Grade 5

Tom Brady, 3rd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has done it all in the National Football League (NFL). He and his teammates have won the Super Bowl three times. Twice he was named Most… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Tombstone Sandwiches and Other Horrifying Lunches

From the Series Little Kitchen of Horrors

What can be as awful to look at as it is awesome to eat? Your lunch! Learn how to create a variety of lunch entrees that are both repulsive and tasty. Cook up dishes like juicy bat wings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: 641.5/3

Tony Dungy, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Although Tony Dungy was passed over in the 1977 NFL draft, Coach Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized his athleticism and understanding of the game and signed him as a free agent… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Tony Hawk

From the Series Amazing Athletes

When extreme skateboarder Tony Hawk completed the 900, spinning two and a half times in the air before landing, he made sports history. A professional skateboarder from the age of fourteen… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 796.22'092

Tony Romo

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has one of the most high-profile jobs in sports. As the starting quarterback for "America's team" since 2006, Tony has amassed impressive stats and wowed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.332092
Spring 2020

Too Far From Home

"There's an Ethiopian; there's an Ethiopian!" I heard them shouting. I looked behind me, but I couldn't see any Ethiopian. Children began crowding round me, and I still didn't realize that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Too Good to Be True

From the Series The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair

Eighth grade is off to a surprisingly promising start for April Sinclair―although it's not hard to improve on the way last year ended. With a great boyfriend, a best friend who's like a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tools and Treasures of Ancient China

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Have you ever worn silk? Eaten Rice? Used a calendar? All these things came from ancient China. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Chinese invented tools and treasures that still… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 931

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Egypt

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Have you ever heard of hieroglyphics? Do you know what a mummy is? All these things came from ancient Egypt. More than four thousand years ago, the ancient Egyptians created tools and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 932'.01

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Greece

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Have you ever watched the Olympic Games? Voted in a class election? Used an alphabet with twenty-six letters? All these things came from ancient Greece. More than two thousand years ago, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 938

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Mesopotamia

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

How often do you write or read? Do you live in or near a city? Writing and cities both began in ancient Mesopotamia. Six thousand years ago, the ancient Mesopotamians created tools and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 935

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Rome

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Have you ever wanted to play the flute? Or have you seen a building with a domed ceiling? These things have roots in ancient Rome. More than two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire was the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 937'.63

Tools and Treasures of the Ancient Maya

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Do you use a calendar? Have you ever played basketball? These things were important to the ancient Mayans too. About four thousand years ago, they invented tools and treasures that still… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 972.81

Tools of Combat

From the Series Warriors!

From piercing arrowheads to mighty longswords and battleaxes, weapons have clashed on the battlefield from ancient times onwards. Join the action to see warriors from different times and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 623.4'4

Too Much Drama

From the Series The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair

A few months into freshman year, April thought her rocky friendship with her childhood BFF, Brynn, was improving. But then Brynn blames April for the breakup with her boyfriend, Billy, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Top Prospect

Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He's a standout QB by the middle school, and he's prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University's head coach makes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tornado

From the Series Nature in Action

The day is hot and muggy, but cool weather is moving in. All at once, there's a thunderous rumble that sounds like an approaching freight train. The sky darkens and the wind picks up. A… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

What is a verb? It's easier to show than explain! In this fun and animated introduction to grammar, rhyming verse is used to creatively clarify the concept of verbs. Chock-full of colorful… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 428.2

Torpedoes, Missiles, and Cannons: Physics Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In 1878 tiny Russian speedboats raced toward a huge enemy warship in the Black Sea. The speedboats carried new weapons called torpedoes. The Russian torpedoes struck the Turkish warship, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 623.4

To The Point: A Story about E. B. White

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

E. B. White first recognized the magic in words when he was very young. As a child, some of his happiest hours were spent finding just the right words to describe his feelings and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 818'.5209

Touchdown: The Power and Precision of Football's Perfect Play

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Touchdown: The Power and Precision of Football's Perfect Play takes readers beyond the record books and explores all aspects of bringing the ball into the end zone. From football's very… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 796.33
Spring 2020

Tough Call

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

In need of money to pay her basketball fees, fourteen-year old Malia King registers for a refereeing course at her middle school. Refereeing gives her a whole new perspective on the game, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tournament Fugee

From the Series Soccer United: Team Refugee

Victor is the captain of a soccer team of recently arrived refugee kids. He struggles to focus on his game during a national tournament because he is haunted by the memory of losing his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [Fic]
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Fall 2019

Toy and Game Projects: Making Slime, Flipping Bottles, and More

From the Series Unplug with Science Buddies ®

Technology has made playtime a lot of fun. But there are tons of ways to play that don't require keyboards or screens. From making slime to flipping bottles, you can create your own toys and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • Dewey: 745.592