Children - Social Studies

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds (Wonders of the World (Mikaya Paperback)) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Mann, Amy Crehore (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781931414104
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Published: Mikaya Press - February 4th, 2006

Part of Mikaya Press' WONDERS OF THE WORLD series, Machu Picchu offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of a remarkable people, who were excellent stonemasons and built thousands of miles of roads - all high in the formidable Andes Mountains. Their methods of construction remain a mystery to this day. A gatefold illustration (among others) presents a panoramic view of the Machu Picchu site.

The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

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By James Giblin, Michael Dooling (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439810654
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 2006

Historical writer Giblin has penned a very readable story/biography of the life of Ben Franklin. From his early youth to his 84th year, and accompanied by an excellent series of afterwords, sayings, important dates, historic sites, bibliography and more.

Beyond the Sea of Ice

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Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson Cover Image
By Joan Elizabeth Goodman, Fernando Rangel (Illustrator), Bette Duke (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780965049382
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mikaya Press - October 1st, 1999

This 48 page book weaves fascinating historical information into a compelling drama about an amazing explorer. Those who have enjoyed reading about the Shakleton/Endurance expedition will be pulled into this gorgeously illustrated edition with the first sentence. Still not convinced? The book contains a fold-out read-along map to follow the voyages of Henry Hudson along with the book's narrative.

The Boy Who Loved to Draw

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The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West Cover Image
By Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator), Barbara Brenner
ISBN: 9780618310890
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2003

The story of the boy who became the first great American Artist and a friends to the King of England. Several examples of his early works will amaze the reader for their depth and skill.

My Name is Seepeetza

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ISBN: 9780888991652
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Published: Groundwood Books - June 11th, 1998

Narrated by Martha Stone (Seepeetza) who is forced by law to attend Indian Residential School. The contrasts between "school" life and "home" home life are revealed in this thought-provoking story of a young girl in 1950's British Columbia.


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ISBN: 9780618070329
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2000

You will get a concise history of Rome while learning about the amazing lives of the Gladiators and their history. Perfectly illustrated in black and white drawings.


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