When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
Supercross riders cruise at high speeds through sharp turns and big jumps. Kids will learn about the history of supercross, the equipment required to race, and the huge events that take place inside sports arenas around the world.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.
David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
Get the facts about extreme sports--bungee jumping, paragliding, dirt bike racing, and more--before reading The Climb, an exciting story about having to participate in extreme sports to survive.
Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.
While racing her dogs in the Iditarod, Kara proves that the greatest win is something other than having her team come in first.