Grade 7

Better Than Picture Perfect

From the Series The Sharp Sisters

The Sharp sisters are bold, bright, sassy, stylin', and fierce. As the daughters of mayoral candidate Stanley Sharp, all eyes are on them as they attend high school. Every choice they make… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Between the Dragon and the Eagle

From the Series Adventures in Time

The author takes readers on a fascinating journey back to A.D. 100, where a bolt of sky blue silk is carried by successive caravans from China to Rome along the ancient Silk Road. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Between Two Worlds: A Story about Pearl Buck

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Growing up in China as the child of American missionaries, Pearl read and listened to stories from both the East and the West. A story, she thought, was a wonderful way to learn about people… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 921

Beyoncé: The Queen of Pop

From the Series Gateway Biographies

From scoring hit after hit on the R & B and pop music charts to slaying it onscreen as an actor, Beyoncé does it all. Explore the personal and professional life of Queen Bey and follow… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.42164092 [B]

Beyond Little Women: A Story about Louisa May Alcott

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

More than a century after Louisa May Alcott wrote them, classics such as Little Women, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys continue to be read and treasured by readers around the world. Alcott began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 813'.4

Big Game Hunting: Bear, Deer, Elk, Sheep, and More

From the Series Great Outdoors Sports Zone

Have you ever perched in a tree stand, watching for big game? Listened to the crackle of branches and brush being trampled as a large buck steps into the clearing? Or have you hunted elk… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 799.2'6
Fall 2020

Biohackers

From the Series STEM Body

A woman waves her hand and her car roars to life. She touches her unadorned ear to take a call in the car as she drives to a cryotherapy parlor. She is a biohacker. What other technologies… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770

Bioluminescence: Nature and Science at Work

What do giant squids, mantis shrimp, and fireflies have in common? These animals, along with a wide range of creatures, are able to give off light; this is called bioluminescence. Different… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 572'.4358
Fall 2020

Bionic Beasts: Saving Animal Lives with Artificial Flippers, Legs, and Beaks

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 636.089/7
Fall 2020

Bionic Bodies

From the Series STEM Body

The first prosthetic limb was discovered in an Egyptian tomb. This simple technology allowed an amputee to walk again. Over 2,000 years, advances in materials, science, medicine, and computer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700

Birds—Field Guide & Drawing Book: Learn how to identify and draw birds from the great outdoors!

From the Series Ranger Rick's Wildlife Around Us

With Birds: Field Guide & Drawing Book, you can learn more about these wild animals and become a naturalist-in-training! In this book you will find the habitat, diet, and common behaviors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 333.95/816

Black Beauty

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Follow the adventures of a young horse in Victorian England, beginning with his idyllic upbringing with his mother on a farm, to his short career as a carriage horse for a wealthy family, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Black Blizzard

From the Series Day of Disaster

Just when Tyler thought his day couldn't get any worse, his speech team's bus gets stuck in the middle of the desert. After an embarrassing screw-up that caused the team to lose, all Tyler… Read More →

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

Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe

In 2015 two powerful telescopes detected something physicists had been seeking for more than one hundred years—gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This announcement… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 523.8/875

Black Widows: Deadly Biters

From the Series Arachnid World

Beware of the venomous spider with the large red spot—it is a black widow! In this book you will learn how black widows are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Blazing Courage

From the Series Animal Rescues

Since getting a job at Top Tier stables, Annie has had her mind set on just one thing: earning enough money to buy a horse of her own. When she reaches her savings goal, she bids on a horse… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of… Read More →

Blind Curve: Acura Integra

From the Series Turbocharged

An Acura Integra has been in Penny's family's garage for years. Now, after countless hours of work, Penny and her brother have turned the Acura into fine-tuned street-racing machine. But just… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Blizzards

From the Series Disasters Up Close

A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 551.55'5

Blood Moon

From the Series Midnight

Mateo has waited all year for this weekend: a road trip with his best friends to view the fabled blood moon eclipse. Even better, they're riding in the jeep he rebuilt himself. But when a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Blow Out

From the Series Counterattack

It's the start of a new soccer season, and Lacy Sheridan is anxious. She spent the winter recovering from a knee injury that still gives her nightmares. But Lacy is trying not to let fear get… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

BMX Street

From the Series Extreme Summer Sports Zone

Did you know that BMX street riders do awesome tricks using objects you might see in a city park? These daring athletes slide down handrails with their grinds. They bunny hop up curbs and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 796.6'22

BMX Vert

From the Series Extreme Summer Sports Zone

Did you know that the top BMX vert riders can race up and down ramps to show off awesome stunts like no-handed 900° aerial spins? They can rotate their bikes two and a half times while… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 796.6'22

Board Sports

From the Series On the Radar: Sports

The tricks, stunts, thrills, and spills of boarding add up to a culture that is addictively cool. Make sure it's on your radar! Inside you'll find these features: Star Story Read about the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 796.04'6