Abrams Books for Young Readers Fort Mose

In this one-of-a-kind historical picture book, author Glennette Tilley Turner tells the story of Fort Mose, which was founded in St. Augustine, Florida, and was the first free African settlement to legally exist in what later became the Uni...ted States. Fort Mose was not only the first free black settlement, but it was also the most southern link of the Underground Railroad as a haven of refuge, just as cities in Canada were the northern most link. Beginning with the story of Francisco Menendez, the Captain of the Black Militia of St. Augustine, FORT MOSE follows the history of slavery from West Africa to America, recounts what daily life was like, and describes the founding of the Spanish colony?s Fort Mose. Established in 1738, Fort Mose gave sanctuary to escaped Africans, challenging slavery in the English colonies. Approximately one hundred Africans lived together, creating a frontier community that drew on a range of African backgrounds, blending them with those of Spanish, Native American, and English people and cultural traditions. The book includes more than forty archival images, an afterword about uncovering Fort Mose (which is now part of the National Parks), a glossary, an author?s note, a bibliography, and an index. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Glennette Turner Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.99in length x 0.39in width x 9.99in height Weight: 19.03oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk?s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting... the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill?s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk?an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863?1950)?follows him from childhood through adulthood. S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine man?s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his people?and all people?understand their place in the circle of life. The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelson?s signature art. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/1/2010 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: S. D. Nelson Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.99in length x 0.51in width x 9.99in height Weight: 20.48oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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A different time...a different place...What if you were there? This facinating book is making its trade debut just in time for Wom...ens History Month and the 2008 presidential campaign season. There was a time that girls and women in the United States could not: wear pants; play sports on a team; ride a bicycle; or go to college. That all began to change in 1848, when American women (and some men) met in Seneca Falls, NY, at the first convention for womens rights held anywhere in the world. In the familiar question-and-answer format, this installment in the acclaimed If You Lived... history series tells the exciting story of how women worked to get equal rights with men, culminating in the 19th amendment to the Constitution and giving women the right to vote. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/1/2008 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Anne Kamma Publisher: Scholastic Dimensions: 7.4in length x 8.98in width x 0.16in height Weight: 4.96oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous a...rtist Diego Rivera. It is the first time she has left her home in Mexico. And Frida wants to be a painter too. But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers more than the beauty, diversity, and exuberance of America. She finds the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar. Praise for Me, Frida The writing is lucid, the emotions are universal, and the illustrations soar. Glowing with warm, vibrant colors, the charcoal and acrylic paintings create distinctive, statuesque people within imaginatively conceived landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors. ?Booklist Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Amy Novesky Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.23in length x 0.43in width x 9.99in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book fo...llows Rivera?s career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera?s art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.Praise for Diego Rivera: An Artist for the PeopleSTARRED REVIEWWith engaging prose that is beautifully illustrated with Diego Rivera?s paintings and murals, this spacious volume introduces the great Mexican artist to young people. Accompanied by crisply reproduced color images of both the bright, minutely detailed murals as well as archival photos of the artist at work, the accessible account discusses how Diego constructed his art...--Booklist, starred reviewA carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation.--Kirkus ReviewsThere is life to these pages, and breadth to its subject. Short enough to reward a wary reader but with enough context and clarity to bring Diego to life, Rubin takes a tricky guy for kids to know about and makes him precisely what he was: bigger than life.--School Library JournalEnhanced by gorgeously reproduced photos and artwork, Rubin?s account follows the Mexican artist from his early drawings ? as a small child, he was given free rein in a room ?covered with black canvas as high as he could reach? ? through his eventful, productive life.--The Washington Post Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/5/2013 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.25in length x 0.5in width x 10.5in height Weight: 22.4 oz Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed ...to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seas?a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British. Praise for Jean Laffite: Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate. --School Library Journal Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2012 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.01in length x 0.59in width x 12in height Weight: 21.6oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers?the opportunities and chances that won?t ever come again?and also ...delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant?s poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure?s stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred. FandP level: N FandP genre: RF Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.23in length x 0.35in width x 9.99in height Weight: 16oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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In this complete compendium of the world?s flags, each nation?s flag is paired with facts and tidbits of history. These flags prov...ide a window into the histories, values, and cultures of countries around the world. Waving in the wind, a flag may not seem like a code. But hidden in the stripes, stars, suns, moons, and colors of the world?s flags are the keys to understanding different countries? shared histories and cherished ideals. Flags do much more than identify countries and groups of people. In every color, pattern, and design, the citizens and governments of countries announce their allegiances and herald their history. If you know what to look for, a flag can reveal major insights into another country?s history and culture. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/1/2009 Pages: 192 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Sylvie Bednar Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 7.82in length x 10.41in width x 0.89in height Weight: 32.79oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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The Little Pim book series adapts the most successful and effective elements from the award-winning Little Pim DVDs to promote fun... with languages for young children. Each book incorporates an exciting blend of illustrations and photographs, as well as flaps and pull tabs to keep readers engaged. The stories are told in English, with words featured in Spanish and French (the most popular languages in the DVD series). Pronunciation guides for parents are included. Colors showcases colors and objects, and Feelings focuses on emotions and expressions. Each book weaves its vocabulary into a hide-and-seek story featuring Little Pim as the narrator and concludes with a helpful review of the words learned. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 8/1/2011 Pages: 10 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up Author: Little Pim Corporation Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 6.73in length x 0.7in width x 6.73in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Young children see the passage of time through the seasonal changes to the world around them in this charming book, illustrated wi...th Nikki McClure?s extraordinary cut-paper art. A little boy who can?t wait for summer keeps asking his mama, ?Is it summer yet?? Mama says, ?Not yet, little one,? then points to the signs that spring is turning to summer?the softening of the earth, the nest-building of squirrels, the singing of birds?and encourages her son to savor the beauty of spring. Following the success of All in a Day, Nikki McClure once again uses her unique paper cutouts to showcase wonderful images of nature and the joys of family and the outdoors, creating a book that is both timeless and fresh. Printed on recycled paper! Praise for All in a Day New York Times bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller [STAR] ?This uplifting picture book succeeds in introducing children to the perennial promise of tomorrow through lithe language and honed imagery.? ?Kirkus, starred review [STAR] ?A handsome, effective piece of bookmaking that captures the glory of a day and the possibilities it holds.? ?Booklist, starred review Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Nikki McClure Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.23in length x 0.39in width x 9.99in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Minettes Feast introduces the iconic American chef Julia Child to a new audience of young readers through the story of her spirite...d cat, Minette, whom Julia adopted when living in Paris. While Julia is in the kitchen learning to master delicious French dishes, the only feast Minette is truly interested in is that of fresh mouse! This lively story is complete with an authors note, a bibliography, and actual quotations from Julia Child and comes just in time for the 100th anniversary of her birth. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/1/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Susanna Reich Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.47in width x 9.48in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

Educational Insights
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Educational Insights Design and Drill Take-Along Tool Kit Fuel construction creativity with Educational Insights Design and Drill ...Take-Along Tool Kit. This compact tool kit comes in a portable carrying case which doubles up as an activity board. Its equipped with 60 bolts in 5 vibrant colors, battery-operated screwdriver, 3 bits and activity guide with 10 patterns to provide additional color-matching challenge. Why Youll Love It: It develops cognitive abilities with pattern, shape and color recognition. Age: 3 years and up Features Made of plastic Includes bolts, reversible electronic screwdriver, activity board and activity guide Handy and convenient, it comes in a carrying case Develops fine motor skills Required batteries: 3 AA batteries (not included) Recommended Ages:3 ? 7 Dimensions: 4in length x 10.5in width x 8in height Read More

Educational Insights
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These high-quality transparent stamps actually let you see where youre stamping for unparalleled results. The stamps feature easy-...to-grip handles that are perfectly sized for little hands. Children can stamp alphabet and number sequences, words, sentences and math equations. The set comes in a durable plastic storage case. It includes 42 magnetic jumbo-sized numbers and math symbols. Each number is 2 1/2 inches tall. Colors include red, blue, yellow, orange, green and magenta. It also includes a sturdy plastic storage tub. Product Dimensions (inches): 6.8 (L) x 7.5 (W) x 4.9 (H) Age: 3 years and up Read More

Educational Insights
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Hot Dots® Jr. Card Sets Getting ready for school has never been this much fun! Each card set features 72 activities on 36 double-s...ided cards and teaches children all they need for academic success. Cards can be used alone as traditional flash cards, or when used with ?Ace??the Talking, Teaching Dog? (sold separately), fun lights and encouraging sounds guide children through the cute, colorful lessons. This set covers a variety of skills for complete school readiness. Grades Pre-K+/Ages 3+ EI-2353 Numbers and Counting Also teaches number words and sequencing The nitty-gritty: ? Double-sided cards measure 6L x 4H each and store in included cases that features handles for easy carrying Recommended Ages: 4 Years and Up Read More

Educational Insights
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Hot Dots® Jr. Card Sets Getting ready for school has never been this much fun! Each card set features 72 activities on 36 double-s...ided cards and teaches children all they need for academic success. Cards can be used alone as traditional flash cards, or when used with ?Ace??the Talking, Teaching Dog? (sold separately), fun lights and encouraging sounds guide children through the cute, colorful lessons. This set covers a variety of skills for complete school readiness. Grades Pre-K+/Ages 3+ EI-2352 Beginning Phonics Initial and final sounds, rhyming words The nitty-gritty: ? Double-sided cards measure 6L x 4H each and store in included cases that features handles for easy carrying Recommended Ages: 4 Years and Up Read More

Educational Insights
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Educational Insights Hot Dot Jr. Ace Pen Educational Insights Hot Dot Jr. Ace Pen is almost a magic wand. This unique pen talks, l...aughs, lights up and buzzes. Why Youll Love It: This versatile and easy-to-use electronic pen encourages children to learn independently. Age: 3 years and up Features Kids press the pen down on the cards to answer; pen gives feedback Kids learn independently at their own pace Helps kids catch up wherever they need help Fun portable learning instrument Includes Activity card set Colorful and illustrated double-sided cards with early learning activities Answer key Carry case with handle Read More

Gymnic
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Gymnic Rody Horse Help kids in developing their balancing and coordination skills by introducing them to Gymnic Rody Horse. The ho...rse is inflatable and soft for kids to ride on. Made of super strong, latex-free vinyl, it inflates according to size and weight of child with a hand or foot pump. Features Made of super strong, latex-free vinyl Easy to hold ears Contoured shape Promote body coordination, balance Promote lymph circulation Durable Elongated shape Made in Italy Assembly required Age/Weight Limits: 3 to 5 years/ Up to 300 lbs. NOTE: Adult supervision recommended. Contains small parts that can cause choking hazards. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Read More

Dandelion
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Dandelion Classic Organic Crinkle Book Dandelion Classic Organic Crinkle Book for babies is an exciting combination of a teething ...and discovery toy for infants. With knots, tags and crinkly sounds, this book comes with an apple, bird and cat. Small in size, this book is easy to carry because children love to hold and learn from this simple, soft and smooth book. Why You?ll Love It: Give children an interactive and innovative way to learn the alphabet and take to counting. Age: Newborn and up Features Machine washable Velour, canvas, terrycloth infant book Made with organic cotton fibers Plush pages are 4 ˝ by 3 ˝ inches tall Starts as a discovery toy and later can be used for counting and ABC?s Soothing colors and gentle crinkle noises Encourages hand-eye coordination and introduces the concept of cause and effect Dimensions:1in length x 4 in width x 4.5 in height Read More

Chicco
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Chicco Twist and Turn Kids can develop important skills with Chicco Twist and Turn rattle. Colorful rings and jumping beads produc...e amazing sounds when rotated. This gentle sound encourages kids listening skills and attracts their attention. Children can enjoy hours of playtime with this easy to grasp toy that fits perfectly in little fingers. Plus, rotating spheres help develop coordination skills. Why Youll Love It: Bright rings and beads produce a gentle sound to catch your kids fancy. Age: 3 months and up Features Made of high quality plastic Bright and vibrant colors Produces a gentle sound Improves coordination skills and listening abilities Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Dip your fingers into a jar of this gel-like finger paint and get inspired! Four vibrant finger paints come in 3.5 ounce plastic j...ars with wide, easy-grip, screw-on lids. Non-toxic, washable paint. Set Includes: 4 colors Measures: 7 x 7 x 2 inches Recommended Ages: 3 years and up Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Join this vibrant school of fishes and go to the head of the class with twisting, turning fun. Six hardwood segments, constructed ...with durable, elastic bungee, can be positioned and re-positioned for endless fine motor fun. Measures: 9 x 6.2 x 1 inches Recommended Ages: 6 months and up Weight: 0.4 lb Read More

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