For the 8-Year-Old Who Loves History, MAGIC TREEHOUSE, and Football

Recommendations from Katie

I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338317411
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 3rd, 2019

One hundred years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series.

It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy.

What Was the Ice Age? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, David Groff (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399543890
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 10th, 2017

A mesmerizing overview of the world as it was when glaciers covered the earth and long-extinct creatures like the woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats battled to survive.

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History Cover Image
By Alexandra Litvina, Anna Desnitskaya (Illustrator), Antonina W. Bouis (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781419734038
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

20th-century Russian history comes to life through six generations of a family in their Moscow apartment
The Apartment: A Century of Russian History explains the true history of 20th-century Russia through the fictitious story of a Moscow family and their apartment.

What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Jim O'Connor, Who HQ, John Mantha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780448462868
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2013

"Four score and seven years ago..." begins Abraham Lincoln's beautiful speech commemorating the three-day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. The South had been winning up to this point. So how did Union troops stop General Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North?

The Birchbark House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786814541
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 3rd, 2002

"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.

The Tortoise and the Soldier: A Story of Courage and Friendship in World War I Cover Image
By Michael Foreman, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250090515
Published: Square Fish - November 8th, 2016

While fighting for England in World War I, Henry Friston sees extraordinary sights--foreign lands and fighting armies and oceans that stretch to the horizon. But it's while under fire in the trenches at Gallipoli that he sees the most extraordinary sight of all: a tortoise. Inspired, he discovers the strength he needs to survive, and, together, he and his tortoise escape the battle.

The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio #1) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142400432
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1998

Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

Kickoff! (Barber Game Time Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416970804
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 26th, 2008

Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, this middle grade novel is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.

“Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!”

Tiki and Ronde’s twelfth summer is winding down—the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler.

The Football Fiasco (Zach and Zoe Mysteries, The #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425289433
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Published: Puffin Books - August 21st, 2018

The third installment of the Zach and Zoe Mysteries--a sports-themed chapter book mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica.

There's nothing eight-year-old twins Zach and Zoe Walker love more than playing sports and solving mysteries. And when those two worlds collide . . . well, it doesn't get any better than that.