4th of July/Independence Day

Little Ones

America the Beautiful: Together We Stand

By Katherine Lee Bates, Illustrated by Bryan Collier, Jon J Muth, Mary GrandPré, Raùl Colòn, Sonia Lynn Sadler, Yuyi Morales, LeUyen Pham, Chris Soentpiet, Diane Goode, John Hendrix

  • January 1, 2013
  • $16.99 (hardcover)
  • All ages


From George Washington to Barack Obama, each of our presidents has had a unique vision of America. In America The Beautiful, these ideas are translated into gorgeous illustrations by such top artists as Bryan Collier, Jon J Muth, Diane Goode, Mary GrandPré, Raul Colon, Sonia Lynn Sadler, Yuyi Morales, John Hendrix, LeUyen Pham, and Chris Soentpiet. Each of these talented illustrators has found a unique way to interpret the values and beliefs that have built our great country. Through moving illustrations from some of the most distinguished artists, America The Beautiful integrates the lyrics of the familiar patriotic tune with inspiring presidential quotations. America The Beautiful will help teach children about our country's great leaders while highlighting American values such as diversity, unity, and freedom. In addition, the back cover will feature a quote from the winner of the 2012 presidential election.

Those Rebels, John and Tom

By Barbara Kerley, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Scholastic Press

  • January 2012
  • $17.99
  • Ages 7-10


A brilliant portrait of two American heroes from the award-winning creators of The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)! With their signature wit, impeccable research, and inventive presentation style, award winners Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham masterfully blend biography and history to create a brilliant portrait of two American heroes who bravely set aside their differences to join forces in the fight for our country’s freedom.



Liberty (The Puppy Place #32)

By Ellen Miles

Scholastic Paperbacks

  • April 2014
  • $4.99
  • Ages 7-10

Welcome to the Puppy Place--where every puppy finds a home!

Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.

Lizzie and her family go to the beach for a July 4th weekend trip. Liberty, a golden retriever puppy, gets spooked by the fireworks display and loses her owners. Can the Petersons find her home, even while they are on vacation?


Middle Grade


Scholastic Book of Presidents

By George Sullivan

Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction

  • November 2016
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8-12

Meet America's newest president and get caught up on past commanders-in-chief in this revised edition of a classic, now updated with a brand-new modern design!

Hail to the Chief! Get ready to meet all of our nation's presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama, and everyone in between, including a section on Donald Trump, our newest president elected in 2016. This easy-to-read book offers mini biographies and fun facts about each president's accomplishments in the Oval Office and beyond, accompanied by photographs and lists of key events.

A must-have for any classroom or young history buff, the Scholastic Book of Presidents covers everything you need to know about America's greatest leaders from past to present.

George Washington's Spy: A Time Travel Adventure

By Elvira Woodruff
Scholastic Press

  • November 2010
  • $16.99
  • Ages 8-12


When Katie and her twin cousins step into a mysterious rowboat, Matt and his three buddies run to their rescue. But they are too late--and soon the seven are swept back in time--to Boston in 1775. The British have occupied the city, and George Washington and his troops are planning an attack. While the boys are trying to find their way to the girls after being separated, the boys become entangled with patriot spies.


The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution

By Jim Murphy
Scholastic Press

  • December 2010
  • $21.99
  • Ages 8-12


With his engaging and timeless narrative prose, two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy tells the awe-inspiring story of George Washington's glorious fight for an independent America.