Cory’s family had just moved to Hound Town. As he walked around his new neighborhood, he yearned to make a new friend. That’s when he heard rustling in some nearby bushes. Then a small, scruffy dog appeared. “Hey, there. What’s your name? Are you lost?” asked Cory. When the little dog followed Cory home, it marked the beginning of a truly amazing friendship.
“Oh, no,” said Max. His dog Sunny was acting funny—stepping back and forth and yelping. These were signs that Max was about to have a seizure. But the school’s nurse’s office door was locked! Could Sunny and Max’s friends keep him safe until help arrived?
Ten-year-old Cali watched her new dog-walking client hop around the neighborhood. Thunder was a retired military dog—a real-life hero who had saved several lives in Afghanistan. The German shepherd only had three legs, but he moved around almost as quickly as any other dog. What did Thunder do in the Marines, and would he once again prove himself a hero? Cali was about to find out.
“Look out!" yelled Jimmy. He and Melissa were lucky to be alive after the gas explosion rocked the school. Now they were crawling up through the rubble toward the sunlight. Suddenly, they saw a dog pawing his way toward them. It was a search-and-rescue dog. They were saved!
At first, Zach is excited to be moving into a new home with his sister and parents— even if it is old and creepy. However, he soon begins to suffer terrible nightmares in which he’s trapped in a narrow metal box. When Zach and his sister uncover a secret door in the basement, they discover it leads to an old morgue—complete with a wall of metal drawers for storing dead bodies! As Zach explores the morgue, he suddenly finds himself trapped in a real-life nightmare. Will he be able to escape the clutches of a ghostly mortician? Follow Zach as he investigates the abandoned morgue beneath his home and learns its terrible secrets. Nightmare in the Hidden Morgue is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Monstrous Morgues of the Past from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
David and Emma were thrilled to accompany their mom to London to watch the filming of her movie. They were even more excited when they found out the movie would be set in an abandoned subway station! When the brother and sister decide to explore the old, crumbling station, however, they hear the cries of a ghostly child— just as they spot a phantom subway train barreling toward them. Soon, they find themselves becoming part of a terrifying story that took place more than 70 years ago! What will happen if David and Emma step aboard the ghostly train? The answers can be found in the maze of passageways and dark tunnels deep below the streets of London. Join David and Emma as they step into the past to uncover the terror in the tunnel. Terror in the Underground Tunnel is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Dark Labyrinths from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
When Josh’s dad becomes the live-in caretaker at The Retreat Hotel, Josh is excited to explore the dilapidated building that will be his new home. He soon discovers, however, that room 213 is occupied by a very unwelcome guest—the ghost of a sinister gangster who refuses to check out! Who is the long-dead gangster? And why does the old bellhop—who’s worked at the hotel for decades—not want Josh nosing around? Are Josh and his dad in danger if they remain in the hotel? Follow Josh as he dares to explore the haunted hotel and discover its incredible secret! The Deadly Secret of Room 213 is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Haunted Hotels from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
I’m all alone . . . Please come find me! When Maddie opens her notebook in class, she sees these words scrawled in blood-red ink on every page. When the same words mysteriously appear on the classroom chalkboard, Maddie begins to realize that someone—or something—in her new school is trying to contact her. Not long after, Maddie hears mysterious footsteps in an empty school corridor. Most frightening of all, Maddie feels ghostly hands pulling on her body when she dives into the school swimming pool. Could these frightening incidents have anything to do with one of Lakeside School’s pupils who disappeared without a trace many decades ago? Follow Maddie as she searches for answers and dares to solve a terrible mystery that has haunted her school. The Ghostly Secret of Lakeside School is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Spooky Schools from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
When twin brothers Dylan and Jack travel to a Romanian castle to attend their older sister’s wedding, they discover an old legend that haunts the remote castle. The twins’ fascination soon turns to horror, however, when they realize that there’s a vampire in the castle’s dungeon. What will happen once the bloodthirsty vampire begins stalking the castle’s dark passageways? Will Dylan and Jack be able to escape with their lives? Follow the brothers as they explore the spooky castle and uncover its petrifying secret. The Vampire’s Lair is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Creepy Castles from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
When Grace’s dog runs away and disappears inside an old hospital on the outskirts of town, she has no choice but to follow her beloved pet into the abandoned building. As she enters, Grace begins to experience a terrible feeling of dread. When she searches the empty wards, she hears ghostly whispers and tortured screams. Just when she finds her dog, Grace becomes trapped in a tunnel that deceased patients once journeyed through. Will Grace be able to escape? The answer can be found in the hospital’s shadowy corridors. Follow Grace as she dares to enter the abandoned hospital and discover its sad and horrifying past. Trapped in the Abandoned Hospital is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Shuttered Horror Hospitals from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
Jamey’s father walked into the kitchen, holding a surprise. It was an adorable black lab puppy. “A puppy? For me?” Jamey shouted. “Not just any puppy. With your help, he’ll grow up to use his sight and other senses to help a person who can’t see,” said her dad. Little did Jamey know that an incredible bond would soon grow between her and Indy, the tiny puppy destined to become a guide dog.
"Help! Help!" Hunter struggled in the water. But the little boy’s shouts were drowned out by the noise of the Fourth of July fireworks display. Nobody on the beach could hear him—except Newfie, the lifeguard dog! The big dog dashed down the shore and jumped into the lake. Would Newfie be able to reach Hunter in time?
Noah turned his head as rain rolled down the window near his hospital bed. Then he suddenly felt something wet on the palm of his hand. It was a French bulldog burrowing under his hand. “That’s Link’s way of asking you to pet him!” said the dog’s handler. Noah stroked Link’s short fur and told the dog about how he broke his leg during a flood. As if sensing his sadness, Link licked Noah’s chin. For the first time in days, a broad smile appeared on Noah’s face.
“It’s nearly midnight. They are coming for me,” whispered the shadowy creature in the corner of the old prison cell. When Daniel and Joe went to a Halloween sleepover at an abandoned, historic jail, they never expected to meet a prisoner on death row—especially not one who was executed more than 75 years ago! Why was the doomed man sent to death row? And how can the boys put right a terrible mistake that was made many years before? The answers can be found behind the rusting bars of the old prison cells. Join Daniel and Joe as they explore the deserted jail and uncover its most horrifying secret. Doomed on Death Row is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Haunted Prisons from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
Jane is excited to be visiting the historic library where her aunt works. As she explores the old building, however, she begins to experience strange things. Books fly off the shelves. She is chilled to the bone by icy cold spots in the aisles. And an invisible presence seems to be desperately tapping out a horrifying message to her on an antique typewriter. Who is trying to contact Jane? What terrible event took place in the library’s past? And how can Jane communicate with a tortured spirit that has a shocking story to tell? The answers can be found in the library’s towering shelves and spooky rooms. Follow Jane as she dares to spend the night alone in the old library to discover its awful secret. Fright at the Freemont Library is part of Bearport’s Cold Whispers II series. This bone-chilling book is the fiction companion to Creepy Libraries from Bearport’s best-selling nonfiction series Scary Places.
Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the world’s most influential authors. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each author and how their accomplishments helped change the world.
Get ready for a hot read on some cool cars! From modified 1930s Ford cars, such as the "Deuce" roadster and classic Model T, to crazy VW Bugs and pumped-up pickup trucks, Hot Hot Rods will show kids what makes these jaw-dropping cars and their powerful engines so special! With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about the history of hot rods and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fast ride!
Readers will get a smile from every page of this book, which features hilarious poems selected by Bruce Lansky and delightful illustrations by Stephen Carpenter. Thousands of elementary-school students assisted Lansky in selecting the poems in this book.
Carlos Pea has had great success in Major League Baseball. He has won awards and won games. He's played in the All-Star Game and made millions of dollars. Read about Pea's journey to reach his dreams. Learn what it took for Pea to work his way through the minor leagues before playing with the Texas Rangers. Follow the life story of this great baseball player!
Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failurehuman activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Included: Chernobyl nuclear meltdown sinking of the Titanic Russian submarine Kursk explosion Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse Hindenburg airship explosion Twin Towers collapse
The American flag is a symbol of freedom and patriotism. From the first flag that donned thirteen stars for the original thirteen colonies, to the flag we know today, it has always brought pride to the people of America. Many poems and songs have been written about Old Glory, and she flies in front of schools, government offices, and is waved in parades as a symbol of our freedom and all who fought to protect and preserve it. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Fascinate your students with the life and times of Benjamin Franklin, the talented inventor, politician, and writer who contributed to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. This enthralling nonfiction e-Book breathes life into America's early years with primary source documents. Primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of what life was like during Franklin's lifetime, from his early days as an apprentice to his many accomplishments. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest e-Book that explores history and other social studies topics. The Benjamin Franklin reader contains text features such as captions, headings, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the exploration team that headed west to explore new territories. With Lewis & Clark, this nonfiction reader e-Book focuses on the treacherous trek, including Sacagawea's contributions to the journey, and challenges the Corps of Discovery encountered. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for those explorers discovering new lands during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
This nonfiction reader e-Book profiles some of the great leaders during the Civil War era. Students will examine the lives of these leaders that inspired others to fight bravely for the cause. It explores prominent figures in the Union Army, including William T. Sherman, Joseph Hooker, George McClellan, George Meade, and Ulysses Grant, as well as leaders in the Confederacy, such as John Bell Hood, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during this turbulent time in American history. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
Students will read about two family vacations to Hawaii and China while taking a “trip” of their own into the world of multiplication! This math reader provides real-life problem-solving opportunities that make learning multiplication fun and easy while seamlessly integrating STEM topics. This full-color book teaches students operations and algebraic reasoning, introducing them to vocabulary terms and STEM concepts like electromagnetism, friction, force, drag, thrust, and gravity. Captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students’ math and reading skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school. Let’s Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Text features such as a glossary, index, and a table of contents increase understanding and build critical literacy skills. Learning multiplication is fun and easy with this engaging grade 3 math reader!