Social Studies Books - 2019 Bestsellers - Page 4

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147516855
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Published: Puffin Books - August 2nd, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller freshly adapted for the next generation, now with brand new content including an author Q&A and never-before-seen photographs

Inspiration for the PBS American Experience Documentary 'The Boys of '36'

 


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Timelines of Everything Cover Image
By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781465474933
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Published: DK Children - October 30th, 2018

Experience 13 billion years of history on planet Earth, starting with the Big Bang before time-travelling right up to the present day.  


Who Was George Washington? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448448923
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 8th, 2009

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.


Shackleton's Journey Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781909263109
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Published: Flying Eye Books - February 18th, 2014

Young, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton's journey to Antarctica.

Grill's beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the expedition. His impeccably researched drawings, rich with detail, fastidiously reproduce the minutiae of the expedition.


Who Was Princess Diana? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448488554
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 4th, 2017

Learn how Lady Diana Spencer became the People's Princess as she takes her place in the ranks of the Who Was? series.


Who Was Sitting Bull? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448479651
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

No one knew the boy they called “Jumping Badger” would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a time of fierce conflict with the United States.


Who Was Marie Curie? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448478968
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 7th, 2014

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903.


Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Gare Thompson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448431444
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 25th, 2003

At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers.


Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448489377
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Who Was Napoleon? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448488608
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 4th, 2018

Learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte, the decorated French military leader who conquered much of Europe in the early nineteenth century.


Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.


Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448450520
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 16th, 2009

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world.


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