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The First Moon Landing

Duchess Harris, Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532153808

When Neil Armstrong set foot upon the moon in 1969, it was the end result of an effort that involved several years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of people. The First Moon Landing examines this historic event from multiple perspectives, including those of Armstrong himself, computer programmer Margaret Hamilton, and engineer Tom Kelly. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Story of the Black National Anthem

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159251

Anthems, or songs of hope and praise, can help support communities through difficult times. Throughout the 1900s, the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" evolved into an anthem for black people in the United States. The Story of the Black National Anthem explores the history and the legacy of this uplifting song. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Scottsboro Boys

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159244

In 1931, nine black teenagers were arrested in Alabama. The young men were accused of crimes they did not commit, including rape. This unjust arrest led to years of imprisonment and trials for the young men, who were known as the Scottsboro Boys. The Scottsboro Boys examines their legacy and how their trials shaped the criminal justice system. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Making of Motown

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159206

Motown music emerged in the United States in the 1960s. It launched the careers of many African American musicians. Motown music shaped culture and society during the American civil rights movement. The Making of Motown explores the history and legacy of Motown. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Grand Contraband Camp

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159183

During the American Civil War, escaped slaves found refuge near Union forts. They formed communities called contraband camps. The largest of these was the Grand Contraband Camp near Fort Monroe in Virginia. The Grand Contraband Camp explores the history and legacy of this camp. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Tale of Two Marines

James Buckley Jr. (author) Andy Duggan (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910383

After hearing reports of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, two former marines were among the heroes who answered a call to duty. Follow Staff Sergeant Dave Karnes and Sergeant Jason Thomas on their mission to rescue those trapped in the debris. Based on the true story and in honor of the two marines who risked everything to help at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.

The Doctor Saves the Day

James Buckley Jr. (author) Tom Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910406

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, true heroes emerged. Follow along as two strangers demonstrate incredible strength and determination to rescue a man trapped in the rubble. The navy doctor and admiral were two of the many heroes of 9/11. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroism at the Pentagon.

Return to Yellowstone

Tim Cooke (author) Edu Coll (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910604

Gray wolves were predators that dominated the North American landscape hundreds of years ago. But when Mike Philips and Doug Smith relocated 14 wolves to Yellowstone in 1995, it was the first time in over 70 years that the species had stepped foot on the land. With the whole park suffering, this last change to save the gray wolf was also crucial to saving the balance of a delicate ecosystem. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to learn how a bold plan brough the gray wolf back from the brink. Then, learn more about gray wolves and other wolves in danger.

Fighting Back in Flight

James Buckley Jr. (author) Andy Duggan (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910413

In the midst of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, true heroes emerged. Follow passengers aboard United Airlines flight 93 as they fought back against hijackers who took over their plane. The passengers' determination and heroism saved countless lives as they stopped the plane from reaching its intended destination. Based on the true story and in honor of the heroes aboard flight 93. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroism.

Fur-tastrophe Avoided

Tim Cooke (author) Alessandro Valdrighi (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910628

When Howard Sharpe spotted a group of southern sea otters floating off the coast of California, he was nearly as surprised as if he had seen a dinosaur. The otters were thought to be nearly extinct, and yet he spotted hundreds splashing in the water. Soon, Howard and other environmental activists sprang into action to make sure this once nearly extinct species didn't disappear forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story about how fur-tastrophe was avoided in the southern sea otter comeback. Then, learn more about southern sea otters and other marine mammals in danger.

Guiding Light

James Buckley Jr. (author) Andy Duggan (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910376

In the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, true heroes emerged. Follow New York City Police Officer Moira Smith who witnessed the attacks firsthand and immediately jumped into action. She sacrificed her own life to provide the guiding light that helped hundreds out of the south tower in the minutes leading up to its collapse. Based on the true story and in honor of Officer Moria Smith. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.

EMS to the Rescue

James Buckley Jr. (author) Tom Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910420

As reports came in of planes crashing into the World Trade Center, heroes sprang into action. Follow two EMS workers scrambling to help survivors at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, based on a true story. The heroic first responders fought with bravery and determination to save lives amid the chaos. Based on the true story and in honor of an EMS team risking everything to help at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.

Canine Hero

James Buckley Jr. (author) Tom Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910390

When terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, heroes stepped up. Follow canine Trakr and his handler James as they locate a survivor in the rubble more than a day after the towers fell. The search and rescue team from Canada was working beside many heroes responding to the attacks on 9/11. Based on the true story and in honor of the K9 and handler team who found the last survivor trapped at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of canine heroism at Ground Zero.

Death by Atrocious Animals

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911731

Welcome to the disaster zone where we can learn all about atrocious animal deaths. We'll see how the father of tragedy was killed by a tragic turtle, a gutsy soldier experienced death by elephant, and a king died from a monkey bite. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.

Death by Awful Accidents

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911724

Welcome to the disaster zone where awful accidents kill people around the world. Follow along to see how a famous stuntman met his end at the hands (peel) of an orange, a harsh Greek lawmaker was killed by cloaks, and a groundbreaking balloonist died in a freak hot air balloon accident. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.

Death by Blundering Bodies

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911700

Welcome to the disaster zone where blundering bodies lead to the downfall of all who enter. Catch up with the famous philosopher who was killed by laughing, the Austrian mayor who experienced death by beard, and the polite astronomer who crossed his legs for just a little too long. What else might you expect from disastrous deaths?

Death by Frightful Food

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911717

Welcome to the disaster zone where frightful foods are killer. Discover the Swedish king who killed himself by stuffing his gut, the famous philosopher who was taken down by apricots, and how the love for beans killed in ancient Greece. There's so much to explore when it comes to disastrous deaths.

Holocaust

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780098

"They took my clothes. They shaved my head. I was given a prisoner number. I was no longer a human!"

Titanic

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780128

"The ship is sinking. I don't want to die in the icy sea. When will help come? Who will save us?"

Samurai

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780357

"We face each other on the battlefield. Two proud samurai. Revenge burns in my heart. Here is where it ends."

A Dream of America

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780401

"Life was hard in my village in Poland. So I came to America. I have little money, and I don't speak English. Will my dream of a better life come true?”

Little Rock Nine

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783822

Nine high school students in Little Rock, Arkansas were at the heart of the battle to integrate schools in the late 1950s. Many places in the south were slow to change, but things got especially heated in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Arianne McHugh (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982128

Only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world the pyramids of Giza remain relatively intact, but through ancient texts and legends, the other six wonders come to life.

Cash and Jewel Heists

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207353

Each Origins: Whodunnit: Heists eShort is a single chapter from the full Heists title, packaged as a mini eBook. Heists eShorts include Bank Heists, Art Heists, Heists and Hostages, and Cash and Jewel Heists.

Ancient Aliens

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207124

Each Origins: Urban Legends: Close Encounters eShort is a single chapter from the full Close Encounters title, packaged as a mini eBook. Close Encounters eShorts include Ancient Aliens, Abductions, Crop Circles, and UFOs.