Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Blastoff! Series
Grasshoppers use their back legs to jump high into the air! They often travel in swarms that can easily eat an entire field of plants. Hop into this introduction and learn all about grasshoppers. Blastoff! Series
Coral snakes have bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous. Young learners will find out how these small snakes look, where they live, and how they hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Blastoff! Series
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series
Farm dogs have keen senses that help them know when danger is near. They protect other farm animals from becoming prey. Beginning readers will learn how farm dogs help out on the farm. Blastoff! Series
The F-14 Tomcat was the pride of the United States Navy for over thirty years. Students will discover the technology behind this jet fighter that made it such an effective weapon.
Many shrimp can light up and squirt bright clouds from their bodies to scare away predators! Beginning readers will discover what shrimp look like and how they move and eat. Blastoff! Series
This super power technology company was built on a mission to create a place where engineers could freely work and achieve their potential. When post-war Japan entered a reconstruction period, Sony founder, Masaru Ibuka, sought to contribute to the new era, first making radios and other communication devices. Today, Sony produces high-tech televisions, cameras, gaming systems, and more. Find out more about Sony's fascinating history and successes in this title for active minds.
Few places seem more fitting for restless spirits than the spooky cemeteries of the world. But do ghosts truly wander among the tombstones? Reluctant readers can determine for themselves whether or not several famous cemetery hauntings are true in this creepy title.
A meeting with the queen might have a totally different meaning at one of England’s haunted palaces—she may not be alive! This title for young readers recounts brushes with spirits in the gilded halls of England’s castles, including sightings of the famous Anne Boleyn!
What if the spirits of the dead stay behind at the place where they died? Visitors to famous battlefields think some may do just that. They tell stories of ghostly fighting and spooky feelings of strange presences. Read on to determine if they are long-dead soldiers defending their ground or just strange coincidences in this chilling title.
Minecraft players have free reign of the spaces they build in, but they better stay alert during the night! Designed by Markus Persson, Minecraft has sold over 20 million computer games since 2009! Minecraft is the epitome of imagination and creativity. In this title for exploring minds, learn more about the making of Minecraft and how this game became a hit sensation.
People have reported hearing footsteps and seeing shadowy figures at prisons that have been empty for years. Could phantom inmates still roam the halls? Read eerie stories from famous prisons to decide for yourself in this title for reluctant readers.
The elegant houses of the wealthy may hold more than just expensive things. Some are said to be home to ghosts! Reluctant readers will love reading the famous ghost stories from lavish locales in this spooky book.
As the “Queen of Dairy”, DQ captures the hearts and bellies of ice cream lovers worldwide. Dairy Queen began by selling soft serve ice cream cones with a curl on top. Soon, malts, shakes, banana splits, and more treats were added to the menu. Today, DQ has more than 6,000 stores that offer a variety of items, from thick Blizzards to crispy Chicken Strip Baskets. Readers will enjoy learning about Dairy Queen's history in this flavorful title for eager minds.
Revving up a ramp and then flying over parked cars. This is just one monster truck stunt. The supercharged machine exists to show off, and to do so in extreme fashion. The monster trucks in this book will shock elementary-age readers with their jumps, spins, and more!
Presidents of the United States might get some creepy houseguests during their time at the White House—former presidents! Find out which presidents have been sighted haunting their old home and what their unfinished business might be in this high-interest title for young readers.
Some sailors come back to land full of ghost stories about cursed crews or flaming ships. But do they truly sail the seas? Or are they just tricks of the mind? Find out for yourself in this high-interest book for reluctant readers.
Barbie is popular enough to be recognized by her first name alone. But does Barbie have a last name? In this book, fluent readers can find the answer to that question while discovering other interesting information about Barbie. The famous doll's life story is on full display in this title.
Who’s that knocking on your hotel room door? Is it room service or a ghostly visitor? Guests have recounted strange occurrences likes these during their stays at some hotels. This title introduces reluctant readers to some of these haunted encounters with unwanted hotel guests.
Alien robots from the planet Cybertron, Transformers characters have a fascinating backstory. They also have the special ability to alter their form for battle, morphing into weapons and machines. Advancing readers will be intrigued to learn more about how the Transformers brand has changed over the years.
Pugs were a favorite breed of Chinese emperors and Tibetan monks. These dogs are skilled competitors and loyal partners who love to be challenged. Kids will explore the background and personality of the Pug breed. Blastoff! Series
Contrary to their name's suggestion, earwigs do not crawl into people's ears. Earwigs have pinchers on their bodies that they use to fight other earwigs or pick up food. Find out about the other parts of an earwig's body, what earwigs eat, and how earwigs take care of their young. Blastoff! Series
Watch out for that big wave! Oceans cover a large part of Earth and support a wide variety of plants and animals. Young readers will learn about the tides, waves, and currents of the ocean as well as what lives beneath the surface. Blastoff! Series
Rivers flow through plains and forests and provide water to plants, animals, and people. Children will learn how rivers begin and end, the parts of a river, and what animals call a river home. Blastoff! Series