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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!...


Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation

by Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.

Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of the most...


An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .

In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author...


Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

by Jon Meacham

In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political...


The Salem Witchcraft Trials: Would You Join the Madness?

by Elaine Landau

Would you join the madness? It is a frigid cold winter in Salem Village, Massachusetts in 1692. Some teenage girls may be suffering from mysterious afflictions. They accused certain townspeople of being witches....


The Boston Tea Party: Would You Join the Revolution?

by Elaine Landau

It is 1773 in the British colony of Massachusetts. The British government is taxing the tea being imported to the colonies. The Sons of Liberty in Boston are against the taxes. What would you do? Would you join...


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...


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...


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...