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50 Things You Didn't Know about Ancient Rome

Sean O'Neill (author) Sean O'Neill (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781634408066

Explore daily life in Ancient Rome from the Colosseum to commode and how this powerful empire ruled much of the world for more than 1,000 years.

50 Things You Didn't Know about Ancient Greece

Sean O'Neill (author) Sean O'Neill (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781634408059

Explore vending machines and flushing toilets in Ancient Greece. Discover the amazing and amusing marvels this fascinating ancient civilization has given us from democracy to geometry.

50 Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Ages

Sean O'Neill (author) Sean O'Neill (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781634408073

From castles and knights to the danger of bathroom breaks in the Middle Ages, readers discover amazing and amusing facts about cleaning up–or not–during the Middle Ages.

Superfast Stock Car Racing

Beth Bence Reinke (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582958

Enter the thrilling world of stock car racing! Readers will discover the history of stock car racing, what a typical race day looks like, who the hottest racers are, and more.

Great Sports Fails

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583405

Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team blowing a 35–3 lead in a playoff game to the Boston Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Discover how athletes and teams have dealt with failure and how they've improved after their mistakes.

Great Medicine Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583382

Explore some of history's biggest failures in medicine—from bloodletting to early remedies—and how some of those failures eventually led to success.

Great Technology Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583412

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. But new tech doesn't always catch on right away, or even work like it's supposed to. In fact, the history of technology is filled with failures and mistakes—from computer bugs to an early version of the video phone. Discover how even successful tech companies, like Apple and Google, made major missteps along the way and learned from their mistakes.

Great Invention Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583375

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is filled with missteps and blunders. Learn about the biggest goofs—from flying cars to Smell-O-Vision. Discover how invention mistakes have also led to brand-new products, such as bubble wrap and sticky notes.

Great Science Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583399

Science is all about the pursuit of knowledge. But sometimes that pursuit leads scientists down the wrong path, and things can go spectacularly wrong! Learn about some of the biggest fails in the history of science, from scientists accidentally poisoning themselves to accidentally poisoning the environment. Nuclear meltdowns, a space telescope that didn't work, and fake science all help illustrate how scientists sometimes fail and how they learn from their missteps.

I'm going to be a Paleontologist

Saranne Taylor (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688943

A science career puts you at the cutting edge of innovations that can change the world, and in the STEM fields of science, the demand for science professionals is exploding. The Careers in STEM series covers exciting and rewarding jobs in the fields of physics, biology, engineering, aerospace and math. Bright and stimulating, packed with information and career advice.

Surviving the Sea

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207803

A crunching sound awakens a husband and wife sailing to Hawaii. Water starts to rush into their boat. They watch from the life raft as it sinks in only 15 minutes. That is the beginning of William and Simonne Butler’s 66-day trial of survival on the ocean. Iron Will: Surviving the Sea tells the story of five shipwrecks, and what it took for the survivors to endure until they were rescued. From surviving in an air pocket in a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean, to the longest solo survival at sea, readers will learn how these individuals persevered against all odds.

Surviving the Jungle

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207810

A group of friends plan a trip to explore the Amazon rainforest. They have a map and some supplies, but the jungle is thick with trees. There are very few paths. The friends realize that they are lost and no one knows where to look for them. That is the beginning of Loic Pillois and Guilhem Nayral’s dangerous adventure. Iron Will: Surviving the Jungle tells five shocking stories of being lost in the rainforest. The survivors faced deadly animals, like jaguars and poisonous spiders, and encountered dangerous terrain, with heavy rains, flooding, and waterfalls. But readers will learn how they each made it out alive, with little more than an iron will.

Surviving the Mountain

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207827

A woman is getting her gear ready for a day of skiing. It’s a beautiful day at the lodge and she is near the lockers setting up her ski boots. She hears a distant rumble, and the lodge is overtaken by an avalanche. This is the start of Anna Allen’s five-day ordeal of being trapped under snow and debris. Iron Will: Surviving the Mountain retells 5 stories of adventure and survival on cold, dangerous mountains around the world. Some people lost limbs, and others lost fingers and toes to the cold. Even the most prepared can become the mountain’s victim. But somehow, with grit and determination, these survivors didn’t lose their lives.

Surviving the Desert

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207834

A man is driving through the Australian outback. His car breaks down, miles away from any help. He is surrounded by nothing but dry earth and bare trees, which offer very little shade. He knows he won’t make it if he tries to walk to a town. This is the beginning of Ricky Megee’s 71-day ordeal in the Australian wilderness. Iron Will: Surviving the Desert relates the experiences of five people alone in deserts around the world, and how they made it out alive. If the poisonous snakes and lizards don’t pose a major threat, the lack of water and high temperatures will. It takes a special will to survive to make it through such harsh a environment.

World War II Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847316

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how World War II spies gathered information for the Allied and Axis powers. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Josephine Baker and Juan Pujol risked their lives to defeat Nazi Germany. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

World War I Spy Stories

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847309

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how World War I spies gathered information for the Allied and Central powers. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Louise de Bettignies and Edith Cavell worked in secret to help their side win the war. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

U.S. Presidents

Sheryl Peterson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846326

Highlights fascinating facts about U.S. presidents, from the president who was afraid to touch light switches to the president that banned broccoli. Learn about the president's dog who was so popular that he needed his own secretary, the president who befriended a burglar, the president who had his staff hide from him, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Texas Revolution

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274391

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the Texas Revolution. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important event in American history. An infographic enhances understanding of the Texas Revolution, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. A timeline highlights key events and dates. Texas Revolution also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

September 11th Attacks

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274421

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the September 11th Attacks. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important event in American history. An infographic enhances understanding of the September 11th attacks, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. A timeline highlights key events and dates. September 11th Attacks also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Louisiana Purchase

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274360

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the Louisiana Purchase. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important event in American history. An infographic enhances understanding of the Louisiana Purchase, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. A timeline highlights key events and dates. Louisiana Purchase also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Immigration Through Ellis Island

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274339

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of immigration through Ellis Island. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important part of American history. An infographic enhances understanding of immigration through Ellis Island, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. A timeline highlights key events and dates. Immigration Through Ellis Island also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Great Minds and Finds in Australia

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639530

What do kangaroos, movie special effects, an opera house, and electric refrigerators have in common? They all have histories in Australia, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Australia, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Australia!

Great Minds and Finds in Europe

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639509

What do underwater cameras, bandages, the Mona Lisa, and an ice cave all have in common? They have all histories in Europe, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Europe, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Europe!

Great Minds and Finds in North America

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639516

What do eyeglasses, fossils, chewing gum, and color television all have in common? They all have histories in North America, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in North America, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern North America!

Great Minds and Finds in South America

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639523

What do telescopes, rainforests, earthquake-proof buildings, and lizards all have in common? They have histories in South America, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in South America, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern South America!