Antietam etched such names as Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge into the pages of American history. It was a critical battle that halted the Confederacy's 1862 invasion of the Union during the Civil War and led to the issuing of The Emancipation Proclamation. Today, the site of one of the most vicious battles of that brutal war, the ground over which great armies of soldiers once fought and died, is quiet and peaceful.Or is it? Reports persist of strange sights and sounds occurring on the battlefield - of eerie things that nobody can explain. As darkness slowly falls on the battlefield, and shadows creep across the ground, the sound of crickets chirping and owls hooting fills the air across the Antietam Battlefield. Maybe - just maybe - something else is lurking there as well.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest helicopter, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Mil Mi-26.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier.
They went by many names, but the world came to know them best as the Harlem Hellfighters. Two thousand strong, these black Americans from New York picked up brass instruments—under the leadership of famed bandleader and lieutenant James Reese Europe—to take the musical sound of Harlem into the heart of war. From the creators of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, And the Soldiers Sang, this remarkable narrative nonfiction rendering of WWI -- and American -- history uses free-verse poetry and captivating art to tell century-old story of hellish combat, racist times, rare courage, and inspired music.
A fundamental exploration of armored vehicles, including their speed and carrying capacity, history of development, armor and other features, and famous models from around the world.
With rising tensions in the American colonies, students will learn more about how the colonists declared independence with The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom e-Book. This informational text examines the readiness of the minutemen, and the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. Spark a curiosity with historical events as students delve deeper with primary source materials that offer a window on how events were really like for someone living in that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this nonfiction reader that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
The Cold War lasted for more than 40 years. This interesting book gives readers a look at what caused the Cold War and some of the important events from this time. The helpful glossary, index, and easy-to-read text allows readers to further understand such things like totalitarian government, communism, capitalism, atomic bombs, blacklisting, espionage, and arms race. The fascinating images and photos along with the vibrant scrapbook layout, introduce leaders and events like the Berlin Wall, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Fidel Castro, and the Cuban missile crisis. This book will have children fascinated and engaged from beginning to end!
Born in 100 B.C., Caesar grew up to be a talented leader who had a very successful military career. This enlightening and appealing biography illustrates to readers the powerful role that Julius Caesar played in Rome, along with details about the Rome History Republic, Roman social class, and the rise of the Roman Empire. The bright photos and maps and captivating facts and sidebars allow readers to be engaged and entertained simultaneously. The helpful glossary and index work in conjunction with the supportive, easy-to-read text to aid in better understanding of the content.
Soldiers regularly put themselves in harm’s way to promote peace and protect freedom. This means they have great appreciation for their robotic stand-ins— PackBots. The remote-controlled robots especially save the day when they find hidden bombs! This book puts kids on a reading mission to discover how robots serve the military.
The leaders of the Civil War were some of the greatest to ever command. This fascinating title introduces readers to leaders of the Union and the Confederate States of America, such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman, General George McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The interesting facts and detailed images and illustrations work in conjunction with supportive text and an accessible glossary to both entertain and engage readers from cover to cover.
When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.
Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.
The F-14 Tomcat was the pride of the United States Navy for over thirty years. Students will discover the technology behind this jet fighter that made it such an effective weapon.
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.
Compares and contrasts some of the world's best known special forces teams from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the female pilots known as WASPs who served during World War II.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II.
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.