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Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Founders of Google

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, noted, "Google has infiltrated the daily lives of millions of people." But this giant company had very humble beginnings. In 1996 Sergey Brin and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 005.1092'2

Skin Cancer

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, and it affects people of all ages. Indeed, a headline from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, says, "Milder… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.99'477

Slovakia in Pictures

From the Series Visual Geography Series, Second Series

Slovakia sits at the very center of the European continent. Fighting pollution today, this largely rural country fights to protect its many undeveloped forests and endangered wildlife. Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 943.73

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USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Stephenie Meyer is "one of those rare success stories that inspire unpublished writers."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

Skin: The Bare Facts

In the story of your life, your skin plays a starring role. It’s the part of you that is most exposed to the world, so it sees everything- windy weather, ski trips, beach days, swim meets… Read More →

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

Reel Culture: 50 Movies You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

Reel Culture is for the young person who is curious about film history and wants to be the one at the party who knows what Casablanca was about or who made the LBD (little black dress) hot in… Read More →

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]

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It's about discovering new places, new hobbies, and new people—and opening your eyes to the world. This book is about the… Read More →

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

Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

We spend hours shopping and dressing, but do we think about what we're wearing? What's the style of your shirt called? Who made your baby-doll nightie famous? There is a story behind every… Read More →

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]

Date Book: A Girl's Guide to Going Out with Someone New

Date Book sheds light on the teen girl dating experience and empowers girls to be safe and confident when dating. Written in a funny, shoot-from-the-hip voice, it's full of creative date… Read More →

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

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 →

Crush: A Girl's Guide to Being Crazy in Love

Face it: Falling for your flame is exhilarating, but it can also be downright confusing and, sometimes, even painful. Crush guides you through the whole experience, giving advice on all… Read More →