mysteries in Our National Parks

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The Landon family is Southbound--headed for Florida to investigate a mysterious illness plaguing endangered manatees in Everglades National Park. Jack, Ashley, and their friend Bridger soon find themselves in deadly waters with a seven-foot shark, an injured manatee--and a mystery to solve. Who was the stranger in the speedboat who snatched Jack's camera? And what does he have to do with the manatees? Join the heart-stopping chase through a maze of mangrove islands to find out!

Eastern Woodlands Tray Puzzle 35 Pieces

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Superior quality 35 piece tray puzzle, designed for kids. The back of each puzzle includes interesting facts about the flora and fauna pictured on the front of each puzzle.Ages 3 and up.
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Eliza's Freedom Road

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Christopher Award-winning author Jerdine Nolen imagines a young woman's journey from slavery to freedom in this intimate and powerful novel that was named an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee.

It is 1854 in Alexandria, Virginia. Eliza's mother has been sold away and Eliza is left as a slave on a Virginia farm. It is Abbey, the cook, who looks after Eliza, when she isn't taking care of the Mistress. Eliza has only the quilt her mother left her and the stories her mother told to keep her mother's memory close.

When the Mistress's health begins to fail and Eliza overhears the Master talk of the Slave sale auction and of Eliza being traded, she takes to the night. She follows the path and the words of the farmhand Old Joe: "Travel the night. Sleep the day...Go east. Keep your back to the setting of the sun. Come to the safe house with a candlelight in the window...That gal, Harriet, she'll take you."

All the while, Eliza recites the stories her mother taught her as she travels along her freedom road from Mary's Land to Pennsylvania to Freedom's Gate in St. Catharines, Canada, where she finds not only her freedom but also more than she could have hoped for.

In praise of the book, Alma Powell said, "A story of hope, determination, and the triumph of the human spirit."

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Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

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Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln's order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography, Emancipation Proclamation is an engrossing new historical resource from award-winning children's book author Tonya Bolden.

Praise for Emancipation Proclamation
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS
"A convincing, handsomely produced argument..."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Bolden makes excellent use of primary sources; the pages are filled with archival photos, engravings, letters, posters, maps, newspaper articles, and other period documents. Detailed captions and a glossary interpret them for today's readers."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"The language soars, powerfully communicating not just the facts about the Emancipation Proclamation but its meaning for those who cared most passionately."
--Booklist, starred review

"Bolden tackles these questions in a richly illustrated overview of the lead-up to the Proclamation, organizing and reiterating information already familiar to many middle-schoolers, while introducing material that will probably be eye-opening to students who have taken their textbook's version of history at face value."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

Award
School Library Journal Best Book of 2013
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbons List 2013
Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014
2014 Carter G.Woodson Middle Level Book Award
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Emancipation Proclamation We the People Series

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Looks at the political and moral issues that caused President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, the 1863 document that freed many slaves, and at the immediate and long-term consequences of his action.
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Forest Animals Mazes

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The poor owl! He fell out of his tree, and now he needs help to get back home. His squirrel friend wants to find her acorns. The skunk has gotten lost in the woods and is looking for his log. And the frog has to find a way to the other side of the pond.
Youngsters can help these animals and 26 other creatures of the forest reach their objectives by showing them the way through a series of mazes. And when young navigators have completed their tasks, they can have even more fun by coloring the large, clearly drawn pictures. A great way to introduce children to members of the animal kingdom, these full-page mazes will also help them develop important problem-solving skills.
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Fort Sumter: Cornerstones of Freedom

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This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: Earth and Space Science, History and Nature of Science, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives. Social Studies: Civic Ideals & Practices Global Connections Individuals, Groups, & Institutions People, Places, & Environments Power, Authority, & Governance Production, Distribution, & Consumption, Science, Technology, & Society Time, Continuity, & Change.
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Frederick Douglass Abolitionist and Author

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-- Clear and concise biographies of the best-known Civil War personalities -- Includes interesting and informative sidebars -- Presented in an easy-to-read format -- Complements school curriculum
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Frederick Douglass for Kids His Life and Times, with 21 Activities

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Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice. Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will: - form a debating club- create a sailor's tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape - make a Civil War haversack- participate in a microlending programand more

Frederick Douglass Lion Who Wrote History

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"The go-to Frederick Douglass biography for younger students" (Booklist; starred review).

In this powerful picture book biography, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

The story of one of America's most revered figures is brought to life by the text of award-winning author Walter Dean Myers and the sweeping, lush illustrations of artist Floyd Cooper. This picture book biography draws on Frederick Douglass's autobiographies and includes a timeline, making it an excellent source for reports.

"A stirring testament to the power of words and daring action to create change" (Publishers Weekly; starred review).

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Funny Fill-In My National Parks Adventure

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Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story set in America's national parks starring . . . you! Combining National Geographic Kids' photography and illustrations in colorful, laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging and educational book introduces you to the country's greatest environmental treasures.

Can you imagine yourself in the middle of this adventure? Here's the scenario: you and a friend win a trip to visit twelve national parks, accompanied by a park ranger. Before long, wackiness ensues as you encounter roaming bison in Yellowstone, view harbor seals in Olympic National Park, see alligators in the Everglades, and attempt to climb Denali in Alaska. Filled with fun facts, this book will provide you with hours of entertainment as you fill in the blanks to create your own adventure! Join your story with ours as you travel on a hilarious romp through our most popular parks, while also learning important conservation lessons.

George Washington Let Freedom Ring Series

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Follows the life of the revered leader George Washington. Covers Washington's childhood on a farm and his early lessons on being a gentleman to his experience in the French and Indian War, his military leadership in the Revolutionary War, and finally, his role as first President of the United States.

Gettysburg Battles That Changed the World

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Marathon, Hastings, Midway -- just a few of the major battles covered in this series, which introduces readers to the wartime engagements that changed the course of human history. Each book gives a historical account of a decisive battle -- its participants, the political climate leading to the engagement, and the deciding factors that ultimately led to a victory or defeat. The furthest northern advance by the Confederates was met with their defeat by Union forces, a defeat that was a harbinger of the South's eventual surrender.

Explains the events leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, the defining battle of the Civil War, and describes the battle and its aftermath.
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Ghost Horses A Mystery in Zion National Park

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Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister--two Shoshone kids--are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.
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Ghosts of Vicksburg

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Ghosts of Vicksburg centers on two young people during this Civil War campaign.

Happy Birthday to America's National Parks

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This intriguing and delightful booklet is aimed at young people 10 and above, including anyone with an interest in learning about our national parks. Packed with magnificent colorful illustrations and photographs, the booklet celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The reader is taken on an enlightening trip through our national parks and discovers the dedicated people who work there. Included are 100 fascinating facts about our fantastic parks! Paperback, 32 pages.

Harriet Tubman Grandes Personajes

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These biographies introduce young readers to important figures in American history. Ideal for reports and correlated to the social studies curriculum, the series presents a straightforward account of each individual's life and times and describes how each person contributed to the shaping of our nation."

Spanish version. Escrito en espanol.

Harriet Tubman Una leccion de coraje

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A simple introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, from her youth through her days as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. Spanish version. Escrito en espanol. 
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Hello, National Parks!

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Welcome to the National Park! Parent and child eagles visit America's national parks and public lands in children's author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock's latest board book Hello, National Parks! Packed with details for the youngest travelers, the book takes little readers from the Statue of Liberty in the east to the Golden Gate in the west, from the Grand Canyon to Cape Cod National Seashore to the Everglades and to Hawaii Volcanoes. Along the way, budding Junior Rangers will begin to develop an appreciation for our country's history, animals, and beauty! For ages 2-5. Made in the USA.
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Horse Soldiers Cavalry in the Civil War

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This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

House Divided A Novel of the Civil War

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A brother and sister separated by war, a nation fighting for survival. By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war- a town called Gettysburg.

How To Draw North American Animals Art Kit

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Learn to draw and have fun while learning about North American animals. Includes everything you need to draw 22 North American animals! Use your imagination, outdoor adventures, and research to help draw trees, lakes, rivers, and mountains creating an environment for your animals. Booklet includes interpretive information about each animal!Kit includes:– How to draw booklet with 22 animals and information about each one.– 60-page drawing pad– 8-pack soy-based crayons (imported)– Wooden pencil with eraser– Pencil sharpener (imported)Ages 6 and up. Made in the USA.
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Hunted A Mystery in Glacier National Park

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Grizzly cubs are disappearing from Glacier National Park, and the Landon family must figure out why! But for Jack, the real mystery is his sister Ashley's strange behavior. What was she doing alone in the woods so early in the morning? And why did she lie to their parents? Jack's efforts to unravel the truth lead to a pulse-pounding adventure that brings the Landon kids face to face with an enraged grizzly--as Jack and his sister suddenly become the hunted.
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Industrial Revolution All About America

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All About America: The Industrial Revolution by Hilarie N. Staton

Be part of history in action! Travel back in time to the most exciting and inspiring periods in American history. Action-packed and historically accurate, All About America covers the most important periods in the history of a burgeoning nation, from Colonists and Independence to The Civil War, and from Cowboys and the Wild West to the early inhabitants, the Native Americans. With detailed reconstructions and original artwork from each period, find yourself immersed in the incredible action, as you confront the redcoats, catch gold fever, journey West, and ride the trails, your trusty lasso at your side.

Jenga National Parks

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Junior Ranger Activity Book

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Calling all explorers and nature-lovers! From Acadia to Zion, discover all 59 of the United States' amazing National Parks in this jam-packed book of games, trivia, jokes, fun facts, and so much more, all inspired by the National Parks outdoor-based Junior Ranger Program. Great for generating pre-trip excitement, long car rides, poking around historical sites, or general learning, these fun and sometimes silly activities will entertain while they draw kids into the majestic and historic importance of America's national parks. Check out the most amazing park habitats, plus awesome sights and animals you might see, from birds to bears. Fun facts are jam-packed onto every page, so kids learn something amazing about each cool park.

Map Making Kit You Can Learn

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Cartography is the art and science of map making. Some of the earliest preserved maps were found on stone tablets dating back some 4300 years ago in Babylon. Through the ages, maps have been the best way for explorers to document where they have been so they can find their way in the future.This basic kit contains everything you need to draw your own map of any location, inside or outdoors. Includes two pieces of paper to draw on, a pencil, a compass, a cotton bag to hold materials, a piece of jute to tie rolled map closed, a small ruler card, and easy to follow instructions.

Meet Us at the National Parks

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This colorful story portrays some of the fun activities waiting for visitors at the U.S. national parks, monuments, lakeshores, etc. Kids can reference the back cover to see which park is nearest to them and map out their next national park adventure. Features over 120 sites!Hardcover with dust jacket, 32 pages

Meet Us Under the Night Sky

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Written by Andrew F. Johnson Illustrated by Jennifer Johnson Haywood Explore the night sky with Ranger Land. This colorfully illustrated story features galaxies, constellations, planets and other space objects. Hardcover book. Hardcover, 32 pages

National Park Mini Checkers

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Play the classic game of checkers and learn about our national parks! Back side of game board includes a map highlighting the national parks.  There are map activities included in the instructions. Box dimensions are 8.4 x 5.2 x 2 inches.  Game boarddimensions are 8 x 9. 75 inches. Ages 6+ Made in the USA.

National Park Mobile Kit

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Decorate your home with this fun National Park Mobile! Kit contains everything needed to make a national park paper mobile.Kit includes:– 12 punch-out paper pieces (no scissors needed)– Pre-cut string– 8-pack soy-based crayons– Mobile hangerAges 6 and up. Made in the USA.
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Nettie's Trip South

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In a letter to her friend, Nettie remembers ner trip to the pr--Civil War South. She remembers the swet cedar smell in the air and the sun pressing on her head. But she also remembers Tabitha, the slave at the hotel who has only that one name, and she remembers the heaps of rags the slaves use for beds. Most of all, though, she remembers the slave auction where people were bought and sold like sacks of flour. Nettie can't forget these images, and she can't help but wonder what life would be like if she were a slave.....

Based on the diary of the author's great--grandmother, this is a poignant and compelling look at slavery through the eyes of a young girl. Once read, it is not soon forgotten.

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Night Boat to Freedom

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When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly, cook's daughter, across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he's terrified. Bravely, he begins the first of many journeys. Each time he returns, Granny Judith asks what color clothing his passenger wore, for she's had a dream-vision and is making a quilt from squares of these "freedom colors." When there are only two squares left, she tells him, "Dream says we got to get ourselves over the river, 'cause the danger's gonna grow awful."
This compelling story, powerfully and poignantly illustrated, is a memorable celebration of courage, hope, and unselfish love. "Night Boat to Freedom" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.