P is for Peace Garden

Author: Roxane B. Salonen
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585367603
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Our continuing alphabet journey takes us to North Dakota, the home to such wide-eyed wonders as bison, mosasaurs and the Red River. Every letter in the alphabet is another chapter of a land rich in history, people and nature. Look to the skies for a bald eagle or to the horizon for a Wild Prairie Rose, the state flower. But no matter where children look in P is for Peace Garden, they're sure to find beauty and state pride on every page. This homespun tour of the Roughrider State uses folksy rhymes and in-depth text to share North Dakota's heritage with everyone. One just needs to open its pages to be taken on tour that will take them to Fargo, Bismarck and beyond. Paying special attention to the flora and fauna as well as the folklore that makes North Dakota a shining jewel in our nation's crown makes this book as important to its people as readers everywhere. Roxane Salonen uses her North Dakota roots to focus on the aspects of the state others rarely hear about. Share in North Dakota's glory and landscape through her glowing prose and illustrator Joanna Yardley's exquisite renderings of a vision rarely seen. P is for Peace Garden: A North Dakota Alphabet is sure to inspire and impress generations of reader for years to come.

M is for Mount Rushmore

Author: William Anderson
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585367610
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

South Dakota is home to an endless supply of American history and Americana. Did you know the world's largest drug store calls Wall, SD home? Or how about the triceratops was one of the state's earliest settlers? What about the prairie the Ingalls family called home? De Smet. Also in South Dakota! The answers to all of these and many more are is the latest Sleeping Bear Press A to Z state exploration - M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet. The state's charm and significance in American folklore goes beyond those four presidents' wonderful mugs and it's all captured here in poem and expository text for citizens and tourists of all ages. M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet is a welcome addition to the Sleeping Bear Press library and is sure to find a special place in homes, schools and libraries throughout the nation. Written and illustrated by the first time pairing of children book pros, author Bill Anderson and artist Cheryl Harness, M is for Mount Rushmore is the tribute to South Dakota readers will love. Well known in South Dakota circles and the country for his Little House work, Bill brings his poignant pen to M is for Mount Rushmore and the verse and text flow with feeling and pride. And breathing life into Mr. Anderson's prose is incredible images of Cheryl Harness. Bringing years of experience and an eye for extraordinary, Cheryl's images capture the grace and wonderment that is South Dakota.

V is for Viking

Author: Kathy-jo Wargin
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585366507
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From its primeval Itasca State Park to the sophistication of its Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota is a study of contrasts and long-held traditions. Birthplace to many famous personalities and inventions, including Garrison Keillor and the Bundt Pan, V is for Viking presents the state whose name means sky-tinted waters.

B is for Big Sky Country

Author: Sneed B. Collard
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585366163
Release Date: 2010-10-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"The sky in Montana somehow seems bigger, bluer, and more spectacular than in any other state." Author Sneed B. Collard, III writes, "it's simply because our sky stretches over such an abundance of beauty." In B is for Big Sky Country readers will find out where the Going-to-the-Sun Road really takes you and what city the copper capitol dome calls home.

North Dakota

Author: E. Hoover Severin
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 0836847067
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides an in-depth and comprehensive portrait of the state of North Dakota, discussing its history, people, land, economy, government, and attractions.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Dakota

Author: Roxane Beauclair Salonen
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 1454930918
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN NORTH DAKOTA . . . now in board! This popular holiday book is now available in a sturdy board edition for very young children. The original text has been simplified to focus on the merry lyrics in this fun take on the classic Christmas song. It's a happy, festive way for families to celebrate the place where they live. What's Christmas like in the Peace Garden State? This festive holiday board book introduces some fine North Dakota features--like 9 bison basking, 7 walleye wriggling, 6 cowboys crooning, and a meadowlark in an elm tree!

K Is for Keystone

Author: Kristen Kane
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585366361
Release Date: 2010-11-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Gettysburg, Ben Franklin's inventions, the Liberty Bell -- there is so much to learn about Pennsylvania's history and geography. K is for Keystone is a wonderful introduction to many of Pennsylvania's unique features for readers young and old."E is for Easton A town where you can see, The birthplace of crayons and markers, In the Crayola© FACTORY." "The word Crayola© comes from the French word craie (chalk) and the first part of the word oleaginous (an oily paraffin wax). In 1903 cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created an overnight success with their Crayola© crayons made for school use. Seventy-five years later Crayola© markers were produced. The Crayola© FACTORY in Easton, Pennsylvania, includes a hands-on discovery center and offers demonstrations that show how crayons and markers are made."

Shep

Author: Sneed B. Collard
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781627531481
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Reliability, devotion and faithfulness: endearing qualities shared between people and their canine companions. Shep is the true story of a dog that became an inspiration to people around the world. Following the death of his owner in 1936, Shep watched as his body was placed on a train and shipped east. For more than five years, through rain and snow, Shep met every incoming train with hopes that he would see the man who had cared for him. Even today, people visit Fort Benton, Montana, to stand at the grave of a dog whose actions remind us of the true meaning of loyalty and heart.Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than 45 books for young people including The Prairie Builders, The Forest in the Clouds, Butterfly Count and B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet. Sneed lives in Missoula, Montana. Joanna Yardley has illustrated a number of award-winning children's books. This is her third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She is the illustrator of B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet and P is for Peace Garden: A North Dakota Alphabet. Jo lives in Missoula, Montana along with her husband and son.

P is for Potato

Author: Stan Steiner
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781585367566
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.

Settlers of the American West

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476619040
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: History

Depictions of the American west in literature, art and film perpetuate romantic stereotypes of the pioneers--the gold-crazed '49er, the intrepid sodbuster. While ennobling the woodsman, the farmwife and the lawman, this tunnel vision of American history has shortchanged the whaler, the assayer, the innkeeper and the inventor. The westward advance of the trailblazers created demand for a gamut of unsung adventurers--surveyors, financiers, politicians, surgeons, entertainers, grocers and midwives--who built communities and businesses in the wilderness amid clashes with Indians, epidemics, floods, droughts and outlawry. Chronicling the worthy deeds, ethnicities, languages and lifestyles of ordinary people who survived a stirring period in American history, this volume provides biographical information for hundreds of individual pioneers on the North American frontier, from the Mississippi River Valley as far west as Alaska. Appendices list pioneers by state or country of departure, destination, ethnicity, religion and occupation. A chronology of pioneer achievements places them in perspective.

First Salmon

Author: Roxane Beauclair Salonen
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 1590781716
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

During the ceremony of First Salmon, an event celebrated by the Northwest Pacific tribes to honor and welcome back the salmon each year, Charlie remembers his beloved uncle and starts the process of accepting his death.

A Is for America

Author: Devin Scillian
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781627535823
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to broaden a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the United States over and over again. Bright, beautifully detailed illustrations from California artist Pam Carroll bring each letter to life, from eagles to Thomas Edison to the veterans of two World Wars.

Peace Pilgrim

Author: Peace Pilgrim
Publisher: Friends of Peace PIlgrim
ISBN: 0943734290
Release Date: 1992-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Peace Pilgrim was born Mildred Lisette Norman to Ernest and Josephine Norman in 1908 on a poultry farm in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. Her father was a carpenter, and her mother was a tailor. Mildred Lisette Norman adopted the name "Peace Pilgrim" in 1953 in Pasadena, California, and walked across the United States for 28 years. 'Peace Pilgrim: her life and work in her own words' was compiled by some of her friends in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1982. Composed mainly in her own words except for the reproduced newspaper articles and the introduction. There are comments by people she met while on her 28 year pilgrimage for peace.

The Winners Handbook

Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015080901765
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Education

Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2008's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Grades K-6. "The WINNERS! Handbook" starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2008, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's "Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3," it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new "The WINNERS! Handbook" the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs. Grades K-6.

The Masonic Tour Guide

Author: Daniel Hanttula
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781365947254
Release Date: 2017-05-14
Genre: Travel

From a palace to a mysterious tomb, the first volume of The Masonic Tour Guide will take readers on an adventure of the must-see Wonders of the Masonic World, to the nearly unknown and almost impossible to find. Designed to challenge the seasoned traveler and assist the apprentice, this book offers fun and interesting ways to renew your commitment to The Craft, through visitation and Masonic intercourse. Readers of the Masonic Tour Guide will uncover details on Masonic mysteries that have been rumors and argument-starters for centuries: "Is Albert Pike really buried inside the House of the Temple?" "What is the world's largest Masonic building?" "Was one of the biggest Masonic libraries started with just $5?" "What does the Titanic share with the Grand Lodge of NY?" "What profane museums feature exhibits on Freemasonry?"