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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.

  • U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. American Colonies Login using your library card number and PIN.

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The 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics

The XXII  Winter Olympic Games take place February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Below you will find websites and books to help you enjoy and follow all of the details, from countries to athletes to records.

Websites:

Learn About the Olympics:

Coubertin's Olympics Eyewitness Olympians Olympics History Inside the Olympics
Freeze Frame a Photographic History of the Winter Games Special Olympics Touch the Sky The World's Greatest Olympians
The Winter Olympics Olympics A Passion for Victory So You Think You Know the Olympics
Olympic Heroes and Zeroes Amazing Olympic Records Great Olympic Moments High-Tech Olympics
The World of the Olympics Events History Scandals
Records Paralympic Sports Events Ancient Greece and the Olympics

Winter Olympic Sports:

Alpine and Freestyle Skiing Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined Bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton Figure Skating
Ice Hockey and Curling Snowboard Speed Skating Curling
Figure Skating Ice Hockey Skiing Ski Slopestyle

Olympic Chapter Books:

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics The Hour of the Olympics

Olympic eBooks:

Hour of the Olympics Ancient Greece and the Olympics The Olympics

Graphic Novels:

The Smurf Olympics Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics
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U.S. Revolution

U.S. Revolution

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation. Famous events of the U.S. Revolution include: The Boston Masacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Battles of Lexington & Concord, The Battle of Bunker Hill, The Battle of Trenton & The Battle of Gettysburg.

Famous people of The Revolution include: John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Crispus Attucks, George Rogers Clark, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Dolly Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Dolly Madison, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere & George Washington.

The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Revolution.

Websites:


FunkWagnalls2 Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Revolution an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

KidsSearch2 Kids Search: U.S. Revolution 1775-1783 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This U.S. Revolution Page will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources

USHistoryContext2 U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & DictionariesImagesPrimary SourcesMagazine Articles & Videos

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Revolution:

IndianaHistoryOnline Indiana History Online: U.S. Revolution Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

Books:

The U.S. Revolution Voices of the American Revolution The Signers George Vs/ George
Black Regiments Friends Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Benedict Arnold
Betsy Ross Weapons & Gear of the U.S. Revolution Revolution & Dress Independent Dames
Cannons

Stories:

Jump Ship to Freedom Mr. Revere and I My Brother Sam is Dead Johnny Tremain
Chains Forge Revolution Hanukkah
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U.S. Civil War

U.S. Civil War

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy). Famous events of The Civil War include The Battle of Bull Run, The Battle of Vicksburg, Antietam, Appomattox and The Battle of Gettysburg.

Famous people of The Civil War include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William ShermanBenjamin Harrison, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Civil War.

Websites:

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Civil War:


Databases:

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

  • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Civil War an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library CardKids Search: U.S. Civil War 1861-1965 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This page will take you to information about the U.S. Civil War. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources & Photos.
  • U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & DictionariesImagesPrimary SourcesMagazines & Videos
  • Indiana History OnlineU.S. Civil War Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

Non-Fiction Books:

CivilSecretHarriet CivilAZ CivilBrady CivilOutrageous
CivilDressing CivilEyewitness CivilScholastic CivilSpy
CivilSpying CivilJoke CivilSiege CivilAppomattax
CivilVoices CivilGettysberg CivilWouldnt LincolnFreedman

Stories:

CivilRedMoon CivilHomer CivilRedBadge
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Biomes

Biomes
Habitats habitat is the natural place a plant or animal lies. If a habitat changes so that a plant or animal can’t live there anymore and survive, the species of plant or animal either adapts (changes) or moves. Examples of habitats are a cave, a tree stump or a pond. A biome is an area on earth that has a particular kind of climate that supports certain plants and animals. For instance, for a raccoon, a hollow tree might be its habitat. The tree itself is in the forest biome. The forest biome is the place on earth that has the right soil and temperatures for trees to grow.

  • Listen and Read the free eMagazine: National Geographic Young Explorer! A Habitat is Home

Biome Websites:

Biome Books:

Understanding Biomes Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself Ecosystems How Ecosystems Work

NOTE: The FREE eBooks from WeGiveBooks require you to set up an account to read the books. Both are FREE, you just need to join by setting up a username and password first.

ARCTIC TUNDRA:

Arctic and Antarctic WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Arctic Tundra eReading:

Arctic Tundra Websites:

Arctic Tundra Books:

Arctic Tundra and Polar Regions Counting in the Tundra World of Biomes Frozen Tundra 24 hours on the Tundra

DESERT:

Desert WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Desert eReading:

Desert Websites:

Desert Books:

Counting in the Desert Deserts and Semideserts World of Biomes the Dry Desert

Forest:

Eye Wonder Forest WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Forest eReading:

  • eBook: Eye Wonder: Forest – Go deep into the woods to reveal the animal and plant life. Did you know that Bristlecone Pines can live for more than 8,000 years? Find out facts like this and more in this fact-packed guide to forests.
  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer: The Forest in Fall
  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer: The Forest in Winter
  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer: The Forest in Spring
  • eBook: Read Right Now! Trees

Forest Websites:

Forest Books:

Counting in the Forest Coniferous Forests Temperate Forests World of Biomes the Temperate Forest

Rain Forest:

Rain Forest WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Rain Forest eReading:

Rain Forest Websites:

Counting in the Rain Forest Rain Forests Tropical Forests World of Biomes the Tropical Rain Forest

OCEAN:

Life in the Ocean WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Ocean eReading:

  • eBook: Read Right Now! Life in the Ocean – But underneath the waves, the oceans are live with underwater forests of sea grasses, wildly colorful coral reefs, thousands of different types of fish, millions of strange sea creatures, both tiny and large. Learn about them in Life In the Ocean.
  • eBook: Read Right Now! What We Saw at the Seashore
  • eBook: Read Right Now! Who Is In the Ocean?

Ocean Websites:

Ocean Books:

Counting in the Ocean Oceans and Beaches Wonderful Water Biomes the Seashore

CORAL REEF:

A Coral Reef "National

Free Coral Reef eReading:

  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer!: A Coral Reef (it is the third story in the magazine, not the first one – the reef article starts on page 13.)

Coral Reef Websites:

Coral Reef Books:

Wonderful Water Biomes the Coral Reef Coral Reef Coral Reefs 24 Hours on a Coral Reef

FRESHWATER:

Eye Wonder Rivers and Lakes WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Freshwater eReading:

Freshwater Websites:

Freshwater Books:

Rivers Lakes Streams and Ponds Wonderful Water Biomes lakes and Rivers Freshwaters Explore Rivers & Ponds

Mountains:

Mountain WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Mountain eReading:

Mountain Websites:

Mountain Books:

Mountains Mountains and Highlands Mountains Mountains

WETLANDS, MARSHES & SWAMPS:

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps:

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps Books:

Wetlands Marshes and Swamps 24 Hours in the Wetlands Marshes and Swamps

GRASSLANDS & SAVANNAS:

Grassland & Savanna Websites:

Grassland & Savanna Books:

Temperate Grasslands Tropical Grasslands Biomes of the World: Grasslands World of Biomes the Wide Open Grasslands

TAIGA (Boreal Forest):

Taiga Websites:

Taiga Books:

The Forested Taiga Tropical Grasslands The Boreal Forest

CHAPPARAL:

Chapparal Websites:

Chapparal Books:

Shrublands Chapparal and Scrub

ESTUARIES:

Estuary Websites:

Estuary Books:

Estuaries A Journey into an Estuary

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