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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.
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Keep the Scene Green! Earth-Friendly Activities Book

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Everyone can help preserve our planet, and these 24 "green" activities show how! Appropriate for ages 6 to 10, they focus on recycling, fighting pollution, and other ecology-related activities. Fun-filled puzzles include word searches, secret codes, spot-the-differences, mazes, and more. Solutions included.

KEYCHAIN Bison Plush

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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.
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Night of the Black Bear A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

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This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help?

Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie--a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution.

This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.

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

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Night Riders of Harpers Ferry

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In the weeks preceding the Battle of Antietam Creek, 1862, Solomon Hargreave, along with the rest of the newly formed 8th New York Cavalry Regiment, had to adjust to life in the army. The appointment of a Southern-born colonel to their unit, and rumors of a Confederate army advance, did not ease their adjustment.

While riding in Maryland, Solomon rescues a lockkeeper's daughter, Mahalia, from drowning in the Potomac River. As Solomon comes to know Mahalia and her family, he quickly learns how tangled politics and family relationships can be in that troubled border state. Mahalia's brother is the notorious leader of a band of Rebel partisans, and Solomon's colonel wants him to learn more about the family.

While Solomon pursues that mission, with results that threaten his friendship with Mahalia, the Confederate noose tightens around Harpers Ferry. Only a daring plan can save the regiment. Can Solomon trust his colonel? Can he trust his own military ability? And can he trust Mahalia with his heart?

This is a memorable tale of loyalty and adventure, based on a true story.

North American Birds Tray Puzzle 35 Pieces

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North American Birds is a 35 piece tray puzzle part of the Habitat series from Cobble Hill. These puzzles are designed with kids in mind: the puzzle outline on the tray aids kids while the smaller pieces provide a fun challenge. Tray measures 10" x 14". For ages 3 and up.

Northern Cardinal

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Plush squeeze bird which sounds off the real bird call. Enjoyment for kids and adults alike. 4.00 inches tall x 4.25 inches long x 7.00 inches wide.
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Nurse, Soldier, Spy The Story of Sara Edmonds A Civil War Hero

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This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age nineteen disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle the Confederacy. Sarah excelled as a soldier and nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustrations and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of Marissa Moss.

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"The incredible story of how Sarah Edmonds becomes Frank Thompson is full of adventure, bravado and pathos. Spirited pen-and-ink drawings, full of period detail and war action always focus on the intriguing Frank..." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Readers won't stop until the last page of Marissa Moss' exciting Civil War story about Sarah Edmonds' life as a man in the Union Army. Vivid illustrations by artist John Hendrix match Moss' exciting account of Sarah's life in the Army." -Sacramento Bee


"Hendrix's artwork is, as usual, a showstopper, and his bold caricatures convey Edmonds's strength and determination. Moss delivers a riveting narrative, making it clear that Edmonds was fighting for more than one kind of freedom." -Publishers Weekly, starred review


"The focused view makes the book accessible for children. The pen-and-ink with acrylic wash illustrations are full of vibrant detail. Hendrix presents a meticulous view of military life, including army camp layouts and fortifications. Hand-drawn typography highlights important or humorous points in the text and adds even more visual interest." -School Library Journal



"Hendrix's art emphasizes the horror and drama of war. Using hand-lettered text reminiscent of broadsides of the time, he visually shouts danger to the reader when tension is the highest." -Horn Book



"In ink-and-wash illustrations, Hendrix again displays his knack for visual narrative. The aerial view of Edmonds approaching the Confederate camp is particularly effective. This large-format picture book illustrates Edmonds' courage and determination while conveying a good deal of information in a highly readable way." -Booklist



"Admirable and enlightening. Moss is a lively prose writer, and Hendrix's illustrations inject humor into what is actually a serious subject." -The New York Times


"Boldly illustrated. The text is full of interesting details. This book strikes a fine balance which conveys the horrors of the Civil War without portraying too much blood and violence for elementary readers. A very useful and researchable picture book." -Library Media Connection, starred review

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Out of the Deep A Mystery on Acadia National Park

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A baby whale is the latest mammal stranded on the beaches of Acadia National Park. When the Landons run to get help, they don't notice Bindy Callister slip away. When they track her down, she's acting strange--she knows the strandings are no accident. She even knows those responsible. But she's too scared to tell. Time is running out; and now the kids too are in real danger--unless Bindy talks!
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Over the Edge A Mystery in Grand Canyon National Park

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When Dr. Olivia Landon receives this anonymous e-mail shortly after broadcasting her controversial plan to save the condors, everyone thinks it's a crank threat except Dr. Landon's daughter Ashley. She's sure it's the handiwork of Morgan Rogers, self-proclaimed anarchist and computer geek.

Suspicions mount when the death threat almost becomes a reality, and Morgan is the only witness. Is he innocent or guilty? Journey into the maze of Morgan's cyberworld and find out!

Park Ranger Doll

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Surface washable Did you know that park rangers have important jobs taking care of our forests and parks? They spot forest fires and help put them out. They transport injured animals to wildlife clinics for treatment. Park rangers enforce laws and park regulations. They can even give guided tours of our parks. Doll 11". Surface washable.
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Patriot Papers: Bursting with Fun Facts about America's Early Rebels (Behind-the-scenes History)

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Discover the fascinating history and meaning behind the documents of freedom that founded our country -- The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and The Bill of Rights -- in a fun, engaging book that puts only the most exciting tidbits front and center!

This fun and colorful presentation of the most significant documents that founded our country sheds new light on THE PATRIOT PAPERS. With call-outs and bursts that highlight and explore the key words and statements that make up the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, as well as stories about the American rebels who drafted them, this new book makes American history come alive in "kid speak" like never before.

Peregrine Falcon

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The most popular birds in our Audubon line have been refreshed to provide vivid colors, clarity and exactness in appearance like never before.Educational and collectible, our 5" Peregrine Falcon stuffed animal is so realistic the design is approved by Audubon and the sound comes straight from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's wildlife recordings.

Peregrine Falcon Mini Figure

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Pink and Say

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When Sheldon Russell Curtis told this story to his daughter, Rosa, she kept every word in her heart and was to retell it many times.
I will tell it in Sheldon's own words as nearly as I can.

He was wounded in a fierce battle and left for dead in a pasture somewhere in Georgia when Pinkus found him. Pinkus' skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy, and he picked him up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier's mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived. She had soft, gentle hands and cared for him and her Pink.

But the two boys were putting her in danger, two Union soldiers in Confederate territory! They had to get back to their outfits. Scared and uncertain, the boys were faced with a hard decision, and then marauding Confederate troops rode in.

In this Civil War story passed from great-grandfather to grandmother, to son, and finally to the author-artist herself, Patricia Polacco once again celebrates the shared humanity of the peoples of this world.

Rag Doll Kit

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Enjoy making your very own historic "pancake style" historical rag doll. 

River Otter Finger Puppet

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Rolling Hoop with stick

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Running Scared A Mystery in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Jack and Ashley's search for eight-year-old Sammy has left them hopelessly lost in a twisted maze of tunnels deep inside Carlsbad Caverns. Bats are everywhere, and the echoes of their screeching cries sends a chill through the trio. The only light is the candle in their lantern. What will happen when it burns out, leaving them in total darkness?
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Savage Thunder Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom

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In September 1862, two great armies faced off across Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, knowing that the fate of the United States and the future of millions of slaves were at stake. From behind-the-scenes conversations to the action on the front lines, renowned nonfiction writer Jim Murphy provides an in-depth look at the battle that prompted Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and changed America forever. Murphy uses photographs, maps, and first-person accounts to sweep young readers into the chaos and confusion of battle. Gritty and utterly engaging, this is a powerful portrayal of a day on which 22,717 people were killed or wounded--the single bloodiest day in American history.

School House Chalkboard Set

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Includes two chalk, one eraser and eleven historical chalkboard games such as Hangman, Spelling Bee, Monastery, Arithmetic, I went to Market, Staircase and more. 
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Soldiers of the Civil War Americans At War Series

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More American soldiers died in the Civil War than in any other war. This conflict not only divided the country, in some cases it also tore apart families. In this book, you'll find out what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War.
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Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations

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A critical overview of the work features the writings of Frederick Newberry, Donald Pizer, Lee Clark Mitchell, and other scholars.
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Story of George Washington

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An approachable way to introduce young children to the first president of the United States.
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Story of the Star Spangled Banner

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A reformat of this best-selling title into our vertical board book format. This little board book introduces young children to the story of how the words to our national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner, ' came to be written, when Francis Scott Key witnessed a battle in the war of 1812 and memorialized it in a moving poem. In addition, toddlers will learn basic 'flag manners.' This board book, here in a fresh size and updated design, will be a wonderful addition to a family's library of patriotic and historical books -- and easy for little hands to grasp. Ages 2-5.

SUPER TOOB Confederate

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Ready to re-enact some history? This set of miniature Civil War Confederate Army soldiers lets children learn about this important conflict with a hands-on, tactile approach. Great for school projects! This TOOB features highly detailed and accurate minifigures representing the Union Army of the American Civil War. Includes 11 figures: a kneeling Corporal, a kneeling Rifleman, charging Private, a charging Sergeant, a rifle-loading Infantryman, a rifle-loading Private, a Cannon Loader, a Cannon, a Captain, the Captain’s Cavalry Horse, and a Tree Trunk.Non toxic and BPA free. 

SUPER TOOB Union

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Ready to re-enact some history? This set of miniature Civil War Union Army soldiers lets children learn about this important conflict with a hands-on, tactile approach. Great for school projects! This set features an array of soldiers ready for action-packed battle, including kneeling and standing soldiers pointing their rifles, soldiers loading up their rifles, a sabre-wielding captain and his trusty horse, a cannon with rotating wheels and a stone wall for cover. Non toxic and BPA free. 
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

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Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a
reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running
away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground
Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in
her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will
ever suspect. "A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to younger
children, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficult
but important chapter in the country's past."--(starred) "Horn Book."
"This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart."--(starred) "Publishers
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Train Eyewitness CD-ROM & Poster included

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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Eyewitness Train is DK's classic look at railroads and the trains that move along them.
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Trains Step into Reading 3

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A Step 3 reader introducing trains of all shapes and sizes doing what they do best: hauling freight, carrying passengers, and zooming at speeds close to 400 miles per hour! Readers will encounter the Jacobite--a Scottish train that plays the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. They will learn about the great steam locomotives that crossed the United States, joining east and west in 1869. And they will learn about the different technologies----steam, diesel, electric, and electromagnetic----that continue to make trains an important part of our modern world. Illustrated with full color and black & white photos.

Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own.

Travel, Doodle, Explore! National Parks, Cities and Other Fun Places to Color and Draw!

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National parks, cities and other fun places to color and draw! Let your creativity flow as you journey through this unique drawing book. Each page includes an "art starter" and ideas to spark your imagination. Color outside the lines, fill the sky with beautiful colors, add yourself to the pictures and draw your favorite animals. Read the facts to learn more about the animals, plants and different places featured in this book. 128 pages. Made in the USA.
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Trekking on a Trail Hiking Adventures for Kids

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Children's activity book that teaches fun activities to do when hiking, whether in the backyard or in the wilderness.

Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Abolitionist Movement

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Traces the process and influences behind the writing of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published when the nation was torn over the issue of slavery and headed toward Civil War.
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Under the Freedom Tree

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Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War--seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863, they bore witness to one of the first readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in the South--beneath the sheltering branches of the tree now known as Emancipation Oak.
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Underground Railroad (We the People)

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Describes the Underground railroad, which was a secret network of people who operated in the dark of the night, helping African-Americans escape from slavery in the southern United States.
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Union Soldier (We the People)

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On April 12, 1861, Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. This marked the beginning of the bloody Civil War. Union soldiers volunteered and were later drafted to fight the war. An estimated 2.1 million Northern men served in the Union Army. Their lives were difficult, as they faced brutal combat, disease, starvation, and loneliness. The four long years of war changed their lives forever.
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Valley of Death A Mystery in Death Valley National Park

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Jack can't believe what he's hearing. His sister is being held hostage. Whoever snatched Ashley must have been following the Landons as they explored Death Valley National Park. But what do they want with Leesa?

When Jack discovers why Leesa is on the run, he is determined to protect her. But how can he do that and save Ashley, too? One thing he knows for sure, failure is not an option.

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

White Tailed Fawn Finger Puppet

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Whose Butt?

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Get to the Bottom of Animal Butts

Butts are funny--especially to kids. Award-winning wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela takes advantage of this giggle-worthy topic, using it as an educational bridge to introduce children to facts about animals. Readers are shown an animal's behind and asked to guess, "Whose butt?" Then it's time to turn the page and discover the answer! Regardless of your age, you're sure to laugh while you learn, so get to the bottom of animal butts with this wonderful picture book.

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Wolf Stalker A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

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In this fast-paced adventure, the Landons trail a wounded wolf in Yellowstone National Park. The park is abuzz with rumors of a wolf attack. Meanwhile, a killer stalks the woods. Unaware of the danger, Jack and Ashley are more concerned about rebellious teenage foster child, Troy Haverson. From the opening moments at Old Faithful through 48 action-packed hours, the tension builds: What is lodged in the wolf's radio collar? And what is the meaning of the Native American story of Sin-a-Wavi? A heady mix of suspense, adventure, and moments of tenderness lure readers into this story of kids discovering the natural world. The book's afterword, by Yellowstone's Michael K. Phillips, explores the park's Wolf Restoration Program.

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

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Women of the Confederacy

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Despite the limited opportunities for them at the time, women made a significant impact during the American Civil War. Some chose to serve as nurses, helping wounded soldiers. Others worked secretly as spies or disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the Confederate Army. Enslaved women eagerly awaited their freedom, but didn't know what the future held. Others struggled to keep their farms and plantations going. These women not only survived, but also faced the unknown with courage and strength.