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The Pony Express; Heroes in the Saddle

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848999

Describes the Pony Express mail relay service in the western United States in the mid-nineteenth century and discusses the difficulties faced by the Pony Express riders, including dangerous weather conditions and hostile Native Americans.

The Red Tails: World War II's Tuskegee Airmen

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849019

Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.

The Trail of Tears: An American Tragedy

Tracy Barrett (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849118

Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.

The War at Home: The United States in 1968

Mary C. Turck (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849149

Describes life in United States in the year 1968, including the war in Vietnam, the draft, war protesters, hippies and yippies, the presidential campaign and election, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

Women with Grit

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849170

This is a collection of biographies of Maria Mitchell, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Bethenia Owens-Adair, Linda Richards, Marian Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Jackie Cochran.

World War II

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849187

Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.

A Light in the Sky

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849675

In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.

A Trip Through Time

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990016

Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.

Almost Sisters

Candri Hodges (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849194

After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family. Sallie finds a new friend and they become almost like sisters. Just like most friends, they struggle to remember what friendship really means at times.

California Gold Rush

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848487

When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.

Cave Story: An Underground Adventure

Mike Graf (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848500

Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.

Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848531

Lena Martini and her family are among the many people who left their homes in Europe in search of a better life in America. Their story represents what most immigrants encountered on their journey.

Courageous Comebacks: Athletes Who Defied the Odds

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848562

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of nine athletes who have battled illness, accidents, and other disasters on their way to success in their sports, including Lance Armstrong, Gail Devers, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Diary of a War Child: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Helmer, Diana Star (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848579

This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen in which she recorded her experiences growing up in Germany during World War II and how her family lost their home and had to search for a new home and a new life.

Disasters of the Ancient World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848593

Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.

Explorers to the New World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848623

Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.

Football's Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848654

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.

From Smoke Signals to Email

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848685

This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.

Great Moments at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848708

Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.

Into the Abyss: A Tour of Inner Space

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848760

Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.

Lost in a Blizzard! The Towner Bus Tragedy

Alyce Mitchem Jenkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848821

Describes how a school bus carrying twenty children became stranded during a blizzard in Towner, Colorado, in 1931.

Once Upon a War: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848937

This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen who grew up in Germany during World War II. This portion of her diary relates her experiences as World War II began.

Patriot School: The United States Military Academy at West Point

Allen B. Boyer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848951

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington had a vision of a school to train soldiers. The book describes the military academy at West Point and the people who attended it.

Pioneer Days

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848975

Highlights the major events in the history of the Old West and profiles some of the people who settled that area.

Pirates and Privateers in the New World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848982

Looks at the history of pirates, covering such topics as the pirate code of conduct, life on board a pirate ship, and famous pirates throughout history.