Now Ben

Now   Ben
Author: Gene Barretta
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781429917315
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Release: 2006-03-07
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history. Now & Ben is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130383
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This read-along shows how Ben Franklin, one of 17 children in a poor family in Colonial Massachusetts, became one of our greatest statesmen and inventors. This straightforward biography is embellished with soft background music and sound effects that are picked up from the details in the lively, quaint illustrations in the accompanying book." -AudioFile

Electric Ben

Electric Ben
Author: Robert Byrd
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781101648018
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Release: 2012-09-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Electric Ben is now a 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award Winner, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, a Horn Fanfare Book, and a Robert F. Sibert Honor book! “a true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.” – The New York Times A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin's numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. The witty, wise, and endlessly curious Franklin is the perfect subject for Byrd's lively style and vibrant art. The pages pulse with facts, quotes, and captions, while the inventive design and intricately detailed illustrations make a striking tribute to the brilliant American.

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Author: Frank Murphy
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780385374613
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Release: 2013-05-29
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!

Meet Benjamin Franklin

Meet Benjamin Franklin
Author: Patricia A. Pingry
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0824941330
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Release: 2001
Editor: Ideals Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction to the life of Benjamin Franklin that details his childhood, inventions, and efforts to bring freedom to our country, and highlights his life-long love of reading.

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini
Author: David A. Adler,Michael S. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780823434145
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Release: 2015-01-19
Editor: Holiday House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harry Houdini astounded audiences around the globe with his death-defying acts and illusions. With his wife, Bess, often by his side, he freed himself from ropes, handcuffs, straitjackets, and prison cells. Once he even made a ten-thousand-pound elephant vanish into thin air! Yet Harry's life was not always so glamorous. When he was a boy, he shined shoes and did odd jobs to help make ends meet. But a career in magic was always in the cards for Harry. Readers will be mesmerized by this captivating biography of one of the most celebrated escape artists and magicians in history.

A Picture Book of George Washington

A Picture Book of George Washington
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130420
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A lively fife and drum playing Yankee-Doodle-Dandy welcome the listener...A narrative tone that is sincere and respectful and a slow, even pace afford the young listener time to absorb facts." - AudioFile Magazine

Cheer Up Ben Franklin

Cheer Up  Ben Franklin
Author: Misti Kenison
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781492652489
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Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can this Founding Father find a friend? Historians of all ages will love this humorous introduction to the incredible beginning of America! Ben Franklin is sad. No one has time to fly kites with him today. Betsy Ross is busy sewing a flag. Alexander Hamilton is busy counting money... Can this founding father find a friend? This colorful and humorous board book primer features some of the most prominent figures of the American Revolution—from George Washington and Abigail Adams to Paul Revere and Thomas Jefferson—and introduces historians of all ages to the signing of The Declaration of Independence and the incredible beginning of the United States of America. Includes a timeline of the American Revolution and mini-biographies of all the historical figures featured!

I am Benjamin Franklin

I am Benjamin Franklin
Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525555926
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 21st book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. who helped draft the Declaration of Independence while making important scientific contributions. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.Driven by his curiosity from a young age, Benjamin Franklin's observations about the world led to key discoveries about electricity and other contributions that remain important today.

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison
Author: Megan M. Gunderson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781098212179
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Release: 2020-08-01
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This biography introduces readers to Benjamin Harrison including his early political career and key events from Harrison's administration including the Sherman Silver Purchase Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act. Information about his childhood, family, personal life, and retirement years is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Marion Dane Bauer,Anthony Lewis
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780545232562
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Release: 2011
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the life and accomplishments of the scientist, inventor, and American historical figure.

Mesmerized

Mesmerized
Author: Mara Rockliff
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781536220582
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Together, Rockliff and Bruno make the scientific method seem exciting, and kids interested in science and history will likely be, well, mesmerized.” — Booklist (starred review) When American inventor Benjamin Franklin arrives in Paris, he is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer has Parisians believing he can control a magic force that changes the taste of water, cures illness, and controls thoughts! Can Ben Franklin’s approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of Mesmer’s tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development of the scientific method — and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.

The Value of Saving

The Value of Saving
Author: Spencer Johnson
Pages: 63
ISBN: PSU:000022751683
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brief biography of the outstanding 18th-century printer, inventor, and statesman, emphasizing the value of saving in his life.

A Picture Book of John Hancock

A Picture Book of John Hancock
Author: David A. Adler,Michael S. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0823444864
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Holiday House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Protestor, patriot, and signer of the declaration of Independence, John Hancock. His life revealed for picture book readers. When the British started imposing unfair taxes on the colonists, John Hancock decided to stand up to the injustice and dedicate himself to the public good. He would later serve as a delegate to the First Continental Congress, president of the Second Continental Congress, and signer of the declaration of Independence. This Founding Father is made accessible to young children through clear and concise text paired with watercolor art. "Using a warm, subdued palette, Himler's paintings bring Hancock and his times to life," says Booklist. Back matter includes a note, a timeline, source notes, a selected bibliography, and recommended websites. For almost thirty years, David Adler's Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler's "expert mixtures of facts and personality" (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
Pages: 24
ISBN: 168078157X
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Release: 2016-08-15
Editor: Scientists at Work
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scientists can change the world! Benjamin Franklin's experiments helped us understand electricity. This title introduces budding scientists and engineers to Benjamin Franklin whose discoveries changed the course of science. Photos and illustrations bring the stories of this great mind to life, and a quiz lets readers test their newfound knowledge. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
Author: Cheryl Harness
Pages: 47
ISBN: 1426302975
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Release: 2008-09-09
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a life of the American statesman who was a diplomat, postmaster, inventor, and revolutionary and played an integral part in the founding of the nation through his great writings and communication skills.

Ben Franklin s Big Splash

Ben Franklin s Big Splash
Author: Barb Rosenstock
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781635924428
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Astra Publishing House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A National Science Teachers Association, Best STEM Book Here is the story of Ben Franklin's first invention, his journey through the scientific method, and the surprising successes that result when you're willing to make mistakes. Every inventor has to start somewhere, and one of the greatest innovators in our history was no exception. Ben Franklin developed his first invention while doing what he loved best: swimming! Barb Rosenstock's rhythmic, whimsical style is the perfect complement to S. D. Schindler's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations. Together they recreate history in an engaging and unique way. Both author and illustrator worked closely with Franklin experts, and the book includes Franklin quotes, an extensive author's note, timeline, and bibliography.

A Picture Book of Anne Frank

A Picture Book of Anne Frank
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130376
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The narrator, reading with clarity and precision, tells the well-known story of the Jewish girl and her family who hid during the Holocaust...[This] high-quality read-along...[is] excellent for school and public libraries." - Booklist

Ben Franklin s in My Bathroom

Ben Franklin s in My Bathroom
Author: Candace Fleming
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101934081
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Schwartz & Wade
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History meets hijinks in this first title in a hilarious new middle grade series for fans of Timmy Failure and The Terrible Two, when Ben Franklin accidentally time travels to a 10-year-old's home in 21st century America! Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin—Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind. From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form. With tons of funny illustrations throughout—plus graphic novel-style sections interspersed—readers will love adventuring alongside this awesome threesome. “What a smart, funny, action-adventure! This is bursting with great heart, fascinating history, and Ben Franklin’s stinky feet. I want more, more, more of this series.” —Jon Scieszka, author of the Frank Einstein series “This book is absolutely electric—inventive, funny, and fascinating! Ben Franklin himself would approve!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series “This story is hilarious and heartfelt. Ben Franklin is the kind of friend any kid would like hanging out with—farts and all!” —Jeffrey Brown, author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal series

George W Bush

George W  Bush
Author: Breann Rumsch
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781680775068
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Release: 2016-08-15
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each presidents term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of George W. Bush beginning with his childhood in New Haven, Connecticut, and Midland, Texas. Information about Bushs education at Yale University and his early career in the oil business and as part owner of the Texas Rangers is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Bushs time in the Texas Air National Guard and his political career as governor of Texas. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Bushs administration, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the passage of the USA Patriot Act, the beginning of the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and the economic crisis. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.