Season 8 - Episodes 7 & 8 - An Independence Day Adventure

An Independence Day Adventure

The Reading Bug is planning a revolutionary adventure with Lauren, the Spelling Bee, and a new friend, Betty. Join them to meet the inspiring men and women who helped create the United States of America.

 

 

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean (Time Twisters) By Steve Sheinkin, Neil Swaab (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Sheinkin, Neil Swaab (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250207883
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 25th, 2019

When Abigail Adams decides there’s more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates! Can siblings Abby and Doc set history straight? Or will they be the ones who need to be rescued?


Non-Fiction: 
Leave It to Abigail!: The Revolutionary Life of Abigail Adams By Barb Rosenstock, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780316415712
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2020

Instead of keeping quiet, she blurted out questions. Instead of settling down with a wealthy minister, she married a poor country lawyer named John Adams. Instead of running from the Revolutionary War, she managed a farm and fed hungry soldiers. Instead of leaving the governing to men, she insisted they "Remember the Ladies."


Who Was Betsy Ross? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448482439
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That’s up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.


What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) By Michael C. Harris, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael C. Harris, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448486925
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 10th, 2016

On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country's ties with Britain and announce a new nation—The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official. Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.


What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) By Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524786090
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 19th, 2018

Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.


Guts & Glory: The American Revolution By Ben Thompson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316312073
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

From George Washington crossing the icy Delaware, to Molly Pitcher fearlessly firing her cannon, the people of the American Revolution were some of the bravest and most inspiring of all time. Jump into a riot in the streets of Boston, join the Culper Spy Ring as they steal secrets in the dead of night, and watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence in this accessible, illustrated guide to the birth of the United States.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Who Was George Washington? (Who Was?) By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448448923
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 8th, 2009

American Revolution (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #11) By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce Cover Image
$9.88
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ISBN: 9780756932237
Published: Perfection Learning - August 1st, 2004

Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House (R) #22) By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679890683
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2000

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