Explore the powerful records set in ice hockey including who set them and if they might ever be broken.
Explore the powerful records set in soccer including who set them and if they might ever be broken.
Learn all about ankylosaurus through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.
Learn all about apatosaurus through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.
Learn all about iguanodon through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.
Learn all about pterodactyl through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.
Learn all about stegosaurus through diagrams, graphs, powerful illustrations, and fun text.
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What did it take to start a colony in the United States? For some, it took eating shoe leather during the harsh winter in Jamestown. These extreme conditions weren't the only challenges colonists faced as they settled in America. Explore even more about the 13 original colonies by reading this book.
Did you know the U.S. Constitution doesn't include the word democracy? Or that it took 10 long months to ratify? How about how much the clerk who handwrote the original copy of the Constitution was paid? (It was $30, by the way.) Find out all the extreme history behind one of our nation's most important documents.
Everyone knows the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. But did you know that it took until July 9th for General George Washington to get his hands on it? Explore the extreme history of our nation's birth certificate.
Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 different languages, and Barack Obama converted the White House tennis courts to a basketball court. Dive into all the extreme facts you never know about the presidents of the United States in this zany book.
Over the years, U.S. presidents have lived in the President's Palace, the Executive Mansion, and the President's House. What about the White House, you may wonder? Well, it's the same building! But this iconic landmark wasn't given its current name until 1901. What else is there to learn about the White House? Read this book to find out!
One is a 100th birthday present from France, one was once the tallest building in the world, and one was sculpted in China. What are we talking about? United States monuments and memorials, of course! Discover the extreme history behind some of the nation's most iconic landmarks.
This magnificent arch rises on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. The nation’s tallest monument is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, honoring Thomas Jefferson’s vision of westward expansion. Mired in controversy in the beginning, this amazing structure is now a national treasure and symbol of the nation’s reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
History recognizes the leadership and voice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to the civil rights movement in 1960s America. A 30-foot tall statue of Dr. King gazes into the future full of hope for all humanity. His words of peace are carved in the walls of the monument as a reminder to all Americans of the power of peaceful protest. Learn all about the first national memorial to an African American.
More than just a random display of U.S. Presidents, this imposing monument honors leaders who led America’s founding, expansion, preservation, and unification. Discover the unusual story of how these faces of history ended up on a mountainside in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
From the British surrender in Yorktown to the Civil War to Woman Suffrage and the fight for Civil Rights, one powerful witness to American history played an important role. Discover the reasons why the old cracked bell in Philadelphia is still one of our nation’s most-loved symbols.
She was a gift of friendship and peace between France and the United States. “Liberty Enlightening the World” stands now as a symbol of America’s embrace of freedom and democracy. Find out why 4 million visitors each year come to see this majestic statue in New York’s harbor.
A rocky outpost near Baltimore played a bigger role in the history of the United States than anyone imagined it ever would. After America gained its freedom in 1776, the British were determined not to allow the new nation to trade with its enemy France. Discover the unique role Fort McHenry played during the War of 1812.
For millions of people, leaving home and coming to America meant giving up family and all things familiar. For more than sixty years, one site was the first place in America all new immigrants saw. Find out why Ellis Island holds such an important place in America’s history.
In the 1770s before the United States was a nation, most people lived on farms. But Williamsburg in Virginia Colony was a busy town with wide streets, grand public buildings, bustling shops, and a large Market Square. Home to 2,000 people from wealthy gentry and middle class shopkeepers to poor slaves. Find out how Williamsburg today gives us a fascinating window into America’s past.
Do you like to collect things? Many people do. Some people collect art. Others collect objects from history. Some people collect cars or toys. You can collect just about anything! There are almost as many museums as there are things to collect. Take a trip back in time and learn more about these amazing places.