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When Washington Crossed the Delaware by
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America." -- Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces. Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history. Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.
What Was the Boston Tea Party? by
Publication Date: 2013-02-07
"No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution--outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the tea by dumping it into the water! Learn all about the famed colonialists who fought against the British Monarchy, and read about this act of rebellion from our history! With black-and-white illustrations throughout and sixteen pages of photos, the Boston Tea party is brought to life!
Henry and the Cannons by
Publication Date: 2013-01-22
Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winterâe"with 59 cannons in tow. In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Bostonâe"225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the revolutionary war. InHenry and the Cannons the perils and adventure of his journey come to life through Don Brown's vivid and evocative artwork.
The Real Revolution by
Publication Date: 2005-11-14
This extensively researched and groundbreaking account by Sibert medalist Marc Aronson centers on events in the mid-18th century that enabled Americans to give up their loyalty to England and form their own nation. Shedding new light on familiar aspects of American history, such as the Boston Tea Party, and ending with the aftermath of the American Revolution, Aronson approaches the events that shaped our country from a fresh angle and connects them to issues that still exist in modern times. Also developed throughout is the pioneering idea that the struggle for American independence was actually part of a larger conflict that spanned the globe, reaching across Europe to India. Packed with dramatic events, battles, and memorable figures such as George Washington and Tom Paine in America and Robert Clive in India, this insightful narrative provides a multi-layered portrait of how our nation came to be, while discovering anew the themes, images, and fascinating personalities that run through our entire history. Cast of characters, maps, endnotes and bibliography, Internet resources, timeline, index.
Fourth of July Story by
Publication Date: 1972-08-01
The history behind the writing of the Declaration of Independence, readably retold.
American Revolution by
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Be an eyewitness to the American struggle for independence. Discover how a few brave patriots battled a great empire, plus see the muskets and cannons of the armies, learn how soldiers were drilled, and find out why Yorktown was not the of the Revolution. Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
Lexington and Concord by
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly the life in the Cornerstones of Freedom series.
Primary Sources by
Publication Date: 2003-01-31
The struggle for America's independence is revealed in the words of its participants. The stories and documents of participants ranging from the common minuteman to King George III give readers insight into the motives of those who fought for and those who resisted the birth of a new nation.
The Second Continental Congress by
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Formed in 1775 after the start of the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress was the governing body that represented the thirteen American Colonies as they fought to win independence from Great Britain. It organized an army, printed money, and drafted many important documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. At the conclusion of the war, the Second Continental Congress was responsible for rejecting a monarchy in favor of a representative form of democracy for the new country. The decisions made by the Second Continental Congress helped form the America the world knows today.
Everybody's Revolution by
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
The story of the American Revolution starring the many men and women from various cultural backgrounds who made significant contributions in the fight for independence. The dimensions of the patriot cause during the American Revolution were far more multicultural and multiethnic than we have for so long believed. Women, African Americans, Jews, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, European immigrants, and young adults played leading roles in the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Today it seems students and teachers want to know more about the past than what a few famous white men did. They want to understand how women and men of different cultures and backgrounds contributed to our early history, and to making America what it is today.
The Battle of Bunker Hill by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
For more than 10 years, American colonists had been protesting British tax laws. Their rallying cry became "No taxation without representation!" Protests continued but nothing changed. By 1775, the colonists had reached a breaking point and formed volunteer militias. Untrained and outnumbered, they fought bravely against British soldiers who had been sent to enforce the law. Tensions between Great Britain and the American colonies increased, and on June 17, 1775, the bloody Battle of Bunker Hill marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Boston Tea Party by
Publication Date: 2001-06-04
What would lead someone to go out in the middle of the night and throw shiploads of tea into a harbor? The Boston Tea Party is a familiar tale, but the story leading up to it goes beyond the drama of that one night. Pamela Duncan Edwards' unique take on this event gets to the root of the story as this prelude to the Revolutionary War unfolds. Enhanced by English and colonial mice characters, Henry Cole's rich and mood-evoking illustrations bring the story to life.
American Revolution by
Publication Date: 2002-04-12
Featuring an extra-sturdy library binding! Be an eyewitness to the thrilling American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots. It's all here in this ultimate visual guide that show you how it really was. See a continental solder's musket, a spy's hollow "silver bullet", Washington's sword, a bullet-riddled battle flag, the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence. Learn why Washington was commander-in-chief, how the Declaration of Independence was written, how Benedict Arnold was at first a patriot hero, how solders were drilled, who the Loyalists were, how France helped win American liberty. Discover how Betsy Ross sewed the Stars and Stripes, the secrets of spies and traitors, why it was Breed's not Bunker Hill, why King George admired Washington, why Yorktown was not the end of the Revolution, and much, much more.
Revolutionary War by
Publication Date: 1992-04-01
The America at War set draws upon the latest scholarship in military history to provide young readers with dramatic, thought-provoking accounts of this nation's wars. Each volume describes the major objectives and strategies of the combatants, the key battles, the prominent commanders, and the political and social ramifications of the conflict.
Yankee Doodle America by
Publication Date: 2006-04-20
If you traveled the roads of colonial America, colorful hand-painted signs would greet you when you came across an inn or tavern, and inside, folks would be gathered to eagerly share the news of the day.Wendell Minor invites us on just such a journey through America in the days of its struggle for independence. Each striking illustration, painted on hand-carved replicas of these signs, introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to our nation. Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots and inspired the "Sons of Liberty" to protest, readers meet George Washington (who gave his farewell speech to his soldiers at Fraunces Tavern), Thomas Jefferson (who penned the first draft of the Declaration of Independence at a Philadelphia tavern) and other historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that keep the fight for freedom alive.
If You Were There In 1776 by
Publication Date: 1994-05-01
Looks at 18th century colonial life with an emphasis given to how children lived on a New England farm, a Southern plantation, and the frontier.
Colonial Life by
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.
American Patriot by
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Benjamin Franklin is known as a great scientist, inventor, and political leader. But he was also a militia leader, satirical author, and diplomat. He helped found a college and started the first lending library and fire brigade in the colonies. His signature appears on four important documents--the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Paris, and the U.S. Constitution.
The Thirteen Colonies by
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Animals. American History. Earth Science. Geography. Health. Space. True Books covers all this and more in photo-filled chapter books that provide a basic introduction to curriculum-relevant topics. Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and an index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, and redesigned with a fresh new look in 1996, the new True Books series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.
Revolutionary War on Wednesday by
Publication Date: 2000-09-26
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands! Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com
American Revolution by
Publication Date: 2004-08-10
Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in colonial times? Why did the stamp Act make the colonists so angry? Who were the Minutemen? What happened at the Boston Tea Party? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Rush Revere and the American Revolution by
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN-AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION! Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure! Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that's right. We'll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds-and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere's crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We'll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam's dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way. But don't worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait-that one's for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries. Now let's open the magic portal to the past!
The Many Faces of George Washington by
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
Join award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty as she unveils the statues of the three Georges and rediscovers the man who became the face of a new nation.
George Washington by
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
A lively and informative Level 2 non-fiction Hello Reader about the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Born in a Virginia farmhouse, and proving himself early on to be an honest, intelligent, natural leader, George Washington grew up to become the very first president of the United States of America. What was George's life like from his farm boy beginnings to his rise to the presidency? With engaging text, this book gives an in-depth look at the growing-up years of a famous American figure. Illustrators Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu provide lush, realistic drawings that capture the life and times of George Washington.
The Story of George Washington by
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
Biographies of inspirational role models are a critical resource for children. In the Famous Lives series we emphasize accessibility and thoroughness. These highly readable volumes trace each subject's early years, the events that shaped their beliefs and adult lives, and how they conducted themselves after winning recognition. It is the complete story, especially the formation of strong beliefs and goals in each person's early years, that provides the guidance and example children need. Each book exceeds 100 pages, making them ideal references as well as inspirational works.
Publication Date: 1981-10-16
Jean Fritz's biography of Benedict Arnold is bound to be universally acclaimed. It is a gripping story, related in the author's swift, eloquent style and perceptively recording examples of Arnold's twisted character, from his birth in 1741 through his betrayal of Revolutionary forces and the aftermath of his treason . . .--Publishers Weekly.
Gingerbread for Liberty! by
Publication Date: 2015-01-27
Christopher Ludwick was a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking. When cries of “Revolution!” began, Christopher was determined to help General George Washington and his hungry troops. Not with muskets or cannons, but with gingerbread! Cheerfully told by Mara Rockliff and brought to life by Vincent Kirsch’s inventive cut-paper illustrations,Gingerbread for Liberty is the story of an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War who changed the course of history one loaf at a time.
Food and Recipes in the Thirteen Colonies by
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Chock full of recipes with step-by-step directions for kids to follow, this series is a unique way for kids to eat their way through American history. Many modern historians think the history of mankind is not to be found solely in the decisions of rulers and battles won or lost, but in the lives of everyday people. Looking closely at the environment, economics, eating habits, and favorite foods of our American forebears teaches us volumes about their world and ours. Delicious recipes for hasty pudding, Dutch walnut-cinnamon squares, and hoppin' john will draw your kids into the history of the thirteen British colonies, touching on the variety of cultural influences, from Dutch to German to African.
Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War by
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Chock full of recipes with step-by-step directions for kids to follow, this series is a unique way for kids to eat their way through American history. Many modern historians think the history of mankind is not to be found solely in the decisions of rulers and battles won or lost, but in the lives of everyday people. Looking closely at the environment, economics, eating habits, and favorite foods of our American forebears teaches us volumes about their world and ours. Kids will see both sides -- the civilian and the military -- of the Revolutionary War. History comes alive as kids make Boston baked beans, a staple food of the northern colonies. Then kids can step into the shoes of a revolutionary soldier by creating their own minute-man's beef stew.