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?
Introduces plants with unique or unusual features, such as those that eat meat and those that produce poisons, and includes a fictional story featuring carnivorous plants.
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.
Millions of years ago, a giant meteorite killed all of the dinosaurs. Find out how! Will humans all be killed the same way? Find out what we can do. Is there life on the planet Mars? Scientists think maybe the answer is yes. Find out why. Then read a scary story about what might happen, Doom From Space.
Is our planet Earth the only place in the universe where there is life? Or could there be life on other planets? If so, where will we find it? On other planets? Mars? What do you need for life? How did life start? Did life on Earth start in space? Find out how weird life on Earth can be.Then read a great story about searching for life on alien planets: The Search for Life. Sometimes things just aren't as simple as they seem!
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.
Explains how popular inventions work, shows unusual inventions made in the past and those being created for the future, and features a fictional story about a young man's close call while playing a virtual reality game.
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.
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 discusses the history and development of textiles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at different records and oddities regarding weather in our world. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses how learning more about diseases, health, and your environment can play a part in your own disease prevention. Reading Essentials in Science.
This brief overview of mammals describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. 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.
Scientists have discovered that stars are not equal. They vary in size and color. Variable stars change in brightness over the course of hours, days, weeks, or years. Reading Essentials in Science.