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Armed Services

From the Series On the Radar: Defend and Protect

From the might of the navy and skill of the air force to the bravery of the troops that fight on the ground, make sure the armed services are on your radar!Inside you'll find these features:Da Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 355.00973

Army Ants

From the Series Animal Scavengers

In tropical areas of Africa, South America, Central America, and Asia, army ants are an important part of nature’s clean-up crew, eating small dead or dying creatures. Millions of army ants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 595.79'6

Army Delta Force: Elite Operations

From the Series Military Special Ops

The most secret and elite of special forces groups, U.S. Army Delta Force fights terrorism, hunts down war criminals, and performs dangerous surveillance missions. Delta Force soldiers cannot… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 356'.167

Army Rangers: Elite Operations

From the Series Military Special Ops

As the first fighters into battle, U.S. Army Rangers are skilled in outdoor survival, leading raids against the enemy, and defending key territory. With extensive training, Rangers learn to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 356'.1670973

Army Special Forces: Elite Operations

From the Series Military Special Ops

Hunting down terrorists. Rescuing prisoners of war. The highly trained U.S. Army Special forces carry out these and other secret missions around the world. Skilled in fighting as well as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 356'.160973

Around the World in Eighty Days

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The eccentric, wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg undertakes a daring wager that he can make it around the world in eighty days. Accompanied by Passepartout—his jack-of-all-trades French… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Arthur & Lancelot: The Fight for Camelot [An English Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

King Arthur rules his realm from the shining castle of Camelot. Arthur relies on the wisdom of his wife, Guinivere, and on the bravery of his Knights of the Round Table. But dark forces are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'352

Art Is...

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

When you think of art, do you think of painting and sculpture? Bob Raczka shows us that even these traditional artistic mediums can be created in untraditional ways. Art can also be draped… Read More →

  • Dewey: 701

ArtRageous!

From the Series DIY Series

This colorful and quirky book introduces young artists to a variety of art techniques through 25 dynamic step-by-step projects, including canvas paintings, collages, doodled drawings, wall… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 745.5

A Savanna Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in Africa

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to an African Savanna! As you walk through the tall grass, the Savanna seems flat and empty. But it is full of life, from a tortoise munching on some green leaves to a lion prowling… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 577.4'8096

A Seder for Tu B'Shevat

This celebration traces the history of the New Year for Trees and highlights the importance of conservation. Features stories, seed-planting, and music. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'39

A Shogun's Guide

From the Series How-To Guides for Fiendish Rulers

I am a fearless shogun, the military ruler of Japan. People are afraid of me—and they should be. I have even more power than the emperor. I followed the rules to achieve my high position—and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 952/.02

A Side of Sabotage: A Quinnie Boyd Mystery

From the Series Quinnie Boyd Mysteries

For decades, Gusty's Café has been a beloved staple in Maiden Rock, Maine. Quinnie Boyd's dad runs the café, just like Quinnie's granddad before him. But the family business has new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Slave's Education in Courage: The Life of Frederick Douglass

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

In 1845, Frederick Douglass’s first autobiography became a bestseller. Many readers could not believe that such a brilliant writer was ever a slave. When Douglass wrote the book, slavery had… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 812

A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters: Concrete Poems

What might you see if you swam in the sea? Dive on in to encounter everything from dolphins and octopuses to sea turtles and squirrel fish. This clever book features concrete poems about a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette—a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'85092

Assassins, Traitors, and Spies

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Villains

James Bond may be one of the good guys, but the spies in this book definitely aren't—nor are the traitors and assassins! Crack open this book to uncover more secrets about history's most… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 327.12092'2

Assess and Select Your Sources

From the Series Info Wise

How do you find the right information sources for your research project? Learn how to use search engines, library catalogs, and databases to find information. What makes a source reliable?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 001.4/2

A Story to Tell: Traditions of a Tlingit Community

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Frances Nannauck Kraus takes her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Marissa, to Kake, Alaska--the place of much of their family history. On one of their walks, they climb up a hill to the tallest… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 979.8'004972

Astrological Signs: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

From the Series Mind Games

What's your astrological sign? Could it influence your decision-making, your personality, or your future? Horoscopes, birth charts, and other zodiac tools can tell you a lot about who you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: 133.5/4

Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 629.45/0092 [B]

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.450092 [B]

Astronaut Mae Jemison

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.450092

Astronauts: A Space Discovery Guide

From the Series Space Discovery Guides

Did you know that astronauts work on Earth and in space to study places beyond our planet's atmosphere? But there's a lot more to space travel than just research. With no gravity, a wild… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 629.45009