The United States and its allies invaded Iraq seven years ago. Today the country is still at war, and no one can claim that true democracy has come. Four million Iraqis have been displaced, and about half of them, unable to flee the country, are now living in remote tent camps without access to schools, health care, or often even food and clean water. In Children of War, a companion title to Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war Iraqi children. She interviews two dozen young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Their frank and harrowing stories reveal inspiring resilience as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they play no part.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/25/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Based on a true account of a football game played between the German and English troops in no-man's land on Christmas Day in 1914 during World War I, this book tells the story of four young men who have recently enlisted and have found that war is not as glamorous as they had once thought. The young men get to realize their dream of playing football for England when the English and German sides hold a ceasefire on Christmas Day and they play a friendly game against one another. This special new edition with beautiful color artwork is a touching and emotive story for children and adults to treasure.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2006Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Math War is an exciting way for children to learn simple addition and subtraction equations while having fun. Players take turns laying down cards and giving the answer to the problem on their card. The highest correct answer takes the trick.Book Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 12/1/1999Pages: 52Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
American Kids in History?(TM) Dozens of projects and activities that will take you back to the days of the American Civil War Travel back to 1862 and spend a year with the Wheelers, an African American family in New York City, and the Parkhursts, a white family in Charleston, South Carolina, Eleven-year-old Emily Parkhurst and twelve-year-old Timothy Wheeler are eager to share the fun, adventure, and hard work of their daily lives. Along the way, they'll show you how to play the games they play and make the toys and crafts they make. Make your own apple pandowdy and whip up a batch of tasty gingerbread. Send top-secret messages in Morse code, gather materials for crafting evergreen wreaths and pinecone turkeys,and sculpt a miniature sheep out of homemade clay dough. Play the exciting African game of mankala--that is, if you have time after making your own potato-print wrapping paper, papier-mache bowl, and marzipan decorations. Civil War Days is filled with interesting historical information and facts about growing up in days gone by. Discover how different--and how similar--life was for American kids in history. Watch for Victorian Days, the next exciting book in the American Kids in History?(TM) series! Also available: Pioneer Days, Colonial Days, and Wild West Days For Children Ages 8 to 1 2Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/11/1999Pages: 98Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Deborah Ellis has been widely praised for her gripping books portraying the plight of children in war-torn countries. Now she turns her attention closer to home, to the children whose parents are soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. In frank and revealing interviews they discuss how this experience has marked and shaped their lives. The children talk on military bases, in the streets, in their homes, and over the phone. They speak with remarkable candor about how war has touched their daily lives, and they remind us that although they may be living safely in North America, children always suffer when nations go to war.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/25/2010Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner -- and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth. Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral -- Spader -- have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/24/2007Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Peter thinks the only way he can reclaim his room is by declaring war on his grandfather.Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, William Allen White Award, Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Mark Twain Award, Young Hoosier Award, South Carolina Children's Book Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award, Georgia Children's Book Award.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1984Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Didn't the gas ovens finish you all off?" is the response that meets Ruth Mendenberg when she returns to her village in Poland after the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of World War II. Her entire family wiped out in the Holocaust, the fifteen-year-old girl has nowhere to go. Members of the underground organization Brichah find her, and she joins them in their dangerous quest to smuggle illegal immigrants to Palestine. Ruth risks her life to help lead a group of children on a daring journey over half a continent and across the sea to Eretz Israel, using secret routes and forged documents -- and sheer force of will. This adventure will touch readers, who will marvel at the resources and inner strength of mere children helping other children to find a place in this world in which they can belong. Carol Matas, one of the foremost authors of historical fiction, brings the desperation and passion of this remarkable journey to life.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1997Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Audie Murphy was the most decorated soldier during World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery given to any individual who risks their life above and beyond the call of duty. Audie Murphy's life was shaped by three things: the Great Depression of the 1930s, World War II of the 1940s, and a Hollywood career which began in the early 1950s and continued through the 1960s. The Depression and his family's poverty toughened him. The war was the experience that followed him all his life and brought him fame. Hollywood was never like real life to him. Of the three, war was the definitive experience of his life. On May 28, 1971, Audie, along with several other men, were passengers on a private plane on their way to investigate a business opportunity. The plane crashed in fog and rain on the side of a mountain near Roanoke, Virginia. All aboard were killed. Audie Murphy was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Audie Murphy was a true American hero and his life was a rags- to-riches story. But in Audie Murphy, author Judy Alter shows that fame does not always bring happiness. Audie Murphy is the fifth title in the Stars of Texas Series, aimed at fourth graders studying for the Texas history section of the TAKS test. The first three books in the series, Henrietta King: Rancher and Philanthropist, Mirabeau B. Lamar: Second President of Texas, and Miriam "Ma" Ferguson: First Woman Governor of Texas, have been chosen for the Accelerated Reader program, and Henrietta King was a Spur Award finalist. Free workbooks for all Stars of Texas Series books are available online. Download the Free Activity Book/Teacher's Guide at /press/younger.htmlBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/26/2007Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren't. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach's new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won't let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It's all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/27/2009Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
(Easy Piano Mixed Folio). A great collection of over 100 songs, including: Alouette * Alphabet Song * The Ballad of Davy Crockett * The Bare Necessities * Be Kind to Your Parents * Beauty and the Beast * Bingo * The Brady Bunch * The Candy Man * A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes * Eensy Weensy Spider * The Farmer in the Dell * Frere Jacques * Friend Like Me * Hakuna Matata * Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! * I Whistle a Happy Tune * I'm Popeye the Sailor Man * Jesus Loves Me * The Muffin Man * My Favorite Things * On Top of Spaghetti * Puff the Magic Dragon * The Rainbow Connection * A Spoonful of Sugar * Take Me Out to the Ball Game * Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star * Winnie the Pooh * and more.Book Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 4/1/1998Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Travel around the year! Two game variations with age-appropriate designs and a self-correcting system help children grasp the concept of the calendar as they learn the names and sequence of the 12 months. Features:1-4 Players.Playing Time: 20 minutes.
Inspired by the popular sing along title If You're Happy and You Know It!, this memory game utilizes one of the greatest attributes of the book-the adorable children from all over the world-to encourage memory and matching skills. The object of the game is to match the boy and girl pairs according to the traditional dress, country name and color featured on each card. Recommended Ages: 4 years - 8 years
Internationally acclaimed author Sonya Hartnett tells a hauntingly beautiful story set during World War II. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/25/2014Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2004Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
When Ohkwa'ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing--but he has also made enemies. Grabber and his friends will do anything they can to hurt him, especially during the village-wide game of Tekwaarathon (lacrosse). Ohkwa'ri believes in the path of peace, but can peaceful ways work against Grabber's wrath? An exciting story that also offers an in-depth look at Native American life centuries ago. -- Kirkus Reviews Joseph Bruchac is an award-winning storyteller, writer, and editor, and the author of The First Strawberries and Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1998Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The third installment in an epic series of adventures First Earth Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner -- and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth. Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral -- Spader -- have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2003Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors-all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Join Pok'along and friends in this third book of the series as they face the evil Tarifess in an effort to protect and help their newfound friends: the Digadoos and Poto People. Pok'along, Ground Hog, Charlie, and Hoot are on their way home from the Land of Noso when they hear of an evil plot to destroy the Poto community, a small and defenseless people living at the south end of the forest. Together with the Digadoos, they prepare for war. But it isn't until they make friends with an unlikely ally that they discover the true secret of victory and the power of friendship. Pok'along in the War with Tarifess shows that by working together, dangers can be faced, problems solved, and friendships can grow to last a lifetime. All three books in the Pok'along and Friends series are ideal for reading to small children and carry a positive message of friendship. Books one and two of the series are Pok'along in the Valley of the Digadoos and Pok'along in the Land of Noso.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/15/2012Pages: 214
Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her real parents, Frances (as she is now known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself because she doesn't know when or if she'll see her true family again. Against the backdrop of war-torn London, Frances struggles with questions of identity, family, and love, and these experiences shape her into a dauntless, charming young woman. Originally published in Germany, Anne Voorhoeve's award-winning novel is filled with humor, danger, and romance.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/16/2012Pages: 412Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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