Tag Archives: History

Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition provides the strategies and information you need to get your best score on the AP European History test. Inside this guide you’ll find proven techniques from the test-prep experts and much more, including: •2 full-length AP European History practice […]

5 Steps to a 5 AP U.S. History, 2010-2011 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)

Author: Stephen Armstrong Publisher: McGraw-Hill Product Description A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That’s why we’ve created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of […]

Scary Stories Treasury; Three Books to Chill Your Bones: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

Author: Alvin Schwartz Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Product Description Schwartz’s three best-selling collections of scary folklore — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 — are made available in one book, each one in its complete form. Reviews “A wonderful collection of tales that […]

The Only True Mother Goose Melodies

Author: N/A Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Holocaust

Author: Angela Gluck Wood Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Explaining the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath, this comprehensive volume contains first-hand testimony from survivors and enables readers to appreciate the impact of the Holocaust on real people and the lives they and […]

Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Naomi Judd Publisher: Product Description Introducing…. Gertie the Goldfish! In this delightful book from one of the most admired women in the entertainment industry, Naomi Judd speaks through a little goldfish with a unique perspective. Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise takes place in a Christmastime frenzy. All the kids at school are […]

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So […]

Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place […]

Broken Wings (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 2)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description One Shirukan, an elite soldier of the Shirat Empire, came to Earth for Raea’s Starfire shard and failed. Aware of the possibility of another attack, Raea trains to use the shard’s power to protect it while preparing to graduate from high school. But she discovers that […]

Father Fox’s Christmas Rhymes

Author: Clyde Watson Publisher: Product Description Who is that knocking at the door? It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore! Licorice & lollipops, lemons & limes A bundle of toys & a bag full of rhymes . . .   Clyde and Wendy Watson’s Father Fox, beloved from Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes, is now decked out […]

A Fruitcake Christmas (Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends)

Author: Troy Schmidt Publisher: Product Description It’s Christmastime in the garden and Hermie and his friends are hustling and bustling to prepare for the big day. But more than anything, they all eagerly anticipate the crowning moment of the holiday season: the arrival of Grannypillar’s scrumptious fruitcake. Suddenly Christmas is hijacked when Iggy and Ziggy […]

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Christmas (Snappy Pop-ups)

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Katie Meets The Impressionists (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: James Mayhew Publisher: Scholastic Product Description “This British import pays joyful homage to the world of the Impressionists. When Katie and her grandmother visit an art museum to celebrate the elder’s birthday, the girl wanders into a gallery where she admires Claude Monet’s The Luncheon…. With a blink of her eyes, […]

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: David McKay Product Description Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller, 1914 Edition.

What Dogs Want for Christmas (Holiday Series)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Kandy Radzinski Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Product Description Proving that cats dont have the last word when it comes to making Christmas lists, author and artist Kandy Radzinski returns this holiday season with the canine companion book to last years favorite, What Cats Want for Christmas. Using witty poems and winsome […]

Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus

Author: Irene Smalls Publisher: Product Description Anticipating the wonderful Johnkankus parade on Christmas day, a young slave girl, Irene Jennie, is saddened that she cannot share the festivities with her parents, who have been loaned to another plantation master.

Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II (Soldiers on the Battlefront)

Author: Susan Provost Beller Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Julie Stiegemeyer Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Product Description Many parents and teachers struggle with how to approach the Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus dilemma. Many deal with this by telling children that the legends surrounding Santa Claus are based on a real, hi

You Wouldn’t Want to Live in a Wild West Town! (You Wouldn’t Want to…)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Peter Hicks Publisher: Children’s Press(CT) Product Description Looks through the eyes of the fictional marshal of an imaginary town called Dustville to show what life was like on the Great Plains just after the Civil War.

A Christmas Carol

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Prestwick House Inc. Product Description This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the reader fully appreciate the beauty and humor of Dickens’s work. In his “Ghostly little book,” Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Les Standiford Publisher: Crown Product Description As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would […]

A Christmas Dinner

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Red Rock Press Product Description Charles Dickens penned this sketch in December, 1835 as his conception of an ideal Yuletide gathering. Dickens, who may have invented the modern notion of Christmas, had lively ideas about what a family Christmas should be—down to how preparations should be shared, what […]

Magic Tree House Research Guide #22: Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Nonfiction Companion to A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description If you liked A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, you’ll love finding out the facts behind the fiction in the next fascinating nonfiction companion to the bestselling Magic Tree House series. How did Charles Dickens get the idea to write A Christmas […]

Mama Had to Work on Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carolyn Marsden Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description Gloria always spends Christmas with Papi, Mama, and Nana. But this Christmas, Papi is away picking oranges and Mama has to work at the hotel where she is a maid. Gloria is miserable when Mama makes her go with her-until they get to the […]

A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Pat Mora Publisher: Clarion Books Product Description An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” populating it with piñatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in the […]

Large Print Word Search Book

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: School Specialty Publishing Publisher: American Education Publishing Product Description The Large Print Word Search collection is the perfect series for building vocabulary skills while having fun at the same time. Filled with interesting and engaging word lists, each puzzle promises to stretch your mind. Plus, the large, bold type makes each […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Les Standiford Publisher: Crown Product Description As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would […]

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela : With Connections (MacMillan Profiles)

Rating: (136 reviews) Author: Nelson Mandela Publisher: Holt McDougal Product Description An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. 175,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Amazon.com Review The famously […]

Don’t Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (Don’t Know Much About…)

Rating: (161 reviews) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Who really discovered America? What was “the shot heard ’round the world”? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn’t he? From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more […]

Swing!

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rufus Butler Seder Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description Published last fall, Gallop! introduced the amazing technology called Scanimation and took the children’s book world by storm. It became an instant bestseller—#1 on The New York Times children’s list. Now Swing! does for kids what Gallop! does for animals—a boy rides […]

The Official SAT Question of the Day 2009 Calendar

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: The College Board Publisher: College Board Product Description The College Board–maker of the SAT (R)–provides the only pager-per-day calendar with Official SAT practice questions.  Every day, students can practice with a question just like the ones on the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT (R).  The calendar features 365 questions (one per page); critical […]

America’s Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Publisher: Collins Product Description Kenneth C. Davis, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Don’t Know Much About History, presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation’s destiny and character. Davis’s dramatic narratives set the record straight, busting myths and […]

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]

Encyclopedia of World History

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Jane Bingham Publisher: Usborne Books

Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon

Author: Melissa Anelli Publisher: Pocket Amazon.com Product Description: ***Featuring a Foreward by J.K. Rowling*** The Harry Potter Books Were Just the Beginning of the Story. . . During the brief span of just one decade, hundreds of millions of perfectly ordinary people made history: they became the only ones who would remember what it was […]

“What’s Happening to Me?” A guide to puberty

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Peter Mayle Publisher: Lyle Stuart

Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times Audiobook CD: From the Earliest Nomads to the Late Roman Empire, Revised Edition (7 CDs)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Wise Bauer Publisher: Peace Hill Press Product Description The Story of the World CD audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is “liquid gold” (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). These spirited readings of the first volume […]

Algebra 2

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Lee Stiff, Timothy D. Kanold Publisher: McDougal Littell

Lavinia

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Publisher: Harcourt Product Description in The Aeneid, Vergil’s hero fights to claim the king’s daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that […]

Barron’s AP United States History 2008 (Barron’s How to Prepare for the Ap United States History Advanced Placement Examination)

Author: William O. Kellogg Ed.M. Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Product Description Barron’s newly updated Advanced Placement U.S. History test preparation manual presents two full-length practice exams with answer keys and explanatory comments covering all questions. The author also provides extensive study and test-taking advice, followed by an overview of U.S. history from the Colonial era […]

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore […]

Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2008 Edition (College Test Prep)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Book Description Scoring high on the AP World History Exam is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about World history—only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking […]

Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards (Eric Carle)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Eric Carle Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description These beautiful flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle’s familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in […]

Cracking the AP Psychology Exam, 2008 Edition (College Test Prep)

Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Book Description Scoring high on the AP Psychology Exam is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about psychology—only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking the AP Psychology Exam, we’ll […]

Paper Fashions: Design Your Own Styles (Klutz)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Inc. Klutz Publisher: Klutz Book Description Today’s hottest look? Cute little hangers with cute little paper outfits on them. You can’t go past a gift, stationery or accessories store without seeing this stylish motif. Now, with Paper Fashions, girls finally get to craft their own couture paper clothing. It’s way cooler […]

Pirateology Guidebook and Model Set (Ologies)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: William Captain Lubber, Dugald A. Steer Publisher: Candlewick Book Description Avast, ye PIRATEOLOGY fans! Behold, an exclusive guide to the goings-on aboard a pirate vessel — plus an exciting scale model of a real pirate ship. How do pirates capture a ship? What sort of ships do they favor? Who are […]

APA: The Easy Way!

Rating: (81 reviews) Author: Peggy M. Houghton, Timothy J. Houghton Publisher: Baker College Book Description This handbook is a quick and simplified guide to the APA writing style. It was developed as a condensed version of the official APA Publication Manual and designed to be utilized as a supplement to the actual guide. The handbook […]

Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Kyle Olmon Publisher: Orchard Books Book Description Over fifteen intricate pop-ups accompany Sabuda and Reinhart’s fascinating text, which guides readers through the different aspects of life in a medieval castle. Readers will learn about knighting ceremonies, battles, and feasts. The true majesty of castles is fully realized when this book is […]

Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams)

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Lori Lite Publisher: Lori Lite Product Description Indigo Dreams is a 60 minute CD/audio book designed to entertain your child while introducing them to relaxation and stress-management techniques. Four unique bedtime stories incorporate breathing, visualizations, muscular relaxation and affirmations. These are the same techniques recommended for adults but presented in a […]