Maryland has delicious seafood. But it might also host other creatures lurking in the water. Some believe spirits roam in the shadows and prowl just out of sight. Read four spooky stories about Maryland.
It may be the land of 10,000 lakes, but what you could find lurking at the bottom of one of those lakes might shock you. Discover four frightful stories about horrors in Minnesota.
When you think of Jersey, you might picture diners and beaches. But you just might have to dodge a devil in the woods, too. Learn about Jersey's spooky stories through four tales that are sure to make you think twice before taking a stroll alone at night.
You can visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but what else can you explore in Pennsylvania? Not only history, but also horror! Battlefields visited by dead soldiers, a spooky prison, and so much more. Discover four frightful stories about Pennsylvania.
Virginia has a rich history as one of the original colonies. It also has a rich history of ghostly encounters. Whether at a palace or a battleground, something spooky just might come your way. Get ready to read four haunting stories about Virginia.
Could there be something more sinister hiding behind Washington's natural beauty? The ghostly figures that wail in the shadows might give you a clue. Learn all about four frightening stories from Washington.
Could some playgrounds have more than swings and slides? Read four spooky tales about haunted playgrounds.
Hospital visiting hours are over, but not all visitors can leave. Read four spooky tales about hospitals.
Colorado is known for the tall peaks of its beautiful mountains. But is there something else lurking there? From ghosts in haunted hotels, to glowing orbs in cemeteries, there is more to Colorado than meets the eye. Get ready to read four spooky stories about Colorado.
It may boast the oldest public library and longest-running spaper, but Connecticut isn't free from scares, too. Take a trip through haunted graveyards, spooky houses, and even an occult museum. Read four terrifying tales about Connecticut . . . if you dare.
Louisiana is one spooky state. Shadowy figures appear in the middle of dark nights, a cursed tree stands tall despite every attempt to chop it down, and even guests at restaurants aren't safe from a good haunting. Explore four terrifying tales about this haunted state.
Wild forests and rocky coasts are nothing compared to spirits and aliens. But in Maine, you just might see it all. Be warned--you might not always like what you find. Discover four frightening tales about Maine.
Some farms house more than chickens. Read four spooky tales about frightening farmhouses.
This magnificent arch rises on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. The nation’s tallest monument is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, honoring Thomas Jefferson’s vision of westward expansion. Mired in controversy in the beginning, this amazing structure is now a national treasure and symbol of the nation’s reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
History recognizes the leadership and voice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to the civil rights movement in 1960s America. A 30-foot tall statue of Dr. King gazes into the future full of hope for all humanity. His words of peace are carved in the walls of the monument as a reminder to all Americans of the power of peaceful protest. Learn all about the first national memorial to an African American.
More than just a random display of U.S. Presidents, this imposing monument honors leaders who led America’s founding, expansion, preservation, and unification. Discover the unusual story of how these faces of history ended up on a mountainside in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
From the British surrender in Yorktown to the Civil War to Woman Suffrage and the fight for Civil Rights, one powerful witness to American history played an important role. Discover the reasons why the old cracked bell in Philadelphia is still one of our nation’s most-loved symbols.
She was a gift of friendship and peace between France and the United States. “Liberty Enlightening the World” stands now as a symbol of America’s embrace of freedom and democracy. Find out why 4 million visitors each year come to see this majestic statue in New York’s harbor.
A rocky outpost near Baltimore played a bigger role in the history of the United States than anyone imagined it ever would. After America gained its freedom in 1776, the British were determined not to allow the new nation to trade with its enemy France. Discover the unique role Fort McHenry played during the War of 1812.
For millions of people, leaving home and coming to America meant giving up family and all things familiar. For more than sixty years, one site was the first place in America all new immigrants saw. Find out why Ellis Island holds such an important place in America’s history.
One of the most visited places in North America, Grand Canyon National Park is like an open window to Earth’s geologic history. The carving of the canyon’s walls by erosion left a cross-section of the Earth’s crust from millions and millions of years ago. See for yourself how grand and beautiful this gorgeous gorge really is.
As the flagship of the National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park has a special place in the hearts and minds of conservationists. It’s all thanks to the leadership of far-sighted President Ulysses S. Grant and adventurer President Theodore Roosevelt. Today we can enjoy nature as it was in the early days of our nation.
In the 1770s before the United States was a nation, most people lived on farms. But Williamsburg in Virginia Colony was a busy town with wide streets, grand public buildings, bustling shops, and a large Market Square. Home to 2,000 people from wealthy gentry and middle class shopkeepers to poor slaves. Find out how Williamsburg today gives us a fascinating window into America’s past.
The Great Wall of China spans more than 10,000 miles! It was built over many centuries, and it remains one of the world’s most famous landmarks today. This title for young readers explores the Great Wall’s original purpose, how it was built, and how it’s used today. Leveled text and fascinating photos bring the structure to life, while a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connection offer additional information about each structure.
From mock naval battles to gruesome gladiator fights, the Colosseum has hosted some of the world’s most shocking showdowns. But why was this ancient amphitheater built, and how did it survive 2,000 years? What is it used for today? This title explores the answers to these questions and more through fact-filled text and fascinating photos that bring readers up close with ancient Rome. Special features include a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, a pop culture connection, and more!