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Grade 5

A Book is a Book

Ask a child "What is a book?" and you may get some unexpected answers - like those included in this whimsically philosophical tribute to reading. Lovely to share with a child, and a perfect… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko Yasui's story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and her message of peace to a young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: 940.54/252244092 [B]

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 970.004'97

Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

The life of Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest president, in a new, illustrated edition of the Newbery Honor classic. Clara Ingram Judson's Newbery Honor Book is a richly drawn biography of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 973.7

A Calf Named Brian Higgins: An Adventure in Rural Kenya

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

One night, the old money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge receives four visitors. The first is the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns Scrooge of the night ahead. The next three… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 800

A clases otra vez, Mallory (Back to School, Mallory)

From the Series Mallory en español (Mallory in Spanish)

Summer is over and that can only mean one thing for eight-year-old Mallory McDonald (like the restaurant, but no relation)—she has to go back to school. But not just any school, a new school… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Cloud Forest Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in Africa

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to an African cloud forest! As you set off down the mountain path, all you see ahead is a thick tangle of vines and bamboo trees. But the cloud forest is full of life, from a collared… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 577.34096

A Coral Reef Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Caribbean Sea

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to a Caribbean coral reef! As you snorkel just offshore, you see brilliant fish, waving sea anemones, diving turtles - maybe even a prowling barracuda! The coral reef is full of life… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 577.7'8916

Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 510.92

A Dangerous Magic

Fifteen-year-old Frank Sampson has a hard time following the rules. He's smart-mouthed and not so good with people. He also happens to be a highly gifted forensic sorcerer. So when the Bishop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Adele: Soulful Singer

From the Series Pop Culture Bios

You probably know Adele as the powerful, Grammy Award-winning soul singer of hits like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Set Fire to the Rain." But did you know that she: • was almost expelled… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 782.42164092

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

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to the desert! Some people think of the desert as a hot, dry, lifeless place. But it is full of life, with diamondback rattlesnakes stalking scorpions and coyotes prowling for rabbits… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 577.54'16

A Dog's Breakfast

From the Series The Nightmare Club

The Nightmare Club is not for just ANYBODY. Only the spookiest, scariest stories get told at Annie's Halloween sleepovers―and if you can't take it, well, tough! Getting lost in the woods is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2019

A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale

Devorah and Benjamin are excited to open their Hanukkah present from Bubbe and Zayde, which turns out to be an ugly old dreidel. It's a big disappointment—until the dreidel transports them… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Adrian Peterson

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings didn't waste any time proving that he belonged in the National Football League (NFL). During his first season in 2007, Adrian set the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Adventures in Memory ™ — eBook Set

From the Series Adventures in Memory ™

Set

Adventures in Memory™ is designed to entertain while helping kids in grades 4-6 memorize the facts they need to know for school. This is one UNFORGETTABLE series! Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $159.96
  • Your Price: $119.97
  • 4 titles

Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever built a cool science project? In middle school, Aprille Ericsson won second place in a science fair. She knew she wanted to keep creating amazing science projects. As an adult… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.4092

A Fairy-Tale Life: A Story about Hans Christian Anderson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Young Hans Christian knew how life should be--just like a fairy tale. But, while he was growing up in Odense, Denmark, his life didn't seem much like a fairy tale. Although everyone was… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 839.8'136

A Family Haggadah I, 2nd Edition

With just the right blend of text and commentary, the popular A Family Haggadah, with new full-color art, is the haggadah of choice for families with young children to use at their Passover… Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'5371

A Family Haggadah II

Features commentary and discussion questions for preteens through adult, and a full birkat hamazon (blessing after the meal). Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'5371

A Family Haggadah II - Large Print Edition, 2nd Edition

Features new commentary and discussion questions for pre-teens through adult, and a full birkat hamazon (blessing after the meal). The large-print edition is ideal for seder leaders, senior… Read More →

Africa Is Not a Country

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 960

Against the Boards

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

Peter has done it! He's made it onto an AAA Bantam team and is now playing hockey in Edmonton. But this shy boy from the Northwest Territories is having a hard time adjusting to city life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]
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