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Grade 12

American Rock: Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads

From the Series American Music Milestones

A guitarist fires off riffs. A drummer pounds out primal rhythms. Fans scream along to a booming chorus. These are the sounds of rock. When rock 'n' roll first shook up young audiences… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 781.660973

America's Founding Documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Bill of Rights

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Soon after the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence from British rule and became the United States of America. The written word… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1400
  • Dewey: 342.7302/3

A Midsummer Night's Dream

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Hermia's father has given her a seemingly impossible decision: marry Demetrius, a man she doesn't love, or die. Instead, she decides to take fate into her own hands and run off with her true… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.9
  • Dewey: 822.3'3


Here is a house of ruin and rage, of death and deliverance. Here is where I live, not living. Here is always mine. When Connor's family moves to Amity, a secluded house on the peaceful banks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ancient Agricultural Technology: From Sickles to Plows

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient Romans invented a machine to harvest grain? • Farmers in ancient China destroyed the pests that harmed crops by bringing in their natural predators? • The… Read More →

  • Dewey: 630.93

Ancient Communication Technology: From Hieroglyphics to Scrolls

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know that people first used road signs more than 2,000 years ago? Did you know that Ancient Rome had its own postal service? Did you know that Egyptian writers used flakes of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 302.2'2209

Ancient Computing Technology: From Abacuses to Water Clocks

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient cultures measured time accurately with water clocks? • An engineer in the first century B.C. designed an odometer to calculate distance traveled? • People… Read More →

  • Dewey: 510.28'4

Ancient Construction Technology: From Pyramids to Fortresses

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • The ancient Maya built magnificent pyramid-temples? • Ancient Chinese builders created central home heating systems? • One ancient Greek monument was taller than a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 690.093

Ancient Machine Technology: From Wheels to Forges

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient people used bows to drill holes and start fires? • The ancient Chinese built a machine to detect earthquakes? •The ancient Romans operated a factory for milling… Read More →

  • Dewey: 621.8093

Ancient Medical Technology: From Herbs to Scalpels

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Doctors in ancient Peru performed brain surgery? • Ancient Greek doctors ran medical schools? • The ancient Indians knew how to protect people from smallpox? Medical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 610.938

Ancient Transportation Technology: From Oars to Elephants

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • People first used skis more than 8,000 years ago? • The first wheels were used in pottery—not for transportation? • Traffic jams often clogged the streets of ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.04093

Ancient Warfare Technology: From Javelins to Chariots

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • The Scythians used guerrilla warfare more than 2,500 years ago? • The Chinese general Sun-tzu wrote the first military manual in the fourth century B.C.? • Some ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 355.0209'01

Andrew Jackson's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

In 1829 Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States, the first who did not come from a wealthy, east coast family. Jackson led an adventurous—some would say notorious—life Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 973.5'6092
Fall 2018

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24

Anna Karenina

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The beautiful, intelligent Anna Karenina arrives in Moscow to counsel her sister-in-law, Dolly, whose husband, Stiva, has been cheating on her. Anna arrives on the same train as the military… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 800

Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Over eight months worth of planning, hundreds of hours of hard physical training, amassing a team of dedicated crewmates, approaching sponsors and collecting donations—and finally, swimming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920

Annika Sorenstam, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Annika Sorenstam? Well, did you know that: * The first LPGA tournament she ever won was a major—the 1995 U.S. Open? * As a child, she dreamed of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 796.352092
Fall 2018

A Noble Cause

From the Series Suddenly Royal

For as long as she can remember, Alix has dreamed of being a pop star. But near her eighteenth birthday, she learns she is already famous—her parents, who died long ago, were members of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Anorexia and Bulimia

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

"Anorexia, bulimia signal a troubled body and soul" cried a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. These serious eating disorders plague people of all ages, but mostly… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.85'26

Antony and Cleopatra

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men—Octavius Caesar, Lepidus, and Mark Antony—rule the Roman Republic. Antony should be in Rome, helping to stop Pompey's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3/3

An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 364.152'3092

Anxiety Disorders

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Millions of Americans—more than 16 percent of teens and adults—live with some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that include panic disorder, agoraphobia… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 616.85'22

Anywhere but Paradise

Moving from Texas to Hawaii in 1960, 12-year-old Peggy Sue faces a difficult transition when she is bulled as one of the few haole (white) students in her school. This lyrical debut novel is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Late 19th-century Ireland is full of social, political, and religious turmoil. It is in the midst of this strife that Stephen Dedalus grows up. From his struggles with his classmates as a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 823'.912