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Yao Ming, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead

Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 578.6'5

Alien Investigation: Searching for the Truth about UFOs and Aliens

Imagine . . . you're in the woods after dark. Eerie green lights appear in the distance. Then there's a sudden flash and everything is dark again. You decide to take a closer look. You come… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • ATOS: 7.1
  • Dewey: 001.942

Don't Sit On the Baby!: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics… Read More →

How Many People Traveled the Oregon Trail?: And Other Questions about the Trail West

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In the spring of 1843, nearly one thousand people gathered in Independence, Missouri. They came from all over the eastern United States, and many had to sell most of their possessions to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 978'.02

Jennifer Lawrence: Star of The Hunger Games

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On March 17, 2011, social media channels buzzed with excitement. Fans of The Hunger Games had hotly debated which actors would bring their beloved characters to life in the upcoming movie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 791.4302'8092

Lou! — eBook Set

From the Series Lou!

Set

Follow exuberant Lou from tweendom through teendom, along with Cat (a cat who appears at the window one day), Emma (Lou’s videogame-obsessed mother), Lou’s crush Tristan, BFF Mina, a cranky (b Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Meltdown!: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future

Japan. March 11, 2011. 2:46 P.M. The biggest earthquake in Japan's history—and one of the world's five most powerful since 1900—devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers (200 miles)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 363.17'990952117

Raggin': A Story about Scott Joplin

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Scott Joplin came from a music-making family in Texarkana, Texas. As a small boy, he loved the lively, rhythmic African melodies and the soft, touching spirituals that he heard his father… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 780'.92'4

Revolutionary Poet: A Story about Phillis Wheatley

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Taken from her family in Africa at the age of seven, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a slave in 1761. After she was purchased by the Wheatley family, Phillis quickly learned to speak… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 811'.1

Secret Diary: Book 1

From the Series Lou!

Meet Lou! She's hardly your average 12 year old. Her handmade outfits are the talk of the school (even though they make the other girls laugh), and her homework gets a lot of attention from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 320
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Sisters Against Slavery: A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimké

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830's. Through… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 326'.8'0922757

Stateswoman to the World: A Story about Eleanor Roosevelt

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Eleanor Roosevelt is perhaps best known for her role as First Lady, wife to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But this strong-willed woman was a skilled politician in her own right, who… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 973.917'092

Steve Jobs: Technology Innovator and Apple Genius

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On October 5, 2011, the news of the death of technology innovator Steve Jobs rocked the world. The failing health of the Apple cofounder and Pixar CEO was no secret. Jobs had given up his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 338.7'61004092

Summertime Blues: Book 2

From the Series Lou!

Summertime is here! But there's no sun, surf, or sand for Lou. Instead, it's Brussels sprouts, mud, and mosquitoes. Lou and her mom are off to spend the summer with Memaw in the most boring… Read More →

  • Lexile: 350
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

Tales for Hard Times: A Story about Charles Dickens

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

As a small boy, Charles Dickens worked in a dark, musty London warehouse, pasting labels onto pots of boot polish. He tried not to listen to his grumbling stomach or the rats squeaking on the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 823'.8

The Country Artist: A Story about Beatrix Potter

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Tea with a hedgehog and supper with a rabbit? Beatrix Potter entertained guests that most people--certainly Beatrix Potter's proper Victorian parents--would have thought belonged in a meadow… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 823'.912

The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late

People have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun pop culture read about the top 50 movies, books, songs, and artworks—from the movie… Read More →

The Wizard of Sound: A Story about Thomas Edison

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1877 a young man developed a way to reproduce sounds so they could be heard again and again. This young man, Thomas Edison, has since been heralded as one of the world's greatest… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 621.3'092

We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Henry Ford loved mechanical things: springs and gears, cogs and wheels, and things that clicked and ticked and turned. One hot summer day in 1876, Henry and his father were riding to Detroit… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 338.7'6292'0924

What Are the Articles of Confederation?: And Other Questions about the Birth of the United States

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In June 1776, colonial delegates to the Continental Congress began writing a document to set up a new country—with a government independent from Britain. The Articles of Confederation created… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 342.7302'9

What Was the Missouri Compromise?: And Other Questions about the Struggle over Slavery

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When the Missouri Territory applied for statehood in 1818, the United States had an equal number of free states and slave states. The territory's leaders wanted Missouri to be a slave state… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 973.5'4

When Did Columbus Arrive in the Americas?: And Other Questions about Columbus's Voyages

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In the late 1400s, Christopher Columbus was sure he could find a trade route from Spain to the Far East by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. On his first voyage, he landed on an island… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 970.01'5092

Who Was William Penn?: And Other Questions about the Founding of Pennsylvania

From the Series Six Questions of American History

William Penn was only twenty-two years old the first time he went to prison. He had attended a meeting of the Quakers, people who practiced a religion forbidden in Britain during the 1600s… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 974.8'02092