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These entertaining books take high-interest learning to a whole new level as they deliver ancient history with a celebrity magazine style approach. Catchy headlines and a playful, humorous presentation makes learning about long-ago eras more enjoyable (and painless) than most students could ever think possible. Learn about Nefertiti's make up tips, party ideas from the Greeks, and how to choose the perfect Roman villa - or Viking weapon! The text, delivered in easy-to-read bites, delivers in-dep
A haunted lighthouse, a cursed bog, an unholy island. Places can sometimes have more secrets than people. These entertaining titles follow high-school-aged students who are at the mercy of a cursed place...until, that is, they find The Atlas of Cursed Places at the library. Each character takes matters into their own hands to save themselves, their friends, and the spirits of the dead.
After mysterious space ships send an EMP pulse that fries all technology on Earth, teens must survive the chaos of an alien invasion with few tools except their wits.
Auma is a star runner. She has a shot at winning a track scholarship that could let her attend high school, a rare opportunity for girls in 1970s Kenya. But a mysterious disease called AIDS is ravaging her village, and soon both her parents fall ill. Auma's family needs her help at home—but leaving might be the only way to find the answers to her questions about this new disease.
The Great Lakes, with the rivers, canals, and channels that connect them, form one of the busiest waterways in the world. Lighthouses were needed to secure the safety of ships over these freshwater seas. But over the hundreds of years since the first lighthouse was established on the Great Lakes in 1781, these structures have come to represent something beyond their initial navigational function. Often situated on remote and beautiful shorelines, lighthouses hold a special fascination for people
The series Back from the Brink will encourage budding environmentalists by sharing the amazing survival stories of endangered species. Each book shares the human and natural factors that drove 12 species to the edge of extinction, as well as the science behind the work that helped them begin a comeback. Readers learn fun facts and details about the species while finding out what helped them survive and thrive.
Ben is tired of working in a widget factory and has decided to leave the dreary city behind. But then Colonel Dewey and his broken-down hot-air balloon drop out of the sky and into Ben’s life. This big orange cat, with his southern drawl and unique personality, travels the world making friends and giving free balloon rides, so his riders can experience the joy of living. After accepting Colonel Dewey’s offer of a job, Ben meets some of his frequent fliers — an elderly Welsh corgi named Mrs. Tudo
Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood. But he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Throughout the humorous, adventure-driven series, Jack has to survive a smorgasbord of international dangers, and help his mom and dad grow up.
Young sports fans will love this information-packed series about the best of everything in Super Bowl history. Each book offers a collection of fascinating facts about the featured topic, from Super Bowl's best plays to its biggest upsets.
La fondation du Canada est remplie de périls et de défis. Les livres de la série Bienvenue en Nouvelle-France fournissent un guide complet sur ce qu'était la vie en Nouvelle-France. Les lecteurs apprendront comment se déroulaient la prospection et l'établissement des colonies, et à quoi ressemblait la vie durant cette période historique, qui s'étend du début des années 1500 jusqu'au XIXe siècle.