History & Historical Fiction

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Five to Nine
The First Drawing Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316204781
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

Could the first cave artist have been a child?  How might it have happened? 

 


Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399252419
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2013

With Pop fighting in the army, Mikey and his friends enter the Central Park Knitting Bee to help the war effort.

 


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The Matchbox Diary Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763646011
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 12th, 2013

A kindergartner visits her great-grandfather who collected stories about his journey from Italy and his early life in America.

 


Mysterious Traveler Cover Image
By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham, P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763662325
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 8th, 2013

When desert guide Issa goes blind, his adopted granddaughter becomes his eyes.  Can they rescue travelers stranded in a sandstorm?

 


Nora's Chicks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763647537
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 26th, 2013

After Nora and her family move from Russia to the American prairie, she feels very lonely - until her father brings home some chicks. 

 


Papa's Mechanical Fish Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374399085
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 4th, 2013

With help from his whole family, Papa finally succeeds in creating a submarine.  

 


Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America (Tales of Young Americans) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585368334
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 1st, 2013

Lee, a twelve-year-old "paper son", journeys from China to America in 1926. 

 


Red Kite, Blue Kite Cover Image
By Ji-Li Jiang, Greg Ruth (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423127536
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Published: Hyperion Books - January 29th, 2013

When Tai Shan's father is sent to a labor camp, they are able to keep in touch with each other by flying their kites. 

 


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This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, James Ransome (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399239861
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 29th, 2013

A found piece of rope binds a family together through three generations as they journey from South Carolina to Brooklyn.


Welcome to America, Champ (Tales of the World) Cover Image
By Catherine Stier, Doris Ettlinger (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781585366064
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 1st, 2013

After his English mother marries an American G.I., Thomas is ambivalent about moving to America when the war ends in 1945.

 


Snowflakes Fall Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385376938
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2013

A simple parable related to the events in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, is enhanced by full-page detailed illustrations.

 


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Cover Image
By Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780811872355
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2013

The life and passions of one of the world's most brilliant physicists are captured in engaging text and whimsical pen, ink, and gouache illustrations.

 


The Greatest Dinosaur Ever Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805096255
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 22nd, 2013

Simple, clear text describes the special feature that might make each of the twelve dinosaurs presented "the greatest".

 


My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cover Image
By Martin Luther King, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060280758
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Published: Amistad Press - August 6th, 2013

The son of the dynamic leader shares his memories of the Civil Rights Movement and of his father.

 


Year of the Jungle Cover Image
By Suzanne Collins, James Proimos (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545425162
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 10th, 2013

A year is a long time fro Suzy when her dad is sent to war in Vietnam.  Will he ever come home? 

 


Locomotive Cover Image
By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781416994152
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Published: Atheneum Books - September 3rd, 2013

Readers follow one family from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, and learn about the Transcontinental Railroad.  Watercolor landscapes and close-up views of the train's inner workings heighten the experience.

 


Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316070133
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2013

Together Martin Luther King and Mahalia Jackson fought for equality during the Civil Rights Movement using Word and Song.

 


Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette Cover Image
By Selene Castrovilla, Drazen Kozjan (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590788806
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - April 1st, 2013

The young marquis came to America to help fight for freedom and formed a friendship with the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. 

 


We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423119548
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Published: Jump at the Sun - December 17th, 2013

The important historical context of how a song can play a role in a change is presented for young readers.

 


Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152058067
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - June 18th, 2013

Spare text and colorful gouache and collage illustrations portray the great jazz singer and the dogs who were an important part of her life.

 


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Nelson Mandela Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061783746
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 2nd, 2013

Through this brief but powerful portrait, meet the South African leader who helped establish racial equality in his country.

 


On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Cover Image
By Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780811872355
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2013

The life and passions of one of the world's most brilliant physicists are captured in engaging text and whimsical pen, ink, and gouache illustrations.

 


To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, C. F. Payne (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423124887
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 17th, 2013

From his sickly childhood through his personal and political setbacks and successes to his fearless presidency, "Teddy" is presented in vivid text with direct quotes.  Well referenced.

 


When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547907253
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - March 5th, 2013

The collaboration that resulted in the 1913 premiere of the revolutionary ballet "The Rite of Spring" is depicted with dynamic illustrations.

 


Becoming Babe Ruth Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763656461
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 12th, 2013

He grew up to be one of history's greatest baseball players, but he never forgot the reform school where his talents were nurtured. 

 


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