Learn about Authors and Illustrators

Just what does an author do? How about an illustrator? And who can do these interesting jobs? Find the answers to these questions and more in this book all about the people who...

Share Your Book Report

You just read a wonderful book! Are you ready to share what you learned? How can you tell your friends what you loved about the story? This book will tell you all about writing...

South Sudan

After decades of war, South Sudan became an independent country in 2011. Though its people face struggles as they build their new nation, they do have reason for national pride....

Chile

Chile is a long, narrow country that stretches along the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of South America. It has many different landscapes, including the Atacama, the driest...

Afghanistan

Afghanistan borders seven different countries and is a connection point for East, South, West, and Central Asia. It has long been a center of trade and culture, with many...

Pripyat: The Chernobyl Ghost Town

Most people in Pripyat never expected the day to come when they’d have to flee for their lives. The Soviet Union boasted about the safety of the nuclear city. But in 1986, one...

Craco: The Medieval Ghost Town

Craco’s historical happenings hint at a curse. The town faced a plague, then war, then earthquakes and landslides. In the end, the natural disasters dealt the final blow,...

Do Your Research

How can you find out things you don't know? What is a just-right question? What are sources? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this book about how to find, gather,...

Ghosts at Sea

Some sailors come back to land full of ghost stories about cursed crews or flaming ships. But do they truly sail the seas? Or are they just tricks of the mind? Find out for...

Ghosts in Prisons

People have reported hearing footsteps and seeing shadowy figures at prisons that have been empty for years. Could phantom inmates still roam the halls? Read eerie stories from...

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