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Discovering a New World: Would You Sail with Columbus?

by Elaine Landau

In 1492, three ships set sail. Ahead-the unknown high seas that no one had dared to cross. Where will Christopher Columbus and his men land? Will they discover a New World? Will they return alive to tell the...


Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner

Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!

 

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made...


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...


Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae

by John Wilson

Discovering the Arctic is an exciting recounting of the life of a nineteenth-century doctor and explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and opened up vast tracts of land in the Canadian Arctic and may...


Mapping the Wilderness: The Story of David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow

David Thompsons story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American...


Maps and Geography

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery

Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this Junior Genius Guide...


John Glenn

by Michael Burgan & Robert Brown

Dear Reader:

The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the...


Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities

by Ronald A. Reis

Taking a comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive approach to Christopher Columbus, this illuminating biography with activities for young readers places him in the context of the explorations that came before,...


Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure: A Polar Adventure

by Samantha Seiple

From the author of Ghosts in the Fog comes a story that will appeal to lovers of history, adventure, and dogs. BYRD & IGLOO is the first narrative nonfiction book to tell the daring adventures of legendary polar...


Rugged Gold Miners: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

On a frigid day in Coloma, California, James Marshall's heart pounded. An excitable man, he held a shiny, metal nugget in his hand. Could this be gold? To test the metal, he hammered it with a rock. It flattened...


Fearless Scouts: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

Kit Carson aimed his rifle and fired, killing an elk. The young scout walked over to bag his prize. Without warning, two grizzly bears emerged from the trees. Carson managed to escape the bears but lost the...


Pioneering Women: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

"A six shooter makes all men and women equal." Agnes Morley not only coined this phrase, but also backed it up by carrying a gun. While many women in the Wild West did not carry a gun, Morley's quote represented...


Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

by James J. Holmberg

"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover...


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...


"NEW GUINEA” What I Did and What I Saw

by Luigi Maria d’Albertis

Luigi Maria dAlbertis (1841-1901), Italian naturalist and explorer, travelled in New Guinea from 1871 to 1877, collecting an impressive number of new species of animals and plants. On his third voyage he sailed...


Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 22 Projects

by Carla Mooney

Offering a fascinating look into the Age of Exploration, this investigative guide delves into the voyages of real-life adventurers such as de Gama, Columbus, Magellan, Cabot, Cortes, and more. With common household...


Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities

by Janis Herbert

Join Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure set against the background of the vast North American continent. Lewis and...


Women Explorers

by Julia Cummins & Cheryl Harness

Meet ten inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries

Though most people have heard of explorers like Henry Hudson and Christopher Columbus, few have heard names like Nellie...


Inca Land - Explorations in the Highlands of Peru

by Hiram Bingham

Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He obtained degrees from Yale, UCLA Berkeley, and a PhD. from Harvard. He taught history and politics...


Deadly Equines: The Shocking True Story of Meat-Eating and Murderous Horses

by CuChullaine O'Reilly

There is widespread belief in a warm and comforting story which states the horse is a gentle herbivore. What if a Rosetta Stone had been found to unlock the dark secrets of the horse's past? An international...