On My Own Biographies, Set 1

10 Top Quality History Readers- 3rd grade readers that preschoolers love to hear too!

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I can`t tell you how delighted I was to find early readers about true American heroes. While learning to read, your children can also learn about wonderful role models! We are using the books in this series presently and loving them. The illustrations are realistic , also. My youngest daughter loved to sit and hear her brother read about these heros and has learned so much history at a very early age! 

We recently made an amazing discovery! My daughter-in-law Kari was looking for history hero stories for Cassidy when she was 3 years old. I loaned her a set of these readers and Cass was captivated by them! So, you`ll definitely get your money`s worth as you read them to your preschoolers, teach your beginning readers to read with them and use them all the way up to third grade level. If your child wants to hear the story again and again (which mine all did), and then progresses to learning to read on their own, it can only help them to be familiar with the story. This is actually how my oldest son taught himself to read.

This set includes:

Nathan Hale, Patriot Spy- In the fall of 1776, Nathan Hale snuck into a British army camp as a spy for General George Washington. Many people believed spying was dishonorable. This is a true tale of how Nathan Hale chose to risk his honor-and his life-to help set America free

Will and Orv-Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground. Then suddenly it was up-soaring into the strong winds before plunging back to the ground. This historic 12-second ride will always be remembered as the first engine-powered flight. Young Johnny Moore was one of only five witnesses to Wilbur and Orville Wright`s magical first. This is the story of that first flight and of the young boy who helped the Wright`s make history.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie-Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself before, but many lives depended on this lighthouse and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is an exciting true story of Abbie Burgess, who single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine in 1856.

An American Army of Two-The war of 1812 is raging, the United States fighting Great Britain. From the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. The British will burn ships in the town harbor if someone doesn`t stop them. But the American troops are owhere near! Rebecca and Abigail go to the rescue to become an American Army of Two!

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express- When a, near Kate Shelley`s home in Moingona, Iowa, 15 yearold Kate bravely rushed out into the storm, saving the lives of two men and preventing hundreds of other lives from being lost. This is the true story of a young girl`s resourcefulness and courage in the face of great danger.

Rescue on the Outer Banks-It`s October 11, 1896, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Through the howling wind and lashing rain of a hurricane, 10 yr.old Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, gaze across the waves. The brave surfmen of Pea Island are struggling to save nine people stranded on a shipwreck. This is Sam`s chance. Can he and Ginger help rescue the victims, or will they drown?

Florence Nightingale-As a child of wealth and privilege, Florence Nightingale always longed to do more for those less fortunate. She found her chance to help others when fortunate. She found her chance to help others when England went to war. Lantern in hand, Florence swept quietly through rooms of wounded and sick men. She often stayed up late into the night caring for her patients. With more than 60 years of service, she helped to make nursing an honorable profession, left behind safer, cleaner hospitals, and saved countless lives!

 The Schoolchildren`s Blizzard-This fast paced, high-interest tale set in Nebraska is based on the true story of Minnie Freeman, a teacher who led her students to safety through the deadly blizzard of January 12, 1888.

 

Saving the Liberty Bell-Eleven-year old Johnny Mickley longed to be a hero and have some part in helping America gain its independence. The British Army was just miles from Philadelphia and planned to melt the city`s famous bells to make cannons. What could the colonists do? When they finally came up with a plan, Johnny was a part of it! But would they get Philadelphia`s most famous bell to safety?

The Copper Lady

By: Kent Ross, Alice Ross    Illustrated By: Leslie Bowman
Series: On My Own History
The boat creaked and moaned as the storm's waves smashed into the ship. Down in the hold, Andre‚ sat between crates that held the great copper lady, the Statue of Liberty. They were on their way to America, but would the storm that raged prevent them from getting there? Given to the people of the United States in 1885 by the people of France as a symbol of friendship between the two countries, the Statue of Liberty has come to symbolize freedom, liberty, and hope to all that see her. In this thrilling tale, learn what might have happened during the statue's stormy trip to America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




  • Type Book
  • Age 0-5, 6-12, Multilevel
  • Author Lerner Publishing
  • Emphasis Biographies, History, Reading
  • Height 72
  • Width 120

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