Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803737105
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Published: Dial Books - January 19th, 2012

An excursion by a president and a naturalist led to the protection of the American wilderness. Vivid illustrations, author’s note, and sources (7-10).

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The House That George Built Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Rebecca Bond (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580892629
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - July 1st, 2012

George Washington’s projects included the planning and building of a special house fit for the Presidents of the United States. Lighthearted watercolors. Author’s note and sources (6-10).

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I Have a Dream [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
By Martin Luther King, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375858871
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 9th, 2012

The words of Martin Luther King’s speech are interpreted in richly detailed oil illustrations (7-10).

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Those Rebels, John & Tom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545222686
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2012

A lively and humorous account of how Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson struggled for independence for America. Cartoonlike, expressive illustrations (8-10).

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We March Cover Image
By Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596435391
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 3rd, 2012

A mother, father, and their two children get up early to join the historic 1963 March on Washington and hear Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous speech. Watercolor and pencil illustrations (5-7).

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Brick by Brick Cover Image
By Charles R. Smith, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061920820
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Published: Amistad - December 26th, 2012

Though slaves worked long hard hours building the White House, their wages went to their owners.


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