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Craco: The Medieval Ghost Town

Craco’s historical happenings hint at a curse. The town faced a plague, then war, then earthquakes and landslides. In the end, the natural disasters dealt the final blow, causing Craco to… More →

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Abandoned Places

Series of 10 titles

Where did everyone go? This series explores the history or mystery behind the world’s most famous ghost towns and other abandoned sites. Curious readers will sort through reasons or theories… More →

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Pripyat: The Chernobyl Ghost Town

Most people in Pripyat never expected the day to come when they’d have to flee for their lives. The Soviet Union boasted about the safety of the nuclear city. But in 1986, one of the town’s… More →

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Machu Picchu: The Lost Civilization

The city in the clouds, Machu Picchu, has an air of mystery surrounding it. Historians know the site belonged to the Inca Empire, but they do not know much else. In this book, reluctant… More →

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Roanoke: The Lost Colony

The word Croatoan carved onto a post and the letters “CRO” scratched onto a tree. What do these two clues reveal about Roanoke’s missing English colonists? Interested students can sort… More →

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Gettysburg

The town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the site of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Since then, it has been the location of countless ghost stories. From ghostly children at More →

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The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “a date which will live in infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor pulled the United States into World War II. Young readers will feel the impact… More →

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The Challenger Explosion

After successfully going into space nine times, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds into its tenth mission. Many people saw the blast happen on television! Find out what… More →

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RMS Queen Mary

Built as an ocean liner for the rich and famous, this huge ship also transported troops in World War II. These days it serves as a hotel and museum for thousands of guests—several of whom may More →

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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, leading to the biggest offshore oil spill ever in the United States. The explosion was visible for 35 miles! Readers will watch workers… More →

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The Apollo 13 Mission

Shooting for the moon, the Apollo 13 mission had to be aborted when an oxygen tank aboard the shuttle exploded in space. This left the astronauts with limited power, heat, and water! Watch… More →

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The Titanic Disaster

As one of the most devastating shipwrecks in history, the sinking of RMS Titanic killed more than 1,500 passengers. There were only enough lifeboats for about one third of the people on… More →

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