eBooks for children ages 9 and up

Say What? The REAL Meaning Behind Everyday Expressions from CALLIOPE eBook for children ages 9 to 14 from Cricket Media

Say What? The 'Real' meaning behind everyday expressions

Ever use the expression "the big cheese"? Perhaps a friend used that phrase to refer to you? Wonder who first used the expression ... and why ... and when? Well, read on, Say What? has the answers - along with fun-to-read histories of more than 100 expressions in common use today. Drawn from the popular CALLIOPE world history magazine for kids department "Fun With Words," Say What? is a fascinating read and a great source of fun facts for young readers interested in the roots and origins of expressions. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Realm of Imagination: Favorite Stories from Cricket ebook for children

The Realm of Imagination: Favorite Stories from Cricket

Since its first issue in 1973, Cricket magazine has cherished the goal of bringing the beauty, integrity, and humor of the world’s best stories to children everywhere. In "The Realm of Imagination" you will find realistic stories about kids in America and around the world, as well as inspiring tales of true adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. With comments from Cricket’s irrepressible bug characters, these stories will excite your imagination and curiosity—and often, make you laugh. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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It's All American ebook for children

COBBLESTONE Presents: It's All American

The Statue of Liberty. The Stars and Stripes. The Liberty Bell. Arlington National Cemetery. The Bald Eagle. The Great Seal. Uncle Sam. Mount Rushmore. The White House. "The Star-Spangled Banner." The Declaration of Independence. From enormous monuments to famous objects to patriotic songs, there's quite a selection of symbols that capture the spirit and identity of the United States. In this ebook from COBBLESTONE magazine's, we take a patriotic look at what makes us American and how these national symbols have evolved over time. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Ask Dr Dig: Everything you Need to Know About Archaeology ebook for children

Ask Dr Dig: Everything you Need to Know About Archaeology

Here are the answers to questions you've always wanted to ask about archaeology: what exactly happens on a dig, how the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead, who's buried in bogs and why, how archaeologists figure out the age of ancient finds, why the China's Great Wall is called the world's longest graveyard, what the ancient Greeks and Romans really liked to eat, what's the latest scoop on Otzi the Iceman. And, those are just a few of the 250 questions answered by DIG archaeology magazine's own Dr. Dig. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Who Are the 30 Greatest Americans ebook for children

Who Are the 30 Greatest Americans?

Share the inspirational stories of more than 30 men and women whose contributions changed the course of American history and continue to inspire us! These are people every American ought to know. Some are models of courage, while others acted on their values. Still others left behind inventions and discoveries that changed our country—and often the world—profoundly. Rich with historical photos and original illustrations, COBBLESTONE magazine's ebook of our nation's greatest individuals deserves to be on every young American’s “must-read” list. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Will Aliens Sing? 20 Tales of Tomorrow from ODYSSEY

Will Aliens Sing? 20 Tales of Tomorrow from ODYSSEY

Will Aliens Sing showcases 20 science fiction stories originally published in ODYSSEY science magazine depicting life in a not-too-distant future, where advanced technologies, environmental changes, and aliens in our midst alter the way we live. Each story in the collection features art by award-winning illustrator Ryan Durney. Eight fiction writers from the U.S. and England are represented. Introduction by Seth Shostak, alien hunter and senior astronomer at the SETI Institute. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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The Mysterious Guest
Folktales from Across America from Cricket ebook for children

The Mysterious Guest: Folktales from Across America

Award-winning storyteller Robert D. San Souci takes readers on a journey across America with his retellings of our country's folklore. From Native American origin myths to tales of the wild, wild West, San Souci's nine stories, which originally appeared in the acclaimed world cultures magazine FACES, are sure to entertain and delight. Colorful illustrations bring the stories to life. Kids and grown-ups alike will love these tales. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Brain Strain: 73 puzzles from ODYSSEY ebook for children from Cricket Media

Brain Strain: 73 puzzles from ODYSSEY

Take a rollercoaster ride through an unpredictable universe of brain teasers! Originally published in ODYSSEY science magazine, these 73 puzzles meld art, science, mathematics, computers, and much, much more in an attempt to expand your mind. Each teaser is illustrated and requires no specialized knowledge solve, just the willingness to break a mental sweat and stretch your abilities. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Thomas Alva Edison: American Wizard ebook for children

Thomas Alva Edison: American Wizard

Best remembered for the incandescent lightbulb, Edison's credited with over 1,000 patented inventions, among which are included the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and the talking doll (not all of his inventions were successes!). His "Invention Factory" provided an environment in which young inventors could tinker and test ideas.  Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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In a Word, eBook for children

In a Word: 750 Words and Their Fascinating Stories and Origins

A compilation of hundreds of word stories and histories that have appeared in CALLIOPE magazine during the last 15 years. Each word or phrase that we use today had a beginning - and a story behind it. In fact, many current words date back to ancient times. Some words keep the same meaning from Day One. Other words, however, travel through time and evolve - taking on new characteristics, new meanings, and fascinating tales of people, places, and times long ago. In a Word contains more than 500 word origins written in a witty, short-story style. Many of the words are accompanied by "fun facts," which provide details to a word's history and usage. Humorous illustrations by artist Tom Lopes showcase many of the words' visual connections. Suggested for ages 9 to 14

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Young Heroes of the North and South ebook for children

Young Heroes of the North and South: Cobblestone's Civil War Series

Tells the story of the many brave and courageous children who participated in the Civil War - from the home front and on the battlefield. Young people helped in the war effort by raising money for food and clothing, assisted on farms, and helped nurse wounded soldiers. Other young people served as spies and marched into battle as drummer boys and soldiers. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.

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Nation at War Civil War ebook for children

Nation at War: Stories from the Civil War

Wouldn't it be exciting to relive the Civil War through the eyes of those who were actually there? Well, now you can. Nation at War explores the beginnings of the War Between the States through encounters of the photographers and writers who captured the events. You will experience the thrilling and perilous roles women and children played in the war as spies, messengers, and musicians. And, children will delight to see how animal mascots made the horrors of war bearable. Volume 9 in COBBLESTONE magazine's Civil War Series. Suggested for ages 9 to 14

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Anthology: Realistic Fiction from Cicada ebook for children

Anthology: Realistic Fiction from Cicada

Have you ever found love in a Laundromat? Made awkward conversation with Dad's new girlfriend? Have you ever challenged the status quo, adopted a humpback whale, or scored the winning basket? From the pages of CICADA, the groundbreaking literary magazine for young adults, come 15 stories that bring the teen experience to life - love, loss, music, sports, high school, college, and all the moments in between. These stories were originally published in CICADA magazine, a Cricket Magazine Group publication. Suggested for teens and young adults.

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