4. Land of Pilgrims’ Pride by Callista Gingrich.
Ellis the Elephant tells the story of the original 13 colonies. There are lots of “history” books about America for kids, many written by Lynne Cheney, but Land of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of the latest.
5. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein.
This is the true story of Philippe Petit’s staggering caper to walk between the towers of the World Trade Center on a tightrope. It is a story of courage, daring, fearlessness and ultimately, sad memory.