Grade 6

Battle Cry

Two boys, best friends, are torn between opposing sides of bloody war in 1862. Johnny is white, and Chaska is part Dakota. The boys have seen whites treat the Dakota with injustice and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 560.97309'034

Be an Adventurer

From the Series Go Wild

Are you fascinated by wide open spaces and like NOT knowing where a path might lead? Breathe in that fresh air and discover how to... ● cross a river without a boat ● escape from quicksand… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 910.4

Be an Explorer

From the Series Go Wild

Do you want to experience what it's like to chart new territory and survive the unexpected? Discover the unknown as you... ● find your way in fog ● follow the stars ● find fossils and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 613.6'9

Be a Survivor

From the Series Go Wild

What happens when you find yourself stranded in the big outdoors, without a phone or computer in sight? Don't panic! With these great survival ideas, you'll learn how to... ● build a shelter… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 613.6'9

Beaten

From the Series Surviving Southside

Are they really the perfect couple? Paige, cheerleading captain at Southside High, and Ty, star running back, appear to be the perfect couple. But when they have their first fight, Ty… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Be a Tracker

From the Series Go Wild

Do you want to be your own naturalist and watch animals out there where they belong? Sharpen your eyes, tread carefully, and see how to... ● find and follow animal tracks ● camouflage… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 591.47'9

Beat the Odds

From the Series The Contest

The prize: $10 million The rules: Be the first to complete ten tasks assigned by the Benefactor. Do not ask questions. Do not tell anyone what you're doing. Do not fail. The consequences:… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Becoming Prince Charming

From the Series Suddenly Royal

Seventeen-year-old Mason is content with his slacker lifestyle. That is, until he learns his absentee mother is a member of the Evonian royal family. Suddenly, everything changes—Mason… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Behind the Screen

From the Series Mason Falls Mysteries

Hannah's sister, Alexis, has been acting different lately. For one thing, she's constantly on her phone when she never used to care that much about it. But after Hannah discovers that Alexis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Being a DJ

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

Hailed as artistic geniuses who have transformed the music world, top professional DJs command enormous fees. They produce and release their own music and are major celebrities. Make sure… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 781.64023

Being a Fashion Stylist

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

Stylists shape the fashion world. They create headline looks for A-list clients and help designers become millionaires. Make sure this awesome job is on your radar! Inside you'll find these… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 746.9'2023

Being a Formula One Driver

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

To be a Formula One driver, you need to be fast, fierce, and highly skilled. Find out what it's like to have a career in one of the most exciting racing sports. Make sure this awesome job is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 796.72

Being a Makeup Artist

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

Are you On the Radar? For gorgeous, glowing A-list faces, top celebrities have a fabulous makeup artist on call. Make sure this awesome job is on your radar! Inside you'll find these features: Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 792.02'7023

Being a Model

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

Models make the work of designers come to life. They get paid to wear cutting-edge clothes and jet-set around the globe. But there's more to modeling than looking amazing. Make sure this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 746.9'2023

Being a Photographer

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

From snapping shots of A-list stars on the red carpet to staging amazing photos in a studio, professional photographers can become as famous as the celebrities they shoot. Make sure this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 770.23

Being a Snowboarder

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

Professional snowboarders live life on the edge—the mountain edge, that is. They carve up untouched snow, then somersault into the wide blue sky. Make sure this action-packed career is on… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 796.939

Being a Stunt Performer

From the Series On the Radar: Awesome Jobs

With their death-defying stunts and superhuman feats, stunt performers create film action moments that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Make sure this awesome job is on your radar!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 791.4302'8

Bella Thorne: Shaking Up the Small Screen

From the Series Pop Culture Bios

You probably know Bella Thorne as the dynamic, multitalented CeCe Jones on the TV show Shake It Up. But did you know that she: • is real-life BFFs with her costar, Zendaya? • had no dancing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 791.4502'8092

Bench Brawl

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

The "Helmets" and the "Gloves" have been cross-river rink rivals forever, so when the league decides to merge the two teams to represent their small B.C. town at a big invitational hockey… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ben Franklin: Inventing America

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

A classic biography of Benjamin Franklin for young readers in a new, illustrated edition. Benjamin Franklin was a true American original—an accomplished scientist, athlete, inventor, writer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.5
  • Dewey: 900

Benito Runs

From the Series Surviving Southside

Running away is the only option. Benito's father, Xavier, had been in Iraq for more than a year. When he returns, Benito's family life is not the same. Xavier suffers from PTSD—post-traumatic Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Benjamin Banneker

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False? Benjamin Banneker used a telescope and mathematics to predict a solar eclipse. True! In 1789, Banneker calculated when the moon would pass between the earth and sun. And he did… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 520.92

Beowulf: Monster Slayer [A British Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Beowulf is a brave and mighty warrior, known to have the strength of thirty men. At home in Geatland, Beowulf hears about the terrible troubles of his father's friend, Hrothgar, the king of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'973