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Spring 2019

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet: Environmental Chemistry

Many of the most toxic materials on Earth—from arsenic to plutonium—occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 577.27
Spring 2019

The Global Refugee Crisis: Fleeing Conflict and Violence

According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 362.87
Spring 2019

The Invisible War: A World War I Tale on Two Scales

One Nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WWI battle. In France of 1916, battlefield nurse Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria while treating a patient with… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/994
Spring 2019

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Thirteen Holmes Adventures

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

After surviving a nearly fatal encounter with his nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes returns to 221B Baker Street. Spanning thirteen thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his friend John… Read More →

  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In this acclaimed autobiography, Booker T. Washington makes a case for lifting up his race through education. Washington uses his personal story as the example, from his birth to slave… Read More →

  • Dewey: 370.92 [B]
Spring 2019

Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 355.0092/520973
Fall 2018

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24
Fall 2018

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 613.2
Fall 2018

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 571.8/79
Fall 2018

Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 250
  • Dewey: 823/.7 [B]
Fall 2018

Pandemic: How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk

How close are we to having another worldwide health crisis? Epidemiologists predict that another pandemic is coming—one that could kill hundreds of millions of people. Learn about factors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 614.4
Fall 2018

Self-Driving Cars: The New Way Forward

Self-driving cars mark the next great shift in mass transportation. Learn about early attempts at self-driving technology, the benefits of driverless cars, controversies surrounding the new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • Dewey: 629.2
Fall 2018

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators

Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 597.3
Fall 2018

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/165

Blink

When Josh was four, a little girl named Rachel was kidnapped and never found. Twelve years later, Chatham Clairborne appears, apparently on the hunt for her runaway sister. But Josh suspects… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]

All Out of Pretty

Andrea knows what it's like to be pretty. Thanks to her gorgeous, drug-addicted mother, she also knows where pretty can lead... At 16, Andrea is yanked from the safety of her Gram's home and… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Troublemakers

When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Honor Code

Sam knows how lucky she is to be part of the elite Edwards Academy. As she dreams of getting into Harvard one day, she's willing to do anything to fit in and excel at the private high school… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults… A 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Economic Inequality: The American Dream under Siege

Millions of Americans don't earn enough money to pay for decent housing, food, health care, and education. Increasingly, families and young people aren't doing better than their parents and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 339.2/20973

Fandom: Fic Writers, Vidders, Gamers, Artists, and Cosplayers

Have you ever finished a book or TV series and wished for more? Created stories, art, or videos based on a game? Dressed up as your favorite character? If so, you've entered fandom. Fan… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • Dewey: 302.23

Kidnapped

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Recently orphaned, seventeen-year-old David Balfour discovers that he is the rightful heir of the House of Shaws. However, his cruel and greedy uncle, desperate to keep him from claiming his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 823/.8

Life on Earth — Library Bound Set

From the Series Life on Earth

Set

A sci-fi-tinged YA graphic novel trilogy from acclaimed cartoonist MariNaomi. A group of teenagers struggles with early romances and fraying friendships against the backdrop of a classmate's… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $58.64
  • Temporarily out of stock
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Life on Earth — eBook Set

From the Series Life on Earth

Set

A sci-fi-tinged YA graphic novel trilogy from acclaimed cartoonist MariNaomi. A group of teenagers struggles with early romances and fraying friendships against the backdrop of a classmate's… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $87.98
  • Your Price: $65.99
  • 2 titles