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
Introduce your child to Magformers, magnetic construction sets that inspires creativity and brain development. You can make diverse models such as a tank, airplane, helicopter and numerous transformed figures! 54 pieces total: 8 triangles, 14 squares, 2 rectangles, 2 isosceles triangles, 2 diamonds, 2 trapezoids, 4 mini rectangles, 4 sectors, 2 arches, 14 accessories.Product Measures: 21" x 2" x 12"Recommended Ages: 6 & up
A bloody war is raging across the oceans, with the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals in alliance against the renegade Vampirates, led by Sidorio and Lola. Nothing will stop either one from making their presence dangerously known in battle.Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play in the war - he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the fight; she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded. As the twins face their greatest challenges to date, old allies and foes return to play their part in the ultimate battle of Pirate versus Vampirate.In this - the conclusion of this sequence of VAMPIRATES novels, the stakes are higher than ever. Relationships will change. An army of the dead will return to fight. There will be new threats and new alliances and characters will die before the ending which will see Grace and Connor poised to start momentous new journeys. In the words of Obsidian Darke, "So it ends, so it begins." Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/2/2012Pages: 512Reading Level: Age 8 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
Discover life in America during the Revolutionary War with dozens of exciting projects, games, and recipes.Step back in time to 1776 America and visit with the Logan family on their farm in Virginia, and the Wentworths at their inn in Philadelphia. Join eleven-year-old Joshua Logan and twelve-year-old Peggy Wentworth as they share the excitement, adventure, and hard work of Revolutionary War days. Let Joshua and Peggy show you how to play their favorite games, cook up yummy recipes, and even make cool toys and crafts!Learn to make a pair of comfy moccasins, design your own flag, play the exciting game of Siege, and taste the scrumptious flavors of the time by baking your own cranberry nut bread or delicious Independence Day shortcake. Brimming with authentic sights, tastes, and activities, Revolutionary War Days will bring the past to vivid life and take you on an exhilarating journey into a fascinating time in American history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/14/2001Pages: 116Reading Level: Age 8 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
Papo Bird Man & War Griffin With Papo Bird Man & War Griffin, children are transported to a magical and mythological land of battles, conquests and creatures. This toy figure consists of two parts - Birdman and War Griffin. Both have war suits and are painted with great detailing and accuracy to give it a realistic look. Why You'll Love It: Through this simple and hand-painted toy figure, children can stimulate their creative and imagination through role play. Age: 3 years and up Features Great detailing to give it a realistic look Beautifully painted
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
Safari LTD Historical Collections American Revolutionary War British Army TOOBThe Redcoats are coming! The American Revolutionary War can be recreated with these superior miniature historical figures. These individually hand painted high-quality miniatures feature vibrant colors, professional sculpting, and accurate detail. Each collection comes in a reusable cylindrical tube for easy storage and transportation. The active poses and fine details are perfect for educational projects, collecting, and imaginative play. This set includes six figures, including a Flag-bearer, Bugler, Fifer, General Cornwallis and two Musketeers. Age: 3 years and up FeaturesIncludes educational leaflet All our products are phthalate-free and thoroughly safety tested to safeguard your child's healthPacked in reusable acetate tube
Safari LTD Historical Collections Civil War Union Soldiers TOOBRelive the battles between blue and grey with the Civil War Union Soldiers Collection One Designer TOOB from Safari Ltd. Designer TOOBS are sets of individually hand painted high-quality miniatures featuring vibrant colors, professional sculpting, and accurate detail. They are available in several themes, and each collection comes in a reusable cylindrical tube that slides open and closed for easy storage and transportation. The active poses and fine details of Designer TOOBS are perfect for educational projects, collecting, and imaginative play. This set includes six figures: four Riflemen in various poses, a Flag-bearer, and a stone wall. Age: 3 years and up FeaturesExcellent "carry-along" for any excursion since the figures are neatly packed in a reusable acetate tube All our products are phthalate-free and thoroughly safety tested to safeguard your child's healthWe take pride in the quality, innovation and design that have characterized our products for over 3 generations
24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week:The War In Iraq"In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world."That's what U.S. President George W. Bush said about Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein in September 2002. Six months later, a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq.Follow the War as It Unfolded, and Read About: Young soldiers sent to the front lines Families of soldiers serving in Iraq Iraqi teens caught in the crossfire The challenges of rebuilding a war-torn countryBook Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2009 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Vietnam War complements the new look of the Eyewitness series by touring the major battles of the Vietnam conflict.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/16/2005Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey.In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2007Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
1941. Greece. For 12-year-old Petros, World War II feels far away. But when the Germans invade Greece, the war is suddenly impossibly close. Overnight, neighbors become enemies. People begin to keep secrets (Petros's family most of all). And for the first time, Petros has the chance to prove himself to his older brother, Zola. Soon what were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and Zola each wonder if, like their Resistance fighter cousin, they too can make a difference. Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis's wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story of family, friendship, and unlikely heroes.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/22/2011Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 9 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
In this retelling of the Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge crafts heroes and gods into real, multidimensional characters, not just the figures of legend. Vibrant storytelling and finely wrought action have made her version of the classic tale of the Fall of Troy accessible to generations of young readers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/29/2001Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Buck Summerhill is a young soldier from West Virginia. He faces the horrors of the battle of Gettysburg knowing that his two cousins, Custis and Mason, may be fighting against him in the Army of Northern Virginia. The Slopes of War is a fast-paced, panoramic story of a family divided in loyalty but equally affected by the dangers and sometimes senseless brutality of battle.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/16/2008Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Best friends make the most dangerous enemies.In this thrilling conclusion to the Wereworld saga, secrets are finally revealed, truths come to light, and alliances are tested. While the war between the Catlords and the Wolf embroils the Seven Realms in chaos, Drew must take his final stand against the man who has become Lyssia's deadliest villain: his own best friend, the Boarlord Hector, whose powers of dark magick are raging out of control.
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