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.
It can be difficult to find interesting materials for students who read below grade level, but these hilarious characters and goofy stories will get students reading! The small amount of text per page and strong visual cues make these stories very reader-friendly. Phonetic skills get a real workout through the repeated use of words with special vowel and letter combinations.
This introduction to rock climbing provides the excitement and thrills only outdone by hitting the cliffs! Students will learn about the different methods of climbing and how to use safety equipment to become a responsible rock climber.
Watch out for flying paint! This introduction to paintball covers the history of the sport, the many variations played today, and the proper safety equipment required to safely enjoy this thrilling game.
Explore the heart-pounding excitement as mountain bikers race over rugged terrain. Students will learn the difference between cross-country and downhill mountain biking, the technology behind the bikes and equipment, and how mountain bikers stay safe while having fun.
Some people kickbox for exercise, while others kickbox against opponents to win competitions. It takes great skill and discipline to become an elite kickboxer. Students will learn about the basics of kickboxing, the equipment required to participate, and the training required to fight in the ring.
Pedal quickly to stay out in front of the pack! The fast-paced style of BMX racing makes it an exciting sport to watch or practice. Readers will explore the history of BMX racing, the tactics that help win a race, and how the popularity of the sport has grown over the last few years.
Big Air Skateboarding has grown in popularity since its invention by Danny Way in 2004. Skateboarders drop down from 60 or 80 feet and launch off huge ramps to do spins, grabs, and flips in the air. Kids will discover the history of the sport, the equipment used, and the safety precautions taken to make sure it remains a fun extreme sport!
The skill, balance, and precision needed to execute tricks on a BMX bike are astounding. Students will learn about the history of BMX freestyle, the equipment needed to participate, and the tricks riders do to win competitions.
Fly high into the air with this thrilling introduction to moto-x freestyle. Eager learners will discover the history of moto-x freestyle, the equipment needed to ride, the many daring tricks, and how competitions reward those who perform difficult tricks well.
Motocross racing has been growing in popularity since the 1950s. The technology and competitions have changed, but the fast-paced action has not. Students will learn about the history of motocross racing, the equipment required to race, and how competition works.
Kiteboarding is one of the fastest-growing extreme sports in the world. The excitement it offers brings new people to the sport every day. Readers will explore kite propulsion, kiteboarding equipment, and the many tricks that skilled kiteboarders perform while catching air.
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.
Predator drones use cameras and sensors to help the United States Air Force gain valuable information about the enemy. They can also be used for strategic strikes. Readers will find out how predator drones work, what kinds of missions they are sent out to perform, and how a pilot thousands of miles away can safely control one.
Scooters have become a very popular way to get around town over the last fifty years. Students will learn where scooters came from and what kinds of scooters are around today.
Most motorcycles can go pretty fast. However, some are designed to reach incredibly fast speeds! Kids will read about the history of motorcycles, the technology behind the fastest bikes, and what the future holds for the world's fastest motorcycles.
Off-road motorcycles have features that make them safe to ride off the pavement. Students will learn about the variety of off-road motorcycles, the parts that allow them to tackle the tough terrain, and the sporting competitions that use off-road 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.
Bruno is a boy with particular tastes and ideas. He will not, for example, eat anything green. He spends one day as Sir Bruno and another as the Queen. He is an entrepreneur and he understands the language of Car. Bruno is a boy worth knowing.
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.