Fifteen-year-old Paul Jennings looked out the window of the President's House. America was at war with Britain, and British soldiers were marching toward Washington. Terrified people were fleeing the city. But Paul was not going to join them yet. He was a slave who belonged to President Madison and his wife, Dolley. Dolley did not want to leave until her husband returned from the battlefront. Paul stayed by her side, helping her pack up official papers and belongings. Finally, they could wait no longer. But there was one more treasure they had to save. Were they too late?
When Arly's friend Floyd Collins is trapped by falling rocks in Sand Cave, Arly rushes to help. Arly runs errands for the workers, but he feels that he should be doing more. It is a race against time, so Arly decides to try to make his way through the collapsed cave to help his friend--but he ends up in danger himself.
Some folks say John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. He sure loved to pound things and his muscles were harder than rocks. At work, John laid down tracks for the railroad company. The earth shook when he swung down his heavy hammers. John was stronger than the strongest worker, but was he stronger than a machine? Find out in this powerful tale.
Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it was up--soaring into the strong winds before plunging back to the ground. The flight of the Flyer had lasted only a few seconds, but it had flown! This historic 12-second ride will always be remembered as the first engine-powered flight. Young Johnny Moore was one of only five witnesses to Wilbur and Orville Wright's magical first. This is the story of that first flight and of the young boy who helped the ...
What happens when a harbor seal pup is abandoned like Sidney was? She was on the verge of starvation when some helpful humans stepped in to make sure she would live to become a healthy, happy seal. Discover the exciting events that happen to seal pups as you watch Sidney eat, play, and grow.
Do you know why sea horses cling to underwater objects with their tails? Or did you know that sea horses grow in a pouch on their father's body, not their mother's? In Clinging Sea Horses, readers will learn the techniques sea horses use to stay alive. Stunning underwater photography brings to life the incredible lives of these unique fish.