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Books

Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures)

By: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
illustrated by: Nora Koerber

Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog—until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish—and the closest supply is 650 miles...

Gettysburg

By: MacKinlay Kantor

When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired...

Before Columbus

By: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Five hundred years before Columbus, a young Viking named Leif Eriksson crossed the Atlantic and became the first-known European to set foot in North America. The tale of the crossing has been passed down...


The Star Spangled Banner

By: Francis Scott Key

Did you know that the largest sculptures in the world are the presidents’ heads on Mount Rushmore? Featuring bright, bold pictures illustrating national pastimes, monuments, and moments in history,...

The Great Houdini

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Anne Reas

Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support...

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...


The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers

By: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
illustrated by: Bryn Barnard

How did early explorers navigate? Who was the first human to reach outer space? When did the first person reach the North Pole? Kids can find the answers to these questions and many more in this easy-to-use...

The Great Houdini

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Anne Reas

Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support...

A Picture for Marc

By: Eric A. Kimmel
illustrated by: Matthew Trueman

GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn't know what art is. He doesn't even know what drawing is until one of hisschoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries...


Resources

I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

By: Martin Luther King, Jr.
illustrated by: Kadir Nelson

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition...

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