King George What Was His Problem

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 9781429931588
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS "Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know. King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

King George What Was His Problem

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 1250075777
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS "Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know. King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

King George What Was His Problem

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596433199
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts is presented in a narrative tale filled with little-known details and lots of quotes.

The Common Core in Grades 4 6

Author: Roger Sutton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442236103
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Education

The Classroom Go-To Guide for the Common Core is the first in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for use in the classroom. Currency meets authority, brought to you by the editors of the highly regarded review sources, School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine. This guide includes approximately 200 selections published since 2007 for grades 4-6 recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. The titles are grouped by subject and complemented by School Library Journal’s “Focus On” columns, which spotlight specific topics across the curriculum. Providing context for the guide, and suggestions on how to use these resources within a standards framework, is an introduction by Common Core experts Mary Ann Cappiello and Myra Zarnowski. These experts provide perspective on the key changes brought by the new standards, including suggestions on designing lessons and two samples plans. Following the introduction, you’ll find a wealth of books, by category. Each section includes a listing of the top titles with brief, explicit annotations, and key bibliographic data. “Focus On” articles are appended to appropriate categories to support in-depth curricular development. Each of these articles includes a topic overview and list of current and retrospective resources (including some fiction), and multimedia, that will enable educators to respond to Common Core State Standards call to work across formats.

Gotcha Again for Guys

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598843767
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

Here's help in selecting current, nonfiction books that will get boys excited about reading. * Citations for over 1,700 current nonfiction titles published between 2007–2009 that will appeal to boys * Interviews with seven authors, including Kadir Nelson, author of We Are the Ship, recent winner of numerous children's literature awards, and a great role model for young male readers * Nonfiction booktalks that can be used word-for-word when presenting books to students * Reproducible booklists * Photos of featured male authors * Book cover illustrations

Which Way to the Wild West

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 9781429964968
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

Which Way to the Wild West

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 9781429964968
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

King George What Was His Problem

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 1596435186
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS "Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know. King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

George Washington s Spies Totally True Adventures

Author: Claudia Friddell
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399550799
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Think you know everything about Washington? Think again. During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington (AKA “Agent 711”) was the leader of a ring of spies! The group—called the Culper Ring—used secret names, codes, invisible ink, and more to spy on the British and pass along information. Nobody knew about it at the time (and few do so today), but those sneaky heroes risked their lives to help win the American Revolution! Illustrated throughout in black and white, with an appendix that includes photographs, bonus content, and links to primary source materials, this Totally True Adventures series book is ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. It’s a thrilling read—made even better because it really happened!

Nathan Hale

Author: Nathan Olson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736861998
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"In graphic novel format, tells the life story of Revolutionary War hero and spy Nathan Hale"--Provided by publisher.

Two Miserable Presidents

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781429932745
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book stops, so that Steve Sheinkin can explain just where this confrontation started. In the process, he unravels the complicated string of events – the small things, the personal ones, the big issues– that led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that threatened America's very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. Two Miserable Presidents is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Split History of the American War of Independence

Author: Michael Bernard Burgan
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 9781406280234
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre:

Did you ever hear the saying, There are two sides to every story? It's especially true for major events in history. The details of the same event can appear very different depending on the perspectives of the people involved. Perspectives Flip Books use the words and actions of the real people involved to give you both sides of the story.

The Riddle of Penncroft Farm

Author: Dorothea Jensen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547544304
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lars Olafson moves with his parents to the old family farm near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to live with his aged aunt Cass. Lars is miserable—until he meets Geordie, a ghost whose stories of the Revolutionary War are as exciting as those of an eyewitness. When Aunt Cass dies suddenly, Lars is faced with a mystery linked to the Revolutionary War—and Geordi’s ghostly stories are his only chance of solving it.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1429951354
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.

El Iluminado

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465033010
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

When young Rolando Pérez falls to his death from a cliff outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, the mysteries immediately begin to accumulate. Was he pushed or did he jump? What are the documents that Rolando was willing sacrifice himself to protect from his family, the police, and the Catholic Church? And what does a colorful concha pastry have to do with any of this? In the midst of the investigation, Professor Ilan Stavans arrives in Santa Fe to give a lecture about the area's long-buried Jewish history. He's looking forward to relaxing afterwards with an evening of opera, but his presentation on “crypto-Jews” attracts unexpected attention, and soon Ilan is drawn into a desperate race to find the long-lost documents that might hold the key to Rolando's death. Ilan's detective work leads him to taco joints, desert ranches, soaring cathedrals, and, finally, deep into the region's past, where he encounters another young man: Luis de Carvajal, aka “El Iluminado,” a sixteenth-century religious dissenter. In a tale of martyrdom that eerily echoes Rolando's, Carvajal fled Spain for colonial Mexico at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, searching for his religious heritage—a hunt for which he, like Rolando, would pay the ultimate price. In El Iluminado, esteemed literary critic Ilan Stavans and author and illustrator Steve Sheinkin present a secret history of religion in the Americas, showing how thousands of European refugees have left a trail of ghostly footprints—and troves of mysteries—across the American Southwest.