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Crazy For California

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Travel reporters Sandy Feet and Sunny Burns take you on a madcap journey across the Golden State which you will not soon forget.


Keywords: travel, landmarks, rhyme, California, geography, United States

Crazy for Canada

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Take a trip unlike any other in the company of Lester B. Beaver who travels across the country trying to discover the true meaning of Canada. A great geography lesson for young children who want to learn more about Canada.


Keywords: travel, rhyme, landmarks, Canada, geography

Postcards from Washington, D.C.

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Join Anna in a travel adventure to the capital of the United States - Washington, DC. Points of interest are described through cheery postcards to friends and family. Historical monuments, famous sights and fascinating facts about destinations are included to learn more about the location.

Postcards from Chicago

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Join Anna in a travel adventure to one of the largest cities in the Midwest, the Windy City – Chicago IL. Points of interest are described through cheery postcards to friends and family. Historical monuments, famous sights and fascinating facts about destinations are included to learn more about the location.

Postcards from New York City

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Join Anna in a travel adventure to one of the most exciting cities in the U.S, The Big Apple - New York City, NY. Points of interest are described through cheery postcards to friends and family. Historical monuments, famous sights and fascinating facts about destinations are included to learn more about the location.

Our California

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Award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan celebrates the wonders of her home state. Jaunty poems introduce California's major cities and regions.

Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali faced the obstacles in his life the way he faced his opponents in the ring, brashly and with all the force at his command. In his private life, he was also deeply spiritual, committed to standing up against social injustice, and steadfast in his beliefs.

Pippo the Fool

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was a marvel of art, architecture, and engineering. But it lacked a finishing ornament, a crown--a dome! The city fathers had a solution: to invite the finest masters to compete for the chance to design a dome. The rumors of this contest reached the ears of Filippo Brunelleschi, better known in Florence as Pippo the Fool. As soon as he heard about the contest, Pippo knew it was the chance he had been waiting for. "If I can win the contest, I will finally lose that nickname once and for all!"

The Day-Glo Brothers

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Learn about the extraordinary journey that led two brothers to the discovery of a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity--Day-Glo.

Pop's Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge. The impossible bridge, some call it. They say it can't be built.

But Robert's father is building it. He's a skywalker—a brave, high-climbing ironworker. Robert is convinced his pop has the most important job on the crew . . . until a frightening event makes him see that it takes an entire team to accomplish the impossible.

The Librarian of Basra

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"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"*
--Alia Muhammad Baker

Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever.

What do you know about the American Revolution?

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Uses a question and answer format to teach young readers about the American Revolution, its root causes, and about the soldiers, George Washington, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Also contains information on the Declaration of Independence and the American government which followed.

What do you know about the age of exploration?

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Presents an introduction to the age of exploration in a question-and-answer format. Includes twenty questions such as "Why are we doing this," "What did you bring back," and "Did you say there is a rich Indian empire?"

What do you know about food chains and food webs?

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Presents information about food chains and food webs in a question-and-answer format. Questions cover kinds of animals that eat only plants and predators that set traps for their prey.

What do you know about colonial America?

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Presents an introduction to life in Colonial America in a question-and-answer format. Includes twenty questions such as "Why are we going to this strange place," "Are you sure this is how to grow this," and "Is it true we are not colonies anymore?"

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