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Ancient Machine Technology: From Wheels to Forges

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient people used bows to drill holes and start fires? • The ancient Chinese built a machine to detect earthquakes? •The ancient Romans operated a factory for milling… Read More →

  • Dewey: 621.8093

Ancient Medical Technology: From Herbs to Scalpels

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Doctors in ancient Peru performed brain surgery? • Ancient Greek doctors ran medical schools? • The ancient Indians knew how to protect people from smallpox? Medical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 610.938

Ancient Transportation Technology: From Oars to Elephants

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • People first used skis more than 8,000 years ago? • The first wheels were used in pottery—not for transportation? • Traffic jams often clogged the streets of ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.04093

Ancient Warfare Technology: From Javelins to Chariots

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • The Scythians used guerrilla warfare more than 2,500 years ago? • The Chinese general Sun-tzu wrote the first military manual in the fourth century B.C.? • Some ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 355.0209'01

Click!: A Story about George Eastman

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

When George Eastman decided to make photography his hobby, "simple" was hardly the word to describe the pastime. He had to lug 50 pounds of camera equipment around with him, including the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 338.7'6177

Count Your Way through India

From the Series Count Your Way

Imagine floating a candle down the Ganges River in the five-day-long Hindu festival of lights. Learn the story of the Taj Mahal and its four minarets. As children count their way one-to-ten… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 954

Everything I Was

“My walls were stripped, and all that was left in the room was a pile of boxes and my mattress propped against the wall.” So begins Irene’s journey from an Upper West Side penthouse to—well, Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

How Did Slaves Find a Route to Freedom?: And Other Questions about the Underground Railroad

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In the early 1800s, many black slaves in the southern states began to risk their lives to gain freedom in the North. They escaped from plantations with no money to buy food and no maps to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 973.7'115

President of the Underground Railroad: A Story about Levi Coffin

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Growing up in a Quaker family in the South in 1830, Levi Coffin did not support slavery, but he was exposed to its atrocities. Convinced that every person deserved to be free, Levi began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 973.7'115'092

Seven Wonders beyond the Solar System

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them. People looked at distant stars and wondered what they were made of. They wondered whether any other places in the universe… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.8

Seven Wonders of Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them and have studied all visible objects. People began to identify differences between stars and planets, and as technology… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5

Seven Wonders of Space Phenomena

From the Series Seven Wonders

The universe is full of space phenomena, such as dark matter, dark energy, and the beginning of the universe. Read what astronomers and space scientists have discovered about these amazing… Read More →

  • Dewey: 520

Seven Wonders of Space Technology

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have looked to the sky in wonder, and their wonder and curiosity fueled science. Ancient peoples built enormous temples and monuments to observe the sun and track… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.4

Seven Wonders of the Gas Giants and Their Moons

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them. Simple telescopes in the 1600s made possible descriptions of the wonders of Earth's Moon and the closer planets. It took… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.4

Seven Wonders of the Rocky Planets and Their Moons

From the Series Seven Wonders

Uncover seven wonders of the four rocky planets. From Mercury, we'll watch the Sun appear to perform wild acrobatics. We'll also explore Venus, a planet full of puzzles and beauty. On Mars… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.4

Seven Wonders of the Sun and Other Stars

From the Series Seven Wonders

Have you ever wondered how stars are born? Or what happens inside a black hole? Or how to safely view a solar eclipse? This book tells you the answers—and much more. See what astronomers and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.7

Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions Into Pay

Do you have a passion you want to turn into pay? Looking for a way to make some extra cash in high school? Start It Up shows teens how to turn their hobbies and talents into full-fledged… Read More →

The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Who won the first Daytona 500? What do teams do to prepare their cars for 500 miles of hard, high-speed racing? Who gave the Daytona 500 the nickname the "Great American Race"? Learn all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 796.720975921

What Was the Continental Congress?: And Other Questions about the Declaration of Independence

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In September 1774, American colonial leaders gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From New Hampshire to Georgia, colonists were angry about the taxes they were forced to pay to Great… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 973.3'13

When Did George Washington Fight His First Military Battle?: And Other Questions about the French and Indian War

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When George Washington was twenty-two years old, he served as an officer in the British colonial army. He helped Great Britain in its struggle against France for control of North America… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.4'1092

Where Did Sacagawea Join the Corps of Discovery?: And Other Questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition

From the Series Six Questions of American History

When President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the size of the United States almost doubled. Suddenly, the country stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 917.804'2

Who Was Sitting Bull?: And Other Questions about the Battle of Little Bighorn

From the Series Six Questions of American History

By the mid-1800s, thousands of white settlers were traveling westward through the Great Plains. Pioneers built farms and ranches, and companies laid railroads and dug mines. But the plains… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 978.004'9752

Why Did English Settlers Come to Virginia?: And Other Questions about the Jamestown Settlement

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In December 1606, three ships carrying 105 men and boys set sail from Dover, England. The ships headed for the eastern shores of North America. There the men planned to establish a new colony… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 973.2'1

"Washing Adam's Jeans" and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Social Studies Facts

From the Series Adventures in Memory ™

Need a sure-fire way to memorize everything you need to know for your next social studies test? Brian P. Cleary can help! He's made up acronyms, poems, riddles, songs, raps, and more to help… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 300.71