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U.S. Air Force

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534396

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.

Air Commandos

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536321

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.

Army Rangers

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536338

An introduction to the life of Army Rangers in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Delta Force

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536345

An introduction to the life of Delta Force operators in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Green Berets

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536352

An introduction to the life of Green Berets in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Marine Expeditionary Units

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536369

An introduction to the life of a marine in a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Describes some of the missions assigned to MEUs, how they train, and their role in the U.S. armed forces.

Navy SEALs

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536376

An introduction to the life of a U.S. Navy SEAL, including a description of the tough training, the missions they are assigned, and their role in protecting the United States.

Special Ops Forces

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720631

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.

WASPs

Julia Garstecki (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720051

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.

Special Ops

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174399

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.

Rescue

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174382

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!

Patrolling

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174351

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!

Combat

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174337

Soldiers on combat missions are courageous, intelligent, and tough. They work to free the oppressed, which oftentimes involves battle. Complex weapons and specialized tools are paramount to completing missions successfully. In this exciting, low-level title, students will learn more about how danger meets bravery in military combat missions.

Counterterrorism

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174344

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.

Recon

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174375

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.

Peacekeeping

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174368

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.

Troop Transport

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174405

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!

The Western Front

Gary Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179913

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic land and air battles in Europe during World War II: Duel in the skiesThe Battle of Britain, September 24, 1940The desperate air battle told from the perspective of a young British fighter pilot. Surviving Omaha BeachD-Day, June 6, 1944The Normandy Landings as experienced by a U.S. infantryman. Crossing the bridge at RemagenThe invasion of Germany, March 7, 1945

Gettysburg

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691126

Gettysburg was the deciding battle of the American Civil War - three hot July days of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting and dying in and around a small Pennsylvania town that determined the fate of the United States. When it was over, after the final climactic fury of Pickett's Charge, the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee would never again have the strength to mount an invasion of the North. Gettysburg marked the beginning of the end for the Southern cause.Many feel that Gettysburg produced something else - something that makes objects unexplainably fall, phantom images to appear, and strange noises to be heard. That something is haunted Gettysburg.

Little Big Horn

Earl Rice Jr. (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691188

Few things stir the imagination more than ghosts and ghostly sightings. The prospect of experiencing spectral encounters with visitors from another plane or dimension draws some 400,000 tourists to the windswept ridges of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument every year. As most ghost hunters know, there is arguably no better place to ply their trade than the scene of violent action and the irreversible loss of life - the very definition of a battlefield. And the greasy-grass knolls of the Little Bighorn killing fields stand high on the list of haunted battlegrounds.Supernatural tales o spectral sightings from visitors and park employees alike lend an irresistible mystique to the Custer legend and to the battlefield itself. Such tales go back a long way. The Crow people are thought to be the first to experience paranormal happenings. They once called the park superintendent the "ghost herder,"because they believed the ghosts of the fallen arose from their graves at sundown and walked among the living until daybreak. If the stone grave markers at the Little Bighorn could talk, they would have many tales to tell. Are you ready to listen?

Verdun

Earl Rice Jr. (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691164

The Battle of Verdun claims the dubious distinction of being the longest battle of World War I. The fighting began in February 1916 and raged on for ten months, finally ending in December. Its combined casualty count of French and German soldiers numbered more than 700,000, of which 262,308 were either dead or missing. The battle left a keen sense of national pride in the hearts of the French people. It also left a deep emotional scar in their collective psyche.A hundred years after the last guns fell silent along the River Meuse, the mere mention of the name Verdun still evokes ghastly and ghostly remembrances of the unspeakable horror of 1916. Nine villages that once stood on the surroundings in Verdun, vibrant and gay, disappeared in the deathly rain of artillery and mortar shells. They exist today only as names on maps and perhaps in the whispers of the spectral sentinels that patrol the verdant countryside and watch over a nation's dead.

Antietam

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691140

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.

Fighter Jets: defending the skies

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199317

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.

Mighty Tanks

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195692

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.

Military Helicopters: flying into battle

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199324

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.