Memory is unreliable, and therapists don't typically find that learning the origin of a fear aids in helping to treat it. According to Silverman, the child had a hierarchy of distaste. Small plastic buttons provoked the strongest reaction; large, jean-style brass buttons were only minimally troubling. When he handled them, he received positive enforcement from his mother. Yet his anxiety increased: All he wanted to do was prevent anyone from assailing him with buttons.
For years, that was his coping mechanism. In order to get Ronald, almost 4, to wear buttons, his mother Viv tries to make a game out of it, buttoning her own shirt as he buttons his. Sometimes this works; other times, he becomes so distressed that she gives up. What concerns her most is that Ronald spends his time in preschool being extremely wary of children wearing buttons.
They probably think of him as a bit antisocial. To hate buttons is to avoid people wearing buttons, something that can have significant social implications for both children and adults. Paul is, in a sense, one possible future for Ronald. His phobia dictates his moods, his relationships, and his stress levels. Forced to wear buttons, he likens it to someone with anxiety over flying. He has little influence over how others wield buttons. His wife—the same woman to whom he admitted his phobia 10 years ago—will sometimes put a button in her mouth to annoy him.
People find his discomfort over fasteners funny. A box of random buttons is gross. Contamination might be one possible explanation for why button phobics react the way they do. Paul remembers chewing on his collar as a child. Maybe, he says, a foul-tasting button made him regard all buttons as something off-putting and dirty. Cognitive behavioral therapy CBT , which suggests modulating thought processes away from the unhelpful behavior, is one way to address an avoidance of buttons.
Exposure therapy, a common technique used in CBT, subjects patients to an escalating series of encounters with the thing that causes them distress. If someone has a fear of flying, they might start with looking at a picture of an airplane before sitting in a grounded aircraft and then, ultimately, taking off. In the case of the 9-year-old boy in Miami who was brought in hating buttons, exposure wasn't enough. So she switched to focusing on the disgust portion of his aversion. She instructed him to imagine buttons falling on him and to consider how they felt, looked, and smelled, forcing him to analyze his own feelings and regard them as disproportionate to the objective harmlessness of the objects.
His distress, measured verbally by the boy on a one-to-nine scale, began to decrease. At follow-up at six and 12 months, the boy reported only minimal discomfort when exposed to buttons. The clear plastic kind, once the most troubling, were worn without incident on a daily basis. They also made buttons out of Play-Doh. A sense of embarrassment can often stifle such attempts to cope. Paul has seen a therapist for general issues relating to looming middle age but has avoided the button topic, fearing it will sound ridiculous. Sufferers find it easier to practice avoidance, customizing tasks in an effort to reduce exposure.
While cognitive therapy and exposure may work, the sufferer has to want it to work. More distressing than that is the fact his young daughter is beginning to exhibit signs of koumpounophobia. The police who arrived at the scene that day in November knew she was not one of them; the Scottish island of Iona is small, and her exotic looks suggested she came from a sun-drenched place far from the misty spit of land the cops called home. If she had been an Ionan, she certainly would not have ventured into the area around Loch Staonaig at night—it was known to be the domain of the fairies.
Though they were law enforcement, the Scottish police may have been chilled by the fact that the body was found next to a fairy mound. Dotted throughout the British Isles, these enchanted hills are often the remnants of Iron Age Celtic structures that have been covered by vegetation over time. Even stranger, the corpse was said to have been covered in small, unidentifiable scratches.
The year-old occultist, who had come over from England some three months prior, nurtured a lifelong fascination with magic. Born in Egypt in to an Italian father and an English mother, she'd spent her adolescence in Italy before moving to London. The British capital was then experiencing a blossoming of interest in esotericism; occult orders had sprung up all over the area, attracting such high-ranking intelligentsia as William Butler Yeats and the infamous Aleister Crowley.
Members of many of these orders dedicated themselves to learning ancient magical rites, going into meditative trances, summoning spirits and demons, and participating in intricate ceremonies that could last for days. The island of Iona, located in the Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland, is said to be one of the spots on Earth where the veil that separates our world from that of the spirits is thinnest. It was a sacred place for the ancient Celts and early Christians alike, being the location where the Celtic Christian illuminated manuscript the Book of Kells was created.
Netta reportedly heard about Iona from a story by her favorite author, Fiona Macleod a pen name for William Sharp , which describes the area around Loch Staonaig as one where the fairies roam free. Netta told her maid that she was heading to Iona to perform a magical healing ritual and would stay indefinitely.
On the island, she found lodging at an isolated farm with an older woman named Mrs. With her wild dark hair, clothing inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, and extensive silver jewelry, Netta had a distinctively metropolitan look that stuck out in rural Iona. MacRae reported that the young woman spent her days wandering the island's beaches and moorlands.
Netta told MacRae that she once fell into a trance that lasted an entire week, and should the same happen during her stay, under no circumstances was a doctor to be called. She had the wide-eyed look of someone who was deeply frightened. Netta explained to MacRae that she believed she was being psychically attacked from a distance. Psychic attack—similar to a curse—was a hot topic among early 20th-century occultists. That Sunday, Netta told her host of a rudderless boat she saw fly across the sky, and terrifying messages she received from beyond the veil while in trances. Netta hurriedly packed up all of her belongings and told MacRae that she must leave at once.
Upset, she went to her room to rest. When she came back out later she seemed calmer, with a look of resignation on her face. Song of the Bell. Illustrated by Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen. Accompanied by full-color paintings, this picture book version of the disaster tells of the ship's mounting problems during its last hours and final moments.see
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A brief epilogue describes the recovery of the ship's bell and the following tribute to the lost sailors. Illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe. Ages Young, Patrick. Old Abe, Eagle Hero: Illustrated by Anne Lee. His name was Old Abe and he was a majestic bald eagle.
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He embodied hope and inspired many of the Northern Soldiers in his company throughout the war. Illustrated by John Manders. Illustrated by Patrick Girouard. Compass Point Books, Kathy Dawson Books, Her parents are getting divorced, Wren is about to spend the summer with her grandparents, and her best friend suddenly has a new best friend.
The Giant Ball of String. The giant ball is a popular tourist destination until a thunderstorm floods the town creek, washing the string downstream to the town of Cornwall. The Cornwallians decide to run with this stroke of luck, and claim the string as their own. However, the youngsters of Rumpus Ridge are determined to regain what is rightfully theirs, and an elaborate plot involving a sluice, water wheel, windmill, and meticulous timing is enacted. Paul Bunyan and the Winter of the Blue Snow. Illustrated by Carolyn R. River Road Publications E.
Author Andy Gregg weaves a tall tale of lumberjacks, fantastic creatures, and the geography of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Big Paul and his blue ox, Babe, do their best, but sometimes they create more trouble than help. At the end of the story, the author reveals connections between these tall tales and realities. Based on 18th century traditional family life in which it was the custom for the head of a family to orally transmit cultural values to children each morning, the story not only gives young readers insight into Mohican traditions, but will also have meaning for today's children and their parents.
The Buried Treasure of Appleton, Wisconsin. Illustrated by Claude Schneider. The new farm owner is thrilled with his find, until an unscrupulous banker steals his treasure. Gene Shepard's Wisconsin Hodag. Illustrated by Robb Mommaerts. Small Snyder was famous for the elaborate tricks he could perform. Baldy, a large work elephant, rescued a child from an attacking circus bear.
Illustrated by Beth Harrison Schneider. The Littlest Bunny in Wisconsin. Illustrated by Robert Dunn. Follow Flop on this rhyming adventure as he delivers eggs across the state with stops at Miller Field and the Madison Public Library, but still makes it home in time to celebrate Easter morning with his new family. A Halloween Scare in Wisconsin. Illustrated by Marina Le Ray. A young boy looks out his window to see zombies, vampires, and mummies having a wild Halloween party in the streets, and gets quite a scare when he realizes the party has reached his own living room.
Adventure on the Santa Fe Trail. Illustrated by Jon Van Zyle. After giving it some thought, Lewis's father decides to fill up his own wagon with goods such as nails and calico and head west on the Santa Fe Trail to sell them. And, best of all, he decides Lewis is old enough to be of help. Much as he misses Mama and his Wisconsin home, Lewis loves the time he gets to spend with Papa and the other traders in their wagon train.
Every other double-page spread includes a small map that shows their progress, as the wagon train face challenges such as heat, river crossings and a buffalo stampede. Through it all, Lewis and Papa grow closer in this story of a warm father-and-son relationship. He soon realizes that his grandparent is marvelously unconventional in unexpected ways. Being a solitary artist among her other gifts and talents as an independent spirit, Grandma allows Nicky to ease into what he will enjoy in his own way. When he learns to pole the raft, Nicky notices faded images of birds and animals on it.
He begins to realize the variety of wildlife moving nearby in the water and along the shore by day and also by night. Later on, his grandma provides art materials so the boy can sketch what he observes. LaMarche grew up in Wisconsin and had the pleasure of a similar experience while he was a boy. His exquisite paintings illustrating this handsome, singular story evoke a quiet, secluded Wisconsin river during summertime and encourage more than one type of observation.
Carrie and the Apple Pie. With the help of her new friend Fawn, a Menominee Indian girl, Carrie learns to move on with her life. This is the second book about Carrie, whose story began in Carrie and the Crazy Quilt. Carrie and the Boarding House. Story and photos by Carol March McLernon. Things change when Annie's brother becomes ill and Annie's father asks her to help him with his mail route.
A sudden rain storm that hits while she is driving her father's wagon back home alone allows her to discover her own strength. An easy-to-read historical story about a family living in the Cornish mining community of New Diggins, Wisconsin. After being accused of stealing, Louisa attempts to escape from the fort with the help of her friends.
Adams Pomeroy Press, Two determined twelve-year-olds, Sam and Stephanie, set out to unscramble these mysteries with their proven detective skills. Includes Annie's blog posts with recipes for scones and other teatime treats. Illustrated by Donna J. Upset that her friend Kennedy is being teased for winning the spelling bee, Angie brings her concerns to her grandma, who helps Angie identify the different ways in which her classmates are smart. Text boxes interspersed throughout the story provide information about the psychological theory of multiple intelligences. Illustrated by Brett Helquist.
Now money's tight, Ruby doesn't quite fit in at her new school, and, worst of all, her twin brother Simon, with whom she's always been close, is growing increasingly distant. As the worst drought in years grips the Midwest, Simon, with Ruby's help, must use his new-found powers to avert a climate catastrophe.
Morning on the Lake. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch. In the morning on the lake in a birchbark canoe, they see a family of loons; hiking up a cliff at noon, they see an eagle; and walking through the forest at night, they see a pack of wolves. The boy is initially frightened by each sight but he follows the example of his grandfather and stays perfectly quiet and still. After each animal has passed, Mishomis interprets cultural messages for the boy, thereby teaching him about his heritage.
For Older Readers Akervik, Caroline. My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat. Age 12 and older. Age 14 and older. Together, Hope and her aunt Addie have traveled all over the country to work in different diners, where Addie cooks delicious food and Hope serves it. After an exciting stint in Brooklyn, N. Hope doesn't know what to expect, but like always, she looks forward to the adventure. Tim and his mother have lived with his grandparents in their Wisconsin home, so he's always been close to his grandfather.
Recently Tim and his mom moved to Minneapolis with his new stepfather. Now that his mother and Paul are married, Tim is making the best of the changes, but he loves to go Ahome. He's overheard the whispers about Granddad, and he's overheard the word Alzheimer'ss. Tim refuses to believe that Granddad's forgetfulness is symptomatic of something serious until they go fishing, or try to. The two move into increasing danger, one step at a time, and then very swiftly. Along with developing one of her trademark fast-paced short novels featuring genuine dialogue and people about whom readers care, Bauer pictures the realistic denial and grief associated with Tim's anguish.
He evokes on paper images from his dreams and what he remembers of his parents who disappeared years ago. His dreams and paintings collide when he begins to dream through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy, David, who lived in Winter during the s. Anderson, who tires to help her cope with the many stresses in her life: Jesse and Cash and the Illegal Trappers.
On their first dog-sled run two boys, Jesse and Cash, come across a suspicious looking trapper. They soon realize they have uncovered illegal trapping on the Island and must decide how to bring the criminals to justice. The Amazing Adventures of Addie and Zachary. Illustrated by Laurie Caple. Chippewa Valley Museum Press, The Secret Life of Amanda K. Perhaps because her mother thinks she is "average. Amanda's family owns a historic hotel in the small, northern Wisconsin community in which they live in this novel set in the s.
It's a time of invention and innovation, and Jeremy Callahan can't wait to leave his old logging-town ways behind and join the race to the twentieth century. His Uncle Mac, however, wants to pay tribute to the past and insists on Jeremy's help in carving a statue from a log to commemorate the "final log drive ever held on the Chippewa River. Although Julia doesn't feel very Chinese, her cabin mates help her to learn more about who she is and where she belongs in the world. Not only does she miss her Colorado boyfriend, she feels overwhelmed by meat and dairy products.
Age 15 and older. The continued advance of white traders and settlers into lands once inhabited exclusively by Native peoples is bringing change to the lives of the Ojibwa, including those on the Lake Superior island today know as Madeleine Island where Omakayas and her family live. Still, Omakayas's world is defined by the daily and seasonal details of life with her family. When two white traders who arrive in the middle of winter bring smallpox to her village, Omakayas is physically untouched, but emotionally devastated. Louise Erdrich's moving historical novel is an important chronicle of Ojibwa culture and U.
S and American-Indian history. This lyrically told story never strays from a child's emotional understanding--of grief and heartbreak, as well as joy and wonder. With You or Without You. She bears much of the responsibility for caring for her younger siblings, and with her parents tense because money is tight, Mary Clare bargains with God: With a parting gift of tickets to a Red Sox game, Cyrus heads to Comiskey Park, where he meets a werewolf who draws him into a mystery involving murder and time travel.
Wind Along the Water. Illustrated by Frank Mittelstadt. They meet a new resident called Miss Hattie, who teaches them a song: The book includes a bibliography and information on the Underground Railroad in Wisconsin. Aaryn returns to Wisconsin to try and fix his mistake, but ends up falling for Karma and learns a thing or two about hopeless love. Chester Meets the Walker House Ghost. Illustrated by Jean Marc Richel. This chapter book is based on the local folklore of Mineral Point.
A good heart-to-heart with the trees usually leaves her feeling fine. Homeschooled since kindergarten, Ida B. Then her parents must sell some of the orchard land—and her beloved trees--in order to pay medical bills. Unwilling to forgive her parents for what she sees as one betrayal after another, Ida B. She shuts everyone out, only to discover that causing pain in others is worse than anything she has endured.
Horse Diaries Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. Back matter includes more information about the Clydesdale breed, the Model T Ford, and Scandinavian traditions, as well as suggestions for activities related to the story. Mitch feels angry, sad, and lonely, and he retreats into his imagination where he pretends the long-vacant cottage next door belongs to him. He even resolves to keep the splinter he gets from the railing so the house will be a part of him. From his position in the crawl space underneath the front porch, he learns that they own the house and he decides he will try to scare them away by making them think the house is haunted.
And every small thing Mitch does to make them think the house is haunted, Spencer reads as a sign from his dead brother. Masterfully told with alternating points of view, Henkes shows the developing friendship between two boys who are both withholding information from each other. Only the reader knows the full story, and the dramatic tension builds as each boy gets closer to finding out the truth. Margaret Ferguson Books, Matt takes his anger and frustration out on a classmate who is vocal in his opposition to the war, and is suspended for a week for fighting.
Then, searching through T. A search to find out more about his brother takes Matt to Madison, Wisconsin. But Sam won't join in. He knows Buddy's mom died over the summer in a car accident. Buddy's mother worked for his family as a cleaning woman. Sam can't imagine what it would be like to lose his mom, and he is not sure what to say to Buddy.
But his first awkward gestures toward Buddy slowly blossom into friendship. At the same time, Sam's relationship with his own best friend--who doesn't like Buddy--is jeopardized. This novel set in Madison features a contemporary Jewish American child and, in Buddy, a contemporary child whose family members are Jehovah's Witnesses whose questions about death, life, religion, and the meaning of friendship are explored with honesty and sensitivity.
Winner of the Elizabeth Burr Award. One day in , however, Katherine gets the opportunity. She sets off to Chicago with a few coins in her pocket, a satchel, and a suitcase she finds in the train station with a tag reading Edith Shay. Katherine discovers that building a life for herself will be a lot of work, but more rewarding than she ever imagined. Ages Lone Tree, Spencer G. Night Sun and the Seven Directions. However, the white men's school is threatening the Winnebago way of life. Faced with continued abuse and cruelty, Night Sun decides to run away with three friends. No one has ever successfully escaped before.
Will Night Sun find freedom?
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The black-and-white illustrations are the author's own. Ages 13 and older. In Milwaukee, the family lived in the midst of a large and supportive German-American community, but in Ashland their German heritage suddenly makes them suspect. Over the course of the summer, Adelle experiences first-hand the anti-German sentiment that took hold of America during the First World War, as patriotism turned into a dangerous mistrust of all things foreign.
Time of the Eagle: A Story of an Ojibwe Winter. Blue Horse Books, The stranger leaves Nick with a highly developed sense of touch, a gift that proves both helpful and disturbing. While searching for an explanation behind this unusual meeting, a retired priest discovers information that suggests the stranger may be a descendant of an ancient people.
McLernon, Carol March, author. Carol March McLernon, Sarah tells about the women she meets in her location, including Native American women, a twelve-year-old African American slave and other white pioneer women. This fictionalized account of life in early 19th century Wisconsin is based on real people and actual events. Ages McLoughlin, Jane, author.
Ages Meaney, Flynn, author. But when a number of the most popular boys at their Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin high school transfer to other schools and, in the ensuing "boy shortage," Hunter finds himself suddenly attractive to the female population, each, separately, begins to wonder about their true feelings for the other. Chapters alternate between Kelly's and Hunter's point of view. Age 14 and older Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Her family has a lot of communication problems, including the fact that her father doesn't speak to her two older college-age brothers, who are both gifted football players.
Her father also has had a hip replacement, leaving D. Her Dad's best friend, the coach of the rival high school football team, sends his star quarterback, Brian, to help D. Knowing how her brothers used to train for football when they were in high school, D. She also grows to like Brian - a lot. But her inability to talk about her feelings and her skill on the football field combine to alienate Brian and force D.
Murdock's cast of characters, from major to minor, show depth and credibility, never relying on stereotype. In a novel both funny and moving, the author tackles themes of love, friendship, family, gender and athletics. The strong Wisconsin setting is an added bonus - it is hard to believe that the author has never lived here. Ages Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Schwenk, who lives on a Wisconsin dairy farm, deals with college scouts, her own social awkwardness, and the aftermath of her breakup with her boyfriend.
Heaven Is Paved with Oreos. Sarah is a very analytical, logical kid in a small Wisconsin town and doesn't see why people can't accept that she and Curtis are just friends. But now, in the summer before eighth grade, she's a little unsettled by the fact that Curtis seems to like another girl. Sarah is trying to not think about this as she heads off to Rome with her grandmother, Z.
Sarah's always known Z had her dad out of wedlock and turned him over to her parents to raise while she went off to find herself in California. But on their trip together Sarah learns more than she thinks she wants to know or is ready for about the rest of the story. She's really angry by the time they return. Why did Z share her pain and sadness? What is she supposed to do with this new information? Catherine Gilbert Murdock explores the tension and unease that kids can face as they mature and find out new things about the adults in their lives in a novel that is funny and warm and at times surprising.
Murdock explores the complexities of relationships and the resilience of love through a girl whose mind is wired for organization and order and routine, and who is facing the challenge of learning to be a little more flexible and open. But then, everything turns upside down. She gets injured and has to choose between basketball, which might get her a college scholarship, and the football she loves.
On top of that, her romance is thrown into the public spotlight with unexpcted results; Amber runs off with her girlfriend; and she finds out that her family farm is in financial trouble. Worst of all, her brother Win breaks his neck during a football game.
They say it never rains but it pours; however, slowly but surely, D. Age 13 and older. Beyond the Enchanted Bridge: A Visit to Scarecrow Land. If Photos Could Talk. First Farm in the Valley: Illustrated by Wendy Watson. Mary's Press, , c Although Anna was born in Wisconsin, she longs to leave her birthplace and the chores expected of her to return to the Poland she imagines from her parents' stories. Winding Valley Farm focuses on the next generation and young Annie's disbelief that her family is considering moving to town in Though she has a way of making farm work and household chores like caring for her new baby sister fun, Annie's daughter Anna Rose in Stairstep Farm dreams of going to school.
In Willow Wind Farm, Anna Rose's niece Betsy learns to appreciate her warm and loving family when relatives from all over the country gather for a family reunion at Grandma and Grandpa's. These four episodic short novels trace parallel Polish-American seasonal and holiday activities and customs, as well as farm techniques as they change or don't change over the years.
All four books contain a pronunciation guide. Then one day, Arden learns that Scott's snowmobile has been found in the bottom of the nearby river. Despite the insistence of those around her, Arden refuses to believe her brother is dead. She sets out on a search for her brother, and uncovers truths about herself and her need for a sense of family in the process. What the Moon Said. Esther must adjust to the new conditions--a house without running water or electricity, lots of chores, a new school--but what really troubles her is her mother's lack of affection: Over the course of a year in which the family faces mounting hardships, Esther tries to be the perfect daughter, hoping to win her mother's love by always being helpful and obedient.
Old Town in the Green Groves. Once Was a Time. A Matter of Time. A trip back in time allows Joey to get to know his father as a boy and learn how to get to know his father in the present. Her room in Elizabeth Waters Hall, where the sounds of the nearby Carillon Tower can be heard, becomes the constant when she finds herself traveling through time, uncovering a family secret, falling in love with another time traveler, and a witness to the changing social and political climates on campus, especially for women, from the midth-century through present day.
Millions of birds spanned an area of at least square miles. Amy Timberlake's novel sets a compelling human tale against this fascinating history of the natural world. Thirteen-year-old Georgie lives in a small Wisconsin town in the nesting area. She likes working in the family store and likes being known as the best shot in town. Georgie's older sister, Agatha, longs to attend college at the university in Madison. Now, the badly decomposed body of a young woman has been found in the woods outside a neighboring town.
The dress on the body is Agatha's. So, too, is the color of the woman's hair. Georgie refuses to believe Agatha is dead, and flashbacks reveal their sometimes prickly but deeply loving bond. Determined to find Agatha, Georgie runs away on a borrowed mule she wanted a horse and reluctantly accepts the company of Billy McCabe, Agatha's former suitor. Georgie's fresh, lively, and surprisingly funny voice propels a narrative rich with language and metaphors suited to the setting and the time period.
Nothing is predictable, from Georgie's relationship with Billy McCabe to what the two of them discover in a tale about women and girls and decency and deceit that is full of humor and tenderness. Timberlake provides more information about her research, the nesting, and the tragedy of the now extinct passenger pigeon in an author's note. Spencer Hill Press, Each character tells the story from their own perspective in their own format narrative, screen play, poetry, or images as their lives connect as they seek healing and hope.
Age 14 and older An early frost, a Christmas celebration, her fifth birthday and the first day of school are some of the events depicted in childhood of Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, Caroline Quiner, who spent her early years in the frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Little Clearing in the Woods. Illustrated by Dan Andreasen. The Caroline Years HarperCollins, The Caroline Years series, the young Caroline Quiner, Laura Ingalls' mother, journeys through the forest from Brookfield, Wisconsin, to their new log cabin home in the towering trees of Concord, Wisconsin. Ages Wilkins, Celia.
Little City by the Lake. This is the sixth book in the fiction series featuring the mother of Wisconsin author Laura Ingalls Wilder. January 31, This listing features books published from to the present that have been received by the Cooperative Children's Book Center CCBC and are about Wisconsin-related topics. Illustrated by Alison Relyea. Box , Madison, WI , Ages Butler, Dori Hillestad. W Is for Wisconsin. Illustrated by Eileen Dawson. The narrative for each letter is accompanied by a color illustration that incorporates Wisconsin cities beginning with that letter.
Ages Dornfeld, Margaret. Subjects covered include state government, local resources and industry, and "Famous Wisconsinites. Illustrated by Cooper Kelly. Our World of Books, Ages Heinrichs, Ann. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, According to a publication announcement "it moves readers from the glacial times of the Paleo-Indians, to the stratified socieites of the Woodland era, through the historic maneuvers of French, British, and ultimately US settlers. The Spooky Express Wisconsin. Illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski.
Ages Jerome, Kate B. The Wise Animal Handbook: Animal pictures paired with each quote. Three coloring pages of Wisconsin animals in the back of the book. Ages Lantier, Patricia. Portraits of the States Gareth Stevens, Ages Magsamen, Sandra. Ages Malone, Bobby. Learning from the Land: This revised and expanded second edition includes new material on organic agriculture, farmers' markets, and community and urban gardens.
Ages Malone, Bobby and Kori Oberle. Our State, Our Story. Twelve color-coded chapters are each prefaced with a series of "Thinking Like a Historian" questions designed to engage students with the content within. Generously illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs, maps, drawings, and timelines and including a glossary of key terms.
Ages Malone, Bobbie. Ages Silvano, Wendi. Love Is All Around Wisconsin. Illustrated by Joanna Czernichowska. A girls tucks her teddy bear into bed, a boy plays with his dog, fans cheer for their team at Lambeau Field, but the greatest love is the love of family. B is for Badger: One Nation Capstone Press, Appendices include a short list of relevant internet sites and tourist attraction addresses. Ages Wisconsin for Kids by Kids. Written and illustrated by the students of Winnequah Middle School.
Ages Zeinert, Karen, and Joyce Hart. Celebrate the States Marshall Cavendish, Ages Wisconsin People Adare, Sierra. Native American Peoples Gareth Stevens, A Twentieth Century Life. Up Close Viking, Wright at one of his infamous parties rather than through the pages of a book. A captivating character, the author shows Frank Lloyd Wright as a phenomenon whose work impacted the way we interact with buildings and spaces.
As one kind of rogue, Wright was liar and scoundrel who manipulated facts and figures his whole life through. Rogue can also mean beggar, and Wright was constantly in debt, both personally and professionally, despite his success. Wright was a mesmerizing and talented person—a master trickster who got exactly what he wanted—yet another definition of rogue. Age 12 and older Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Harry Houdini.
Illustrated by Matt Collins. The album is laid out on pages that are decorated with photographs of Laura and her family, greeting cards, letters, postcards and other memorabilia related to her life and the times in which she lived. Age 9 and older Anderson, William. The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The author tells of Laura's adulthood in Missouri and her career as a writer. Ages Andrews, Elain. A Life in Public Service. A Gateway Biography 48 pages A formula biography of the vice president who attended the University of Wisconsin for a year and worked briefly for Wisconsin Governor Warren P.
Ages Apps, Jerry. Tents, Tigers, and the Ringling Brothers. Badger Biographies Wisconsin Historical Society, This book tells how they started the business in Wisconsin and went on to gain nationwide fame. Nearly every page is illustrated with a black-and-white photograph or handbill. A timeline, glossary, and reading guide are provided at the end of the volume. Ages Atkins, Jeannine. Girls Who Looked Under Rocks. Illustrated by Paula Conner. From the time she was young, each woman had a passion she ultimately could not ignore, despite the obstacles that gender, class, and family expectations cast in her way.
The profiles in this paperback collection, illustrated in black and white, are arranged chronologically. They include Maria Sibylla Merian 17th century ; Ann Botsford Comstock 19th century ; and four women of the 20th century: Frances Hamerstrom who spent most of her adult life studying birds in Wisconsin and documenting the causes of extinction , Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, and Jane Goodall. Ages Barnes, Pete. Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Roy Chapman Andrews. Photographs from the American Museum of Natural History. National Geographic Society, The man who made history himself because of his intrepid spirit, unparalled explorations, and subsequent fossil discoveries in Mongolia between and is widely believed to have been the model for the movie hero, Indiana Jones Age 8 and older Bausum, Ann.
Jim Zwerg grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a portion of the book is devoted to his early years there. Ages Blum, Hallie Lou Whitefield. Abundantly illustrated with archival photographs, this handsomely produced booklet can serve as one model for the many personal stories that might be told and published as outcomes of the state's sesquicentennial. Ages Bradley, James. Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima. Written by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Adapted for young people by Michael French. The author tells of the six men immortalized in the famous photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II, including the author's father who grew up in Antigo and Appleton, telling briefly of their lives before the war and then focusing on the military events in the Pacific in February, , and their aftermath.
Age 14 and older Bryant, Jen. Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen. Ages Burleigh, Robert. The Secret of the Great Houdini. Illustrated by Leonid Gore. A small boy wonders as he waits with nervous anticipation for the great escape artist to perform his latest feat. Young Sam wonders how Houdini can possibly escape from the trunk in which he's locked at the bottom of a river.
But he does escape, emerging triumphant. In search of answers, Sam turns to his Uncle Ezra, who says, "maybe you shouldn't worry so much about his secet What's really important is finding your secret—something that becomes like a seed inside you—that will grow as you grow up. I am the one who nothing can contain. Profiles Oliver Press, Ages Cha, Dia. The Hmong People's Journey to Freedom.
Story cloth stitched by Chue and Nhia Thao Cha. The cloth they stitched depicts the history of the Hmong, whose culture reaches back thousands of years to China, and stretches from Asia to North America, where over , Hmong have settled in the years since the Vietnam War including many in Wisconsin. Hmong means "free people," Dia writes in her introduction. Ages Cohen, Sheila.
Mai Ya's Long Journey. The narrative touches on ways Mai Ya, her family, and other Hmong have adapted many traditional customs and practices to life in the United States. Mai Ya has worked to balance her roles as a Hmong daughter and American teen. She continues that balancing act in her adulthood. She is the first girl in her family to attend and finish college, consciously rejecting the cultural practice of marrying young, but as an adult Mai Ya has also dedicated significant time to helping Hmong children and teens feel connected to and proud of their culture.
Ages Cohen, Sheila Terman. Champion for Our Earth. Large text with liberally applied pictures, as well as a timeline, glossary, and reading discussion guide make Nelson's life easily accessible for young readers. Ages Cohen, Shelia Terman. Sterling North and the Story of Rascal. North spent most of his life in Edgerton, Wisconsin, developing a strong connection to the natural world that would influence his writing throughout his life. This end matter includes discussion questions, glossary, and detailed index while bolded vocabulary in the text is accompanied by footnote definitions.
Inside Laura's Little House: The Little House on the Prairie Treasury. Illustrated by Garth Williams and Cathy Holly. This book offers insight into the Little House series, providing historical context, recipes, crafts, and songs. Readers will learn about food, dress, and lifestyle of the quintessential pioneer girl. Includes a biography of Laura with photographs, plus a bibliography and index. The World of the Little House. Illustrations by Deborah Maze and Garth Williams. Family trees are included as is information about the real Laura for contrast with the stories she wrote about herself.
A fine bibliography is included along with a time line showing events during the decades in which the books are set. Ages 9-adult Conn, Kathe Crowley. From a young age, Juliette had a thirst for adventure, and she embraced her new life, getting to know both the Ho-Chunk Indians who lived nearby and the non-Indian settlers moving to the area. She recorded her observations and experiences in letters to family and friends, and in her drawings; years later, having settled in Chicago, she wrote a first-person account of her frontier experience, Wau-Bun: The Early Day in the North-West.
A bestseller when it was published, her memoir preserved the stories of the early settlers and the Indians for future generations. It also inspired her granddaughter, Juliette Gordon Low, to found the Girl Scouts of America, an organization dedicated to encouraging girls to be self-sufficient, resourceful, and community-minded.
Ages Cornell, Joseph. My Life with Nature. Author Cornell, himself a naturalist, has written his biographical narrative in Muir's first-person voice. Lyrical descriptions reflect Muir's celebration of and respect for nature. A series of suggested activities written directly to children at the end of the book invite them to read, write, think and observe.
Ages Cox, Clinton. Ages Davis, Frances A. Numerous black-and white photographs of the man and his work accompany the well-researched text. Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, grew up in Madison, and established a working residence in Spring Green. Ages Ehlert, Lois. Photographs by Carlo Ontal. Meet the Author Richard C. This slim little book allows a peek at some of Ehlert's childhood family pictures. Color photos show Ehlert at work in her studio and outside in Milwaukee, where she lives near Lake Michigan, and much more. The steps involved in creating a book are shown and summarized.
They learn about Ehlert's interest in Latin American folk art, her advice to young artists and writers, and her love of children and books for children. Organized like other books in the same series, Under My Nosecontains an inviting format, easy reading and an inside view of a popular artist and author. Ages Fifield, Lisa. Bears Make Rock Soup. Paintings by Lisa Fifield.
Written by Lise Erdrich. Children's Book Press, Writer Lise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Plains Ojibway, has written brief, single-page stories to accompany each of Fifield's paintings. Ages Fleischman, Sid. The Story of the Great Houdini. Fleischman, a fellow magician, approaches his subject with great appreciation and understanding. The result is an engaging, informative biography with a smoke-and-mirrors feel that some readers will find irresistible. Black-and-white photographs and playbill reproductions illustrate the volume.
Ages 10—14 Fortin, Donna. A Wild Flight of Imagination: Bread and Peace Publishing, Ages Giblin, James Cross. Age 14 and older Going, K. The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer. Beach Lane Books, Readers explore how the architect was nurtured by his family and the natural world around him and how these influences impacted his work. Ages Gibson, Karen Bush. Each two-page spread features a full-page photograph and one page of text devoted to one of the topics. Ages Gormley, Beatrice. Illustrated by Meryl Henderson.
Childhood of Famous Americans Aladdan, The book highlights her life's similarities and differences to its portrayal in the Little House books. Ages Hintz, Martin. Box , Black Earth, WI , The focus is primarily on people who lived in the 19th and 20th centuries and many, such as Harry Houdini, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, are widely known within the state and beyond as standouts in their fields. Others, such as former Circuit Court Justice and Secretary of State Vel Phillips and activist Ada Deer, are less well known in broader circles but no less outstanding in their accomplishments.
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From the noteworthy Zona Gale, Aldo Leopold, Al Jarreau to the occasionally notorious Joseph McCarthy , this trip through state history provides plenty of interesting points—or rather people—along the way. Ages Hitzeroth, Deborah. The Importance of Golda Meir. Includes black-and-white photographs, notes, and index. Ages Holliday, Diane Young. Boxed captions also give brief explanations of various aspects of Ho-Chunk culture, such as clans, medicine, and mat-making. Black-and-white drawings and photos accompany the text.
A timeline, glossary, and reading guide are included at the end of the book. Ages Hunt, Nancy Nye. Throughout the book, historic black-and-white Leopold family photographs are juxtaposed with images of the Shack as it is today. Includes a chronology of Aldo Leopold's life and short essays on his concepts of the land ethic and phenology. Age 9 and older Hunter, Sally M. Four Seasons of Corn: Photographs by Joe Allen. We Are Still Here Lerner, These are the four seasons of corn for the Winnebago, or Hochunk, people.
Twelve-year-old Russell, a member of Hochunk Nation, is learning about the importance of corn from his grandfather, who takes Russell, his brothers, sisters and cousins to the country each year to plant and care for a field.
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