Grade 5

Weird and Wonderful Sharks

From the Series In Focus: Sharks

From the cookie-cutter shark to the megamouth shark, this book reveals amazing facts about the ocean's top predators. With amazing, up-close photographs and jaw-dropping facts, learn all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 5.7

Weird Jobs

From the Series No Way!

Sniffing armpits. Scuba diving for golf balls. Building secret passageways. For some lucky people, these strange tasks are all in a day's work. Want to learn about the men and women who… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 331.702

Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments Volume 4: The World Around Us: Get dirty outdoors, test your brain, and more!

From the Series Weird & Wonderful Science

Volume 4 of the ultimate lab series for kids! Each of the experiments features safety precautions, materials needed, step-by-step instructions with illustrations, fun facts, and ways to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 508.7

Welcome to the Tribe!: Book 1

From the Series Tib & Tumtum

All of the grownups in Tib's prehistoric tribe know that the dinosaurs disappeared ages ago. So of course they don't believe that Tib has made friends with one. But Tumtum the dinosaur is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Henry Ford loved mechanical things: springs and gears, cogs and wheels, and things that clicked and ticked and turned. One hot summer day in 1876, Henry and his father were riding to Detroit… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 338.7'6292'0924

Were Early Computers Really the Size of a School Bus?: And Other Questions about Inventions

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Henry Ford invented the automobile. The first video game was created in a science research lab. A melted candy bar inspired the invention of microwave ovens. You may have heard these beliefs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 600

Were Potato Chips Really Invented by an Angry Chef?: And Other Questions about Food

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Adding salt to water makes it boil faster. Eating turkey makes you sleepy. Organic food is best for the environment. You may have heard these common sayings and beliefs before. But are they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 641.3

We're the Center of the Universe!: Science's Biggest Mistakes about Astronomy and Physics

From the Series Science Gets It Wrong

Does the universe circle around Earth? Do creatures live on the sun? Can you tell the future by looking at the stars? At one time, science supported wild notions like these! But later studies Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 520

Whales

From the Series Animal Lives

Learn all about the amazing world of whales, and follow their lives from calf to adult. Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 599.5

What Are Conspiracy Theories?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fake News

Learn all about conspiracy theories that have emerged from the past to today. This accessible overview introduces young readers to thinking critically about the information they may glean… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 001.9

What Are Hoaxes and Lies?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fake News

Read about hoaxes and lies that have been spread in both the past and present, and learn how they have deceived people. Readers will discover tips on how to identify a hoax and learn to think Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: 001.9/50973

What Are Satire and Parody?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fake News

Satire and parody existed long before modern times. Readers will get an invaluable overview of how to identify satire and parody and how to think critically about current events. Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 809.7

What Are the Articles of Confederation?: And Other Questions about the Birth of the United States

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In June 1776, colonial delegates to the Continental Congress began writing a document to set up a new country—with a government independent from Britain. The Articles of Confederation created Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 342.7302'9

What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story about Benjamin Banneker

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1791 plans for the new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker for the job.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 520.92'4

What Difference Could a Waterway Make?: And Other Questions about the Erie Canal

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In the early 1800s, many Americans living in the eastern states wanted to explore the western frontier. Vast amounts of land and resources lay to the west—but the Appalachian Mountains formed Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 386'.4809747

What Dog Knows

When Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he will at last outsmart his clever cousin Dog. The two cousins swap fascinating facts about mummies and skeletons; robots,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • Dewey: [Fic]

What I Came to Tell You

Since his mother died earlier this year, Grover Johnston (named after a character in Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel) has watched his family fall to pieces as his father throws himself… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]
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What I Had Was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

Even as a little child, Marian Anderson knew what she wanted to do. More than anything in the world, she wanted to sing. From the age of six, Marian amazed her listeners with the beauty of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 782.1'092

What Is Propaganda?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fake News

Introduce readers to the concept of propaganda by analyzing examples from the past and present. This approachable overview includes tips on how to spot propaganda and how to respond to fake news. Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: 303.3/75

What Makes Medical Technology Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: deadly viruses spreading, obesity on the rise, and more. But the truth is, most of these scary health issues have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 610.28

What Makes Sports Gear Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: fiery NASCAR crashes, career-ending sports injuries, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of accidents are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 796.028'4

What Makes Vehicles Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

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  • Dewey: 629.04028'9
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What Makes Vehicles Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: car and plane crashes, trains going off the tracks, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of accidents are rare. Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 629.04028'9

What Protects Us During Natural Disasters?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: an entire town destroyed by a tornado, floodwaters up to house roofs, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 363.34