Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? The characters in Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies all have their reasons.

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Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases

Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Feel a tickle in your throat? Do you still have that headache? Could you be falling victim to a deadly virus?

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Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again.

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Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills.

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Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure—fleeing for freedom. Whether you’re a slave seeking freedom to the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five ingenious fugitives and freedom seekers who all shared one common. . . MORE


Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Traitors. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America for ages 9 to 12 explores the lives of five firebrands who used muskets and marches, boycotts and lawsuits in their struggle for justice.

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Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People

Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People

Written by Tom McCarthy 
Grade Level 4–6

Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished—against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture.

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Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

Written by Tom McCarthy 
Grade Level 4–6

In the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

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Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World

Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Shakespeare didn’t write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard’s Influence on Today’s World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today’s books, music, and movies.

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Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 3–4

Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects invites readers ages 7–10 to learn the mythical tales of ancient Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters while discovering vibrant connections between mythology and the real world.

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Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas

Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas

Written by Tom McCarthy 
Grade Level 4–6

Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories is the first in a new series for 9–12 year olds called Mystery & Mayhem, which features true tales that whet kids’ appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records—mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that are almost too weird to be. . . MORE


Survival: Real Tales of Endurances in the Face of Disaster

Survival: Real Tales of Endurances in the Face of Disaster

Written by Tom McCarthy 
Grade Level 4–6

Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, the second book of the Mystery & Mayhem series, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality.

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Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Poems can be silly, serious, or fun, just like kids! Whether it’s the sing-song rhythm of a limerick, the serendipitous magic of a found poem, the deceptive simplicity of a haiku, or the easy familiarity of an acrostic poem, children are charmed by poetry. In Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects children have fun learning about many different forms of poetry while delving into different. . . MORE