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Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes

Whether you call them kicks or sneakers, runners or gutties, you probably have a pair of athletic shoes in your closet. The earliest sneakers debuted in the 1800s and weren't much more than a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 685.31

SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Are you a fan of computers? When Elon Musk was growing up, he taught himself computer programming so he could design his own games. As an adult, he set out to design much more complex tech… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 338.7'6292293092

Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I

"I am not a criminal, because I destroyed that which was evil. I think that I'm good."—Gavrilo Princip, October 23, 1914. This much we know: On June 28, 1914, a young man stood on a street… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book: Fun Projects for All Seasons

Grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers! Become a gardener in any season with these fun and easy projects. You don't even need a garden space—many of these activities can be done by… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 635.083

The Other Side of the Wall

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in East Germany, at a time when the repressive Socialist Unity Party of Germany controlled the area. Shortly before Simon's birth, his parents decided to leave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 305.9'06914092243

Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Growing up, Brian Greene's father taught him to think about the world in different ways. Greene was curious about how it all worked. He set out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 530.092

Thrift Shopping: Discovering Bargains and Hidden Treasures

Looking for just the right outfit for a big party? Or maybe you want to build some funky shelves for your bedroom. Instead of heading for the mall, consider checking out a thrift store. It's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 381'.19

Vampire Bats: Nighttime Flying Mammals

From the Series Comparing Animal Traits

See what a vampire bat has in common with a sperm whale. Find out what sets a vampire bat apart from a walrus or a groundhog. Readers will compare and contrast key traits of vampire bats—their Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 599.4'5

Fat & Bones: And Other Stories

Welcome to Bald's farm. Well, perhaps it's not Bald's farm anymore. The old man has kicked the bucket, setting off a wave of conflict from the flooded farmhouse kitchen to the muddy pig pen… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Perfectly Good White Boy

"You never know where we'll end up. There's so much possibility in life, you know?" Hallie said. Sean Norwhalt can read between the lines. He knows Hallie's just dumped him. He was a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left each set of tracks. Then turn the page to find out about animals from around the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 591.47'9

Cat & Dog

When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her litter of kittens are left to fend for themselves. Cat & Dog is a heart-warming tale about an unusual friendship from two-time… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [E]

The Mummy's Curse

From the Series The Code Busters Club

Egyptian secrets take center stage in this interactive mystery where boys and girls can solve codes and puzzles right along with the multicultural cast of characters. Cody, Quinn, Luke, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Beetle Boy

When he was seven, Charlie Porter never intended to become the world's youngest published author. He just wanted his father to stop crying. So he told him a story about a talking beetle—a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole

"December 1: White envelopes float / from my overfilled mailbox— / December's first storm." You know that Santa can fly a sleigh, squeeze down chimneys, and circle the globe in a night. But… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 811'.6

Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that's where… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [Fic]

My Heart is Laughing

From the Series My Happy Life

Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210

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

BirdCatDog

From the Series Three-Story Books

Look out! A bird escapes from its cage and flies out the window. A napping cat wakes up hungry and tries to catch a snack. A dog stands guard in his backyard, ready to bark at anything that… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Bridge

From the Series The Alternative

José can't keep up. As the only English speaker in a family of undocumented immigrants, he handles everything from taking family members to the doctor to bargaining with the landlord. Plus he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 590.9477'8

Controlled

From the Series The Alternative

Rachel's junior year is going to be perfect—she's taking AP classes, is first-chair viola, and is busy planning her college visits. Then Misty, Rachel's wild and unpredictable cousin, lands… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes

With their love and companionship, animals of all species help to make human lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save… Read More →