Not even a century ago, a computer took up an entire room. Today, a computer can fit inside your pocket! Over decades of technological advancement, the personal computer has shaped the world in ways that are still being determined. This powerful invention has changed everything from the way people communicate to how we entertain ourselves. With a series of fun facts, profiles, and a timeline, this title will fascinate anyone who has ever booted up.
The Wright Brothers famously made the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But the history of human flight goes back much further! This title details the experimentation and innovation that went into the creation of the airplane. Special features highlight important airplanes as well as pioneers who had a lasting influence on the world of air travel. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff! This exciting title is sure to interest anyone with a love of planes.
Read all about it! The history of the printing press started centuries ago. Through the years, it has been used to share news, make books more affordable, and make information more accessible. And it still helps people communicate today! This title explores the history of the printing press, from its first use in the 1300s to uses tomorrow and beyond. Readers will use fun facts, profiles, and a timeline to learn all about how this life-changing invention got its start.
In competitions filled with flipping freestylers or speedy racers, motocross cycles put on a thrilling show. Readers will get an insider’s look at the history, parts, and competitions of motocross cycles in this fun book aimed at striving readers.
Ready for an off-road adventure? Whether in the desert or the woods, ATVs take their riders over rough trails. Readers will learn about the uses and parts of ATVs, and even about some competitions. Head off the beaten track and check out these popular vehicles in this low-level title!
Stock cars race around tracks at 200 miles per hour. This book examines what makes top speeds possible, how the drivers stay safe inside the cars, and the history of these racing vehicles. Buckle up for an exciting ride with this title for struggling readers!
Jumps and rough tracks are no match for dirt bikes! This title takes a look at how these vehicles tackle all types of terrain thanks to special gear like knobby tires and top-notch suspension. Striving readers will love learning about these tough bikes in this exciting title.
Have you ever seen a car dance? Lowrider cars can bounce and shimmy thanks to special hydraulic suspensions and tires. Owners may even enter their cars in competitions! This low-level title introduces readers to these unique competitions, as well as other fascinating aspects of lowriders and the culture that surrounds them.
Hot rod owners love to show off their souped-up cars. Some even remove the hoods so others can admire the engine! Students can find out about the history of these snazzy rides and what makes these hot rods so cool in this flashy title for reluctant readers.
Did you know that a monster truck weighs as much as an elephant? These powerful trucks wow with mind-boggling jumps and stunts. Fans of these awesome vehicles will love digging into their history, parts, and competitions. This title will keep reluctant readers on the edge of their seats!
The Chevrolet Silverado is a truck built to work hard! From its 2,000 pound payload to its sensors that let drivers know if what they are hauling is unbalanced, this truck makes getting the job done easier. This title will inform readers of the history and smart features that make the Chevrolet Silverado a top-selling truck.
Every four years, the World Cup brings nations across the globe together in a competition to determine the world’s best in soccer! Cheering fans, bright colors, and the famous FIFA trophy help to make the World Cup one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Experience the makings of the World Cup, how teams reach the final championship, and fun facts about the event in this low-level title.
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…