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  • James Towneby Marcia Sewall; Marcia Sewall

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; Not Available

    This moving account of James Towne's difficult early years is told from the viewpoint of one of its settlers and enhanced by original quotations. During the first summer of 1607, half the James Towne colony died; food was scarce, and the settlers battled oppressive heat and sickness. Over the next few years, supply ships from England became the colony's... more...

  • What Is the Panama Canal?by Janet Pascal; Tim Foley; Fred Harper

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 5.99

    Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast. But then, in a dangerous and amazing feat of engineering, a 48-mile-long channel was dug through Panama, creating the world?s most famous shortcut:... more...

  • History Heroes: Christopher Columbusby Damian Harvey

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.36

    An innovative new series of history-themed biography books for young readers. more...

  • History Heroes: Neil Armstrongby Damian Harvey

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.36

    An innovative new series of history-themed biography books for young readers more...

  • The Scoop on Ice Cream!by Bonnie Williams; Scott Burroughs

    Simon Spotlight 2014; Not Available

    Chill out with the fascinating history behind ice cream, the first in a fact-tastic Level 3 Ready-to-Read nonfiction series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that immigrants to Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of their first meal in America? Or that George Washington spent more than $200 on ice cream during the summer of 1790?... more...

  • The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!by Angela Murphy; Rich Wake

    Simon Spotlight 2014; Not Available

    Unmask the haunted history of Halloween in this fact-tastic, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that hundreds of years ago, people would carve Jack-O?-Lanterns out of turnips and potatoes? Or that today, Americans spend nearly two billion dollars each year on Halloween candy? Learn... more...

  • The Deep Dish on Pizza!by Stephen Krensky; Daniel Guidera

    Simon Spotlight 2014; Not Available

    Chow down on a slice of history in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read all about pizza, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that two thousand years ago, the soldiers of Darius the Great used their shields to cook a pizza-like flatbread? Or that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? That... more...

  • The Scoop on Ice Cream!by Bonnie Williams; Scott Burroughs

    Simon Spotlight 2014; US$ 3.99

    Chill out with the fascinating history behind ice cream, the first in a fact-tastic Level 3 Ready-to-Read nonfiction series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that immigrants to Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of their first meal in America? Or that George Washington spent more than $200 on ice cream during the summer of 1790?... more...

  • The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!by Angela Murphy; Rich Wake

    Simon Spotlight 2014; US$ 3.99

    Unmask the haunted history of Halloween in this fact-tastic, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that hundreds of years ago, people would carve Jack-O?-Lanterns out of turnips and potatoes? Or that today, Americans spend nearly two billion dollars each year on Halloween candy? Learn... more...

  • The Deep Dish on Pizza!by Stephen Krensky; Daniel Guidera

    Simon Spotlight 2014; US$ 3.99

    Chow down on a slice of history in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read all about pizza, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that two thousand years ago, the soldiers of Darius the Great used their shields to cook a pizza-like flatbread? Or that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? That... more...