This book by William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt is truly an inspiring read. It tells Lord Baden-Powell’s story in two parts: first, his illustrious military career in which he rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General in the British army; then, his post-war vision that became the Boy Scout program. Read he engaged boys in purposeful fun and draw them away from the rough streets of turn-of-the-century England. Learn More
A must-have for fans of this National Geographic "Mysteries In Our National Parks" series, this book also stands alone as a suspenseful survival story.
This series treats readers to the adventures of brother-sister sleuths: Jack and Ashley Landon. Traveling with their mother, Olivia, a wildlife biologist, and their father, Steven, a nature photographer, they visit magnificent National Parks where they always seem to stumble upon a puzzle that only they can solve. These adventures will keep kids on the edge of their seats while they learn about our country’s natural heritage and the role we all have in understanding and protecting it for the future. Learn More
From bear bags and wilderness showers to telling the temperature by counting cricket chirps, this book is packed with know-how to make camping both a breeze… and a blast! Whether you’re planning an overnight in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this super-fun guide is the perfect way for young campers to learn the basics. Learn More
"Cliff-Hanger" weaves Native American folklore, natural science and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. Boy Scout Jack and his sister Ashley are used to visiting national parks with their parents. However, when a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, Jack and Ashley must delve into the park’s history while uncovering the mysterious past of a foster child named Lucky. In a midnight showdown, Jack realizes there’s more to fear than a killer cat! Part of the National Geographic’s Mysteries in the Parks" series, this book features an afterword by Will Morris, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, in which he outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals.
For readers ages 8 and up. 158 pages. Soft cover. Learn More