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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 22, 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 23, 2013)

In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, unmarried,...


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 11, 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 21, 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 Roaring Brook Press (July 06, 2010)

History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West.

With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and...


Two Miserable Presidents

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Roaring Brook Press (July 07, 2009)

May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.

That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks...


Flying to the Moon

by Michael Collins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 01, 2011)

In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11...


Superheroes of the Constitution

by Jane Bedell & Bill Greenhead Racehorse (June 20, 2017)

Superheroes of the Constitution tells the stories of the protectors of liberty and the avengers of justice of the United States. From George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth,...


Christmas Unwrapped

by Amy Shields & Kathy Ross Sky Pony (September 22, 2011)

Now curious kids can learn about all their favorite holiday traditions in this fun, full-color, fact-?lled book. What do reindeer have to do with anything? What is the most popular Christmas present? Who is...


To Save the Earth

by Jules Archer & Erin Peabody Sky Pony (April 12, 2016)

With today's climate change, our environmental problems aren’t going away any time soon.

To Save the Earth looks at the lives of four extraordinary Americans who fought to save our earth. John Muir, a pioneer...


Resistance

by Jules Archer & Kathleen Krull Sky Pony (June 27, 2017)

Is resistance un-American? How far should resistance go? Courage and desperation have sparked instances of resistance since the dawn of civilization. Jesus, Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King resisted the...


They Had a Dream

by Jules Archer Sky Pony (January 26, 2016)

The majority of the civil rights movement in the United States occurred in three stages. The first stage began with the slaves in America fighting for their freedom. Frederick Douglass was a key player from...


Ryan Pitts

by Michael P. Spradlin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (January 15, 2019)

Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts enlisted in the Army when he was seventeen, and was just twenty-two years old when he fought at the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan, where his heroic actions earned him the Congressional...


Choosing Courage

by Peter Collier Artisan (May 19, 2015)

How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts...


Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar & Kathleen Van Cleve Aladdin (January 08, 2019)

A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life—now available...


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...


The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)

by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader & Tim Foley Roaring Brook Press (July 10, 2018)

In this second installment of the Epic Fails series, explore the many failures that made up the Race to Space, paving the way for humanity’s eventual success at reaching the stars.

Today, everyone is familiar...


The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1)

by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader & Tim Foley Roaring Brook Press (July 10, 2018)

A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success.

Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today...


Lizzie Borden

by Michael Burgan Aladdin (October 02, 2018)

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this fourth book in a nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures.

Lizzie...


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Three Days in Moscow Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney HarperCollins (May 15, 2018)

A gripping historical account of President Ronald Reagan’s battle to end the Cold War, adapted for young readers from the book by #1 bestselling author and Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier

On May 31, 1988,...


Presidents of the United States (A TIME for Kids Book)

by Editors of TIME For Kids Magazine Time For Kids (January 10, 2017)

TIME For Kids presents a complete overview of our nation's chief executives from George Washington to the newly elected 45th president!

Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without...


The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America

by Judy Dodge Cummings & Sam Carbaugh Nomad Press (November 01, 2017)

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether to make the United States a slave country or to make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal battle. In The Civil War:...


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!...


Gift of the Unicorn

by Virginia Aronson Pineapple Press (September 01, 2002)

Here is the story of Florida's citrus wizard, an immigrant boy from China who became a brilliant man who blessed the world with his horticultural gift. In China, the expression "Gift of the Unicorn" means a...


The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke - History 5th Grade | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Was the Lost Colony of Roanoke really lost? History books tell us that the settlement was found but the colonists disappeared under mysterious circumstances. This book will not try to solve the mystery but it...


The Heart-Shattering Facts about the Trail of Tears - US History Non Fiction 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

By reading this book, you will gain the historical knowledge behind the Trail of Tears. You will be met with heart-shattering facts so be prepared. The purpose of this book is not dishearten you but to empower...


King Philip's War : The Natives vs. The English Colonists - US History Lessons | Children's American Revolution History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Read about the circumstances that led to the King Philip’s War. Why did it happen? What were the events before, during and after the war? Encourage your child to study history one event at a time. The key...


Did President Herbert Hoover Really Cause the Great Depression? Biography of Presidents | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The Great Depression was truly depressing. Everyone was struggling to make ends meet. The stock market crashed and took the economy with it. Jobs were lost and families were greatly affected. But who is to blame...


What Happened Before, During and After the Battle of the Little Bighorn? - US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Let’s examine what life was like before, during and after the Battle of Little Bighorn. What were the differences in terms of customs and traditions? Was life easier or more difficult during each of these...


Before FedEx, There Was the Pony Express - History Book 3rd Grade | Children's History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Did you know that the idea of express mail was born way before the FedEx? In the olden times, they called it the Pony Express. Yes, it was literally the use of the pony to deliver mail and packages from one...


C is for Civil Rights : The African-American Civil Rights Movement | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Why did the African-Americans fight so hard for their civil rights? There are many reasons why but they all point to injustice. Open your eyes to how unfair the world was before the Civil Rights Movement. Learn...


Getting to Know the Native American Indian Tribes - US History for Kids | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

There are several Native American tribes introduced in this US history book for kids. By going over the facts of the most influential tribes, you will see subtle similarities and differences. You will also be...


Are Indian Reservations Part of the US? US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Here lies the big question on territory that once plagued the Native American Indians. Are their reservations part of the US? Let’s explore the answer in this history book for fourth graders. An additional...


Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Homefront During World War I (History (US))

by Ann Bausum & National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

In 1915, the United States experienced the 9/11 of its time. A German torpedo sank the Lusitania killing nearly 2,000 innocent passengers. The ensuing hysteria helped draw the United States into World War I—the...