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Henry Ford - Young Man with Ideas

School Price $5.99
by Hazel B. Aird and Catherine Ruddiman

A very readable book with nice pen and ink drawings.  A good resource which supports social studies benchmark LE 1.2.4.  Relive Henry's youth and see how he demonstrated good character and personal virtue.  Henry's father wishes him to stay on the farm, but with so many ideas about machinery in his head, he just could not do it!  Steam engines, gas engines, clocks, electricity all provide him with ideas.  Back in print again! ©1960. 5.25 x 7.5.  192 pages. Paperback.

GLCE's      [4H3.06]

The Indian School

by Gloria Whelan

A touching book about young people struggling with conflicting cultures. The story begins in 1839 when Lucy is orphaned after her parents are killed in a wagon accident. She must go to northern Michigan to live with her aunt and uncle who run a strict mission school for Indian children.   Demonstrates the clash of two cultures.  This book is a message about the dignity of all people.  ©1996. 4.75 x 7.  89 pages. Paperback .

GLCE's      [4H3.06]

School Price  $4.99

The Legend of the Lady's Slipper
School Price $17.95

by Kathy-jo Wargin
Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

A wonderful legend of bravery and courage. Running Flower tries to save her people from sickness by collecting a medicine pouch from another village. However the journey in the bitter cold is too much for her young body. Upon her death, the wrappings on her feet turn into blossoms and make the forest she loved blaze with a thick carpet of pink and white flowers. The colorful pictures and larger type are perfect for read-along settings.  ©2001.  9.25 x 11.25.  42 pages.  Hardcover.  Grades 2-4.

GLCE's      [3H3.04]

The Legend of Mackinac Island
School Price $17.95

by Wargin & van Frankenhuyzen

Kathy-jo Wargin’s re-telling of the Native American legend of how Mackinac Island was formed along with Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen powerful full color art make this a grand book for younger readers! ©1999. 9.25 x 11.25.  48 pages. Hardcover.

GLCE's      [3H3.04]

M is for Mitten
School Price $17.97
M is for MITTEN
by Appleford and Wargin

A Michigan Alphabet book with delightful color illustrations by Michael Monroe. The authors believe young children learn best when they are having fun- and what could be more fun than learning the Michigan ABC’s in a series of playful rhymes and facts?  ©1999.  Index 11.25 x 9.25.  40 pages. Hardcover.

Mail by the Pail
School Price $18.95

by Colin Bergel.  Illustrated by Mark Koenig.

This lovely children's book tells about the mail delivery system for Great Lakes freighters.  It highlights the unique lifestyle of sailors and their families.  Read along as Mary discovers how mail reaches her father when he is away at work-sometimes weeks at a time.  Illustrated with beautiful, full color pictures.  A great addition to any library or classroom!  ©2000.  8 x10.59.  28 pages. Hardcover. (Reading level 4.5)

GLCE's      [3G4.0.1]

Michigan History by Marcia Schonberg
School Price $9.40

by Marcia Schonberg

A brief history of our state presented in 9 chapters. Includes Native Americans, the French explorers, Revolutionary War, statehood, Civil War, growth of industry, women's rights, the Depression and Michigan today. Good mix of color and black and white pictures. Several maps. Glossary and index.  ©2004.  7.5 x 10.25.  48 pages. Paperback. (Better 4th grade reading level and up.)

GLCE's      [3H3.0.2, 3H3.0.5, 3G4.0.1]

People of Michigan
School price $9.40
by Marcia Schonberg

Begins with information on our people in general - where we live and our ethnic backgrounds. Brief sections on the Native Americans, French explorers, missionaries and settlers. Short biographies tell about several of the states' outstanding people. Index and glossary for easy reference. ©2004. 7.5 x 10.25. Paperback. 48 pages.

GLCE's      [3H3.0.5, 3H3.0.6, 3H3.0.8, 3G4.0.2]

Shadow of the Wolf

by Gloria Whelan

The third book in the sequel about the Michigan pioneer girl Libby and her Native American friend Fawn.  It is only 1841 but Libby and her parents already begin to feel hemmed in by the ever increasing number of settlers.  They decide to move north to the forests along Lake Michigan.  Soon Fawn and Libby discover greedy men trying to cheat the tribe out of the little land they have left!  ©1997. 5.25 x 7.5.  80 pages.  Paperback.

GLCE's      [3H3.0.6, 3G5.0.1, 3G5.0.2]

School Price $3.99

Thomas Edison - Young Inventor by Sue Guthridge

by Sue Guthridge

Many people forget that Thomas Edison grew up in Port Huron, Michigan.  They don't know he saved a station master's son from being run over by a train in Mt. Clemens and it was through this act of heroism that Edison got his start in learning telegraphy. A good resource which supports social studies benchmark I.2.LE 4.  See how Tom demonstrated good character and personal virtue.  Back in print! ©1960.  5.25 x 7.5.  192 Pages.  Paperback. 

GLCE's      [4G5.0.1]

School Price $5.99

The Underground Railroad - Path to Freedom
School Price $6.95
by Carole Marsh

The Underground Railroad stands tall in American history as an example of the determination and compassion that makes this country great! This black and white booklet has 18 student activities that touch on several key GLCEs. The book includes a basic timeline, glossary, answer key and index along with an additional resource list. Reproducible. ©2007. 8.5 x 11. 28 pages. Paperback.

GLCE's      [4H3.0.2, 4H3.0.7, 4G2.0.2, 4G4.0.1]

Under Michigan - The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils
School Price $17.95

UNDER MICHIGAN - The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils
by Charles Ferguson Barker

First book written for young readers to explain the geology of Michigan and its fossils.  It tells about the glaciers, ancient seas covering the state,  layers of rock and the resources under our state. Color artwork as if drawn by students. Glossary and resources list. ©2005. 8.75 x 11.25. 48 pages.  Hardcover.

GLCE's      [3G5.0.2, 3E1.0.3]


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