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The Great Fire
by Jim Murphy

The Great Fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourishing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again.

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If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People
by David J. Smith Illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong
The author condenses the world's population into an imaginary village of one hundred people, then gives data on topics such as nationalities, languages, and education.
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If You Grew Up with George Washington
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by Ruth Belov Gross Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Told in a highly readable question-and-answer format, this informational book has an easy, chatty style that suits its old-fashioned subject matter. Handily, all the questions are listed in the table of contents for quick reference.

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If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution
Series: If You...
by Elizabeth Levy Illustrated by Joan Holub
This unique presentation of American history takes readers into the locked rooms of the Philadelphia State House at the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.
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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
by Editors of Kingfisher

What was the Black Death? Who fought in the Hundred Years' War? What do people mean by the Counter-Reformation?

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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up in a place where people used words that made him feel bad. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book shows how Martin used words to fight for equal rights for black people.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $12.79

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Our Abe Lincoln
by Jim Aylesworth Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

At last!  History you can sing!

As the curtain rises in a school auditorium, the audience waits with excited anticipation. Soon, a cast of spirited schoolchildren will portray the life of Abraham Lincoln through a simple, delightful, musical biography.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $16.99

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Roanoke: Mystery of the Lost Colony
by Lee Miller
Where did the lost colonists go and why were they never rescued?  Lee Miller provides explanations for the disappearance of the late 16th-century settlement on Roanoke Island.  This captivating missing-persons story is presented in a mystery format so that the reader can follow the clues just like a detective.&
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Scholastic Kid's Almanac
by Deborah Kops , Elaine Pascoe Illustrated by Bob Italiano , David C. Bell

In watching television or in surfing the Internet, today's children absorb visual information every day. Many of them are most comfortable learning new facts or ideas this way. The Scholastic Kid's Almanac was created with these 21st century kids in mind.

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The Scrambled States of America
by Laurie Keller

None other than Uncle Sam himself narrates Laurie Keller's hilarious story about the day the 50 United States decide to trade places.

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So You Want to Be President?
by Judith St George Illustrated by David Small

That's a big job, and getting bigger. But why not? Presidents have come in just about every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan; big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison; handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln.

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Hardcovers : $17.99

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We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History
by Phillip M. Hoose
From boys who sailed with Columbus to today's AIDS activists, this is the first book of its scope to focus on the role that young people have played in the making of our country. Over 70 compelling profiles — with photos.
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The White House: An Illustrated History
by Catherine O'Neill Grace
Through fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses of the White House captured in more than 200 photographs, many of which were taken specifically for the book, and unprecendented personal interviews with the staff so that their faces and voices could be brought to life, weaved together with an engaging narrative that leads
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