When Hurricane Katrina raced toward the Gulf of Mexico, the animals at the Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi stood in the path of one of nature's most vicious storms. Soon, the aquarium's beloved dolphins were swept away in the hurricane. How could the aquarium trainers possibly rescue these animals that had been washed out to sea? Learn about how they found all eight dolphins in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn about more stunning animal rescues.
Four days of heavy rain sent water rushing toward Jeff Johnson's Iowa pig farm, threatening to flood everything in its path. The high waters could easily sweep away the animals, but Jeff had no way to move all of his pigs out of harm's way. How would the pigs survive? Find out about the smart animals who found their way to safety and the farmers who helped to rescue them in this graphic adventure of animal escape. Then, learn about other animals made it away from rising flood waters.
Hurricane Katrina put the city of New Orleans underwater and threatened countless lives. But how do you reach those desperate to escape when water surrounds the city? From the sky! Follow U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Keith Berry and his team as they fly into the flooded city and save those trapped by the hurricane in this graphic adventure. Then, learn more about pararescue jumpers and their gear.
Tom Fool, the court jester at Muncaster Castle, used to fill the old stone walls with screams of laughter . . . and fear. While some of his pranks were harmless, others sent visitors to their demise. And some say Tom never left the castle--even after his death. Is he still up to his old tricks? Find out in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other haunted castles.
It takes a brave soldier to run straight into enemy fire. But that's just what Green Beret Sergeant Bernard Good did when his team was in trouble during the Iraq War. Follow along on this graphic adventure as Sergeant Good and beret Don Hogan help a fellow injured soldier to safety after their reconnaissance mission turned dangerous. Then, learn more about green berets and their gear.
The White House is filled with the history of a nation. But you might be surprised by how much of this history comes from residents who never left . . . even after their own deaths! Among the most famous of these phantoms is Abraham Lincoln. Ever since the president's death, politicians and First Families alike have spotted the ghostly president around his former home. Find out more in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other haunted houses.
When tornados tore through Alabama, they ripped the roofs off houses, tore apart trees, and sent debris flying miles away. They also picked up Mason, the dog and sent him sailing away from his home and owners. Mason's family searched desperately for their beloved pet, but he was nowhere to be seen. Find out about this brave dog's slow, crawling journey back home after a tornado in this graphic adventure of animal escape. Then, learn more about the heroes that saved other animals from terrifying tornadoes.
The devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 sent the United States reeling and sparked a nearly decade-long hunt for the man behind the attacks. Follow U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six as on their dangerous mission to capture Osama bin Laden in this graphic depiction. Then, learn more about the SEALs and their gear.
The trembling ground frightened pandas in China's Wolong National Nature Preserve. The pandas scrambled up trees and into hiding places as the earthquake toppled structures and ripped apart trees, crumbling the preserve all around them. As soon as the earthquake subsided, teams of rescuers sprang into action to free the hurt and scared pandas from the surrounding rubble. Follow along in this graphic adventure of animal escape. Then, learn about more animals rescued from earthquakes.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster sent millions of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico--straight into the water that is home to countless animals. The oil quickly coated the wings of the brown pelican, putting this already endangered species into even more risk. How were these animals rescued? Find out about the brave scientists who saved the oil-soaked birds in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn more about other oil spills that threatened sea life around the world.
Kurt Muse spoke out--and was taken in. Who did the U.S. send to rescue the American citizen locked in a Panama jail? The elite members of the Delta Force. The special ops team trained for the dangerous mission then set out on the harrowing journey to save Kurt from behind enemy lines. Follow along on this graphic rescue mission. Then, learn more about the Delta Force and the soldiers' gear.
The night stalkers are some of the most elite members of the U.S. Army. Their dangerous missions frequently take them behind enemy lines. For Michael Durant, it was during one of these special ops missions when everything went wrong. Mike was captured behind enemy lines in war-torn Somalia. Follow along on the harrowing journey as Mike is captured and ultimately saved in this graphic story. Then, learn more about army night stalkers and their gear.
In the hard-fought battles of war, a special group of soldiers handles some of the toughest missions. These elite U.S. Army Rangers played a pivotal role in Normandy, France, during the allied invasion on D-Day. Follow rangers Jack Kuhn and Leonard Lomell in this graphic adventure as these two men joined the fight to stop German troops during a victory that would become the turning point of World War II. Then, learn more about army rangers and their gear.
For thousands of years, people found rocks that they thought were giant dragon tongues that had fallen from the sky. But they were looking in the wrong direction! These fossils were actually the teeth and bones of creatures that lived in the waters long, long ago. What other mega-sized, mega-cool creatures lived in the ancient seas? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Seas! The MegaCool MegaFauna series explores the history of some of the most massive creatures that ever lived. They swam in the seas, walked the lands, and soared through the skies. Some are even still alive today! Learn how mega-cool megafauna are related to (or are even examples of) modern living things. These awesome extra-large animals have an amazing history, so let's start exploring
In 2009, scientists found the bones of "Dracula" in Transylvania – that was what they named the fossils of a new pterosaur whose wings could spread 12 meters wide! Millions of years ago, gigantic reptiles like “Dracula” ruled the skies. What other mega-cool, mega-sized creatures flew in the ancient skies? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Skies! The MegaCool MegaFauna series explores the history of some of the most massive creatures that ever lived. They swam in the seas, walked the lands, and soared through the skies. Some are even still alive today! Learn how mega-cool megafauna are related to (or are even examples of) modern living things. These awesome extra-large animals have an amazing history, so let's start exploring
What is the biggest living thing right now? In Mega Creatures of Today, you'll find that the answer to that question can be found on land, in the sky, and in the seas. Let's discover the mega-sized, mega-cool creatures living on Earth today and learn what makes them so amazing!
People have been finding fossils for thousands of years. When scientists found claws that were 3 feet long, they thought they had found a massive turtle. After more bones were found, they realized that the claws belonged to a dinosaur that weighed more than 10,000 pounds! What other mega-sized, mega-cool creatures roamed ancient lands millions of years ago? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Lands!
Iraq gets a lot of bad publicity. People hear regularly about the country’s troubles without learning about its achievements. For example, you’ve maybe never heard that Iraqis invented the wheel, sailboat, and plow! This title takes young readers past news headlines to tell the full story of Iraq.
Choosing just one animal mascot to represent the country of Australia is difficult! The marsupial contenders alone include the kangaroo, koala, and wombat. Then there are the predator options like the dingo and saltwater crocodile. After learning all about Australia in this title, fluent readers just might make a mascot pick!
Brazil has a monopoly over about half of the South American landscape. The country covers more than 3 million square miles of the continent! In this snapshot of Brazil, young readers will especially enjoy touring the Amazon Rain Forest and the country’s other unique biomes.
One-fifth of all the people in the world call China home. This means Mandarin Chinese is the number one language when it comes to native speakers! In this look at a country rich in history and culture, young readers will learn a few main Mandarin characters and much more.
The beloved fictional Harry Potter calls England his home. Though his world is imaginary, it includes many of England’s actual landmarks. In this profile of the real England, kids will learn the facts about the European country that serves as the setting for many of their favorite stories.
India has its very own Hollywood—the rhyming Bollywood! The thousands of Bollywood films that are released every year put the songs, dances, and colors of India in the spotlight. Upper-elementary students are invited to a special viewing of a country with a memorable flavor.
Two thousand years ago, Italy was known for its spectacles. Rome’s famous Colosseum hosted epic sports contests and gladiator fights. In this book, Italy is on display to engage fluent young readers. Kids will be especially amazed by ancient Italian architecture.
In the United States, a bow is most often taken by a performer at the end of a concert or play. But in Japan, a bow is the traditional gesture to greet another person. This country close-up teaches upper-elementary students Japanese customs and much more about the Asian island nation.