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The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1

by Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone & Susan Campbell Bartoletti Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 09, 2014)

The truth about America is revealed in this first of four volumes of the young readers' edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick,...


U.S. Presidents

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this book about U.S. Presidents, you'll become an expert and wow your...


America Through the Lens

by Martin W. Sandler Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 21, 2014)

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."-Lewis Hine

A stunning view of America as captured by groundbreaking photographers

American history is punctuated by defining moments-some...


I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents

by Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest (February 14, 2012)

Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps...


Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest

by Douglas Preston & Walter W. Nelson 212 Books (March 04, 2014)

This new ebook edition of Cities of Gold includes for very first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author’s epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico....


Jesse James

by Adam Woog Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group...


Crazy Horse

by Jon Sterngass Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

The true life of Crazy Horse is plagued with questions. He did not leave any letters or diaries nor are there any records of speeches he made. Most notably, it is still unclear whether his death was an accident...


Cesar Chavez

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter Aladdin (June 25, 2008)

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...


Our Kansas Home

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Danger Close To Home

Papa is in danger for helping to rescue a free-state settler who was unjustly arrested by Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has gone into hiding, and Momma and the Keller children are alone...


Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

by Penny Colman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 22, 2013)

Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman's Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony vividly portrays a friendship that changed history.

In the...


Gettysburg

by Iain C. Martin Sky Pony (September 10, 2013)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads...


The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz Aladdin (September 03, 2013)

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...


What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

by Nancy Ekberg NewSouth Books (February 01, 2002)

In the summer of 1862, Jeremy, a Southern boy, becomes aware that a war is going on. But what kind of war was it? He begins his investigation by asking the people around him. His father explains to him that...


Meet Me in St. Louis: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

by Robert Jackson HarperCollins (November 30, 2010)

You are holding a ticket to one of the largest and most magnificent celebrations of all time -- the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair!

For seven months nearly twenty million visitors from around the globe flooded the...


Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 10, 2013)

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America

by Harold Holzer Newmarket for It Books (December 11, 2012)

A new book—and companion to the Steven Spielberg film—tracing how Abraham Lincoln came to view slavery . . . and came to end it.

Steven Spielberg focused his movie Lincoln on the sixteenth president's tumultuous...


Lincoln's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 20, 2012)

Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history--of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller,...


Which Way to the Wild West?

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Flash Point (July 05, 2010)

New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin welcomes young readers to the thrilling, tragic, and downright wild historic adventure of America's westward expansion in Which Way...


Two Miserable Presidents

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Roaring Brook Press (July 06, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin gives young readers the causes and curses that divided America into Union and Confederate nations in Two Miserable Presidents: The...


Star-Spangled

by Tim Grove Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 25, 2020)

The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes

 

"O say can you see" begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the...


The President Sang Amazing Grace

by Zoe Mulford & Jeff Scher Cameron Kids (May 18, 2020)

Lyrical account of the day President Obama sang with a grieving nation following the 2015 shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina

 

When nine people were killed in a historic black church in...


Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...


A Child's Introduction to African American History

by Jabari Asim & Dion Graham Hachette Book Group (January 02, 2018)

Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom and tells a fact-filled history of African Americans through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to...


Crash

by Marc Favreau & Oliver Wyman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

by Ben Thompson, C. M. Butzer, Will Collyer & Brian Delaney Hachette Book Group (October 28, 2014)

A hilarious, accessible, and, most importantly, educational collection of unbelievable but true events and heroes of the Civil War, from the creator of the popular blog, badassoftheweek.com

Heart-stopping charges,...


Code Girls

by Liza Mundy Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2018)

In the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.

More than...


Crash

by Marc Favreau Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 09, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


Higher, Steeper, Faster

by Lawrence Goldstone Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2017)

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside...


No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2016)

Discover an extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II in this young readers' adaptation of the New York Times bestseller No Better Friend.

No Better Friend tells the...


Becoming Kareem

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 20, 2017)

The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing...


Into the Blizzard

by Michael J. Tougias Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 09, 2019)

A riveting true account of a rescue at sea from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours.

In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the...


The First Conspiracy (Young Reader's Edition)

by Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch Roaring Brook Press (January 06, 2020)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer unravels the truth behind the secret assassination attempt on George Washington and how the plot helped create the CIA and the FBI in this young reader's adaptation...


Catching a Russian Spy

by Bryan Denson Roaring Brook Press (January 20, 2020)

In Catching a Russian Spy, Bryan Denson presents the story of the FBI's investigation of Aldrich Ames, and brings to life Agent Les Wiser, Jr., the agent who helped bring him to justice.

Aldrich H. "Rick" Ames...


Bunny Bus

by Ammi-Joan Paquette & Lesley Breen Withrow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 16, 2017)

Hop,

hop,

hop,

STOP!

Are you ready to climb aboard the Bunny Bus? Up one hill. Down another. Come join the eager troop of animal friends as they bounce along to the Easter Parade.

A picture book perfect for those...


America Is Under Attack

by Don Brown Flash Point (August 15, 2011)

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for...


Dare the Wind

by Tracey Fern & Emily Arnold McCully Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 17, 2014)

Ellen Prentiss's papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate. As soon as she met a man who loved sailing like she did, she married him. When...


Alice Across America

by Sarah Glenn Marsh & Gilbert Ford Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 03, 2020)

Writer Sarah Glenn Marsh and illustrator Gilbert Ford's Alice Across America is a nonfiction picture book account of maverick Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909.

When Alice Ramsey...


The House That Jane Built

by Tanya Lee Stone & Kathryn Brown Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 22, 2015)

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

This title has Common...


The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

by Betsy Harvey Kraft & Steven Salerno Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 12, 2015)

The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted...


Old Penn Station

by William Low Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 02, 2007)

A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station

During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City's grandest landmarks, a palace...


Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 30, 2005)

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She...


Pocket Bios: Abraham Lincoln

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln, an American politician and lawyer, is best known for serving as the 16th...


Go for the Moon

by Chris Gall Roaring Brook Press (June 10, 2019)

Written and illustrated by Chris Gall, Go for the Moon! captures the fascinating detail and inspiring adventure of the moon landing. It is a captivating celebration of one of humankind's greatest technical achievements...


Underground

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 17, 2011)

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where...


Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

by Tanya Lee Stone & Marjorie Priceman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 18, 2013)

In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly...


Imagine You Were There... Winning the Vote for Women

by Caryn Jenner Kingfisher (August 21, 2019)

The Imagine You Were There... series celebrates events that changed the world and the people who made them happen. 2019 sees the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the vote in...


America Bowl

by Don Steinberg Flash Point (November 22, 2010)

Presidents and Super Bowls. They're the biggest deals we have.

Let the game begin--and may the best American institution win!

From George Washington, father of the nation, versus Super Bowl I to Barack Obama...


Henry and the Cannons

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (January 21, 2013)

Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter--with 59 cannons in tow.

In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga...


Aaron and Alexander

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (October 12, 2015)

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the...