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Grade 6

Spring 2019

Breakthroughs in Mars Exploration

From the Series Space Exploration (Alternator Books ® )

Will astronauts one day travel all the way to Mars? Get informed about Mars research and plans for Mars exploration, and discover key aspects of the science and technology involved in solving… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 523.43
Fall 2019

Breakthroughs in Moon Exploration

From the Series Cosmos Chronicles (Alternator Books ® )

Did you know that twelve Americans have set foot on the moon? Or that the moon has mountains, one of them taller than any found on Earth? Striking photos and fast-paced, newspaper-like text… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 629.45/4
Spring 2019

Breakthroughs in Planet and Comet Research

From the Series Space Exploration (Alternator Books ® )

Did you know some of Saturn's sixty-plus moons are covered with icy methane oceans? Or that a huge storm on Jupiter has raged for more than three hundred years? Discover what scientists are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 629.43/5
Spring 2019

Breakthroughs in Space Travel

From the Series Space Exploration (Alternator Books ® )

Discover exciting changes in space travel. Learn how reusable rockets roar into space and then land gracefully on Earth. Find out how humans stay in space longer than ever and monitor the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
Spring 2019

Breakthroughs in Stars Research

From the Series Space Exploration (Alternator Books ® )

Investigate the newest discoveries about stars. Learn how gravitational waves flow through space and time and change our understanding of the universe. See how cutting-edge telescopes let us… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 523.807
Spring 2019

Breakthroughs in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

From the Series Space Exploration (Alternator Books ® )

Through reader-friendly text and incredible photos, this book explores the search for life on other planets. From exoplanets to rocks on Mars and radio waves to infrared telescopes, readers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 576.8/39

Breathe: A Ghost Story

Jack is not a normal boy. He can talk to ghosts. In his new home, an aging farmhouse, he meets the Ghost Mother, a grief-stricken spirit who becomes very attached to him…too attached. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]


From the Series The Alternative

José can't keep up. As the only English speaker in a family of undocumented immigrants, he handles everything from taking family members to the doctor to bargaining with the landlord. Plus he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Brilliant Beauty Inventions

From the Series Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

Can you believe that the paint used on cars inspired the invention of nail polish in the 1920s? Or that people have been making hair dyes for thousands of years, using everything from boiled… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 646.7'2

Bruno Mars: Pop Singer and Producer

From the Series Pop Culture Bios

You may know that Bruno Mars is an unbelievably talented pop singer and producer. But did you know that Bruno: • was known for his epic Elvis impersonations when he was a kid? • learned to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 782.42164092

Buckskin Dresses and Pumpkin Breeches: Colonial Fashions from the 1580s to the 1760s

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What would you have worn if you lived during the Colonial era? It depends on who you were! For example, many Native American women made skirts or dresses out of deerskin, and they completed… Read More →

  • Dewey: 391.00973

Bugs: A Close-up Photographic Look Inside Your World

From the Series Up Close

Bugs features beautiful macro and micro photography to explore all things creepy and crawly, exploring up-close photography of different insects, including honeybees, spiders, and beetles… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 595.7

Build Your Own Boats

From the Series Makerspace Models

Landlubbers can make a splash with these easy-to-make watercraft using simple, everyday items! You'll be surprised how you can use two soft drink cans and a rubber band to make a catamaran, a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 623.82/01

Build Your Own Land Vehicles

From the Series Makerspace Models

Make brilliant land vehicles from simple everyday items and discover the engineering behind each model! You'll see how some wooden skewers and a soft drink can come together to create an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 629.22/1

Build Your Own Robots

From the Series Makerspace Models

Be your own robotics engineer and watch these clever machines come to life. But remember, you're in charge! Learn how to create robots like the Intrepid Eggsplorer, the Tightrope Trickster… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 629.8/92

Build Your Own Rockets and Planes

From the Series Makerspace Models

Build your very own planes and rockets! All you need are easy-to-find items and these incredible ideas. Find out how to make a glider, helicopter, a parachute, and more with objects like… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 621.43/560228

Bullying: Deal with it before push comes to shove (2nd edition)

From the Series Lorimer Deal with It

Kids deal with bullying in its many forms on a daily basis. This newly revised and reissued edition of Bullying: Deal With It is a popular and proven resource in Lorimer's Deal With It… Read More →

  • Dewey: 300

Butterflies: A Close-up Photographic Look Inside Your World

From the Series Up Close

Butterflies features beautiful macro and micro photography to explore up-close photography of different butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. Paired with fun facts, children will learn about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 595.78/9

Butternut Hollow Pond

In the course of a full day at Butternut Hollow Pond, readers will meet water striders, snapping turtles, herons, woodchucks, and other animals that live in the pond. Readers will learn how… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 591.763

Calico Dresses and Buffalo Robes: American West Fashions from the 1840s to the 1890s

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What would you have worn if you lived in the Old West? It depends on who you were! For example, Native Americans made clothing from rabbit fur, deerskins, buffalo hides, and plant fibers… Read More →

  • Dewey: 391.00978

California Dreaming

From the Series Mira's Diary

In the last book of the time-travel series, Mira explores the past of her familiar Bay Area, discovering layers of history in San Francisco and learning the real reason her mother has been… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

California Missions Projects and Layouts

From the Series Exploring California Missions

This companion volume to the Exploring California Missions series features step-by-step instructions on how to draw, color, and assemble mission projects. The book also contains a full set of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 745.5928

Calling the Shots

From the Series The Gift

Cherry has everything figured out: she'll live peacefully with her grandma, hang out with her BFF Tanaya, and go to cosmetology school after she graduates. If only Tanaya and her grandma… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Cal Ripken Jr., 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Cal Ripken Jr. spent much of his childhood surrounded by baseball - his father was a minor league player and coach. By the time Cal was in high school, his skills had attracted the attention… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 796.357092