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Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution

Laurie Halse Anderson (2008), 40 pages
Illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Audience: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Biography, Books about Girls, Historical, Multicultural, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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When you read your history books, you might think that all of the spies, heroes, and warriors who led and fought in the American Revolutionary War were men, but that just isn't true! This book combines bright pictures, interesting facts, and funny stories to tell the tales of a few of the women who helped make and shape this country. Some of the women crossed enemy lines to deliver important messages, and some wrote essays and newspaper articles supporting the American fight for independence. Some of them even dressed up like soldiers and joined the fighting! If you think that history is boring, think again. These incredible women made a difference, and had an exciting time doing it!
Similar books: Sea Queens by Jane Yolen; Wild Women of the West by Jonah Winter
Reviewed by: lauraf
Date read: 5/14/2012
ISBN-10: 0689858086
ISBN-13: 9780689858086
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Insect Detective

Steve Voake (2010), 32 pages
Illustrated by Charlotte Voake
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Easy Reader, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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Insect Detective by Steve Voake is a gentle read about the fascinating world of insects. In this beautifully illustrated book the author uses large and small text to take the young reader on a journey outside. It encourages the reader to take a closer look at the creatures that are all around us. Insects are introduced to the reader as amazing and exciting creatures that are everywhere we go. The author also includes some easy-to-do experiments that will allow the reader to examine insects more closely. This is the perfect book for the beginning scientist.
Similar authors: Jim Arnosky; Louise Spilsbury; Carmen Bredeson; Peter Stein; Don McLeese
Similar books: Creep and Flutter: The Secret World of Insects and Spiders by Jim Arnosky; Backyard Bugs by Louise Spilsbury; Can You Find These Bugs? by Carment Bredeson; Bugs Galore! by Peter Stein; Insects by Don McLeese
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 6/22/2012
ISBN-10: 0763644471
ISBN-13: 9780763644475
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Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass

Mary Kay Carson (2015), 80 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Nonfiction
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Biosphere 2 was built in the Arizona desert to show that people could successfully live in a completely contained environment. In the 1990's, eight people lived for two years sealed inside Biosphere 2. Today, the man-made rainforest, ocean, and other environments are used by earth scientists to study climate change, ocean conservation and other important scientific matters. Read this book to learn about some of the fascinating research being done at Biosphere 2.
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 12/17/2015
ISBN-13: 9780544416642
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Internet Inventors

Nel Yomtov (2013), 64 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Nonfiction
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The Internet is everywhere, but have you ever wondered where it came from? Who came up with the ideas that made connections between computers possible? In this book, you'll find out how the first computer network evolved from a simple phone line connection between just a few university computers into the Internet we know today.
Reviewed by: klawson
Date read: 11/3/2014
ISBN-10: 0531236099
ISBN-13: 9780531236093
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Internment of Japanese Americans

John Wukovits (2012), 128 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction
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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States of America chose to move all of the Japanese Americans then living along the west coasts of Oregon, Washington and California to internment camps. Many of these Japanese Americans were the children of Japanese immigrants and were born in this country. Therefore, the United States of America was imprisoning its own citizens. This book is an account of the events that led to this decision, how the Japanese Americans coped with losing their possessions and freedom, and the government's plan to re-establish the internees into their former lives. The book includes footnotes throughout the book, a reference section listing other sources if you want to know more, and an index.
Book Series: World History
Reviewed by: lspraner
Date read: 2/26/2013
ISBN-10: 1420508245
ISBN-13: 9781420508246
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