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Lighting Up the Brain: The Science of Optogenetics

What if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and watch individual brain cells send signals to one another? What if they could then control these brain cells to direct thoughts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 612.8/2

Losing the Girl: Book 1

From the Series Life on Earth

Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst . . . or at least the weirdest. It couldn't be an alien abduction, right?… None of Claudia's classmates at Blithedale High know Read More →

  • Lexile: 180
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Outrageous Animal Adaptations: From Big-Eared Bats to Frill-Necked Lizards

A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible? Whether to avoid predators, to stalk prey, or to withstand extreme temperatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 578.4

Sanctuary: Book 2

From the Series The Stone Man Mysteries

A demon seeking redemption, Silex has kept vigil over Edinburgh for countless years atop a local church as a gargoyle. With the help of his human assistant Craig, Silex solves the mysteries… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 741.5/973

Shakespeare's Sonnets

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Along with writing comedic and dramatic plays, William Shakespeare was also a master poet. Using the sonnet structure (three quatrains and a final couplet composed in iambic pentameter), he… Read More →

  • ATOS: 12.1
  • Dewey: 821/.3

The Craft-a-Day Book: 30 Projects to Make with Recycled Materials

Reduce, reuse, and recycle with ideas from The Craft-a-Day… You can put the three Rs to work with these thirty awesome crafts! Using recycled and reusable materials from around the house Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 745.5

Tying the Knot: A World History of Marriage

For thousands of years, marriage was a business transaction between two families. Fathers chose husbands for their daughters to build power, wealth, and social status. Rules about acceptable… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 306.810973

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

Vaccines are biological substances that cause the human immune system to build up its defenses against specific diseases. Public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 615.3/72

3D Printing: The Revolution in Personalized Manufacturing

3D printing was once only known through science fiction, such as Star Trek, the popular 1960s TV series. But inventors and engineers on Earth began experimenting in real life with 3D printing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 621.9/88

Addiction and Overdose: Confronting an American Crisis

Drug overdosing and death from prescription painkillers and heroin are at epidemic levels in the United States. How do people become addicted to opioids and other dangerous drugs, and why?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 362.290973

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 006.3

Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe

In 2015 two powerful telescopes detected something physicists had been seeking for more than one hundred years—gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This announcement… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 523.8/875

Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat

Most scientists agree that Earth is warming rapidly. Glaciers are melting and rising seawaters are submerging islands and coastal cities. In the coming decades, millions will likely have to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 551.68

ISIS: The Global Face of Terrorism

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, emerged in the Middle East during the first decade of the 2000s. The group vows to wage violent jihad, or holy war, on those who do not adhere to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 363.325

Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut

On a global scale, humans create around 2.6 trillion pounds of waste every year. None of this trash is harmless—landfills and dumps leak toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, while… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 363.72/85

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of whales considered a keystone species. Keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 599.5

Camp So-and-So

The letters went out in mid-February. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains. Each letter… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Little Princess

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Young Sara Crewe grew up with her rich father in India, surrounded by servants and luxury. She's not royalty, but when she arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London, everyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

In the twenty-first century, because of climate change and other human activities, many animal species have become extinct, and many others are at risk of extinction. Once they are gone, we… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 591.68

Dogs at War: Military Canine Heroes

While in a war zone, a military working dog (MWD) and its handler live together, eat together, play together, sleep together, and risk their lives for each other every day. The dogs work with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 7.9
  • Dewey: 355.4/24

Exoplanets: Worlds beyond Our Solar System

Until the mid-1990s, scientists only guessed that the universe held exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system. But using advanced physics and powerful telescopes, scientists have since… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: 523.2/4

Find Your Style: Boost Your Body Image through Fashion Confidence

Style can be a flag we wave, a declaration of who we are. Discover awesome tips about understanding your body type so you can build flattering outfits, using colors, shapes, patterns, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 646/.3083

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and Other Stories

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have inspired, frightened, and amused readers since they were first published in 1835. Readers will recognize the little mermaid who makes a deal… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ninja Plants: Survival and Adaptation in the Plant World

What can communicate but has no mouth, and can attack but has no hands? A plant! You might love the beauty and fragrance of flowers, but plants are far more complex than meets the eye. Some… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 581.4/7