Chasing Lincoln's Killer - James L. Swanson

From the layout of the title page, which includes a facsimile of a newspaper headline announcing Lincoln’s assassination and Booth’s escape, to the final map of the route that John Wilkes Booth followed from Washington, D.C., to the Garrett farm in Virginia, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer (Scholastic, $16.99) sizzles. Follow the killers’ and the investigators’ every move, and the trial and eventual execution of the conspirators. James Swanson adapted his adult book, Manhunt, into an excellent non-fiction work for children, chock-full of photographs, quotes, and other primary sources in a text that is can’t-put-it-down exciting. Ages 10-14.
Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search For John Wilkes Booth By James L. Swanson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439903547
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2009

Come to the Castle! - Linda Ashman and S.D. Schindler

Thought it was all gorgeous long gowns, fancy food, handsome chain mail and chivalrous jousting matches? Well, Come To The Castle (Roaring Brook, $17.95) for Linda Ashman’s humorously realistic window into 13th century English life illuminated by S.D.Schindler. The food was rotten, though beautifully presented. Armor just as comfortable as one would expect. And the privies? Ages 5-9.

Our Children Can Soar - Michelle Cook

“Rosa sat so Martin could march. Martin marched so Barack could run. Barack ran so Our Children Can Soar” (Bloomsbury, $16.99). Michelle Cook’s simple text connects African American historical figures, each one’s groundbreaking achievement leading to the next. Thirteen illustrators, including Bryan Collier and E.B. Lewis, collaborated to bring to life those who have laid building blocks for subsequent generations of African American and for all Americans. Ages 3 up.
Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change By Michelle Cook, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Eric Velasquez (Illustrator), R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator), James Ransome (Illustrator), Bryan Collier (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Frank Morrison (Illustrator), Pat Cummings (Illustrator), Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator), Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrator), AG Ford (Illustrator), E. B. Lewis (Illustrator), Marian Wright Edelman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Michelle Cook, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Eric Velasquez (Illustrator), R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator), James Ransome (Illustrator), Bryan Collier (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Frank Morrison (Illustrator), Pat Cummings (Illustrator), Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator), Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrator), AG Ford (Illustrator), E. B. Lewis (Illustrator), Marian Wright Edelman (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781599907833
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 3rd, 2012

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