Grade 6

Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 629.45/4

Archenemy

From the Series Counterattack

As a defender for the Fraser High girls soccer team, Addie used to be ready for anything. There was no play she couldn't shut down. But now the biggest threat on the field is one of her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Arctic Explorer: The Story of Matthew Henson

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

Through howling snowstorms and over treacherous sheets of ice, Matthew Henson and Robert Peary raced against other explorers and death itself to be the first to reach the North Pole. After… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 910'.92

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

Are the Drums for You?

From the Series Ready to Make Music

The drums are a blast to play and fun to learn. Drummers play in many types of groups from rock to pop to jazz. The band Led Zeppelin had hard-rocking drum rhythms. Even Beyoncé dances to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 786.9'19

Ariana Grande: From Actress to Chart-Topping Singer

From the Series Pop Culture Bios

You may know Ariana Grande became a household name after acting and singing in the hit TV show Victorious. But did you know that she: • called Nickelodeon studios when she was four years… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 782.42164092
Fall 2020

Ariana Grande: Music Superstar

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

Ariana Grande always wanted to be a star. After honing her voice in community theater, Grande landed her first big role in a Broadway musical. On the Nickelodeon show Victorious, her dream of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 782.42164092 [B]

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 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

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 006.3

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 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]

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

Asteroid Hunters

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

A powerful telescope has discovered a giant object speeding through our solar system. Is it an asteroid? Will its orbit bring it close to Earth? Is there a chance it could one day collide… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 629

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Worlds Beyond

During the formation of the solar system, not all of the materials in the vast could of dust and gas were used. What happened to the remaining ice, metal, and rock? It formed what became… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5

Asthma

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

More than twenty million people in the United States suffer from asthma, a disease of the lungs. In fact, asthma is the most common serious chronic disease among American children. Any person… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.2'38

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