Apollo 13 Totally True Adventures

Apollo 13  Totally True Adventures Author Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
ISBN-10 9780385391276
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Could you survive an outer-space disaster? Aspiring astronauts and young explorers will love this out-of-this-world Totally True Adventure. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise blasted off for the Moon on April 11, 1970. But after a disastrous explosion damaged their spacecraft, the three men had only one goal: to get back home safely. This informational text makes space travel exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived series and the Who Was series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.

Climbing Everest Totally True Adventures

Climbing Everest  Totally True Adventures Author Gail Herman
ISBN-10 9780553509885
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Could you climb the world’s highest mountain? Thrill seekers and young explorers will love this inspiring Totally True Adventure. The peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and one of the deadliest. Terrible storms stop climbers in their tracks! Avalanches tumble down! Brave adventurers disappear on the snowy slopes. Then Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay decide to climb. They come from different cultures, but their dream is the same. Can teamwork help them make it to the roof of the world? This nonfiction chapter book makes history exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived series and the Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.

Finding the First T Rex Totally True Adventures

Finding the First T  Rex  Totally True Adventures Author Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
ISBN-10 9780307477873
Year 2010-04-14
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday’s hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before. But one bone wasn’t enough, and Brown soon found himself in a desperate race to discover the skeleton of the mystery carnivore! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Curse of King Tut s Mummy Totally True Adventures

The Curse of King Tut s Mummy  Totally True Adventures Author Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
ISBN-10 0307494683
Year 2009-07-22
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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When the pharoahs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharoahs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all—the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? From the Trade Paperback edition.

George Washington s Spies Totally True Adventures

George Washington s Spies  Totally True Adventures Author Claudia Friddell
ISBN-10 9780399550799
Year 2016-12-27
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Think you know everything about Washington? Think again. During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington (AKA “Agent 711”) was the leader of a ring of spies! The group—called the Culper Ring—used secret names, codes, invisible ink, and more to spy on the British and pass along information. Nobody knew about it at the time (and few do so today), but those sneaky heroes risked their lives to help win the American Revolution! Illustrated throughout in black and white, with an appendix that includes photographs, bonus content, and links to primary source materials, this Totally True Adventures series book is ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. It’s a thrilling read—made even better because it really happened!

The Titanic Sinks Totally True Adventures

The Titanic Sinks   Totally True Adventures Author Thomas Conklin
ISBN-10 9780307560667
Year 2009-09-02
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Here is the exciting true story about the "unsinkable" Titanic! Dramatic accounts, white-knuckle suspense, and fast-paced action of how the world's biggest, safest ship sank on its maiden voyage. Includes black-and-white photos and full-color underwater photos of the wreck. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Search for El Dorado Totally True Adventures

The Search for El Dorado  Totally True Adventures Author Lois Miner Huey
ISBN-10 9780553536164
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Was the City of Gold a real place? Treasure seekers and mystery readers alike will love this action-packed Totally True Adventure. Towers of gold! Glittering streets! Jewels, coins, and more! Early Spanish explorers heard a story about El Dorado. It was a lost city in the Americas made of gold. The explorers believed it was real—and they believed they could find it! Soon the story became a legend, and the legend changed the world. But the city of El Dorado has not been found . . . yet. This nonfiction chapter book makes history exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived series and the Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.

Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse Totally True Adventures

Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse  Totally True Adventures Author David A. Kelly
ISBN-10 0307477851
Year 2010-04-14
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series. Then, in 2004, along came a scruffy, scrappy Red Sox team. Could they break Babe Ruth’s curse and win it all? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Balto and the great race

Balto and the great race Author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ISBN-10 0618062300
Year 2001
Pages 101
Language en
Publisher
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Recounts how the sled dog Balto saved Nome, Alaska, in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm.

The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon Author Eugene Cernan
ISBN-10 9781429971782
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers. Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time Author Mark Haddon
ISBN-10 9781448139859
Year 2012-08-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

Letters of Note

Letters of Note Author Shaun Usher
ISBN-10 9781782112242
Year 2013-10-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Canongate Unbound
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Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World Author Jostein Gaarder
ISBN-10 9780297864073
Year 2010-07-15
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The international bestseller about life, the universe and everything. When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven Totally True Adventures

Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven  Totally True Adventures Author Kaitlin Moore
ISBN-10 9780553521764
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
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Can Kerri Strug help Team USA win Olympic gold? Discover an inspiring American gymnastics story with this unforgettable Totally True Adventure. In 1996, seven gymnasts—the Magnificent Seven—are America’s best chance to win its first team gold medal. Kerri Strug is one of them. After years of training, Kerri wants to do her best for the team. But the competition is tough—and full of surprises! Can Kerri help Team USA make history? This nonfiction chapter book makes an exciting moment in Olympic history accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a glossary, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived and Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.

The Language of Composition

The Language of Composition Author Renee H. Shea
ISBN-10 9781457628276
Year 2012-09-15
Pages 1060
Language en
Publisher Macmillan Higher Education
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The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice and an extensive selection of readings — including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts — The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career. Revised based on feedback from teachers across the country, the second edition promises to be an even better resource for the AP Language classroom.