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Bag in the Wind,
by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Barry Root
$17.99/ $16.19 members (cloth)

A wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated children's book about conserving our environment.


Pioneer Girl:
A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie, by Andrea Warren.
$14.95/$13.46 members (paper)

A children's book with a personal portrait of Grace McCance Snyder. Filled with details of the homesteader life-the shared heartbreaks and joys.


Children of the Wild West
, by Russell Freedman.
$9.95/$8.96 members (paper)

Learn about frontier schools, photographers, going west, parties, games, and celebrations.


The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses,
by Paul Goble.
$6.99/$6.29 members (paper)

The story of a young Native American girl and her devotion to the care of her tribe's horses. Eventually she becomes one of them, to forever run free. (Ages 5-8)


If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon, by Ellen Levine.
$6.99/6.29 members (paper)

In a question-and-answer format, the book explains what it was like to be a pioneer traveling west in the 1840s. (Ages 7-10)

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Historic Communities Series (Ages 6-14)


Classroom Games,
by Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne.
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)

Description of classroom games for different subjects.


Games From Long Ago,
by Bobbie Kalman.
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)

Twelve old-time games, ranging from parlor games to classroom games.


Old-Time Toys,
by Bobbie Kalman & David Schimpky.
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)

Good resource of early toys.


Pioneer Projects,
by Bobbie Kalman.
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)

Create your own crafts.


Schoolyard Games,
by Bobbie Kalman & Heather Levigne.
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)

Outdoor schoolyard games in early pioneer days.

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Take-Along Guides, which include activities. (Ages 7-10)


Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads,
by Laura Evert
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)


Trees, Leaves and Bark,
by Diane L. Burns
$7.95 each/$7.16 members (paper)


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Black Frontiers
Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West
, by Lillian Schlissel
$8.99/ $8.09 members (paper)

The lives and times of African American men and women settlers from 1865 to the early 1900s. Ages 8-12.


C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet
,
by Rajean Luebs Shepherd, illustrated by Sandy Appleoff.
$17.95/$16.16 members (cloth)

Traveling from A to Z, with short rhymes and informative text, discover fascinating facts about Nebraska.


Husker Numbers: A Nebraska Number Book,
by Rajean Luebs Shepherd, illustrated by Sandy Appleoff.
$17.95/$16.16 members (cloth)

Discover more fascinating facts about Nebraska as each number topic has a short rhyme and informative text.

Love Flute
Love Flute
, by Paul Goble
$7.99/ $7.19 members (paper)

Winner of the Aesop Prize from the Children's Folklore Section, American Folklore Society.

World War II for Kids
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities
, by Richard Panchyk
$6.95 (paper)

Activities show children how it felt to live through this period of history.

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Family History

The Family Tree Chart
The Family Tree Chart, by Great Oak Products
$6.95/ $6.25 members

Space for six generations. Hang the chart with your family photos (approx. 18" x 24"). Rolled in a sturdy tube for mailing.

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Nebraska's Landscape

Americas Shortest Interstate Railroad
America's Shortest Interstate Railroad:
The Believe It or Not Railroad, by Richard L. Schmeling.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

The Ideal Cement Company near Superior owned and operated the Nebraska-Kansas Railroad. Its claim to national fame was for being the shortest interstate railroad.


Historic Railroads of Nebraska
,
by Michael M. Bartels and James J. Reisdorff.
$21.99/$19.79 members (paper)

Learn about the land, the tracks, building a state, landmarks and events, and the freight train renaissance. An Images of Rail publication.


Nebraska Impressions,
photography by Steve Mulligan and Cheryl R. Richter.
$9.95/$8.96 members (paper)

Showcases the natural history and culture of Nebraska, with photographs of the tallgrass prairie, rivers, historic sites, and cultural events.


The Nebraska Landscape: Images from Home, by Michael Forsberg.
$12.00/$10.80 members (paper)

This 5" x 5" folio-style book contains forty-two landscape images by Michael Forsberg.


Nebraska: Simply Beautiful, photography and text by Mike Whye.
$29.95/$26.95 members (cloth)

A collection of scenic photographs.

Nebraska's Post Office Murals
Nebraska's Post Office Murals:
Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal, by L. Robert Puschendorf.
$29.95/$26.95 members (cloth)

Produced in full color and generously illustrated with photographs not only of the murals, but with images of the artists' sketches and working drawings obtained from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art and American Art Museum, the National Archives, and from family collections. Many of these illustrations have never been published. The book is filled with detailed correspondence between the artists and the government officials who administered the program.



The Only State:
A History of Public Power in Nebraska, by Don Schaufelberger and Bill Beck.
$29.99/$26.99 members (cloth)

Nebraska has the only unicameral legislature, and is the only state in the nation providing electricity that is publicly owned. The story of how public power evolved into a statewide system using nuclear and coal-fired electric power plants, hydroelectric dams, wind turbines, and gas generation facilities.


The Platte: Channels in Time, by Paul A. Johnsgard.
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)

A look at the past, present, and future of the Platte River.

Pine Ridge Sketches
Pine Ridge Sketches
, by Kit Watson.
$20/$18 members (paper)

Beautiful black and white drawings of images found in the Pine Ridge country of northwestern Nebraska are accompanied by short scripts. The drawings include historical, everyday, old, new, thoughtful and humorous images that tell an amazing story of Nebraska.


Train Time in Nebraska:
The Post Card Era, by Michael M. Bartels and James J. Reisdorff.
$24.95/$22.45 members (paper)

At the turn of the twentieth century, writing a message on a penny postcard was an American tradition. Picture postcards became an art form sought by collectors then and now. Railroad depots were important to communities and travelers. This book looks back at postcards between 1900 and 1915, the golden era of the railroad station in Nebraska.


The Valentine Railroad Bridge,
by Jerry Penry.
$13.95/12.55 members (paper)

Completed in 1910, the Valentine railroad bridge is a visible landmark in northern Nebraska. The tallest railroad bridge ever built in the state crosses the Niobrara River southeast of Valentine. The American Bridge Company fabricated and framed the railroad bridge.

 


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