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Faulty Hearts: True Survival Stories

From the Series Powerful Medicine

• A woman with with a faulty heart muscle receives an electrical device that keeps her blood pumping. Months later, her heart is strong enough to pump on its own. • A man with a heart too… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 612.1

Food Poisoning and Foodborne Diseases

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Tainted peanuts, deadly hamburgers, recalled tomatoes. Every year new problems erupt with the safety of the foods we eat and water we drink. Widespread recalls occur when food becomes… Read More →

  • Dewey: 615.9'54

Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed

Studying Antarctica has never been for the fainthearted. "Hereabouts died a very gallant gentleman, Captain L. E. G. Oates of the Inniskilling Dragoons. In March 1912, returning from the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 919.8'9

Hepatitis

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

"The silent killer." That's how a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, described hepatitis. This life-threatening liver disease can go undetected for decades because it often… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.3'623

How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?: And Other Questions about the Boston Tea Party

From the Series Six Questions of American History

On a cold evening in December 1773, a group of men climbed aboard three ships docked in Boston Harbor. Armed with hatchets, the men began breaking into the ships’ valuable cargo—342 crates of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 973.3'115

I, Emma Freke

I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma—the only "normal" member of her quirky family. While Emma desperately tries to find her niche, she discovers that perhaps it's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Influenza

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

With the 2009 outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu, popularly known as "swine flu," people across the globe crowded emergency rooms and clinics for treatment. During outbreaks, schools shut down… Read More →

  • Dewey: 616.2'03

Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you'll meet many incredible creatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 591.77

Kobe Bryant, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

When Kobe Bryant went straight from high school to join the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1996, he was the youngest player in the league. That same year… Read More →

  • Dewey: 796.323'092

Leukemia: True Survival Stories

From the Series Powerful Medicine

• A young girl receives injections of chemotherapy to kill the cancerous white blood cells in her body. • An eleven-year-old boy undergoes a transplant of stem cells to help his body make… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 616.99'419

Lightning, Hurricanes, and Blizzards: The Science of Storms

From the Series Weatherwise

What causes thunderstorms and lightning? Where and why do hurricanes form? How are blizzards more dangerous than other snowstorms? To answer these questions, you’ll need to know about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 551.55

Open the Jail Doors — We Want to Enter: The Defiance Campaign against Apartheid Laws, South Africa, 1952

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"The Defiance Campaign marked a new chapter in the struggle...going to prison became a badge of honor among Africans."―Nelson Mandela, 1952 On June 26, 1952, twenty-five men and five women… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 323.168

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Simchat Torah

Sammy Spider crawls down his web to inspect the candy apple Josh has attached to his Simchat Torah flag. When Josh leaves for synagogue, he doesn’t notice the spider stuck to his apple! Atop… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Gem: Case 3

From the Series On the Case with Holmes and Watson

A hat, a goose, and a priceless blue gem...Can Sherlock Holmes add up the clues? When countess's blue gem is stolen and winds up inside a goose, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson jump on the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Sitting for Equal Service: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, United States, 1960s

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"We were hoping [the sit-in] would catch on and it would spread throughout the country, but it went even beyond our wildest imagination."―Ezell Blair Jr., North Carolina Agricultural &… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 323.1196'073

Skin

From the Series Night Fall ™

It looks like a pizza exploded on Nick Barry's face. But bad skin is the least of his problems. His bones feel like living ice. A strange rash―like scratches―seems to be some sort of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

Sneaky Sheep

Blossom and Rocky are sheep—very sneaky sheep. And they are not very good decision makers. Poor Murphy, the sheep dog, has rescued them from many adventures, like cliff diving and sunbathing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: [E]

Tashlich at Turtle Rock

Annie is excited about the Tashlich ceremony on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, when her family will walk to Turtle Rock Creek and throw crumbs into the water, as symbols of mistakes made the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Thaw

From the Series Night Fall ™

A July storm caused a major power outage in Bridgewater. Now a research project at the Institute for Cryogenic Experimentation has been ruined, and the thawed-out bodies of twenty-seven… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Club

From the Series Night Fall ™

The club started innocently enough. Bored after school, Josh and his friends decided to try out an old game Sabina had found in her basement. Called "Black Magic," it promised the players… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Force Born of Truth: Mohandas Gandhi and the Salt March, India, 1930

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

Gandhi's Salt March united all Indians in peaceful protest for independence. Yet British forces met them with violence and imprisonment. In this story of India's struggle for freedom, we'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092

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]