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Peter Roop

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Peter Roop, a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, has been bringing books and children together for over 30 years. He has written extensively for Cricket and Cobblestone Magazines. He currently writes and speaks full-time. Last year he visited 22 states and talked with more than 50,000 students!

Together, Peter and his wife Connie have written 100 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award. They have presented over 800 workshops for students, educators and writers in 26 states.

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence
Peter and Connie Roop
Aladdin Press, 2006
ISBN 978-0-689-86444-5

Enhanced with illustrations, provides a look at the historical impact this celebrated doctrine made when originally presented to the British by America’s founding fathers in 1776, to the country since that time, and to the world as a whole to this very day.

Going to Yellowstone

Going to Yellowstone
Peter and Connie Roop
FarCountry Press, 2005
ISBN 978-1-56037-361-2

Going to Yellowstone is chock full of fascinating information about Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the U.S.—and in the world. Chapters on geology, Native Americans, explorers, wildlife, historic structures, landmarks, and thermal features are supplemented by excellent color photos and illustrations.

Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase
Peter and Connie Roop
illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Aladdin Library, 2004
ISBN 978-0-689-86443-8

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from the French for $15,000,000. The purchase made President Jefferson's dream of extending the U.S. west of the Mississippi River come true.

Now the much larger United States had difficult questions to answer: How would Louisiana be governed? How would it be divided into states? Would those states be free states or slave states? What would happen to the Native Americans? It would take over one hundred years, a war over slavery, and the creation of thirteen new states before these questions could be answered.

Give Me a Sign, Helen Keller
Peter Roop
Scholastic, 2004
ISBN 978-0-439-55444-2

In this book, you will find out all about Helen Keller, before she made history.

Let’s Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Peter and Connie Roop
Scholastic, 2004
ISBN 978-0-439-55443-5

In this book, you will find out about MLK Jr. before he made history.

Let’s Drive, Henry Ford
Peter and Connie Roop
Scholastic, 2004
ISBN 978-0-439-67624-3

Let’s Ride, Paul Revere!
Peter and Connie Roop
Scholastic, 2004
ISBN 978-0-439-67623-6

This book discusses the events in Paul Revere’s life up until he made his famous midnight ride.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Series: In Their Own Words
Peter and Connie Roop
Scholastic Trade, 2003
ISBN 978-0-439-26323-8

"I am pleading for the mothers, who gaze in wild despair, upon the hated auction-block, and see their children there." With these words Sojourner Truth sang about the pain that women slaves felt when their children were sold away from them. Sojourner Truth was born a slave in New York. Her son Peter was taken away from her and she went to extraordinary lengths to get him back. Through hard work and the help of her friends, Sojourner freed herself and her children from slavery. As a free woman, she traveled across the country speaking against slavery and in favor of women's rights.

Holiday Howlers

Holiday Howlers: Jokes for Punny Parties
Peter and Connie Roop
illustrated by Brian Gable
Carolrhoda, 2003
ISBN 978-1-57505-705-7

A collection of jokes about holidays.

Sacagawea: Girl of the Shining Mountains

Sacagawea: Girl of the Shining Mountains
Peter and Connie Roop
Hyperion, 2003
ISBN 978-0-7868-1323-0

This book tells the story of the Shoshoni Indian girl who served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest in 1805-1806.

Visit to China

A Visit to China
Peter and Connie Roop
Heinemann, 2003
ISBN 978-1-4034-4145-4

A Visit to China describes many aspects of the third largest country in the world including its land, landmarks, homes, food, clothes, sports, schools, celebrations, and art.

Visit to Brazil

A Visit to Brazil
Peter and Connie Roop
Heinemann, 2003
ISBN 978-1-4034-4144-7

This book describes many aspects of the largest country in South America, including its land, landmarks, homes, food, clothes, schools, sports, celebrations, and arts.

Visit to Egypt

A Visit to Egypt
Peter and Connie Roop
Heinemann, 2003
ISBN 978-1-4034-4148-5

A Visit to Egypt introduces the land, landmarks, homes, food, clothing, work, transportation, language, and culture of Egypt.

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