Hernando de Soto was one of the greatest Spanish explorers in history. He helped to discover much of present-day southeast America and was even the first European to see the mighty Mississippi River! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.