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BISAC Subject JNF051000

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

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