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Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

by Mary Beacock Fryer

Samuel de Champlain has long been known as the founder of Quebec and as a tireless explorer. His efforts to establish a colony encountered setbacks in France, and since he was not of the nobility, he was therefore...


Haunted Histories

by J. H. Everett & Marilyn Scott-Waters

Guided by tween "ghostorian" Virgil, readers will discover fascinating facts about calamitous events throughout history as they explore castles, palaces and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with...


Howard and the Mummy

by Tracey Fern & Boris Kulikov

A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion...


Imagine You Were There... Walking on the Moon

by Caryn Jenner

It's 50 years since the first human set foot on the surface of the Moon! Walking on the Moon celebrates this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing by helping readers imagine what it was like to actually...


Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

by Curtis Manley & Jessica Lanan

Do you wonder

if humans

are the only beings who wonder

if they are alone

in the universe?

Our sun is a star.

In the night sky are all kinds of stars,

and orbiting those stars

are planets like the ones in our own solar...


Red Rover

by Richard Ho & Katherine Roy

Red Rover is a gorgeously illustrated tale that explores the vast, inhospitable landscape of Mars and the adventures of the little rover that calls the planet its home.

Mars has a visitor.

It likes to roam...

observe......


Basher Basics: Space Exploration

by Simon Basher

From the best-selling and compelling Basher, comes a book that shines its light into out-of-this-world beings who make the universe tick.

Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing space exploration,...


The Norse Discovery of America

by Arthur Middleton Reeves

"The Norse Discovery of America" is a collection of texts relating to the voyages of the Norse west to America. A thousand years ago, nearly half a millennium before Columbus, the Norse extended their explorations...


The Explorations of Pere Marquette

by Jim Kjelgaard

How big was this New World? Was it just a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans? In 1670 no one knew the answers to these questions. Perhaps the settlers on the east coast were too busy...


Missing!

by Brenda Z. Guiberson

In this photo-illustrated middle-grade nonfiction book, Brenda Guiberson explores the stories of six individuals who have disappeared mysteriously throughout history.

Jimmy Hoffa, Barbara Follett, Amelia Earhart,...


The Awakening of Europe

by M. B. Synge

The Awakening of Europe covers the reformation in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, as well as the settlement of colonies in America. The rise of England and the Netherlands as sea powers, and the...


The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad With 25 Projects

by Karen Bush Gibson & Tom Casteel

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago!...


Who Was Christopher Columbus? Biography for Kids 6-8 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

Christopher Columbus was a brave and curious man. He was an explorer who went out to the unknown to discover new lands. It was Christopher Columbus who discovered the Americas, which he dubbed as the New World....


Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy (History (US))

by Michael Cottman & National Geographic Kids

A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle...


Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

by Judy Dodge Cummings

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure-fleeing for freedom. Whether you're a slave seeking freedom on the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge...


The Travels of Watkin Tench

by Watkin Tench

This edition includes the 3 works of Watkin Tench: A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay, A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson and Letters written in France, in the Summer 1790, to a friend...


Travels In Alaska

by John Muir

In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves,...


The Journal of William de Rubruck

by William de Rubruck & William Woodville Rockhill (Translator)

The Journal of William de Rubruck: Account of the Mongols. William of Rubruck (1220-1293) was a Flemish Franciscan missionary and explorer. His account is one of the masterpieces of medieval geographical literature...


Two Years Before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage from Boston to California on a merchant ship starting in...


The First Discovery of Australia And New Guinea

by George Collingridge

The First Discovery of Australia And New Guinea; Being The Narrative of Portuguese and Spanish Discoveries in the Australasian Regions, between the Years 1492-1606, with Descriptions of their Old Charts by George...