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: 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.

King George

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0329714279
Release Date: 2005
Genre: United States

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.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1429951354
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Young Adult 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.

What They Didn t Teach You About the American Revolution

Author: Mike Wright
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780307549143
Release Date: 2009-03-12
Genre: History

“Zeroes in on the interesting, irreverent, long-ignored tidbits that shape behavior in all conflicts and important periods of history.”—The Denver Post What made the founding fathers so great (or were they?). And don’t forget the founding mothers. We have intrigue and skullduggery with spies from Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, with enlightening stops on the distaff side of espionage for Patience Wright (no relation to our esteemed author), Lydia Darragh, and Ann Bates. “[Mike] Wright uncovers the gamut of the revolutionary era with a highly readable, breezy narrative style, and some of his speculations eloquently illustrate the ironies always present in grand historical movements. . . . This work will inform, amuse, and provide an interesting perspective on the Revolution.”—Booklist

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.

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.

How to Be a Revolutionary War Soldier

Author: Thomas Ratliff
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 079227489X
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From military training and selecting uniforms to finding a supplier for weapons, an illustrated guide examines how an everyday person transformed himself into a fighting soldier when the talk of a war against the British became a reality.

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.

The Split History of the American Revolution

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756545703
Release Date: 2012-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Describes the opposing viewpoints of the British and Patriots during the American Revolution"--Provided by publisher.

The Common Core in Grades 4 6

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

The Common Core in Grades 4-6 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.

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

George Washington s War

Author: Robert Leckie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062015362
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: History

An exciting trip back in time to the American Revolution, "a reminder of what history can be when written by a master."--Publishers Weekly

Rabbi Harvey Rides Again

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 9781580233477
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Rabbi Harvey protects the streets of Elk Spring, Colorado, using only his wit and wisdom, and faces challenges from a luckless gold miner named Abigail and the father and son outlaw team of "Big Milt" and Wolfie Wasserman.