Takes readers through Anne Hathaway's rise to become an award-winning actress; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.
Presents records of amazing drivers and races in auto racing, including a short history of the sport.
Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of baseball, including a short history of the game.
Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of football, including a short history of the game.
Presents records of amazing Olympian athletes, including a short history of the Olympics.
Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of basketball, including a short history of the game.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers--which make up the National Football League's AFC North grouping.
Readers will learn how these animals are trained with the skills needed to save lives and maintain the safety of their human companions.
Part airplane and part helicopter, the V-22 Osprey hovers in the air as U.S. Marines jump behind enemy lines. Kids will learn about the V-22 Osprey's vertical take-off and landing, defensive weapons, and the dangerous missions this unique machine performs.
Not a sports bike and not a touring motorcycle, standard motorcycles fit the needs of riders who just want to get around town. Students will learn about these cheap, reliable, and easily customizable motorcycles.
Pocket bikes are a specialized form of mini bike built for racing. Readers will learn how riders control these small motorcycles and the challenges they find in competition.
Michael Maxwell McCallum lives in a world just like ours, but peopled by superheroes. When Michael's hero, Perfect Man, quits his job without warning, Michael isn't worried. He knows that Perfect Man will come back. He always does. So that September, when a new teacher shows up in his classroom, a teacher with a number of special powers, Michael figures it out right away. Mr. Clark is Perfect Man. Mr. Clark doesn't say yes and he doesn't say no to Michael's endless questions, but he does encourage Michael to find his own super powers.
Turns out, the dinosaurs weren't wiped out by a giant asteroid. No way! They saw that big rock coming and blasted off into space. There are 3 stories.
Soar 90,000 feet above Earth's surface in the majestic U-2 spy plane, which has been a key tool in gathering intelligence over the last 50 years. Students will learn about the history of the U-2 plane, the technology it uses, and what kind of missions this spy plane is sent out to perform.
Trials bike riding is more about agility and balance than it is speed. This requires a certain type of motorcycle. Young readers will learn how trials bikes are built to suit the needs of their riders.
Head out on the highway! Touring motorcycles are made for long, cross-country trips. Readers will discover the technology and unique design that make touring motorcycles ideal for long-distance travel.
High-performance engines make these boats capable of incredible speeds. Young readers will learn how powerboats are designed to reduce wind resistance in their goal of reaching the fastest speed possible.
The United States was once abundant with prairies. Some have been converted to farmland, but other prairies still thrive. Students will learn how a prairie changes through the seasons, what animals live on prairies, and how people are working to restore prairie land. Blastoff! Series
The sport of volleyball requires aggressive intensity. The ball can travel at speeds up to 88 miles per hour! In this book, children will learn the basic rules of volleyball, the necessary equipment, and how to bump, set, spike, and dive their way to victory. Blastoff! Series
Shaun White is considered the face of snowboarding. He has won two Olympic gold medals by catching big air while doing difficult jumps and tricks. Children will discover how snowboarders carve down slopes and push the limits of gravity through several different kinds of competitions. Blastoff! Series
Most kids dream of riding a full-sized motorcycle. Mini bikes make it possible for kids to enjoy a safe, motorized experience. Young learners will explore the different types of mini bikes and how they are raced in competitions.
Harley-Davidson might be the most popular brand of motorcycle in the world. Readers will learn about the history of Harley-Davidson, the features of Harley-Davidson bikes, and the riding experience these famous bikes can provide.
In Shred it Skateboarding, kids will love reading about basic skating tricks, the changing technology of the board, and cool skating terms. A special section also features the top skaters in the sport today.
This title introduces readers to saddle bronc riding, the classic rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how long a rider must stay on the horse, and safety equipment such as hornless saddles, hack reigns, padded vests, and leather chaps is discussed. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) are introduced, as are rules of competition and scoring. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Exploration introduces readers to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.