Men and women in special ops are chosen carefully, plucked from the strongest and smartest of soldiers. Their missions are some of the most dangerous and require detailed planning, sometimes months or years in advance. Read more about the challenges and successes of special ops missions in this action-packed book for students.
The risks are high, and the probabilities of success are low, but soldiers on rescue missions lay their lives on the line to save others. Every year people are rescued from natural disasters, accidents, and casualties of war. Get inspired by the selfless soldiers of daring rescue missions in this low-level title for young readers!
Airplanes, ships, helicopters, and more! Troop transport missions are all about moving soldiers. The record for most troops moved by ship occurred in 1943. The RMS Queen Mary transported more than 15,000 troops from the U.S. to Europe in a single trip! Clear the landing pad for this exciting, low-level read!
Often racing at high speeds, police cars command attention on the road. Their blue and red lights signal other cars to either pull over or get out of the way. This book will offer young students the thrills of an exciting ride-along in a cop car.
Why do police cars patrol the streets? Police cars help police officers fight crime and stop people from driving dangerously. Get a look into these cars and the equipment police use inside them. Blastoff! Series
The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.
The United States accelerated the space race in 1958 by forming NASA. Eager readers will learn about the history of NASA and its many manned and unmanned missions. Blastoff! Series
Air Force Air Commandos provide several critical services that are key to the success of the United States Armed Forces. Students will learn about the history of the Air Commandos and the training required to execute successful missions.
Marine Corps Force Recon units provide reconnaissance to the Armed Forces to help make missions successful. Students will learn about these elite soldiers and the training it requires to become a member of Marine Corps Force Recon.
Military helicopters perform a variety of missions for armed forces around the world. Some of these helicopters are capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour! Readers will discover the history, technology, and future of the world's fastest military helicopters.
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." Young readers will learn good citizenship as they read about John F. Kennedy's community-focused life. Blastoff! Series
Look on a nickel and you'll find the face of Thomas Jefferson! This book introduces young readers to Thomas Jefferson, a patriot and president who deeply loved his country. Blastoff! Series
Strong willpower turned a humble farmer named George into the President of the United States. This book introduces children to the self-disciplined life of George Washington. Blastoff! Series