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Anansi and the Box of Stories: [A West African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The sky god Nyame owns all the stories in the world. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures. So one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 398.2

Caminando bajo la nieve (The Snow Walker)

From the Series Yo solo: Historia (On My Own History)

One morning in March 1888, twelve-year-old Milton Daub awoke to find the world buried in snow. The blizzard was like nothing Milton and his neighbors in the Bronx had ever seen. No one dared… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 974.7'04

Halloween

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

Filled with tricks and treats, fun and food, Halloween is a day that children look forward to. At one time two separate festivals, the traditions of each gradually blended into the holiday we… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 394.2646

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 niña que ponchó a Babe Ruth (The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth)

From the Series Yo solo: Historia (On My Own History)

Jackie Mitchell has always wanted to be a great pitcher, and she finally has the chance to become one! In her first minor league game, she is up against two of the greatest home-run hitters… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 796.3570922

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

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

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

Ben Franklin's Big Shock

From the Series On My Own Science

Describes Ben Franklin’s interest in and experiments with electricity, what he learned about electricity, and his famous experiment with lightning. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 537'.078

Halloween, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

Filled with tricks and treats, fun and food, Halloween is a day that children look forward to. At one time two separate festivals, the traditions of each gradually blended into the holiday we… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 394.2646

Packed with Poison!: Deadly Animal Defenses

From the Series On My Own Science

In the ocean, a box jellyfish dangles tentacles covered with venom-filled stingers. The jellyfish uses its stingers to kill its prey. But its venom can also kill humans within minutes. The… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 591.6'5

Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown

From the Series On My Own History

In April 1607, twelve-year-old Sam Collier and a group of Englishmen landed in North America. Arriving as an assistant to the solider John Smith, Sam was excited to discover what adventures… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Shipwreck Search: Discovery of the H. L. Hunley

From the Series On My Own Science

What a discovery! Deep under the Atlantic Ocean, divers found a shipwreck like no other. It was the H. L. Hunley, a submarine that had sunk during the Civil War! A team of scientists from… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 973.7'57

Tía Clara Brown (Aunt Clara Brown): Pionera oficial

From the Series Yo solo: Biografías (On My Own Biographies)

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 978.8'00496073'0092

Washington Is Burning

From the Series On My Own History

Fifteen-year-old Paul Jennings looked out the window of the President's House. America was at war with Britain, and British soldiers were marching toward Washington. Terrified people were… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 973.5'2'092

Wilma Rudolph

From the Series Yo solo: Biografías (On My Own Biographies)

In 1946, six-year-old Wilma Rudolph dreamed of walking and playing like other children, but a sickness called polio had damaged her left leg. Wilma spent hours each week doing painful… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Woolly Mammoths

From the Series On My Own Science

Mammoths roamed Earth for more than two million years. They lived in Europe, Asia, and North America. Then ten thousand years ago, the mammoths vanished. What caused them to die out?… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 569'.67

Botones para el general Washington (Buttons for General Washington)

From the Series Yo solo: Historia (On My Own History)

Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured, John knew he would be hanged. In this… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3

Calamity Jane

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Calamity Jane was always in search of adventure. Nothing scared her—not rattlesnakes or wild horses or even Wild Bill Hickok. Quicksand could not keep her down. As an army scout, Calamity… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 978.02'092

Casey Jones

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 385.36092