"As the Common Core State Standards place increased emphasis on nonfiction for young students, this groundbreaking effort fits the bill and does it well."—School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum:
"What's special is the reminder of the wide range of tasks involved. The excavators, movers, preparators, curator, night watchman, welders, riggers, exhibits team, and cleaner all have their parts. An excellent complement to any dinosaur-book collection, this enriches and extends that interest."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for How the Sphinx Got to the Museum:
"The overall elicited emotion is awe."—Booklist, starred review
Wave on! Here's the star-spangled journey of America's most famous flag! This fourth book in Jessie Hartland's Museum series details those who brought the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" from the battlefields of the War of 1812 to the Smithsonian.
The author personalizes the sojourn of this famous historical artifact by connecting it to the people who created it, raised it in victory, preserved it, and were inspired to create our national anthem in its honor. Hartland breaks down complex actions and processes in kid-friendly terms and includes fascinating historical details.
Hartland's first three books in the series have earned starred reviews. These titles chronicled the people and processes that helped bring a sphinx, a dinosaur, and a meteorite to major American museums. Now, Hartland makes a tattered cloth in the Smithsonian feel kid-interesting and personal.
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