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BISAC Subject JNF051000

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)

Velociraptor

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts

Velociraptor was a scrappy scavenger. Did you know it was only about the size of a chicken? Learn about what scientists know about velociraptors in the 21st century. Diagrams, a photo… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 567.912

Vibrations Make Sound

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Light and Sound

Young readers will learn how vibrations make sound that we can hear in this accessible, photo-filled book. Simple text and vibrant photos bring basic science concepts to life and encourage… Read More →

  • Lexile: 320
  • ATOS: 1.4
  • Dewey: 534

Water Can Be . . .

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

Water can be a . . . • Thirst quencher • Kid drencher • Cloud fluffer • Fire snuffer Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year. Read More →

  • Lexile: 310
  • Dewey: 553.7

Weather and Climate through Infographics

From the Series Super Science Infographics

Trying to breeze through weather and climate facts just might cause a brain freeze! You're showered with details about extreme temperatures (Earth's record high is 134°F and record low is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 551.6

Weather Clues in the Sky: Clouds

From the Series Bel the Weather Girl

Look! The sky is getting cloudy. Does that mean light rain, a thunderstorm, or just an overcast day? Dylan hopes their soccer game won't be rained out. Bel the Weather Girl helps her friends… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 551.57'6
Fall 2019

Weird Dinosaurs

From the Series My Favorite Dinosaurs

Meet fascinating dinosaurs sure to be favorites, from the show-stopping Spinosaurus—the largest walking predator from the dinosaur era—all the way to the weird-looking Stegosaurus. Readers… Read More →

Whales

From the Series Animal Lives

Learn all about the amazing world of whales, and follow their lives from calf to adult. Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 599.5

What Is a Gas?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Gas? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a discription of gases, and examples of how gases can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 530.4'3

What Is a Liquid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Liquid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of liquids, and examples of how liquids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 530.4'2

What Is a Scientist?

From the Series What Is...?

Simple text and full-color photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 502.3

What Is a Solid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Solid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of solids, and examples of how solids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6

When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: And Other Poems about the Frozen Continent

Icebergs brighten as the sky peels itself of darkness and stretches awake. . . . Welcome, Summer. We've been waiting for you. Experience summer like you've never experienced it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 508.989

Where Does Food Come From?

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

Most young children consider the local supermarket the source for their food, and quite logically so. Urban children are especially uninformed when it comes to knowing what food looks like in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 664

Woolly Mammoth

From the Series Bumba Books ® — Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts

What if elephants were covered with thick hair? Such a creature existed until about 4,000 years ago! Learn more about the giant, tusked woolly mammoth, which coexisted with humans until it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • ATOS: 1.6
  • Dewey: 569/.67

Wounded Brains: True Survival Stories

From the Series Powerful Medicine

• A triathlon athlete has part of her skull removed to relieve the pressure on her injured brain after a car accident. • A soldier, wounded by a mortar explosion in Iraq, works with doctors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 617.4'81044

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 614'.17

Yellowstone National Park

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Did you know that Yellowstone National Park has more geysers and hot springs than anywhere else on Earth? The geyser called Old Faithful shoots boiling water 130 feet (40 meters) into the air! Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 978.7'52

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead

Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 578.6'5