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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Actual Times

Actual Times books tell the story of historic days in history–from the start of the Revolutionary War, to September 11, 2001. These picture books bring history to life with vibrant illustrations and clear, informative, and entertaining text.

  • He Has Shot the President!
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    • He Has Shot the President!

    • Actual Times (Volume 5)
      Don Brown
      Roaring Brook Press

    • The headline that shocked the nation: President Lincoln Shot by Assassin John Wilkes Booth! One of the most exciting stories in American history told with full color illustrations.

      The fifth...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • America Is Under Attack
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    • America Is Under Attack

    • Actual Times (Volume 4)
      Don Brown
      Square Fish

    • One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

      On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Gold! Gold from the American River!
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    • Gold! Gold from the American River!

    • Actual Times (Volume 3)
      Don Brown
      Square Fish

    • Gold fever! The excitement, drive, and adrenaline of the gold rush, narrated by Don Brown and brought to life with his vivid watercolors.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • All Stations! Distress!
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    • All Stations! Distress!

    • Actual Times (Volume 2)
      Don Brown
      Square Fish

    • THE "UNSINKABLE" MEETS THE UNTHINKABLE -- A gripping account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic.

      It took 4,000 men to build it, 23 tons of animal grease to slide it into the...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Let It Begin Here!
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    • Let It Begin Here!

    • Actual Times (Volume 1)
      Don Brown
      Roaring Brook Press

    • The first book in Don Brown's Actual Times series brings the start of the American Revolution to life.

      A 26-year-old King George II found himself in financial turmoil after crushing...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

Don Brown

Don Brown’s books include The Notorious Izzy Fink, The Train Jumper, Kid Blink Beats the World, Mack Made Movies and Across a Dark and Wild Sea. He lives on Long Island, New York.

Don Brown