In 1860, the first Pony Express rider set out on a trail from Missouri to California. With him, he carried a special delivery — the first mail ever carried by hand to the West. Over the next eleven days, he and many other riders would endure harsh weather, dangerous animals, and more, but nothing would diminish their unflagging determination and courage. Meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated, Michael P. Spradlin and Layne Johnson's Off Like the Wind! brings to life an adventurous journey, full of suspense and excitement, that celebrates America's can-do attitude and pioneering spirit.
Learning about baseball has never been so much fun! From a pitching Ace to a strike Zone, this energetic alphabet book covers all the bases of America's favorite pastime. Lively, action-packed illustrations will take readers right into the stands to root, root, root for the home team. So put on your favorite team Jersey and get ready for the Ballpark... because Baseball from A to Z is one Home run you don't want to miss.
Daniel Boone's Great Escape tells the dramatic story of Boone’s capture by Shawnee Indians and his eventual escape. While evading capture in a desperate run to freedom, Boone traveled 160 miles through a primeval forest in just four days time. His heroic act gave the settlers at Boonesboro time to prepare for the coming Shawnee attack. Illustrated by Ard Hoyt.
Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen is a rough riding romp through the 200 year history of these world famous lawmen. From their earliest days patrolling the Texas frontier, to defending the Alamo, to chasing down scofflaws in the Texas oil boomtowns, the Texas Rangers have a unique and fascinating history. Illustrated by Roxie Munro.
The Legend of Blue Jacket tells the story of 16-year-old Marmaduke Van Swearingen, a colonial boy captured by Shawnee Indians in the late 18th century. Adopted into their tribe, he lives the rest of his life as a Shawnee warrior and eventually becomes known to history as the war chief Blue Jacket. It’s an ideal book for history and social studies curriculums. Illustrated by award winning illustrator Ronald Himler.