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A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy and Giulio Maestro - This easy-to-understand book tells why and how the Constitution of the United States was created. It is an unforgettable story of 55 men and the Constitution they created in 1787 to give the struggling new government a foundation that has held strong ever sense.
"Simple, attractive, informative....The simplest and most accessible history of the Constitution to date."--School Library Journal.
Paper, 48 pages. Full-color illustrations, large print. 11"x9"x.2". Ages 7-12. An ALA Notable Children's Book.
#1925 $7.95 One copy available.
American Family of the Colonial Era: Paper Dolls in Full Color - Spanning three generations, an American family of eight is shown in period attire worn for housework, farming, and formal occasions. Wardrobes include lace-and-ruffle embellished gowns, a judge's robe, military uniforms, an elegant suit of green velvet, Indian-inspired frontier attire, and much more.
8 paper dolls. 32 costumes.
The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert - Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who created the new nation. This collection tells the story of the Revolution, from the hated Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party to the British surrender at Yorktown and the creation of the United States Constitution. These 21 activities make learning about the American Revolution fun and memorable.
Kids create a fringed hunting shirt and a tricorn hat and reenact the Battle of Cowpens. They will learn how to make their voices heard in "I Protest" and how Congress works in "There Ought to Be a Law." A final selection including the Declaration of Independence, a glossary, biographies, and pertinent Web sites makes this book a valuable resource.
Paper, 160 pages. 11"x8.5". Ages 9 and up.
Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities and Projects by David King - Follow the lives of a fictitious Mayhew family of Massachusetts to learn what life was like during colonial times (1732) while doing the accompanying activities.
Paper, 118 pages. Ages 9-12.
King George: What Was His Problem? : Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution (by Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson - What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? They're all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution.
In the pages of this book, you'll meet the British big shots (and find out why Benedict Arnold REALLY went bad), get to know the founding fathers (like John Hancock who, while fleeing British troops, still obsessed about the salmon he'd left behind), and take a front row seat at Revolutionary battles (such as the battle of Eutaw Springs, where hundreds of patriot soldiers headed into battle "as naked as they were born").
This is the story of the Revolution that you won't read in a textbook, from the first shots to the formation of the United States: fast, frighteinng, funny, and entirely true.
Hardcover, 207 pages. 8.5"x6.3"x.9".
The Life of Washington: In Words of One Syllable by Josephine Pollard - This 1893 reprint is largely devoted to Washington’s life during the American Revolution, however, the main purpose according to the author was to give its young readers a distinct and vivid idea of the exalted character and priceless services of the man who was commonly referred to as the “Father of his Country.”
Written in single syllables for the early reader, the book is also an interesting look at literature written for children over 100 years ago. Apparently, in the late 1800s a whole series of books were written in “words of one syllable." Any word with more than one syllable was broken into individual syllables, as in Wash-ing-ton. This allowed young children access to more complex works of literature.
Paper, 113 pages. Ages 9-11, but interesting for all lovers of history. One copy available. Book has slight damage (creasing to one corner).
Made for Trade board game - Learn what everyday life was like for ordinary citizens in early America and practice bartering and money management as you shop the stores of a colonial village. Like American settlers, players will need to visit different shops to attain items they need by paying shillings or by trading.
Includes four different games for multi-level play. A fun lesson in history and economics for all ages.
2-4 players, Ages 8+.
Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin. A young girl acts as a spy in order to guard General Washington's life.
Paper, 48 pages. Independent reading level: age 9.
Poor Richard by James Daugherty - This lively text exemplifies both the man and the artist. Benjamin Franklin lived in turbulent times and met those times head-on with passion and gusto. James Daugherty captured that essential nature of Franklin in his energetic and dramatic three-color lithographs that reveal the neophyte as he faces the fresh soil of a young nation filled with optimism and promise.
From his Quaker childhood to his early days as printer's apprentice to runaway, to stranger in the City of Brotherly Love, to the "Water American" in London, Ben's youth was filled with adventures and challenges that taught him invaluable lessons about human nature. These lessons would serve him well as he grew to be a leader of the young colonies as they faced the tyranny of Britain. As a leader in the American Revolution he was indispensable as an ambassador to England and later France where he won the hearts of the nation by his simple Quaker wisdom and geniality.
All these things were accomplished while he pursued his interests as scientist, inventor, and prolific author. In everything he did, Franklin was always compelled by how he might best serve his fellow man.
This book was originally published in 1941 and the publisher has preserved the author's two and three color drawings so that you may enjoy his books in their original context.
Paper, 162 pages. 9.25"x6.25"x.5".
The Revolution Game: Master American Revoluiton History & History - Includes campaigns, locations, dates, commanders, opposing forces, battle results. Easy to play, educational and fun, ideal for children and adults. Each game includes: colorful playing board, deck of 50 game cards, instructions for 3 levels of play, battle & campaign summaries, revolution chronology & data, reproducible activities & puzzles, study guide, bibliography, and more. Plus: free American Revolution Poster.
Ages 8 to adult, 1 to 6 players or more.
Civil War Heroes (Bellerophon Coloring Book) - More than just a coloring book, the stories of great generals of both sides of the Civil War and of their famous battles are included along with line drawings to color.
Civil War Heroines (Bellerophon Coloring Books) - Braver than a squad of generals, these daring women are inspiring. See their exciting deeds; read their heroic stories; color their beautiful uniforms.
Women in Blue or Gray: True Stories from Both Sides of the American Civil War (Jim Weiss) - The passion of the American Civil War comes alive as we look at pairs of remarkable, courageous and dedicated women from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. These are true, thrilling stories that girls, boys and parents will find exciting and inspiring.
1. Shouting Against the Wind: The Story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke
2. Not Quite Like Anyone Else: The Story of Lottie and Ginnie Moon
3. Turning the Tide: The Story of Anna Ella Carroll
4. Lifesaver: The Story of Sallie Tompkins
5. Appareled in Honor: The Story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
6. They Called Her Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Ages 7 to adult.
Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by Albert Marrin This biography of Lincoln concentrates on his years as president during the Civil War. Readers will learn not about Lincoln the icon, but about Lincoln the person: a man who was full of intelligence and great sorrow, who was determined to end slavery but who, in his own way, was prejudiced. To provide a true feeling of life during the Civil War, the author quotes from letters, speeches, newspapers, diaries, poems, song, and memoirs of the time.
The author presents a vivid, informative, and moving portrait of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Paper, 256 pages. 10"x8"x.7". Ages 12-18.
#0694 $25.00 Out of print; one copy available.
American Family of the Civil War Era: Paper Dolls in Full Color.- Recapture the flavor and drama of 1860 with an American family of 9 paper dolls and 36 authentic Civil War era costumes. Hoop skirts and off-the-shoulder dresses for the ladies; military uniforms, cravats and waistcoats for the man. Descriptive notes.
The Civil War (America Goes to War) by Kerry A. Graves - War. When? Where? Why? This book delivers an in-the-trenches perspective of the war. It summarizes the initial conflict, major battles, and final outcome while giving details about the daily lives of the soldiers. Easy-to-read text is supported by illustrations, photographs, facts, and sidebars.
Hardcover (reinforced library binding), 48 pages. 8.75"x6.25"x.4". Ages 9-12.
The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities Make butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learn drills and signals with flags, and bake hardtack while learning about this important period in U.S. history. Twenty-one activities accompany the text, and there are interesting sidebars and a resource section. Included are numerous photos throughout (there are a couple of scenes of the aftermath of battle, which you'd normally see in a book about war, but parents may want to screen first).
Paper, 145 pages. Ages 9 & up.
From Antietam to Gettysburg: A Civil War Coloring Book (Dover). Forty-five precise black-and-white illustrations document great battles; generals of the War Between the States; Pickett's charge at Cemetery Ridge; Union Army retreat from Fredericksburg; portraits of Lee, Meade, Hood, other generals. Detailed, informative captions. Valuable learning tool, enjoyable coloring experience.
Paper, 48 pages.
Gettysburg by MacKinlay Kantor (Landmark Books) - Describes the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, and its impact on the people in that part of Pennsylvania. Much more than an account of advances and retreats, Gettysburg is the story of the men and women who heard the whine of shells and felt the sting of wounds during three horrific days of bloodshed.
Paper, 156 pages. Ages 9-12. 5.25"x7.5"x.5".
Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson looks at life on the homefront and on the battlefield during this unique period of American History. The 25 hands-on building projects and activities ranging from homemade berry ink and corn husk dolls to periscopes ignite enthusiasm for the Civil War era in kids 9 and older.
Paper, 140 pages. Ages 9+. Illustrations throughout. 8"x10".
The Story of the Underground Railroad Coloring Book (Dover) - Forty-four dramatically illustrated scenes tell the story of the secret network that took runaway slaves from southern states to the North and Canada between 1830 and 1860. Fact-filled captions.
Paper, 48 pages.
Cowboy Roping and Rope Tricks by Chester Byers, with contributions by Will Rogers and Fred Stone. (A re-publication of the 1928 edition). Written by an old-time champion rope spinner. Gives clear, well-illustrated instructions for spinning simple flat loops, vertical loops, Wedding Ring, complicated Ocean Wave, and other rope tricks. Also get to know the famous rope spinners of the past.
Illustrated. Paper, 99 pages
Arrow Over The Door by Joseph Bruchac is a historical fiction novel written for ages 9 - 12. It is based on an actual event that took place in 1777 just before the Battle of Saratoga. The chapters alternate between two 14 year old boys, Stands Straight who is Abenaki Indian and Samuel Russell who is Quaker.
The alternating chapters describe the boy's lives and help readers gain an understanding of the complex world they live in.
Paper, 90 pages.
Between Earth & Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places by Joseph Bruchac - With grace and drama, Abenaki poet and author Joseph Bruchac retells ten Native American legends of awe-inspiring landscapes. These wise stories, together with Thomas Locker's illuminating paintings, evoke the sacred places above, below, and within us all.
The book includes a brief pronunciation guide and a map showing the location of many of the different original Native nations.
One of our customer enjoys Joseph Bruchac's work so much, she called to highly recommend his work and that's how we found out about him!
Ages: 4-8. Paper, 32 pages.
Pocahontas Sticker Book- Reenact scenes from the life of Pocahontas with these stickers. Twenty full-color self-adhesive stickers depict the Indian princess and the people of her village, the arrival of English colonists, her meeting with Captain John Smith, Pocahontas' appeal to save his life, and more.
#6819 $1.00 Out of print.
Iron-on Transfers $1.00 each
Based on Native American motifs, these iron-on transfers can be used in a variety of crafts.
All are out of print, and we have limited copies.
Plains Indians #8676
Northwest Indian #4468
Southwest Indian #7704
Woodland Indian #2983
Stickers $1.00 each
A limited number of copies are available.
Pocahontas Stickers #6819
Southwest Indian Stickers #912XX
Southwest Indian Life Stickers #6571
Stencils $1.00 each
A limited number of copies are available.
Fun with Northwest Indian Stencils #073X
Fun with Southwest Indian Stencils #6961
Paper Doll Set
Includes all 3 of the following (one set left):
Little Plains Indian Girl Paper Doll
Little Woodlands Indian Girl Paper Doll
Southwest Indian Boy Paper Doll
The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark by
Della Rowland. Learn about the life of Sacajawea and of the valuable
contributions she made to the Lewis and Clark Expedition as she helped guide
them on their exploratory journey in the early 1800's.
Paper, 91 pages.
Damaged copy of The Story of Sacajawea - The book has some mild edgewear to one corner.
See also Lewis and Clark for Kids and The Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book under Pioneers/Explorers.
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell. Bright Morning, a 14-year-old Navaho
girl, is captured by Spanish slavers. Later, her family is forced to migrate
from their homeland, journeying along a 300-mile route known by the Navajos as
The Long Walk. I experienced both sadness and joy in reading this tale of
heartache and triumph over adversity. Moving historical fiction.
Paper, 124 page. Ages 9-12. A Newbery Award Winner.
American Pioneer Paper Dolls (Dover) - Three generations of an American pioneer family are depicted. The clothes for the grandparents, parents, and children are representative of what the different ages would have worn in the mid-19th century.
Nine dolls come with 36 full-color costumes for work and play — buckskins, calico frocks, cowboy outfits, and more — plus a cutout of a covered wagon. An introduction and notes offer descriptive details.
Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers (Jim Weiss) - A new nation that would stretch from ocean to ocean: this was the dream. Follow it into reality, from Jefferson and Monroe arranging the Louisiana Purchase through the bold explorations of Lewis & Clark, and Sacagawea. Experience the dawning of a new age aboard Robert Fulton's steamboat, and ride the rumbling wagons of the Oregon Trail pioneers. Feel the devastating effects faced by proud native American warriors, and witness the mammoth undertaking of the transcontinental railroad. Journey with the brave souls who hung out the sign, "Gone West!"
Lewis & Clark Sacagawea Robert Fulton and the Steamboat American Pioneers Native American Indians and much more...
Approximately 80 minutes, 13 tracks: Introduction: A Dream As Big As a Continent, The Louisian Purchase, Lewis & Clark, The Journey Begins, Discovery & Danger on the Prairie, Sacagawea, Grizzly Bears, Rivers & Mountains, To the Pacific & Back, Mr. Fulton's Steamboat, Days & Nights on the Oregon Trail, The Buffalo & the Iron Horse, Railroad Men.
Timeline: Timeline: 1800's (United States). 1803-1869.
Lewis and Clark for Kids by Janis Herbert. Learn about the
Corps of Discovery expedition led by Lewis & Clark into the western America
at the beginning of the 19th century in this well-illustrated book. Within the
text there are 21 activities, including making a tipi, a pair of moccasins, a
dance rattle, and a buffalo mask. Learn what the west was like in the early
1800s: the type of animals and plants that existed, the many Native American
tribes and their traditions, what the land was like, and more!
Our family has been so fascinated by this expedition, that we hope to visit Monticello sometime soon (President Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery) and may even attempt to follow the Lewis & Clark trail someday.
Paper, 143 pp.
See also The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark under Native Americans.
A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Famly in 1840
What a find! This wonderful book combines fact and fiction to introduce the reader to
mid-nineteenth-century pioneer life. The fictional story begins each section and is
followed by the tasks the pioneer family is engaged in and a project for the reader to
try. There are many attractive pencil drawings throughout the book. The combination of a
story and activities really appealed to my children. I like this book very much!
The publisher suggests ages 9-12, but it's easy to use with a wider range of ages. Paper, 240 pages.
Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days: With Projects Kids Can Make by Mary Cobb - The pioneers who traveled west across the United States made beautiful quilts. They chose patterns based on their daily lives, on special events, and on the natural world around them. In this book,y ou can find out what dozens of quilt-block designs - from a simple nine-patch block to Martha Washington's star - tell about America's early days.
Easy papercraft quilt projects let you make your own quilt blocks without sewing a single stitch.
Hardcover: #4858 $20.00 $15.99 Out of print, one copy available.
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