Bestselling History Books for 11 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling history books for 11 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

by: Linda Sue Park
Release date: Oct 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 128
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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

2. National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever

by: Don LessemFranco TempestaRodolfo Coria
Release date: Oct 12, 2010
Number of Pages: 272
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In the crowded field of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10—those at the height of their enthusiasm for the prehistoric giants—complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs.
Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books—most of them about dinosaurs—teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that’s packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.
The Ultimate Dinopedia is organized by the periods that are well known to young enthusiasts: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. It includes almost every dinosaur ever discovered, and highlights 125 species that scientists know sufficiently to describe in rich detail. Special features include How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, Great Dinosaur Goofs, and much more. Every featured dino gets a fact box that delivers important information at a glance—Scientific Name, Discoverer, Place and Date of Discovery, Length, Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. This book provides—in fabulously illustrated, kid-friendly form—all the information an 8-year-old fact hound needs to lord that knowledge over parents and teachers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

3. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

by: Catherine ThimmeshMelissa Sweet
Release date: Mar 11, 2002
Number of Pages: 64
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In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?

Features women inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, Stephanie Kwolek, Bette Nesmith Graham, Patsy O. Sherman, Ann Moore, Grace Murray Hopper, Margaret E. Knight, Jeanne Lee Crews, and Valerie L. Thomas, as well as young inventors ten-year-old Becky Schroeder and eleven-year-old Alexia Abernathy. Illustrated in vibrant collage by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet.

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Children’s Books > History

4. Hitler’s Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World’s Most Notorious Dictator

by: Bill O’Reilly
Release date: Jun 09, 2015
Number of Pages: 320
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By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history.

Hitler’s Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century?a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers?and grown-ups too?hooked on history.

This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

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Children’s Books > History > Europe

5. The LEGO Architect

by: Tom Alphin
Release date: Sep 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 192
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Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

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Arts & Photography > Architecture > History

6. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

by: Anne FrankB.M. MooyaartEleanor Roosevelt
Release date: Jun 01, 1993
Number of Pages: 304
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
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Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National > Jewish

7. Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

by: Melissa Sweet
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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A New York Times Bestseller

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White’s granddaughter. 

 
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Jobs & Careers

8. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

by: Adam GidwitzHatem Aly
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 384
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An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout! 
 
New York Times Bestseller  New York Times Editor’s Choice  People Magazine Kid Pick  New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2016 • Washington Post Best Book of 2016 • School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 • Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016  Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016

“A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller.” —Matt de la Peña, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author
 
“What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering.” —New York Times Book Review

Includes a detailed historical note and bibliography
 
1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.
 
Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together. 

Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam’s trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor’s Tale is bold storytelling that’s richly researched and adventure-packed.

“Puckish, learned, serendipitous . . . Sparkling medieval adventure.” —Wall Street Journal

? “Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story. . . . A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing.” —Kirkus, starred review

? “A well-researched and rambunctiously entertaining story that has as much to say about the present as it does the past.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

? “Gidwitz proves himself a nimble storyteller as he weaves history, excitement, and multiple narrative threads into a taut, inspired adventure.” —Booklist, starred review

? “Scatological humor, serious matter, colloquial present-day language, the ideal of diversity and mutual understanding—this has it all.” —The Horn Book, starred review

? “I have never read a book like this. It’s weird, and unfamiliar, and religious, and irreligious, and more fun than it has any right to be. . . . Gidwitz is on fire here, making medieval history feel fresh and current.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Medieval

9. Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House, No. 29)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
Number of Pages: 144
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The Magic Tree House series has become a staple for inspiring kids to read. Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to create a longer, more in-depth story featuring the characters kids have come to love. The result is magical: a fast-paced but detailed, easy-to-read story. Jack and Annie go on a quest to save Camelot, a quest that will prove to a beleaguered King Arthur that children and imagination really can make a difference.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

10. DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

by: Brandon T. Snider
Release date: Jul 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 208
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From AQUAMAN to ZATANNA, DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide is you’re A-Z guide to your favorite DC heroes and villains! This compact, informative guide takes you alphabetically through the heroic and villainous characters that make up the DC Universe, shedding new light on your favorite heroes such as SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, but also covering lesser-known characters, including CAPTAIN BOOMERANG and THE QUESTION. Learn more fascinating details about their powers, weaknesses, enemies, and more!

All characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes

11. Brown Girl Dreaming

by: Jacqueline Woodson
Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 368
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Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

Includes 7 new poems, including “Brown Girl Dreaming”.

 
Praise for Jacqueline Woodson:

A 2016 National Book Award finalist for her adult novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN

“Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—The New York Times Book Review

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Prejudice & Racism

12. Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents

by: Ken BurnsGerald Kelley
Release date: Jul 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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The instant New York Times bestseller!

A gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns.
 
This special treasury from America’s beloved documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life for our nation’s children. Each president is given a lushly illustrated spread with curated stories and information to give readers of all ages a comprehensive view of the varied and fascinating characters who have led our nation (with the exception of Grover Cleveland–the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms–who gets two spreads!). A must-have for Ken’s many fans, classrooms, and anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for our country.
 
“A buoyant gallery, up to date, handsomely framed, and, in this particular election year, timely too.”–Kirkus Reviews

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Children’s Books > History > United States

13. Wolf Hollow

by: Lauren Wolk
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 304
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A young girl’s kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. 

• Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
• School Library Journal Best Book of 2016

“This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.” —People

“[A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.” —The New York Times Book Review

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

“The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax

“An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic.” —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Bullies

14. I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Feb 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 112
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Could an entire city really burn to the ground?

Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode.

An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar! Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?

Lauren Tarshis brings history’s most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

15. Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book)

by: Brian FlocaBrian Floca
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the stunning (Booklist) Moonshot.

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.

Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

16. LEGO Pop-Up

by: Matthew Reinhart
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 10
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Dive into LEGO(R) excitement with this spectacular pop-up book from New York Times best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart. Part storybook, part comic strip, and all fun, LEGO Pop-Up tells the LEGO story with equal amounts of facts, laughs, and adventure using pop-ups, pull tabs, turning wheels, and more! With paper construction featuring LEGO Creator, Ninjago, City, Space, Castle, and other LEGO favorites, this “fun-formative” book will be a delight for both LEGO and pop-up fans alike.
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Children’s Books > Humor > General

17. Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: May 24, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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Next stop for the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series? The World Cup in Mexico City!
 
Goal! Jack and Annie have tickets to one of the most exciting soccer games ever—the 1970 World Cup! They are sure the famous soccer player Pelé will tell them a “secret of greatness.” The game is nonstop action and the stands are packed. But how will they find Pelé in a crowd of 100,000 soccer fans? Have they failed their mission? Or will the answer come when they least expect it?
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

18. I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 176
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REAL KIDS. REAL DISASTERS.

From the author of the New York Times bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters.

From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction — and, against all odds, survival.

Read their incredible stories:
The Children’s Blizzard,  1888
The Titanic Disaster, 1912
The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919
The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
The Henryville Tornado, 2012

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Children’s Books > History > Modern

19. Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1)

by: Kate MessnerKelley McMorris
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Meet Ranger! He’s a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!

Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can’t officially pass the test because he’s always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam’s family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger’s help more than they realize!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

20. The Sign of the Beaver

by: Elizabeth George Speare
Release date: Aug 02, 2011
Number of Pages: 135
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Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier.

Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

21. Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy)

by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Release date: Jan 05, 2010
Number of Pages: 316
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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Military & Wars

22. Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks)

by: Workman PublishingLily RothmanEditors of Brain Quest
Release date: Aug 09, 2016
Number of Pages: 512
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It’s the revolutionary American history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.
    
Everything You Need to Ace American History . . . covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th century—World Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

 

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Children’s Books > History > United States

23. . . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

by: Ann McGovernAnna DiVito
Release date: Nov 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 80
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A different time…a different place…What if you were there?

If you sailed on the Mayflower
–What could you take with you?
–How would you keep clean?
–What would you do when you first got to shoer?

Get ready to go back in time to 1620 to discover what it was like to sail the Mayflower!

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Children’s Books > History > United States

24. Wilderness Essays

by: John Muir
Release date: Apr 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 288
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Part of John Muir’s appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir’s finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.</p?

This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists?writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.

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25. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by: Frederick Douglass
Release date: Apr 13, 1995
Number of Pages: 96
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.
In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.
Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins — since few slaves of that period could write — the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country’s most courageous and influential champions of civil rights. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National > African-American & Black

26. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 144
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

A spirited holiday mission!

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they must help Charles Dickens. But the famous author has everything he could possibly want. How are they supposed to help him? It’s not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. Jack and Annie will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts!—to save the great writer.
 
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Europe

27. Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Jun 23, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Jack and Annie are diving into danger when the magic tree house whisks them away to shark-infested waters in this NEW adventure in the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series!
 
It’s a dream vacation for Jack and Annie—or is it?
 
When Teddy, a young sorcerer, offers to send Jack and Annie on a dream vacation, they can’t wait to go. The brother-and-sister pair wish for a trip to a beach paradise, and the magic tree house whisks them off to the coast of Mexico. Everything starts out perfectly as they raft around a coral reef. But then a hungry shark attacks! And their dream vacation turns into a nightmare!
 
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

28. Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Pack your snowshoes! The magic tree house is taking Jack and Annie to Alaska in this NEW adventure in the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series!
 
The magic tree house has returned and it’s taking Jack and Annie back in time to Alaska, 1925. There they meet Balto, a jet-black Siberian husky destined to save victims of the diphtheria epidemic. But the trail isn’t easy, and Balto is going to need Jack and Annie’s help!
 
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

29. I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7)

by: Lauren Tarshis
Release date: Feb 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 112
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The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . .

It’s 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they’ve found a new home. Best of all, they don’t have to find their way north alone-they’re marching with the army.

But then orders come through: The men are called to battle in Pennsylvania. Thomas has made it so far . . . but does he have what it takes to survive Gettysburg?

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Military & Wars

30. Our Country’s Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama

by: Ann Bausum
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 224
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Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the Presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They’ve faithfully executed the duties of the President–waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description.

Each President has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.

Our Country’s Presidents is packed with information about America’s leaders. Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead a nation, and why John Tyler was nicknamed “His Accidency.” Walk with the Presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the race for space. Romp with the Garfield kids in a White House pillow fight and mourn with the nation over John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Eight all-new pages will contain exciting information and new images, and, of course, Election 2012, and a brand-new profile and photographic portrait of the new President (if applicable). In-depth text and historic images combine to make this volume the definitive family reference guide to the fascinating lives of the Presidents of the United States.

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