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Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine
Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780756979416
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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In 1876 the United States celebrated its 100th birthday and Alexander Graham Bell headed to the World's Fair to demonstrate his invention--a talking machine called the telephone. Step into Reading Step 3.

Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner


Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375867252
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Francis Scott Key was so inspired by what he saw at the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, he was led to write a poem that would become America's national anthem. Full color.

Alexander Graham Bell


Author: Elizabeth MacLeod,Andrej Krystoforski
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1554530016
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This Level 3 first reader is an inventor's biography sure to engage young readers.

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares


Author: Frank Murphy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385374615
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!

Christopher Columbus


Author: Stephen Krensky
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385374720
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Illus. in full color. Youngsters can celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's fateful voyage with this dramatic, easy-to-read account of a pivotal moment in American history. "

Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree


Author: Jane Kohuth
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375981136
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, which, in turn, inspired the whole world. Jane Kohuth explores Anne Frank's strong belief in the healing power of nature in this Step 3 leveled reader biography for newly independent readers ages 5–8.

Abe Lincoln's Hat


Author: Martha Brenner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385372809
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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How do you remember things? President Abraham Lincoln used a special trick -- he placed reminders under his top hat! Read all about it and more in this leveled reader perfect for President's Day and for anyone looking to discover fun facts about one of our nation's greatest presidents! This Step 3 History Reader shares some fascinating anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents. Abe started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there! Young readers will be utterly engaged with how Abe's humanity comes across in this accessible, easy-to-read book. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. These books are for children who are ready to read on their own.

Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race


Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307555836
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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It’s 1901 and Henry Ford wants to build a car that everyone can own. But first he needs the money to produce it. How will he get it? He enters a car race, of course! Readers will love this fast-paced, fact-based story! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Thomas Jefferson's Feast


Author: Frank Murphy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385372787
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Whether they're preparing for President's Day or whether they just like to eat, children will find much to devour in this leveled reader about Thomas Jefferson's role in America's culinary history! Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset more than just tummies and created a culinary controversy! Get the scoop in this deliciously funny, true story—guaranteed to tempt even the most reluctant readers!

Bears Are Curious


Author: Joyce Milton
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553533991
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Bears are curious, and so are kids! In this sweet Step into Reading, kids can follow a mother bear and her two cubs from winter hibernation to summer sun through an entire year. Kids will learn simple bear facts in this engaging, kid-friendly story that will appeal to even the youngest of animal lovers.

Monster Bugs


Author: Lucille Recht Penner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553512552
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric bugs. This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is sure to set young readers' skin crawling!

Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt!


Author: Frank Murphy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375869379
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: 48
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A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about Theodore Roosevelt--America's 26th President--and his efforts to protect our environment and establish national parks. Roosevelt battled asthma all his life, and the list of things he shouldn't do was long. But when people told him "you can't," he set about proving them wrong. This book focuses on his inexhaustible enthusiasm and his commitment to preserving America's natural resources. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. These books are for children who are ready to read on their own.

DK Readers L4: Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor


Author: Caryn Jenner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756689473
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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"Highly readable, worthwhile overviews for young people." -- Booklist "Richly informative...the text is clearly and smoothly written." -- KLIATT Each book in the DK Readers series is specially crafted to suit the interests and learning stages of beginning readers. Thomas Edison: The Greatest Inventor tells the story of the greatest inventor of the modern age, and how his creations have changed our world.

The True Story of Pocahontas


Author: Lucille Recht Penner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679861669
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 47
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Tells the story of the Powhatan Indian woman and the important role she played in American history

Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President


Author: Shirley-Raye Redmond,John Manders
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756916978
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark out west to explore. He tells them to make maps. He tells them to draw pictures and collect plants. Most importantly, he tells them to send presents! What kind of present is good enough for a president? Beginning readers will truly enjoy reading about this fun and little-known slice of American history.

Sky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel


Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101934549
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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This fascinating Step 3 History Reader describes the invention of the first Ferris wheel—an engineering marvel. The 1893 World’s Fair organizers wanted something big to draw people to Chicago . . . something that would rival the Eiffel Tower. George Ferris, an American engineer, had the idea for an observation wheel that passengers could ride on. People laughed at his idea. They said it would never work. But it was a huge success, with thirty-six cars that could hold over 2,100 riders! That’s some big wheel! Ferris wheel lovers can thank George Ferris for never giving up his dream. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics—for children who are ready to read on their own.

Brave Clara Barton


Author: Frank Murphy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 152471559X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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A Step 3 beginning-reader biography of Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton! Meet a woman who outgrew her girhood shyness to became a fearless "Angel of the Battlefield"! This Step 3 biography follows Clara as she helps her brother recover from a terrible injury, overcomes her timidity and works as a teacher, and finally fights her way to the front lines of the Civil War, where she helps soldiers wounded in battle. Clara's story is a testament to the strength and grit of women, and is a role model who trancends history. Sarah Green's lovely and delicate illustrations render Clara's life in an appropriate and approachable way for young readers. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.

Helen Keller

Courage in the Dark
Author: Johanna Hurwitz
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307556689
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level. From the Hardcover edition.

Alexander Hamilton

From Orphan to Founding Father
Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524716987
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Presents an introduction to the life and achievements of Alexander Hamilton, including his early years as an orphan in the West Indies, his role in the Revolutionary War and his contributions as America's first secretary of the treasury.

Bell's Breakthrough


Author: Stacia Deutsch,Rhody Cohon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439112657
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented the telephone?” Abigail knows it’s time to go back to the past—this time, to 1876! But when the kids find Professor Bell, he has given up on the telephone. In fact, he is hard at work on a new invention! Abigail and her friends have to get him back on track, but can they make a connection with the most stubborn inventor they’ve ever met?