The first Super Bowl kicked off on January 15, 1967. The National Football League’s Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs 35–10. Today, 32 teams battle through regular season in hopes of a chance at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This title will take reluctant readers down the road to the championship and through the history of the league.
The World Series has decided the champion of Major League Baseball since 1903! 30 teams swing it out each year for a chance to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and become the champion of America’s favorite pastime. Students will read about big hits, repeat champions, and much more in this exciting title.
Ford has come a long way since its Model T beginnings! The company has grown to develop some of the United States’ most popular pickup trucks. The Ford F-150’s numerous models and special fuel-saving alloy bodies make this model a fit for everyone. Young readers can hop behind the wheel of the Ford F-150 in this engine-revving title.
Did you know that Peyton Manning has passed for more touchdowns than any other player in NFL history? His amazing record may help him go down in history as one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks. This and many other feats are highlighted in this exciting title about football records. Readers will enjoy learning impressive stats about some of the sport’s most well-known players and teams.
The word Croatoan carved onto a post and the letters “CRO” scratched onto a tree. What do these two clues reveal about Roanoke’s missing English colonists? Interested students can sort through possible answers in this read that begins as a history lesson and ends as an unsolved mystery.
Most people in Pripyat never expected the day to come when they’d have to flee for their lives. The Soviet Union boasted about the safety of the nuclear city. But in 1986, one of the town’s nuclear reactors exploded and released deadly radiation. This title explains the Chernobyl accident for curious readers.
The wild reputation of Bodie was unmatched in the Old West. The California gold-mining town attracted a rough crowd. Bodie had gamblers, drinkers, gunslingers, and robbers all after riches. This high-interest children’s title includes a wealth of information about the gold rush that once made Bodie a “get rich” destination.
The city in the clouds, Machu Picchu, has an air of mystery surrounding it. Historians know the site belonged to the Inca Empire, but they do not know much else. In this book, reluctant readers will explore possible reasons why Machu Picchu was first built and, in time, abandoned.
Craco’s historical happenings hint at a curse. The town faced a plague, then war, then earthquakes and landslides. In the end, the natural disasters dealt the final blow, causing Craco to physically collapse. In this book, young readers will discover a medieval town that eventually lost its uphill battle for survival.
Hashima, Japan’s sea walls give it the appearance of a ship lost at sea. This look is the reason for the Battleship Island nickname. In this title, reluctant readers will also see Battleship Island as a time capsule. Pieces from the past will point to the deserted island’s coal-mining boom time.
Pikachu could be called the mascots of the Pokémon brand, as the short, yellow furballs are the most recognizable of hundreds of characters. This book for growing readers tracks the birth of the Japanese pocket monsters chased all around cities by Pokémon Go players.
The brotherly trio of George, Charles, and Edward Parker built the Parker Brothers game brand. George, the youngest, was the inventor of the bunch. His board game Banking set the company in motion in 1883. In this business biography, young readers will learn what can happen when someone rolls the dice with an idea.
Every saga has a beginning. This marketing tagline for Star Wars: Episode I— The Phantom Menace could also be the tagline for this biography of the Stars Wars brand. Young readers will travel back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Netflix has played a role in making binge-watching a thing. Seventy percent of its users watch television series episode after episode after episode in one sitting! This children’s book rewinds Netflix back to its beginning, when the focus was mailing DVDs, and then expands upon the company’s growth over a decade.
Did you know that General Mills had to invent a special puffing gun to make Kix, Cheerios, and other breakfast cereals? This title feeds young readers background information about the Minnesota-based company that created Betty Crocker and a hunger for grocery store goodies.
It’s rare to find a passionate sports fan without an ESPN subscription. ESPN is one of the top sports coverage suppliers in the world! It gives special access for viewing college sports, professional sports, esports, and more. In this company biography, young sports fans will follow the development of one sports announcer’s dream.
Since the 1980s, the My Little Pony brand has worked to spread a message of friendship and happiness to its many fans around the world. In addition to its toys and television, My Little Pony has taken its mission to the streets through campaigns such as the International Day of Friendship. This title gallops through the history and development of the cute and positive brand!
Wayne Gretzky’s skills on the ice are known by hockey fans all around the world. The NHL player scored 894 goals during his career! While Gretzky may be the most famous hockey player, many others have claimed records in this fast-paced sport. This thrilling book features incredible hockey records that are sure to impress and inspire fans of the sport!
The World Cup is soccer’s greatest event. And no country has been more successful at it than Brazil. The team has won a record five World Cup titles since the event started in 1930. From most goals scored to number of championships, the soccer records offered in this title are sure to impress!
Usain Bolt sprints past the competition at the 2012 Olympic Games. As he crosses the finish line, the world’s fastest human sets a new Olympic record! Bolt’s accomplishment is one of many incredible athletic feats highlighted in this informative book about Olympic records.
Swish! Stephen Curry has just made a record-breaking 3-point shot. This moment cements his place as a basketball legend! Unbelievable basketball records are on display in this exciting title for young readers. The book explores favorite teams and players who dribbled their way into stardom by scoring points, making passes, and more!
Crack! The bat hits the baseball, and a new record has been set. Joe Dimaggio's record hitting streak--56 games in a row with a hit--has yet to be beat. It is one of the many baseball records highlighted in this fact-filled title that will excite and inspire fans of America’s pastime!
For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series
With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!
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.