Our Heroes in History series introduces early readers to heroes in American history. Some are well known, such as Ben Franklin. Others are much less known, such as Rebecca Motte. This series is aimed at second graders (ages 6-8).
Buzz Aldrin is an American superstar. He gained fame as a former astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon. His military accomplishments are many. However, he was more than an astronaut. Buzz was also a husband and father, a book author, and a spokesperson for the space program. Find out more about this space hero in this 15-minute children's biography. Ages 10 and up. Reading Level: 6.9
A bright red airplane sat on the airfield. It gleamed like a shiny big apple! A young female pilot stood beside the plane. It was hers. She was going to fly it that day, so she was doing the final checks before her flight. She needed to make sure the plane was safe to fly. It had to make it all the way to Paris, France. Find out if Amelia makes it in this exciting 15-Minute book. RL: 2.5
The night was dark. There was no moon. There was no light from stars in the sky. On the ocean under this dark sky was a boat. Sailors were on board. The boat’s name was PT109. PT stands for Patrol Torpedo Boat. The sailors on board the boat were very worried. A young sailor named John Kennedy was also aboard. Find out how Kennedy saves his crew in this 15-minute Heroes in History book. RL: 2.3
Some heroes walk on two feet! But there are some heroes who walk on four! This is the story of a four legged hero who saved many lives. He was a puppy who came to be known as "Sergeant Stubby." Stubby was found by soldiers training in the yard of Yale College. They were training to go to war! Children's book. Reading Level: 2.6.