Grade 8

Spring 2020

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

From the Series Graphic Science Biographies

Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics the universe has to offer: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 530.092 [B]
Spring 2020

Albert Einstein: Relativity Rock Star

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and changed how scientists see space and time forever. Learn how a boy who struggled in school became one of history's most renowned scientists. Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 530.092 [B]
Spring 2020

Alexander Hamilton: The Story of a Statesman

From the Series Gateway Biographies

A founder of the United States turned cultural phenomenon thanks to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton helped create American democracy. Follow his story from orphaned… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • Dewey: 973.4092 [B]
Spring 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Political Headliner

From the Series Gateway Biographies

American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 328.73/092 [B]

Alex Rodriguez, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City, only a few miles from Yankee Stadium. He grew up in the Dominican Republic and Miami, Florida, playing baseball whenever he could. Since he was… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Alex Rodriguez: Hot Corner, Hot Shot

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

In 2010 Alex Rodriquez achieved a major milestone. He became the seventh person in Major League Baseball (MLB) history—and the youngest—to hit 600 home runs. The previous year had also been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Ali Baba: Fooling the Forty Thieves [An Arabian Tale]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From the pages of Arabian Nights comes an amazing tale of chance and adventure. Ali Baba, a poor man who makes his living selling wood, stumbles upon a secret cave where 40 bandits have been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 398'.352

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Bored with reading a book with no pictures, Alice looks up and sees a white rabbit in a waistcoat. Curious, she follows. Tumbling down a rabbit hole after him, Alice leaves the rational world… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Alien Invasion

From the Series Level Up

Solo_Lobo is a gamer who prefers to play by himself. But then he winds up in a virtual game set aboard an alien space station with a know-it-all robot named Spec. Spec is supposed to help… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Alien Investigation: Searching for the Truth about UFOs and Aliens

Imagine . . . you're in the woods after dark. Eerie green lights appear in the distance. Then there's a sudden flash and everything is dark again. You decide to take a closer look. You come… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • ATOS: 7.1
  • Dewey: 001.942

A Little Princess

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Young Sara Crewe grew up with her rich father in India, surrounded by servants and luxury. She's not royalty, but when she arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London, everyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Allergies

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Allergens are all around us: in the air, on our pets, and in our food. According to USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, accidental exposure to food allergens leads to fifty thousand… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.97

All Out of Pretty

Andrea knows what it's like to be pretty. Thanks to her gorgeous, drug-addicted mother, she also knows where pretty can lead... At 16, Andrea is yanked from the safety of her Gram's home and… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

All-Star Season

Reuven is quiet and thoughtful. His younger brother Avi is outgoing and impulsive. As irritating as they can be to each other, the boys have two strong bonds-the solidity of their Jewish… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

All You Are

From the Series The Gift

Da'Quan would do anything to be in with "them"—the ones having the best time at lunch, going to the best parties, and getting the hottest girls, like Ashantay. When the mysterious guy gives… Read More →

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

Alternative Medicine

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

The increasing cost of health care in the United States and disappointment with conventional, or Western, medical practices has led people to seek different, more natural ways to maintain a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 616

Always Faithful

From the Series Support and Defend

Having a parent return from military duty is a dream come true. But sometimes, coming home comes with problems. For Rosie, life is nearly perfect. She has the perfect ROTC boyfriend and… Read More →

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

Aly Raisman: Athlete and Activist

From the Series Gateway Biographies

US Olympian Aly Raisman is a leader on and off the mat. She is an outspoken voice against sexual assault. Learn about the most fascinating details of her life as a gold-winning gymnast. Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 796.44092 [B]

A Marked Man: The Assassination of Malcolm X

February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in Manhattan. Few were shocked by the news of Malcolm X‘s death. Since 1952 the former member of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 320.54'6092

A Match Made in Heaven: Book 8

From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster

Life isn't exactly paradise for aspiring artist Morning Glory Conroy. Anxious about an upcoming comics festival and worried about her best friend Julia's deteriorating home life, Glory has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 330
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Amaterasu: Return of the Sun [A Japanese Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

This graphic novel tells the story of Amaterasu, the Japanese Shinto goddess of the sun. Amaterasu’s parents create the first eight islands of Japan. Amaterasu’s father later puts his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 299.5'6113

Amateur Wrestling: Combat on the Mat

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

Did you know that wrestling started out as a deadly sport? Ancient Greeks and Romans used it for self-defense. In modern times, amateur wrestling is still powerful and challenging. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 796.812

A Matter of Souls

From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls. In this stirring… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

American Country: Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk, and Crossover Sounds

From the Series American Music Milestones

A singer belts out a lonesome song. A guitarist plucks out a twangy lead. A fiddle player brings out a sweet melody. These are the sounds of country. Country music rose out of the folk… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 781.6420973