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Children's Encyclopedia of American History

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Current events discussions are now an integral learning tool in classrooms across the country. With its up-to-the-moment content and engaging style, this major reference book is an essential resource for helping children relate today's news to the events of the past. Focusing on the who, what, when, where, and how, with stunning pictures and a cutting-edge visual style, DK ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 21st 2003 by DK Children (first published April 2003)
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Kendra Doolin
King, D. C. (2003). Children's encyclopedia of American history. New York: DK in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

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Type of Reference: Encyclopedia

Content/Scope: This major reference book is an essential resource for helping children relate today's news to the events of the past. Focusing on the who, what, when, where, and how of American History.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The author has written--and published--more than 70 books, primari
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Ebookwormy
Children's Encyclopedia of American History is a valuable resource. The more I reference or read it, the more I like it.

Even if we weren't homeschooling, I would want to own this book to supplement learning American history. Primary source illustrations and brief text provide an engaging overview. Maps and photographs are typical of the format and publisher, but what I particularly liked are the primary source illustrations. Artwork, hand bills, line drawings (one by John Smith, one by Daniel Bo
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Lisbeth Rider
Jun 29, 2013 Lisbeth Rider marked it as to-read
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Lisbeth Rider
Encyclopedia: Children’s Encyclopedia of American History
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Brief Description
A comprehensive overview of history with period photographs of news events, objects, people; also includes maps and charts. 304pp. Publisher’s Weekly described it as “lavishly illustrated” and School Library Journal termed it “visually enticing and textually fascinating.”
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Hoffman, M. (2003). The Children’s Encyclopedia of American History. S
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Robbie Travis
Jun 27, 2013 Robbie Travis marked it as to-read
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King, D. (2003). The children’s encyclopedia of American history. New York, NY: Dorling Kindersley Publishing.

Type of Reference: Encyclopedia.

Citation by: Robbie Travis

Content/Scope: This text focuses on the who, what, when, where, and how of history. Written for Grades 3 and up, eighteen chapters span American history from the year 1000 to the year 2002. Each chapter includes a few paragraphs of text, a graph, an overview of the time period, and a timeline.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This book was
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Kayla Thurman
Children's encyclopedia of American history. (2003). New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

Citation By: Kayla Stewart

Type of Reference: Encyclopedia

Call Number: Ref 031

Content/Scope: This text is targeted towards student 8-14. This text provides information about important events and people from American history. The story actually goes back to about 1000 years to the first European explorer—Lief Eriksson's arrival in North America and follows the story of America up to current events suc
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Brittany
I have to admit that I don't know my history very well. So I thought this Children's Encyclopedia of American History would be a fun way to review history I learned in school as well as learn some new facts about American History.

All the pictures in the book made history come to life for me. The book acts more like an overview or summary of American History. It was a good basic book to start out with for me. It explained everything in a simple way (but didn't cover everything or go into depth).
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Elizabeth
This is a great reference book. I could also see myself using it as a text book for homeschooling, and reading it with my kiddos from front to back, if they were a bit older. This book was great! It's filled with everything history (especially politics, war and entertainment). I was wishing for a little bit more, though. The pictures were great. I could see myself buying this book down the road, but I wouldn't use it as a one and only source, because I feel like there is SO much in history and t ...more
Rochelle
i read this when i am bored because it is interesting
Amy
Okay, so I didn't read it cover to cover but...it gives you very good snapshots of important events in American History. I liked it both for me, since I did not pay very much attention to the subject in school, and for my kids who will continue to benefit from good resource books throughout their school careers. I will be buying a copy for our personal library soon.
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David has written--and published--more than 70 books, primarily nonfiction in American history and biography; there have also been about 20 studies of other cultures, including Taiwan, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United Arab Emirates. While most of his books have been for young-adult readers, many have b
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