Great Journeys looks at some of the greatest journeys ever made - starting with human beings' first great journey 150,000 years ago: leaving Africa. Find out who first discovered America, who reached the South Pole first (and who came second!). Then find out about the great journey to reach the Moon. The fiction story 'The Big Sleep' tells of a man who spends a hundred years asleep in space, on the greatest journey ever.
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!
Learn about animals we have lost to extinction as well as modern animals at risk before reading "The Last Mammoth."
What was the Black Death? How many people did it kill? And how did it kill them? Find out about plagues we have now. What causes them? What can we do about them? Then read The Lost Village, a story about plagues and people. After a thousand years, who's the winner?
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?
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link."
Discusses the history of the mining days at Comstock.
Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.
After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.
Provides a history of kites and kite making and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.
The fictional chapters of this book tell the story of Luke Fletcher and his family as they make their journey along the Oregon Trail. The book's nonfiction chapters detail the realities of life on the Oregon Trail.