Children's Encyclopedia of American History by David C. King
(Smithsonian) (Smithsonian Institution)

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With its up to the moment content and engaging style, this major reference book is an essential resource that helps children relate today's news to the events of the past. Focusing on the who, what, when, where, and how, DK's Children's Encyclopedia of American History is published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution to present a completely unique survey of the story of America. Featuring more than 1,000 stunning photographs, plus maps, charts, and profiles of famous Americans, this book has been painstakingly designed with a cutting edge visual style to pull in even the most reluctant readers.

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About David C. King

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David C. King is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
 
Published April 1, 2003 by DK CHILDREN. 304 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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In the succeeding page, Browne cleverly frames a shift in Charles's mood with an illustration divided by a lamppost: threatening clouds and bare trees give way to blue skies and blossoming branches when a smiling, pigtailed (anything but rough-looking) Smudge on the sunny side of the park bench i...

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The new DK Baby series features an eye-catching design-with a gingham spine and patterned endpapers-and simple words and concepts for babies.

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Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, DK's Children's Encyclopedia of American History by David King is a comprehensive overview lavishly illustrated with period photographs, paintings and drawings of people, objects and events, as well as maps and charts.

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