The Legend of Minnesota tells the story of an enduring friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy, and how their kindness toward one another gives the beautiful land of Minnesota its name.Author Kathy-jo Wargin has won acclaim for many of her children’s titles — including the bestselling Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of the Lady’s Slipper. Kathy-jo lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan.
The Story of Minnesota’s Past embraces the broad sweep of change over this land now called Minnesota from glacial ages to the 1980s. This richly illustrated book was first published as a textbook for Minnesota middle-school students. A paperback edition was produced to serve as a readable and authoritative history for newcomers, old-timers, and all those in the general reading audience who want to know more about the state’s past.
Thirteen-year-old Ben works at Blackwater Logging Camp as cook’s helper to his Pa. Long days of flipping pancakes and peeling potatoes with his ornery Pa make Ben long to be out in the woods with the lumberjacks. Felling logs, sawing trees, driving a team through the snowy woods . . . that’s what Ben wants to be doing.
Ella the doggy loves the season of winter – especially because she lives in Minnesota!
In states that get cold like Minnesota does, people have to dress up to stay warm outside, but not Ella! Ella is a dog called a Husky and Huskies can play outside for a long time without getting cold because their fur keeps them warm.In “Doggy’s Minnesota Winter,” you will find Ella taking long walks in the deep, white snow, watching children build a snowman and playing games outside with the children.
For fifteen-year-old Matti Ojala and his family, Finnish immigrants in Minnesota in 1900, starting a new life in America is both a hardship and an opportunity. After a tragic mining accident kills their beloved uncle, the family turns away from on the iron mines to pursue the dream of owning a homestead in the wilderness. This means constant hard work and new challenges for the entire family. But will it also allow Matti, the in-between child, the chance to escape from his older brother’s shadow and gain the approval of his father, which he so desperately desires?
The Wright family has trekked their way from Arizona to Minnesota on their homeschooling RV adventure of a lifetime! In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, they discover some really big things. Will Nadia have time to see all the sculptures she wants to? Can Aidan pick up a cherry as big as his head? Will Stephanie’s love of rock climbing come in handy to keep Harrison safe? Just how do you paint metamorphosis? And can the Wrights manage to get the Time Tuner to work again?
Rhoda is on a long, long hike with her aunt and uncle, each of them carrying backpacks of gear as they walk through the north woods. While Auntie June and Uncle Jonah watch for wildlife and set up their campsites, Rhoda is on the hunt for one thing: ROCKS.
This is a short story about a Minnesota family and their summertime adventures at the cabin. In this early reader book we learn about helping each other, enjoying the outdoors and nature, healthy eating, giving thanks and enjoying each other’s company. We never give-up and always keep trying hard at what we are doing in our lives.
A BOY – Finn Malone wanted freedom. A world without rules, bedtime and broccoli. A magical realm where a ten-year-old boy could run as wild as his heart – and rule.
A WOLF – Brio, the formidable leader of the Moss-Tan clan, feared the future that stalked his pack in human shape – as Masks destroyed their wilderness and slaughtered them with guns and steel-jawed traps.
A DESTINY- When the ancient wolf spirits of the troubled land bring them together, Finn and Brio discover that the struggle for true freedom and survival can transcend death itself.
What’s so great about Minnesota? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the North Star State! Explore Minnesota’s wooded wilderness, 10,000 lakes, and rich history. The Minnesota by Map feature shows where you’ll find all the places covered in the book
I’m Reading About Minnesota is a 48-page colorful book that helps students learn what makes Minnesota unique. I’m Reading about Minnesota helps early readers learn fun and interesting facts about Minnesota. The colorful illustrations, bold, vibrant art, kid-friendly text and photographs help bring the state to life.
Kids are naturally curious, and Wild About Minnesota Birds can help satisfy that curiosity while fostering a love of nature. The vivid photographs and convenient format will have wildlife fans of all ages flipping through the book with each sighting. In the backyard, at a city park or on a road trip, you’ll reach for Wild About Minnesota Birds again and again.
In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she’s missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means “family” in Kek’s native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother’s fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.
Good Night Minnesota features moose and wolves, Duluth Harbor, Fort Snelling, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, lakes, Minnesota State Fair, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul Winter Carnival, ice skating, ice fishing, Paul Bunyan, and more. Young readers will squeal with delight as they tour the great state of Minnesota and recognize familiar sights, landmarks, attractions, and wildlife.
Explore habitats as near your own backyard and as focused as an oak tree or as populated as a swath of forest, and use your senses to discover the bugs who share our world. See those bright flowers? If they’re goldenrod, you might find a Locust Borer Beetle feeding there. Listen carefully in a patch of prairie for the rasping of a male Broad-winged Katydid as he “sings” to find a mate.
From the author of V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet and North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book comes yet another reason to enjoy learning about this north woods state. Kathy-jo Wargin’s poetic puzzles are perfectly paired with dual photos of Minnesota scenery and landmarks. Taken by Great Lakes photographer Ed Wargin, one in each pair of photos has undergone a slight change. Can you spot the difference?
This reproducible book is an introduction to your great state. Kids will learn about their state history, geography, presidents, people, places, nature, animals, and much more by completing these enriching activities.
These colorful, fact-filled books are irresistible! Die-cut in the shape of the state, each one takes readers on a fascinating journey to visit all the intriguing places, meet famous and historic figures, learn about animals and wildlife and experience the culture that makes each state unique.