This photo-illustrated book describes the life of SWAT officers, including the work they do to catch dangerous criminals and free hostages. Describes what it takes to become a SWAT officer and includes real-life missions. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
An introduction to what the US Marine Corps is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to do recon in Afghanistan and to save Americans trapped in unrest in the Middle East.
An introduction to what the US Special Forces are, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Marine Force Recon, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to find Osama bin Laden and to rescue an American aid worker in Somalia.
An introduction to what the US Navy is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save a fishing crew from pirates and to keep the oil shipping lane open.
An introduction to what the US Coast Guard is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue a sailor in a storm and directing boat traffic after the 9/11 attacks on New York City.
An introduction to what the US Air Force is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue soldiers in Afghanistan and battle wildfires in Colorado
An introduction to what the US Army is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save the Baghdad Zoo and give aid to the 2011 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
An introduction to the life of Air Commandos in the Air Force (aka Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.
With primary source photos, infographics, and strongly controlled leveled text, this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American soldiers known as the Harlem Hellfighters who served in the 369th Infantry during World War I.
Men and women in special ops are chosen carefully, plucked from the strongest and smartest of soldiers. Their missions are some of the most dangerous and require detailed planning, sometimes months or years in advance. Read more about the challenges and successes of special ops missions in this action-packed book for students.
The risks are high, and the probabilities of success are low, but soldiers on rescue missions lay their lives on the line to save others. Every year people are rescued from natural disasters, accidents, and casualties of war. Get inspired by the selfless soldiers of daring rescue missions in this low-level title for young readers!
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!
In Memorial Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Memorial Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Memorial Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Memorial Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Making use of physical strength and high-tech gear, military groups like the Delta Force and Navy SEALs fight to defeat terrorism around the world. Soldiers of counterterrorism missions protect people from fear and violence. They rescue prisoners, interrupt enemy plans, and dismantle terrorist operations around the world. In this introductory book, young readers will learn about the history of terrorism and the ways in which military missions succeed in protecting lives.
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.
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.
Airplanes, ships, helicopters, and more! Troop transport missions are all about moving soldiers. The record for most troops moved by ship occurred in 1943. The RMS Queen Mary transported more than 15,000 troops from the U.S. to Europe in a single trip! Clear the landing pad for this exciting, low-level read!
This title explores the development and use of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Readers will follow the history of its origins and development. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as the shape of its fuselage, its ejection seat, its single turbofan engine, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs. Readers will also learn about the F-16's use in Operation Desert Storm and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.
Children will delight in learning about military tanks. Mighty Tanks introduces readers to the different parts that make up a tank and explains how these mighty armored vehicles move over rough terrain.
For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.
Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.
Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.
Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Coast Guard (how the Coast Guard keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Marine Corps (how the Marine Corps keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Air Force (how the Air Force keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.