People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Cautionary Stories, readers will read four different scary tales about characters who didn't follow the rules. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
A popular story tells of President Lincoln predicting his own assassination, but not knowing where or when it would take place. This intriguing new title from Crabtree examines real-life cases where dreams appear to have been predictions of events yet to happen. Scientists and believers in this phenomena explore whether we really can see into the future, or if these happenings are just coincidences.
This book takes students on a journey from the traditional practices of the Far East to modern Western medicine. Looking at the sometimes mysterious treatments and their applications, Mysterious Healing seeks explanations for the amazing healing powers that people claim to have seen and experienced.
Is there some mysterious force of nature that has a sense of humor, causing seemingly unexplained and bizarre things to happen on Earth? Flying omelets and shoals of fish falling out of the sky may have perfectly sensible explanations, but how do we explain the way that twins separated at birth have time and again followed the same path through life? In this intriguing book, scientists use science and chaos theory to try to explain the Cosmic Joker.
Images in stone like those on Easter Island are part of our historical legacy, but were they inspired by creatures from other planets? This gripping book examines the many myths and legends about the ancient past, searching for and finding facts about fascinating sites that include Stonehenge and the lost cities of Tiahuanaco and El Dorado.
Why do aircraft and ships seem to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? Since the time of Christopher Columbus there have been reports of strange sightings and vessels lost while traveling through the Devils Triangle. Are the legends make-believe, or is there something sinister waiting in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle?
Scientists have sent messages into space hoping that aliens will find them. But we may have already received messages of our own! Young readers will learn about the fascinating mysteries surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life.
What happened to Amelia Earhart? Was there really an ancient city called Atlantis? What caused the fire in the sky over Siberia in 1908? This book features 12 puzzling mysteries, some centuries old, that remain unsolved. Yet people today still wonder about them and try to find answers. Each story includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.
Mouse hears scary noises in her new home. Who could it be? Join along as Mouse solves the mystery and makes a new friend.
The White House is filled with the history of a nation. But you might be surprised by how much of this history comes from residents who never left . . . even after their own deaths! Among the most famous of these phantoms is Abraham Lincoln. Ever since the president's death, politicians and First Families alike have spotted the ghostly president around his former home. Find out more in this graphic thriller. Then, learn about other haunted houses.
Centuries after the Egyptian princess was buried in an elaborate tomb, explorers discovered the coffin lid of Amen-Ra. But they may have uncovered more than an amazing ancient artifact. A string of mysterious accidents and sudden deaths plagued those who handled the lid. Could the mummified owner of this artifact have cursed all who have taken it from her final resting place? Find out in this graphic thriller. Then, learn more about other famous curses.
Many people claim to have experienced strange events when they were near-death. Some claim to have had an out-of-body experience. Others describe moving upward toward a white light. Students will learn about stories of near-death and how scientists have tried to verify or disprove those tales.
Spanning an area in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida, the Bermuda Triangle has been a mystery for over a hundred years. Many ships and aircraft have been lost in its waters. Readers will learn about the many disappearances and the possible explanations for them, ranging from piracy to paranormal activity.
There are many different kinds of extra-sensory perception. Some people claim they can see future events. Other people claim they can see far-off events in their mind. Students will judge for themselves in this introduction that provides information on the evidence and skepticism about ESP.
Allows readers to safely examine stories about the Bermuda Triangle through carefully leveled text and graphs, maps, and other infographics.
Allows readers to safely examine stories about the chupacabra through carefully leveled text and graphs, maps, and other infographics.
Allows readers to safely examine stories about aliens through carefully leveled text and graphs, maps, and other infographics.
Allows readers to safely examine stories about Bigfoot through carefully leveled text and graphs, maps, and other infographics.
Invites readers to explore the mysteries of haunted prisons through closely leveled text and engaging infographics.
Invites readers to explore the mysteries of haunted ships through closely leveled text and engaging infographics.
When Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, discover that a cougar has been seen in the town of Waterton, they are thrilled that school closes for a few days as a precaution. The townspeople are worried though. They want the cougar caught and relocated, which could be disastrous for the cougar. Cricket's dad, the national park's warden, is receiving reports of the cougar causing all kinds of trouble around town, but it's the type of trouble it doesn't make sense for a cougar to get into. Then Cricket and Shilo find evidence that another animal may be to blame. With the help of a visiting researcher who is in Waterton studying cougar behavior, Cricket and Shilo must convince the townspeople, and Cricket's dad, that they're after the the wrong animal before it’s too late. This is the fourth title featuring Cricket and her friends, following Bats in Trouble, Ospreys in Danger and Salamander Rescue.
With a nod to classic fairy tales, Night Owl plays detective.
Nina uses her detective skills to solve a tough case.
This detective and his assistant solve a humorous mystery.
Jesse solves the mystery in the midden.