Abrams Books for Young Readers Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America

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 t...he 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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Among the unique projects included are earflap hats, a patchwork poncho, snail and butterfly pillows, a cupcake-shaped pin cushion..., and a sweater with an optional hood. With Kids Crochet, boys and girls learn how to crochet and also about crochet traditions around the world; where to go for help and materials; ideas about crocheting for charity; and, most importantly, how to be creative and imaginative with these new skills. Kids Crochet is the second title in STCs Kids Crafts Series (following Kids Embroidery/Fall 04 and preceding Kids Weaving/Fall 05). Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/1/2005 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Kelli Ronci Publisher: Stewart Tabori and Chang Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.59in width x 9.01in height Weight: 24oz. Read More

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In this one-of-a-kind historical picture book, author Glennette Tilley Turner tells the story of Fort Mose, which was founded in S...t. Augustine, Florida, and was the first free African settlement to legally exist in what later became the United 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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The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure. Ever since Amelia Ea...rhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot. The book includes a bibliography and an index. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/1/2008 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Shelley Tanaka Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.32in length x 10.43in width x 0.39in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$21.95 at YoYo.com

Among the unique projects included are earflap hats, a patchwork poncho, snail and butterfly pillows, a cupcake-shaped pin cushion..., and a sweater with an optional hood. With Kids Crochet, boys and girls learn how to crochet and also about crochet traditions around the world; where to go for help and materials; ideas about crocheting for charity; and, most importantly, how to be creative and imaginative with these new skills. Kids Crochet is the second title in STCs Kids Crafts Series (following Kids Embroidery/Fall 04 and preceding Kids Weaving/Fall 05). Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/1/2005 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Kelli Ronci Publisher: Stewart Tabori and Chang Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.59in width x 9.01in height Weight: 24oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$19.95 at YoYo.com

YogaKids[registered] is not just yoga poses: its a program designed especially for children and for their varied learning styles. ...Blending traditional yoga and its benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles and twenty years of teaching experience, YogaKids[registered] is a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to educating through yoga movements. Yoga educator Marsha Wenig has developed YogaKids[registered] to stimulate learning and to appeal to children. Children love to learn yoga with YogaKids[registered]. They embrace the message that learning is fun, that taking care of their bodies is easy, that exercise is play and feels good. These are lessons theyll use throughout their lives. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/1/2003 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Marsha Wenig Publisher: Stewart Tabori and Chang Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.23in width x 9.99in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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