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An American Army of Two

From the Series On My Own History

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Tornado

From the Series Nature in Action

The day is hot and muggy, but cool weather is moving in. All at once, there's a thunderous rumble that sounds like an approaching freight train. The sky darkens and the wind picks up. A… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

Wonderful Worms

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Wonderful Worms encourages an appreciation for the small creatures of the earth by explaining the vital role that earthworms play in the planet's ecosystem. The book also contains informative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 595.1

Lightning

From the Series Nature in Action

One hundred bolts of lightning strike the earth every second. Each bolt has two or more electrical flashes moving quicker than the eye can see. In Lightning, find out about the powerful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 551.5'632
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Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Although he is credited with changing history through his invention of printing, Johann Gutenberg remains mysterious. In Fine Print, author Joann Johansen Burch pieces together Gutenberg's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 686.1'092

Fire at the Triangle Factory

From the Series On My Own History

Six days a week Minnie and Tessa sit, shoulder to shoulder, bent over sewing machines in a big room overflowing with piles of fabric, patterns, and lace. There is no fresh air, the light is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

From the Series On My Own History

Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 921

Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1847 an eighteen-year-old immigrant arrived in New York. He had little in his pockets and no knowledge of English. However, by 1874, people throughout the United States knew him as the man… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 338.7'687'092

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

Count Your Way through Mexico

From the Series Count Your Way

In this introduction to the Spanish numbers one through ten, Jim Haskins leads young readers on an adventure of discovery "south of the border." Vibrant full-color illustrations by Helen… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 972

Frontier Surgeons: A Story about the Mayo Brothers

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In the 1870s, surgery was a crude affair performed on the patient's kitchen table. In the frontier town of Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W. W. Mayo brought his young sons, Will and Charlie, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 610'.92'273

Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

For the first twenty-eight years of her life. Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a southern plantation. Finally, with the help of a Quaker woman, she was able to escape to Philadelphia by way… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797 or 1798. She never knew for sure which year she was born or even whether it was summer or winter. By the time she was a young woman… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story about Benjamin Banneker

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1791 plans for the new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker for the job… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 520.92'4

Count Your Way through China

From the Series Count Your Way

According to a Chinese myth, four animals helped create the universe. This ancient story joins nine other descriptions of Chinese life and culture—from the five tones of the Chinese musical… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 951

Count Your Way through Japan

From the Series Count Your Way

For the numbers one to ten, the Japanese language offers two sets of numbers. In Count Your Way through Japan, Jim Haskins uses the set based on Chinese numbers to count such aspects of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 952

A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

There wasn't anything that George Washington Carver couldn't grow. He took the common goober--today's peanut--and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 630'.92'4

Buttons for General Washington

From the Series On My Own History

Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured, John knew he would be hanged. In this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 973.3'85

Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Jan Matzeliger felt anything but welcome in Philadelphia in 1873. As well as being a foreigner, Jan was half African American, which meant that most doors were closed to him. Although the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 685'.31'0028

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

From the Series On My Own History

Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 260
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 387.1'55