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Paul Revere's Ride
Written by Lori Mortensen
Published by Picture Window Books, 2009

The British are coming! And only one man can warn the Colonists Paul Revere! But will Paul and his horse sound the alarm in time? Here’s the story.

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"The acrylic-paint-and-colored-pencil artwork is especially appealing—sturdy yet inviting." -Booklist

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Survival in the Snow
Written by Ginger Wadsworth
Published by Millbrook Press, 2009

Seventeen-year-old Moses was ready for an adventure. In 1844, he joined a wagon train traveling from Iowa to California. But as winter approached, the wagon train ran into trouble. Oxen started dying and supplies were running low. Some people went ahead for help. Moses stayed behind with the belongings. Can he find a way to survive on his own in the mountains during the long, cold winter?

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Prisoner For Liberty
Written by Marty Rhodes Figley
Published by Millbrook Press, 2008

James Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight for freedom from British rule, but in 1781, at age fifteen, he took a job on the Royal Louis, an American ship. A British warship soon captured the Royal Louis and James was taken prisoner. The British often sold
African American prisoners into slavery. What would happen to James? Would he ever see his family again?

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Nature's Paintbox: A Seasonal Gallery of Art and Verse
Written by Patricia Thomas
Published by Millbrook Press, 2007

How would you capture winter's crispness, springs softness, summer's freshness, and autumn's richness? In this inspiring title, poet Patricia Thomas imagines each season rendered in a different art medium. Pen and Ink, with spots of color, capture winter's mood, while pastel chalks make spring flowers bloom into life. The see through hues of watercolors celebrate summer's warmth, while vibrant oils perfectly paint fall's majestic scenes.

Artist Craig Orback takes up the poems's challenge in his marvelous illustrations, using each of the mediums described. Just as the seasons move seamlessly into one another, so too do the art styles blend together, then emerge in full splendor, and blend again as the next season approaches.

-Description courtesy of Millbrook Press

"There is a strikingly rare synergy between the poetry and the illustrations in this truly remarkable addition to the pantheon of books on the four seasons for school-aged children." -Kirkus Reviews

"...but it is the illustrations that stand out. Orback presents his illustrations from different viewpoints, looking up into the au-tumn tree covered with orange leaves or viewed at puddle level as spring boots splash along the road. This beauti-ful selection could be used to support seasonal studies, as well as numerous artistic concepts. The strong use of descriptive words would support creative writing activities even for those students older than the intended audi-ence." -Library Media Connection

Nature's Paintbox was named a Lasting Connections of 2007 title in the American Library Association magazine, Book Links (January, 2008). Also the book has been named in the 2008 Edition of The Best Children's Books of the Year from the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education AND it was selected as a Library Media Connection Editor’s Choice in the Picture Books category! (October, 2008)

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Susan B. Anthony: Fighter For Freedom and Equality
Written by Suzanne Slade
Published by Picture Window Books, 2007

When Susan B. Anthony was born not all Americans had the same freedoms. Find out how she fought to win equal rights for all women and men.

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Susan B. Anthony Fighter for Freedom and Equality is one of only 32 books to be selected for the 2008 Amelia Bloomer Project list of recommended feminist literature for young readers. The award is sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.

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Paul Bunyan
Written by Stephen Krensky
Published by Millbrook Press, 2006

Growing up, Paul Bunyan was always too big. Too big for the furniture. Too big for regular clothes. Too big to play with the other kids. But out among the tall trees in the great northern forests, Paul felt at home. So he set out with his big blue ox, Babe, to live the life of a lumberjack. The adventures of Paul and his friends are recounted in this tallest tale of them all.

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The Flyer Flew! The Invention of the Airplane
Written by Lee Sullivan Hill
Published by Millbrook Press, 2006

Orville Wright climbed into the flyer. He and is brother Wilbur had been working day and night to build a machine that could fly under its own power. It was time to find out if their invention would work. With a roar, the airplane rolled along the track. Faster and faster it moved, and then it rose into the air. The Flyer flew! Follow the Wright Brothers step by step as they build the world's first airplane, an invention that changed
the world.

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The Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College has named The Flyer Flew! to the 2007 Edition of the Best Children's Books of the Year.

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