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A Fairy-Tale Life: A Story about Hans Christian Anderson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Young Hans Christian knew how life should be--just like a fairy tale. But, while he was growing up in Odense, Denmark, his life didn't seem much like a fairy tale. Although everyone was… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 839.8'136

Clouds of Terror

From the Series On My Own History

Helga and Erik could not believe their eyes. There were grasshoppers everywhere, and they were eating the crops! In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Matzah Ball: A Passover Story

Aaron is invited to a baseball game during Passover, and his mom sends him with a bag lunch of matzah and tuna. Aaron is embarrassed until his friends go off for snacks and something… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Sammy Spider's First Passover

Sammy Spider watches longingly as the Shapiro family celebrates Passover. He wants to help Josh find the afikomen (hidden matzah), but his mother reminds him, "Spiders don't celebrate… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

From the Series On My Own History

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah

Sammy Spider watches longingly as Josh Shapiro lights another candle and receives another brightly-colored dreidel each night of Hanukkah. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

From the time she was a very young girl, Rachel Carson felt a bond with nature. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she spent hours exploring meadows and woods, dreaming of seeing the ocean. As… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 574'.092

An American Army of Two

From the Series On My Own History

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Wonderful Worms

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Wonderful Worms encourages an appreciation for the small creatures of the earth by explaining the vital role that earthworms play in the planet's ecosystem. The book also contains informative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 595.1

Everybody Cooks Rice

In this multicultural picture book, Carrie goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 641.6'318

Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Although he is credited with changing history through his invention of printing, Johann Gutenberg remains mysterious. In Fine Print, author Joann Johansen Burch pieces together Gutenberg's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 686.1'092

Fire at the Triangle Factory

From the Series On My Own History

Six days a week Minnie and Tessa sit, shoulder to shoulder, bent over sewing machines in a big room overflowing with piles of fabric, patterns, and lace. There is no fresh air, the light is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Shabbat: A Family Service

Simple poetry brings to life the structure and the central concepts of the Shabbat service. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4'1

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2

How Do Bears Sleep?

Artist and storyteller E. J. Bird describes the habits of hibernating bears in this endearing rhymed picture book. Children will wonder along with the author if bears dream, how bears stay… Read More →

  • Dewey: 599.74'44604543

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

From the Series On My Own History

Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 921

Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1847 an eighteen-year-old immigrant arrived in New York. He had little in his pockets and no knowledge of English. However, by 1874, people throughout the United States knew him as the man… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 338.7'687'092

Count Your Way through Mexico

From the Series Count Your Way

In this introduction to the Spanish numbers one through ten, Jim Haskins leads young readers on an adventure of discovery "south of the border." Vibrant full-color illustrations by Helen… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 972

Frontier Surgeons: A Story about the Mayo Brothers

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In the 1870s, surgery was a crude affair performed on the patient's kitchen table. In the frontier town of Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W. W. Mayo brought his young sons, Will and Charlie, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 610'.92'273

Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

For the first twenty-eight years of her life. Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a southern plantation. Finally, with the help of a Quaker woman, she was able to escape to Philadelphia by way… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797 or 1798. She never knew for sure which year she was born or even whether it was summer or winter. By the time she was a young woman… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story about Benjamin Banneker

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1791 plans for the new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker for the job… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 520.92'4

Count Your Way through China

From the Series Count Your Way

According to a Chinese myth, four animals helped create the universe. This ancient story joins nine other descriptions of Chinese life and culture—from the five tones of the Chinese musical… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 951

Count Your Way through Japan

From the Series Count Your Way

For the numbers one to ten, the Japanese language offers two sets of numbers. In Count Your Way through Japan, Jim Haskins uses the set based on Chinese numbers to count such aspects of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 952