When I was growing up, history lessons in school were anything but interesting. Lots of text book reading, lots of lecture, lots of notes. I want my girls to know that history is really just stories-- true stories that matter. These books are a great way to spark an interest in history and build background knowledge.
Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Meet Imogene. She's ready to take on the city, town, state and nation (not to mention Mayor Butz). Imogene will not let the the town of Liddleville, New Hampshire, destroy the crumbling Liddleville Historical Society to build a dreaded shoelace factory. Imogene envokes the spirit of great historical figures as she fights to save her loved society. The book includes short summaries of each person quoted shows how one little girl can change the world.