What are UFOs? Are they real? What do they look like? Have aliens visited Earth? Explore these questions and read "The Valley of the Zombies," a thrilling story about aliens invading Earth.
What do spies do? What do you need to be a good spy? Find out about some famous spies and how they sent their messages. Find out about secret codes, and some brilliant spying gadgets, from secret video cameras to night vision goggles.Then read The Secret Agent, a wicked story about a double agent: a spy working for one side but pretending for work for the other. What happens when he changes sides?
What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!
Is fear always a bad thing? Learn about phobias, scary creatures, and more before reading "Just My Imagination?," poems about dreams that are real and horror you cannot describe.
What is a disaster? Is being ill a disaster? What about 75 million dying in the Black Death? Find out what makes disasters happen before reading The Eruption to learn who to trust when a volcano erupts.
From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.
White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.
This book contains photographs, diagrams, and text describing the various types of shorelines, including sandy and rocky shores, barrier islands, and coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the major roles water plays in all living things, including how it affects the weather, shapes the land, and nourishes plants and animals. Reading Essentials in Science.
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link." The strange prehistoric human skull "discovered" in England in 1911 was ultimately proven to be a hoax. The perpetrator's identity and motives, however, remain mysteries, which this book examines.
Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.
This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.
Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
This book explains how the caves were formed, and what creatures can be found in the caverns.
This book takes a scientific look at different records and oddities regarding weather in our world. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
This book explains the causes and effects of floods, and how people prepare for and survive floods. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces pioneer pilots Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers, Roland Garros, and Anthony Fokker. Flying aces such as the Red Baron, Albert Ball, and Edward Mannock are also discussed. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a look at the microscopic organisms, including mold and bacteria, discusses the causes of allergies, and looks at the invention of the microscope. Reading Essentials in Science.
Climate is the normal weather in an area. It includes factors such as temperatures, precipitation, winds, sunlight, and humidity. Climates create habitats such as rain forests, deserts, and tundra. Reading Essentials in Science.
This overview of volcanoes looks at how they form, the destruction they cause, and how scientists are learning to predict eruptions. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book discusses the formation and development of tornadoes, including what scientists study about them, the destruction they cause, and the technology people use to help prepare for their wrath of destruction. Reading Essentials in Science.