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A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5

American R & B: Gospel Grooves, Funky Drummers, and Soul Power

From the Series American Music Milestones

A singer calls out to the crowd. An electric bass thumps out a beat. Horns blare and strings swirl. These are the sounds of R & B. Rhythm and blues music evolved from all sorts of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 781.644

Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue

Angry that his father is afraid to kindle the Hanukkah lights, Emanuel stows away on a whaling ship. When a storm overtakes the boat, it is his father’s change of heart and the family menorah… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Food: The New Gold

Did you know starvation kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined? Around the world, millions of people go to bed hungry every night. Farmers and ranchers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 338.1'9

Four Secrets

"To you the idea to kidnap Chase Dobson might seem like a mistake. But to us... we were just trying to stop him from being so...evil. We just...we had to stop him. No one helps kids like us… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Infinity and Me

When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Let's Make a Bar Graph

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Graph It!

Nan surveys her class to find out what types of pets they have. See how she creates a bar graph to share her results. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 001.4'226

Let's Make a Circle Graph

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Graph It!

Mr. Hall surveys his class to find out how many people walk, take the bus, or take a car to get to school. Watch as he makes a circle graph with his data. Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • Dewey: 001.4'226

Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin—Big Piano—and her younger sister, Xiao Qin—Little Piano—live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World

On July 28, 1996, two young men stumbled upon human bones in the shallow water along the shore of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. Was this an unsolved murder? The remnants of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 970.01'1

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead

Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 578.6'5

BZRK

From the Series BZRK

Love The Hunger Games? Action-adventure thrillers with a dystopian twist? BZRK (Berserk) by Michael Grant, New York Times best-selling author of the GONE series, ramps up the action and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Catch & Release

I should have died quick. But I didn't. I'm a miracle of modern medicine, only the medicine doesn't get much credit, I notice. People say I'm lucky, or I'm blessed, and then they turn away… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 381'.45002097471

Our Farm

Told through the voices of the children, this inside view of life on their farm is authentic and sometimes surprising. Readers will learn about baling hay, tending cattle, work dogs, hunting… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 630'.9771'59

Brooklyn, Burning

When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

From Chalkboards to Computers: How Schools Have Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many kids take backpacks to school. Many teachers write on dry-erase boards or use computers. But long ago, these tools didn’t exist. Students carried their books with book straps. Teachers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: 371

From Marbles to Video Games: How Toys Have Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many kids play video games or ride on skateboards. But long ago, these fun activities didn’t exist. Kids rode around on roller skates. They played games with jacks and marbles. What other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: 790.1'33

From Typewriters to Text Messages: How Communication Has Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many people use cell phones and e-mail to communicate with others. But long ago, these tools didn’t exist. All phone calls traveled through wires. And people used machines called typewriters… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 302.2

From the Model T to Hybrid Cars: How Transportation Has Changed

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Many people travel long distances by airplane. Some drive hybrid cars powered by gasoline and electricity. But long ago, most people took long trips by boat or train. They drove gas-powered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 388

Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

"Iceberg, Right Ahead!" Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 910.9163'4

Investigating Electricity

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Energy Work?

Electricity powers lights, computers, and television sets. But have you seen how electricity can make objects stick together? Or make other objects pull apart? Now you can! Explore… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 537

Investigating Light

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Energy Work?

The sun, lightbulbs, and flickering fires all bring light to our world. But have you ever watched light rays moving? Or seen how light rays reflect off objects? Now you can! Explore light… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 535

Investigating Magnetism

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Energy Work?

You know that magnets hold pictures on a refrigerator. But have you ever found a magnet's north pole? Or turned an ordinary paper clip into a magnet? Now you can! Explore magnetism with the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 538