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Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (July 13, 2011)

Samuel de Champlain has long been known as the founder of Quebec and as a tireless explorer. His efforts to establish a colony encountered setbacks in France, and since he was not of the nobility, he was therefore...


Maps and Geography

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (February 04, 2014)

Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this Junior Genius Guide...


John Glenn

by Michael Burgan & Robert Brown Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Dear Reader:

The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the...


The Awakening of Europe

by M. B. Synge Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

The Awakening of Europe covers the reformation in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, as well as the settlement of colonies in America. The rise of England and the Netherlands as sea powers, and the...


Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

by Ben Brooks & Quinton Wintor Running Press (September 25, 2018)

Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.

You won't...


The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad With 25 Projects

by Karen Bush Gibson & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (October 15, 2017)

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago!...


Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy (History (US))

by Michael Cottman & National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle...


Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

by Judy Dodge Cummings Nomad Press (August 15, 2017)

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure-fleeing for freedom. Whether you're a slave seeking freedom on the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge...


First Grade History: All About Christopher Columbus

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

All hail to the man who discovered America and placed it in the map. If it weren’t for Christopher Columbus, America wouldn’t be known throughout the world. Do you know how he made such astonishing discovery?...


A New Continent, a New World: Discovery and Conquest During the Age of Exploration

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

It’s that time of exploration and keeping new discoveries at bay. This book is your ultimate stock of knowledge about all the notable discoveries and conquests during the age of exploration. Don’t get lost...


Mapping and Navigation: Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 20 Projects

by Cynthia Light Brown, Patrick McGinty & Beth Hetland Nomad Press (January 07, 2014)

How did we get from 20-foot-long maps to GPS devices small enough to fit in the palm of our hands? How does GPS work and what can it tell us? How do ancient mapmaking techniques used by the Romans and Greeks...


Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

by Linda Formichelli, W Eric Martin & Sam Carbaugh Nomad Press (October 25, 2012)

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time. From ancient civilization’s earliest calendars...


Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World

by Ann Martin Bowler & Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard Tuttle Publishing (January 15, 2013)

Join the Chinese admiral and his crew as they battle pirates and raging storms in this beautifully illustrated Chinese history book for kids.

Did you know that 85 years before Columbus discovered America, Chinese...


Survival: True Stories

by Tom Mccarthy Nomad Press (October 24, 2016)

Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality. Whether it’s Shackleton...


The Silk Road: Explore the World's Most Famous Trade Route with 20 Projects

by Kathy Ceceri Nomad Press (January 01, 2011)

From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two major centers of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea and China. In The Silk Road: Explore...


Mapping the Wilderness: The Story of David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow Napoleon and Co (October 01, 1996)

David Thompsons story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American...


Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae

by John Wilson Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2003)

Discovering the Arctic is an exciting recounting of the life of a nineteenth-century doctor and explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and opened up vast tracts of land in the Canadian Arctic and may...


Guts & Glory: The Vikings

by Ben Thompson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 09, 2015)

History comes alive for kids like no textbook can in this epic account of the time of the Vikings that's perfect for history buffs and reluctant readers! Contains awesome illustrations!

From battle-axe-wielding...