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The Watergate Scandal in United States History

by David K. Fremon

In 1972, five men were caught breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters located in Washington, D.C. What soon became clear was that the men who broke into the Watergate building were not ordinary burglars....


The Industrial Revolution in United States History

by Anita Louise McCormick

Imagine listening as Alexander Graham Bell first demonstrates the telephone, or watching Thomas Edison show off his new invention-the automatic telegraph. In less than two hundred years, the United States changed...


The Battle of the Little Bighorn in United States History

by Nancy Warren Ferrell

In Montana, on June 25, 1876 Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and the Seventh U.S. Cavalry faced thousands of Native American warriors. Custer's Last Stand is the battle resulting from years of fighting between...


The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History

by David K. Fremon

In 1954, the Supreme Court rejected the notion of "separate by equal" facilities in the famous BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION decision. Highlighting the efforts of both blacks and whites to promote racial equality...


The Reconstruction of the South After the Civil War in United States History

by Marsha Ziff

The North had won the Civil War and reunited the Union. African-American slaves were freed and made citizens. The South was in ruins. The period after the Civil War was a troubled time for the United States....


The Journey of Lewis and Clark in United States History

by Judith Edwards

The place was the vast unexplored western frontier of the United States. The time was 1804. The Lewis and Clark expedition set out and overcome the unknown to open the way for settlers to begin the westward...


The Attack on Pearl Harbor in United States History

by Nathan Anthony & Robert Gardner

On December 7, 1941 the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the American Naval base at Pearl Harbor. A reluctant nation was pushed into World War II by the surprise attack which killed thousands...


The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History

by David K. Fremon

The loyalty of Japanese Americans was questioned after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, simply because of their ancestry. Author David K. Fremon looks at the events behind this unfortunate episode from American...


The Great Depression in United States History

by David K. Fremon

The Great Depression began when the never-ending party of the Roaring Twenties came to a sudden half. On October 29, 1929, which became known as "Black Tuesday," the stock market crashed, starting a downward...


Women Winning the Right to Vote in United States History

by Carol Rust Nash

The suffrage movement was the fight for the right of women to vote. Highlighting the lives and careers of notable suffragists like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Alice Paul,...


Pig Boy

by J.C. Burke

An unmissable novel from the award-winning author of The Story of Tom Brennan. On Damon Styles's eighteenth birthday, he is expelled from school. But it's what happens afterwards that changes everything. Now...


Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

by Seymour Reit

In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and...


Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.

   Over the next five...


Dinosaur Babies

by Lucille Recht Penner & Peter Barrett

A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

 

With revised illustrations reflecting...


History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

by Damian Harvey

Christopher Columbus sailed the seas in search of the perfect trade route - find out how his life and explorations helped to change the world! Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history,...


Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner

Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!

 

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made...


Dinosaur Days

by Joyce Milton & Franco Tempesta

Illus. in full color. Difficult dinosaur names are simplified with phonics.  


101 Amazing Facts about Queen Victoria

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that Queen Victoria could speak five different languages? Or that her closest childhood friend was a King Charles spaniel by the name of Dash? What did she ask staff to do instead of knocking on...


101 Amazing Facts about Castles

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that the world's oldest football was found in a room at Stirling Castle? Do you know what the person in charge of a castle's buttery is called? What is the difference between a trebuchet and a mangonel?...


All about: Magnificent Mesopotamians

by P S Quick

This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for ancient Mesopotamians. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about...