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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

Investigating Sound

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

People, animals, machines, and wind all make sounds. But have you ever seen how sound waves move? Or made a sound wave bounce? Now you can! Explore sound with the fun experiments you'll find… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 534

Joseph and the Sabbath Fish

Joseph always welcomes guests to his Sabbath table, while his greedy neighbor Judah scoffs at Joseph’s generosity. Even as his fortunes decline, Joseph’s door remains open. But times change… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 398.2'36089924

Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime

From the age of five, Marcel Marceau knew he wanted to be a silent actor, just like Charlie Chaplin. When World War II intervened, he joined the resistance, helping to get young Jews to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 792.302'8092

Punished!

Logan and his friend Benedict run into the wrong guy at the library―literally. When Logan slams into the reference guy in the basement and gives him a little lip, Logan gets punished, really… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 978.004'975243

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Panamanian golden frogs aren't just cute, little, and yellow. They're also the national symbol of Panama. But they started to disappear about fifteen years ago. What's killing them? Could it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 597.8'7

Ultraviolet

“Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her.” Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

What to Expect When You're Expecting Joeys: A Guide for Marsupial Parents (and Curious Kids)

From the Series Expecting Animal Babies

Congratulations, marsupial parents-to-be! You're about to meet your tiny bundles of joy. They're called joeys. Some are as small as a grain of rice when they're born! Read this book to find… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 599.2'139

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

"One foggy, groggy morning by the salty, splashy sea, I'm sure I saw a dinosaur and I'm sure that he saw me." A dinosaur is coming ashore! Tell everyone you know! Gather at the beach to see… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus

"When I woke up I was a Hippopotamus! Yawning in the morning, I raised up my sleepy head, then took one look out of the window and got straight back into bed." A little boy transforms into… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Ancient Construction Technology: From Pyramids to Fortresses

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • The ancient Maya built magnificent pyramid-temples? • Ancient Chinese builders created central home heating systems? • One ancient Greek monument was taller than a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 690.093

Ancient Machine Technology: From Wheels to Forges

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient people used bows to drill holes and start fires? • The ancient Chinese built a machine to detect earthquakes? •The ancient Romans operated a factory for milling… Read More →

  • Dewey: 621.8093

Ancient Medical Technology: From Herbs to Scalpels

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Doctors in ancient Peru performed brain surgery? • Ancient Greek doctors ran medical schools? • The ancient Indians knew how to protect people from smallpox? Medical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 610.938

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