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Craig & Fred Young Readers' Edition - A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How TheyRescued Each Other (Paperback): Craig Grossi Craig & Fred Young Readers' Edition - A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How TheyRescued Each Other (Paperback)
Craig Grossi
R138 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R25 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A heartwarming story of a stray dog and a U.S. Marine who met under the unlikeliest circumstances in Afghanistan--and who changed each other's lives forever. As part of an elite team of Marines, Craig Grossi was sent on his most dangerous assignment to the Sangin District of Afghanistan. He expected to face harsh conditions and violence from Taliban fighters. What he didn't expect was to meet a stray dog, with a big goofy head and little legs--a dog all on his own, filthy and covered in bugs, in a bomb-ridden district, but who carried himself with confidence. And even though the Marines have a rule against approaching strays, Craig couldn't help but offer some food and a pat--and was shocked when the dog wagged his tail. From that moment on, they were inseparable; whether out on missions or back at the base, the dog named Fred went along. When the time came for Craig to leave Afghanistan, he knew that Fred had to leave with him no matter what. And as Craig tried to get acclimated to civilian life, Fred was there for him. This book tells the inspiring story of two friends who ultimately rescued each other, and the stubborn positivity and love that continue to shape their world.

Vietnam War: An Interactive Modern History Adventure (Paperback): Michael Burgan Vietnam War: An Interactive Modern History Adventure (Paperback)
Michael Burgan
R136 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R24 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It s the 1960s, and the Vietnam War is raging. You find yourself in the midst of the turmoil. Will you: Enlist in the Marines and volunteer to go to war? Join your fellow young Americans eager to protest the war? Be a young Vietnamese man forced to choose between the communist North and the capitalist South? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to jail, to the jungles of Vietnam, or even to death."

Fighter Planes - Inside Battle Machines (Paperback): Rob Ives Fighter Planes - Inside Battle Machines (Paperback)
Rob Ives
R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A History of US: The First Americans: A History of US Book One (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Joy Hakim A History of US: The First Americans: A History of US Book One (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joy Hakim
R315 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.
Thousands of years--way before Christopher Columbus set sail--wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime Hunt seals with the Inuit; harvest corn on a cliff-top mesa; hunt the mighty buffalo; and set sail with Leif Erickson, Columbus, and all the early great explorers--Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Henry the Navigator, and more--in this brilliantly told story of America before it was America.
About the Series:
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.

Surprising Facts about Being an Air Force Airman (Hardcover): Kristin J Russo Surprising Facts about Being an Air Force Airman (Hardcover)
Kristin J Russo
R532 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R57 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Great Battles for Boys - Ancients to Middle Ages (Paperback): Joe Giorello Great Battles for Boys - Ancients to Middle Ages (Paperback)
Joe Giorello
R227 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R32 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Deep-Cover Spies and Double-Crossers of the Cold War (Paperback): Rebecca Langston-George Deep-Cover Spies and Double-Crossers of the Cold War (Paperback)
Rebecca Langston-George
R228 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R54 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explores the lives and daring deeds of spies during the Cold War, using photos, original sources, maps, timelines and little-known facts.

Split History of the Battles of Lexington and Concord: A Perspectives Flip Book (Paperback): Michael Burgan Split History of the Battles of Lexington and Concord: A Perspectives Flip Book (Paperback)
Michael Burgan
R175 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R11 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Secret Agents! Sharks! Ghost Armies! - World War II (Paperback): Laurie Calkhoven Secret Agents! Sharks! Ghost Armies! - World War II (Paperback)
Laurie Calkhoven; Illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti
R97 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R18 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Animals Go To War: From Dogs to Dolphins (Hardcover): Connie Goldsmith Animals Go To War: From Dogs to Dolphins (Hardcover)
Connie Goldsmith
R700 R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Save R42 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
What Are We Fighting For? (Macmillan Poetry) - New Poems About War (Paperback, Unabridged edition): Roger Stevens, Brian Moses What Are We Fighting For? (Macmillan Poetry) - New Poems About War (Paperback, Unabridged edition)
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
R115 R85 Discovery Miles 850 Save R30 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What Are We Fighting For? explores the concept of war in a brilliantly accessible way for younger readers. Fascinating and moving in equal measure, there are poems about incredibly brave dogs, cats and pigeons; the Christmas truce of WWI when soldiers played football in No Man's Land; poems about rationing and what it was like to be an evacuee, poems about modern warfare and the reality of war today; plus lots of amazing true historical facts. This cross-curricular poetry book is a brilliant way to get young readers thinking about both the historical and philosophical aspects of war.

Home Front Girl - A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America (Paperback): Joan Wehlen Morrison Home Front Girl - A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America (Paperback)
Joan Wehlen Morrison; Edited by Susan Signe Morrison
R303 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R92 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Guts & Glory: The American Revolution (Hardcover): Ben Thompson Guts & Glory: The American Revolution (Hardcover)
Ben Thompson
R352 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
World War II - From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb (Paperback): Diane Taylor World War II - From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb (Paperback)
Diane Taylor; Illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh
R345 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R26 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why did the world find itself immersed in another global conflict only two decades after World War I? World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb introduces kids ages 12 to 15 to the political, military, and cultural forces that shook the globe from 1939 to 1945 and beyond. Germany suffered terribly after World War I, due to the harsh repercussions imposed on the country with the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Hitler and the Nazi party, with their extremist views on racial superiority and their eagerness to erase certain ethnicities and cultures through systemic murder, found a country ready to rise up and conquer weaker nations. Totalitarianism wasn't limited to Germany, however. The Axis countries of Italy and Japan also saw opportunities to overcome surrounding nations. The early events of the 1940s convinced the Allied countries of France, Britain, Russia, and the United States to join forces against the aggressor nations. World War II invites middle school students to examine the events leading up to, during, and after WWII and the repercussions of these events on populations around the world. Readers learn about Germany's invasion of Poland and the resulting domino fall of events that engaged several countries and eventually caused the deaths of 60 million people, including 40 million civilians. They also see how the dark side of Hitler's ideology was always present, eventually resulting in the Holocaust, the systematic murder of 11 million people, including 6 million Jews and other populations. Through primary sources, essential questions, and engaging text, readers gain a comprehensive understanding of the politics, the economics, the strategy, and the human experience of this global conflict. They also work to find comparisons and parallels between the world as it was before and during WWII and as it is now. Investigative activities, including deconstructing patriotic songs of the era and examining maps of Europe, Asia, and Africa during different time periods serve as jumping-off points for further critical thinking and explorative inquiry as kids delve into the legacy of World War II. What did the world learn from World War II? Could World War II ever happen again? World War II is one book in a set of four that explore great events of the twentieth century. Inquire and Investigate titles in this set include The Vietnam War; World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb; Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events; and The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon. Nomad Press books in the Inquire & Investigate series integrate content with participation, encouraging older readers to engage in student-directed learning as opposed to teacher-guided instruction. This student-centered approach provides readers with the tools they need to become inquiry-based learners. Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Education all place project-based learning as key building blocks in education. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Consistent with our other series, all of the activities in the books in the Inquire & Investigate series are hands-on, challenging readers to develop and test their own hypotheses, ask their own questions, and formulate their own solutions. In the process, readers learn how to analyze, evaluate, and present the data they collect. As informational texts our books provide key ideas and details from which readers can work out their own inferences. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers. Soon they'll be thinking like scientists by questioning things around them and considering new approaches

A Kids' Guide to the American Revolution (Paperback): Kathleen Krull A Kids' Guide to the American Revolution (Paperback)
Kathleen Krull; Illustrated by Anna DiVito
R140 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R24 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Port Chicago 50 - Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights (Paperback): Steve Sheinkin The Port Chicago 50 - Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights (Paperback)
Steve Sheinkin
R257 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
World War II - From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb (Hardcover): Diane Taylor World War II - From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb (Hardcover)
Diane Taylor; Illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh
R434 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R40 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why did the world find itself immersed in another global conflict only two decades after World War I? World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb introduces kids ages 12 to 15 to the political, military, and cultural forces that shook the globe from 1939 to 1945 and beyond. Germany suffered terribly after World War I, due to the harsh repercussions imposed on the country with the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Hitler and the Nazi party, with their extremist views on racial superiority and their eagerness to erase certain ethnicities and cultures through systemic murder, found a country ready to rise up and conquer weaker nations. Totalitarianism wasn't limited to Germany, however. The Axis countries of Italy and Japan also saw opportunities to overcome surrounding nations. The early events of the 1940s convinced the Allied countries of France, Britain, Russia, and the United States to join forces against the aggressor nations. World War II invites middle school students to examine the events leading up to, during, and after WWII and the repercussions of these events on populations around the world. Readers learn about Germany's invasion of Poland and the resulting domino fall of events that engaged several countries and eventually caused the deaths of 60 million people, including 40 million civilians. They also see how the dark side of Hitler's ideology was always present, eventually resulting in the Holocaust, the systematic murder of 11 million people, including 6 million Jews and other populations. Through primary sources, essential questions, and engaging text, readers gain a comprehensive understanding of the politics, the economics, the strategy, and the human experience of this global conflict. They also work to find comparisons and parallels between the world as it was before and during WWII and as it is now. Investigative activities, including deconstructing patriotic songs of the era and examining maps of Europe, Asia, and Africa during different time periods serve as jumping-off points for further critical thinking and explorative inquiry as kids delve into the legacy of World War II. What did the world learn from World War II? Could World War II ever happen again? World War II is one book in a set of four that explore great events of the twentieth century. Inquire and Investigate titles in this set include The Vietnam War; World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb; Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events; and The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon. Nomad Press books in the Inquire & Investigate series integrate content with participation, encouraging older readers to engage in student-directed learning as opposed to teacher-guided instruction. This student-centered approach provides readers with the tools they need to become inquiry-based learners. Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Education all place project-based learning as key building blocks in education. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Consistent with our other series, all of the activities in the books in the Inquire & Investigate series are hands-on, challenging readers to develop and test their own hypotheses, ask their own questions, and formulate their own solutions. In the process, readers learn how to analyze, evaluate, and present the data they collect. As informational texts our books provide key ideas and details from which readers can work out their own inferences. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers. Soon they'll be thinking like scientists by questioning things around them and considering new approaches

Voices from the Second World War - Stories of War as Told to Children of Today (Hardcover): Candlewick Press Voices from the Second World War - Stories of War as Told to Children of Today (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press
R524 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R100 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Pearl Harbor (Paperback): Nancy Ohlin Pearl Harbor (Paperback)
Nancy Ohlin; Illustrated by Roger Simo
R115 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R22 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Events That Changed the Course of History - The Story of the Wwi Armistice 100 Years Later (Hardcover): Rachel Basinger Events That Changed the Course of History - The Story of the Wwi Armistice 100 Years Later (Hardcover)
Rachel Basinger
R651 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R75 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The U.S. Air Force (Hardcover): Matt Doeden The U.S. Air Force (Hardcover)
Matt Doeden
R515 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The U.S. Army (Hardcover): Matt Doeden The U.S. Army (Hardcover)
Matt Doeden
R515 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R53 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The U.S. Air Force (Paperback): Matt Doeden The U.S. Air Force (Paperback)
Matt Doeden
R133 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R8 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Surprising Facts about Being a Marine (Hardcover): Kristin J Russo Surprising Facts about Being a Marine (Hardcover)
Kristin J Russo
R532 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R57 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Surprising Facts about Being an Army Soldier (Hardcover): Kristin J Russo Surprising Facts about Being an Army Soldier (Hardcover)
Kristin J Russo
R532 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R57 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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