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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.

Captain Cook

Gerry Bailey (author) Alette Straathof (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688363

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Zheng He

Gerry Bailey (author) Olivia Holden (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688325

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Xuanzang

Gerry Bailey (author) Iva Sasheva (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688356

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Sacagawea

Gerry Bailey (author) Vivien Mildenberger (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688318

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Roald Amundsen

Gerry Bailey (author) Olga Baumert (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688295

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Lost in the Cave

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author) Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828687

A brave adventurer and his colleague manage to escape a dangerous situation in the cave. Set in a challenging environment, essential STEM skills come in handy.

Wildfire Escape

James Buckley Jr. (author) Kerstin LaCross (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476366

As flames rushed through the wooded hills near San Diego, California, people were forced to evacuate with what little they could take in a hurry. When the wildfire drew near, Nancy began packing up her pets. Dogs, cats, and birds alike jammed into her truck. But no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't save all of her beloved animals alone. Follow along as several heroes stepped in to help Nancy's furry and feathered family make it to safety in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn about more rescuers who saved animals from wildfires.

The Shredder!

James Buckley Jr. (author) Cassie Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470708

The ocean can be dangerous when you don't know what's below the waves. Read the gripping tale of survival following a shark attack in this graphic novel.

Tornado Terror!

Harriet McGregor (author) Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470494

Join Mikias Mohammed at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee as he fights to survive a terrifying tornado.

Needles of Pain!

James Buckley Jr. (author) Cassie Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470685

A day at the beach turns into a close call when a surfer steps on a stonefish. Follow along on the gripping tale of survival in this graphic novel.

Killer Tentacles!

James Buckley Jr. (author) Cassie Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470678

An encounter with a box jellyfish adds killer tentacles to a day of surf and sun. Read the gripping tale of survival in this graphic novel.

Lightning Strike Survivor!

Harriet McGregor (author) Alan Brown, Diego Viasberg (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470487

Rod Liberal was struck by lightening while climbing a mountain in Teton National Park, Wyoming. Join Rod and his friends on the journey from survival to recovery.

Heat Wave Horror!

Harriet McGregor (author) Alan Brown, Diego Viasberg (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470470

Follow paramedics Michelle McInnis and her partner as they fight to save people during a deadly Chicago heat wave.

Destroyed by a Hurricane!

Harriet McGregor (author) Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470456

Many left New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. But Trina and Keia Peters were still home as the floodwaters rushed over the city's levees and came racing toward their house. How did they make it out as everything around them was being destroyed by a hurricane? Follow along in this graphic story of real-life survival.

Floating Misery!

James Buckley Jr. (author) Cassie Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470661

A fun swim in the ocean takes a dramatic turn when a beachgoer finds out that he's not swimming alone. Follow the story of man versus Portuguese man-of-war in this gripping graphic novel.

Flattened by an Earthquake!

Harriet McGregor (author) Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470463

Join Li Anning and her classmates in Beichuan, China, as they fight to survive an earthquake that caused their school to collapse around them.

Dangerous Teeth!

James Buckley Jr. (author) Cassie Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470654

What happens when a diver gets too comfortable with wild animals? Discover a diver's dangerous encounter with a moray eel. You'll think twice before getting too close to creatures after reading this graphic novel.

Blown Away by a Blizzard!

Harriet McGregor (author) Alan Brown, Diego Viasberg (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470449

Randy Kraxberger never expected his beautiful day skiing to be interrupted by a dangerous blizzard. Follow along with this action-packed graphic depiction of Randy's real-life survival.

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.

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 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 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.