The 50 States: Explore the U.S.a with 50 Fact-Filled Maps! - Gabrielle Balkan, Sol Linero

Prepare yourself to find out more about The 50 States (Wide Eyed, $30) than you ever knew before! Gabrielle Balkan’s more-than-an-atlas offers maps of each state—and Washington, D.C.—as well as introductions full of cultural and historical information about what makes each one unique. “Moments to Remember” sections detail a variety of important events ranging from hugely influential to downright quirky (the Moxie Battle House museum in Maine has a 33-foot tall statue of the state’s official beverage), while children’s book authors and illustrators are given special prominence throughout the book. Balkan provides oodles of information without overwhelming the reader, while Sol Linero’s charming illustrations invite a close examination of each page. Ages 7-10

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By Gabrielle Balkan, Sol Linero (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781847807113
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - October 1st, 2015

The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford - Suzanne Slade, Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Born sixteen years apart, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were both inventors. Thomas designed an electric pen, a phonograph to play music, and an incandescent light bulb that burned all night. Henry dreamed of building a motor car: not just any motor car, but the best motor car, one that families could fit in and that wasn’t too expensive. While Thomas kept inventing new things, Henry grew frustrated with his failures. What was Thomas’s secret? With beautifully detailed drawings by Jennifer Black Reinhardt that capture the determination, frustration, jubilation, and curiosity of these two friends, Suzanne Slade’s book is a delightful romp through the lives and inventions of Edison and Ford. But what was The Inventor’s Secret (Charlesbridge, $16.95)? You’ll have to read the story to find out. Ages 8-11

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781580896672
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 8th, 2015

Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass - Doreen Rappaport, London Ladd

It is remarkably easy in this time and place to forget the value of words. Doreen Rappaport provides a powerful reminder of their cost, and their worth, in this new biography of Frederick Douglass. Born a slave, Douglass hungered for knowledge so much that he would give his meager rations to poor white children in exchange for them writing down new words for him to learn. Rappaport punctuates her account of Frederick’s Journey (Jump at the Sun, $17.99) to literacy and, later, to freedom with Douglass’s own inspiring words. London Ladd’s rich illustrations bring the weight of these priceless words to life. Ages 8-11

Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (A Big Words Book #8) By Doreen Rappaport, London Ladd (Illustrator), London Ladd (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, London Ladd (Illustrator), London Ladd (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423114383
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

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