Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs’ journey in this title for young learners.
Although Green Bay is the smallest city with an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers receive an overwhelming amount of support. They are the only team owned by their fans! The Packers are also proud to have been under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi for nine seasons. Young readers will be thrilled to find out what the Green Bay Packers are all about in this action-packed title.
When an NFL franchise was bought for Atlanta in 1965), Georgians were called upon to name the team. A teacher from the city of Griffin suggested “Falcons.” The birds of prey are proud, brave, and strong with a great sporting tradition. See if the Falcons live up to their name in this high-low read!
In 1908, Henry Ford changed the automobile industry with his Model T. It was simple, affordable, and revolutionary! Two years later, Ford launched a moving assembly line that transformed manufacturing. Creative designs and innovations have made the company a successful household name. Eager readers will learn about Ford's dreams and accomplishments in this inspiring title.
Known for being tough and relentless, the Oakland Raiders have often fought their way to the top of the NFL. Their first Super Bowl win in 1977 was under the direction of John Madden, one of the NFL’s most famed icons. The Madden NFL video game series is named after him! Learn how the Oakland Raiders beat out their competition in this engaging title.
Take a trip to the mountains of Southeast Asia and discover the culture of Laos! This diverse country is home to many ethnic groups and more than 80 languages. Students will learn about Lao food, rare animals, and favorite traditions in this informative book.
Since the AFL and NFL merged, the Denver Broncos have won several championships including back-to-back Super Bowl games. This team has come a long way since the 1950s, when they wore second-hand uniforms! Tens of thousands of fans are on the season-ticket waiting list so they can see them play. Don’t wait to learn more about the Denver Broncos in this action-packed book.
More than a hundred years ago, Kraft started with one man's desire to make cheese accessible and long lasting. After many experiments in his kitchen, James L. Kraft came up with processed cheese by 1916. This innovation was the first of many successes! Today, Kraft is known for its cheese Singles, Macaroni & Cheese, and many more recognized items. Kraft will inspire hungry readers with its growing product line and powerhouse partnerships.
When the Cleveland Browns joined the NFL, many of their opponents’ fans thought it was a joke. Little did they know that the Browns would crush the defending NFL champion in their first game, 35-10! When the Browns were scheduled to relocate, fans rallied to block the move. Find out more about the Cleveland Browns and their loyal fan base in this title for active minds.
In the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium fans sing the team fight song, “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” The Eagles have a long history, dating back to 1933. A notable player for the Eagles was Reggie White, one of the top sackers in professional football. Swoop up this book for young learners and discover more about the Philadelphia Eagles!
With four consecutive appearances at the Super Bowl from 1991-1994, the Buffalo Bills set a record that’s difficult to beat! Although they lost each Super Bowl game they played, the team continues to push forward to work their way back to the top. Learn about the Bills’ highlights and heartbreaks in this read about a team that knows giving up is not an option.
Singular in purpose, patrol missions work in support of larger missions of the army. Patrolling soldiers conduct raids, gather information, and safeguard areas. Their successful return from patrolling gives the military advantages in other missions such as combat or counterterrorism. Take a ride with soldiers on patrol in our thrilling title for reluctant readers!
Multiple division and Super Bowl championship wins prove that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most accomplished NFL franchises in history. Originally known as the Pirates, this team was not successful until forty years after their debut! The Pittsburgh Steelers will steal many hearts in this action-filled book for young readers.
According to Mattel, eight Hot Wheels are sold every second. So what is the secret behind the toy cars’ appeal? In this biography of a brand, growing readers will learn why the production of Hot Wheels has stayed strong since the cars' first release in the 1960s.
Led by coach Sid Gillman, the San Diego Chargers won division championships in five of their first six seasons! With their gold bolt proudly showing, the Chargers take the field and face off against the Oakland Raiders, a rival since 1960! Struggling readers can take charge and learn more about the San Diego Chargers in this fun title.
As a frequent Super Bowl competitor, the New England Patriots are a formidable franchise! In 2001, head coach Bill Belichick played quarterback Tom Brady, who at the time was only a sixth-round draft pick. Since then, the team has been successful, including a 16-game season without any losses. Active minds will enjoy this book on the New England Patriots.
As the “Queen of Dairy”, DQ captures the hearts and bellies of ice cream lovers worldwide. Dairy Queen began by selling soft serve ice cream cones with a curl on top. Soon, malts, shakes, banana splits, and more treats were added to the menu. Today, DQ has more than 6,000 stores that offer a variety of items, from thick Blizzards to crispy Chicken Strip Baskets. Readers will enjoy learning about Dairy Queen's history in this flavorful title for eager minds.
Secrecy is of the utmost importance in completing reconnaissance missions. Soldiers must be experts with binoculars. They move swiftly and silently to gather information about enemy weapons, territories, and operations. Learn more about the speed and intelligence of these stealthy men and women in this leveled text for beginning and reluctant readers.
A dream became reality for North and South Carolina when they were granted an NFL expansion in 1993. Fireworks exploded over the city of Charlotte as the Panthers won their first game with a bang! Cheer alongside their mascot, Sir Purr, and find out what the Carolina Panthers are capable of in this title for beginning readers.
Since 1920, the Chicago Bears have played over 1,000 games! This resilient franchise also boasts the most players inaugurated into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. George Halas, known as “Papa Bear,” has led the team into many victories not only as a player, but as a coach and team owner, too! Learn more about the Chicago Bears in this inspiring team profile for young audiences.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were left without a single win in their first season, but they did not lose hope. In 2003, the Bucs defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 claiming their first Super Bowl victory! Follow the Bucs’ highs and lows in this book about underdogs for beginning readers.
On All Saints Day in 1966, the New Orleans Saints became the NFL’s sixteenth franchise. Enthusiastic fans showed their spirit by celebrating “Mardi Gras in Autumn” at their home games. After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints came back stronger than ever and revived the city’s high spirits. Discover what it takes to persevere and succeed in this title for reluctant readers.
Although the Detroit Lions haven’t had much luck in championships, they show courage and spirit on the field. They have produced some amazing star power, including Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders! An interesting fact is that the Detroit Lions have hosted a game every Thanksgiving Day since 1934, with the exception of the years during WWII. Young readers will enjoy learning more about the Detroit Lions in this fascinating title.
Peacekeepers are dedicated to creating and maintaining peace in areas previously torn apart by conflict. They provide training, and advise leaders on how best to improve the safety of their people. Though peacekeepers often work after conflicts have been resolved, danger still lurks in dark corners. Struggling readers will be fascinated to learn about the honorable work conducted in military peacekeeping missions.
Did you know the San Francisco 49ers are named after the miners from the California Gold Rush? The 49ers were home to Joe Montana for over ten years. He is considered one of the NFL’s most legendary quarterbacks. Discover the San Francisco 49ers’ rush to the top in this book for reluctant readers.