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Grade 2

Urban Biologist Danielle Lee

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 570.92

Usain Bolt

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Usain Bolt has been the fastest runner in the world since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Back then, the Jamaican sprinter won gold medals and set world records in three running… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Use a Pulley: Simple Machines–Pulleys

From the Series Science Storybooks

Grandfather gave some jobs to a lazy boy. The clever boy came up with ideas to make the jobs easier. Let's find out how the boy used pulleys. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 530

Used Any Numbers Lately?

Have you used any numbers this week? You might be trying to remember when you last did a math problem—but think again! Have you made a phone call? Have you written someone’s address? Have you… Read More →

  • Dewey: 513

U. S. Symbols

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Government

This social studies text offers emergent readers an introduction to the symbols of the United States. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 929.90973

US Women's National Team: Soccer Champions

From the Series Champion Soccer Clubs

The US Women's National Team has won more Olympic gold medals and Women's World Cup titles than any other team. Learn how the team got started and meet some of the biggest superstars in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 796.3340973
Fall 2019

Vacation on Venus (Book 6)

From the Series Funny Bone Books ™ First Chapters — The Jupiter Twins

When it looks like their vacation is going to be really boring, space racers save the day until the race comes to a roadblock! Can the Twins pull out all the stops to rescue the race? Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [E]

Vacation's Over!: Return of the Dinosaurs

The worst part of vacation is coming home. There's laundry to do, mail to pick up, and photos to develop. It's such a hassle. So when the dinosaurs return from their vacation (they're not… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Vaccine Innovators Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever been vaccinated against a particular disease? As children, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering both suffered from whooping cough, a life-threatening illness. As adults, they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 579.30922


From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Landforms

An introduction to the basic characteristics of valleys. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 551.44'2

Vampire Bats: Nighttime Flying Mammals

From the Series Comparing Animal Traits

See what a vampire bat has in common with a sperm whale. Find out what sets a vampire bat apart from a walrus or a groundhog. Readers will compare and contrast key traits of vampire bats—their Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 599.4'5


From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Food Groups

An introduction to different vegtables and the part they play in a healthy diet. Read More →

  • Dewey: 641.3'5


From the Series Eat Smart

Did you know that onions and potatoes grow underground? Or that green vegetables such as broccoli are good for your brain? Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 610


From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

This book describes Venus, the second planet from the Sun. The text discusses Venus' distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system, its composition and atmospheric… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 523.42

Venus and the Comets

Nine-year-old Venus Macquire is ready to trade smiling for the camera for nailing a soccer ball into the net. Her mother isn't thrilled. She's been grooming Venus for supermodel status since… Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Venus & Serena Williams, 3rd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

The Williams sisters have been close since growing up together on the tough streets of southern California. But when Venus and Serena face each other on the tennis court, they each play to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 796.3420922

Veterans Day

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Veteran’s Day is a day set aside to thank the men and women who risk their lives protecting America. Each year on November 11, we celebrate what they have done for our country. Learn more… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 394.264

Veterans Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

Celebrated each November, Veterans Day honors the brave men and women who fought in our country’s military. Beginning on November 11, 1918 to celebrate the end of World War I, Veterans Day… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.264

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

Victor Vicuna's Volcano Vacation

From the Series Animal Antics A to Z ®

Shiver River, Vampire Cave, Stove-Top Volcano, and a mysterious raven named Nevva Moore. . . . Victor Vicuna is in for some very exciting adventures during his family’s vacation at Verna… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: [E]

Vincent van Gogh

From the Series On My Own Biography

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings, but Vincent's work wasn't always so colorful. Following Vincent on his… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 759.9492

Vision: Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and More

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — What Traits Are in Your Genes?

Do you see clearly? Or do faraway objects look blurry to you? Maybe objects in the distance look clear, but you have trouble reading close-up print. What determines how your vision works?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 612.8'4


From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Forces of Nature

What is a volcano? What happens when a volcano erupts? How can volcanoes be helpful? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 551.21


From the Series Early Bird Earth Science

This book introduces young readers to volcanoes—what they are, how they form, and how they affect people. Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 551.21