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…
Netflix has played a role in making binge-watching a thing. Seventy percent of its users watch television series episode after episode after episode in one sitting! This children’s book rewinds Netflix back to its beginning, when the focus was mailing DVDs, and then expands upon the company’s growth over a decade.
Did you know that General Mills had to invent a special puffing gun to make Kix, Cheerios, and other breakfast cereals? This title feeds young readers background information about the Minnesota-based company that created Betty Crocker and a hunger for grocery store goodies.
It’s rare to find a passionate sports fan without an ESPN subscription. ESPN is one of the top sports coverage suppliers in the world! It gives special access for viewing college sports, professional sports, esports, and more. In this company biography, young sports fans will follow the development of one sports announcer’s dream.
Since the 1980s, the My Little Pony brand has worked to spread a message of friendship and happiness to its many fans around the world. In addition to its toys and television, My Little Pony has taken its mission to the streets through campaigns such as the International Day of Friendship. This title gallops through the history and development of the cute and positive brand!
Wayne Gretzky’s skills on the ice are known by hockey fans all around the world. The NHL player scored 894 goals during his career! While Gretzky may be the most famous hockey player, many others have claimed records in this fast-paced sport. This thrilling book features incredible hockey records that are sure to impress and inspire fans of the sport!
The World Cup is soccer’s greatest event. And no country has been more successful at it than Brazil. The team has won a record five World Cup titles since the event started in 1930. From most goals scored to number of championships, the soccer records offered in this title are sure to impress!
Usain Bolt sprints past the competition at the 2012 Olympic Games. As he crosses the finish line, the world’s fastest human sets a new Olympic record! Bolt’s accomplishment is one of many incredible athletic feats highlighted in this informative book about Olympic records.
Swish! Stephen Curry has just made a record-breaking 3-point shot. This moment cements his place as a basketball legend! Unbelievable basketball records are on display in this exciting title for young readers. The book explores favorite teams and players who dribbled their way into stardom by scoring points, making passes, and more!
Crack! The bat hits the baseball, and a new record has been set. Joe Dimaggio's record hitting streak--56 games in a row with a hit--has yet to be beat. It is one of the many baseball records highlighted in this fact-filled title that will excite and inspire fans of America’s pastime!
For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series
With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!
In 1908, Henry Ford changed the automobile industry with his Model T. It was simple, affordable, and revolutionary! Two years later, Ford launched a moving assembly line that transformed manufacturing. Creative designs and innovations have made the company a successful household name. Eager readers will learn about Ford's dreams and accomplishments in this inspiring title.
Known for being tough and relentless, the Oakland Raiders have often fought their way to the top of the NFL. Their first Super Bowl win in 1977 was under the direction of John Madden, one of the NFL’s most famed icons. The Madden NFL video game series is named after him! Learn how the Oakland Raiders beat out their competition in this engaging title.
Take a trip to the mountains of Southeast Asia and discover the culture of Laos! This diverse country is home to many ethnic groups and more than 80 languages. Students will learn about Lao food, rare animals, and favorite traditions in this informative book.
Since the AFL and NFL merged, the Denver Broncos have won several championships including back-to-back Super Bowl games. This team has come a long way since the 1950s, when they wore second-hand uniforms! Tens of thousands of fans are on the season-ticket waiting list so they can see them play. Don’t wait to learn more about the Denver Broncos in this action-packed book.
More than a hundred years ago, Kraft started with one man's desire to make cheese accessible and long lasting. After many experiments in his kitchen, James L. Kraft came up with processed cheese by 1916. This innovation was the first of many successes! Today, Kraft is known for its cheese Singles, Macaroni & Cheese, and many more recognized items. Kraft will inspire hungry readers with its growing product line and powerhouse partnerships.
In the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium fans sing the team fight song, “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” The Eagles have a long history, dating back to 1933. A notable player for the Eagles was Reggie White, one of the top sackers in professional football. Swoop up this book for young learners and discover more about the Philadelphia Eagles!
Singular in purpose, patrol missions work in support of larger missions of the army. Patrolling soldiers conduct raids, gather information, and safeguard areas. Their successful return from patrolling gives the military advantages in other missions such as combat or counterterrorism. Take a ride with soldiers on patrol in our thrilling title for reluctant readers!