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.

Middle Grade

Scholastic Encyclopedia of Presidents and Their Times

By David Rubel

  • January 2013
  • $24.99 (hardcover)
  • Ages 10-14


This new edition features updated information about the 2012 Presidential election and a full-color design! The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Presidents and Their Times documents the tenure of each of the American presidents. It also includes information about the headlines, people, and fads that defined America during each presidency. It is an easy-to-use resource that reflects events through the election of the next president in the 2012 election. Each profile includes a fact box that lists the president's birthday, birthplace, vice president, wife, children, and nickname. It also lists the president's full name and years he was in office. It is an easy-to-understand guide that traces our Presidential history from the beginning to the future.

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.