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Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

From the Series On My Own Biography

Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly

From the Series On My Own Biography

High in the sky, Bessie Coleman could soar like a bird. She was free--at least until she landed. As a black woman in the 1920s, she wasn't allowed to learn how to fly. Forced to travel to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 629.13'092

Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

Bursting with adverbs, this addition to the Words Are CATegorical® series creatively clarifies the concept of adverbs for young readers with delightfully playful rhymes and extremely humorous… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 428.2

Florence Nightingale

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up in a wealthy family that believed nursing wasn't a respectable job, Florence Nightingale was determined to help others. After more than sixty years of service as a nurse, she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 610.73'092

Martha Washington

From the Series On My Own Biography

Martha Dandridge Custis was twenty-seven years old when she married George Washington. She worked by her husband's side to help keep their family, home, and country running smoothly. Whether… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.4'1'092

A Mexican Christmas

In Oaxaca, Mexico, Christmas lasts for more than one day--it lasts almost an entire month! All month long, children and their families celebrate with parades, fiestas, fireworks, dancing, and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 394.2663'0972

Africa Is Not a Country

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 960

Helen Keller

From the Series On My Own Biography

Trapped in silence and darkness, Helen Keller longed to communicate with the world. Both deaf and blind, she struggled to express the thoughts locked in her mind. When Annie Sullivan became… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 362.4'1'092

Jackie Robinson

From the Series On My Own Biography

The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Nathan Hale: Patriot Spy

From the Series On My Own Biography

As the Revolutionary War began, Nathan Hale immediately joined up on the side of the Patriots. When General Washington needed a spy, Hale was the only man to volunteer for the job. In the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 973.3'85'092

No One Saw: Ordinary Things through the Eyes of an Artist

From the Series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

With a simple, rhyming text and beautifully reproduced paintings, No One Saw explores modern art. Each painting highlights the way in which the artist looked at the world in his or her own… Read More →

  • Dewey: 759.06

Pocahontas

From the Series On My Own Biography

As the young daughter of a powerful Powhatan leader, Pocahontas befriended the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Although she helped them survive their difficult first years, and she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.5'01'092

I Pledge Allegiance, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own History

In this inspiring and relevant book, discover how "The Pledge of Allegiance" has become one of the enduring symbols of America's pride. In 1888, a children's magazine announced that a new… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 323.6'5'0973

Rescue on the Outer Banks

From the Series On My Own History

On October 11, 1896, 10-year-old Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, watch as the brave surfmen of Pea Island struggle to save the lives of nine people stranded on a shipwreck. Sam has dreamt of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft

From the Series On My Own History

On December 21, 1848, Ellen Craft and her husband, William, slipped out into the cold, dark night and took their first steps towards freedom. They were runaway slaves. Posing as a white man… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 306.3'62'092273

Under, Over, By the Clover: What Is a Preposition?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

In this fun-filled book, playful puns and comical cartoon cats combine to show, not tell, readers what prepositions are all about. Each preposition in the text, like under, over, by the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 428.2

Alexander Graham Bell

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up, Alexander Graham Bell was fascinated with music, speech, and sounds. He worked hard to invent things that would not only help those with impaired hearing, but also bring people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 621.385'092

Colors of China

From the Series Colors of the World

What color is China? It's tan like the Great Wall of China, red like the Chinese flag, and green like fields of rice plants. Get to know China in this beautifully illustrated introduction to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 951

Daniel Boone

From the Series On My Own Biography

Daniel Boone loved to explore and hunt in the wilderness. As a boy, he learned the ways of the woods from Indians and hunters. Then Daniel heard of a place called Kentucky and he decided to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 976.9'02'092

Inclined Planes and Wedges

From the Series Early Bird Physics

What is an inclined plane? How do you use a wedge? Using easy-to-understand examples and fun-to-do experiments, discover how these two simple machines work and make the work that you do easier. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 621.8'11

Johnny Appleseed

From the Series On My Own Biography

John Chapman loved all forms of nature, and he worked throughout his lifetime to improve it by planting apple trees. Known as the folk hero Johnny Appleseed, John helped to build America--not… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 634'.11'092

Life on a Cattle Farm

From the Series Life on a Farm

What's the difference between a bull and a steer? How are calves born? Adam Smith could tell you. He lives on a beef cattle farm and describes in vivid detail what makes working and playing… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 636.2'22

Life on a Crop Farm

From the Series Life on a Farm

How big can a pumpkin grow? When is the best time to plant corn? Melissa Lehman knows. She lives on a crop farm and tells readers about the fun, and work, that goes into planting, growing… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 630

Life on a Goat Farm

From the Series Life on a Farm

Did you know that many people around the world drink goat milk instead of cow milk? Jimmy Search could have told you. He lives on a dairy goat farm and explains the work and fun that go into… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 636.3'9142