Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.
Tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Stuart as he helps his father on his milk delivery route.
Uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.
In May 1942, Hiroshi and his family are forced from their homes in California by the U.S. government.
Edward sets out to save a young girl he believes has been kidnapped by a local indian tribe. He learns about Indian ways...and himself.
Adam is determined to be just like the other boys at camp even though he is deaf.
headed towards Charlottesville, Virginia, where colonial leaders are meeting.
A young cowboy from Texas describes his experiences on his first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.
After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.
After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.
Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.
After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.
Describes the everyday life of the Aztecs, covering such topics as food and clothing, religion, criminal justice, art and music, and language.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.
A short introduction to Inca civilization and history.
Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
Why don't we know more about this mysterious ancient culture?
Ty and Gabe hear yelling and screaming and someone very bad laughing in apartment A-13.
Big Ben helps the Kooties Club members with their science projects.
The members of the Kooties Club try to figure out who is leaving the "I Love Elvis" signs throughout the neighborhood.
The Koots decide to spy on Mr. Dodge to find the answers to unexplained questions about his blindness, state of health, and family situation.
Presents day-to-day life in ancient Greece in simple text and illustrations.
Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.
Offers step-by-step instructions for performing various magic tricks and includes tips for putting on a magic show.
Readers learn the history of marbles as well as how to play popular marble games.