Grade 8

What I Had Was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

Even as a little child, Marian Anderson knew what she wanted to do. More than anything in the world, she wanted to sing. From the age of six, Marian amazed her listeners with the beauty of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 782.1'092
Fall 2020

What Makes You Beautiful

From the Series Lorimer Real Love

Logan knows he likes boys, but has not come out, and no one knows that he likes to sometimes wear girls' clothes and makeup. Then Logan starts at a school for the arts. There he meets Kyle… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]
5 titles

What's Your Style? — eBook Set

From the Series What's Your Style?

Find out all about five of today's hottest fashion styles—from hipster to boho chic—in this fun series that profiles celebs who have each look and explain how readers can get the look and… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $233.25
  • Your Price: $174.94
  • 5 titles

When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then—WHAM!—the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 591.47

When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants

Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 581.6/59

When the River Ran Backward

From the Series Adventures in Time

Fifteen-year-old Laurel Mawston has just moved to the Mississippi River town of New Madrid with her parents and brother when disaster strikes. A series of terrible earthquakes devastate New… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 595.79/9
Spring 2020

Where's My Stuff? 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

A comprehensive guide for young adults on how to organize schoolwork, lockers, bedrooms, and even schedules. Take a quiz to identify your organizing style and get great advice about making… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 640

Whistle-Blowers: Exposing Crime and Corruption

Sex abuse. Government spying on civilians. Lying under oath. These aren't the makings for crime novels—they're real-life stories uncovered by whistle-blowers with knowledge of deep, dark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 364.4'1

White Fang

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

White Fang, a wolf-dog mix, grows up in a village in Canada's Yukon Territory. Shunned by other dogs because of his wolf blood, he learns to defend himself and becomes a vicious killer. When… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 800

Whiteout

From the Series To the Limit

With dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder on her mind, Jessa drags her younger brother Pax up the tricky slopes of a mountain, ignoring warnings of an approaching storm. She’s having… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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
Fall 2020

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

William and the Lost Spirit

William knows his father is dead. Everyone knows it . . . everyone except William's sister, who hears him calling to her. Despite William's warnings, she disappears in the night to find their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

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: 820
  • 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 Fame? Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 796.323092

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