History Bits - Building America
History in Picture Books is difficult to place where kids might discover it. Picture Books limit the text, illustrate the drama, and make real stories in history come alive for children. Here are some wonderful stories of the building of American landmarks:
Twenty One Elephants is a story of P.T Barnum's elephants and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Sky Boys and the building of the Empire State Building in 1931, one of the first "Skyscrapers".
Steel Town is the story of life near steel mills of the 1930s as America built massive industry.
Lady Liberty the story of the inspiration, model and construction of the statue of Liberty.