Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman.
Thumbs up from Ramona for the pursuit of everything in this one: the illustrations, the humor, the tidbits of information about the ever-fascinating Thomas Jefferson.
(Quick heads up: if you have very young children, please be aware that the book briefly addresses his relationship with Sally Hemmings.)
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
This one covered some interesting ground and notable women, but the writing wasn't highly engaging. Does include a nice timeline, though, of the women, and the reading was good reinforcement for some women we'd previously read about in the following magazine:
Ramona loved this issue. I can't recommend Kids Discover highly enough. Good stuff for unschoolish learners.
Finally, we left the Revolution and took flight with these two:
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan, with illustrations by Brian Selznick.
A fun read. As I was doing voices for it, my Eleanor impression suddenly sounded a little funny.
"Why does Eleanor Roosevelt sound like Julia Child, Mom?" Ramona asked, puzzled.
I stopped and frowned.
"I don't know," I said. "Let's find out what she really sounded like."
(Thank you Google -- love you for stuff like this. We listened to Amelia Earhart, too.)
Now it's time to visit the library again.