Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve
A thoroughly engaging account of the Tea Party is meticulously researched. Bibliography, time line, source notes. Watercolor illustrations. (8-12)
In 1869 in New York State, a petrified giant figure is discovered. Who was he? Was he real? Archival illustrations and photographs. (8-11)
From Benjamin Banneker to Barack Obama, these men effected profoundly important changes. Dynamic full-color portraits. (10-12)
Before electrical refrigeration, it kept our perishables fresh. Learn how ice was cut and delivered for a hundred years. Archival illustrations and photographs. (9-12)
The impact of the ongoing war in Afghanistan before and after the fall of the Taliban is explored by children and teens. Black-and-white photographs courtesy of author. (9-12)
Adventurous plant hunters risked their lives in uncharted places as they collected new, unusual plant specimens for science and profitable agriculture. (9-12)
Learn about the school teacher from Georgia who helped make the poppy a symbol of the sacrifice of fallen soldiers. Rich oil paintings. (8-11)
Stories, photos, and illustrations about the children of presidents, from John Adams to Barack Obama, depict what it’s like to grow up in the White House. (9-12)
To be safe from the Nazis, Odette, a young secular Jewish girl living in Paris, learns to keep all kinds of secrets.
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman journeyed to freedom and dedicated herself to conducting others on their journeys on the Underground Railroad.