The Children's Book of America

The Children s Book of America Where did American come from What does it mean to be an American What makes America great No volume will provide moer compelling and inspiring answers to our children s questions than William Bennett

  • Title: The Children's Book of America
  • Author: William J. Bennett Michael Hague
  • ISBN: 9780684849300
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Where did American come from What does it mean to be an American What makes America great No volume will provide moer compelling and inspiring answers to our children s questions than William Bennett and Michael Hague s marvelous new treasury, The Children s Book of America.

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    1. Poems, songs and stories. A bit too much of the false patriotism of America for me (you know, leaving out the genocide, theft of land and slavery), but it does seem to try to be inclusive (a few stories of women and people of color). The Legend of the Grand Canyon, a native American storyJohnny Appleseed!!! Love itMargaret of New Orleans, an Irish immigrant woman who worked for children and charityThe New Colossus, Emma Lazarus; poet whose words are at the base of the Statue of LibertyMartin Lut [...]

    2. This book is a collection of stories, poems and songs that are perfect for k-5. Some are legends, such as "The Legend of the Grand Canyon" and others are stories about historical figures such as "The Bravery of Abigail Adams." The stories span up to landing on the moon with "The Eagle has Landed." This book can be used to build lesson that cover language arts and social studies. The illustrations are also very appealing.

    3. This picture book is great because it answers a lot of children's questions regarding American history. The stories are short and can give students quick background knowledge with great illustrations before the topic is introduced in class. For example, topics include: the legend of the Grand Canyon, westward with Lewis and Clark, Abe Lincoln's school days, and Martin Luther King's dream. Students will enjoy reading the significant events and people in American history.

    4. I found this book at half price books and I've been reading a few stories to the kids each night. We are all loving it. It isn't to complex for children, but the stories are also interesting for adults. I've learned and enjoyed along with the kids. It has great pictures as well. It teaches values and traditions that are part of being an American.

    5. I love this book! I love all of the legends that are in it. There are some that I had never heard before. I also like how much history there is in it and how diverse it is, from the origins of the song "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" to the legend of John Henry and Paul Bunyan. The artwork in the book is fantastic too.

    6. This is a great collection of American stories such as the story of how the Star Spangled Banner was written, the Alamo, the first Thanksgiving, Yankee Doodle, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and such things. The stories are great, as are the illustrations.

    7. I prefer this book to the original Bennett Children's story collection book. Abraham Lincoln had less than one year of formal schooling. Wowzers.

    8. This book is a book to add in your library. It covers early American history, and even has some tall tales. I love this book because it tells history in a fun way that is engaging for children.

    9. Awesome bite-sized stories of American history for kids---was a great conversation starter for us on many topics including racism.

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