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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

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 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]

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 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

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
Spring 2019

What Makes Vehicles Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

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  • 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

What's Your Style? — eBook Set

From the Series What's Your Style?

Set

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 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

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 Nature Attacks — eBook Set

From the Series When Nature Attacks

Set

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

When Nature Attacks — Library Bound Set

From the Series When Nature Attacks

Set

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 →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles
Spring 2019

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

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