Best History Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 history books for 8 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. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

by: Rush Limbaugh
Release date: Oct 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 224
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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a book for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

MEET RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE!

Okay, okay, my name’s really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I’ve always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock star—this guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy, cobblestone-y streets shouting “the British are coming!” On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain streaming…

Well, you get the picture. But what if you could get the real picture—by actually going back in time and seeing with your own eyes how our great country came to be? Meeting the people who made it all happen—people like you and me?

Hold on to your pointy triangle hats, because you can—with me, Rush Revere, seemingly ordinary substitute history teacher, as your tour guide across time! “How?” you ask? Well, there’s this portal. And a horse. My talking horse named Liberty. And—well, just trust me, I’ll get us there.

We’ll begin by joining a shipload of brave families journeying on the Mayflower in 1620. Yawn? I don’t think so. 1620 was a pretty awesome time, and you’ll experience exactly what they did on that rough, dangerous ocean crossing. Together, we’ll ask the pilgrims all our questions, find out how they live, join them at the first Thanksgiving, and much more.

So saddle up and let’s ride! Our exceptional nation is waiting to be discovered all over again by exceptional young patriots—like you!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

2. Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

by: Rush Limbaugh
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 256
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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal for a new time-travel adventure.

“Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d like a moment. I’m Liberty, Rush Revere’s loquacious equine companion—his trusty talking horse! Always at the ready to leap from the twenty-first century into America’s past, that’s me. When he says ‘Let’s go!’ I’m so there. I’m jazzed, I’m psyched, I’m—”

“Ah, excuse me, Liberty?”

“Yeah, Rush?”

“Usually you say ‘oh no, not again!’ and ‘while we’re in colonial Boston, can I try the baked beans?’”

“Okay, fine—you do the talking. I’ll just be over here, if you need me.…”

Well, he’s sulking now, but I couldn’t be your tour guide across time without Liberty! His name says it all: the freedom we celebrate every July Fourth with fireworks and hot dogs (and maybe some of those baked beans). But how did America get free? How did thirteen newborn colonies tell the British king where he could stick his unfair taxes?

Jump into the bustling streets of Boston in 1765, where talk of revolution is growing louder. I said LOUDER. You’ll have to SHOUT to be heard over the angry cries of “Down with the king!” and “Repeal the Stamp Act!” that fill the air. You’ll meet fierce supporters of liberty like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and my idol, Paul Revere, as they fearlessly defy British rule. It’s an exciting, dangerous, turbulent, thrilling time to be an American…and exceptional young patriots like you won’t want to miss a minute. Let’s ride!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

3. Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

by: Rush LimbaughKathryn Adams LimbaughKathryn Adams Limbaugh
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 257
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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!

Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!

Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We’ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.

The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam’s dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way.

But don’t worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait—that one’s for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries.

Now let’s open the magic portal to the past!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

4. The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes

by: Kenneth Libbrecht
Release date: Dec 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 50
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Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflake’s creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a child’s mitten. Told by Kenneth Libbrecht, a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the author’s lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost–all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12, this spectacular full-color e-book gets to the heart of one of nature’s most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Photography

5. 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 > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Prejudice & Racism

6. Gifts from the Enemy (The humanKIND Project)

by: Trudy LudwigCraig Orback
Release date: Apr 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Gifts from the Enemy is the powerful and moving story based on From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography by Alter Wiener, in which Alter recalls his loss of family at the hands of the Nazis and his internment in five prison camps during World War II. This picture book tells one moving episode during Alter’s imprisonment, when an unexpected person demonstrates moral courage in repeated acts of kindness to young Alter during his imprisonment. Written by acclaimed children’s writer Trudy Ludwig, author of Better Than You and Confessions of a Former Bully, and illustrated by award-winning children’s book illustrator Craig Orback, Gifts from the Enemy teaches children in age-appropriate language about the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and stereotyping and that there are good and bad in every group of people. The accompanying questions and activities for readers provide teachers and parents with helpful direction in presenting this history and the valuable story. Gifts from the Enemy highlights how acts of social justice and kindness can change lives.
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Children’s Books > History > Holocaust

7. Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set (Ordinary People Change World)

by: Brad Meltzer
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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The New York Times bestselling series is now available in a box set!

What makes a hero? Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer that question, one great role model at a time. And now you can buy the first four—Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, and Albert Einstein—together in a wonderfully designed slipcase that includes an exclusive, autographed print, suitable for framing.

“This is not just a series of books,” says bestselling author Brad Meltzer. “This is my dream for my daughter. My dream for my sons. These aren’t just the stories of famous people. They’re what we’re all capable of on our very best days. This is our history and, I hope, our greatest legacy.”

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Children’s Books > History > United States

8. The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman

by: Nathan Hale
Release date: Apr 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she’d be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humor and sensitivity he’s shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales—perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > Civil War Era

9. The Blackberry Patch

by: Gina McKnight
Release date: May 26, 2009
Number of Pages: 24
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The Blackberry Patch is an exhilarating, step-by-step journey into the beautiful, lush haven of blackberries! Using all five senses, join author Gina McKnight on a hazardous quest through brambles and swarming varmints to find the ultimate blackberry patch for a delicious, natural treat. Readers of all ages will get lost in The Blackberry Patch.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Flowers & Plants

10. Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance

by: Alison HartRuth Sanderson
Release date: Sep 13, 2011
Number of Pages: 176
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For all lovers of horses and history, it’s the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey’s young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.

Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse’s own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about thoroughbreds, horse racing, and the Great Depression.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

11. The Condiment Chronicles … Please Pass the Ketchup

by: S.H. WoodNic Gregory
Release date: Apr 24, 2016
Number of Pages: 56
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Can you imagine a meal without condiments? Never!
No Ketchup on your hamburger and fries? No way!
How about condiments walking off the counter? WHAAAAT!

Well, it’s happening at The Diner and there’s not a condiment in sight. Tripp, his dad, his sister, and all the patrons are in disbelief. Condiment complaints of misuse, prejudice, bullying and more are scrawled on paper napkins spread across the counter.

Mayo asks, “Why do they hate me?”
With a tear in his eye Relish sadly proclaims, “People say I’m too sweet and ignore me … or just scrape me off.”

Can Management and the condiments work out their issues? If not, it will be a sad day and a dining disaster for all of us!

A picture book of 56 pages explores the life of 12 condiments as well as the concept of a meal without any condiments in sight. And yes, we may not love them all but we want them here to stay!

S.H.Wood, first time children’s author, and Nic Gregory, talented Australian illustrator and animator, carry you through The Diner showcasing the humorous and at times emotionally charged personalities of each “‘famous” featured condiment. Adults and children of all ages will smile and laugh as they recognize their favorite condiments come to life. Turning every page might give the reader a new understanding for each condiment: you might even begin to feel sorry for Relish. If you like The Day the Crayons Quit you may just become a fan of The Condiment Chronicles … Please Pass the Ketchup.

The back story, titled “The Condiment Chronicles … The Family Portrait”, reveals historical inferences about when, where, and how each condiment arrived on our counter, our kitchen table, and in our fridge. Who would have thought condiments could stir up images of family, diversity, tolerance, competition, and individuality all resulting from an ever growing insatiable love for a variety of tastes?

Condiments and Condimentours, be on alert! Creativity is on the rise. There is always room for one more hot, spicy, sweet, or savory condiment.

Experimentation is all part of self expression and being an individual. Don’t hold back. Go ahead and spread that peanut butter and jelly on your
hamburger … as a condimentour that’s your choice. Remember, variety is the spice (or in this case the condiment) of life.

Cheers!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Exploration & Discoveries

12. Crossing Bok Chitto

by: Tim TingleJeanne Rorex Bridges
Release date: Apr 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 40
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There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free.

Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto, told by award-winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle and brought to life with the rich illustrations of Jeanne Rorex Bridges.

Martha Tom, a young Choctaw girl, knows better than to cross Bok Chitto, but one day—in search of blackberries—she disobeys her mother and finds herself on the other side. A tall slave discovers Martha Tom. A friendship begins between Martha Tom and the slave’s family, most particularly his young son, Little Mo. Soon afterwards, Little Mo’s mother finds out that she is going to be sold. The situation seems hopeless, except that Martha Tom teaches Little Mo’s family how to walk on water to their freedom.

Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle blends songs, cedar flute, and drum with tribal lore to bring the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories. His collection of stories Walking the Choctaw Road was selected as the Oklahoma Book of the Year.

Artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges traces her heritage back to her Cherokee ancestors. Crossing Bok Chitto is her first fully illustrated book.

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13. If You Were Me and Lived in…Viking Europe

by: Carole P. RomanMateya Arkova
Release date: Sep 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 78
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Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD.

Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear.

Mateya Arkova’s beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through the eyes of a child.

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14. Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch

by: Mona KerbyLynne Barasch
Release date: Apr 29, 2008
Number of Pages: 40
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One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like the post office and the smell of the mailbags and the men’s wool uniforms. When no one came to claim him, they named him Owney and made him their pet. However, Owney’s loyalty and sense of adventure soon made it clear he wasn’t just an average mutt. Over the course of nine years, Owney guarded the mail?not only in Albany but on mail trains that traveled all over the United States.

Accompanied by lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a delightful true story of a special dog whose faithful service earned him a trip around the world. Owney can be seen in the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum.
Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch is a 2009 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

15. Wheels of Change

by: Darlene Beck Jacobson
Release date: Sep 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 180
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Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic, and she’s more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith’s hammer than trying to conform to the proper expectations of young ladies. When Papa’s livelihood is threatened by racist neighbors and horsepower of a different sort, Emily faces changes she’d never imagined. Finding courage and resolve she didn’t know she had, Emily strives to save Papa’s business, even if it means going all the way to the White House.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > 1900s

16. When on Earth?

by: DK
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Teach history in a way that’s fascinating to visual learners and children who are captivated by pictures and timelines. When on Earth? approaches history in a different way than most books, giving context that can put what children learn in school in a broader historical perspective. In more than 60 specially commissioned maps, this one-of-a-kind history book shows where, when, and how history happened.

Find out how the first farmers lived and worked. Discover the Viking world. Learn about the Arab Spring. Beautiful illustrations, 3-D graphics, clear annotations, and fun facts bring history to life and show how it fits in to the world at large. Whether your child is a visual learner or a geography buff, When on Earth? is perfect for any student of history, giving a guide to our shared past and a birds-eye view of the history of life on Earth.

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Children’s Books > History

17. Ava Dreams of Water

by: Nancy MossSara McCall Ephron
Release date: Nov 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Everyone needs clean water, yet 800 million people don’t have access to it.

At school, Ava learns of a village, deep in the rainforest, that lacks clean water. That night, Ava dreams about visiting Juan, a boy who lives there. Everything in the dream seems very real!

Ava dreams of Juan, every time she sleeps. He shows her all the ways healthy water will help his family and friends. One night, Ava can’t find Juan. Where has he gone? Will she see him again? Does anyone believe that Ava’s dreams are what brought her and Juan together?

AVA DREAMS OF WATER is about the dreams we all have for a better life, and friendships that transcend time and place…

A portion of the proceeds from “Ava Dreams of Water” goes to Rainforest Flow, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has brought clean water to villages in the Amazon of Peru since 2007.

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

18. Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals

by: Dina Rudick
Release date: Aug 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 160
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Would you like to start your child on a journey of self-reliance and love of the outdoors?

A sustainable source of ideas to help your children learn the ins and outs of animal husbandry, Barnyard Kids encourages children to get outside, enjoy nature, and reap the benefits of their hard work.

This fun and creative book by Dina Rudick will guide your family through fun opportunities learning about keeping chickens, milking cows, and rearing sheeps.

It’s time to get your little farmhands dirty. Help them grow to be fruitful, self-sufficient, happy, and healthy!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

19. Monarch Magic! Butterfly Activities & Nature Discoveries

by: Lynn Rosenblatt
Release date: Sep 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 96
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Stunning photos take children inside the chrysalis right through the process of emerging as a majestic monarch. Children learn by doing as they raise and release butterflies, chart the monarch’s migration across North America, and create their own wing symmetry. Over 40 butterfly activities in all. 75 color photos. 27 illustrations.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

20. Two Little Savages (Dover Children’s Classics)

by: Ernest Thompson Seton
Release date: Oct 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 320
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This is one of the great classics of nature and boyhood by one of America’s foremost nature experts. It presents a vast range of woodlore in the most palatable of forms, a genuinely delightful story. It will provide many hours of good reading for any child who likes the out-of-doors, and will teach him or her many interesting facts of nature, as well as a number of practical skills. It will be sure to awaken an interest in the outdoor world in any youngster who has not yet discovered the fascination of nature.
The story concerns two farm boys who build a teepee in the woods and persuade the grownups to let them live in it for a month. During that time they learn to prepare their own food, build a fire without matches, use an axe expertly, make a bed out of boughs; they learn how to “smudge” mosquitoes, how to get clear water from a muddy pond, how to build a dam, how to know the stars, how to find their way when they get lost; how to tell the direction of the wind, blaze a trail, distinguish animal tracks, protect themselves from wild animals; how to use Indian signals, make moccasins, bows and arrows, Indian drums and war bonnets; how to know the trees and plants, and how to make dyes from plants and herbs. They learn all about the habits of various birds and animals, how they get their food, who their enemies are and how they protect themselves from them.
Most of this information is not generally available in books, and could be gained otherwise only by years of life and experience in suitable surroundings. Yet Mr. Thompson Seton explains it so vividly and fully, with so many clear, marginal illustrations through the book, that the reader will finish “Two Little Savages” with an enviable knowledge of trees, plants, wild-life, woodlore, Indian crafts and arts, and survival information for the wilds. All of this is presented through a lively narrative that has as its heroes two real boys, typically curious about everything in the world around them, eager to outdo each other in every kind of endeavor. The exciting adventures that befall them during their stay in the woods are just the sort of thing that will keep a young reader enthralled and will stimulate his or her imagination at every turn.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

21. Soldier Bear

by: Bibi Dumon TakLaura Watkinson
Release date: Aug 22, 2011
Number of Pages: 158
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Winner of the 2012 Batchelder Award

Based on a real series of events that happened during World War II, Soldier Bear tells the story of an orphaned bear cub adopted by a group of Polish soldiers in Iran. The soldiers raise the bear and eventually enlist him as a soldier to ensure that he stays with the company. He travels with them from Iran to Italy, and then on to Scotland. Voytek’s mischief gets him into trouble along with way, but he also provides some unexpected encouragement for the soldiers amidst the reality of war: Voytek learns to carry bombs for the company, saves the camp from a spy, and keeps them constantly entertained with his antics.

Always powerful and surprising, Bibi Dumon Tak’s story offers readers a glimpse at this fascinating piece of history.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

22. Astronomy: The Solar System (Super Smart Science)

by: April Chloe Terrazas
Release date: Oct 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 38
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A fun and innovative way to explore the Solar System for all ages! Emergent readers accurately pronounce planet names and associated terms using the sound it out sections on each page. Learn details about the 8 planets of the Solar System and the elements contained in their atmospheres. Discover the other amazing things that can be found in our Solar System! Explore new vocabulary in this exciting 4th installment of the Super Smart Science Series. Colorful illustrations and simplified text make a complex topic easy to understand.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Astronomy & Space > Astronomy

23. A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream

by: Kristy DempseyFloyd Cooper
Release date: Jan 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true – they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn’t stop them from becoming a star.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts > Dance

24. The Family Of Earth

by: Schim Schimmel
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Based on the original and best selling titles by Schim Schimmel, Children of the Earth . . . Remember and The Family of Earth ? now in a format for very young children. These two books have been condensed into board books that are perfect for little hands (and teething babies!). In sturdy board book format featuring Schimmel’s most lovable baby animals, toddlers will be captivated by the bright colors and adorable creatures. The subtle, lulling text is perfect for bedtime reading. Each book features a new cuddly cover!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

25. The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story

by: Sandra MooreKazumi Wilds
Release date: Jul 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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**Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book**
**Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace**

This true children’s story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial.

From the Book:
“In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., where I still live today—the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum.”

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

26. Who Was Clara Barton? (Who Was…?)

by: Stephanie SpinnerDavid Groff
Release date: Jul 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 112
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Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian.  At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed “lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the Union Army, where she became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others.  She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments, and one of the most recognized organizations in the world.
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Children’s Books > History > United States > Civil War Era

27. I rule World!: Nature and Dress up Fiction (Preschool) Early Learning (Values book) – Children’s Books for Early & Beginner Readers (Balu Baldauf series Book 1)

by: Ruthz SBRuthz SB
Release date: Dec 08, 2014
Number of Pages: 34
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[This is e-ink version, intended for both self reading or read-aloud]

This fun children’s picture book follows the story of a little boy BeBe who has a hard time getting his friend World to play with him. She mocks him and has the last laugh all the time. Read to know how BeBe learns to have a good time with World.

This is the first book in the Balu Baldauf series. In this book BeBe gets a new gift World. But he annoys her and finally, he learns to understand her. He makes up for his behavior and wins her back.

This insightful beginner reader’s eBook will teach your child about friendship, and introduce them to history of human civilizations and their foolishness. It will inspire your kids to go green and care for the environment.

Your kids will enjoy cute full-color illustrations of BeBe and World. With simple text and 15 colorful illustrations, it is sure to captivate your kids’ hearts.

I rule World! is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your kids ages 2- 8. The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers. Although this book may be ideal for young kids, it also enjoyable for the whole family as well! Follow the entire series and look for other Balu Baldauf book titles for your Kindle.

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

28. National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun!

by: Kathy Furgang
Release date: Oct 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes explodes with incredible photos and amazing facts about the awesome powers of nature. You’ll find out that three-quarters of Earth’s volcanoes are underwater, that an earthquake in Chile shortened the day by 1.26 milliseconds, and much more. Bursting with fascinating information about the biggest volcanic eruptions and earth-shattering earthquakes, this book takes a fun approach to science, introducing kids to plate tectonics and the tumultuous forces brewing beneath the Earth’s surface. Filled with fabulous photos and peppered with great facts, this is a must-have for all young nature lovers, sure to satisfy kids’ curiosity about natural disasters and the powers of nature.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Earthquakes & Volcanoes

29. What the Moon Said

by: Gayle Rosengren
Release date: Feb 20, 2014
Number of Pages: 226
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Fans of the Little House books will fall in love with Esther.

Thanks to her superstitious mother, Esther knows some tricks for avoiding bad luck: toss salt over your left shoulder, never button your shirt crooked, and avoid black cats. But even luck can’t keep her family safe from the Great Depression. When Pa loses his job, Esther’s family leaves their comfy Chicago life behind for a farm in Wisconsin.

Living on a farm comes with lots of hard work, but that means there are plenty of opportunities for Esther to show her mother how helpful she can be. She loves all of the farm animals (except the mean geese) and even better makes a fast friend in lively Bethany. But then Ma sees a sign that Esther just knows is wrong. If believing a superstition makes you miserable, how can that be good luck?

Debut author Gayle Rosengren brings the past to life in this extraordinary, hopeful story.

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

30. Into the Killing Seas

by: Michael P. Spradlin
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 229
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“When the ship goes down, the sharks come out….

Stranded in the war torn Pacific, Patrick and his younger brother Teddy are finally homeward-bound. They’ve stowed away on one of the US Navy’s finest ships, and now they just need to stay hidden. But Japanese torpedoes rip their dream apart.

And the sinking ship isn’t the worst of it. Patrick and Teddy can handle hunger and dehydration as they float in the water and wait to be rescued. If they’re smart, they can even deal with the madness that seems to plague their fellow survivors. No, the real danger circles beneath the surface. And it has teeth….

Based on the true events of the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis, author Michael P. Spradlin tells a harrowing story of World War II.”

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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

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