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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As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Stephenie Meyer is "one of those rare success stories that inspire unpublished writers."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

The Absolute Value of -1

Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis—d Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Freak Observer

The Freak Observer is rich in family drama, theoretical physics, and an unusual, tough young woman—Loa Lindgren. For eight years, Loa Sollilja's world ran like one of those mechanical models… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

Death: Corpses, Cadavers, and Other Grave Matters

From the Series Discovery!

Everyone dies . . . but what happens inside the human body when death occurs? What body systems are key for holding on to life? And what value does studying death have for those of us still… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.07'59

The Me Nobody Knew, 2nd Edition

Shannon was 13 and she wanted to die. She hated her parents, her body, her friends - her life. She never felt pretty or popular enough. She struggled with drinking. She was sexually… Read More →

  • Dewey: 155.5'33092

The Dark Divine

From the Series The Dark Divine

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Riot

As the Civil War rages, another battle breaks out behind the lines. During a long hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Earlier that… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Mousetraps

Back in grade school, Maxie and Rick were best friends. Rick would design crazy inventions, and Maxie, the artistic one, would draw them. Then something terrible happened to Rick, and he… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Digital Art: Painting with Pixels

Digital art is all around us. It's in the magazines and books we read, it's on television and in the movies, it's in the games we play, and it hangs in art galleries around the world. Digital… Read More →

  • Dewey: 776

Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition

From the Series Twenty-First Century Medical Library

One of the deadliest diseases healthcare workers fight today, tuberculosis (often called TB) infects the lungs of one-third of the world’s population and kills about 2 million people a year… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.9'95

Weight and Health

From the Series Twenty-First Century Medical Library

By some estimates, 25 percent of young people in the United States are either overweight or obese, a figure that has doubled in the last 30 years. In that time, the physical activities in our… Read More →

  • Dewey: 618.92'398

Circle the Truth

Strange things are happening in Rith's house at night. First a spiral staircase replaces the regular stairs. The new stairs lead to a living room that isn't his, a cat that isn't his either… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Pocket Babies (and Other Amazing Marsupials)

Kangaroos, koalas, and opossums, oh my! Most marsupials live in Australia, but a few are here in the U.S. Find out how these fascinating and unusual "other" mammals evolved and live. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 599

Rockets

From the Series Space Innovations

The most futuristic of humankind’s inventions is also one of the oldest. Author Ron Miller tells the story of rockets, from their humble beginnings as toys one thousand years ago to their… Read More →

  • Dewey: 621.43'56

Space Exploration

From the Series Space Innovations

For hundreds of years scientists have sought and studied new worlds beyond Earth. Author Ron Miller describes the long, hard trek from the first tentative attempts to fly rocket-powered… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.41

Earth's Outer Atmosphere: Bordering Space

From the Series Earth's Spheres

Earth’s outer atmosphere is the transition zone between the planet and outer space. This sphere begins at the upper levels of the atmosphere and stretches out thousands of miles from Earth… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.51'4

Gerald R. Ford

From the Series Presidential Leaders

In the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, then Vice President Gerald Ford became the first person to succeed a president who had resigned from office. Although Ford’s presidency lasted only… Read More →

  • Dewey: 973.925092

Hunter's Heart

Simon, age 14, is obsessed with weaponry, survival tactics, and hunting. Against his mother's wishes, he secretly orders a BB gun over the Internet and begins to practice with it. During a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Last Dance

From the Series Lurlene McDaniel Books

Rachel Deering has her eyes on her toes: she wants to become a world-class ballerina. As a 14-year-old, she is already one of the best dancers in the country. Just as she prepares for an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Traitor

An enemy is hiding in Anna's barn―a Russian prisoner of war on the run from the Nazis. Only Anna knows he's there. If she turns him in, he'll be… Anna can't bring herself to cause anothe Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Stars and Galaxies

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Each night, millions of stars light up the dark skies. Galaxies throughout the universe encompass thousands of stars. The appearance of stars in the sky have intrigued and enthralled humans… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.8

Dwight D. Eisenhower

From the Series Presidential Leaders

Dwight D. Eisenhower spent almost his entire lifetime serving his country. After attending West Point, he began a celebrated military career highlighted by becoming supreme commander of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 973.921'092

Why Did She Have to Die?

From the Series Lurlene McDaniel Books

For thirteen years, Elly has been in Kathy's shadow, always second best. Even so, the two of them understand each other as only sisters can. Jealousy, anger, and resentment give way to guilt… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]