When a plane crash leaves her stranded deep in the Amazon Rain Forest, Juliane Koepcke must fight to make it out alive. This graphic nonfiction title tells the true story of her survival, including her fall from the sky, her encounters with dangerous wildlife, and her eventual escape from the jungle. Colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue featuring actual quotes draw readers into the story, while a map, timeline, and bonus facts offer further details about Koepcke’s ordeal.
After she lost her arm in a shark attack, many were unsure whether Bethany Hamilton would ever surf again. But she set their fears to rest when she got back on her board only a few weeks later! Through detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue, this inspiring graphic nonfiction title tells the true story of the attack, from the shark’s first contact to Bethany’s return to the water. Actual quotes let Bethany tell the story in her own words, while a map and timeline add context to the incident.
Would you survive 76 days alone at sea? Steve Callahan did. In 1982, he was set adrift on a small rubber raft in the raging ocean. This graphic nonfiction title for young readers follows his journey. Detailed illustrations and captivating dialogue highlight how he battled storms, animals, hunger, and thirst to become a true sea survivor. Actual quotes help tell the story in Steve’s own words, while a map and timeline trace his journey. Readers will learn what it takes to battle the sea and live to tell the tale!
When the ice froze around his ship, explorer Ernest Shackleton knew his journey to Antarctica had become a fight for survival. This graphic nonfiction title tells the story of Shackleton’s survival through detailed illustrations and dialogue packed with historic quotes. Readers will learn how Shackleton led his entire crew to across the ice and sea while battling hunger, cold, and lack of shelter. The book concludes with a map and timeline that help readers trace Shackleton’s route to safety.
In 1943, Jan Baalsrud traversed the icy mountains and fjords of Nazi-occupied Norway. The journey was fraught with danger, but Baalsrud received plenty of help along the way. This graphic nonfiction title traces his treacherous voyage, including his interactions with the Nazis, his battle with the elements, and his journey to safety. Actual quotes bring history to the page, a map shows off Baalsrud’s route, and a timeline helps readers trace his path to survival.
A helicopter crash leaves three filmmakers stranded inside a Hawaiian volcano. Toxic fumes cloud the air, and hot lava is only steps away. How will they survive? This graphic nonfiction title tells the story of their ordeal through engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations. Actual quotes let the survivors tell the story in their own words, and a map and timeline help readers trace the men’s route to survival.
The M109A6 Paladin is a large, mobile howitzer. It can fire rounds several miles to support ground forces. Readers will learn about the features that make the Paladin successful, how it performs on the battlefield, and common Paladin missions.
Roller coasters offer riders high speeds and thrilling drops! The fastest roller coasters can reach speeds over 100 miles per hour! Eager students will plunge into learning about how roller coasters offer fast, sky-high thrills.