The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and bibliography.
Norman Rockwell's illustrations appeared on Saturday Evening Post covers from 1916 to 1963. Whatever the subject, Rockwell celebrated kindness, friendship, family ties, and patriotism.