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Spooky & Spookier

By: Lori Haskins Houran
illustrated by: Viviana Diaz

American history mixes with legend in four classic ghost tales for Step 4 early readers: a Cape Cod ghost horse that leads ships away from danger; a portrait that protests being moved within Virginia’s...

The Left Behinds: The iPhone that Saved George Washington

By: David Potter

Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington. On Christmas...

Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

George Washington’s transformation from farmer to Father of Our Country—as told by his dog Sweetlips!   Sweetie was the finest foxhound in George Washington’s kennel. But Sweetie’s...


Toliver's Secret

By: Esther Wood Brady

When her grandfather is injured, 10-year-old Ellen Toliver replaces him on a top-secret patriotic mission. Disguised as a boy, she manages to smuggle a message to General George Washington.

Dog Diaries #5: Dash

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

A dog's-eye view of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony!English springer spaniel Dash and his furry friend Mercy--a mastiff--travel with their master, John Goodman, in search...

Tricking the Tallyman

By: Jacqueline Davies
Illustrated by: S.D. Schindler

Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay,...


George Washington's Birthday

By: Margaret McNamara
illustrated by: Barry Blitt

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history,...

The Ransom of Mercy Carter

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated from the rest...

The Sons of Liberty #2: Death and Taxes

By: Alexander and Joseph Lagos
illustrated by: Steve Walker and Oren Kramek

Several years have passed since Graham and Brody escaped the bonds of slavery. Now, when the streets of Philadelphia erupt in violence, the two boys must decide: will they use their extraordinary abilities...


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Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

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Thirteen-year-old Samuel Lehi Smith has grown up on the frontier in Western Pennsylvania and knows very little about the war between American Patriots and the British. Then one...

The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History

By: Jennifer Armstrong
illustrated by: Roger Roth

American history comes alive in these 100 true stories that define our country.
 
This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph—the...

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The Sons of Liberty #2: Death and Taxes

By: Alexander and Joseph Lagos
illustrated by: Steve Walker and Oren Kramek

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In this intense sequel, two young runaway slaves, Graham and Brody, live in Philadelphia where they work as apprentices in Benjamin Franklin’s print shop.  After murdering the abolitionist...