Grade 5

Astronauts: A Space Discovery Guide

From the Series Space Discovery Guides

Did you know that astronauts work on Earth and in space to study places beyond our planet's atmosphere? But there's a lot more to space travel than just research. With no gravity, a wild… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 629.45009

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

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

A Summer of Sundays

A sweet middle-grade title about getting lost in a big family and unlikely friendship. Almost-twelve-year-old Sunday Fowler is a middle-of-the-middle child, and it's the absolute worst. Her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Atalanta: The Race against Destiny [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She’s also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

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

A Temperate Forest Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in North America

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to a North American temperate forest! As you walk along a shady trail, the forest seems cool and quiet. But it is full of life, from a butterfly flitting over a flower to a gray wolf… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 577.3097
Fall 2020 4 titles

Athletes Who Made a Difference — Library Bound Set

From the Series Athletes Who Made a Difference

This graphic nonfiction series presents true sports stories of grit, leadership, and resistance. Dynamic visuals highlight impactful events on and off the field, as legendary athletes inspire… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

Hundreds, even thousands, of years before Europeans arrived in North America, American Indians had made their homes here. These many groups adapted to the varied lands and climates of what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 970.004'97

A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 979.4'04

A Timeline History of the Declaration of Independence

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

By the 1760s, most American colonists had become fed up with British rule. They were tired of the unfair taxes and not being able to create their own laws, and cries for revolution were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 973.3'13

A Timeline History of the Early American Republic

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

In September 1783, the United States signed a peace treaty with Great Britain. This event officially ended the Revolutionary War. More importantly, it proclaimed the United States an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 973.2

A Timeline History of the Mexican-American War

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

By the early and mid-nineteenth century, many US citizens were moving westward. Some of them settled in the territories of Texas and California, which belonged to Mexico at that time. In 1835… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 973.6'2

A Timeline History of the Thirteen Colonies

From the Series Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

In the spring of 1607, an English ship landed at modern-day Virginia. The ship's passengers quickly built shelters and a fort. Their settlement, Jamestown, was the first permanent English… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 973.2

A Timeline History of the Trail of Tears

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In the early nineteenth century, the United States was growing quickly, and many people wanted to set up homes and farms in new areas. For centuries, American Indian nations—including the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 975.004'97557

A Timeline History of the Transcontinental Railroad

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In the early nineteenth century, much of the land west of the Mississippi River was not yet part of the United States. Many people dreamed of settling this huge area, but the journey to get… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 385.0978'09034

A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity

He believes in science, but only magic can help his mom. Twelve-year-old Finn is used to people in his family disappearing. His twin sister, Faith, drowned when they were three years old. A… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Trick of the Light

From the Series Optical Illusions

This title in the series looks at how light, color, and shade can mess with your mind! Learn how contrast, assimilation, and after-image can make things change color in front of your eyes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030

Attack of the Mutant Meteors: Book 14

From the Series Twisted Journeys ®

Mysterious meteors are making massive mayhem! You could end up as small as a bug or trapped on another planet. Will you become an alien’s pet? Or return to Earth as a rampaging giant monster?… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Attack on Pearl Harbor

From the Series Heroes of World War II (Alternator Books ® )

Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft and ships attacked the US military base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Following the attack, the United States would officially… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 940.54/26693

At the Eleventh Hour: And Other Expressions about Money and Numbers

From the Series It's Just an Expression

On cloud nine. A pretty penny. The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question. Have you heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when the sky is cloud-free and there are no pennies in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 428.1

At Top Speed

From the Series Quartz Creek Ranch

For Ella, winning has always been the goal, and at Quartz Creek Ranch, she's pretty sure she'll ace horseback riding too. There's just one hitch in her plan: Figure Eight, the beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike along the frozen ground of this cold, dry region, the tundra may seem quiet and empty. But it is full of life, in the spring when migrating lemmings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 577.5'8616

A Twist of Fate

From the Series The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair

April is stunned when her grandma announces she has cancer. And rather than undergo difficult treatment, Gaga wants to cross an item off her bucket list: going skiing in the mountains. So… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]