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Abraham Lincoln (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)

Abraham Lincoln (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)

Author: Osborne, Mary Pope
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Are you familiar with the Magic Tree House series in which children go on adventures and learn about a given person or event from history? The Fact Tracker series does not provide information in the same way; rather, these books are typically...
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Ancient Egyptians (Kingfisher Readers)

Ancient Egyptians (Kingfisher Readers)

Author: Steele, Philip
Weeks: 1
You'll find that this book is labelled as "Level 5" in the Kingfisher Readers series and provides an interesting look at the Nile River, gods and goddesses, pyramids, Egyptian writing, the farmer's year, everyday life, making mummies, and more!...
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DK Findout! Ancient Rome

DK Findout! Ancient Rome

Author: Chrisp, Peter
Weeks: 7
Travel back to Ancient Rome and discover what life was like during the Roman Empire in DK findout! Ancient Rome . See how gladiators fought against each other and animals, follow the time line of the Roman Empire; meet the emperors, and visit the...
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Gold Rush in California, The (What Would You Do?)

Gold Rush in California, The (What Would You Do?)

Author: Landau, Elaine
Weeks: 1
This book provides an interesting presentation about the gold rush in California. There are bright pictures on each double page spread, and the explanations hold a young child's attention. At the end of each section is the question "What would you...
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If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad

Author: Levine, Ellen
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This book tells you want it was like to be a slave trying to escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Read about the safest place to go, disguises that were used, the best time of the year to escape, what happened if you were caught, and more....
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If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

Author: Levine, Ellen
Weeks: 2
This book tells you what it was like to be a pioneer and travel west to Oregon in the 1840s." You may be familiar with this series and it's enjoyable narrative style. Budget tip: While any book about the Oregon Trail will likely complete learning...
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Industrial Revolution: From Muscles to Machines!

Industrial Revolution: From Muscles to Machines!

Author: Marsh, Carole
Weeks: 6
Provide a change of pace for your students with this workbook about the Industrial Revolution. Read succinct explanations about inventors and their inventions, then complete a short activity at the bottom of each page. Activities include diagrams,...
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Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West

Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West

Author: Kroll, Steven
Weeks: 2
An attractive picture-book presentation of the highlights of Lewis and Clark's exploratory expedition through the territory acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. The text reads like a fictional adventure story, but sticks to the facts as it summarizes...
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Usborne Illustrated Stories from Aesop

Usborne Illustrated Stories from Aesop

Author: Retold by: Davidson, Susanna
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Beautifully illustrated and retold stories of over thirty of Aesop's fables. Used in Unit 3 of Primer. HB 272 pages
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A Kid's Life During the American Civil War

A Kid's Life During the American Civil War

Author: Machajewski, Sarah
Weeks: 5
This easy reader presents facts about the Civil War through the story of a boy named John, whose life was greatly affected by the war's events. Readers will learn about Civil War-era clothing, schools, and the differences of life in the North and...
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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Author: Newman, Sandra
Weeks: 6
A book on Ancient Greece which includes maps, a timeline, photos, and facts that will amaze you! Used for 6 weeks in Unit 2 and Unit 3 in Year 1 and in Primer . Replacement for Ancient Greeks by Stephanie Turnbull and Ancient Greece by Anne Pearson....
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Andrew Carnegie and the Steel Industry

Andrew Carnegie and the Steel Industry

Author: Parker, Lewis K.
Weeks: 1
This book provides solid information about Carnegie that students will find helpful during their study of this robber baron. Any biography about Carnegie will likely be adequate for your studies. Used for 4 weeks in Year 3 Unit 4, and in Primer. 24...
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Bard of Avon: The Story of Shakespeare

Bard of Avon: The Story of Shakespeare

Author: Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema
Weeks: 1
William Shakespeare was the son of a glovemaker, a small-town boy with a grammar school education. Yet he grew up to become the greatest English-speaking playwright in the world. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare is both his story and...
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Civil War Days

Civil War Days

Author: King, David C.
Weeks: 5
 Presents projects and activities that take you back to the days of the American Civil War. You'll play games, make toys and crafts, cook gingerbread, send top-secret messages, and more! Use for 5+ weeks in unit 3 and in Primer. Before making a...
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Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit, The

Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit, The

Author: retold by Don Daily
Weeks: 2
These folktales are retold from the classic stories of Uncle Remus. The adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Turtle will be a real treasure to read to your youngsters for two weeks. Superb illustrations and humorous storylines make this one...
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Classical Kids

Classical Kids

Author: Carlson, Laurie
Weeks: 13
This mainstay for hands-on projects will help students retain and discover information about Ancient Greece and Rome. Most craft suggestions utilize items you have around your home. Buy this one if you need to share resources with your upper-grammar...
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Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

Author: Carlson, Laurie
Weeks: 9
Young adventurers can learn about the settling of America while enjoying activities like stitching a sampler, pitching horseshoes, making an almanac, churning butter, and more. Great fun for learning about the land of the free! If you'd like, choose...
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Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

Author: Maestro, Betsy
Weeks: 1
Children will enjoy this colorful story of why people came to America and how many of them passed through Ellis Island.  Beautiful watercolors accentuate the fact that there are all nationalities respresented in the land of the free.  Used...
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Courage of Sarah Noble, The

Courage of Sarah Noble, The

Author: Dalgliesh, Alice
Weeks: 2
This simple chapter book will be a delight for you and your youngsters. Read about Sarah's journey through the wilderness, her struggles in the process, and the lessons that she learns. Used for 2 weeks in Year 2 Unit 3 and in Primer. 64 pages PB
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Days of Knights and Damsels

Days of Knights and Damsels

Author: Carlson, Laurie
Weeks: 7
Our choice for lower-grammar hands-on activities for Unit 1. Provides dozens of activities including making clothing, creating a coat of arms, playing games, building a model castle, and more, all while accentuating the lifestyles of people during...
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George Washington

George Washington

Author: d'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
Weeks: 3
A simple biography of Washington, telling of the major events in his life and stressing the upbringing that endowed him with the qualities of leadership. As always, D'Aulaire books are a winner! Used for 3 weeks in Year 2 Unit 4 and in Primer. 60...
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Good Queen Bess

Good Queen Bess

Author: Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema
Weeks: 1
Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema have another winner in this will illustrated book about remarkable Elizabeth I of England. Her personality and court come alive as students read about how she steered her country to the era of peace and security that...
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Henry VIII and His Wives Paper Dolls

Henry VIII and His Wives Paper Dolls

Author: Bellerophon Books
Weeks: 1
Although this is labeled as paper dolls, this book has solid text and students will learn a great deal about the culture of the time period. Use for one week in Year 2 Unit 2 and in Primer. 48 pages PB
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Illustrated Family Bible Stories

Illustrated Family Bible Stories

Author: Published by: Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd
Weeks: 23
An introduction to the world of the Bible, for adults and children. Features events from both the Old and New Testament, retold in a lively style with dramatic illustrations. Includes maps, photographs, and diagrams to readily understand the ancient...
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Kingfisher Atlas of World History

Kingfisher Atlas of World History

Author: Adams, Simon
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An atlas that presents a fascinating picture of people and events through the ages. Features include beautifully illustrated maps, as well as information about nations, empires, religions, and social changes. Used in all 4 Units of Tapestry Primer....
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