Listen Up!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A Kids' Guide to Building Forts


Author: Tom Birdseye
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1461663873
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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An entertaining guide for building safe and fun forts—outside, inside, at the beach, and in snow country. Ages 8-14

Thomas Edison to the Rescue!


Author: Howard Goldsmith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689853319
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Young Thomas Edison saves a child from being hit by a train and, as his reward, asks for training as a telegraph operator because that will help him prepare to become an inventor. Reader's Guide available. Simultaneous.

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.

Firsts in Flight

Alexander Graham Bell and his Innovative Airplanes
Author: Terrance W. MacDonald
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company
ISBN: 145950478X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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Alexander Graham Bell and his team of innovative young engineers created groundbreaking new technologies during three years of furious activity in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in the early 1900s. The knowledge and skills of this group allowed them to innovate flight technologies which have continued to be fundamental to aircraft design. In this book, aviation author Terrance MacDonald puts together, for the first time, the full story of their achievements. Bell's unique group of engineers, a mechanical specialist and a military officer, built over twenty airplanes, which incorporated many new sophisticated technological developments. Bell's well-known Silver Dart was only one of a long line of his team's experimental airplanes. This book describes the aircraft, the people, and the communities who participated with Bell in his mission to construct a reliable and secure flying machine. Over the years the group started to lose members, and when the Canadian government refused to purchase aircraft based on Bell's experiments the reconfigured group folded. Meanwhile, one group member left to found a major aircraft manufacturing operation in the US. Bell's team carefully documented all their work, and as a consequence there are hundreds of compelling photos from this era. The book includes 60+ of these images, and offers links to early movies documenting these aircraft and their flights.

The Great Houdini

World Famous Magician & Escape Artist
Author: Monica Kulling
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553536710
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support his family. But his dream always was to become a great magician and performer. He practiced day and night, thinking up new tricks and more and more dangerous stunts. His intense ambition paid off, and soon Harry Houdini became known worldwide! This kid-appealing Step 3 traces Houdini's life from his poor beginnings to his eventual success as the most famous mystical magician and escape artist of all time.

Tentacles

Tales of the Giant Squid
Author: Shirley Raye Redmond
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442055988
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Page: 44
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Describes some of the exaggerated stories that have been told about giant squids and also what scientists have learned about their real physical characteristics and behavior. Simultaneous.

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!

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.

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!

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!

Alexander Graham Bell


Author: Victoria Sherrow
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 9781575055336
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Presents a brief biography of the teacher and inventor best known for his invention of the telephone.

Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!


Author: Frank Murphy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385373473
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out?

The King's Damosel


Author: Vera Chapman
Publisher: Pollinger in Print
ISBN: 1905665326
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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A magical glimpse into the legendary age of Arthurian chivalry. Lynett, unwilling bride of the Round Table Knight, Gaheris, who leaves her husband and the true love of her life, his brother Gareth, to become the King's messenger. Knightly chivalry is beset by Dark Age barbarity in this richly woven tapestry of heroes and heroines, monsters and saints, temptresses and magicians.

Brave Clara Barton


Author: Frank Murphy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524715573
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Presents an introduction to the life and achievements of Clara Barton, from her childhood in Massachusetts and her early career as a schoolteacher to her accomplishments as a field nurse during the Civil War and her founding of the American Red Cross.

Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln

The Story of the Gettysburg Address
Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101649631
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Abraham Lincoln was one busy man. He had a country to run. And a war to win. And a family to care for. But when it came time to honor all the soldiers who had died in the great battle of Gettysburg, President Lincoln still took time to say a few words. Two hundred and seventy-one to be exact. Here is a true story about a great man and his famous speech.