Grade 5

Words of Promise: A Story about James Weldon Johnson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

A teacher and principal, a lawyer, an entertainer, a diplomat, and a writer, James Weldon Johnson spent his entire life working to help African Americans gain the rights and respect they… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 818'.5209


From the Series Early Bird Physics

What is work? You may think work is doing chores or going to a job, but you do work every time you move something from one place to another. With experiments that demonstrate these… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 531'.6

World Geography through Infographics

From the Series Super Social Studies Infographics

Wandering through a maze of geography facts can easily get you lost! You need to navigate huge distances (an orange may travel more than 8,000 miles on the way to your stomach), vast… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 910
5 titles

World of Stories — eBook Set

From the Series World of Stories

The world is full of fanciful stories that are told and retold over hundreds of years. Folktales, legends, and traditional tales are told here with magic, mystery, and humor. A werewolf's… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $199.95
  • Your Price: $149.96
  • 5 titles
4 titles

World of Stories — Paperback Set

From the Series World of Stories

The world is full of fanciful stories that are told and retold over hundreds of years. Folktales, legends, and traditional tales are told here with magic, mystery, and humor. A werewolf's… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $31.96
  • Your Price: $30.36
  • 4 titles

World's Biggest Reptiles

From the Series Extreme Reptiles

Learn about snakes that swallow their meals whole and massive saltwater crocodiles! Take a journey in search of the largest reptiles on Earth with full-color illustrations designed to keep… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 597.902

World's Deadliest Reptiles

From the Series Extreme Reptiles

Travel to Africa to meet the longest snake on the continent, the black mamba, which is also one of the fastest in the world. A dangerous cast of characters with comic-style illustrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • Dewey: 597.9165

World's Sneakiest Reptiles

From the Series Extreme Reptiles

Discover the clever ways different creatures find dinner—or avoid becoming dinner! You wouldn't want to play hide-and-seek with these reptiles. Learn all about them with illustrated spreads… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 597.9

World's Weirdest Reptiles

From the Series Extreme Reptiles

Find out where the world's weirdest reptiles live and hunt, along with some of their most bizarre behaviors. Illustrated spreads engage young readers and keep them captivated as they learn… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 597.902

World's Weirdest Sharks

From the Series Wild World of Sharks

Chances are, when you think of sharks, it's the great white or hammerhead that swim into view! But the world's oceans hold around 500 different species of sharks, and some are extremely… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 597.3/3

World War II Code Breakers

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

Discover the true stories of code breakers who worked behind the scenes during World War II. Men and women cracked enemy codes in order to gain information that helped the Allies win the war. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 940.54/86

World War II Escapes and Rescues

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

Many daring escapes and rescues took place during World War II. Troops often faced harrowing conditions, including being captured by the enemy and getting lost at sea. Find out how they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 940.54/72

World War II Resistance Fighters

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

In the 1940s, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi German forces were taking control of European countries. They killed and assaulted people, stealing food and other supplies for themselves. Many in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 940.53/1

World War II Spies and Secret Agents

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

Under cover and in secret during World War II, Allied spies and secret agents worked behind the scenes to send messages, take pictures, and find out about the enemy's plans. These spies broke… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 940.54/860922

Wounded Brains: True Survival Stories

From the Series Powerful Medicine

• A triathlon athlete has part of her skull removed to relieve the pressure on her injured brain after a car accident. • A soldier, wounded by a mortar explosion in Iraq, works with doctors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 617.4'81044

Write and Record Your Own Songs

From the Series Digital Makers (Alternator Books ® )

Perhaps you've always dreamed about performing your music for others. Grab a mic and let's get going! Share your music with family, friends, or even the whole world by writing a song and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 782.42/13

Write and Revise Your Project

From the Series Info Wise

You're ready to write your research paper or presentation. Learn how to create a convincing argument, support your opinions using facts and figures from reliable sources, and edit and revise… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 371.30281

Writer of the Plains: A Story about Willa Cather

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

From the time she was a young child, Willa Cather had a gift with words and she loved stories. As a child on the Nebraska prairie, she heard many stories from her neighbors, many of them… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 813'.52

Writing for Freedom: A Story about Lydia Maria Child

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Lydia Maria Child grew up in the 1800s reading countless books. She defied the idea that girls weren't supposed to fill their minds with ideas and stories. They weren't supposed to write… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 818'.309

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 614'.17

Yao Ming, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Yellowstone: America's First National Park

From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America

As the flagship of the National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park has a special place in the hearts and minds of conservationists. Thanks to the leadership of far-sighted President… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 978.7

Yom Kippur: A Family Service

A creative and affordable prayer book built around concepts of tefillah (prayer), teshuvah (repentance), and tzedakah (sharing). Services include readings to challenge older children and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'32

Your Cat's Superhero Skills

From the Series It's a Fact: Real Life Reads

Kitty may look like a fluffy, purring bundle of fur, but beneath that cuddly exterior lurks a skillful predator with incredible senses of hearing, sight, and smell. A predator with the grace… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 636