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Explore Social Studies

Use these titles to travel through time and discover fascinating people, places, and events.


The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
While Mrs.O'Leary and her cow have long been held responsible for the Great Chicago Fire, Murphy explains how the fire spread and how it could have been contained.

If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World's People by David J. Smith
Consider the billions of people of the world as a village of one hundred, and you get a fascinating and manageable look at our global community's languages, cultures, religions, and more.

If You Grew Up With George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross
Immerse yourself in the world and lifestyle of America's first president. Also try If You Grew Up With Abe Lincoln. Learn more.

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy
Travel back to 1787 and attend the meetings that laid the groundwork for our government. Learn more.

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia from Kingfisher
Providing an overview of world history, this encyclopedia offers a great way to reference information and spark an interest in further exploration.

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreer Rappaport
Quotes from Dr. King's speeches are used to tell the story of his life in this picture book.

Our Abe Lincoln by Jim Aylesworth
A song adapted from Lincoln's actual campaign slogans tells the story of Honest Abe's life and accomplishments.

Roanoke by Lee Miller
Uncover the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke and what became of the early American settlement.

Scholastic Kid's Almanac
Know a little about a lot with this almanac packed with facts, figures, and stats about topics from aerospace to the zodiac. Learn more.

The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
Learn the states in a snap with this delightful book that gives each one a personality of its own. Learn more.

So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George
This Caldecott Award-winning book takes a quirky look at our nation's leaders to prove even the most unusual people can grow into greatness. Learn more.

We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose
Get up close to major events with this extraordinary compilation of first-person accounts, interviews, and journal excerpts that show what it was like to live history. Learn more.

The White House: An Illustrated History by Catherine O'Neill Grace
Written in association with the White House Historical Association, this book gives you unprecedented access into the rich history of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Learn more.

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Suffragist! by Fiona MacDonald
See the less glamorous side of the fight for women's rights.

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