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Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Ahyoka helps her father Sequoyah in his quest to create a system of writing for his people. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Backyard Beasties: Jokes to Snake You Smile

by Peter Roop Connie Roop Diane L. Burns

Jokes about animals you might find in your backyard.

Benjamin Franklin

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

The story of America's first well-known jack-of-all-trades--printer, scientist, inventor, and statesman Benjamin Franklin--is told here in his own words, through his newspaper articles and personal recollections.

Betsy Ross

by Connie Roop Peter Roop

"The flag was soon finished, and Betsy returned it, the first 'Star Spangled Banner' that ever floated up on the breeze..." With these words, William Canby told how his grandmother Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag.

Buttons for General Washington

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Introduce young readers to history through the stories of both real and fictionalized people. By focusing on a single important episode that describes a historical event, these books engage readers' interests and imaginations. Written in a story format, each account relates events that really happened, often followed by a brief summary of the historical event to further explain the significance it had on history.

California Gold Rush

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Beginning with the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, this book traces the phenomenon that became the Gold Rush in California.

Christopher Columbus

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

The life story of Christopher Columbus is told using the journals he kept during his four voyages to the New World--voyages that would change world history forever.

Escape from the Ice: Shackleton and the Endurance

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey.

An Eye for an Eye

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Teen fictional story about a girl in the original 13 colonies who goes after her brother, who's imprisoned on a British ship.

Girl of the Shining Mountains: Sacagawea's Story

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

The historical record of Sacagawea's life is sparse at best. She didn't keep a journal, nor did she write any letters. What does exist are about three dozen references to her in the journal's of Lewis and Clark. But with few exceptions, they never describe what she looked like, her language, or her temperament. So who was Sacagawea? And what must it have felt like to be a part of the Journey of Discovery? She was the only woman, and not only did she have to face the same hardships as the men, she did so while caring for her newborn son Pomp. What did she see? What did she think? And most importantly, how did she feel going back to the place she had been violently wrenched from over five years earlier -- going back home?

Give Me a Sign, Helen Keller!

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

In this book, you will find out all about Helen Keller, before she made history.

Grace's Letter to Lincoln

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

On the eve of the 1860 presidential election, as war clouds gather and the South threatens to secede, eleven-year-old Grace decides to help Abraham Lincoln get elected by writing and advising him to grow a beard.

Holiday Howlers: Jokes for Punny Parties (Make Me Laugh)

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Filled with over one hundred playful puns, goofy gigglers, sly spoofs, wacky illustrations, and more, this joke book from the publishers laugh-out-loud series will keep kids howling for more!

...If You Lived with the Cherokee

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

The third title in a series about Native American people, this book reveals what it was like to grow up in a Cherokee family long ago. Full-color illustrations by a Cherokee artist complement facts about Cherokee games, language, dwellings, medicine, names, and more.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

School Library Journal: Based on a true story of an 1856 storm off the coast of Maine, Abbie's tale is one of endurance and bravery. When her father, the lighthouse keeper, sails off for supplies, he leaves Abbie in charge of lighting the oil lamps in the twin towers of their lighthouse and making sure that they don't go out. When a huge storm hits, preventing her father from returning for four weeks, Abbie keeps those lamps burning, getting up several times each night to climb the towers to check them, scraping ice from the windows so the lights can be seen at sea. In the course of the storm, she also rescues her chickens from a huge wave, thus saving the family's only source of food. The Roops allow the natural drama of Abbie's story to emerge in simple sentences that are sometimes cut up awkwardly, but for the most part they are clear and compelling. An author's note gives the interesting historical basis of the story, but the tale stands alone as an exciting account of a young girl's courage. The vivid watercolor paintings are highly effective in detailing Abbie's job as well as creating atmosphere. All in all, one of the best historical beginning-to-reads--a refreshing cold blast of salty real life. ISBN: 0476144547

Let's Celebrate Earth Day

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

A well-rounded introduction to Earth Day for young readers in a question- and-answer format. Important facts about the state of our earth are interspersed throughout, but an overall positive tone leaves readers feeling encouraged, not discouraged. Another great book in the "Let's Celebrate..". series!

Let's Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.!

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made history. He became famous for his work helping African Americans get equal rights. Do you know that Martin Luther King was given a different name when he was born? Martin Luther King, Jr., was very active as a boy. Did you know he almost died in an accident? Martin Luther King, Jr., loved to play football. Do you know what other sports he played? Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up to be a Baptist minister. Do you know what other careers he considered? Martin Luther King, Jr., worked hard to make sure laws were fair for all Americans, especially African Americans. Did you know Dr. King broke unfair laws and went to jail many times? Dr. King gave hundreds of speeches. Do you know what his most famous speech was? Dr. King worked hard to settle problems peacefully. Do you know what famous award he received for his work? The answers to these questions lie in who Martin Luther King, Jr., was as a boy and as a young man. This book is about Martin Luther King, Jr., before he made history.

Let's Drive, Henry Ford!

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Henry Ford is famous. He made many different kinds of cars. Do you know that Henry did not invent the car? Henry was born on a farm in Michigan. Do you know that wolves could be heard in the woods when Henry was born? Henry worked hard on the family farm. Do you know that Henry was determined to find a way not to do all of that hard work? Henry loved to fix broken watches. Do you know that Henry repaired his neighbors' watches for free? Henry loved to tinker with toys. Do you know why his brothers and sisters wouldn't let him play with their toys? Henry was fascinated by the power of steam. Do you know that Henry made a steam whistle to scare his sister? Henry liked to learn. Do you know that he never finished high school? Henry left his family's farm to work with machines. Do you know he ran one of Thomas Edison's first electricity plants in Detroit? Henry was fascinated with the idea of designing a horseless carriage. Did you know that other inventors succeeded before he did? Henry dreamed of building a car to carry people. Do you know that he made millions of cars, trucks, and tractors? Henry had many ideas. Do you know it was his idea to build cars quickly and inexpensively on an assembly line? The answers to these questions lie in who Henry Ford was as a child and as a young man. This book is about Henry Ford before he made history.

Let’s Fly, Wilbur and Orville!

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Wilbur and Orville Wright are famous. They invented the first airplane. Do you know something you use that they invented before the airplane? Wilbur and Orville's mother liked to build things, too. Do you know what toy she made for her children? The Wright brothers built airplanes as adults. Do you know what flying toys they built when they were young? Wilbur and Orville were excellent athletes. Do you know what sports they played? The Wright brothers never graduated from high school. But did you know that they both received college degrees? The Wright brothers built many toys as adults. Do you know what toy taught them the most about flying? Wilbur and Orville chose to fly their first airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Do you know why they picked Kitty Hawk? Wilbur and Orville had to decide who would be the first to fly in their airplane. Do you know how they decided? Wilbur and Orville Wright received medals for their airplane work. Do you know that another Wright child also received a special medal for helping them? The answers to these questions lie in who Wilbur and Orville Wright were as boys and as young men. This book is about Wilbur and Orville Wright before they made history.

Let's Play Soldier, George Washington! (Before I Made History)

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

What you might not know is that: General Washington led our American army to victory in the Revolutionary War. President Washington was our first President. George Washington had no children of his own. George Washington fought a war so Americans could be free. We celebrate George Washington's birthday in February on Presidents' Day. But did you know George Washington really had two birthdays? George Washington's face is on every dollar bill.

Let’s Ride, Paul Revere!

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Paul Revere is famous for his ride on the night of April 18, 1775. That night, Paul Revere galloped across the Massachusetts countryside to warn American Patriots that British soldiers were coming. The soldiers hoped to capture American cannons, guns, and gunpowder in Concord. Paul also warned John Hancock and Sam Adams. These two Patriot leaders were in Lexington, Massachusetts. Paul told them that the British would be coming to arrest them. In 1861, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his popular poem "Paul Revere's Ride." Paul Revere became an American hero. His poem begins with these lines: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Longfellow's poem made Paul Revere famous. Do you know that there are towns in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Minnesota named Revere? As a silversmith, Paul Revere made spoons, bowls, teapots, and ladles. Do you know Paul also made bells and cannons? Paul Revere enjoyed Boston's many church bells. Do you know Paul was a bell ringer when he was a teenager? Paul Revere warned American Patriots that the British were coming. Do you know other riders rode that same night giving the same warning? The answers to these questions and many more lie in who Paul Revere was as a boy and as a young man. This book is about Paul Revere before he made history.

Let's Split Logs, Abe Lincoln! (Before I Made History)

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

What you might not have known about him: Abraham Lincoln had many nicknames during his life. One of Abraham Lincoln's nicknames was "Honest Abe." Do you know how he got this nickname? Young Abraham Lincoln lived in three states. Do you know which ones? All of his life Abe Lincoln liked to learn. Do you know how many years Abe was actually in school? Abe Lincoln liked to write, but his family was poor. Do you know what he wrote on instead of paper? Abraham Lincoln had a hero whom he admired. Abraham Lincoln ran in many elections. Do you know which one he was the most proud of? President Lincoln was our tallest president. He was the first president to grow a beard. Do you know who asked him to grow it? Abraham Lincoln died while he was President. Did you know he almost accidentally died twice when he was young?

Louisiana Purchase

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from the French for $15,000,000. The purchase made President Jefferson's dream of extending the U.S. west of the Mississippi River come true. Now the much larger United States had difficult questions to answer: How would Louisiana be governed? How would it be divided into states? Would those states be free states or slave states? What would happen to the Native Americans? It would take over one hundred years, a war over slavery, and the creation of thirteen new states before these questions could be answered.

Out to Lunch! Jokes About Food (Make Me Laugh)

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

A selection of jokes about food, cooking, baking, and eating.

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