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Christopher Columbus

By: Stephen Krensky

Illus. in full color. Youngsters can celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's fateful voyage with this dramatic, easy-to-read account of a pivotal moment in American history. "

The Trail of Tears

By: Joseph Bruchac
illustrated by: Diana Magnuson

In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal....

The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War

By: Emily Little

Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful...


A Boy Named FDR

By: Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book...

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #27: Horse Heroes

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #49: Stallion at Starlight, they had lots of questions. Why did people tame horses? What jobs do...

Abe Lincoln's Hat

By: Martha Brenner
Illustrated by: Donald Cook

Illus. in full color. Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and...


Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world.  It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folks.Thick and slippery, crude oil has an...

Tillie the Terrible Swede

By: Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by: Sarah McMenemy

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles...

Dangerous Planet

By: Bryn Barnard
illustrated by: the author

Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these...