Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children. This book discusses the history, creativity, and fascination of toys made with wheels.
Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.
Jeremy and his friend, called "Yankee Doodle" because of his love for fancy clothes, learn about the Sons of Liberty and the plans for the Boston Tea Party, in a story with facts on early Boston and the origins of the Revolution.
Examines the history of ancient Egypt and the many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, technology, the pyramids, and home life.
A young girl chronicles her family's journey west on the Oregon Trail in 1849, describing their lives as part of a wagon train and the hardships they encountered during eight months along the trail.
The story of one ten-year-old boy who sailed with the first three ships to America to build the colonies.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown. This book is about a family who survives the Johnstown flood of 1889.
Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.
Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.
A boy must find something special to write about for his class project. When he finally learns the history behind his grandfather's stories of WWII, what else will he learn about one of his new classmates?
Arriving in Texas on an "orphan train," Hannah Green is taken in by a husband and wife who need help on their ranch, and Hannah begins to learn the skills necessary to be a veterinarian.
After his father becomes injured fighting off a robber, Josh and his family participate in a wild ride for land in the hopes of claiming a homestead and starting a new life - ten-year-old Josh takes his place in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893.
Sent west on an "orphan train" when their mother can no longer care for them, Emily and her brother, James, are separated in Omaha, but Emily is befriended by a hobo who helps her find her way back to Omaha to look for James.
Teenage soldiers Michael and Ralph find a woman's dress in the bushes while serving with the Continental Army and are concerned about spies, but when they and their new comrade, Hugh, face the British they have other worries.
To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
Emma slips away from her parents at the Grand Exhibition of 1893 in Chicago to see Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and Annie Oakley.
During World War II, Jack and his friends believe that his neighbor, Mr. Schmidt, is a German spy.
Brady wants to do something to help the war effort after his brother is killed during the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor, but he feels pulled in two directions when his friend suspects his new neighbor, whom he has a crush on, of being a Nazi spy.
Charlie Murphy is a Pony Express rider. His story would make any Pony Express rider proud. This book is a fictional account of the experiences of a pony express rider during the settlement of the West.
Patty's family join the Donners on their shortcut and become trapped during a long, horrible winter in this fictionalized account of the historical event.
After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.
This book tells the story of a young boy planned to be a preacher. When he is called to save a white girl living with an Indian tribe, he is surprised by what he learns.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.