Part travelogue, part I SPY, part WheresCharlie! Find a pirate museum. Look for Key West. Then find Miami where the beach is the best! Is he on a Bourbon Street balcony? Riding the Ferris wheel on Atlantic Citys Steel Pier? Hiding out in a Nevada ghost town? This three-book series invites kids to take trips with Charlie the traveling pup, who goes to hundreds of places in the American South, West, and Northeast. For each featured state there are rhyming clues to help find Charlie, and all sorts of interesting,historical, and offbeat attractions and locations. Picture-style maps and sidebars offer cool state-related trivia. From deep in the Grand Canyon, to Elviss mansion, to the field where the Wright brothers took to the skies, this incredibly charming trio of travelogues can be used for: book reports trips beyond-the-backyard exploration and firing up kids to discover all the real,not just the virtual, world has to offer. Where can these books take kids? Just ask Charliehell know!
This modern-day pirate tale details the recent hijacking and daring rescue of the Maersk Alabama and places its gripping story in context with the evolution of piracy on the high seas.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.
Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.
The students of Mr. Brown's class make a list of their parents' careers. This book can be used to introduce lessons on families, careers, community helpers and goals.
This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.