Grade 5

What's Great about Washington, DC?

From the Series Our Great States

What's so great about Washington, DC? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the nation's capital! We'll explore Washington, DC's lively parks, historic landmarks, fun-filled… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 975.3

What's Great about West Virginia?

From the Series Our Great States

What's so great about West Virginia? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Mountain State! We'll explore West Virginia's popular parks, spooky ghost tours, scenic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 975.4

What's Great about Wisconsin?

From the Series Our Great States

What's so great about Wisconsin? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Badger State! Explore Wisconsin's dairy farms, pine forests, crystal blue lakes, and large cities.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 977.5

What's Great about Wyoming?

From the Series Our Great States

What's so great about Wyoming? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Cowboy State! We'll explore Wyoming's popular parks, exciting museums, thrilling action sports, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 978.7

What's the Buzz?: Honey for a Sweet New Year

Visit a bee farm, and follow the bees as they carry “kisses” from flower to flower and return to their hives with their tummies full of nectar. Learn how the honey is extracted from the combs Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

What's Your Personality?: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

From the Series Mind Games

Are you outgoing or quiet? Do you consider yourself daring, caring, witty, or wise? How would your friends and family describe you? Personality can teach you a lot about yourself! What are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: 155.2
5 titles

What's Your Style? — eBook Set

From the Series What's Your Style?

Find out all about five of today's hottest fashion styles—from hipster to boho chic—in this fun series that profiles celebs who have each look and explain how readers can get the look and… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $233.25
  • Your Price: $174.94
  • 5 titles

What to Expect When You're Expecting Hatchlings: A Guide for Crocodilian Parents (and Curious Kids)

From the Series Expecting Animal Babies

Congratulations, crocodilian parents-to-be! You have little ones on the way. They're called hatchlings. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how you'll know when the babies are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 597.98'1392

What to Expect When You're Expecting Joeys: A Guide for Marsupial Parents (and Curious Kids)

From the Series Expecting Animal Babies

Congratulations, marsupial parents-to-be! You're about to meet your tiny bundles of joy. They're called joeys. Some are as small as a grain of rice when they're born! Read this book to find… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 599.2'139

What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae: A Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Kids)

From the Series Expecting Animal Babies

Congratulations, insect parents-to-be! You’re about to meet your squirmy, wormy bundles of joy. They’re called larvae. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how many babies to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 595.713'9

What Was the Continental Congress?: And Other Questions about the Declaration of Independence

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In September 1774, American colonial leaders gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From New Hampshire to Georgia, colonists were angry about the taxes they were forced to pay to Great… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 973.3'13

What Was the Missouri Compromise?: And Other Questions about the Struggle over Slavery

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When the Missouri Territory applied for statehood in 1818, the United States had an equal number of free states and slave states. The territory's leaders wanted Missouri to be a slave state.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 973.5'4

Wheels and Axles

From the Series Early Bird Physics

Of the six simple machines, the wheel and axle is probably the most recognized. But how does it help you work? Simple and fun experiments illustrate the basic concepts explained in the text… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Wheels of Change

Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa's carriage barn is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • Dewey: [Fic]

When Did Columbus Arrive in the Americas?: And Other Questions about Columbus's Voyages

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In the late 1400s, Christopher Columbus was sure he could find a trade route from Spain to the Far East by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. On his first voyage, he landed on an island… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 970.01'5092

When Did George Washington Fight His First Military Battle?: And Other Questions about the French and Indian War

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When George Washington was twenty-two years old, he served as an officer in the British colonial army. He helped Great Britain in its struggle against France for control of North America.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.4'1092

When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then—WHAM!—the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 591.47

When Mom's Away: The Art of Renoir

From the Series Stories of Art

When Mom's Away captures a young girl's delight in dressing up as some of the people in portraits by Auguste Renoir. Her joy and her observations highlight the brilliance and verve of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 750
4 titles

When Nature Attacks — eBook Set

From the Series When Nature Attacks

Nature can be ruthless. Explore the science behind the worst disasters to have hit the planet, including how they happen, what the environmental impact is, and how technological advancements… Read More →

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

When Nature Attacks — Hardcover Set

From the Series When Nature Attacks

Nature can be ruthless. Explore the science behind the worst disasters to have hit the planet, including how they happen, what the environmental impact is, and how technological advancements… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $83.97
  • Your Price: $62.98
  • 3 titles

When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants

Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 581.6/59

When the River Ran Backward

From the Series Adventures in Time

Fifteen-year-old Laurel Mawston has just moved to the Mississippi River town of New Madrid with her parents and brother when disaster strikes. A series of terrible earthquakes devastate New… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: And Other Poems about the Frozen Continent

Icebergs brighten as the sky peels itself of darkness and stretches awake. . . . Welcome, Summer. We've been waiting for you. Experience summer like you've never experienced it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 508.989

When Were the First Slaves Set Free during the Civil War?: And Other Questions about the Emancipation Proclamation

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When Abraham Lincoln became president in March 1861, the United States was on the brink of the Civil War. Six states had already left the Union. The North and the South fought over the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 973.7'14