Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Explorers

Explorers

Read Right Now! Explorers:

books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!

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Read Explorer – Follow in the footstops of intrepid travelers on their journeys around the world – and beyond in Eye Wonder: Explorers. Find out about daring adventurers and thier discoveries in far off lands, from Marco Polo to the Mars Rover. Packed with facts, accesible text, and dramatic, atmospheric photography, Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children.

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Read Viking – In Eye Wonder: Viking, meet the “Norsemen” and find out about their epic voyages, special festivals, and daily lives. Discover how Vikings became the scourge of Europe, and how they influence the way we live today. Were they fearsome and bloodthirsty or brave adventurers who explored the world?

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Books:

Adventurs on the Ancient Silk Road Alexander the Great Uncovering Vikings_1 Bird and Igloo
Columbus Conquistadors Down the Colorado Epic Voyages
Explore The Most Dangerous Journeys of All Time Explorers Trappers & Pioneers Eyewitness Explorer Into the Unknown
Into the West The Journals of Lewis & Clark Marco Polo Plant Hunters
Sailing the Unknown The Spanish in Early America Who Was First Women Explorers
The World Made New A World of Her Own Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Find Books About These Explorers:

Alexander the Great
Amundsen, Roald
Balboa, Vasco Nunez de
Boone, Daniel
Byrd, Richard
Cabot, John
Carson, Kit
Cartier, Jacques
Champlain, Samuel
Clark, William
Columbus, Christopher
Cook, Captain James
Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de
Cortes, Hernan
Drake, Sir Francis
Henson, Matthew
Hudson, Henry
La Salle, Sieur de
Lewis, Meriwether
Magellan, Ferdinand
Peary, Robert
Pizarro, Francisco
Polo, Marco
Ponce de Leon, Juan
Powell, John Wesley
Raleigh, Sir Walter
Shackleton, Ernest
Soto, Hernando de
Vespucci, Amerigo
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The 13 Colonies

The 13 Colonies

Websites:


Books:

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish The Doctor You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist Hasty Pudding
John Paul George and Ben John Winthrop Oliver Cromwell and the Land of Promise The Mayflower Compact The Scoop on the Cloths, Home and Daily Life of the Colonists
Who Were the Accused Witches of Salem Roanoke Courage of Sarah Noble Witch of Blackbird Pond

Databases:

Encyclopedia, magazine & newspaper articles about the U.S. Civil War.

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Staff Pick: Jumping Penguins

Staff Pick: Jumping Penguins

Jumping Penguins

Funny, bizarre, unbelievable, and weird facts about twenty five different animals. The animal facts are straightforward nonfiction, Marije Tolman’s illustrations are pure fantasy.

Did you know that some caterpillars can (and do) throw their poop twelve inches? That’s like your Uncle Jim throwing his poop halfway down a football field. Let’s hope your uncle can’t do that. Most uncles wouldn’t. Hopefully. Anyway, Jumping Penguins tells strange, and occasionally gross, facts about animals you know and love. The words are all true – the beautiful and whimsical illustrations are not. This is not a school-year book you could use for serious research. No, this is a summer book, and the aim of its’ creators seems to be just to amaze and amuse.

Recommended by: Shellie Rich – Warren

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