“The Lego Architect” by Tom Alphin. “Travel through the history of architecture in “The LEGO Architect”. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!”
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“The Dust Covered Days of Dorie Archer” by Barbara Eymann Mohrman. “Dorie Archer’s carefree childhood days became filled with darkness—no fresh air, no sunshine, no rain, no work for the farmers, and no money. Dorie’s gripping story brings to life the everyday activities of a Nebraska girl and her family during the Dust Bowl as they struggled to survive the enormous challenges of one of the most trying times in Nebraska history. Excerpt: The wind began to swirl around them and pick up in intensity. The cloud cast a veil over them as thick as pea soup. Soon the sun was completely blotted out by its murkiness. The light had turned into total darkness that Sunday afternoon. Imprisoned within the swirling, blinding wind, the children could feel particles of dust blast their faces sharply as they frantically covered their mouths and eyes with their arms and hands. It was no use. The dust filled their mouths with grit and stung their eyes. It coated their teeth and tongue and caused them to cough, sputter, and struggle for air.” –from amazon.com
“Wolves in Blue: Stories of the North Brothers and their Pawnee Scouts” by Dr. Jean A. Lukesh. “A young adult quick reading biography of brothers Frank and Luther North and their Pawnee Scouts who worked with the U.S. Army to protect and rescue overland trail travelers, settlers, soldiers, and Union Pacific railroad workers during the 1860s and 1870s Plains Indian Wars and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Two of those Pawnee Scouts “shared” the first Congressional Medal of Honor ever awarded to a Native American. Includes photographs, timeline, index, select bibliographical references, critical thinking questions, glossary, and bold vocabulary terms in the text. Noteworthy Americans Quick Reader Biography Series. This book just won Finalist status in the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Awards in the category of Teen Nonfiction and Finalist status in the 2012 Western Writers of America (WWA) SPUR Award in the category of Best Juvenile Nonfiction Book Award.” –from amazon.com.
“The 1931 Hastings Bank Job & The Bloody Bandit Trail.” by Monty McCord. “In February 1931, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hendricks” and three others tied up fourteen employees at the Hastings National Bank and walked away with over $27,000 from the vault. They then returned home to plan a robbery of the First National Bank for the following day. Even though police quickly surrounded the house, the robbers managed to capture all eleven officers on the scene and make a getaway. Retired police lieutenant and historian Monty McCord recounts the crime and the grisly aftermath in the first account of the heist ever to be published.” –from amazon.com