Multiple division and Super Bowl championship wins prove that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most accomplished NFL franchises in history. Originally known as the Pirates, this team was not successful until forty years after their debut! The Pittsburgh Steelers will steal many hearts in this action-filled book for young readers.
Led by coach Sid Gillman, the San Diego Chargers won division championships in five of their first six seasons! With their gold bolt proudly showing, the Chargers take the field and face off against the Oakland Raiders, a rival since 1960! Struggling readers can take charge and learn more about the San Diego Chargers in this fun title.
As a frequent Super Bowl competitor, the New England Patriots are a formidable franchise! In 2001, head coach Bill Belichick played quarterback Tom Brady, who at the time was only a sixth-round draft pick. Since then, the team has been successful, including a 16-game season without any losses. Active minds will enjoy this book on the New England Patriots.
As the “Queen of Dairy”, DQ captures the hearts and bellies of ice cream lovers worldwide. Dairy Queen began by selling soft serve ice cream cones with a curl on top. Soon, malts, shakes, banana splits, and more treats were added to the menu. Today, DQ has more than 6,000 stores that offer a variety of items, from thick Blizzards to crispy Chicken Strip Baskets. Readers will enjoy learning about Dairy Queen's history in this flavorful title for eager minds.
Secrecy is of the utmost importance in completing reconnaissance missions. Soldiers must be experts with binoculars. They move swiftly and silently to gather information about enemy weapons, territories, and operations. Learn more about the speed and intelligence of these stealthy men and women in this leveled text for beginning and reluctant readers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were left without a single win in their first season, but they did not lose hope. In 2003, the Bucs defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 claiming their first Super Bowl victory! Follow the Bucs’ highs and lows in this book about underdogs for beginning readers.
On All Saints Day in 1966, the New Orleans Saints became the NFL’s sixteenth franchise. Enthusiastic fans showed their spirit by celebrating “Mardi Gras in Autumn” at their home games. After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints came back stronger than ever and revived the city’s high spirits. Discover what it takes to persevere and succeed in this title for reluctant readers.
Although the Detroit Lions haven’t had much luck in championships, they show courage and spirit on the field. They have produced some amazing star power, including Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders! An interesting fact is that the Detroit Lions have hosted a game every Thanksgiving Day since 1934, with the exception of the years during WWII. Young readers will enjoy learning more about the Detroit Lions in this fascinating title.
Peacekeepers are dedicated to creating and maintaining peace in areas previously torn apart by conflict. They provide training, and advise leaders on how best to improve the safety of their people. Though peacekeepers often work after conflicts have been resolved, danger still lurks in dark corners. Struggling readers will be fascinated to learn about the honorable work conducted in military peacekeeping missions.
Did you know the San Francisco 49ers are named after the miners from the California Gold Rush? The 49ers were home to Joe Montana for over ten years. He is considered one of the NFL’s most legendary quarterbacks. Discover the San Francisco 49ers’ rush to the top in this book for reluctant readers.
Perhaps one of the greatest games that grew professional football fandom was between the New York Jets and the highly-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. As the underdogs, the Jets won 16-7, shocking viewers across the country. Get the full scoop on the New York Jets in this engaging book for struggling readers.
No other football team had been as creative as the St. Louis Rams when they painted horns on their helmets in the 1940s. The horn insignia remains today along with the team’s spunk and fortitude. Pick up this engaging title and enjoy learning more about the St. Louis Rams.
A perfect season is rare, but the Miami Dolphins did just that in 1972 ending with a Super Bowl VII win! Their name comes from the courage, intelligence, and swiftness of bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphins tackle, dive, and speed down the field at privately-owned Sun Life Stadium. Take a seat and learn more about the Miami Dolphins in this title for struggling readers.
As the company who brought you Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and other loved shows, Nickelodeon has earned its rank as one of the top-rated cable networks in history. Originally called Pinwheel, this entertainment business has come a long way from dumping green slime on show contestants to earning an Academy Award for Rango, a feature film. Young readers will channel their minds to discovering more about Nickelodeon in this fun title.
One of the most successful franchises on and off the field, the Dallas Cowboys team is no stranger to the Super Bowl and division championships! The crowd loves cheering them on with the famous Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Young learners will admire the Cowboys’ accomplishments and find out why they are known as “America’s Team” in this fun read.
In 2013, fans of the Seattle Seahawks cheered at the top of their lungs, recording a 137.6-decibel reading. This is louder than a jet taking off! Extreme fans became known as “12s” when Seahawks president retired the number 12 jersey from game play in recognition of diehard Seahawks fans. Get pumped by reading this high-interest title on the Seattle Seahawks!
The early days of the New York Giants helped the NFL become what it is today: America’s most popular sport. Representing New York City, the Giants boast a huge fan base. In 2008, Eli Manning led the Giants to victory in a huge Super Bowl upset against the New England Patriots. Explore the history behind one of the NFL’s most recognized teams in this title for young audiences.
With sixteen seconds left and the Titans down 15-16, many fans thought the 1999 game against Buffalo was over. Suddenly, after a short kickoff, Frank Wycheck passed the ball to Kevin Dyson who sprinted down the line and scored a 75-yard touchdown! Having taken place in Nashville, this play was coined the “Music City Miracle.” Check out the Tennessee Titans’ heart-racing games in this exciting title.
In medieval times, knights could dominate any battlefield. Armed with swords, shields, spears, and lances, they rode their horses into battle and struck fear into their enemies. Readers will discover the tactics, weapons, and tools of knight warfare and why knights remain some of historys greatest warriors.
Wealthy ancient Romans got their kicks at the arena, where convicted criminals, slaves, and prisoners of war were pitted against each other in physical combat. The contenders were called gladiators, and they fought until they found relief in victory, mercy, or death. Readers will be fascinated by the gladiators life in training and battle.
Avast, me hearty, or yell be walkin the plank! or so wed like to think. Pirates had a host of punishments for their unlucky captives, but walking the plank is likely just a myth. Learn what high-sea hijinks brought pirates a deadly reputation unless ye be too lily livered!
Maori warriors would unnerve the enemy with their dances called haka. The peruperu was a war haka performed before battle. In it, the warriors would wave their weapons and contort their faces to summon the god of war and warn the opposition of their fate. Find out how successful they were in this thrilling title of bravery, weapons, and war.
Mongol warriors were expert archers. They used this skill in battle, where opponents met a slew of arrows born of Mongol cunning and craft. Howling arrows whistled as they descended into enemy lines, sending assailants into a panic. In this book, kids will learn more about Mongol weapons, gear, and training.
The samurai were the warrior class of feudal Japan for hundreds of years. They led other soldiers to war on the battlefield, and their weapons and armor made them formidable opponents. Readers will learn the history of the samurai, their weapons and fighting styles, and what ultimately led to their decline.
Every male in the Aztec civilization received military training. The most feared fighters on the battlefields were eagle warriors and jaguar warriors. This title explores the history of these fierce warriors, the tools and tactics they used in battle, and what ultimately led to their downfall.