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Grade 5

Who Invented the Radio?: Tesla vs. Marconi

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

You may have heard the story of how Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio, but what if it isn't entirely true? What if the brilliant young inventor Nikola Tesla was working on advancing radio… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 621.384092/2

Who Invented the Telephone?: Bell vs. Meucci

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, right? That's what most people will tell you. But what if they're wrong? What if Scottish-born inventor Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci was working… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 621.386092/2

Who Invented the Television?: Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

It's something many people use every day, but do you know who invented the television? David Sarnoff, the powerful radio executive, is often thought of as the Father of Television. But the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 621.3880092/2

Who's Changing the World? — eBook Set

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Set

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $202.60
  • Your Price: $151.95
  • 4 titles

Who's Changing the World? — Library Bound Set

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Set

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $133.28
  • Your Price: $99.96
  • 4 titles

Who Was Sitting Bull?: And Other Questions about the Battle of Little Bighorn

From the Series Six Questions of American History

By the mid-1800s, thousands of white settlers were traveling westward through the Great Plains. Pioneers built farms and ranches, and companies laid railroads and dug mines. But the plains… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 978.004'9752

Who Was William Penn?: And Other Questions about the Founding of Pennsylvania

From the Series Six Questions of American History

William Penn was only twenty-two years old the first time he went to prison. He had attended a meeting of the Quakers, people who practiced a religion forbidden in Britain during the 1600s… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 974.8'02092

Who Were the Accused Witches of Salem?: And Other Questions about the Witchcraft Trials

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In June 1692, a jury in Salem, Massachusetts, found Bridget Bishop guilty of performing witchcraft. The only evidence against her was villagers' testimony. As punishment she was publicly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 133.4'3097445

Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution?: And Other Questions about the Constitutional Convention of 1787

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In May 1787, men from all over the United States arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on serious business. Just eleven years earlier, colonial leaders had met in Philadelphia to declare… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 320.973

Why Did Cherokees Move West?: And Other Questions about the Trail of Tears

From the Series Six Questions of American History

On May 26, 1838, U.S. soldiers surrounded Cherokee villages across Georgia. The soldiers came to force Cherokee families to move to a new territory in Oklahoma. The Cherokees had little time… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 975.004'97557

Why Did English Settlers Come to Virginia?: And Other Questions about the Jamestown Settlement

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In December 1606, three ships carrying 105 men and boys set sail from Dover, England. The ships headed for the eastern shores of North America. There the men planned to establish a new colony… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 973.2'1

Why Did the Pilgrims Come to the New World?: And Other Questions about the Plymouth Colony

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In December 1620, a group of English settlers stepped out of their boats and climbed up the shore to a point overlooking a small harbor. Known as the Pilgrims, they had traveled far on the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 974.4'02

Why Space Matters to Me

In this brilliantly simple book, a noted science writer shows the interconnectedness of life on Earth to space—and thus, why space matters to all of us. Covering topics like stardust, animal… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 520

Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 591.75'6

Wild Animals!: Book 5

From the Series Tao, the Little Samurai

The student has become the teacher. Tao is showing his little brother how to take care of bullies. He's also teaching his cat some ninja attacks! Meanwhile, a new kid has arrived at Master… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'944
Fall 2019

Wild Animals—Field Guide & Drawing Book: Learn how to identify and draw wild animals from the great outdoors!

From the Series Ranger Rick's Wildlife Around Us

With Wild Animals: Field Guide & Drawing Book, you can learn more about animals and become a naturalist-in-training! In this book you will find the habitat, diet, and common behaviors of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
Spring 2019

Wild Art Projects — eBook Set

From the Series Wild Art Projects

Set

Be inspired to get wildly creative with art. Each title explores a different theme, packed with original, colorful ideas using various media and everyday items. Simple step-by-step… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles
Spring 2019

Wild Art Projects — Library Bound Set

From the Series Wild Art Projects

Set

Be inspired to get wildly creative with art. Each title explores a different theme, packed with original, colorful ideas using various media and everyday items. Simple step-by-step… Read More →

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

Wild Planet — Library Bound Set

From the Series Wild Planet

Set

How does an octopus defend itself from predators? Where do sea turtles lay their eggs? Dive into an underwater world and follow the lives of four captivating sea animals. Clear… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $101.28
  • Your Price: $75.96
  • 4 titles

Wild World of Sharks — eBook Set

From the Series Wild World of Sharks

Set

Sharks leap off the page in this high-energy series dedicated to the ultimate predators. Full-spread photos and browseable text highlight the most high-interest facts about these marine… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Wild World of Sharks — Library Bound Set

From the Series Wild World of Sharks

Set

Sharks leap off the page in this high-energy series dedicated to the ultimate predators. Full-spread photos and browseable text highlight the most high-interest facts about these marine… Read More →

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

William Tell: One against an Empire [A Swiss Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

He wanted nothing more than to live in peace, until a petty tyrant forced him into a cruel choice: Swiss hunter William Tell is famous for his great skill with a crossbow. A mild-mannered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 949.4'01

Willie Mays

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Willie Mays? Well, did you know that:•He once batted .477 in the minor leagues?•He won twelve straight Gold Glove awards?•He was the first African… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Willy the Scrub

It’s hard being different. Everybody in Willy’s family is an athlete—even his mom. And, although Willy wishes he were like the rest of his family, no matter how hard he tries he never seems… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]