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Janis Herbert

Biography

Janis Herbert

Janis Herbert is the author of six books for young people, including ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR KIDS, LEWIS AND CLARK FOR KIDS, MARCO POLO FOR KIDS and several others. Young readers of her Lewis and Clark book will lean about ecology and the ways of native peoples while crossing North America with the brave members of the Corps of Discovery. She wrote MARCO POLO FOR KIDS hoping kids would find excitement in the history of ancient civilizations as well as learn a bit about other cultures and world religions. She has worked in bookstores, libraries, offices, restaurants, in grade schools, and on college campuses. She grew up on the south side of Chicago and is now living in Northern California.

Janis Herbert

Books by Janis Herbert

by Janis Herbert - Children's 8-12

Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln’s life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln’s warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the onset of the Civil War, and his relevance in today’s world.

by Janis Herbert - Children's 8-12

Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who created the new nation. This collection tells the story of the Revolution, from the hated Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party to the British surrender at Yorktown and the creation of the United States Constitution.

by Janis Herbert - Children's 8-12

The Far East comes alive in this activity book centered on Marco Polo’s journey to China from Venice along the 13th-century Silk Road. Kids will join Marco as he travels by caravan through vast deserts and over steep mountain ranges, stopping in exotic cities and humble villages, until at last he arrives at the palace of the Kublai Khan.

by Janis Herbert - Children's 8-12

Following Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure, this activity book is set against the background of the vast North American continent. It takes children from President Jefferson’s vision of an exploratory mission across a continent full of unique plants and animals through their dangerous and challenging journey into the unknown to the expedition’s triumphant return to the frontier town of St. Louis.

by Janis Herbert - Children's 8-12

History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation’s history to life.

by Janis Herbert - Children's 8-12

The marriage of art and science is celebrated in this beautifully illustrated four-color biography and activity book. Kids will begin to understand the important discoveries that da Vinci made through inspiring activities like determining the launch angle of a catapult, sketching birds and other animals, creating a map, learning to look at a painting, and much more.