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Ancient Transportation Technology: From Oars to Elephants

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • People first used skis more than 8,000 years ago? • The first wheels were used in pottery—not for transportation? • Traffic jams often clogged the streets of ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.04093

I Love Him to Pieces: Book 1

From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster

Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 260
  • ATOS: 2.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Made for Each Other: Book 2

From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster

Tom Stone stepped into Seward High and into Maria McBride's life like a bolt of lightning. He's the perfect guy for Maria—nice, smart, and well-built. There's just one problem: his family… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • ATOS: 2.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Mudkin

"Rain's gone! Time to play!" commands the queen. Well, she's not really a queen—just an ordinary girl who has an extraordinary day. She meets Mudkin, a friendly creature who whips up a robe… Read More →

  • Lexile: 160
  • Dewey: [E]

Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

The oil spill was the largest in U.S. history. In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank. Oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from a deep ocean well. For months, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 363.738'20916364

On Sukkot and Simchat Torah

A family celebrates the fall holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah by building a sukkah, dancing with the Torah and other Jewish holiday customs. Chagall-like illustrations by Melanie Hall. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'33

Play Ball, Jackie!

Batter up! It's Jackie Robinson's first game in the major leagues. April 15, 1947, is a big day for ten-year-old Matty Romano. His dad is taking him to see his favorite team—the Brooklyn… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy

Sarah Emma Edmonds started pretending at a very early age. Her father only wanted sons, so Sarah pretended to be one. Unlike most kids, though, Sarah never really stopped pretending. In 1861… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 973.7082

The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon

"No picture accurately resembled him in the minute traits of his person . . . there was an expression of his face that no painter had succeeded in taking."—London's New Monthly Magazine in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 973.4'1092

Gracie the Lighthouse Cat

One stormy night Grace, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, spots a ship in trouble on the rocks. At the same time, the lighthouse cat, Gracie, discovers that one of her kittens has strayed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Wish You Were Dead

I'll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can't believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I'm some disgusting bug or… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Workers' Strike

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Life wasn’t easy for Annie Shapiro and the other clothing workers in Chicago in 1910. Bosses could be mean and the hours were long. When the workers’ pay was cut, Annie had to take a stand… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 331.892'887097731109041

Danica Patrick: Racing's Trailblazer

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "Danica Patrick shattered several records...at the storied Indianapolis 500. Even more lasting will be the point she made." During the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 796.72092

Draw the Dark

There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed

Studying Antarctica has never been for the fainthearted. "Hereabouts died a very gallant gentleman, Captain L. E. G. Oates of the Inniskilling Dragoons. In March 1912, returning from the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 919.8'9

I, Emma Freke

I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma—the only "normal" member of her quirky family. While Emma desperately tries to find her niche, she discovers that perhaps it's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

In mid-May 1775, the American Revolution was barely a month old. Many British soldiers were in Boston, Massachusetts. The American troops were nearby. The next battle could break out at any… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'312

Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you'll meet many incredible creatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 591.77

Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

In the early morning on April 18, 1906, a terrible earthquake struck San Francisco, California. Lizzie Newton, who had been staying with her grandmother, woke up frightened but unhurt. She… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 979.4'61051

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Sneaky Sheep

Blossom and Rocky are sheep—very sneaky sheep. And they are not very good decision makers. Poor Murphy, the sheep dog, has rescued them from many adventures, like cliff diving and sunbathing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: [E]

Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Stephenie Meyer is "one of those rare success stories that inspire unpublished writers." In 2003, Meyer was a 29-year-old mother of three… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 813'.6

Tupac Shakur: Hip-Hop Idol

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "[Tupac] Shakur saw himself as both artist and urban soldier, battling the media, the law, the courts and rival rappers." Tupac overcame… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Are You Ready for Fall?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Four Seasons

Leaves are changing colors. The days are getting cooler. Farmers harvest crops. It’s time to carve a pumpkin! Do you know what season is here? It’s fall! What else happens in fall? Read this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: 508.2