Caleb MacCrimmons loves to draw, but has to keep his sketchbook hidden in the barn. Whenever he is caught drawing, he gets whipped for “wasting time” instead of doing his chores. When some American soldiers retreating from the defeat in Ogdensburg stop by on their way to the base at Sackets Harbor, they offer Caleb the chance to escape his abusive home life ... and to find himself in the midst of one of the most important battles of the War of 1812.
The Sea Turtle Rescue
The Sea Turtle Rescue. Sea turtles have been swimming the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years, managing to survive in spite of natural predators and even the mass dinosaur extinction. However, their existence is now in jeopardy from human threats. This nine-chapter story by Eric Douglas takes place on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Come along with two young girls and their friends as they help a mother sea turtle and her babies.
The Magical Dinner Table
This adventure tale entertains as it educates readers about the importance of the family dinner. Come along with members of a family who travel through time and space once they begin dining together. Along the way they meet incredibly interesting people such as Franz Kafka and George Washington Carver. They learn history and culture, food lore and other fascinating facts. Most of all, they learn that families who connect share a magical bond that can’t be broken.
The Lost Dispatch
Blending historical fact with modern-day attitude, The Lost Dispatch chronicles a young girl’s eye-opening foray into one of the most tumultuous chapters in our nation’s history: the Civil War. Join Vic as she takes part in a reenactment of the Battle of Perryville and solves a mystery along the way.
Wilbur and Orville Wright were two very famous brothers known around the world as the “Wright Brothers.” Wilbur and younger brother, Orville, invented, built, and flew the first aircraft capable of sustained, powered flight. They also invented, built, and flew the world’s first airplane suitable for practical use. The Wrights had careers as printers, and newspaper editors and publishers.
Join us in learning about these two brothers who were aviation pioneers.
In this sequel to “Tommy and the Guttersnipe,” a brave, resourceful girl triumphs over abuse and the near-slavery of tenement child labor to find her way west on the Orphan Trains. Anna ends up in Denver, where she teams with Tommy and Jake to rescue her adoptive family’s life savings from a land swindler. A comprehensive curriculum guide is available.