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974.811 – Liberty Bell

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A list of choices for replacing old books about the Liberty Bell in the library children’s/YA collection.

pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Best Bets for K-4 (books receiving at least one positive review)
Picture Book Fiction
Nonfiction
Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald (Atheneum, 2005 – 0689851677 – $17.99 B&T $13.49) 4 / 1.9 / 820
Our Liberty Bell by Henry Magaziner (Holiday House, 2007 – 0823418928- $15.95 B&T $11.96) 4 / 7.0 Starred in Booklist.
The Liberty Bell by Mary Firestone (American symbols series – Picture Window, 2006 – 1404831010 – $25.32) 4.3 / 720

Best Bets for Grades 5-8 (received at least one positive review)

Best Bets for Grades 7+

Lowest Reading Level (not necessarily recommended for quality)
The Liberty Bell
by Lloyd Douglas (American symbols series – Children’s Press, 2003 – 0516258524 – $19.00 B&T $14.25) X / 370

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Out-of-Print Books About the Liberty Bell Available in the Service Center Collections

Other In-Print Books About Abigail Adams (not necessarily recommended)
Books listed here have no reviews to recommend them.

K-3 Choices (in reading level order- easiest first)

The Liberty Bell by Lloyd Douglas (American symbols series – Children’s Press, 2003 – 0516258524 – $19.00 B&T $14.25) 370
The Liberty Bell by Susan Ashley (Places in American History series – Weekly Reader, 2004 – 0836841417 – $22.00 B&T $16.50) 4 / 3.2
The Liberty Bell by Mark Tyler Nobleman (Let’s see library: Our nation series – Compass Point, 2004 – 0756506174 – $19.99 B&T $14.99) 4.4
The Liberty Bell by Jennifer Silate (Primary sources of American symbols series – PowerKids, 2006 – 1404226877 – $21.25 B&T $15.94) 4.5

Middle School Level (only one available)

The Liberty Bell by Hal Marcovitz (American symbols and their meanings series – Mason Crest, 2002 – 1590840259 – $26.60 B&T $14.96)
positively reviewed in School Library Journal (grades 4-8  – September 2002)
Follett reading level: 7.6

Historical Fiction

– Picture book
Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald (Atheneum, 2005 – 0689851677 – $17.99 B&T $13.49) 4
positively reviewed in Booklist (K-3 – July 2005), Publisher’s Weekly (ages 5-8 – June 5, 2005) and School Library Journal (grades 1-3 – July 2005)
Follett reading level 1.9
– Early chapter book
Saving the Liberty Bell by Marty Figley (On my own history series – Carolrhoda, 2005 – 1575055899 – $25.26 B&T $18.95) 5
positively reviewed in School Library Journal (grades 2-4  – February 2005)
Follett reading level 3.1

Newest!

The Liberty Bell by Nancy Harris (Patriotic symbols – Heinemann, 2007 – 9781403493811 – $29.71 B&T $15.53) 5
Lexile: 770

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All In-Print Books About the Liberty Bell**

– Fiction
Saving the Liberty Bell
by Megan McDonald (Atheneum, 2005 – 0689851677 – $17.99) 4
positively reviewed in Booklist (K-3 – July 2005), Publisher’s Weekly (ages 5-8 – June 5, 2005) and School Library Journal (grades 1-3 – July 2005)
Follett reading level 1.9
Saving the Liberty Bell
by Marty Figley (On my own history series – Carolrhoda, 2005 – 1575055899 – $25.26) 5
positively reviewed in School Library Journal (grades 2-4  – February 2005)
Follett reading level 3.1
– Nonfiction

The Liberty Bell by Susan Ashley (Places in American history series – Weekly Reader, 2004 – 0836841417 – $) 4
Follett reading level 3.2
The Liberty Bell by Tristan Boyer Binns (Symbols of freedom series – Heinemann, 2001 – 1588101193)*
iffy review in School Library Journal (grades 1-2 – January 2002)
Follett reading level: 3.5
The Liberty Bell by Lloyd Douglas (American symbols series – Children’s Press, 2003 – 0516258524 – $19.00)*
Lexile: 370, Reading Counts 1.5
The Liberty Bell by Mary Firestone (American symbols series – Picture Window, 2006 – 1404821010 – $25.32)
positively reviewed in School Library Journal ( K-4  – May 2007)
Lexile: 720, Follett reading level 4.4
The Liberty Bell by Nancy Harris (Patriotic symbols – Heinemann, 2007 – 9781403493811 – $29.71) 5
Lexile: 770
Our Liberty Bell by Henry Magaziner (Holiday House, 2007 – 0823418928- $15.95) 4
starred in Booklist (grades 2-4 – July 2007), positively reviewed in Kirkus (ages 8-10 – May 15, 2007) and School Library Journal (grades 4-6 – July 2007)
Follett reading level 7.0
The Liberty Bell by Hal Marcovitz (American symbols and their meanings series – Mason Crest, 2002 – 1590840259 – $26.60)
positively reviewed in School Library Journal (grades 4-8  – September 2002)
Follett reading level: 7.6
The Liberty Bell by Julie Murray (Buddy books: All aboard America series – ABDO, 2005 – $24.21) 5
Follett reading level: 2.9
The Liberty Bell by Mark Tyler Nobleman (Let’s see library: Our nation series – Compass Point, 2004 – 0756506174 – $19.99)*
Follett reading level 4.4
The Liberty Bell by Jennifer Silate (Primary sources of American symbols series – PowerKids, 2006 – 1404226877 – $21.25)*
Follett reading level: 4.5
The Liberty Bell by Jon Wilson (Sounds of freedom series – Child’s World, 1998 – 1567665438 – $24.21) 5
Lexile: 770, Follett reading level: 4.2
The Liberty Bell by Debbie L. Yanuck (First facts: American symbols series – Capstone, 2003 – 0736816305 – $21.32) 5
recommended in Library Media Connection (November 2003), iffy review in Booklist (K-2 – October 15, 2003)
Follett reading level: 3.1

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* No reviews were found for these books
**Everything I could find. If there are other in-print books available, they were not listed in the book review sites I frequent

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