Grade 7

Vampires on the Run: A Quinnie Boyd Mystery

From the Series Quinnie Boyd Mysteries

In the months after Quinnie Boyd cracked the mystery of her missing teacher, she expected life in her small Maine town to snap back to normal. But two writers from New York City have arrived… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Vapor, Rain, and Snow: The Science of Clouds and Precipitation

From the Series Weatherwise

How does a cloud form? When is the best time to see a rainbow in the sky? Why do ice cubes shrink in the freezer? The answers to these questions all involve water. So do the reasons why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 551.57'6

Vegetarian Cooking around the World

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

With savory vegetarian recipes from around the world, this versatile cookbook provides a wealth of dishes that are exciting, easy-to-prepare, and delicious. Take a taste-filled trip to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 641.5'636

Venom

Toxic creatures can be found almost anywhere—in the woods, in the desert, in your own backyard . . . even in your room! Some, such as poison dart frogs and puffer fish, have poisonous skin or Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 592

Viper Attack

From the Series Mission Alert

Tom and Zilla go undercover to protect a classmate who's being targeted by kidnappers. He's the son of an important physician with powerful enemies. But can Tom and Zilla keep him safe… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Voice of Freedom: A Story about Frederick Douglass

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 973.8'092

Voice of the Paiutes: A Story about Sarah Winnemucca

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sarah Winnemucca, a Northern Plains Indian, lived in the last half of the nineteenth century when white settlers were moving west into land the Paiutes had inhabited for thousands of years.… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 979.004'9745769'0092
Fall 2021

Volleyball Vibe

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport that has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence and foster… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Volunteering Smarts: How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Volunteering. So you want to get out there and do something? Help someone in need, make a difference, change the world? There are numerous volunteering opportunities out there. Did you know… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 302'.14

Vortex

From the Series Day of Disaster

Blair and her brothers are driving home from a disastrous road trip when their day suddenly gets a whole lot worse. After facing down a tornado, their car is barely functioning, and the same… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Voters: From Primaries to Decision Night

From the Series Inside Elections

On election night, all eyes are on the ballot tallies to see which candidates come out on top. But the actual voting process begins much earlier. Years before an election, candidates recruit… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 324.973

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • Dewey: 324.60973

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 324.6/230973

Walden, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In these two American literary classics, Henry David Thoreau offers readers his experiences and thoughts on how to live a more fulfilling life and stand up for what is right. Having spent two Read More →

  • Lexile: 1340
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 818'.303

Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797 or 1798. She never knew for sure which year she was born or even whether it was summer or winter. By the time she was a young woman,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

Walk Till You Disappear

Raised a Catholic, when 12-year-old Miguel suddenly learns that his ancestors were Jewish, his world seems to turn upside down. Rushing from the house, he becomes lost in the desert. Captured Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wall of Water

From the Series Day of Disaster

When Alexandra's dad gets a new job in Hawaii, her parents promise that life there will be paradise. But what they couldn't predict is a natural disaster of epic proportions. A tsunami slams… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

War and Peace

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Part historical fiction, part philosophical treatise, and part romance novel, this genre-transcending epic follows the increasingly intertwined fates of the children of five prominent Russian Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 10.1
  • Dewey: 891.73/3

War of the Currents: Thomas Edison vs Nikola Tesla

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy people had electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had use more dangerous lighting, such as gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be the first to Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 333.793'2

Warrior Zone

From the Series Reality Show

When Fiona enters a physical feats TV competition, she is excited to see how she matches up against other athletes from around the country. She works hard and beats out many of her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Waterfowl Hunting: Duck, Goose, and More

From the Series Great Outdoors Sports Zone

It's early morning, and you're in your blind waiting for ducks or geese to fly near. Soon, a small flock appears. You get ready to take your shot. Hunting waterfowl requires good eyesight and Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 799.2'44

Waterways

From the Series Vanishing from

Chinese egrets, humpback whales, Chinook salmon, and manatees might seem to have little in common, but they do--they are all close to extinction. They, and several other animals, have… Read More →

  • Dewey: 591.76

Waves: Principles of Light, Electricity, and Magnetism

From the Series Secrets of the Universe

Did you know that both electricity and light move in waves, like water does? What does electricity have to do with magnets? From Benjamin Franklin and Charles de Coulomb to Georg Ohm and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 539.2

Wayne Gretzky

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Wayne Gretzky? Well, did you know that: He started playing hockey professionally at age seventeen? He scored at least one goal in each of the first… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 796.962092