Best History Books for 7 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 history books for 7 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. Sara Snapper & the Magic Camera

by: Mario ValbuenaNatalie Louis
Release date: Jun 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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Sara Snapper & the Magic Camera is an educational tale of a colorless fish that learns to appreciate the value of color with a magic camera she discovers. The story takes place in various museums across the world and introduces the artwork of famous artists to children of all ages.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

2. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)

by: Carole Boston WeatherfordKadir Nelson
Release date: Aug 08, 2006
Number of Pages: 48
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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman’s strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s

3. Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom

by: Tim TingleJeanne Rorex Bridges
Release date: Apr 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 40
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When it was first published, Crossing Bok Chitto took readers by surprise. This moving and original story about the intersection of Native and African Americans received starred reviews and many awards, including being named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a Jane Addams Honor Book. Jeanne Rorex Bridges’ illustrations mesmerized readers—Publishers Weekly noted that her “strong, solid figures gaze squarely out of the frame, beseeching readers to listen, empathize and wonder.”

Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle blends songs, flute, and drum to bring the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories.

Artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges traces her heritage back to her Cherokee ancestors.

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

4. The Secret of the Shamrock (Chime Travelers)

by: Lisa M. HendeyJenn Bower
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever? Find out in The Secret of the Shamrock.

Book 1 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.  

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

5. Do Families Grow on Trees?

by: Lauren MachtaJodi Hill
Release date: Aug 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Do families grow on trees? When Eva is asked in school to create her family tree as a homework assignment, she gets confused about where families come from. Do they grow on trees? Eva looks to her grandmother for guidance and to learn what a family tree is. The last two pages invite the readers to draw their own family tree!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

6. The Sign of the Carved Cross (Chime Travelers)

by: Lisa M. HendeyJenn Bower
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Katie joins her friends in being mean to the new girl, Lily. But suddenly, Katie becomes the new girl—in 1675! She has no idea how she traveled in time to a Native American village, but she’s hoping the young woman she meets will be nicer to her than Katie was to Lily. Tekakwitha is a quiet girl with scars on her face from a terrible disease. Tekakwitha’s family doesn’t accept her because of her faith, and soon she and Katie have to run away in the middle of the night. Will Katie ever find her way back home? Find out in The Sign of the Carved Cross.

Book 2 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.  

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

7. In Fear of the Spear (AIO Imagination Station Books)

by: Marianne Hering
Release date: Feb 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
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Patrick and Beth have escaped from volcano lava only to be separated again, and no one knows exactly where Beth has gone. Eugene and Patrick frantically try to fix the Imagination Station so they can find Beth, who unbeknownst to them has landed in the Amazon jungle. Will Patrick find Beth? Will Eugene be able to fix the broken Imagination Station? What will happen to the strange man with the spear in his side? Find out in the latest Imagination Station adventure!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

8. We Hold These Truths (Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School)

by: Andrew ClementsAdam Stower
Release date: Nov 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 288
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From the author of Frindle, Ben and his friends have just three days left to save their school or it will be bulldozed before their very eyes. The conclusion to Andrew Clements’s dynamic Keepers of the School series!

The Keepers of the School—known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert—have one last chance to save their school before it’s torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, Janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule.

One way or the other, this battle is about to come to a head. When all is said and done, will the school still be standing? Or will everything the Keepers have fought for be destroyed?

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

9. Enchanted Dolls’ House Wedding

by: Robyn Johnson
Release date: Sep 06, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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Albert and Lucinda from the beloved The Enchanted Dolls’ House have pled their troth (Victorian for ‘got engaged!’). It is a happy time for everyone in the Enchanted Dolls’ House. All the dolls from the servant dolls to the toy dolls, even the resident dog and cat dolls enthusiastically join together to celebrate a joyous wedding with all the fashionable and tasteful accoutrement of the Edwardian, Regency and Victorian eras available to them.

Four masterfully conceived and constructed pop-up buldings amaze with historical accuracy and bustle with activity: Shop for wedding finery in an Edwardian department store. See the toiletries, accessories, hair styles, and beautiful wedding clothes from which the dolls choose. Attend a wedding breakfast, complete with musicians, favors, and a glorious cake garnished with marzipan pearls, pendants and bows. Peek through windows and doors of a Victorian Manor Dolls’ House and a Regency Dolls’ House to see the dolls observe their elegant way of life. And finally, attend a breathtakingly beautiful wedding in a Victorian Chapel.

Overflowing with doll lore and loving rendered details of wedding gifts, food, and flowers, readers of all ages will attend the wedding of their dreams!

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

10. From Where Do We Come?: Revisiting Our Past While Paving the Way Forward

by: Jamilah TettertonTeMika Grooms
Release date: Jan 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 31
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Sophia’s curiosity about her identity takes her and big brother, Elijah, on a storytelling journey back to their roots with the help of Big Mama & Grandpa Noah. During their remarkable journey back in time, they are overwhelmed with pride upon discovering how their ancestors used their resilience, intelligence, faith and courage to overcome slavery.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

11. Why is Great Grandma So Sad? Discovering the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child

by: Susan Heagy
Release date: Dec 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 72
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Though this book is written for children ages 7 to 14, it is also intended for any age of people who have difficulty reading anything having to do with the Holocaust of WWII. This story is presented from the personal perspective of a family in the midst of the Holocaust, without trauma but historically correct. Sarah, at the age of seven, does not understand the extreme sadness her great grandmother portrays, prompting her to ask her mother the question, Why is Great Grandma so sad? Her mother decides it is time to relate the Holocaust experience of Great Grandma Hannah beginning at the same age as Sarah. This story gives an account of a family experiencing the onset of WWII, ghetto life, being sent to a concentration camp and the unusual circumstances surrounding their struggle to survive. Through the dialog Sarah comes to have a new view of her great grandmother, Hannah, as a child. Hannah, through necessity, grows up all too quickly. But while she endures these changes and experiences and during times of hiding, her doll Rachael is always there as a confidant and constant companion in her loneliness. She hears also of an unbelievable time when the Jewish people were treated horribly and unfairly. Sarah comes to realize how the Jews, her own people, demonstrated strength and resilience when under pressure, determined to survive. This story brings to life the sadness, and the hope, tightly interwoven in the lives of those who survived the Holocaust culminating with a surprise ending. Throughout this dialog Sarah learns along with the child Hannah about a time in history no one should ever forget. It is the hope of the author that those reading this book will also learn the truth of that time and not allow the voices of those who experienced it to be silenced. This story of Great Grandma is historical fiction. The family is not real but the experiences are. Based on several Survivors of the Shoah, their true life war accounts are included in the book.
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Children’s Books > History > Holocaust

12. Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures): How the Red Sox Curse Became a Legend . . . (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

by: David A. KellyTim Jessell
Release date: Apr 14, 2010
Number of Pages: 114
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Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series. Then, in 2004, along came a scruffy, scrappy Red Sox team. Could they break Babe Ruth’s curse and win it all?

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Children’s Books > History

13. The Long March: The Choctaw’s Gift to Irish Famine Relief

by: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Release date: Jan 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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“This deeply moving work quietly and effectively underscores the drama and pathos of a little-known historical episode. In 1847 the Choctaw, themselves impoverished, raised $170 (the equivalent of more than $5ooo today) to aid the Irish, then in the throes of the great potato famine.”-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review‚Ä¢ Endorsed by the Choctaw Nation.‚Ä¢ A Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 1998.‚Ä¢ Children’s Books of Ireland BISTO Book of the Year Merit Award, 1999.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Homelessness & Poverty

14. Goliath: Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire (True Stories)

by: Claudia FriddellTroy Howell
Release date: Apr 16, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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In 1904 the city of Baltimore was almost destroyed by fire. Hundreds of firemen, policemen, soldiers, and citizens battled the blaze for three days. The disaster brings out the best in man and the bravest of deeds, but one hero stands head and shoulders above all…literally. Goliath is a fire horse assigned to Engine Company 15. He is massive in size and mighty in heart and steadfastness. To the men of Engine Company 15, Goliath is the ultimate fire horse. He is the lead horse for the team assigned to pulling the mammoth Hale Water Tower No. 1. When the fire alarm sounds, calling them to action, Goliath leads his team into the blaze. Soon his lifesaving actions will lead him into the pages of history. Masterful artwork from acclaimed illustrator Troy Howell brings this true story to pulse-pounding life. Educator Claudia Friddell says of her work researching Goliath, “It was a privilege to meet and interview firefighters and fire historians about the Baltimore Fire of 1904.” Goliath is her first children’s book. Claudia lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children’s book illustrator with countless books to his credit, including The Secret Garden, The Ugly Duckling, and Favorite Greek Myths. He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators’ Workshops in New York. Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

15. A Little Maid of Old Maine

by: Alice Curtis
Release date: Nov 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 192
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This is a true story of the brave effort of two girls to bring help to a little settlement on the Maine coast at the time of the War of the Revolution. This event is referred to in history as the “”Lexington of the Seas,”” because it was the first naval battle after the encounter in Lexington, Massachusetts. Readers will be touched by the courage of Rebecca and Anna Weston as they journey through the forest after the powder that was to make possible the conquest of the British.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > Colonial

16. My Magic Tree House Journal: Explore Your World with Jack and Annie! A Fill-In Activity Book with Stickers! (Magic Tree House (R))

by: Mary Pope OsborneNatalie Pope BoyceSal Murdocca
Release date: Apr 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 144
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Adventure is as close as your own backyard. . . .
 
Even after the magic tree house brings Jack and Annie back home to Frog Creek, they never stop having adventures. They love to explore the world around them. Now it’s your turn! You can fill out this journal right along with Jack and Annie.
 
What animals can you find where you live? What plants grow there? What are some of your favorite places? What stars can you find in the sky? The answers are all up to you in this fun companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House® series!

Have even more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Environment

17. Our California

by: Pam Munoz RyanRafael Lopez
Release date: Jan 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 48
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Re-illustrated and re-designed, Our California is a lively tour of award-winning author Pam Munoz Ryan’s home state. Spirited poems celebrate California’s major cities and regions. Backmatter includes state symbols and additional information about each place. Bold paintings by illustrator Rafael Lopez capture the spirit of the land.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > State & Local

18. DK Readers: George Washington — Soldier, Hero, President (Level 3: Reading Alone)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Jan 17, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK’s commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In George Washington, the young reader will learn about our first president’s childhood, his life as a farmer, statesman, general, and his days as president. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children’s authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

19. Bridges are to Cross

by: Philemon SturgesGiles Laroche
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 17
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Everyone knows bridges are to cross — to get to the other side. From a simple log to woven webs of steel, bridges reflect our values, our lifestyles. Feast your eyes on these bridges from around the world, all painstakingly created with intricately cut paper, and you will come to realize that crossing is only one reason for having a bridge.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Architecture

20. Dog Diaries #7: Stubby

by: Kate KlimoTim Jessell
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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A scrappy stray becomes one of the greatest dogs in military history!
 
Stubby the war dog narrates the story of his life–from his days as a stray to his time on the battlefields of France! Adopted by Private John Robert Conroy in 1917 when the dog wandered into training camp, Stubby soon became the mascot for the 26th Yankee division–even learning how to salute! When the men were shipped out for France, Conroy smuggled Stubby on-board . . . and the rest is the kind of incredible true story that dog-crazy middle graders sit up and beg for! By the end of the war, Stubby had served in 17 battles, been injured by mustard gass and grenade; found and captured a German spy; shaken hands with Woodrow Willson; and become the first dog given rank in the United States Armed Forces!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

21. If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights

by: Anne KammaPamela Johnson
Release date: Feb 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 64
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A different time…a different place…What if you were there? This facinating book is making its trade debut just in time for Women’s History Month and the 2008 presidential campaign season.

There was a time that girls and women in the United States could not: wear pants; play sports on a team; ride a bicycle; or go to college.
That all began to change in 1848, when American women (and some men) met in Seneca Falls, NY, at the first convention for women’s rights held anywhere in the world.
In the familiar question-and-answer format, this installment in the acclaimed If You Lived… history series tells the exciting story of how women worked to get equal rights with men, culminating in the 19th amendment to the Constitution and giving women the right to vote.

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Children’s Books > History > United States

22. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington (All Aboard Reading)

by: Frances RuffinStephen Marchesi
Release date: Dec 04, 2000
Number of Pages: 45
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On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation’s capital to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone and to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. This book captures the spirit of this landmark day and brings Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to vivid life.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

23. I, Humanity

by: Jeffrey Bennett
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Part of a set of books launched to the International Space Station through NASA’s Story Time from Space program, read aloud by astronauts for children around the world
 
Written in the first person with the viewpoint of a narrator who represents the human race throughout history, I, Humanity tells the story of what we now know about the universe and how we learned it. It begins with the ancient view of a small, flat Earth, and page-by-page shows how we’ve gradually learned about our planet, its orbit, and its place in the vast universe. The book is designed to work on three different levels: education, perspective, and inspiration. The educational aspect comes in the factual content of the story, the perspective element involves enabling children learn to see themselves and our planet in a new light, and the inspirational component comes in helping children dream of how they can help make the world a better place.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Astronomy

24. The Life And Times Of The Peanut (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: Charles Micucci
Release date: Apr 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 31
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Examines the history and statistics of peanuts, as well as their agriculture and influence.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Flowers & Plants

25. Morris and Buddy: The Story of the First Seeing Eye Dog

by: Becky HallDoris Ettlinger
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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Morris Frank lost his sight in 1924, when he was only sixteen. One day, Morris’s dad read him an article about an American dog trainer living in Switzerland. This is the story of his relationship with Buddy, his own seeing eye dog.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

26. The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth (On My Own History (Paperback))

by: Jean L. S. Patrick
Release date: Jan 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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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.
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Children’s Books > Biographies > Sports & Recreation

27. Among the Forest People

by: Clara Dillingham Pierson
Release date: Apr 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 88
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Among the Forest People, a classic by Carolyn Dillingham Pierson, introduces young children to forest animals through a series of interesting stories including: Mr. Red Squirrel Comes to Live in the Forest, Why Mr. Great Horned Owl Watched the Eggs, The Swaggering Crow, The Red-headed Woodpecker Children, The Night Moth with a Crooked Feeler , The Bees and the Kingbird, The Story of the Cowbirds Egg, Mrs. Mourning Dove’s Housekeeping, The Young Blue Jay Not Brave Enough to Be Afraid, The Red Squirrels Begin Housekeeping, The Biggest Little Rabbit Learns to See, The Little Bat Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed, A Swarm Leaves the Bee Tree, The Haughty Ground Hog, The Undecided Rattlesnake, The Quarrelsome Mole, The Wild Turkeys Come, The Travelers Go South, The Ruffed Grouse’s Story, and A Mild Day in Winter.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Forests & Trees

28. Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci #14 (Time Warp Trio)

by: Jon ScieszkaAdam McCauley
Release date: Mar 23, 2006
Number of Pages: 96
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You probably know that Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa. Didyou know that he also invented an early version of a helicopter and a tank, and that he planned to execute the Time Warp Trio for spying on his inventions? Sam’s bright idea to look for the inventor of the Book takes the guys to 15th century Italy to meet up with Leonardo. But it’s going to take at least three more bright ideas, two magic tricks, and one great invention to get them out of trouble and safely back home. If not, it could be a lifetime of Italian army toilet-cleaning detail for Joe, Sam, and Fred.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Renaissance

29. The Declaration of Independence (True Books: American History (Library))

by: Elaine Landau
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 48
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– Clean new design for easy readability and comprehension
– Updated text presented in a lively, continuous narrative
– New center-spread sidebar feature presenting material in a fun, creative way
– Excellent age-appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects
– Words to Know glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary
– Learn More section encourages independent study
– Index makes navigating subject matter easy
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Children’s Books > History > United States

30. Monday Night Masterpieces (Mouse and Moose Adventures) (Volume 1)

by: Laurie D Ingersoll
Release date: Mar 31, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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A cat named Mouse and a mouse named Moose enchant children with their delightful paintings in the style of beloved Old Masters, Monet, Van Gogh and Seurat. Learn some art history while being entertained by these two delightful friends in the first of this series spanning each day of the week.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

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