History for Kids

HCT037
$19.99  
Hardcover, Heather Alexander, 96pages, 10 x 10, 9780316311366
In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include  The Story of   the Orchestra  and  A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History  introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating...

HEY001
$9.99  
Board, Analisa Tripp, 28pages, 6 x 0.7 x 6, 9781597143165
A California Indian ABC   This alphabet board book welcomes youngsters of all cultures into the abundant world of Native California. Beautiful illustrations of animals, plants, and cultural objects show off the spectacular diversity of California's indigenous cultures and environments....

CBP011
$8.95  
Paperback`, Bobbie Kalman, 32pages, 8.5 x 0.1 x 10.7 inches, 9780778735250
This book is for ages 6 to 12 years. How did the plains nations benefit from the buffalo? How did they use other animals to make warm clothing for winter? This illustrated dictionary introduces the way of life of the early Native peoples who lived on the Great Plains. Themes include: homes,...

SIM273
$7.99  
Paperback, Deborah Hopkinson, 40pages, 11 x 0.2 x 8.6, 9781416967460
Apples, ho!   When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel -- first there's a river to cross that's...

CBP016
$9.95  
Paperback, Robin Johnson, 48pages, 7 x 10, 50
Discusses the California Gold Rush in American history, describing the first discovery of gold, prospectors, boomtowns, and how the gold rush changed the landscape of America.

HMC056
$7.99  
Paperback, Jean Lee Latham, 251pages, 5.5 x 8.25, 9780618250745
A richly told biography of Nathaniel Bowditch's journey from modest beginnings through rigorous self-education to his triumphant and innovative mastery of marine navigation and the publication of his famous work, American Practical Navigator.

STL241
$5.95  
Paperback, Lorraine Jean Hopping, 128pages, 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.6, 9781402760044
"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” -Chief Joseph Chief Joseph was a peace chief, a great leader who truly believed his nation, the Nez Perce, could live in harmony with white people. Tragically, it was not to be. This fascinating biography separates fact...

PGN206
$8.99  
Paperback, Paul Erickson, 48pages, 8.2 x 0.2 x 11, 9780140562125
Great for classroom lessons on the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion! In 1853, the Larkin family loaded up their wagons and headed west in search of a new life. But how did they do it? What did they eat? How did they survive sickness, and attacks from cattle thieves? Drawing on diaries and...

PER132
$10.95  
Paperback, Laurence Pringle, 152pages, 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.5, 9781590782675
Meet Seaman, the Newfoundland dog who joined the Lewis and Clark expedition into the uncharted western wilderness. Seaman was much more than the faithful companion of Captain Lewis. Seaman risked his life many times and served the Corps of Discovery as a hunter, retriever, and guard dog. This...

PER103
$12.95  
Paperback, Lisa Charleyboy, 128pages, 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4, 9781554516865
Whether discussing the transformative power of art or music, the lasting trauma of residential schools, growing up poor, or achieving success, the contributors to this remarkable anthology all have something in common: a rich Native heritage that has informed who they are.

CBP004
$9.95  
Paperback, Lisa Dalrymple, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.6 inches, 9780778717058
This fascinating book follows the travels of Italian navigator John Cabot along the northeast coast of North America. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries....

CBP005
$9.95  
Paperback, Rachel Stuckey, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.5 inches, 9780778712596
This entertaining book follows the travels of Americans Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, explorers of the American West. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style that guides readers through a voyage of discovery. Topics include what...

CBP007
$8.95  
Paperback, Cynthia O'Brien, 32pages, 10.5 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches, 9780778723486
As settlers came west, they discovered there were already people living on this "new" land. Discover how this mass invasion of settlers impacted the indigenous peoples of the West: their first contacts with explorers such as Lewis and Clark; the gradual encroachment of white settlers on their...

FAR019
$12.95  
Paperback, Barbara Fifer, 48pages, 8 x 11, 9781560373544
Children ages 8 to 12 will learn about the journeys of emigrants who traveled 2,000 miles across mountains and prairies to start new lives. From 1851 to the mid-1860s, nearly 350,000 Americans traveled west to Oregon Country or California.  Going Along the Emigrant Trails  details their...

FAR016
$12.95  
Paperback, Barbara Fifer, 48pages, 8.6 x 0.3 x 11.1, 9781560371519
Topic-by-topic, visual treatment of the Expedition for children, grades four and up. Color maps, sketches, paintings, and photographs with accurate text presented in bright and active style, covering "Who They Were," "People They Met," "What They Ate," and more.

IPG059
$16.95  
Paperback, Pat McCarthy, 144pages, 11 x 0.4 x 8.5, 9781556528095
Heading West  traces the vivid saga of Native American and pioneer men, women, and children from the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in late 20th century Alaska. In many respects, life in the backwoods and on the prairie was similar to modern...

PGN204
$7.95  
Paperback, Rosalyn Schanzer, 48pages, 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.5, 9780792267263
Appealing art and descriptive text bring Lewis and Clark alive for young adventurers. Carefully chosen text from Lewis and Cark's actual journals opens a fascinating window into this country's exciting history

CBP013
$8.95  
Paperback, R a Beales, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches, 9780778724513
This book is suitable for ages 8-14. In the 1700s, the voyages of British Captain James Cook shed light on what life was really like in the uncharted Pacific. Hired to seek an undiscovered continent known by astronomers and geographers as Terra Australis Incognita, or unknown southern land, Cook...

RAN482
$16.95  
Hardcover, Julie Danneberg, 32pages, 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.2, 9781580895866
The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

SIM362
$15.99  
Board, Timothy Knapman, 24pages, 8.5 x 13.5, 9781684123315
Search, find, and take a trip back in time with this nonfiction adventure! Travel back in time in a fun, layered seek-and-find! Visit the Aztec capital, explore the American West, and shiver through the Ice Age with this nonfiction treasure. Turn the pages and learn all about key moments...

MPS166
$19.99  
Hardcover, Laurie Myers, 64pages, 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.4, 9780805063684
A dog's account of one of the most extraordinary expeditions of all time. "Dog and man can fit together like no others do. Lewis and I had that fit.... How did we get that close? I think the wilderness had something to do with it. Lewis and I would have been close anywhere, but the...

CBP015
$8.95  
Paperback, Molly Aloian, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.1 x 10.8 inches, 9780778704744
Describes the lifestyles and traditions of the nations that lived along the coast of California during the seventeenth century. This work helps children discover how these Native people used the area's many natural resources to construct homes, canoes, rafts, clothing, and other everyday items.

SIM366
$25.99  
Hardcover, Jack Tite, 64pages, 11 x 11, 9781499807523
This amazing, informative book displays all the huge, wild creatures that existed during the last Ice Age! The Ice Age started around two and a half million years ago, when our planet was covered in ice sheets. Oceans froze, forcing some animals to extinction, but some fearsome Ice Age giants...

HCT034
$19.99  
Hardcover, Erin McHugh, 128pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781579128845
Includes a Fold-out Commemorative Quarter Collector! The perfect guide for your next family adventure, this fun-filled book explores more than 75 U.S. parks, monuments, and landmarks, from Maine's Acadia National Park to California's Sequoia National Park.  From Yellowstone to the...
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