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

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. Hardcover, 90 pages. Measure 10.25" x 10.25" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb 13 oz.
Card Game Birds of North America

Card Game Birds of North America

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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. Ages 7+. 2+ players. Box measures 5" x 6.5" x 1.5". Weighs 6.7 oz. 
Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

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History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 145 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 2.3 oz.
Civil War Secret Stash Box

Civil War Secret Stash Box

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It is time for you to assume the clandestine mantle of a spymaster! Surreptitiously stow your valueables and keep your secrets safe with this ingenious Secret Stash Box (instructions included). Not for children under 3 years old. Measures 7" x 4" x 3.5". Weighs 14.6 oz. 
Civil War Spyglass

Civil War Spyglass

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Civil war spyglass with historical map included. Spyglass measures 14" x 1" x 1". Weighs 7.3 oz. 
Color Harpers Ferry

Color Harpers Ferry

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Color a visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park with these 25 scenes hand drawn by one of the park's very own volunteer artists. Discover historic places, wildlife, amazing views, and fun facts about this national park. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 31 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11". Weighs 4.8 oz.
Coloring Book - Frederick Douglass

Coloring Book - Frederick Douglass

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Thirty realistic images to color portray the life of the great orator, author, and statesman, from his birth in a slave cabin to his appointment as U.S. Minister to Haiti. Informative captions accompany illustrations depicting Douglass's escape from slavery, his abolitionist activities, agitation for emancipation and voting rights for blacks, and other achievements. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 30 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.8". Weighs 4.3 oz.
Coloring Book - History of the Civil Rights Movement

Coloring Book - History of the Civil Rights Movement

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Thirty full-page illustrations chronicle key events of one of the twentieth century's most important social movements. Informative captions accompany the dramatic scenes, from Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation through the movement's struggles and achievements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 30 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.8". Weighs 4.4 oz.
Coloring Book - Lewis and Clark Expedition

Coloring Book - Lewis and Clark Expedition

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On April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Agreement between France and the United States was formally signed. President Thomas Jefferson paid the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte approximately 18 cents per square mile for a vast wilderness territory (more than 825,000 square miles) stretching from New Orleans to the Canadian border and west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The Purchase effectively doubled the size of the young United States. On May 14, 1804, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark -- accompanied by an intrepid band of skilled hunters, carpenters, gunsmiths, and blacksmiths -- sailed up the Missouri River with a small fleet of three vessels. For the next two years, this dauntless team navigated insect- and snake-infested waterways, crossed scorching plains, scaled frigid mountain passes, battled hostile Indians, and faced near-starvation--all the while charting a vast wilderness never before glimpsed by white men. By the time of their return to civilization in September of 1806, Lewis and Clark had brought back a large collection of important scientific information, opened the unknown East to American exploration and settlement, and added credibility to the U.S. claim to the Oregon Territory. Distinguished artist Peter F. Copeland recaptures the high points of this mighty expedition. Forty-five historically accurate, precisely drawn illustrations for coloring retrace the nearly 8,000 miles of the perilous trek. Captions identify the action in each plate, provide background information, and link the plates in a continuous and informative narrative. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 45 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.8". Weighs 6.2 oz.
D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet

D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet

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Despite the banter in today's media, many Americans are still in the dark when it comes to knowing and acting upon their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society. In refreshingly candid and straight-to-the-point language author Elissa Grodin takes readers of all ages on an A-Z trip through our government's structure, from its earliest beginnings to definitions of basic components and concepts (including immigration and taxation). Engaging, disarming, and frequently thought-provoking artwork from illustrator Victor Juhasz emphasizes the magnitude of the subject. From founding fathers, first ladies, and the First Amendment to the presidential oath of office, D is for Democracy details the political processes, parties, and people of democracy, American-style. Elissa D. Grodin grew up in a large family in Kansas City, Missouri, and was fifteen years old when she started to write short stories. While living in London in the late '70s, she wrote for the Times Literary Supplement and New Statesman. After moving to New York, she studied at the School of Visual Arts and met her husband, actor Charles Grodin, while interviewing him for American Film magazine. D is for Democracy is her second children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote N is for Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet. Elissa lives with her family in Wilton, Connecticut. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Victor Juhasz began illustrating in 1974. His humorous illustrations and caricatures have been commissioned by major magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, and book publishers both national and international, and his clients include Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and GQ. Victor lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press. Paperback, 40 pages. Measures 11" x 10". Weighs 7.3 oz.