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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 from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and little-known
Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood!Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's...
Why do people build with arches? Why do we use stone in some places and wood in others? What's a foundation? How do you plan a road or construct a bridge? The answers to these questions can help gamers in Minecraft and in the real world! Through building their own structures and systems in Minecraft, young readers and gaming fans will learn about the past and present of human engineering, with a vision toward the future.
6) LeBron James
This series introduces readers to some of today's most famous and most dominant athletes. Each title features informative sidebars, detailed infographics, vivid photos, and a glossary.
Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.
9) Sports Cars
This series introduces readers to the defining characteristics, history, mechanics, and uses of twelve cool rides. Each title features engaging infographics, informative sidebars, vivid photographs, and a glossary.
For soccer fans, the unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo has become a household name. What goes into the making of such a phenomenal player? What was he like when he was young and still learning? This book takes a close look at one of the greatest soccer players in the world right now. Young readers will love to learn about his jaw-dropping achievements and also learn about what shaped him into a record-breaking athlete. Ronaldo's story will inspire...
What a sweet treat! This title is packed with the history of The Hersey Company through narrative nonfiction, informative sidebars, Fun Facts, and more.
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 of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft...
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. Big Bad Ironclad! covers the history of the amazing ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War.
From the ship's inventor, who had a history of blowing things up and only 100 days to complete his project, to the mischievous William...
âI regret that I have but one life to give for my country.â These are the famous last words of Nathan Hale, a spy for the American rebels in the Revolutionary War.
But who was this Nathan Hale? And how did the rebels defeat an army that was bigger, better, stronger, and more heavily armed than...
Learn the thrilling true story of the Texas Revolution and the Battle of the Alamo with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!
âRemember the Alamo!â
That rallying cry has been a part of Texas lore for generations. But what, exactly, should we remember? Who were the ragtag group of adventurers behind the famous slogan, and how did they end up barricaded in a fort against a Mexican
In 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920–1966) was made bureau chief of the Far East Asia desk for the New York Herald Tribune. Tensions were high on the Korean peninsula, where a border drawn after WWII split the country into North and South. When the North Korean army crossed...
20) Disgusting Jobs
Clock in and hold your nose! In this title, readers will get a close-up look at all sorts of disgusting jobs through vivid images, infographics, sidebars, and more.
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