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Our Flag

by Carl Memling

The youngest readers will enjoy this concise but informative history of the American flag with beautiful and exciting illlustrations of colonial life, Betsy Ross and George Washington, Fort McHenry, and more!...


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,...


Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West

by Barbara Brenner & Olivier Dunrea

When Benjamin was seven years old, the only thing in the world he wanted to do was draw pictures. Sometimes it got him into trouble—when he “borrowed” Papa’s best quill pen, when he drew the cows instead...


Who Was Abigail Adams?

by True Kelley

Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education...


We the People

by Lynne Cheney & Greg Harlin

America had won the Revolution, but our troubles were far from over. The thirteen states were squabbling, the country could not pay its bills, and in Massachusetts farmers had taken up arms against the government....


Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

by Jean Fritz

Award-winning biographer Jean Fritz brings one of America's favorite Founding Fathers to life!

Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten-dollar...


Fighting U.S. Generals of World War II

by Ron Knapp

General George S. Patton once said to his men, "When your grandchildren ask you what you did in the war, you can tell them, "I fought with Patton." Patton, like all other generals in this book, was proud of...


Davy Crockett: Courageous Hero of the Alamo

by William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green

Hopelessly outnumbered, Davy Crockett and the defenders of the Alamo rallied around the battle cry, "Victory or Death!" The courageous Texans chose to defend the fort in San Antonio against more than two thousand...


Sam Houston: Courageous Texas Hero

by William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green

Crushing losses at the Alamo and Goliad sent the Texans reeling. With the stronger Mexican army poised for victory, General Sam Houston commanded all that remained of the Texas army fighting for its independence....


Sacagawea: Courageous American Indian Guide

by William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green

In May 1805, as the Lewis and Clark expedition paddled up the Missouri River, a howling gust of wind tipped over one of the canoes. The men paddled to shore, leaving behind precious supplies. Instantly, Sacagawea...


Zebulon Pike: Courageous Rocky Mountain Explorer

by William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green

After the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the young nation needed brave pioneers to explore this vast uncharted land. Zebulon Pike, a young frontier soldier, welcomed the challenge....


Daniel Boone: Courageous Frontiersman

by William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green

Through the untamed wilderness, Daniel Boone marched forward. He was leading a group of workers to carve out the Wilderness Road. Over hills, through dense forests, along stony paths, and fending off American...


Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

by James J. Holmberg

"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover...


Why We Won the American Revolution-Through Primary Sources

by Jr. John Micklos

When the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it marked the birth of a new nation. But the United States of America was not yet free. A brutal war gripped the nation. The...


The Making of the United States from Thirteen Colonies-Through Primary Sources

by Jr. John Micklos

Winning the American Revolution was just the first step. After defeating Great Britain, the American colonies were united in name only. How would this independent nation be governed? During the summer of 1787,...


Washington's Crossing the Delaware and the Winter at Valley Forge-Through Primary Sources

by Jr. John Micklos

In the winter of 1776, the Americans looked defeated. But General George Washington did not give up. His troops made a daring move, crossing the Delaware River and winning two battles. The next winter, Washington's...


An Overview of the American Revolution-Through Primary Sources

by Jr. John Micklos

Shots rang out. Soldiers fell dead. On April 19, 1775, the bitter conflict that had been brewing between the American colonists and Great Britain ignited on the battlefield. The British king's unfair tax policies...


American Indians and African Americans of the American Revolution-Through Primary Sources

by Jr. John Micklos

When the American Revolution began, thousands of people rushed to join the fight-on both sides. For many, choosing which side to fight for was difficult. Half a million black slaves lived in the thirteen colonies....


Courageous Children and Women of the American Revolution-Through Primary Sources

by Jr. John Micklos

History remembers the leaders of the American Revolution-George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock. But the war could not have been won without the unsung heroes-courageous women and children. Women...


What Was the Boston Tea Party?

by Kathleen Krull & Lauren Mortimer

"No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution—outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the tea by dumping it into the...