5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)

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5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)

“Filled with photographs, this beautifully designed book is organized into two-page spreads that each focus on a different topic, making it easy and fun to read.” –Redding.com

Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True, 5,000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts.

Lively and information-packed, this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more! A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

 

  • 1,200 photographs

 

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)

History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age

History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age

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Journey through a mammoth timeline, richly illustrated with over 1,500 photos, maps, and illustrations. Written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution.

A beautiful visual reference book with key events of world history, written in an elementary language for budding historians.

Take chronological steps through human history, starting long before we even began to write. Learn about significant global events like the rise of different societies, revolutions, invasions, and new discoveries. Meet the most memorable people from the history books. The charismatic leaders, brutal dictators, influential thinkers, and innovative scientists from all around the globe.

Written with kids ages 9 to 12 in mind, this book uses unpretentious language and gives straightforward fun facts. The “Child Of The Time” feature encourages young people to imagine themselves in the past and lets them know that children had a place in history. Older readers will love this engaging educational book too! Dive in and discover the parts of the past you haven’t yet discovered.

The multitude of photos, maps, and graphics make reading about history simple and enjoyable. This visual reference guide provides the reader with an overview of the most fascinating events in history, with concise and bite-sized information. Follow the timeline from our most distant past, all the way through to recent events that you may still remember happening!

The History Of The World, From The Stone Age To The Digital Age

Go beyond American history and explore the world in this modern twist on an old-fashioned history book. It is easier to follow, organized along a timeline with photos of archaeological artifacts, old maps, and exciting pictures. You won’t just read about world history. You’ll see it too, right from your armchair.

Take a step back in time!

• 6.5 MYA – 3000 BCE Before History Began
• 3000 BCE – 700 BCE Really Ancient History
• 700 BCE – 500 CE Much More Civilization
• 500 – 1450 The Marvelous Middle Ages
• 1450 – 1750 Exploring and Reforming
• 1750 – 1850 Time for Change
• 1850 – 1945 Empires and World Wars
• 1945 – Present Fast Forward

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DK Books History Year by Year

DK Books History Year by Year

DK Books History Year by Year

DK Books History Year by Year

DK Books History Year by Year

DK Books History Year by Year

What’s it about?

Follow the world history timeline, richly illustrated with over 1500 photos, maps, and illustrations, and written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution. Engaging information in elementary language for budding historians.

Experience 13 billion years of history on planet Earth, starting with the Big Bang before time-travelling right up to the present day. Explore more than 130 different timelines in glorious illustrative and photographic detail.

Discover fantastic facts about the history of everything. Learn about what everyday life was like in medieval cultures, how inventions such as the printer came about, and even understand why the world went to war—twice.

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9-12

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History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age

Ancient Greece for Kids Through the Lives of its Philosophers, Lawmakers, and Heroes

Ancient Greece for Kids Through the Lives of its Philosophers, Lawmakers, and Heroes

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As a kid, I loved history. But whenever a history book started a boring dive into the economy, class structure, and archaeological finds of this or that era, I turned off my flashlight and went to sleep.Kids like stories. Whether these are stories of heroism in scary wars, or of the wisdom and intrigue of ancient kings and rebels, or of the sudden turns of fate that befall fortune-seekers, kids are always fascinated by a story with a plot. They learn from stories, not from dense paragraphs about the phases of the Bronze age, the location of trade routes, or the injustices of the social order here and there.

I discovered that my kid remembers minute details of Greek mythology – which is a story-based narrative – and can’t recall any cities of Ancient Greece, or any historical figures after reading non-fiction on the subject. To him, Ancient Greece is Odysseus and the Sirens. Because that’s a memorable story, while the development of agricultural tools is not.

This book follows the old-fashioned, story-based, traditional route of teaching history – through the stories of heroes and kings, with no tribute paid to modern economic and social perspectives. If my kid remembers who Solon was because he recalls a couple funny anecdotes about him, I know he will put two and two together when he is studying the agricultural subsistence economy of that era down the road in Social Studies. But if he knows all about the injustices of slavery in Ancient Greece and doesn’t know who Themistocles was, he will grow up lacking in cultural education. Culture is memes. And that means historical figures, and anecdotes about them.

The suggested reader age for this book is 8 to 14 years old. To write this book, I went back to Herodotus, Plutarch, Diogenes Laertius, and other ancient sources of biographical anecdotes, and extracted from them the stories that will be most memorable to a modern kid. I retold them without adding any fictional color. I have omitted some things, however. Anything gruesome or seriously cruel is not included. Anything off-color, or outside traditional-family-friendly morality is not included. I have included only accounts of the most major battles, and without much detail. Battles are important, but as a kid – maybe as a girl – I was falling asleep over the ancient battles. Politics: Again, I have included only major turns of events.

I wove the information about the social order and geography of Ancient Greece into the stories of the era’s historical figures. So, no worries, the kid will learn about the Agora and Acropolis of Athens, the city-states of Corinth and Sparta, daily life in an Ancient Greek household, the major Greek temples, and the three orders of Ancient Greek architecture.vThis book is richly illustrated. I don’t agree that if you are 13 or 16 you should be content with pages and pages of text and no pictures. Illustrations help both kids and grownups to visualize – and therefore to remember – events and descriptions. I have illustrated the book mostly with paintings portraying historical figures or everyday life in classical Greece. Whenever I could, I chose late 19th century and early 20th century art over the older neoclassical paintings for a more accurate representation of the Ancient Greek costume and environment.

I added some photos of the sculpture, artifacts, and architectural monuments of Ancient Greece.Important: I have selected illustrations with absolutely no nudity, so it’s safe to take this book to school!

Here is a list of the historical figures included in this book: Homer, Aesop, Drakon, Solon, Croesus, Pythagoras, Pheidippides, Leonidas, Themistocles, Pericles, Phidias, Socrates, Aspasia, Hippocrates, Alexander the Great, Diogenes, Plato, Herostratus, Aristotle, Archimedes.

Ancient Greece for Kids Through the Lives of its Philosophers, Lawmakers, and Heroes

One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History

One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History

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With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s sudden passing, control of the Supreme Court—and with it the fate of the Constitution—has become the deciding issue for many voters in the 2020 presidential election. And the stakes could not be higher.

With a simple majority on the Supreme Court, the left will have the power to curtail or even abolish the freedoms that have made our country a beacon to the world. We are one vote away from losing the Republic that the Founders handed down to us. Our most precious constitutional rights hang by a thread.

Senator Ted Cruz has spent his entire career on the front line of the war to protect our constitutional rights. And as a Supreme Court clerk, solicitor general of Texas, and private litigator, he played a key role in some of the most important legal cases of the past two decades.

In One Vote Away, you will discover how often the high court decisions that affect your life have been decided by just one vote. One vote preserves your right to speak freely, to bear arms, and to exercise your faith. One vote will determine whether your children enjoy their full inheritance as American citizens.

God may endow us with “certain unalienable rights,” but whether we enjoy them depends on nine judges—the “priests of the robe” who have the last say in our system of government. Drawing back the curtain of their temple, Senator Cruz reveals the struggles, arguments, and strife that have shaped the fate of those rights. No one who reads One Vote Away can ever again take a single seat on the Supreme Court for granted.

Place Called Freedom

Place Called Freedom

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Scotland, 1766. Sentenced to a life of misery in the brutal coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: the beautiful, highborn Lizzie Hallim, who is trapped in her own kind of hell. Though separated by politics and position, these two restless young people are bound by their passionate search for a place called freedom.

From the teeming streets of London to the infernal hold of a slave ship to a sprawling Virginia plantation, Ken Follett’s turbulent, unforgettable novel of liberty and revolution brings together a vivid cast of heroes and villains, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers—all propelled by destiny toward an epic struggle that will change their lives forever.

End To Illusion (The War to End All Wars Book 3)

End To Illusion (The War to End All Wars Book 3)

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April 1915, and it has become apparent that the war will be neither glorious nor short. England is changing, rapidly in some aspects, and the feuding between military and politicians is just beginning.

The three remaining midshipmen, two successful, one disgraced, have survived so far. Simon Sturton is still with the destroyers of the Harwich Patrol, fighting in the unending series of minor actions that keep the Channel open for the troopships to cross to France.

Christopher Adams, once the bright star of his year at Dartmouth, is sent from one temporary, insignificant posting to another, mostly in minesweeping trawlers manned by Reservists, managing to find action in the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Richard Baker, a failure at sea, finds his new life in the Army increasingly to his taste, enjoying the social prominence of his VC in London, while he trains his new battalion and takes them back to France.

End To Illusion (The War to End All Wars Book 3)

Delights and Disciplines of Bible Study: A Guidebook for Studying God’s Word

Delights and Disciplines of Bible Study: A Guidebook for Studying God’s Word

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Bestselling author, pastor, and radio host Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe shares his delight in God’s Word in this comprehensive, highly accessible guide to biblical interpretation and application. In Delights and Disciplines of Bible Study, Dr. Wiersbe offers insight into the history, meaning, and context of the entire Bible, from Genesis through the Gospels through the last words of the apostles. Dr. Wiersbe patiently answers questions any believer would want answers to in order to apply the Bible’s truths to daily life.
As you develop skills in studying the Bible, you will experience joy as a result of richer spiritual devotion. As Dr. Wiersbe encourages, reading the Bible should never be a burden. Instead, it is an adventurous journey into the heart of God.
Spies, Code Breakers, and Secret Agents: A World War II Book for Kids

Spies, Code Breakers, and Secret Agents: A World War II Book for Kids

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Spy on spies―uncover the secret agents of World War 2.

Discover World War 2’s hidden heroes and villains. Spies, Code Breakers, and Secret Agents explores the intriguing world of spycraft and shows you what goes on behind the scenes in war.

From spy schools and ciphers to sneaky tools and secret armies, this guide takes you on a declassified tour of the undercover operations that helped decide the outcome of World War 2. There’s also more than a dozen short spy-ographies that cover some of the most famous (and infamous!) agents that were active during the war.

This World War 2 book for kids includes:

  • Fun for aspiring historians―Dig into the causes of and what led up to World War 2 so you can better understand the important part spies played in it.
  • A family-friendly exploration―Learn about history in a fun and accessible way that anyone can enjoy.
  • Covert illustrations―Get an up-close look at actual spies, as well as some seriously amazing spy gear.

Amaze your friends and family with all kinds of awesome facts about spies and secret agents from World War 2.

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Morris “Moe” Berg

Morris Berg was nicknamed Moe. He was an American baseball player who later became a spy, working for the United States’ OSS during World War II.

Even before World War II, Moe Berg secretly gathered information for the United States. He learned to read and speak Japanese as he prepared for an exhibition baseball game in Japan. One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Babe Ruth, went with him.

Maps Hidden in Playing Cards

Soldiers who were captured by the enemy and held in prisoner-of-war camps were allowed to receive mail from their families.

Sometimes their mail was ordinary. Other times, letters, playing cards, board games, and music sent to them had been secretly altered to help the soldiers escape.

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was an American living in France. She was a popular entertainer who danced for the Folies Bergère. Her act was very popular in Paris.

In September 1939, France declared war on Germany after Germany invaded Poland. The Deuxième Bureau was an intelligence branch of the French military. It recruited Josephine Baker to become a secret agent.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important chapter in the American story that’s “as resonant today as ever” (The Wall Street Journal)—the settling of the Northwest Territory by courageous pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country.

As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. “With clarity and incisiveness, [McCullough] details the experience of a brave and broad-minded band of people who crossed raging rivers, chopped down forests, plowed miles of land, suffered incalculable hardships, and braved a lonely frontier to forge a new American ideal” (The Providence Journal).

Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. “A tale of uplift” (The New York Times Book Review), this is a quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it.

This book includes short, descriptive explanations of key ideas, themes, and events of world history that are easy to understand. Explore topics such as the founding of Baghdad, the colonization of the Americas, and the inception of Buddhism without complicated jargon.

This book is part of DK’s award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers.

Don’t stop at American history, explore the world! This book is full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet.

Enjoy short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, like Martin Luther, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You’ll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it.

Big Ideas

This is a modern twist on the good old-fashioned encyclopedia, now easier to follow with diagrams, mind maps, and timelines. Step-by-step diagrams will have you reviewing your ideas about history.

Start from the very beginning:

●   Human Origins 200,000 years ago – 3500 BGE
●   Ancient Civilizations 6000 BGE – 500 CE
●   The Medieval World 500 – 1492
●   Early Modern Era 1420 – 1795
●   Changing Societies 1776 – 1914
●   The Modern World 1914 – Present

The Series Simply Explained 

With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The History Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.

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The History Book

The ultimate aim of history is human self-knowledge. In the words of the 20th-century historian R G Collingwood: “The value of history is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.” We cannot hope to understand our lives without it.

Cave Paintings at Altamira

“Everything was so beautiful, so fresh.”

The Big Freeze

“The foundations of today’s Europe were forged in the events of the late ice age.”

Athenian Democracy

The Athenian constitution relied on a careful separation of powers. This was essential to make the practical operation of direct democracy possible. It also ensured that all citizens (men aged 20 and above) could serve and that power could not be abused.

The Outbreak of the Black Death

The Black Death kills over a third of Europe’s Population.

The Early Modern Era

The course of world events always looks different in retrospect from the way that it appears at the time, but the contrast in perspective is rarely as extreme as in the Early Modern Era, which spanned the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries.

Global Population Exceeds 7 Billion in 2011

“This is a day about our entire human family”