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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

Lay-ups and Long Shots: Eight Short Stories

Purely fiction, these stories tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports, including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, fishing, and dirt bike riding. Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 813'.0108357

Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

In 1938, Lily Renée Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 940.53'18092

Mark T-W-A-I-N!: A Story about Samuel Clemens

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Samuel Clemens grew up in a child's paradise--Hannibal, Missouri. There, mischief added humor to everyday events as Sam encountered the folks who would one day reappear as Huck Finn, Aunt… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 818'.409

My Best Friend, the Atlantic Ocean, and Other Great Bodies Standing Between Me and My Life with Giulio

Who knew that non-boy-crazy-jock Brady would return from Europe with an Italian boyfriend? In this sequel to Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe, Delia launches a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Petticoats and Frock Coats: Revolution and Victorian-Age Fashions from the 1770s to the 1860s

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

What would you have worn if you lived during the American Revolution or the early 1800s? It depends on who you were! Women wore layers and layers of undergarments, including corsets… Read More →

  • Dewey: 391.00973

Pioneer Plowmaker: A Story about John Deere

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In the 1800s, the moist soil of the Midwest would stick to plow blades, stopping the farmers as they plowed. Young blacksmith John Deere knew about the problem, so he designed and built a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 921

Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On April 29, 2011, the whole world watched as Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton exchanged marriage vows. This royal wedding was one of the most anticipated events in England in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 941.085092'2