Bones in the White House: Thomas Jefferson’s Mammoth By Candice Ransom & Jamey Christoph

Back of Book:In the late 1700s, America was a new nation, with a vast west that held age-old secrets: Bones! Massive tusks and enormous animal skeletons were being discovered and Thomas Jefferson – politician AND scientist – was captivated. What were these giant beasts? Did they still roam on American soil? Jefferson needed to findContinue reading “Bones in the White House: Thomas Jefferson’s Mammoth By Candice Ransom & Jamey Christoph”

The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock

Back of Book: In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks. My Review: I will be sharing this book with my class onContinue reading “The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock”

Lincoln and Grace: Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard By Steve Metzger

    Back of Book: A fresh and heartwarming story about Abraham Lincoln and the young girl who inspired his signature beard. Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable people, let alone presidents, in the history of the United States. Perhaps it’s because his face can be seen everywhere from the $5 bill inContinue reading “Lincoln and Grace: Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard By Steve Metzger”

Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport

Back of Book: From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to oneContinue reading “Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport”

Looking at Lincoln By Maira Kalman

Back of Book: Who was Lincoln really? This little girl wants to find out. She discovers, among other things, that our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife’s vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhoodContinue reading “Looking at Lincoln By Maira Kalman”

Abe Lincoln: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z By Alan Schroeder

Back of Book Abe Lincoln is known for his many memorable adages. As the sixteenth president he needed all the wisdom he could muster to guide the country through the Civil War, preserve the union, and end slavery. This nontraditional tribute to the president who brought the homespun humor of his humble beginnings to theContinue reading “Abe Lincoln: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z By Alan Schroeder”

Meet Thomas Jefferson Patricia A. Pingry

  Click here to find on Amazon BACK OF BOOK:   This picture book begins with Thomas Jefferson as a boy at school and home. Children will see Jefferson as a husband and father, as author of the Declaration of Independence, as president of the United States, and as retired farmer.   MY REVIEW: PresidentsContinue reading “Meet Thomas Jefferson Patricia A. Pingry”