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Arnie and the Skateboard Gang

When Arnie is challenged to skateboard down a dangerous hill, he has to decide how far he is willing to go to be "cool." Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Arnie Goes to Camp

Arnie is sure that he won't survive summer sleepaway camp; but when he arrives he is surprised to find that camp is not at all what he expected. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

A Rock Can Be . . .

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

Rocks may seem like boring, static objects—until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes. Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 552
Fall 2019

A Royal Mess

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

Queen Fluff takes a trip to see the other bunnies in the kingdom. She expects ten course meals and beautiful burrows. Will they meet her lavish demands, or will she get a slice of humble pie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 428.6/2

Artful Reading

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

Bob Raczka has introduced countless children to the pleasures of looking at art. In this book, he adds a new element to the experience–the joy of reading. You’ll see all kinds of readers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 250
  • Dewey: 700'.557

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
Fall 2019

A Scarf and a Half

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Orange (Early Bird Stories ™)

Granny Mutton loves to knit, but her grandson Little Lionel is not impressed by his overly long scarf. Luckily Lionel's friends find lots of fun things they can do with a scarf and a half!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • Dewey: 428.6/2
Spring 2019

A Scarf for Keiko

It's 1942. Sam's class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Keiko is a good knitter, but some kids at school don't want anything to do with her because the Japanese… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [E]

A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about Time

From the Series Math Is CATegorical ®

The zany CATegorical cats introduce the measurement of time, from seconds, minutes, and hours up to decades. Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable bring their winning teamwork to this playful, fun… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 529

A Secret Keeps

Before a weekend visit to his grandparents' farm, a little boy discovers that his grandpa has a secret waiting for him. "Grampa, what’s the secret," he asks, but all Grampa will say is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Asia

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Continents

Describes the landscapes, geology, weather, oceans, coastlines, air, soil, plants, animals, and people of the continent of Asia. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 915

Ask Mia: Pictographs

From the Series Math Matters ®

Mia's bossy attitude causes a staff revolt at the school newspaper! Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: [E]

A Slimy Story: Earthworms

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

Slimy! Yucky! Wriggly! Dan is grossed out by earthworms until one of them hitches a ride in his pocket—and creates a sensation in school! Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]

A Snowstorm Shows Off: Blizzards

From the Series Bel the Weather Girl

Wow! A snowstorm on a school day turns into a blizzard. Cody is afraid he could be stuck in school until summer! Bel the Weather Girl helps her friends understand what makes some snowstorms… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 551.55'5

A Snowy Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Weather

This book provides activities for a snowy day, and summarizes the signs and effects of snow. Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.57'84

A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters: Concrete Poems

What might you see if you swam in the sea? Dive on in to encounter everything from dolphins and octopuses to sea turtles and squirrel fish. This clever book features concrete poems about a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette—a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'85092
Fall 2019

As Quiet as a Mouse

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

Edgar keeps waking up his new baby sister, but he can't help being noisy. Luckily, his friend Ruby has an idea! Can Edgar learn to be as quiet as a mouse? This story about Edgar the elephant… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • Dewey: 428.6/2

A Star in My Orange: Looking for Nature's Shapes

Have you ever seen a star in an orange? Or branches in a feather? Or the swirl of a wave? Or little shapes on a fish's scales? Look closely at the shapes you'll discover in this book. Then… Read More →

  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 516

Astrological Signs: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

From the Series Mind Games

What's your astrological sign? Could it influence your decision-making, your personality, or your future? Horoscopes, birth charts, and other zodiac tools can tell you a lot about who you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: 133.5/4

Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 629.45/0092 [B]

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.450092 [B]

Astronaut Mae Jemison

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.450092

Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him. Tyson… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 523.01092