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BISAC Subject JNF025000

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General

From Marbles to Video Games: How Toys Have Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many kids play video games or ride on skateboards. But long ago, these fun activities didn’t exist. Kids rode around on roller skates. They played games with jacks and marbles. What other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: 790.1'33

From the Model T to Hybrid Cars: How Transportation Has Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many people travel long distances by airplane. Some drive hybrid cars powered by gasoline and electricity. But long ago, most people took long trips by boat or train. They drove gas-powered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 388

From Typewriters to Text Messages: How Communication Has Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many people use cell phones and e-mail to communicate with others. But long ago, these tools didn’t exist. All phone calls traveled through wires. And people used machines called typewriters… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 302.2

From Washboards to Washing Machines: How Homes Have Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many people store food in refrigerators and clean clothes in washing machines. But long ago, these tools didn’t exist. Big blocks of ice kept food cold. And people scrubbed clothes on long… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: 640

Gangsters, Bootleggers, and Bandits

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Villains

Robbery, smuggling, gambling—gangsters did it all. Find out the true stories of the United States' most feared hoodlums and mob bosses. Learn how a two-bit car thief built a criminal empire—an Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 364.1092'273
Spring 2020

Great Engineering Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 620/.00452
Spring 2020

Great Invention Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 609
Spring 2020

Great Medicine Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Explore some of history's biggest failures in medicine—from bloodletting to early remedies—and how some of those failures eventually led to success. Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 610.9
Spring 2020

Great Science Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Science is all about the pursuit of knowledge. But sometimes that pursuit leads scientists down the wrong path, and things can go spectacularly wrong! Learn about some of the biggest fails in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 509
Spring 2020

Great Sports Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 796
Spring 2020

Great Technology Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. But new tech doesn't always catch on right away, or even work like it's supposed to. In fact, the history of technology is filled with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 609

Homes Past and Present

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Past and Present

From candle-lit cottages to electricity-filled houses, this carefully leveled text compares and contrasts homes of the past to homes of the present. Colorful photographs engage young readers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: 392.3/6

Home Then and Now

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Then and Now

Presents a brief look at how homes in the United States have changed over the years. Read More →

  • Dewey: 306.85'0973

How to Live Like a Medieval Knight

From the Series How to Live Like...

Step inside the lord's castle where Sir Gilbert is training to become a knight. Find out what it takes to survive and succeed in these times of chivalry and danger as he teaches you how to:… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 909.07

How to Live Like an Aztec Priest

From the Series How to Live Like...

It's the year 1492, the height of the Aztec Empire, and Ten Vulture is learning to become a priest—and a deadly warrior. On his adventures, he has to learn a secret language and rituals and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 972/.01

How to Live Like an Egyptian Mummy Maker

From the Series How to Live Like...

Travel down the Nile and into the heart of an ancient tomb with young Neferu, who is training to mummify a great pharaoh. Look over his shoulder to witness the dog-headed Anubis weighing the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 393/.30932

How to Live Like a Roman Gladiator

From the Series How to Live Like...

Meet Felix, captured in Gaul in 180 CE and taken to Rome to train as a gladiator. He'll show you what it takes to survive these harsh, epic times as he introduces you to: ● gladiator school… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 796.80937

How to Live Like a Samurai Warrior

From the Series How to Live Like...

At the age of five, Takeshi joins the other youngsters in a samurai's castle to train as a noble fighter. Join him in action as he fires arrows while riding on horseback and defeats three… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 952/.025

How to Live Like a Stone-Age Hunter

From the Series How to Live Like...

Team up with Dar, who lived around 15,000 years ago in the late Stone Age. Find out what it takes to survive in prehistoric times as he teaches you how to: ● trap animals ● make fire ●… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 930.1/2

How to Live Like a Viking Warrior

From the Series How to Live Like...

Join Olaf the young Viking on a voyage of discovery around his world. Learn how to survive in those tough, adventurous times as he teaches you how to: ● train for battle ● choose your… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 948.1'014

How to Live Like... — eBook Set

From the Series How to Live Like...

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Travel "long ago and far away" to see what daily life in an interesting time and place was like. Readers will interact with a friendly kid narrator to discover what types of work they would… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $341.20
  • Your Price: $255.90
  • 8 titles

How to Live Like... — Library Bound Set

From the Series How to Live Like...

Set

Travel "long ago and far away" to see what daily life in an interesting time and place was like. Readers will interact with a friendly kid narrator to discover what types of work they would… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $223.92
  • Your Price: $167.94
  • 8 titles

Incredible History Trivia: Fun Facts and Quizzes

From the Series Trivia Time! (Alternator Books ® )

Did you know that the longest-ruling monarch's reign lasted for more than 82 years? Or that President Abraham Lincoln used to hide important documents inside his hat? Fun facts like these… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 030

Is That a Fact? Audisee® eBooks with Audio Bundle (Multi-User) — Audisee® eBook with Audio Set

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Set

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through… Read More →

  • Audisee® eBook with Audio
  • List Price: $279.90
  • Your Price: $209.93
  • 6 titles