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Uncrashable Dakota

by Andy Marino

In 1862, Union army infantryman Samuel Dakota changed history when he spilled a bottle of pilfered moonshine in the Virginia dirt and stumbled upon the biochemical secret of flight. Not only did the Civil War...


Machines That Think!

by Don Brown

Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series

 

Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks,...


Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)

by Nathan Hale

The ninth book in the bestselling series tells the story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell (1834–1902) always had the spirit of adventure in him....


Mammal Takeover! (Earth Before Us #3)

by Abby Howard

The nonfiction graphic novel series that explores the flora and fauna of pre-historic Earth

After the dinosaurs died out, Earth was by no means empty. There were still some little resourceful critters around...


Rocket to the Moon!

by Don Brown

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn't just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores...


Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8)

by Nathan Hale

Gilbert du Motier became the Marquis de Lafayette at a young age, but he was not satisfied with the comforts of French nobility--he wanted adventure!

 

A captain at eighteen and a major general by nineteen,...


Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2)

by Abby Howard

When Ronnie's parents go on a business trip and leave her with Miss Lernin for the week, Ronnie is sure she's in for a big, dinosaur-size adventure. After all, her last trip with Miss Lernin involved real-life...


Dinosaur Empire! (Earth Before Us #1)

by Abby Howard

Ronnie is just a normal fifth-grader trying to pass her science class's impossible quiz on the history of dinosaurs . . . until she happens upon her neighbor--Ms. Lernin--a retired paleontologist. With the assistance...


Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7)

by Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation...


Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6)

by Nathan Hale

From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo.

 

Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions,...


The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)

by Nathan Hale

New York Times Bestseller

Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous...


Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4)

by Nathan Hale

New York Times Bestseller

World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales...


Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

by Nathan Hale

  The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals...


One Dead Spy (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #1)

by Nathan Hale

New York Times Bestseller

Nathan Hale, the author’s historical namesake, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country”...


Big Bad Ironclad! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #2)

by Nathan Hale

Each of the books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history....


Riel, patriot

by Robert Freynet

In Louis Riel, Patriot, Freynet relocates us via the “ninth art” to pre-Confederation Canada. Here we delve into the tragic life of the controversial Métis leader, Louis Riel, Founder of the Province of...


Emily Davison

by Claudia FitzHerbert

Emily was angry. She worked as hard as any man, but she couldn't change laws that affected her - laws made by men. Because women didn't have the right to vote.

She and the other suffragettes had patiently put...


Nelson Mandela

by Adrian Hadland

Nelson was a young South African boy with a reputation for trouble-making. Who would have thought he would one day lead his people to freedom?

Nelson Mandela grew up at a time when black South Africans suffered...


Pirate Queen of Ireland

by Anne Chambers

This is the true story of Grace O’Malley, or Granuaile, who ruled on land and sea in Connaught over 400 years ago. A Pirate Queen and Chieftain, she became a legend. We meet Grace as a young girl on Ireland’s...


The Catalpa Adventure

by Vincent McDonnell

In April 1875, the whaler ‘Catalpa’ sailed from New Bedford in America, embarking on a hair-raising seafaring mission. Its destination was Fremantle, Western Australia; its goal to rescue six Fenian prisoners...