A Short History of Thanksgiving

Young readers learn about the early traditions which have led to our present-day celebration of Thanksgiving.

A Short History of Valentine's Day

Young readers learn about the early traditions which have led to our present-day celebration of Valentine's Day.

A Short History of Halloween

Young readers learn about the early traditions which have led to our present-day celebration of Halloween.

Castles and Palaces

Most houses have two or three bathrooms. Not a castle or palace! A palace in the country of Brunei has 257 bathrooms! Take a peek inside real royal homes.

Martha Washington

Martha Dandridge Washington became first lady on April 30, 1789. But before she became first lady, she was a wealthy plantation owner with two children to raise. Learn about her...

George W. Bush

George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States. Learn about his childhood, his education, and his leadership after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Mad Scientists The Not-So-Crazy Work of Amazing Scientists

Drinking vomit. Breathing poisonous gasses. Creating two headed dogs. These mad acts aren’t just the stuff  gross out stories and horror movies. They are real things that real...

School Long Ago and Today

What was school like in the days of old? Can you imagine studying in a tiny one-room schoolhouse, writing out lessons on a chalkboard slate? Discover how school life has changed...

A Short History of Christmas

Young readers learn about the early traditions which have led to our present-day celebration of Christmas.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt became first lady on March 4, 1933. But before she lived at the White House, she was a teacher and activist who worked for women's rights. Learn about her...

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