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Tell me about the United Nations

by Jean-Jacques Chevron, Pascale Collange, Vera Kalm & Ban Ki-moon

The united Nations exercices a worldwide responsability and, yet, too often is little known by the general public. When and why was the United Nations founded ? What are its ideals, its goals and the means at...


The Birdman

by Troon Harrison & François Thisdale

He walked the plantation fields, freely and with the owners' permission. He was an ornithologist after all, touring the Deep South of the 1850s to study the birds. But Alexander Milton Ross was no ordinary birdman....


Summary of The Fourth Turning

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning is a book by William Strauss and Neil Howe. It outlines the foundation for what is now known as Strauss-Howe generational theory. The main tenet of the book is...


The History of the Conquest of Mexico

by William Hickling Prescott

First published in 1843, "The History of the Conquest of Mexico" by William Hickling Prescott was decribed by the author as a magnificent epic.

This sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people...


Summary of First Principles

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of First Principles

It took more than a millennium before Europe’s centuries of learning and creativity produced the Renaissance, that golden era when human intellect shone a bright light that cast...


We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance (Scholastic Focus)

by Deborah Hopkinson

As World War II raged, millions of young Jewish people were caught up in the horrors of the Nazis' Final Solution. Many readers know of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi state's genocidal campaign against European Jews...


Out of Hiding: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to America (With a Foreword by Alan Gratz)

by Ruth Gruener

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.

In war-ravaged Europe, they...


Scholastic Book of Presidents 2020

by George Sullivan

Refresh your knowledge of the leaders who took our nation's highest office with this easy-to-read, fact-filled book of mini biographies on everyone from George Washington to Donald Trump, and catch up on all...


Accidental Archaeologists

by Sarah Albee

Secret treasures are buried all around us -- you just have to look for them!

Accidental Archaeologists takes you on an adventure through time to relive some of the coolest surprise discoveries by totally ordinary...


Haunted Canada 9: Scary True Stories

by Joel a. Sutherland

The ninth book in this bestselling and award-winning series ? now scarier than ever!

In these chilling tales, award-winning author Joel A. Sutherland takes his readers on a strange and spooky journey across Canada....


We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport (Scholastic Focus)

by Deborah Hopkinson

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks....


My Survival

by Joshua M. Greene & Rena Finder

Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and...


The Light in Hidden Places

by Sharon Cameron

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...



It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemysl, Poland, singing...


To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus)

by Rebecca Siegel

In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7....


Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Scholastic Focus)

by Tod Olson

This fast-paced, three-part narrative takes readers on three expeditions over 15 years to K2, one of the deadliest mountains on Earth. Roped together, these teams of men face perilously high altitudes and battering...


Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Scholastic Focus)

by Samantha Seiple

In 1942, amid a growing German threat, Nazi agents infiltrated the United States in hopes of destroying American infrastructure and sowing panic throughout the nation. Nazi Saboteurs tells the nail-biting tale...


Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)

by Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Tonya Bolden

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion,...


The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men (Scholastic Focus)

by Robert M. Edsel

Robert M. Edsel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men, brings this story to young readers for the first time in a sweeping, dynamic adventure detailing history's greatest treasure hunt.

As...


Profiles #3: Tech Titans

by Carla Killough McClafferty

Full-color series-six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Explore the lives of the people who have had a huge impact on technology today. So much more than just your...


D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History (Scholastic Focus)

by Deborah Hopkinson

The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. By June 6, 1944, Hitler and his allies had a strong grip on the European continent, where Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination...