Social Studies

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Ella the Elegant Elephant

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Ella is the littlest elephant in Little Village.  She has moved to a new neighborhood and will soon be starting at a brand new school.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
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All the Colors of the Earth

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ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH celebrates the diversity of children everywhere.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:07
All the Colors of the Earth

Officer Buckle and Gloria

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Officer Buckle travels from school to school, giving children tips and advice on how to keep safe. The trouble with Officer Buckle’s speeches is that they are just too boring!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:12
Officer Buckle and Gloria

Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

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Parents and middle schoolers face a challenging task together—navigating the new pressures kids face as they tackle the academics and social transitions of middle school.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:25
Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

A Weekend with Wendell

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Spending a weekend with Wendell is anything but fun and games until Sophie asserts herself and shows Wendell that sometimes she has to be boss too.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
A Weekend with Wendell

Boxes for Katje

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After World War II, there is little left in Katje’s town of Olst in Holland.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:19
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Pink and Say (Unabridged)

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Drawing from the rich store of Civil War reminiscences handed down in her family, acclaimed author Patricia Polacco tells the true story of a remarkable wartime friendship between a young white Union soldier, Say Curtis, and a young black Union soldier, Pinkus Aylee. They are captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to Andersonville Prison.

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Lexile: 
590L
Length: 
00:23
Pink and Say (Unabridged)

Sunrise Over Fallujah (Unabridged)

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Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers presents a compelling novel that looks at America's occupation of Iraq through the eyes of those who live it first hand. Charged with building up relations between the U.S. military and the Iraqi people, a team of soldiers strives to make real connections and bridge the divide between two very different cultures.

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Lexile: 
780L
Length: 
07:28
Sunrise Over Fallujah (Unabridged)

A Dog for Life (Unabridged)

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You've maybe heard the story about how John Hawkins "ran away with his pet dog." But the truth is that John and Mouse left to save Tom, and that Mouse is much more than just an ordinary dog.

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Lexile: 
910L
Length: 
03:47
A Dog for Life (Unabridged)

Sam Samurai: Time Warp Trio, Book 10 (Unabridged)

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Sam, Fred and Joe are working on a haiku when they get accidentally transported to ancient Japan!

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Lexile: 
550L
Length: 
01:38
Sam Samurai: Time Warp Trio, Book 10 (Unabridged)

Viking and Liking It: Time Warp Trio, Book 12 (Unabridged)

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Everyone's favorite time travelers get sent from Fred's room in Brooklyn into the middle of a Viking adventure!

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Lexile: 
530L
Length: 
01:16
Viking and Liking It: Time Warp Trio, Book 12 (Unabridged)

Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Unabridged)

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Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit's fortunes:

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Lexile: 
990L
Length: 
13:14
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Unabridged)

The Book Thief

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Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an "extremely moving" (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson). Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler's army, Liesel befriends him.

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Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:11
The Book Thief

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999)

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Not For Ourselves Alone tells the dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
03:00
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Same, Same but Different

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Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:08
Same, Same but Different

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