B Is for Big Ben
An England Alphabet
Although America officially declared its independence in 1776, we owe much of our heritage, culture, and even style of living to England, our mother country. In B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet, young readers are given an armchair tour of a country that may be small in size (smaller than the state of New York!) but a giant in history, achievement, and influence. Of course, everyone has heard about England's famous kings and queens, and castles and monuments. But did you know that many of our everyday conveniences started as British ideas? Charles Babbage designed the first computer in the nineteenth century. And guess what contribution came from the Earl of Sandwich? From the ancient stillness of Stonehenge to the picturesque charm of the Lake District to the bustling streets of London, B is for Big Ben reveals the many treasures, past and present, of merry old England.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Pamela Duncan Edwards was born and lived in England many years before moving to the United States. As the author of more than 25 children's books, she is a popular visitor to schools and reading conferences. Pamela's other books with Sleeping Bear Press are Why the Stomach Growls and O is for Old Dominion: A Virginia Alphabet. She lives in Vienna, Virginia. Melanie Rose's artwork has graced the pages of numerous Sleeping Bear Press books including Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet; A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet; and H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. A native of England, Melanie is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and lives in Ontario Canada.
- Kansas State Reading Circle Selection for the Catalog in the Intermediate School Division
Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Pamela Duncan Edwards, a New York Times–bestselling author, has written more than seventy fiction and nonfiction picture books, including B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet and O is for Old Dominion: A Virginia Alphabet for Sleeping Bear Press. Her books have earned many starred reviews and awards, including the California Young Reader Medal and the Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children’s Literature. Pamela was born and brought up in a small English town before moving to the United States with her husband, two sons, and their dog. She now lives happily in the beautiful state of Virginia. Learn more about her at pameladuncanedwards.com.
Illustrator: Melanie Rose
Melanie Rose's charming and lively oil paintings brought Canada vividly to life in Mike Ulmer's M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet. She has also illustrated Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Melanie lives in Mississauga, Canada, with her son.