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Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

by Winifred Conkling

Irene Curie won a Nobel Prize but was denied admission to the French Academy. Lise Meitner solved the riddle of nuclear fission but was written out of the record. This is the first book for young readers to...


Who Was George Washington Carver?

by Jim Gigliotti, Stephen Marchesi & Nancy Harrison

Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washingtoni Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became...


The Plant Hunters

by Anita Silvey

Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled around the world, facing challenges at every turn: tropical illnesses, extreme terrain, and dangerous animals. They battled piranhas, tigers, and...


Luella Agnes Owen: Going Where No Lady Had Gone Before

by Billie Holladay Skelley & Rachel Bowman

Travel back to the late 1800s to learn more about the true adventures of Luella Agnes Owen—a female pioneer in the study of caves. Luella had to overcome many obstacles to reach her goal of becoming a scientist,...


George Eastman: Bringing Photography to the People

by Lynda Pflueger

While history books consider George Eastman to be the father of photography, most people are unaware that his contributions to the world extended far beyond his multimillion-dollar company, Eastman Kodak. A...


Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

by Anita Yasuda & Nomad Press

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they’ll be hidden by the bright light...


Technology: Cool Women Who Code

by Andi Diehn

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet,...


Who Is Richard Branson?

by Michael Burgan & Ted Hammond

What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was...


Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever

by Jim Murphy

In 1944 an unprecedented surgical procedure repaired the heart of a child with blue baby syndrome—lack of blood oxygen caused by a congenital defect. This landmark operation opened the way for all types of...


Who Was Steve Irwin?

by Dina Anastasio & Jim Eldridge

By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin!

Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents...


Who Was Jacques Cousteau?

by Nico Medina, Dede Putra & Nancy Harrison

Jacques Cousteau is the most famous and beloved name in the world of deep-sea exploration. Cousteau discovered his passion in 1938, when he first used a pair of goggles to dive off the coast of France. During...


Explore the Cosmos like Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Space Science Journey

by Cap Saucier

This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey.

Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse...


Who Was Galileo?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed...


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer & Anna Hymas

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village...


Who Was Isaac Newton?

by Janet Pascal, Tim Foley & Nancy Harrison

Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during...


The $25,000 Flight (Totally True Adventures)

by Lori Haskins Houran & Wesley Lowe

Can Charles Lindbergh set a world record? Follow America’s first superstar pilot in this high-flying Totally True Adventure.

 

In the 1920s, flying was brand new—and very dangerous.

A $25,000 prize for...


Who Was Marie Curie?

by Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Ted Hammond

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a...


Neil Armstrong

by Damian Harvey

Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing!

Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon.

Discover the stories...


Who Were the Wright Brothers?

by James Buckley, Tim Foley & Nancy Harrison

As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical.  As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort...


Who Was Louis Braille?

by Margaret Frith, Robert Squier & Scott Anderson

Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through...