Level T Non-Fiction
Publication Date: 1998-03-15
In depth profiles of:*Isabella Bird Bishop - world explorer*Amelia Earhart - pilot*Mary Kingsley - explorer, anthropologist*Annie Smith Peck - mountain climber*Freya Stark - explorer, travel writer*Valentina Tereshkova - astronaut*plus numerous brief profiles
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
This book traces to the African Americans in aviation, focusing particularly on pioneers.
Publication Date: 1996-04-15
When an archaeologist examines a body found frozen in the Austrian Alps, he learns something extraordinary. The well-preserved body-- and the tools and clothing found at the site-- indicates that the man diedmore than 5,000 years ago. * ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers *Hungry Mind Review Children's Book of Distinction * NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
A fascinating look at the life of a remarkable woman and the unsolved mystery surrounding her disappearance during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Photographs.
Publication Date: 1997-03-01
Mummies and Their Mysteries
Publication Date: 1994-10-01
Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; and Science Technology and Society as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.
Orphan Train Rider
Publication Date: 1998-09-28
Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas when he was nine years old.
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Now available in paperback for the first time, James Cross Giblin and Michael Dooling tell the story of the man known as the "wisest American." Benjamin Franklin was one of seventeen children, and the youngest of 10 sons. To help out with the family, he was put to work when he was 10 years old in his father's candle and soap-making shop. Ben hated making soap and candles. Since he was smart and a good speller and he loved to read, he later went to work in his brother's print shop as an apprentice. He read book after book, and soon began to write himself. By 18, he moved to Philadelphia where he eventually openend his own print shop. By age 28 he published "Poor Richard's Almanac," a best seller in Colonial America.
The Titanic Sinks!
Publication Date: 1997-03-18
Here is the exciting true story about the "unsinkable" Titanic! Dramatic accounts, white-knuckle suspense, and fast-paced action of how the world's biggest, safest ship sank on its maiden voyage. Includes black-and-white photos and full-color underwater photos of the wreck.
Volcano and Earthquake
Publication Date: 1992-09-08
Full-color photos. "Some of nature's most spectacular phenomena get the 'Eyewitness' treatment, with the gorgeous graphics and outstanding design that characterize this series. The account starts with an overall perspective showing how volcanoes and earthquakes occur. Effects on humans and attempts to measure and predict these events are treated. This book will attract readers to an already popular topic, and will provide one of the most effective introductions available."--School Library Journal.
Publication Date: 2007-05-08
A LIFE AS EXCITING AS FICTION Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing. A School Library Journal Best Book A Booklist Editors' Choice