Written by Lynne Cheney, author and wife of Vice President Richard Cheney, to honor this "beautiful land made more beautiful still by our commitment to freedom," America: A Patriotic Primer is a proud celebration of the individuals, milestones, and principles of this nation.
Each busy spread features elaborately decorated letters of the alphabet, with one or two kids draped over its bars and loops, along with the highlighted concept or person.
It's Boot's task to take Momma where she's needed, but it's Momma's job to explain why. When Momma puts on her boots, Bean knows it's time to say good-bye, and maybe for a long time.
What does Momma do when she goes? Do the other mommies wear boots which take them away, too? Can Bean understand the many things Momma's called to do, why her boots sometimes take her far away, and how a soldier's work is not much different than some other mommies' jobs? Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers of all military branches. Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions - a soldier's duty is to be there. Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why.
Momma's Boots is a loving description of a few quiet moments between a mother and her child, as Momma prepares to deploy for her job with the military.
It's Boot's task to take Daddy where he's needed, but it's Daddy's job to explain why. Boots say Daddy is getting ready to deploy, but Bean needs to know why Daddy is leaving, what he does while he's away, and why Bean can't go with him. Daddy is a soldier and his boots are preparing to take him away again. If Bean can hide Daddy's boots will Daddy be able to stay? Daddy explains to Bean the many things Daddy's called to do, why his boots sometimes have to take him far away and how his work is really not so much different than other daddies' jobs. Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers of all military branches. Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions - a soldier's duty is to be there. Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why.
Daddy's Boots is a touching description of a few quiet moments between Daddy and his young child, Bean, as Daddy prepares to deploy for his job with the military. Daddy's Boots is Winner of the 2005 Dixie Lee Connor Award for Best YA or Children's Manuscript.
|We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States|
Sooner or later, just about every American kid is required to memorize the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. And until now, it was one of the more boring, meaningless assignments. But artist and political cartoonist David Catrow (Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon) has changed all that with his witty, clear-as-a-Liberty-Bell picture book. For him, the Constitution is "a kind of how-to book, showing us ways to have happiness, safety, and comfort." With laugh-out-loud cartoony illustrations, and the actual words of the Preamble as the only text, Catrow depicts a camping trip taken by a diverse, bumbling group of friends, demonstrating the rights and responsibilities the Constitution places on all Americans, young and old. In one especially winning picture, the kids' long-nosed, long-eared pooch provides "for the common defense," keeping lackadaisical guard over the camp as the three human friends yuk it up in silhouette inside the tent. Readers will never yawn at mention of the Constitution again!
|Pledge Of Allegiance|
The text of the Pledge of Allegiance is illustrated with stunning photographs of American landscapes, monuments, and flags.
The meaning of the pledge, its history, and information about the flag are included.
|Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who?|
The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols
If you have ever wondered how it is that the American flag is made up of stars and stripes or where Uncle Sam came from, you finally have a way to find the answers to these questions.
In fact, this book discusses the origins of all the major American patriotic symbols that you can think of: the Great Seal, the Liberty Bell, "The Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
How the U.S. Government Works
Understanding how the government of the United States works can sometimes be a daunting task for adults, so imagine how challenging it can be to children. Now, with this easy-to-follow, simplified, fully illustrated book, written by one of the directors of the Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., children will have a guide that untangles the web of complexity behind the workings of our democratic government.
Having someone who works in the judicial branch of our government lay out how our government works in book form brings an unprecedented clarity to the subject for children.
In addition to explaining the three distinct branches of our federal government, the book discusses the extension of the judicial branch throughout the country by our federal court system. How government officials are elected and appointed is also explained, as is the unique concept that government employees work for the people.
The book is not overwhelming in size or scope and the layout, featuring Pam Tanzey's illustrations, creates a visual presentation that will not intimidate children and is easy to digest. The book also includes a map of the capital area to further help familiarize students with Washington, D.C.. Useful as a shorthand guide to our government, or as a supporting text, How The U. S. Government Works, which also contains an illustrated glossary, is an informed and engaging overview for children of the miracle and makeup of the day-to-day mechanism of our democracy, told by a government insider.