Once the backbone of the United States Air Force, the F-15 Eagle was heavily armed for air-to-air combat. Today, newer fighters with better technology are overshadowing it. Students will find out how the weapons and technology used in the F-15 made it a great fighter for many years.
People of all ages love to play and watch the game of baseball. It has been a part of American history for around 150 years. Young readers learn the history of baseball, learn how the game is played, and read about how baseball has become a global sport. Blastoff! Series
The B-52 Stratofortress has been in service for over fifty years. It is a model of consistency for long-range bombers. Readers will explore the technology behind the B-52, the weapons it carries, and the missions it is used to perform.
Great golfers mainly get eagles and birdies, meaning they shoot under par! This book introduces young readers to the game of golf. It explains the sport's basic rules, necessary equipment, early beginnings, and how to train to qualify for the professional tour. 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
Initially developed to provide close air support for ground vehicles and troops, the A-10 has become an extremely valuable tool for the United States Air Force. Students will discover its history, technology, and role in the Air Force today.
The Midwestern United States was nicknamed "The Dust Bowl" in the 1930s because years of drought devastated the region. This book teaches why droughts happen, how they affect living things, and the importance of conserving water. Blastoff! Series
A special operations force of the Army, Delta Force performs many important missions during wartime and peacetime. Young readers will learn why this special force remains top secret, what kinds of missions Deltas go on, and what it is like to be a Delta.
Flying the latest military aircraft and patrolling the air are just part of the job of the United States Air Force. Learn about the technology behind the aircraft and the men and women who operate them.
The United States has over 12,000 miles of coastline that needs to be defended. Students will learn about daily life in the Coast Guard and how members patrol the shores and ports to keep our nation safe.
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.
Gymnastics is a sport requiring strength, flexibility, and agility. Gymnasts perform routines on different pieces of equipment during competitions. Young readers will discover the history and basic rules of this sport, and also how competitions are judged today. Blastoff! Series
The United States Navy patrols oceans and seas all over the world. It uses a variety of ships and tools to patrol and keep people safe. Readers will learn about the fleet of ships the Navy uses to handle a variety of missions.
The Marines have a reputation as one of the most well-disciplined and feared fighting forces on the planet. Students will find out how someone joins this elite group, what tools Marines use to complete missions, and the training people must endure to become Marines.
Located in Scandinavia in Northern Europe, Sweden experiences some very cold weather. Many polar bears call Sweden home! In addition to the wildlife of Sweden, this title introduces readers to the physical geography of Sweden, its traditions and customs, and how Swedes live from day to day. Blastoff! Series
A country of open fields, Ireland is known for its agriculture. It is also known for its unique step dancing and St. Patrick's Day celebrations. This book teaches children about life in a country of lush, green land and lively, laid-back people. Blastoff! Series
Israel is a country with deep religious roots. It is considered the homeland of the Jewish people. In this book, young readers will be introduced to Israel's devout people, historic landmarks, and foods that create an interesting and unique cultural heritage. Blastoff! Series
Boasting some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. It has many beaches that attract tourists from all parts of the globe. Kids will learn about the cultural traditions of Thailand, what everyday life is like for Thais, and much more in this informative book. Blastoff! Series
"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
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest and most populated country in the world. The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has the greatest biological diversity of any ecosystem on the planet. Students will learn all about Brazilian culture and get a glimpse into what kids do for fun in Brazil, especially discovering the country's love for soccer. Blastoff! Series
America's northern neighbor, Canada, is similar to the United States in many ways but also very different. Kids will learn about Canada's diverse wildlife as well as some of its biggest cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. They will read about what school is like for kids in Canada, how people often speak both English and French, and how Canadians enjoy playing hockey. Blastoff! Series
Cuba is a group of several islands. Long ago, one of the islands was called Treasure Island because it was a home base for many Caribbean pirates. Young readers will learn about life in modern Cuba - the school system, the delicious food, and the vibrancy of Cuban culture. Blastoff! Series
The Queen is England’s most recognizable symbol. Her Royal Guards stand at attention to protect London’s famous Buckingham Palace. In this book, young readers will discover the landmarks, traditions, and food of a country known for sophistication and afternoon tea.
France's most famous icon is the Eiffel Tower. This tower in Paris is the height of an 81-story building and ranks as the most visited monument in the world! This book introduces children to the classic beauty, revolutionary people, and fine foods of a country known for the arts. Blastoff! Series
India is the place to see the stunning Taj Mahal and a breathtaking view of some of the world's tallest peaks. The Himalayas extend along the country's northern border. Children will learn all about India, a country known for mountains, curry, and the world's second largest population. Blastoff! Series