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Bomb

Bomb

The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Flash Point
  • ISBN: 1596438614
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 272
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In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

Bomb

Bomb

The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1596434872
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 266
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Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

Most Dangerous

Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 159643953X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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A 2015 National Book Award Finalist, reviewed in The Washington Post, as well as featured on the Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2015" list. From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Newbery Honor Book Bomb comes a tense, narrative nonfiction account of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to expose a government conspiracy. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these files had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, including an attempt by Nixon to foil peace talks, these papers revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. The investigation--and attempted government coverups--that followed will sound familiar to those who followed the scandal surrounding Edward Snowden. A provocative and political book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Flash Point
  • ISBN: 9781429951357
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 352
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Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.

The Port Chicago 50

The Port Chicago 50

Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1596437960
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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The Newbery Award-winning and National Book Award finalist author of Bomb presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 1596439556
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 288
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“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book A Washington Post Best Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A Kirkus Reviews Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A 2018 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Lincoln's Grave Robbers

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545532264
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 224
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A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.

The Bomb

The Bomb

  • Author: Theodore Taylor
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152061654
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 200
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In 1945, when the Americans liberate the Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, fourteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that the next year he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin Instructional Unit

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin Instructional Unit

Newbery Honor Book, Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

  • Author: Rachel Kovacs
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781492126096
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 148
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This instructional unit provides activities and tests for the Newbery Honor Book, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin. This book contains standards and objectives, vocabulary exercises, 40 reading comprehension pages, 30 activity pages, a study guide, a multiple choice unit test, and answer keys. This book is best suited for teachers and home school parents of children between the ages of 13 - 18. Curriculum subjects included: English, World War II, and physics. The novel, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, is not included.

The Nazi Hunters

The Nazi Hunters

  • Author: Neal Bascomb
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545562392
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials -- one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. THE NAZI HUNTERS is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies -- many of whom lost family in the Holocaust -- embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller HUNTING EICHMANN, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, THE NAZI HUNTERS is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.

Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 1250148928
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
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WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say “history is boring,” he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860—to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control! Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler is the first chapter book in the Time Twisters series from acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin. Also check out Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean! This title has Common Core connections.

The Atomic Bomb: A History Just For Kids!

The Atomic Bomb: A History Just For Kids!

  • Author: KidCaps
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
  • ISBN: 1621075796
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 60
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Now, from time to time you might hear the term “nuclear bomb” used, while other times you may hear the term “atomic bomb”. What is the difference? Any bomb that uses tiny reactions inside the nucleus of a microscopic atom is, by definition, a “nuclear bomb”. However, the first nuclear bombs were much simpler than today’s bombs, which use multiple steps to produce their large explosions. The first nuclear bombs that were produced relied only on this special microscopic reaction in the atom and so are called “atomic bombs”; and it is this kind that we will be talking about. Find out about this exciting and complex period of time in this kid's book.

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child

  • Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305642368
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 560
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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sinking of the Bismarck

The Sinking of the Bismarck

The Deadly Hunt

  • Author: William Shirer
  • Publisher: Young Voyageur
  • ISBN: 0760354332
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 176
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An acclaimed historian provides a thrilling account of the British Navy's unlikely defeat of the world's most feared battleship!

King George: What Was His Problem?

King George: What Was His Problem?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Flash Point
  • ISBN: 1429931582
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS "Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know. King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Which Way to the Wild West?

Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Flash Point
  • ISBN: 1429964960
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 272
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History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

Shadow on the Mountain

Shadow on the Mountain

  • Author: Margi Preus
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1613123787
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." —School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." —The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author’s note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars." —BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen’s dramatic escape to Sweden—days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit—take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus’s account." —The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them.” —Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

Hello from 2030

Hello from 2030

The Science of the Future and You

  • Author: Jan Paul Schutten
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1582704740
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 224
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"Would you like to know the future? And, will it be what we think it will be, or will today's predictions be laughably wrong? In Hello from 2030, middle graders get a peek at what's coming just around the corner. In the year 2030, today's kids will be grappling with issues adults are just starting to address now. No, not flying cars: real world conundrums like, what will 8 billion people eat? How can humans produce less trash? Which cool technologies will be used to figure all this out? And, how do people predict the future anyway? This book gives kids not only plenty to dream, argue, and think about, but also a first-hand look at futurology, the science of predicting the future."--

Patton at the Battle of the Bulge

Patton at the Battle of the Bulge

How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne

  • Author: Leo Barron
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698143515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out.... Hitler’s forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle of the Bulge. So far the U.S. soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers and even a panzer onslaught. But as their ammunition dwindled, the weary paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle—a miracle in the form of General George S. Patton and his Third Army. More than a hundred miles away, Patton, ordered to race his men to Bastogne, was already putting in motion the most crucial charge of his career. Tapped to spearhead his counterstrike against the Wehrmacht was the 4th Armored Division, a bloodied but experienced unit that had fought and slogged its way across France. But blazing a trail into Belgium meant going up against some of the best infantry and tank units in the German Army. Failure to reach Bastogne in time could result in the overrunning of the 101st—a catastrophic defeat that could turn the tide of the war and secure victory for the Nazis. In Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, Army veteran and historian Leo Barron explores one of the most famous yet little told clashes of the war, a vitally important chapter in one of history’s most legendary battles.