Ever wondered what it takes to ride a wave? Young readers will find out in this introduction to surfing. They will read about the history of surfing, the equipment used to ride waves, and the ways surfers compete against each other.
Have you ever wondered how an Indy car can keep its grip on the track when traveling at 200 miles per hour? Readers will learn the history of Indy cars, Indy car technology, and how these race cars compete in long, grueling races.
Lowriders are more about appearance than speed or performance. They are more like works of art than cars. Kids will learn about the history of the lowrider craze and how it has changed over the years.
Supersonic jets travel faster than the speed of sound. These jets are designed to maintain stability and function at very high temperatures. Kids will read about the technology, history, and future of supersonic jets.
The largest capital ships in the world, Nimitz aircraft carriers are filled with cutting-edge technology and several kinds of planes. Students will discover the history, technology, and missions of this backbone of the United States Navy.
Football is a hard-hitting game. From games in the back yard to high school to the NFL, people love to play and watch football. Kids will learn the history, basic rules, and equipment of football, as well as how the game is played today. Blastoff! Series
A Marine Expeditionary Unit is a small, quick reaction force used to immediately respond to any crisis. Readers will explore what makes up a unit, what tasks they often perform, and what tools and vehicles they use to accomplish their missions.
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.
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 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.
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 elite special force of the United States Navy, SEALs are trained to carry out operations both on land and at sea. Students will learn about the tools used on missions, as well as the history of the SEALs and how they operate today.
The army is one of the largest ground forces in the world. Discover how they use the latest technology to outfit their troops and vehicles for battle.
The United States Army Rangers are an elite light infantry special operations force. Readers will learn what life is like as a Ranger, what tools they are trained to use, and what kind of missions they perform.
Night Stalkers are a special operations force of the Army who specialize in piloting helicopters. Kids will read about the helicopters Night Stalkers use to perform their missions, what kind of missions they perform, and what life is like as a Night Stalker.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Players must dribble, jump, defend, and shoot their way to victory. Children will learn the history, rules, and equipment needed to play this fast-paced sport. Blastoff! Series