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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

A Princess of Mars

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The American Civil War has just ended and John Carter, a former Confederate soldier, is searching for gold in the West. Instead of discovering riches, he breathes in a strange gas in a cave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1390
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 800

Archenemy

From the Series Counterattack

As a defender for the Fraser High girls soccer team, Addie used to be ready for anything. There was no play she couldn't shut down. But now the biggest threat on the field is one of her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

A Really Awesome Mess

Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland Academy. After his parents' divorce, Justin is on rocky mental ground. But when a handful of Tylenol lands him in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Around the World in Eighty Days

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The eccentric, wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg undertakes a daring wager that he can make it around the world in eighty days. Accompanied by Passepartout—his jack-of-all-trades French… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 006.3

Art Is...

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

When you think of art, do you think of painting and sculpture? Bob Raczka shows us that even these traditional artistic mediums can be created in untraditional ways. Art can also be draped… Read More →

  • Dewey: 701

Ashes

From the Series The Ashes Trilogy

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Worlds Beyond

During the formation of the solar system, not all of the materials in the vast could of dust and gas were used. What happened to the remaining ice, metal, and rock? It formed what became… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5

Asthma

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

More than twenty million people in the United States suffer from asthma, a disease of the lungs. In fact, asthma is the most common serious chronic disease among American children. Any person… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.2'38

A Study in Scarlet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Dr. John Watson, recently returned from military service in Afghanistan, doesn't know what to make of his new roommate. Sherlock Holmes has profound knowledge of soil composition and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

As You Like It

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Members of the royal court escape their problems by running away, only to find themselves in complicated love triangles. Upon the death of their father, Oliver is charged with taking care of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.2
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

A Tale of Two Cities

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

After rescuing her father from prison in Paris, Lucie Manette brings him back home to London. There, she is wooed by two similar-looking men: Charles Darney is a Frenchman recently acquitted… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 9.7
  • Dewey: 823'.8

At All Costs

From the Series The Red Zone

Kyle and Mike share a dream of playing college football. They're both members of the Central High Trojans. And lately their dream is in danger, because Mike has taken some serious hits. A… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Terrible Secret

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

On the only morning of the year that Maggie Alexander sat down to breakfast with her mother, her father and her brother, she wanted to run away. Run away from her house, from her family, from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Atomic Structure, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

What is matter made of? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. The concept of the atom—the tiniest fragment of a substance that still retains the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 539.7

At Risk

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]
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