Grade 5

Where Did Sacagawea Join the Corps of Discovery?: And Other Questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the size of the United States almost doubled. Suddenly, the country stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 917.804'2

Where Is Grandma?

Henry is visiting his grandmother in the hospital. When his nanny has to take a call, he decides to go on alone. He knows Grandma well, after all. But the hospital is bigger than he thought,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [Fic]

White Fang

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

White Fang, a wolf-dog mix, grows up in a village in Canada's Yukon Territory. Shunned by other dogs because of his wolf blood, he learns to defend himself and becomes a vicious killer. When… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 800

Who Invented the Airplane?: Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Do you know who invented the airplane? Most Americans believe it was Wilbur and Orville Wright. But what if that's not true? What if a German immigrant named Gustave Whitehead beat the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.130092/2

Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Do you know who invented the light bulb? Most Americans will tell you it was Thomas Edison. But what if they're wrong? What if a British scientist named Joseph Swan was filing for the rights… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 621.32/60922

Who Invented the Movie Camera?: Edison vs. Friese-Greene

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Most people believe Thomas Edison was the mastermind of motion pictures. But what if another budding inventor filed a patent for a movie camera just before Edison? Photographer William… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 777

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
4 titles

Who's Changing the World? — eBook Set

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

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
4 titles

Who's Changing the World? — Hardcover Set

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

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 →

  • 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
Spring 2021

Why Do Birds Have Feathers?

From the Series Tell Me More! Science

Everyone knows that birds have feathers, but why so many different colors and shapes? From feathers for flying, to feathers for swimming, feathers for camouflage, to feathers for attracting a Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
Fall 2021

Why I Was Late for School Again

Danny is always late for school. If he's not stopped by pirates, then zombies chase him. He escapes from trolls only to be cornered by gruff billy goats. Good thing Danny has a quick… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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
3 titles

Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries — Hardcover Set

From the Series Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries

Wilcox and Griswold are Missing Food Investigators, tracking down stolen food on the farm. Using clever word play and simple logic, these early readers offer fun mysteries to solve. Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $53.93
  • Your Price: $40.45
  • 3 titles

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