Grade 9

Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Over eight months worth of planning, hundreds of hours of hard physical training, amassing a team of dedicated crewmates, approaching sponsors and collecting donations—and finally, swimming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920

Annika Sorenstam, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Annika Sorenstam? Well, did you know that: * The first LPGA tournament she ever won was a major—the 1995 U.S. Open? * As a child, she dreamed of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 796.352092

A Noble Cause

From the Series Suddenly Royal

For as long as she can remember, Alix has dreamed of being a pop star. But near her eighteenth birthday, she learns she is already famous—her parents, who died long ago, were members of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Anorexia and Bulimia

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

"Anorexia, bulimia signal a troubled body and soul" cried a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. These serious eating disorders plague people of all ages, but mostly… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.85'26

Antony and Cleopatra

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men—Octavius Caesar, Lepidus, and Mark Antony—rule the Roman Republic. Antony should be in Rome, helping to stop Pompey's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3/3

An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 364.152'3092

Anxiety: Deal with it before it ties you up in knots

From the Series Lorimer Deal with It

The most common mental health problem facing Canadian children today is anxiety. It's easy to dismiss the emotional, psychological, and physical effects of anxiety in children as being "all… Read More →

  • Dewey: 300

Anxiety Disorders

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Millions of Americans—more than 16 percent of teens and adults—live with some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that include panic disorder, agoraphobia… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 616.85'22

Anywhere but Paradise

Moving from Texas to Hawaii in 1960, 12-year-old Peggy Sue faces a difficult transition when she is bulled as one of the few haole (white) students in her school. This lyrical debut novel is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 629.45/4

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Late 19th-century Ireland is full of social, political, and religious turmoil. It is in the midst of this strife that Stephen Dedalus grows up. From his struggles with his classmates as a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 823'.912

A Princess of Mars

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The American Civil War has just ended and John Carter, a former Confederate soldier, is searching for gold in the West. Instead of discovering riches, he breathes in a strange gas in a cave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1390
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 800

Archenemy

From the Series Counterattack

As a defender for the Fraser High girls soccer team, Addie used to be ready for anything. There was no play she couldn't shut down. But now the biggest threat on the field is one of her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Arctic Explorer: The Story of Matthew Henson

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

Through howling snowstorms and over treacherous sheets of ice, Matthew Henson and Robert Peary raced against other explorers and death itself to be the first to reach the North Pole. After… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 910'.92

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

A Really Awesome Mess

Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland Academy. After his parents' divorce, Justin is on rocky mental ground. But when a handful of Tylenol lands him in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Arguing: Deal with it word by word

From the Series Lorimer Deal with It

A brand new series to help adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities. Disagreements may be inevitable, but when they get out of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 300

Around the World in Eighty Days

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The eccentric, wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg undertakes a daring wager that he can make it around the world in eighty days. Accompanied by Passepartout—his jack-of-all-trades French… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 006.3

Art Is...

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

When you think of art, do you think of painting and sculpture? Bob Raczka shows us that even these traditional artistic mediums can be created in untraditional ways. Art can also be draped… Read More →

  • Dewey: 701

Ashes

From the Series The Ashes Trilogy

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Worlds Beyond

During the formation of the solar system, not all of the materials in the vast could of dust and gas were used. What happened to the remaining ice, metal, and rock? It formed what became… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5

Asthma

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

More than twenty million people in the United States suffer from asthma, a disease of the lungs. In fact, asthma is the most common serious chronic disease among American children. Any person… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.2'38

A Study in Scarlet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Dr. John Watson, recently returned from military service in Afghanistan, doesn't know what to make of his new roommate. Sherlock Holmes has profound knowledge of soil composition and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8