Adventure / Biography



The Adventures of Mark Twain, by Huckleberry Finn

Facts and fun join when Twain’s most famous character tells the life story of his creator

more info  



Night Flight (Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic)

It's 1932, and Amelia ventures into the skies against great odds

more info  



One Giant Leap

A dramatic "you-are-there" story of the famous 1969 moon landing by American astronauts

more info  



Abraham Lincoln Comes Home

A story of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train as seen through the eyes of a young boy and his father

more info  



Fly, Cher Ami, Fly!

An exciting story of how a carrier pigeon helped rescue an American battalion in World War I

more info  



Napoleon: The Story of the Little Corporal

A lively, quote-filled biography detailing the rise and fall of one of history's greatest conqueror-rulers

more info  




Tiger of the Snows
Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest


A poetic celebration of the life of Sherpa mountain man Tenzing Norgay, this book traces his trail-blazing climb to the top of Mt. Everest with Edmund Hillary

more info  




American Moments

Entertaining and enlightening one-page vignettes featuring the Pilgrims, George Washington, the Wright Brothers, and many more stars of American history

more info  




Amelia Earhart: Free in the Skies

Colorful graphic novel covering highlights in the life of one of America's greatest woman aviators

more info  




Into the air: The Story of the Wright Brothers' First Flight

The story of how the Wright Brothers developed and tested the first airplane - told in a lively graphic novel format

more info  




The Secret of the Great Houdini

In this exciting story about the famous magician, Houdini is dropped into a river - chained in a metal box - and escapes!

more info  




Pandora

In this retelling of the famous myth, curiosity is both a failing and a virtue as Pandora opens the jar and discovers - what?

more info  




Hercules

The greatest hero of them all battles the three-headed monster and wins!

more info  




Black Whiteness

Admiral Richard Byrd braves the Antarctic winter - alone - and survives in this fascinating tale based on Byrd's real experience and augmented with excerpts from his journal entries

more info  




Who Said that? Famous Americans Speak

Fun, flippant and dramatic quotes from famous Americans - from Ben Franklin to Mae West to Muhammad Ali

more info  




Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh

The vivid and compelling story of the first-ever solo flight across the Atlantic

more info  



Sports



Pick-Up (A Full Day of Full Court)


Contains one Burleigh story in a series of young adult stories focusing on a day at a famous New York outdoor basketball court

more info  




Stealing Home
Jackie Robinson: Against All Odds


Pioneering baseball hero Jackie Robinson in action - stealing home and getting away with it - again!

more info  




Play Ball

Young Jorge Posada learns some important lessons about using his special batting talents from his father

more info  




Game Day

Future NFL stars Ronde and Tiki Barber practice together as youngsters to get ready for the championship game

more info  




Goal

A play-by-play account of a soccer game that captures all the poetry and passion of the sport

more info  




Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

This book weaves a classic Babe Ruth homer around the story of his amazing life

more info  




Hoops

How does it feel to dart and dribble? In this book, get the sense of basketball from the inside - action becomes language!

more info  





Art, Poetry, Music




George Bellows: Painter with a Punch

An easy-to-read, fact-and-picture-filled biography of one of America’s great realist artists

more info  



Paul Cezanne: A Painter's Journey

How did this great artist manage to turn defeat into triumph? This book tells the story of the major events and challenges of Cezanne's difficult and rewarding career

more info  




Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light

An eccentric and sensitive painter and his colorful times — brought to vivid life

more info  




Langston's Train Ride

In this book, a lonely train ride leads to the writing of an immortal poem

more info  




Seurat and the Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots

A close-up look at one of the world's great paintings and its innovative creator

more info  




Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream

In this book, Audubon defends the meaning of his life and his art in the form of a poetic, imagined letter to his father

more info  




Looking for Bird in the Big City

The young trumpeter Miles Davis goes to New York City to seek, find - and finally play with - the legendary Charlie Parker

more info  




Edna

Edna St. Vincent Millay lives, dreams and writes of her life in New York - and of a special ferry ride that triggered a wonderful poem

more info  




A Man Named Thoreau

The life story of a strong, gentle man who lived his beliefs to the fullest

more info  





Science




Look Up!

An intriguing and deeply felt biography of one of America’s first woman astronomers

more info  



Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge

A detailed account of one of earth's most powerful natural forces (adapted)

more info  




The Sea: Exploring Life on an Ocean Planet

This book conveys the magic and mystery of the sea in words and beautiful photographs (adapted)

more info  




The Future of the Earth

An impassioned defense of the earth and our responsibility for it (adapted)

more info  




Earth from above for Young Readers

A startlingly beautiful collection of photographs offering a bird's-eye view of the earth (adapted)

more info  




Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest

The how, what, where, and why of your favorite flavor!

more info  





For Younger Children




If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond

Captures a day in the life of America’s great naturalist-philosopher-writer

more info  




Flight of the Last Dragon

A fantasy tale that captures the drama and beauty of a lost dragon world

more info  




Hit the Road, Jack

A wild and crazy ride across America, loosely based on beat novelist Jack Kerouac

more info  



Goodbye, Sheepie

A sensitive story about a father and a son burying their beloved dog

more info  



Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listen to the City

A poetic narrative follows a boy through his day in a noise-filled city

more info  



I Love Going Through This Book

A delightful celebration of reading as a young reader takes a strange trip through the book itself!

more info  




Messenger, Messenger

Meet Calvin Curbhopper, bike messenger, as he takes a wild, crazy, and fun ride through the city on a typical working day

more info  




It's Funny Where Ben's Train Takes Him

In this gentle bedtime story, a fantastical train ride leads Ben through tunnels and past fields of cows to the station called "In-My-Bed!"

more info  





For Adults



The Crossing

A book-length narrative poem about a man confronting his own mortality as he swims across a darkening lake.

more info  



The Triumph of Mittens

A series of comical, yet metaphysical, short poems featuring three unusual characters

more info  






other ART sites design by:  t a l l s k i n n y . c o m