May 17, 2021 | Michelle
Have you ever wanted to see the Great Pyramids of Egypt? What about the Amazon River? Or the Great Wall of China? While it is difficult to travel to so many far off places, we have some amazing books you can read that can transport you there in your imagination. Someday you may stand at the foot of the Parthenon in Greece, but for now fill your mind with images, stories, and facts of places far away and in your own backyard.
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In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, the telegram arrived: "Proceeding to Antarctic - Roald Amundsen." What was to be an expedition had become a race. One hundred and eight years later, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. Then came the Instagram message: "On Nov. 1, I depart for the ice - Colin O'Brady." What was to be a journey had become a race. For fans of Michael Tougias' The Finest Hours, this gripping tale of two history-making moments is perfect for budding scientists, survivalists, and thrill seekers.
Tells the true story of Peace Pilgrim, a female activist and spiritual leader who sacrificed everything to travel by foot around America promoting peace.
Presents the life of Chinese explorer, Zheng He, his friendship with the emperor, and the voyages that established China as a global power.
Current day kids Annie and Nico travel back to--ancient Egypt. That's about 4,500 years ago, when the world's largest pyramid was built, The Great Pyramid of It's also called the Pyramid of Cheops because it was built for the Pharaoh Cheops, who wanted to buried in it when he died.
The inspiring true story of Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909.
Introduces the Congo rain forest, describing how large it is, the unique plants and animals that live there, and why conserving the Congo is so important.
The author of Cloth Lullaby and the illustrator of When Green Becomes Tomatoes depicts Anne-France Dautheville’s hazardous 1973 journey through remarkable world cultures, in a picture book biography of the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world.
The east Asian nation of South Korea is a land of gorgeous natural landscapes, with green forests, towering mountains, and ocean beaches. It is also a land of sprawling, modern cities. Readers will meet up with Wook-jin and Yu-na, their local guides, as they explore everything South Korea has to offer. They'll learn about the country's history, culture, typical lifestyles, and more.
Travel is all about adventure. It's about trying new things and meeting new people. This book shows you how to be a confident and happy traveler, whether you are going to your grandma's house just a few hours away or you're making a trek across the world. Filled with fun quizzes, smart safety tips, and cool trivia, this book will help you get ready for a lifetime of adventure!