In Pyramids of Egypt, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this ancient engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these monumental structures. An infographic illustrates how the pyramids were built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Egyptian pyramids using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Pyramids of Egypt also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
When did dinosaurs rule the Earth? What were the biggest dinosaurs? Why did they die out, and how? In the story, The Land Time Forgot, dinosaur hunters find more than they bargained for.
While on a field trip to study native plants, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to Hawaii in the 1890s, where they see first-hand the final days of the reign of Queen Liliuokalani and learn about native rights.
Provides factual information about the history of the life of a cowboy through the fictional story of Eddie, a young boy who goes to the Bar W Ranch where his Uncle Hank and Uncle Charlie work.
Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.
Toy fads have come and gone throughout the years. Discover the history behind some of the more popular fads.
The story of one ten-year-old boy who sailed with the first three ships to America to build the colonies.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children. This book discusses the history, creativity, and fascination of toys made with wheels.
Jeremy and his friend, called "Yankee Doodle" because of his love for fancy clothes, learn about the Sons of Liberty and the plans for the Boston Tea Party, in a story with facts on early Boston and the origins of the Revolution.
Charlie Murphy is a Pony Express rider. His story would make any Pony Express rider proud. This book is a fictional account of the experiences of a pony express rider during the settlement of the West.
Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.
The American Revolution is raging. Owen sees his father near death and wants to help. Find out what brave things he did to help out.
A young cowboy from Texas describes his experiences on his first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.
After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.
After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex Kopsky travels to Michigan from the only home he has known in Massachusetts to start a new life with his new family. Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.
This story describes what has happened to the elephant's ancestors, Mastodons and the mammoths, and what could happen to the elephant if it is unable to adapt to life changes.
After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.
This fictionalized biography describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
Readers learn the history of marbles as well as how to play popular marble games.
After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.
Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.
Little Eagle raises a baby buffalo as a pet and friend until he realizes what friendship means.
In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa. This book presents the story of some of her students and their adventures in school during pioneer days on the prairie.
James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.