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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

Who Were the Accused Witches of Salem?: And Other Questions about the Witchcraft Trials

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In June 1692, a jury in Salem, Massachusetts, found Bridget Bishop guilty of performing witchcraft. The only evidence against her was villagers' testimony. As punishment she was publicly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 133.4'3097445

"Miss Pell Would Never Misspell" and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing How to Spell and Use Wily Words

From the Series Adventures in Memory ™

Need a fail-proof way to memorize everything you need to know for your next spelling test? Brian P. Cleary can help! He's made up oodles of clever sayings to help those wily words stick in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 428.1

A Head Full of Notions: A Story about Robert Fulton

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Robert Fulton was an American inventor born in 1765. Some of his accomplishments include designing some of the first submarines and designing the first commercially successful steamboat, the Clemont. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 623.8'24'092

A Story to Tell: Traditions of a Tlingit Community

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Frances Nannauck Kraus takes her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Marissa, to Kake, Alaska--the place of much of their family history. On one of their walks, they climb up a hill to the tallest… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 979.8'004972

A World of Knowing: A Story about Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet had a sharp mind and a great determination to make a difference in the world. When Thomas met Alice Cogswell, a little girl who was deaf, he decided to go to Europe… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 371.91'2'092

Between the Dragon and the Eagle

From the Series Adventures in Time

The author takes readers on a fascinating journey back to A.D. 100, where a bolt of sky blue silk is carried by successive caravans from China to Rome along the ancient Silk Road. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Buckskin Dresses and Pumpkin Breeches: Colonial Fashions from the 1580s to the 1760s

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What would you have worn if you lived during the Colonial era? It depends on who you were! For example, many Native American women made skirts or dresses out of deerskin, and they completed… Read More →

  • Dewey: 391.00973

Calico Dresses and Buffalo Robes: American West Fashions from the 1840s to the 1890s

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What would you have worn if you lived in the Old West? It depends on who you were! For example, Native Americans made clothing from rabbit fur, deerskins, buffalo hides, and plant fibers… Read More →

  • Dewey: 391.00978

Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Mary Church Terrell grew up after the Civil War with many opportunities. Although she received an excellent education and had a distinguished teaching career, Mary grew up African American in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 323'.092

Come Morning

From the Series Adventures in Time

Twelve-year-old Freedman and his father Nehemiah, a freed slave, make their living on a farm in Delaware during the 1850s. When Nehemiah is taken prisoner by slave-hunters in the Deep South… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Count Your Way through Africa

From the Series Count Your Way

Since its early use as a language of trade, Swahili has helped people of different African and Arabian cultures to communicate. Today it is the official language of two African nations. In… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 960

Discovering Nature's Laws: A Story about Isaac Newton

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sir Isaac Newton changed the world with his many discoveries and inventions about mathematics, science, optics, and physics. Although he was brilliant, Newton felt no need to publish his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 530'.092

Flying Against the Wind: A Story about Beryl Markham

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Born in England and raised in the bush of East Africa, Beryl Markham was an extraordinary child--and lived an extraordinary life. She learned how to train racehorses from her father and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'092

Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe

Brady is going to Europe—with her mother! It's a family coming-of-age tradition, so there's no way out of it. To make the trip more interesting, Brady's best gal pal, Delia, has written four… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Healing Warrior: A Story about Sister Elizabeth Kenny

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1942, polio epidemics raged out of control, and medical treatments were largely unsuccessful in fighting the disease. When Elizabeth Kenny, a self-taught nurse, boldly declared she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 362.1'96835'0092

Her Piano Sang: A Story about Clara Schumann

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

At the age of nine, Clara Wieck gave her first public performance as a concert pianist. She played beautifully. When the concert was over, she felt as if she were dancing on a cloud. As she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 786.2'092

Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays: Civil War Fashions from 1861 to 1865

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What would you have worn if you lived during the Civil War era? It depends on who you were! For example, upper-class women wore tight corsets, bustles, and wide hoop skirts to fancy balls… Read More →

  • Dewey: 355.1'40973