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12 Impossible Daredevil Stunts

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820246

Harry Houdini escaped from handcuffs, straightjackets, jails, and boxes, sometimes while underwater. Willie Harris broke barriers for black stuntmen. Kitty O’Neil reached 618 miles per hour in a rocket car. This book features 12 thrilling stories about people who braved injury and worse to do impossible things. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Epic Rescues

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820222

In 2018 in Thailand, 12 members of a boys’ soccer team were trapped in a cave. In 1987 in Texas, a baby named Jessica fell down a well. In 2010, 33 Chilean miners were working deep underground when their only way out collapsed. Each time, the world held its breath. This book features 12 stories of epic rescues. Some have happy endings, and some are bittersweet. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

Explore Paris

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820161

A lively introduction to the City of Lights, the capital of France, home to the Eiffel Tower, and a world center for culture and art. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Paris’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Mexico City

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820130

A lively introduction to the world’s largest Spanish-speaking city, the capital of Mexico and its economic center. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Mexico City’s location in its country and the world.

Statues of Easter Island

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536802

Describes the statues of Easter Island, including theories on how they were built, the people who built them, and what the statues are like today.

Great Wall of China

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536826

Describes the Great Wall of China, including how and why it was built, the dynasties behind its construction, what it was used for, and what it’s like today.

Machu Picchu

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536833

Describes the mystery of Machu Picchu, including how and why it was built, the emperor who lived there, why it was abandoned, and what the ruin is like today.

Stonehenge

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536840

Describes the mysteries behind Stonehenge, including how and why it was built, the people who built it, and what the ruins are like today.

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

Team Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518701

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic football, sitting volleyball, and goalball events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's team sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they may differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Individual Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518695

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic athletics, cycling, archery, and triathlon events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's individual sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Water Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518688

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic swimming, canoe, and rowing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's water sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518671

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic basketball, tennis, rugby, and fencing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's wheelchair sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Volleyball

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518664

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of volleyball at the Olympics, including indoor and beach volleyball. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Track and Field

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518657

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the track and field events featured at the Olympics, including running, jumping, and throwing events. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Swimming and Diving

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518640

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the rules and types of swimming and diving events featured at the Olympics, including swimming races, diving, and artistic swimming (formerly synchronized swimming). Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Gymnastics

M. K. Osborne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518633

This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the history and rules of gymnastics featured at the Olympics, including artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline. Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.

The 12 Worst Earthquakes of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356536

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating earthquakes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, first-person accounts, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of an earthquake.

Best Super Bowl Finishes

Paul Bowker (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356611

Offers 12 of the best Super Bowl finishes in history. With engaging text and colorful photos, this book celebrates everything fans love about these memorable games and what makes them the best Super Bowl finishes.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

History’s Secret Groups

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357106

Brings to light 12 of history's secret groups including The Knights Templar whose purpose was to protect travelers to holy sites after the Crusades; The Freemasons, one of the world's oldest secret societies that performs chartiy work; The Molly Maguires who began in Ireland in the 1840s as a secret society that stood up against landlords and bosses who treated them poorly; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

Forgotten Americans Who Made History

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357045

Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Lost Treasures

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357083

Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History's Conspiracy Theories

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357038

Brings to light 12 of history's conspiracy theories such as Elvis Presley faked his own death; a spaceship that landed in Rosewell, New Mexico in 1947; the Titanic didn't sink; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History's Forgotten War Stories

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357069

Brings to light 12 forgotten war stories such as George Washington's Immortals, a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland who changed the course of the American Revolution; Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.