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The Conquests of Alexander the Great, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

As legend has it, a young prince, Alexander, once subdued a wild stallion others couldn’t control. Impressed by the youngster’s bravery, his father, King Philip of Macedonia, predicted that… Read More →

  • Dewey: 938'.07

The End of the Shoguns and the Birth of Modern Japan, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

How did the end of the shoguns pave the way for modern Japan? Between the eighth and twelfth centuries, emperors ruled Japan. But powerful families gained the loyalty of the samurai - the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 952'.025

The Fall of the Roman Empire, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can the demise of a government 1,500 years ago have repercussions felt around the globe centuries later? If that government is the powerful Roman Empire, it can. From first century B.C… Read More →

  • Dewey: 937'.06

The Fight

From the Series Surviving Southside

"Was he . . . you know?" Bella doesn't know if Dominic was gay or not, but she knows he was bullied. And she knows the adults who could have helped didn't because of some stupid policy. Now… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life

There are certain things that everyone just has to know how to do in life: unjamming a jar, for instance, fixing a flat tire, and removing a particularly embarrassing stain. They may seem… Read More →

The Norman Conquest of England, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

What happens when a foreigner takes over the throne of a powerful country like England? In the case of William the Conqueror, the forced rule would have an impact that lasted centuries… Read More →

  • Dewey: 942.02'1

The Signing of the Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one document really change the world? In June, 1215 King John of England met with a group of nobles in a meadow on the banks of the Thames River. There, John affixed his royal seal to a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 942.03'3

The Sin-Eater's Confession

People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can the conquest of one city change the world? In 1519, two powerful empires - Spain and Mexica (Aztec) - were hungry for expansion in central Mexico. Led by emperor Motecuzoma II, the Mexica… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972'.02

Tim Tebow: Quarterback with Conviction

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

"Tim Tebow is a one-man cultural blitz," reports USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. A celebrity in the football world and a pop culture phenomenon, Tebow has become a household name. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Under Pressure

From the Series Counterattack

Elise comes from a long line of college athletes. More than anything else, she wants to wear the University of North Carolina uniform and play for the college where her parents went. It's a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

William and the Lost Spirit

William knows his father is dead. Everyone knows it . . . everyone except William's sister, who hears him calling to her. Despite William's warnings, she disappears in the night to find their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.

This incredible autobiography of Christiane F. provides a vivid portrait of teen friendship, drug abuse, and alienation in and around Berlin's notorious Zoo Station. Christiane's rapid… Read More →

Ashes

From the Series The Ashes Trilogy

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5

Augusto Pinochet's Chile, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Augusto Pinochet, commander-in-chief of Chile’s army, rose to power in 1973 when he participated in a military coup to overthrow the president, Salvador Allende. Allende was a Socialist, and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 983.06'5

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 560.97309'034

Book of Styling: An Insider's Guide to Creating Your Own Look

This guide explains the whats, whys, and hows of styling, whether you're looking to update your wardrobe or curate your closet. Accomplished stylist Somer Flaherty helps readers figure out… Read More →

Che Guevara: You Win or You Die

October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine. The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 980.03'5092

Communication Smarts: How to Express Yourself Best in Conversations, Texts, E-mails, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Email, cell phones, Facebook, texts, letters … even good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. Teens today have all kinds of choices when it comes to communication. But did you know that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 302.2

Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-Famous Mysteries

This amazing collection contains entries on everything from the bizarre to the horrific, from the spooky to the just plain confounding. The book gives essential background information on… Read More →

Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

Dear Teen Me includes advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of… Read More →

Decoding Our DNA: Craig Venter vs the Human Genome Project

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the mid-1980s, some geneticists proposed a daring project to sequence the human genome. That meant figuring out the exact order of the three billion chemical pairs that make up human DNA… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 8.5
  • Dewey: 611'.0181663

Fidel Castro's Cuba. 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most controversial leaders, rose to power in Cuba, a large island nation only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. A brilliant and charismatic leader, Castro… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972.9106'4