Search Results

4865 records found. Displaying 4201 - 4224.

Janusz Korczak's Children

In the years between WWI and WWII, young Henryk Goldszmidt dreamed of creating a better world for children. As an adult, using the pen name Janusz Korczak, he became a writer, doctor, and an… Read More →

  • Dewey: 943.8'4

La Pascua en todo el mundo (Easter around the World)

From the Series Yo solo: Festividades (On My Own Holidays)

Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world. In Sweden, children dress up as Easter witches and go door to door, hoping for candy. Egyptian children have egg-rolling… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 394.2667

La electricidad (Electricity)

From the Series Libros de energía para madrugadores (Early Bird Energy)

Where does electricity come from? How does it make a computer run or a light bulb shine? Electricity is a form of energy that can be used in many ways. Starting with the tiny particles that… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 537

La luz (Light)

From the Series Libros de energía para madrugadores (Early Bird Energy)

Where does light come from? What do colors have to do with light? Light is a form of energy. Life on Earth is made possible because light from the sun carries heat to the earth. This book… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 535

La materia (Matter)

From the Series Libros de energía para madrugadores (Early Bird Energy)

What is matter and where can it be found? Everything in the world is made of matter, whether it is a solid, a liquid, or a gas. Important ideas about matter such as volume, mass, and how… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 530.4

Los imanes (Magnets)

From the Series Mi primer paso al mundo real — Fuerzas y movimiento (First Step Nonfiction — Forces and Motion)

Magnets have a North and South Pole. Just like the earth! That’s because the earth is a giant magnet. Learn more about magnets in this informative book. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 538'.4

Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Mother of five, grandmother of six, and Speaker of the House! Nancy Pelosi made history when she became the first woman Speaker of the House in January 2007. As second in the line of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 328.73092

Odysseus: Escaping Poseidon's Curse [A Greek Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

After finally winning the decade-long war against the Trojans, Odysseus, captain of the Greek Army, only has to guide his men back home, across the sea. Yet the journey will prove just as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives! The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the potent power of adjectives to describe the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 428.2

Real-Life Sea Monsters

From the Series On My Own Science

Long ago, sailors told tales about terrible monsters that lurked in the sea. Many of their stories may have been based on amazing—but real—sea creatures. Giant squid catch their food with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 591.77

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

Saving the Whooping Crane

From the Series On My Own Science

Whooping cranes once lived all over North America. But by the 1940s, only one tiny flock was left. These beautiful birds were in danger of dying out. Scientists decided to start a second… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 598.3

Sinbad: Sailing into Peril [An Arabian Tale]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Sinbad, a rich young man who wastes his fortune, must set sail from his home in Baghdad to earn a living as a merchant at sea. In his travels, he encounters violent storms, fearsome whales… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

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

Squanto y el primer Día de Acción de Gracias (Squanto and the First Thanksgiving)

From the Series Yo solo: Festividades (On My Own Holidays)

When the Pilgrims landed near Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 they were unprepared for the challenges they would face. Many Pilgrims died until Squanto, a Patuxet Indian, taught them how to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 394.2649

The Dragon Emperor: [A Chinese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

One night in ancient China, a special baby is born. He is an emperor, and he is also a dragon! The dragon emperor becomes a powerful ruler. But a warrior named Chi You is jealous. He plans to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Magic Pomegranate: [A Jewish Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The contest has begun! Three brothers travel to different countries to find the most unusual gift. The oldest brother finds a looking glass that shows him places far away. The middle brother… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Search for Antarctic Dinosaurs

From the Series On My Own Science

Rocks, ice, and snow. That is all Dr. William Hammer and his crew can see when they look at the land around them on Earth’s coldest continent. But on top of a mountain, the scientists… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 567.909989

The Tale of La Llorona: [A Mexican Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

AY-EEEE! A spooky howl pierces the dark night. Is it the wind? Or is it the ghost called La Llorona? La Llorona is said to haunt moonlit roads and riverbanks, crying for her lost children… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 398.2

Theseus: Battling the Minotaur [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Raised by his mother and tutor, young Theseus finally learns the truth of his birth: he is the son of King Aegeus, ruler of Athens. Armed with his father’s shield, he sets out to claim his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Thor y Loki (Thor & Loki): En la tierra de los gigantes [Un mito escandinavo] (In the Land of Giants [A Norse Myth])

From the Series Mitos y leyendas en viñetas (Graphic Myths and Legends)

Out of the great halls of Asgard, home of the Norse Gods…came one of the greatest Norse legends. Thor, powerful god of thunder, and his brother Loki, the trickster, were eager to resolve an… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Uncool: A Girl's Guide to Misfitting In

So you didn’t make the cheerleading squad. You wouldn’t be caught dead in one of those too-short pleated skirts anyway. Fact is, you’re not the same as everyone else. So what’s wrong with… Read More →

Volcanoes

From the Series Early Bird Earth Science

This book introduces young readers to volcanoes—what they are, how they form, and how they affect people. Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 551.21

Wayne Gretzky

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Wayne Gretzky? Well, did you know that: He started playing hockey professionally at age seventeen? He scored at least one goal in each of the first… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 796.962092