Scotland's Story by H. E. Marshall

By H. E. Marshall

A kid's heritage of Scotland, from mythical days throughout the time whilst the kingdoms of Scotland and England have been joined jointly. Relates in lively prose the exciting exploits of the heroes and heroines who defended Scotland from its English invaders. contains the tales of Macbeth, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, the poet king and the attractive girl of the backyard, the "Glen of Weeping" and so on. First released a century in the past, from the writer of the highly-acclaimed "Our Island Story."

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African Americans and the Civil War (The Civil War: a Nation by Ronald A. Reis

By Ronald A. Reis

This publication tells of the contribution of African american citizens to the reason for the Union within the American Civil warfare. in the beginning refrained from, loose blacks and ex-slaves finally donned uniforms and fought in additional than four hundred battles. regardless of blatant prejudice and discrimination, they proved their valour and contributed highly to the good fortune of the Union.

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Norway (Country Explorers) by Deborah Kopka

By Deborah Kopka

Pack your baggage! we are headed to Norway. in this whirl-wind travel, you will research all concerning the country's panorama, tradition, humans, and extra. we will discover Norway's appealing towns, snowy landscapes, thick forests, and engaging fjords. we will additionally discover what sort of meals humans devour and know about syttende mai, the Norwegian independence social gathering. a different part introduces Norway's capital, language, inhabitants, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-packed examine your global.

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The Great Lakes (Lightning Bolt Books - Famous Places) by Janet Piehl

By Janet Piehl

Have you learnt the place to discover the worlds greatest freshwater lake? Or which lake has greater than thirty thousand islands? prepare to discover the good Lakes! humans depend on the lakes for foodstuff, enjoyable, and transportation. simply how have been the nice Lakes shaped? And what difficulties do the lakes face? learn this booklet to determine! For age 6 and up.

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Lana's Lakota Moons by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

By Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

This fascinating and poignant modern tale approximately Lakota women and their Laotian good friend illuminates for kids and adults the Lakota that means of relatives, friendship, lifestyles, and dying. within the Lakota approach, Lana and her cousin Lori are like sisters, transforming into up jointly less than the being concerned eyes of a longer family members of oldsters and grandparents. additionally like sisters, they've got their percentage of squabbles and fights, but if they meet a brand new lady in class who has lately arrived from Laos, they're drawn nearer through their shared friendship, their discoveries approximately cultural transformations, and their event with loss and demise. a picture of footprints within the snow, one less than the opposite in order that it looks like just one individual is strolling, turns into the crucial compelling photo within the tale. ''We cannot hold snow from melting,'' says Grandpa, ''But the footprints will continuously be there, whether we will not see them.''
 
Taking her suggestion from Lakota and Asian scholars in her domestic country of South Dakota, award-winning kid's author Virginia using Hawk Sneve has crafted an easy tale of friendship that survives a sad yr, superbly illuminating alongside the way in which many profound truths in regards to the human spirit.
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The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye

By M. M. Kaye

Besides Wit, appeal, health and wellbeing, and braveness, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania gets a unique fairy christening present: Ordinariness. in contrast to her six appealing sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and may quite have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or turn into a Queen. while her royal mom and dad try and marry her off, Amy runs away and, simply because she's so usual, simply turns into the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . a lot to everyone's shock . . . she meets a prince simply as traditional (and targeted) as she is!

"This pleasant fairy story is bound to thrill younger romantics . . . Neither Kaye's princess nor her booklet could be thought of ordinary." (School Library Journal)

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