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Ten of the Best Adventures in Frozen Landscapes

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177964

Ten exciting stories feature famous explorers and their struggles to survive in frigid temperatures during dangerous polar expeditions. Stories include: the last expedition of John Franklin, Salomon August Andrée's attempt to reach the North Pole by hydrogen balloon, Ernest Shackleton’s journey to rescue his ice-locked crew, Riiser-Larsen and Amundsen’s crash in the Arctic, and the crash of Umberto Nobile’s airship Italia. Feature boxes and maps add additional details and help readers better understand the explorer's journey and the time period in which the expedition took place.

Ten of the Best Adventures in New Worlds

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177971

Ten exciting stories feature the hardships encountered by famous and sometimes brutal explorers in their quests to discover new lands. Stories include: Hernán Cortés and the Aztec rebellion, Francisco Pizarro’s battle against the natives of Colombia, Lewis and Clark's expedition, David Livingstone’s attack by lions in Africa, Marco Polo’s travels in China, and Samuel de Champlain’s fight against the Iroquois. Feature boxes and maps add additional details and help readers better understand the explorer's journey and the time period in which the expedition took place.

Ten of the Best Adventures in Space

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177988

Readers will be amazed by ten exciting stories of miraculous survival and tragic events in the history of space exploration. Stories include: the near-fatal journey of Uri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, the breakdown of Apollo 13, the Russian Salyut 1 space station, the space shuttle Challenger disaster, fire on board the Mir space station, and the two successful flights of SpaceShipOne. Feature boxes add additional details and help readers better understand the dangers faced by the crew on these famous missions.

Ten of the Best Adventures on the Seas

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178015

Ten exciting stories feature dangerous voyages of famous explorers traveling on the high seas in search of fame and fortune. Feature boxes and maps add additional details and help readers better understand the explorers’ journey and the time period in which the expedition took place.

Ten of the Best Adventures in the Sky

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178008

Ten exciting stories tell of the success and failures of many famous inventors and pilots in the quest for flight. Stories include: the first hot-air balloon to carry people, the Wright brothers and the first airplane, Charles Lindbergh’s nonstop flight from New York City to Paris, Amelia Earhart’s attempt at a round-the-world flight, breaking the sound barrier, and Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from space. Feature boxes add additional details and simple maps help readers better understand the flight paths.

Ten of the Best Adventures in the Jungle

David West, David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177995

Ten exciting stories feature famous explorers and their dangerous jungle adventures. Stories include: Gonzalo Pizarro’s search for the city of El Dorado, Mary Kingsley's fall into a pit of stakes, Percy Fawcett and the lost city of Z, Henry Walter Bates’ adventure in the Amazon, and Captain Barth Blake's search for Inca gold in the Amazon. Simple maps and feature boxes add additional details and help readers better understand the time period in which the explorations took place.

Ann Bancroft: Explorer

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917751

From exploring 1,000 miles of the Arctic tundra on dogsled to skiing across Antarctica, Ann Bancroft is no stranger to adventure! Her travels have taken her all around the world, making the outdoors her classroom. Discover the life of this explorer through engaging text and photos in this low-level title. Special features include a profile, career timeline, and inspirational quotes.

Catch of the Day

Carla C. Engelbrecht (author) Denny Bond (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389157

Ethan helps rescue a friend from the rapids.

"Michael Spreckel! Where Have You Been?"

Christopher Tebbetts (author) BB Sams (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380345

Michael went into a cave to get some moss and stalactite drippings for his jungle journal . . . and that was just the beginning!

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette (author) Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126404

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.

Ten of the Best Mythical Hero Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177377

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of battles between heroes and powerful opponents. Tales include: Theseus versus the Minotaur, and Perseus versus Medusa, from Greek mythology; Beowulf versus monsters and dragons from Anglo-Saxon mythology; and the Mayan twins versus the lords of the Underworld. Other well-known stories feature Sinbad the Sailor from Arabic literature, and the Swiss hero William Tell. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Extreme Sports

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845844

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.

To a Foreign Shore

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849989

When Kanunu is captured and taken aboard a pirate ship, he finds adventures on new shores.

Star Searchers

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849903

Buzz and his friend Miranda are thrilled to meet the stars of their favorite television program "Star Searchers," but soon learn that their heroes are just ordinary people as they join forces with the actors to battle aliens from the planet Xycon.

Survival at Big Shark Key

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849941

When Grady's family moves to a deserted island in the Florida Keys, the family finds more activity than expected as a hurricane comes their way.

Mission Sabotage

Dee Stuart (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849712

During World War II, William thinks he sees a German submarine off the coast and when he spots two men speaking German burying crates in the sand, he realizes they may be saboteurs. This is a fictional story based on true events that occurred during World War II.

Nickaleer! Shipwreck Survivors

Susan Grohmann (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849736

Two groups of Englishmen are shipwrecked and begin a difficult journey to St. Augustine.

Danger Marches to the Palace: Queen Lili'uokalani

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849354

While on a field trip to study native plants, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to Hawaii in the 1890s, where they see first-hand the final days of the reign of Queen Liliuokalani and learn about native rights.

David Experiences the San Francisco Earthquake

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849361

David travels back in time to 1906 San Francisco to try to save the lives of Antonio Giovanni and his family who were victims of the devastating earthquake.

David Joins the California Gold Rush

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849378

David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.

David Takes Part in the Battle of the Alamo

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849392

David and his family travel back in time to San Antonio, Texas in 1836 and meet brave defenders of the Alamo such as Davy Crockett.

David's Adventures at the Chicago World's Fair

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849415

David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to go back in time to the Chicago where David is teaching four boys to speak English as he experiences the Chicago World's Fair. .

David's Journey on the Underground Railroad

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849422

David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to travel to 1853 Ohio, where they assist runaway slaves on their journey north on the Underground Railroad.

Death of Lies: Socrates

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849439

Kenneth and Aleesa, working on an extra credit project about Socrates, suddenly find themselves in ancient Athens, where they meet the famous philosopher and try to save his life.

Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez

Margo Sorenson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849460

While studying migrant farm workers of the 1960's, Kenneth and Aleesa travel back in time and meet Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers' strike for fair treatment and better pay. Can they protect Chavez and his dream for his people from sabotage?