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National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
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Keeping kids entertained while on a long drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours. In the back matter, a comprehensive index makes it easy for kids to look up names and places. To top it all off, everything is presented in colorful NG Kids style, allowing kids to learn as they ride and have a blast doing it!


$5.99
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
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More than two hundred million people visited our national parks in 2009. National parks are some of America's most treasured places, and the National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of these majestic places to kids. Divided by region, (Northeast & Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West), this guide is both accessible and tons of fun. Full-color photographs and layering of information make facts jump off the page. Features include tips on exploration, information about animals, sidebars, checklists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, and much more. Conservation information, a "find out more" section, glossary, and index add ample back matter to round out this book.


$14.95
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
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Featuring 100 species of birds from coast to coast this colorful guide helps kids identify and understand birds. The National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America is both accessible and tons of fun. Fifty of the country's most popular birds are laid out in stunning two-page spreads that include information such as their range, the sounds they make, and the food they like to eat. Each profile also includes a cool or weird fun fact, and a feature called "A Closer Look," which digs deeper into one aspect of the bird's life (eating habits, birdsongs, etc.). Each profile also displays a fact box with the bird's scientific name, weight, length, and wingspan.


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Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
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After the Civil War, the South went through a period of rebuilding, termed Reconstruction, but because many white people in the South were not ready to accept African Americans as equals, unfair laws were passed which restricted the rights of blacks. These Black Codes and Jim Crow laws left African Americans in a segregated world.

Life was better in the north in many ways for African Americans. The 1920s brought jobs and money—until The Great Depression hit. The Depression made times more difficult and left many homeless and jobless. The Harlem Renaissance ended, and many blacks left the cities seeking jobs wherever they could find them. Despite the hard times that followed, the Great Migration had brought many blessings for African Americans.


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$9.99
Great Migrations Children's Book
Great Migrations Children's Book
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Great herds of zebra thundering across the African plain... fragile butterflies traveling unbelievable distances... family groups of whales coursing through the waves. Many kinds of animals make annual migrations, and their stories reveal incredible strength and will to survive. These treks are magnificently documented in Great Migrations, the children's illustrated companion to the 7-hour National Geographic television special of the same name.


$17.95
George Washington's Rules to Live By
George Washington's Rules to Live By
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This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about history and good manners at the same time. Featuring the Rules of Civility that George Washington learned when he was a child, this book focuses on 50 of George's maxims, ranging from table manners to polite conversation to being a good citizen. Because the Rules of Civility are centuries old, this book also includes "translations" of the rules into contemporary and witty, kid-friendly explanations that any young reader can relate to. Paired with laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is a sure-fire guide to excellent etiquette.


$14.99
The Making of America, Revised Edition
The Making of America, Revised Edition
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Trace 500 years of American history in this fascinating family reference—now updated to include the most significant developments of our time. You’ll pore over landmark events, intriguing facts, and compelling biographies. Period art and photography bring past events to life. Maps detail the course of wars, migration, and expansion. Illustrated time lines present history at a glance.


$29.95
Marching To The Mountaintop
Marching To The Mountaintop
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In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors. Workers sought union protection, higher wages, improved safety, and the integration of their work force. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an impressive array of national movement leaders to Memphis, including, on more than one occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


$19.95
$12.99
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
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Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource of its kind available today, amazing and entertaining readers while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom.


$24.95
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
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Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This National Geographic level 2 reader is carefully crafted for kids who have begun to read independently and written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow.


$3.99
Counting Coup
Counting Coup
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National Geographic presents the amazing life story of Joseph Medicine Crow, the man who begins life as Winter Man. Trained as a warrior by his grandfather, Yellowtail, he bathes in icy rivers and endures the ceremony of ''counting coup''—facing fierce combat with an enemy Sioux boy.


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5,000 Miles to Freedom
5,000 Miles to Freedom
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What would it take for slaves to escape from slavery in the Deep South, 1,000 miles from freedom? For most slaves the thought of escape was unimaginable. But fear did not stop Ellen and William Craft from chasing freedom. An inspiring and riveting story of two amazing people stopping at nothing to fight for freedom and racial equality, this thrilling true tale chronicles the Crafts' lives from their flight from Georgia slavery to their rise to world-wide fame as heroes of the Abolitionist movement.


$19.95
Stolen Into Slavery - Softcover
Stolen Into Slavery - Softcover
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The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.


$9.99
The World Made New
The World Made New
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Show children the bigger context of American history. Written by award-winning children's author Marc Aronson with John W. Glenn, this innovative title leads children through the causes and consequences of the defining age of exploration.


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Remember Little Bighorn
Remember Little Bighorn
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InRemember Little Bighorn author Paul Robert Walker draws on scores of eyewitness accounts of the Battle of the Little Bighorn from Indians, soldiers, and scouts, measuring their testimony against the archaeological evidence to separate fact from fiction. From this wide kaleidoscope of testimony, the author focuses his narrative into an objective and balanced account of one of the most contentious chapters of American history.


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National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Amazing Animal Journeys
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Amazing Animal Journeys
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Every year like clockwork, animals both big and small are driven by a natural instinct to move, in order to survive. On both land and sea, they fight the odds and the forces of nature to breed, feed, or lead and carry on for future generations. This reader is an introduction to the treacherous trek of the zebra, walrus, and Christmas Island red crab to overcome obstacles that include hungry cheetahs, stinging yellow crazy ants, and even their fellow species to make the often impossible journey of their lives.


$3.99
Master George's People
Master George's People
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As the first president of the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who led a rebel army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a legendary leader of men. He had high expectations of his soldiers, employees, and associates. At his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, his expectations of his workers were no different: “I expect such labor as they ought to render,” he wrote.


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1862: Fredericksburg
1862: Fredericksburg
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Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War. 1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.


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Stolen Into Slavery - Hardcover
Stolen Into Slavery - Hardcover
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Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone. This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike.


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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King Jr.
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The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


$3.99
Our Country's Presidents, 4th Edition
Our Country's Presidents, 4th Edition
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Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the president—waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description. Each president has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.


$19.95
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln
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The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and his historic decision to abolish slavery. Readers will also learn why this decision impacted the United States, as well as the extent of Lincoln's impact as a fearless leader of the Civil War.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Halloween
National Geographic Readers: Halloween
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From visiting the pumpkin patch, to bobbing for apples, to picking out a favorite costume, Halloween is a magical time for young children. The fun and festivities are captured in this book, with full-color illustrations and simple easy-to-grasp text. In the spirit of this beloved holiday, this level one reader is sure to captivate and fascinate children.


$3.95
It's Still a Dog's New York
It's Still a Dog's New York
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In this parable of childhood bereavement, Pepper and Rover, two New York dogs, are miserable after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Pepper feels overwhelmed with sadness and fear and anger. But in a tour of New York City, his friend Rover shows him that even though they're sad, they can go on. Pepper learns that helping others, expressing his feelings, celebrating the bravery of rescue workers, and allowing himself to enjoy life can lead to healing; that the pair are not underdogs, but top dogs; that Americans are strong enough to survive and thrive; that It's Still a Dog's New York.
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George vs. George - Hardcover
George vs. George - Hardcover
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Author-illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leaders—George Washington and King George III—with two very different viewpoints. In contrast to many American history books, George vs. George allows kids to view the events from both sides—with a pinch of humor. Impeccably researched narrative and detailed full-color paintings show glimpses of life in both England and Colonial America and present a broad view of the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.


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What's the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase
What's the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase
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This entertaining saga brings a legendary land deal to life. Over 60 reproductions of art from the period, a cast of characters, maps, a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, and index give young readers all the resources they need to understand the period in which the Purchase took place.
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Airborne
Airborne
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They were unconventional geniuses who loves solving mechanical problems but never graduated from high school. Two brothers with brilliant minds, the ability to build what they envisioned, and the determination to tinker and test until they got something right. Packed with intriguing photos of Wilbur and Orville Wright, their family, and their many experiments, this newest photo-biography reveals the personalities and lives of these extraordinary young men who resolved those problems of flight that stumped the experts and built the first airplane that really could fly!
$18.95
Destination: Rocky Mountains
Destination: Rocky Mountains
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From lush foothills to snowcapped summits, kids go on a thrilling climb in the Rocky Mountains, exploring this magnificent ecosystem by raft, by four-wheel drive, and on foot, equipped with an ice ax.


$16.95
Building Liberty: A Statue is Born
Building Liberty: A Statue is Born
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Here's a great book for showing kids the determination and energy that went into constructing, shipping, and assembling one of America's most celebrated symbols of freedom and democracy. Through the eyes of four fictional boys, readers will be transported back to the 19th century to witness the evolution of Lady Liberty from the time the monument was built in Paris up through her highly anticipated arrival in New York. Each of the characters helps to illuminate a different stage in the process—the apprentice in French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's studio; a worker on the ship that carried Liberty across the Atlantic; a newsboy on the streets of New York; and an ironworker who helped erect the grand monument in New York Harbor. Vibrant, full-color paintings throughout, as well as detailed technical drawings to show how each part of the statue was assembled, make this a highly visual book that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers.
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$12.99
Celebrate Valentine's Day - Hardcover
Celebrate Valentine's Day - Hardcover
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The history of the holiday is shrouded in mystery, but we do know that Valentine's Day wasn't always a time for red roses and candy hearts. In Celebrate Valentine's Day young readers learn that some historians trace the feast of the patron saint of love to ancient Greek and Roman festivals that signaled the beginning of spring.


$15.95