Grade 7

Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

History of full of liars. Not just little-white-telling liars, but big-honkin', whopper-telling liars—people who can convince us that even the most improbable, outrageous, nonsensical stories Read More →

Who Will Shout If Not Us?: Student Activists and the Tiananmen Square Protest, China, 1989

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

In this gripping story of a historic clash between repressive government forces and individuals seeking freedom, we'll explore the reasons that led students in China to defy authority. We'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 378.1'981095109048

Why Did She Have to Die?

From the Series Lurlene McDaniel Books

For thirteen years, Elly has been in Kathy's shadow, always second best. Even so, the two of them understand each other as only sisters can. Jealousy, anger, and resentment give way to guilt… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 591.75'6

Wildlife Conservation with Robert Irwin

From the Series Teen Strong

Robert Irwin was only two when his father, Steve Irwin, was killed in an accident with a wild animal. Rather than fear these creatures, Robert has embraced them. A photographer and TV host,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.9

William Tell: One against an Empire [A Swiss Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

He wanted nothing more than to live in peace, until a petty tyrant forced him into a cruel choice: Swiss hunter William Tell is famous for his great skill with a crossbow. A mild-mannered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 949.4'01

Willie Mays

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Willie Mays? Well, did you know that:•He once batted .477 in the minor leagues?•He won twelve straight Gold Glove awards?•He was the first African… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Willie O'Ree: The Story of the First Black Player in the NHL

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Willie O'Ree made NHL history on January 18, 1958, when he became the first Black player to take to the ice. There was a round of applause when O'Ree stepped onto the ice, and newspapers ran… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 920

Wilma Rudolph, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Early in her life, doctors told Wilma Rudolph she would never walk. She had a disease called polio, which crippled her leg. But Wilma proved the doctors wrong. Not only did she walk, she also Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Wilt Chamberlain

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Wilt Chamberlain? Well, did you know that:•He holds the record for most rebounds in a single NBA game? •He is a member of the Volleyball Hall of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 796.323092
Spring 2022

Wind Power

From the Series Energy Evolutions

Wind blows across Earth with an enormous force, but how can we harness it to power our lives? Discover the answer to this critical question and find out how sustainability is being achieved… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130

Wind Scorpions: Killer Jaws

From the Series Arachnid World

What is that creature attacking a lizard with its the giant jaws? It's a wind scorpion! In this book, you will learn how wind scorpions are similar to and very different from other arachnids. Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 595.4'8

Wings & Beaks: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

Soar high in the skies while learning about animals that have inspired amazing technology. Read the stories of the scientists and engineers who have observed, studied, and mimicked the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750

Winning Gold: Canada's Incredible 2002 Olympic Victory in Women's Hockey

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah. Just four years previous, Women's Hockey had become an official Olympics sport, at Nagano, Japan. There, the Canadian team had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920

With All Your Heart Shabbat: A Shabbat and Festival Prayer Book

With All Your Heart: A Shabbat and Festival Companion. This book is the companion to With All Your Heart: A Weekday Prayer Book published by the Minneapolis Jewish Day School. Read More →

With All Your Heart Weekday: A Weekday Prayer Book

Created to enhance the prayer experience for learners of all ages, this revised edition of the book, published by the Minneapolis Jewish Day School,now includes the Hallel and the counting of Read More →

With Open Hands: A Story about Biddy Mason

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Born a slave in Georgia in 1818, Bridget "Biddy" Mason learned to survive in a harsh world. Taken from her parents as a young child, Biddy grew up to be self-reliant and hard working. When… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 973'.0496073'0092

Without Refuge

Thirteen-year-old Ghalib wishes his life could go back to normal. He wishes he could still hang out at the market with his friends, root for his favorite soccer team, even go to school. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wolf Pack: Tracking Wolves in the Wild

From the Series Discovery!

Wolves have a reputation for ferocity and cunning that is unique in the animal world. This book shows just how exaggerated the wolf's reputation really is. Drawing on the latest scientific… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • Dewey: 599.74'442

Wolf Spiders: Mothers on Guard

From the Series Arachnid World

Make way for that arachnid with babies on its back—it is a wolf spider mother protecting her young! In this book, you will learn how wolf spiders are similar to and different from other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Wolf Trap

From the Series Dark Hunter

There is a werewolf on the island. Mr. Blood tries to trap it. But who is really the hunter, and who is being hunted? Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 355.0092/520973

Words of Promise: A Story about James Weldon Johnson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

A teacher and principal, a lawyer, an entertainer, a diplomat, and a writer, James Weldon Johnson spent his entire life working to help African Americans gain the rights and respect they… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 818'.5209

World Religions 101, 2nd Edition: An Overview for Teens

From the Series Teen Overviews

Many people search for spiritual meaning, hope, comfort, and inner peace in their personal lives. The most common path to spirituality around the world is through religion. Although the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 204