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The Colony of Virginia

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This volume introduces readers to the beginnings of colonial Virginia, which was home to the first successful British settlement in North America. The narrative begins with the hardships and eventual success of the Jamestown settlement. Readers will learn about the crop that saved the colony, the rise of plantations, and early democracy in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Information-rich text paired with corresponding images highlight Virginia's role in the American Revolution, and draw attention to important Virginians such as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.

The Colony of Virginia

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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The lost colony of Roanoke is a place and a story shrouded in mystery. Centuries after the disappearance of Roanoke's colonists, the history of their endeavors and their sudden departure intrigue readers and spark their imagination. This volume sets the stage for the doomed colony, as it covers earlier attempts at Roanoke, the mishaps that occurred, and the clues colonists left behind. Primary sources and brilliant visuals bring Roanoke to life, and information-rich text supports state and national social studies curricula.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Anne of Green Gables

Black Beauty

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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experience with both good and bad masters.

Black Beauty

The Call of the Wild

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The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

The Call of the Wild

The Jungle Book

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After young Mowgli escapes the jaws of a tiger, he is raised by a pack of wolves and befriends an old bear and a panther as they teach him the law of the jungle. Includes an author profile, activities, and a description of each character.

The Jungle Book

Kidnapped

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In 1751 in Scotland, cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle who has him kidnapped and put on a ship to the Carolinas, seventeen-year-old David Balfour escapes to the Highlands with the help of the Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart and there encounters further danger and intrigue as he attempts to clear his name and regain his property.

Kidnapped

Little Women

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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

Little Women

My Father's Dragon

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A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

My Father's Dragon

Peter Pan

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The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Also includes an author profile, contextual notes, questions for reflection, and ideas for activities.

Peter Pan

The Railway Children

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When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves.

The Railway Children

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

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Squirrel Nutkin would rather ask an old owl riddles than gather nuts with the other squirrels.

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Velveteen Rabbit

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By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Addition in the Forest

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Uses a trip into the woods to teach basic arithmetic. Describes addends, sums, the commutative property of addition, and the associative property of addition. Also includes color photographs and a glossary of words found in the text.

Addition in the Forest

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