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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.

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 Meets a Football Pioneer

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849385

David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.

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 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'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.

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 Went Where on Vacation?

Linda Sibley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849408

The Smithers family find Grandpa's old time machine and decide to travel back to 1880 for their summer vacation. David and Jenny learn a lot about their heritage and history on their incredible trip.

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?

The Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever

Monica Devine (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848739

While racing her dogs in the Iditarod, Kara proves that the greatest win is something other than having her team come in first.

Cave Story: An Underground Adventure

Mike Graf (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848500

Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.

Horror from the Sky: The 1924 Lorain, Ohio, Tornado

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847466

Calvin panics when he is caught in the 1924 Lorain, Ohio, tornado and races to find his family and make sure they survived.

Balloon Toons: The Super Duper Dog Park

Aron Nels Steinke (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050931

Super Crazy Cat Dance creator Aron Nels Steinke is back, and now he's gone to the dogs! All aboard for the Super Duper Dog Park, an awesome amusement park where dogs ride bikes, fly kites, and have an unforgettable day!

On the Trail of the Bushman

Anita Daher (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690145

Junior Canadian Ranger Tommy Toner has a terrible secret. During the annual JCR summer camp in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, he plays a prank which has unexpected and destructive results. Ashamed and afraid of what people will think, he keeps quiet, even though the guilt eats away at him. Tommy and his old friends Colly and Jaz team up to take part in a JCR competition at camp. They decide to search on horseback for the legendary Bushman, a Sasquatch-like creature who has been sighted near Whitehorse. But is the Bushman real or is he simply a terrifying creature of myth and legend? What Tommy and his friends discover puts all their lives in danger, and only the truth can save them.

The Moccasin Goalie

William Roy Brownridge (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459806900

Danny and his friends, Anita, Petou and Marcel, are typical prairie youngsters hockey mad. The four are always playing road hockey or involved in a game of shinny on the community rink. One day a town team, the Wolves, is formed. The friends are overjoyed, but when the time comes to choose the team, only Marcel is picked. The other three friends are not chosen; Anita is a girl, Petou is too small and Danny cannot skate. It is the biggest disappointment of Danny's life. But near the end of the season, the regular goalie is injured and Danny is asked to replace him. If the Wolves can win the game, they will make the playoffs! This is Danny's chance to prove that even though he can't wear a pair of skates, he can still play the game.

Tangled in the Rainforest

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175441

Alone in the rainforest, Joe is suddenly caught in a tropical storm. He uses his science skills to observe the habitat around him to build shelter, find food, and search for help.