Daring Heists: True Stories

Daring Heists: True Stories

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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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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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


Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories

Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories

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


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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Survival: True Stories

Survival: True Stories

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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Weird Disappearances: True Stories

Weird Disappearances: True Stories

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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