Virginia Christmas Trivia

Gallopade International
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I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!
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About the author

Carole Marsh is the creative force behind more than 15,000 children's books, state-aligned curriculum, and supplemental educational materials. Founded in 1979, Marsh's popular series, Real Kids! Real Places!, originated from her own children's request for her to write books for kids. It is aimed at young readers ages 7-14. This original series now has 50 titles. Since its inception more than 36 years ago, Carole has created eight additional mystery series, all including real characters, historical and factual information, and tons of hilarious mishaps!

Carole Marsh instinctive kid-friendly approach toward making reading and learning both fun and educational has earned her considerable attention in the literary world. She is a six-time winner of the Teacher's Choice for the Classroom award from Learning Magazine; two-time Academic's Choice Smart Book award winner; four-time award winner from Creative Child Magazine and the 2015 Moonbeam Silver Medal award recipient.

A Georgia native, Marsh was honored by the Georgia Writer's Association with the Georgia Author of the Year award in 2007. Having garnered these and other prestigious awards for superior products, as well as respect in the educational market, Gallopade has grown into an international, multi-million-dollar publishing concern highly favored by the educational community.

In 2015, Gallopade introduced Bluffton Books, an imprint with over 15 titles. Bluffton Books is a culmination of more than 37 years of writing. With an eclectic mix of themes and reading ages, Bluffton Books has appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

With more than one million of her mysteries sold to date, Carole Marsh's ever-increasing nationwide readership is testament that her motto "give 'em what they want to read" is truly a secret for success.
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Publisher
Gallopade International
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Published on
Mar 1, 2011
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9780635089441
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books
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This content is DRM protected.
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The book begins on the 25th day of May in the year 1787, as a group of America's founding fathers walked up the steps of the State House in Philadelphia. They were enjoying the late spring weather as the delegations from seven states arrived for the Federal Convention. The members of the Convention were there to amend the Articles of Confederation. But by mid-June, with discussions and debates in full swing in the summer heat, the men were growing hot under their powdered wigs and layers of colonial dress-and they had had enough of the Articles of Confederation! These great American patriots decided to throw the book out the window and draft an entirely new form of government - one which the world had never seen. And it's a good thing they did! In this book, kids will swelter in the heat and swat away the horseflies in the building known as Independence Hall. They will debate the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin as they work through the summer to draft the most important document in United States history: the Constitution for the United States of America! A partial list of the Table of Contents include: A Timeline of Events What is the Constitution? Articles of Confederation The Great Compromise Ramble through the Preamble Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Bill of Rights Constitution Trivia Glossary And More! This fun-fill activity book includes: Fact or Opinion Cause and Effect Matching Answer the Questions Multiple Choice And Much More!
The Mystery of the Ancient Pyramid (Cairo, Egypt) received the 2013 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine! Mimi, Papa, Grant, and Christina fly over the sunny sands of the desert and land in the middle of a mystery that takes them back to the times of the ancient Egyptians! The action begins in Cairo, takes them aboard spitting camels, down the famous Nile River, and into too many tombs to count! A mummy goes missing...thereês a curse, of course...and they are being followed by a mad archaeologist in search of a missing pyramid he believes the children have stolen. Only by following hieroglyph clues do they have any chance at all of solving the mystery and saving themselves from becoming mummies!

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!

Places: Egyptian Museum - Nile River - Pyramids of Giza - Plateau of Giza, - Temple of Amun, Karnak - Mediterranean Sea, in between Europe, Asia, and Africa - Red Sea, between Africa and Asia - Mississippi River - Statue of Liberty - Sacred Lake - Nubian Museum - Sharia as-Souk - Elephantine Island - Aswan Dam - Lake Nasser

Educational Items: History of King Tutankhamen - Hieroglyphs and Arabic writing - Camels including its uses, anatomy, and temperaments - Egyptian geography and the importance of water to the country - Mummies including the mummification process, why people were mummified, natural mummification, and burial traditions - Tomb raiders - Curse of the Pharaohs - Felucca (sailing boat) - Archaeologists - Scarabs - Pyramids including what they hold, history, construction, The Great Pyramid - History of the Temple of Luxor - History of the Temple of Amun - Belly dancers and whirling dervishes - Necropolis - Flight vocabulary - Traditional Egyptian clothing - Egyptian food - Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Various Arabic words - EgyptÍs period of prosperity - Egyptian mythology - Rosetta Stone - History of Giza - Dynasties - The Sphinx - Curse of the Pharaohs - Discovery of Valley of the Kings - Egyptian markets and wares - Farming in Egypt - Aswan High Dam - Colossi and obelisks - Foreign archaeologists absconding with artifacts - Scorpions - Agatha Christie novels, The Mystery on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile - Nilometer

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:

Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 105630
Lexile Measure: 860
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Four funny friends travel to Disney World for the vacation of a lifetime! They have a lot of fun, until... A pirate kidnaps one! Ghosts grab the second! A mouse house swallows the third one! And the fourth is left to find them all! Solving this magical mystery will take a little good luck and loads of creativity! Do you have it in you to "Think like Walt?" and help save the read kid characters before the fireworks?!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Walt Disney -Farm - Innovation and ingenuity - Hardships to success - Mickey Mouse during the depression - Disney Studios ? History of Disneyland and the 30,000 acres of land surrounding itŠ Slave Folklore and history of Brer Rabbit Š History of Liberty Bell - Declaration of Independence - George Washington - Liberty Tree Š Grover Cleveland Š Abraham Lincoln Š Jimmy Carter Š Bill Clinton Š Democrats/Republicans Š Cultural differences and similarities of the seven continents Š Disney World General information and history of the design and architecture Š Main Street, U.S.A Š Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Š Splash Mountain Š The Hall of Presidents Š The Haunted Mansion Š It's a Small World Ride Š The Mad Tea Party Ride Š Mickey's Toontown Fair Š ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter Š Cinderella's Castle.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74556
Lexile Measure: 730
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa fly the Mystery Girl to Hershey, Pennsylvania just in time for the 100th anniversary of the famous candy company. Their plans are to tour the chocolate-scented town (with the Hershey Kisses streetlights!) and eat chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. But when silver dollars go missing, the mystery family goes into action to save the day! Well, hopefully! Christina is excited about the research, Grant has a tummy ache (wonder why?) And, Mimi won't go near a scale! Join the fun-it's a real treat of a mystery!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Hershey, PA, the Sweetest Place on Earth Š Hotel Hershey Š Hershey Museum Š Hershey Community Archives Š Hershey's Chocolate World Š Milton Hershey - Orphanage - Philanthropy - Birth - Hardships and path to success - Kitty Hershey and the Milton Š Hershey School Š Hershey Museum - artifact collections Š Trolleys and San Francisco streetcars Š The town of Hershey with its chocolate smell, Kisses streetlights, and sweet street names Š Hershey factoryŠ Greenies Š Working conditions Š Job fairness for women and men Š Labor unions Š Longitude Department Š Hershey in the Great Depression Š Harrisburg, PA.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 115542
Lexile Measure: 670
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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