Grade 3

Uranus: The Sideways-Spinning Planet

Did you know that scientists think this planet spins sideways because at some time during its life, it collided with another giant space object that knocked it onto its side? Or that a year… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 523.47

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

US Culture through Infographics

From the Series Super Social Studies Infographics

Exploring the culture of the United States can be exhausting! You need to know about popular national pastimes (from ball fields to Broadway stages), different ethnic backgrounds of Americans Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 306.0973

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

US Geography through Infographics

From the Series Super Social Studies Infographics

Navigating US geography can leave you feeling lost and all over the map. You need to know about all 50 states (Wisconsin has more than 600 kinds of cheese!), different landscapes and climates Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 917.3

US Government through Infographics

From the Series Super Social Studies Infographics

Trying to comprehend the US government can almost make your mind shut down. You need to understand how it stacks up to governments around the world (from democracy to dictatorship), how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 320.473

US History through Infographics

From the Series Super Social Studies Infographics

Wrapping your head around centuries of American history can make you dizzy. You need to know about the land (828,000 acres from the Louisiana Purchase alone), the people (from the earliest… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 973

Using Climate Maps

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Ever wonder which states are the cloudiest? Or what city gets the most snow? Climate maps can tell you. They show average weather conditions—in your neighborhood, around the world, or even on Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 912.01/4

Using Economic and Resource Maps

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Ever wonder what crops grow in North Carolina? Or which state park is nearest to your home? Economic and resource maps show what natural resources are in a place and how people in that place… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 912.01/4

Using Physical Maps

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Have you ever wondered which countries have the most lakes? Or where the highest point in your state is? Physical maps show landscape features. They also often show land elevation, or how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 912.01/4

Using Political Maps

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Ever wonder what the capital of Alaska is? Or how many states share a border with New York? Political maps show state and national boundaries. They include major cities and places created by… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 912.01/4

Using Road Maps and GPS

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Ever wonder what route would get you from coast to coast the fastest? Or where to find camping spots on a road trip? Road maps and GPS give details about routes and sites. But how do you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 910.285

Using Topographic Maps

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Want to know just how tall Mount Everest is? Or what the city of Denver's elevation is? Then look at a topographic map! These maps use lines to show the height and shape of Earth's surface.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 912.01/4

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

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

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 599.4'5
Fall 2021

Vampire Peter

Everyone says Peter is the baddest boy in school. He likes strange food, wears strange clothes and does strange things. In fact, Peter is a vampire. So when the class gerbil goes missing,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Venus

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

Venus: The Hot and Toxic Planet

Did you know that Venus shines so brightly in the night sky that sometimes it actually casts shadows here on Earth? Or that a single day on Venus lasts as long as 243 days on Earth? Or that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 523.42