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Kids Books American Revolution

1776
1776
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Be transported to Williamsburg in the days of the Revolution! See the city at war through the eyes of its residents for an exciting new perspective on the historic year of 1776. The latest in the popular "New Look" line of history titles, it goes beyond the story of the founding fathers to give a close-up look at how the war for independence played out for ordinary citizens like women, blacksmiths, and slaves.


$17.95
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.


$16.95
$12.99
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.
$16.95
$12.99
Remember Valley Forge
Remember Valley Forge
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Remember Valley Forge tells the ultimate survival story. Travel the trail of defeat that leads Washington's ragtag army to seek winter refuge at Valley Forge. Read from a teenage soldier's diary and a doctor's gruesome accounts of disease, hunger, and cold. Learn of plots against Washington and spies who aid the enemy. Discover why farmers sell the British food as the Continental Army starves and a powerless Congress looks on. Learn the true story behind the amazing achievements of the "winter soldiers."


$17.95
$5.99
Hero of the High Seas
Hero of the High Seas
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In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen. Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper tells the story of this hero of the high seas with an invigorating realism and eye for detail. This historical biography is generously illustrated with period artwork, and photographs of historical artifacts. Fine National Geographic cartography traces Jones' voyages and ports of call.


$21.95
$11.99