There is an animal in Asia with enough venom in its bite to kill 20 people! It is the king cobraa snake that lifts its body off the ground, spreads its hood, and hisses violently before attacking. The king cobra has killed many people. Those that have survived attacks are lucky. Read a survival story and learn how to avoid attacks in this thrilling book.
Deep in the forest, hikers must watch where they step. Fresh tracks could mean a run-in with a grizzly! This aggressive bear is fiercely protective of its cubs and always ready to stand its ground. After reading this book, the roar of a grizzly will send shivers down your spine!
A poison dart frog's colorful body warns other animals to stay away. The bright colors reveal that the frog can kill with its powerful venom. In this book, young readers will learn why they should keep their distance from this small, poisonous amphibian.
Animals lucky enough to survive the attack of a Komodo dragon usually die hours later from blood poisoning. The animal has deadly saliva that is full of harmful bacteria! Children will be interested to read about the characteristics, habitat, and hunting methods of this dominant predator.
Saltwater crocodiles wait in the water, silently and motionless, for their prey to come near. Then they strike, using their powerful jaws to grab and rip apart prey! This title will teach children that danger lurks in the waters where this apex predator is found.
A hippopotamus is quick to fight. When provoked or threatened, the beast will open its large mouth, show off its canines, and grunt or roar! The animal never retreats from battle, willing to fight to the death. In this book, young readers will discover the hippopotamus' violent side.
Weighing as much as 16,000 pounds, the African elephant is a huge, dangerous animal. Its massive body can crush anything in its way! After reading this book, children will understand why a charging African elephants is something to fear.
The American Quarter Horse got its name from its ability to run a quarter mile race faster than almost any other breed. It has recorded speeds up to 55 miles per hour! Read all about this fast horse and what makes it one of the most popular breeds in the United States today.
A great white shark's mouth contains 3,000 razor-sharp teeth. The smell of blood is enough to make this animal open its jaws wide and bite into anything that moves! This book teaches children why many people fear the deadly great white shark.
The box jellyfish, also called the sea wasp, is full of toxin. Each of its tentacles has 5,000 sting cells with enough poison to kill 60 people! In this book, young readers will discover what makes the box jellyfish a terror of the seas.
Movements called vibrations produce sound. Small vibrations make a quiet sound. Big vibrations make a loud sound. This book teaches children what sound is and how it can be measured. Blastoff! Series
The human body produces sweat to keep itself at a healthy temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Young readers will discover hot and cold and learn the effects of temperature. Blastoff! Series
Earth is a huge magnet with two magnetic poles. A magnet has an invisible force called magnetism. Children will discover what magnetism is and learn how magnets work. Blastoff! Series
Gases, liquids, and solids are all matter. Everything that has mass and takes up space is matter. This book instructs eager learners about the different forms of matter and explains how matter can change forms. Blastoff! Series
Sprint cars are small, speedy race cars that can be raced on paved or dirt tracks. They can move at over 140 miles per hour! Readers will explore the history of these compact, high-powered speed machines.
Motocross racing and moto-X freestyle both require these versatile cycles. Students will learn about the origin of motocross cycles, how they are modified for racing or freestyle, and how they are used in competitions.
Many kinds of vehicles can be made into monster vehicles. Monster trucks are the most popular, but there are also monster motorcycles, cars, and vans! Readers will explore the history of these giants and see the variety of monster vehicles being built today.
NASCAR has become one of the most popular sports in the country. The high speeds and tight racing draws thousands of fans to stadiums all across the United States. Students will learn about the vehicles that make incredible speed and excitement possible.
Working on cars has always been a great hobby. A combination of horsepower and sleek performance, tuner cars are a thrill to drive. Kids will learn how tuner car owners tweak the engine, body, and accessories of their vehicles to make for one cool ride.
Snowmobiles are powerful machines that can be used for recreation or work. Readers will explore the history of snowmobiles and the technology behind these fast, snow-crossing vehicles.
Dirt bikes have been incredibly popular for many years. Whether riding for recreational purposes or racing against others, dirt bikes offer many kinds of fun. Readers will learn about the history of dirt bikes and the technology behind these bikes that can handle very rough terrain.
Vert skateboarders cruise up and down ramps, launching into the air to perform dangerous tricks. Students will learn about the equipment, skill, and determination required to become a competitive vert skater.
Karts arent just for kids anymore! Adult karts can reach speeds up to 140 miles per hour! Students will explore the history of karts, kart technology, and how the sport of kart racing is growing in popularity.
Hit the wake and fly into the air in this thrilling introduction to wakeboarding. Students will explore the history of wakeboarding, the equipment required to wakeboard, how competitions are won and lost, and the growing popularity of this extreme sport.
Trucks equipped with four-wheel drive are able to travel over many difficult kinds of terrain. Readers will explore the history of 4x4 trucks and the technology that makes it possible for them to travel almost anywhere.