The 19th Century has arrived and America is heading west. Wagon trains form on the frontier. Settlers seeking fresh lives and opportunities strike out to tame wild lands and build new cities. These new cities rely on young railroads for vital goods. Trails become rails and create great wealth. While the crowded East still offers options, its resources dwindle. Look west to make your fortune. Smart money seeks rich, unclaimed land and hungry new markets. Finance your settlers as they head west to build capitals of tomorrow. Link these cities with rails of steel. Operate your railroad to supply the townsfolk with goods. Go west. Settle the wide, open land. Claim your destiny. Settlers of America, Trails to Rails utilizes the simple, fun Catan hex-tile grid to map the young United States. Collect and trade resources in order to purchase and move settlers, build cities, lay rails and acquire and move trains. Create rail links to acquire gold, which lets you buy resources and use opponents? rails. Use trains to distribute goods to rival cities. But, as your settlers populate the West, they deplete the resources of the East. Still, your options always abound.Recommended Ages:10 – 14
Schylling Wild West Playset This Wild West Play Set includes multiple pieces to build your own frontier town. Building pieces look like logs. Other pieces include roofing, western figures and vehicles. It consists of 102 total pieces.
Historical photographs show what life was like for pioneer and Indian children growing up in the American West during the late nineteenth century.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1990Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Hannah and her family decide to head west to find a better life, and one day in early spring, they pack up all they own and set out on their grand adventure. Reprint. AB. NYT. "Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1997Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent "goatman" in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2014Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Introduces readers to the proud young men who inspired a legend -- the trail-driving cow herders of the late nineteenth century.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1990Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The Little House books tell the story of a little pioneer girl and her family as they travled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic books, illustrated with Garth Williams' timeless artwork, have been cherished by millions of readers ever since they were first published over sixity years ago.Its a fond good-bye to the Big Woods as Laura and her family pack up the covered wagon and begin their journey westward to the prairie in this latest addition to the best-selling My First Little House Books series. Renée Graefs enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth Williamss classic artwork, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life in this seventh title in the My First Little House Books series, picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilders beloved storybooks. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/6/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Ann Hamilton's family has moved to the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and she misses her old home in Gettysburg. There are no girls her age on Hamilton Hill, and life is hard. But when the Hamiltons survive a terrible storm and receive a surprise visit from George Washington, Ann realizes that pioneer life is exciting and special.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/30/2001Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Explore the real-world inspiration behind Poptopica's Wild West Island in this 64-page nonfiction book that introduces kids to the real history of America's Wild West in a fun and engaging way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/20/2014Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Levels of Discovery Wild West Revolving Bookcase- Revolves for easy access<br>- 12" and 10" shelves hold favorite storybooks <br>- "Wanted: Lil' Dude" bookend on top holds two 4" x 6" photosDimensions:13x13x37
Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.
In this Wild West adventure, Julius is the sheriff in a town where everyone insists on doing things the same way. Readers will revel in seeing what happens when people dare to try new things . . . and go a little bananas!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2008Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Hannah West may look like any other funky, artistic, street-smart Seattle twelve-year-old, but there's more to her than meets the eye. In addition to being a detective, adopted, and having a sixth sense for bus schedules, Hannah's also homeless, a fact that she and her single mom deal with by moving from one house-sitting job to the next. This time, they're taking care of a houseboat on the tranquil waters of Lake Washington. Before long, someone starts making waves, and before you can blink an eye, Hannah West is on the case. Hannah's not sure who is dumping chemicals in the water—or why—but one thing's for sure: if Hannah doesn't get to the bottom of things soon, they'll all be in deep water!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/5/2006Pages: 151Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Historical fiction, 1912. Twelve-year-old Eddie Malone is living a carefree life in the Florida Keys when his father, a worker on Henry Flagler's Over-Sea Railroad, is thrown into jail. Eddie sets out for Key West with his faithful dog, Rex. Will he be in time to foil the thieves' next plot and prove his pa's innocence? (Ages 8-12)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/15/2008Pages: 136Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Levels of Discovery Wild West RockerFun seat back design includes Good Guy & Bad Guy on horseback with a 4" by 6" photo frame for the Lil' Dude's picture. Special understamp beneath the seat that the customer can personalize with the child's name, the name of the gift-giver and the special occasion when the chair was received. A photo greeting card is included so the child can say THANK YOU in a memorable way.Dimensions:23x16x29
Little House Big Adventure Almanzo Wilder is going west! He and his family are moving all the way from their cozy farm in Malone, New York, to the bustling town of Spring Valley, Minnesota. Almanzo cant wait to explore, but life in Spring Valley isnt what he expected. The Wilders have to stay with relatives in a small, cramped house where Almanzos aunt Martha is cold and unfriendly. Almanzo longs for the freedom he had back home, and he especially misses his horse, Starlight. Even as he makes new friends at school and helps his father pick a plot of land for the family to settle on, Almanzo cant help but wonder: Is Minnesota the right place for the Wilders? Or do they belong in New York? First introduced in Laura Ingalls Wilders classic Little House book Farmer Boy, Almanzo Wilders adventures continue in Farmer Boy Goes West. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinken delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/6/2010Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Horses were in Annie Bronn's blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed. The true story of Wild Horse Annie's crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/30/1992Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Annie Oakley could shoot a gun better than any man in the Wild West. Mary Fields hauled stones and lumber. When one man challenged her, she beat him in a gunfight. Time after time, Polly Pry, a newspaper reporter, risked her life when she exposed bad guys and wrote the truth. And Sarah Winnemucca, daughter of a Paiute chief, fought in battle, negotiated peace between Indians and settlers, and gained civil rights for her people.Biographical sketches, color portraits and sepia line drawings reveal the accomplishments of fifteen amazing women whose adventurous spirit helped build our nation.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Benjamin West was born with an extraordinary gift-the gift of creating paintings of people, animals, and landscapes so true to life they "took one's breath away." But Benjamin is part of a deeply religious Quaker family, and Quaker beliefs forbid the creation of images. Because Benjamin's family didn't approve of his art, he had to make his own painting supplies. The local Native Americans taught him how to mix paints from earth, clay, and plants. And his cat, Grimalkin, sacrificed hair from his tail for Ben's brushes. This classic story from Newbery Award-winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text with gorgeous new cover art.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/11/2014Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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