July 7, 2013 | Brad B.
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July 6, 2013 | madame librarian
Ten Books Every American Should Read...
Common sense by Thomas Paine
1776 by David McCullough
Founding brothers: the revolutionary generation by Joseph J. Ellis
The Declaration of Independence by illustrated and inscribed by Sam Fink
Animal farm by George Orwell ; preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm
- American Civil War
- American Revolution
- Battle at Gettysburg
- Benjamin Franklin
- Samuel Adams
- United States history
- Connect Your Summer
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- Historical Fiction
July 5, 2013 | madame librarian
In celebration of our nation's 237th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Gettysburg...
Benjamin Franklin [large print] by Edmund S. Morgan
Bunker Hill [large print]: a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
The killer angels [Large print] by Michael Shaara
Samuel Adams [Large print]: a life by Ira Stoll
July 3, 2013 | strande
150 Years ago, the battle of Gettyburg was just ending today. Learn more about this historic and bloody battle while earning badges for Connect Your Summer.
You wouldn't want to be a Civil War soldier!: a war you'd rather not fight by written by Thomas Ratliff ; illustrated by David Antram ; created and designed by David Salariya
The Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Carin T. Ford
The Battle of Gettysburg: would you lead the fight? by Elaine Landau
Tillie Pierce: teen eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson
July 3, 2013 | SuzyQ
The Fourth of July is not only the birthday of our country but of the following notable individuals:
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes
Salem is my dwelling place: a life of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Edwin Haviland Miller
Barnum's own story: the autobiography of P. T. Barnum by combined, condensed from the various eds. pub. during his lifetime by Waldo R. Browne
July 2, 2013 | durbinm
Here is a list of Easy Fiction for kids to Love this summer. Many of them have other books in a series:
Clara Lee and the apple pie dream by Jenny Han ; with pictures by Julia Kuo
Mallory on the move by Laurie B. Friedman ; illustrations by Tamara Schmitz
EllRay Jakes is not a chicken by Sally Warner ; illustrated by Jamie Harper
Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates
Horrible Harry and the stolen cookie by Suzy Kline ; pictures by Amy Wummer
July 2, 2013 | SuzyQ
July 1, 2013 | madame librarian
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Thirteenth night: a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
The Bughouse affair: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
What angels fear by C.S. Harris
The inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
Venus in copper by Lindsey Davis
July 1, 2013 | SuzyQ
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863 in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Approximately 51,000 soldiers from both sides were killed, wounded, or captured during the battle considered a turning point of the war. At the end of the third day, General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army was forced to retreat back to Virginia. Four months later, on November 19, President Lincoln dedicated the Soldiers National Cemetery at the site with the historic speech that came to be known as the Gettysburg Address.
July 1, 2013 | SuzyQ
1775: a good year for revolution by Kevin Phillips
Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Washington's spies: the story of America's first spy ring by Alexander Rose