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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Let It Begin Here

Author: Dennis B. Fradin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802789457
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the events that led up to the historic battles that began the American Revolution and discusses the consequences for the leaders and soldiers who fought in them.

George Vs George

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426300425
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.

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.

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.

Revolutionary Friends

Author: Selene Castrovilla
Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
ISBN: 159078880X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An account of the friendship between the first American president when he was an officer in the Continental Army and the young Marquis de Lafayette describes how the latter came to America to offer his services before earning a military position and Washington's admiration.

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.

Sleds on Boston Common

Author: Louise Borden
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 0689828128
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Times were hard for the people of colonial Boston in the winter of 1774. Not only had King George III of England closed the Boston harbor to punish all those who spoke against his harsh laws, he had sent thousands of soldiers, led by their commander-in-chief General Thomas Gage, to reinforce his edicts. Large numbers of British soldiers were encamped on the Boston Common, preventing the people of Boston from using their own public space. But at least the king had not closed the schools -- young Henry Price and his two brothers still had classes every day. It had snowed hard for three nights, but Henry's ninth birthday was clear, perfect for sled riding. To his delight, despite the hard times, he was given a beautiful new sled made by his father. Excited by the thought of sledding on the Common, which had the best hills in Boston, Henry and his brothers took their sleds to school. Their sister, Kate, met them at lunchtime with corn bread, apple jam, and her own sled. Together, they hurried to the Common -- only to find that British troops had put their tents and cooking fires right in the middle of the sled runs. But Henry was determined to try his new sled. Could he find a way? Based on the local lore of Boston, this tale of a courageous boy gives a rich picture of colonial life at a troubled time.

Children s Catalog

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015079763580
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Children's literature

The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

Independent Dames

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442445079
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Read about the forgotten half of the American Revolution and those tough, independent dames who helped make it happen. Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!