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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.

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.

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!

Abby Sunderland: Lost at Sea

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141087

Could you survive a storm at sea? Abby Sunderland: Lost at Sea in the True Survival series explores Sunderland's shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Michael Benson: Trapped in a Volcano

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141056

Could you survive inside a volcano's crater? Michael Benson: Trapped in a Volcano in the True Survival series explores Benson's shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

The Robertson Family: Attacked by Orcas

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141070

Could you survive being lost in the Pacific ocean for 38 days? The Robertson Family: Attacked by Orcas in the True Survival series explores the Robertsons' shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the reader's interest from the first page to the last. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Outdoor Ed Invasion

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785895

The eighth graders at Walden Lange Middle School are super excited. They are going to outdoor education camp. Five days in the mountains with their friends. No siblings. No parents. No homework. Sure, it's school. But the kids will be studying nature. Marlon and his friends can't wait. On the way to camp, Marlon streams the news on his phone. He learns that there has been a prison break in a nearby town. But who cares? Arrow Pines is large. The chance of anything happening in the middle of nowhere is remote. Once they arrive at camp, everyone stows their gear and preps for a hike. But Marlon is a slowpoke. He and Steve miss the hike. While searching for their group, they come across an old cabin. It's a wreck. And who are those two bearded and dirty men hiding out inside? Oh no! The escaped prisoners! Walden Lane is a quintessential small city. And these chapter books describe a typical American family, with busy schedules and the usual problems. The series explores suburban life in a fun way, with topics appropriate for younger readers. These gentle reads are innocent, hopeful, and sometimes funny, with no unsettling surprises or storylines. Each book is 5,000 words (approx.) and 10 chapters.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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?

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.