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Ben Franklin's Birthday

Celebrate Ben Franklin's Birthday on January 17th with these titles from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

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Frances Foster Books

A Dangerous Engine

Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat

At the time of his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin was unaware that his theories about electricity had already made him a celebrity all over Europe,...

"...At the time of his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin was unaware that his theories about electricity had already made him a celebrity all over Europe,.... At the time of his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin was unaware that his theories about electricity had already made him a celebrity all over Europe, especially in France, where fashionable circles loved to discuss scientific discovery. Admired by the French court and beloved by French citizens, Franklin effectively became Am..."

By Joan Dash and Dusan Petricic

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Roaring Brook Press

Let It Begin Here!

April 19, 1775: The Day the American Revolution Began

ONE DAY THAT CHANGED A NATION A nonfiction master brings the start of the American Revolution to life. A 26-year-old King George II found himself in...

Don Brown Don Brown

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Henry Holt and Co.

Now & Ben

The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library,...

"...The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library,.... The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you’d set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of da..."

Gene Barretta Gene Barretta

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

An American Original

The biography of one of America’s most important historical figures Benjamin Franklin is known as a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and patriot....

"...The biography of one of America’s most important historical figures Benjamin Franklin is known as a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and patriot..... The biography of one of America’s most important historical figures Benjamin Franklin is known as a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and patriot. Franklin helped write the Declaration of Independence, served as a general in the French-Indian War, and held many other luminary positions. In elegant prose and vibrant pictures, Yona Zeldis M..."

By Yona Zeldis McDonough and Malcah Zeldis

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