The Landing of the Pilgrims Landmark Books

Random House Books for Young Readers - In england in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.

James daugherty draws on the pilgrims' own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation's most beloved holidays—Thanksgiving. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life.

The Landing of the Pilgrims Landmark Books - . Young william bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted.

Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare

HarperCollins - His plays are now performed almost every day in just about every part of the world; even people who've never seen them use words and phrases he introduced into the English language. How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy that the world, his times, but what we do know of his life, has never forgotten? There will always be unsolved mysteries about Shakespeare, even 400 years after his death, and his theater makes for a very dramatic story.

Celebrate 400 years of shakespeare's legacy with this repackage of award-winning author Diane Stanley's tribute to the world-famous playwright William Shakespeare. Nobody knows exactly when or why william shakespeare left his boyhood home of Stratford-on-Avon for the great city of London, but it didn't take long for him to make a name for himself.

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The American Revolution Landmark Books

Random House Books for Young Readers - In 1775, when the british marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. In the american colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. But george washington’s ragged army fought for–and won–the freedom and independence we cherish to this day.

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the tale of our country's fight for independence is brought to life in fast-moving, dramatic detail. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. The british army was bigger and better trained. HarperCollins. Food and guns were scarce.

Secrets of the Woods Yesterday's Classics

Yesterday's Classics - Vivid sketches of the wood-mouse, kingfisher, deer, red squirrel, otter, partridge, and other wood folk. Through his anecdotes the author shares with the reader what can be learned of the habits of animals through keen observation over a long period of time-details that elude the casual visitor to the woods.



HMH Books for Young Readers - HarperCollins. An intricate study of tide pool life is presented in text and pictures through the story of Pagoo, a her-mit crab.

The Great Little Madison Unforgetable Americans

Puffin Books - But james madison used his quiet eloquence, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution, and ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact. An excellent, fascinating, indispensable resource. Kirkus reviews, pointer review "the book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history is woven into the biography.

Horn book, starred review "fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the formative years. The bulletin of the center for children?s Books, starred review "Young readers will feel like they know the 'Great Little Madison' very well.

The Great Little Madison Unforgetable Americans - School library Journal HarperCollins. In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task.

American Tall Tales Puffin Books

Puffin Books - Powers. Eight exciting classic american tall tales! this collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, and Joe Magarac, Stormalong, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, with evocative illustrations by Richard M. HarperCollins.

A Drop Of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder

Scholastic Press - Scholastic Press. A drop of water HC HarperCollins.

Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England

HarperCollins - Scholastic Press. When it was first published, good queen bess was named a notable book in the field of social Studies, a Booklist Editors' Choice, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, an American Library Association Notable Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and an IRA Teachers' Choice. In this welcome reissue, celebrated author and illustrator Diane Stanley and her husband, Peter Vennema, paint an impressive portrait of the remarkable queen who loved her people so dearly and ruled them so well.

HarperCollins. When she became queen, her counselors urged her to marry quickly and turn the responsibilities of governing over to her husband, But she outwitted them by stalling, changing her mind; and playing one side against another, as she steered her country to the glorious era of peace and security that would be called the Elizabethan Age.

Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England - Elizabeth's forceful personality, colorful court, and devoted subjects come vividly to life in this stellar picture-book biography. She was a queen whose strong will, shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance and great love for her subjects won the hearts of her people and the admiration of her enemies. Elizabeth was born into an age of religious strife, in which plots and factions were everywhere and private beliefs could be punished by death.

Children of the New Forest Wordsworth Children's Classics

Wordsworth Editions Ltd - This is the first enduring historical novel for children, which conjures up as much magic today as it did on first publication. The freedom from adult constraint allied with the necessary disciplines to survive in a hostile world make for a gripping read. Wordsworth Editions Limited. Scholastic Press. Cavalier and roundhead battle it out in the turbulent setting of the English Civil war and provide the background for this classic tale of four orphans as they face adversity, survival in the forest, reconciliation and eventual forgiveness.


Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia Landmark Books

Random House Books for Young Readers - HarperCollins. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. Benjamin franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. When the revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Scholastic Press. Like the clever adages from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.

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