Children - Social Studies

The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger by Colin Meloy - Book Review

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By Colin Meloy, Nikki McClure (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062368256
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 17th, 2018

With this book about Pete Seeger, you get a less traditional styled biography. The facts are there, but done in a poetic fashion. The adult might feel they are reading a Seeger song. Text flows along the page on eh main color of the book: the golden thread. His works, life and the history of the nation are all melded together in a tuneful story. there is a a brief history at the end of the book hitting the highlights. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall by Hannah Holt - Book Review

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By Hannah Holt, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062659033
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2nd, 2018

On alternating pages, you see the time and effort that goes into natures creating a diamond and how Hall struggled to finally go to college and then create a process in the 1950s to make man-made diamonds. His granddaughter, Holt, deliberately makes the connection of how hard it is to make a diamond, how hard diamonds are and how hard it was for Hall to make his way in the world. The end has a wonderful brief history of not only Hall’s highlights, but the diamond in history. Fleck’s illustrations are bright, detailed, realistic in an animated way. This book needs to be read twice: once for the text and a second time to capture all the details of the art. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


A World of Cities by James Brown - Book Review

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By James Brown, James Brown (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780763698799
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Published: Candlewick Studio - October 16th, 2018

Readers can create the perfect traveler’s bucket list or reminisce about places they’ve been while enjoying fun facts about famous cities around the world. ~ Reviewed by Necole Zemp


Smithsonian: Timelines of Everything by DK - Book Review

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By DK
$29.99
ISBN: 9781465474933
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Published: DK Children - October 30th, 2018

From the Big Bang to today, this DK book contains more than 120 beautifully rendered timelines that depict a wide range of topics, contextualizing events and concepts to help kids make sense of the world. ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders - Book Review

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By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

A beautiful, and important, picture book that introduces the story of the creation of the Rainbow Flag by Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker to whole other generation. The flag was born out of a need for a positive symbol of love, equality and gay pride, one that has been used as such ever since. Pass this book on and help”Harvey’s dream become a flag for us all.” ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry by Kristen Fulton - Book Review

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By Kristen Fulton, Diego Funck (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481460989
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 3rd, 2018

When Sparks Fly sometimes so do rockets. And in Kristen Fulton’s new book, When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry shows you how in the late 1920s one man help create rockets, started our space program, worked with weapons and more. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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