What do spies do? What do you need to be a good spy? Find out about some famous spies and how they sent their messages. Find out about secret codes, and some brilliant spying gadgets, from secret video cameras to night vision goggles.Then read The Secret Agent, a wicked story about a double agent: a spy working for one side but pretending for work for the other. What happens when he changes sides?
What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!
What is a disaster? Is being ill a disaster? What about 75 million dying in the Black Death? Find out what makes disasters happen before reading The Eruption to learn who to trust when a volcano erupts.
Describes the causes and key events leading up to the Revolutionary War and includes brief profiles of major figures during the period.
Describes the history, equipment, techniques, types, and safety factors of in-line skating.
Describes some of the most amazing and intriguing places on Earth. In The Lost Tribe, Mike and Ted are forced to land their hot air balloon on a mysterious island.
Discusses unsolved mysteries of ancient civilizations, including information on the Nazca lines, Yeti and Big Foot, Atlantis, and the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza. These are some of the ancient mysteries we still need to solve. Then read Doorway to Demons, a story about what happens when you're the good guy and the bad guy.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
Recounts the history of the Mayas and describes their cities, government, religion, families, festivals, and mathematics, as well as everyday life.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link." The strange prehistoric human skull "discovered" in England in 1911 was ultimately proven to be a hoax. The perpetrator's identity and motives, however, remain mysteries, which this book examines.
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.
In 1100 A.D., the Incas ruled a vast empire that stretched from southern Columbia to central Chile. This book explores the fascinating and dramatic history of the Inca civilization.
Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
This book is about the history, culture, people, and community life of the Aztec civilization focusing on the history of the Americas from ancient history to c 500 CE.
The American flag has had many designs since its beginnings in the 1770s. But then, just as today, it was an inspiration for those who lived and fought under it. This book explores the history and symbolism of the American flag, including how it inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem and encouraged Francis Bellamy and James B. Upham to write the Pledge of Allegiance.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.
An account of the events leading up to the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two important figures in the early politics of the United States.
When slaves escaped, they were often never seen again. Was there a logical explanation for their disappearances?
Christopher Marlowe might have become a great playwright, but he was murdered at age 29. The true story of what happened that night in 1593 is still a mystery. This book presents both facts and fiction that explore the mystery surrounding the murder of Shakespearean-era playwright Christopher Marlowe
Near the town of Cardiff, New York, two men made an amazing discovery. What they found would cause a lot of arguments. It would also make a lot of money for its owners.
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.
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.
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.