De Paola, Tomie Tomie de Paola's Book of Bible Stories
A collection of Bible stories, from Creation to the Resurrection of Christ and the appearance of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
De Paola, Tomie Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Maestro, Betsy Coming to America: the Story of Immigration
Jackson, Ellen Turn of the Century
Children living in Great Britain and the United States at the beginning of each century between 1000 and 2000 A.D. describe their lifestyle at the time.
Kindersley, Barnabas Children Just Like Me
Photographs and text depict the homes, schools, family life, and culture of young people around the world.
Lauber, Patricia What You Never Knew about Tubs, Toilets, and Showers
Describes people's feelings about bathing and methods of keeping clean throughout history, from the Stone Age to modern times.
Aliki Mummies Made in Egypt
Describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.
Goble, Paul The Gift of the Sacred Dog
The Great Spirit gives the sacred dog to an Indian boy seeking relief for his hungry people.
Brook, Donna Journey of English
Levy, Elizabeth Who are you calling a wooly mammoth? : Prehistoric America
Tanaka, Shelley Graveyards of the Dinosaurs
Discusses the work of paleontologists who have found dinosaur bones and fossils in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert.
Burleigh, Robert Flight : the Journey of Charles Lindbergh
Describes how Charles Lindbergh achieved the remarkable feat of flying nonstop and solo from New York to Paris in 1927.
Goodman, Susan Ultimate Field Trip 5: Blasting off to Space Academy
Kehret, Peg Shelter dogs: amazing stories of adopted strays
Tells the stories of eight stray dogs that were adopted from animal shelters and went on to become service dogs, actors, and heroes.
Wood, Ted Bear Dogs : Canines with a mission
Fritz, Jean Leonardo’s Horse
Bjork, Christina Linnea in Monet’s Garden
A little girl visits the home and garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, France, and learns about the artist's paintings and his life. The illustrations include photographs of the painter and his family as well as examples of his work.
Guthrie, Woody This Land Is Your Land
This well-known folk song is accompanied by a tribute from folksinger Pete Seeger, the musical notation, and a biographical scrapbook with photographs.
Tells the story of the well-known playwright, William Shakespeare, and of the famous Globe Theatre in which many of his works were performed.
Silverstein, Shel Light in the Attic
A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
Kipling, Rudyard Rudyard Kipling
An illustrated collection of twenty-eight notable poems by Rudyard Kipling, with commentary and definitions of unfamiliar words. Includes an introduction about the poet's life and work.
Shakespeare, William To Sleep Perchance to Dream: a Child’s Book of Rhymes
A wonderfully illustrated picture book that includes verses from a variety of Shakespeare’s plays.
Ambrose, Stephen E. The Good Fight: how WWII was Won
Examines the events and effects of World War II. Great choice for kids and adults alike.
Sis, Peter Tibet: Through the Red Box
The author recreates a journey his father took through Tibet in the 1950s, describing the colorful people and places he saw.
St. George, Judith So you Want to be President
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. Wonderful illustrations set this book apart. 2001 Caldecot winner.
McPherson, James M. Fields of Fury
Examines the events and effects of the American Civil War. A great choice for kids and adults alike.
Curlee, Lynn Liberty
Discusses all the planning and efforts that went into the construction of one of the most famous symbols of the United States, the Statue of Liberty.
Jakes, John Susanna of the Alamo
Relates the experiences of the Texas woman who, along with her baby, survived the 1836 massacre at the Alamo.
A brief biography of the author and college professor whose travels across the United States inspired her to write the poem which became the song "America the Beautiful."
Freedman, Russell Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille
A biography of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who, having been blinded himself at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.
Bridges, Ruby Through My Eyes
Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.
Rappaport, Doreen Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This picture book uses illustrations and King’s own words to portray his life.
Warren, Andrea Pioneer Girl: Growing up on the Prairie
Tells about the daily life and activities of a pioneer girl growing up on the prairies of Nebraska.
Tallchief, Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina
Ballerina Maria Tallchief describes her childhood on an Osage reservation, the development of her love of dance, and her rise to success in that field.