Rhode Island

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Fiction:

Something Upstairs by Avi

Audiobook | Paperback | Library binding | Mass Market Paperback

When Kenny moves to Providence, Rhode Island, he encounters a ghost and a mystery. 

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 12 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Press; Reissue edition (July 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0545214912
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0545214919

Finding Providence: The Story of Roger Williams by Avi and illustrated by James Watling 

Paperback | Library binding

The year is 1635, and Mary Williams and her family live in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Her father, Roger, is on trial for preaching new ideas about freedom of religion. When found guilty, he flees. Later, he founds Rhode Island.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (August 2, 1997)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780064442169
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0064442169

Nonfiction:

The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Andrea U’Ren

Hardcover

When her father became the official keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island, Ida Lewis was thrilled. She shadowed him as he tended the lighthouse, listening raptly to his stories about treacherous storms, drowning sailors, and daring rescues. Under her father’s watchful eye, she learned to polish the lighthouse lens so the light would shine bright.  She learned to watch the sea for any sign of trouble. And, most importantly, she learned to row, so that she was ready when people needed to be rescued.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 – 8 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tricycle Press; Illustrated edition (July 12, 2011)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1582463697
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1582463698

R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet by Mark R. Allio and illustrated by Mary Jane Begin

Kindle | Hardcover

Rhode Island might be the smallest state, but it is big in history and scenery. Readers will learn how Rhode Island native Samuel Slater started the American Industrial Revolution and what the quahog is.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sleeping Bear Press; 1st Printing edition (October 7, 2005)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1585361496
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1585361496

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