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Meth, 2nd Edition: America's Drug Epidemic

Once considered the “poor man’s cocaine,” methamphetamine has seeped into the mainstream in the United States. It is estimated that more than 12 million people have tried the drug, and 1.4… Read More →

  • Dewey: 362.29'9

Nicki Minaj: Conquering Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Nicki Minaj is a "hip-hop comet...a talented rhyme-spitter who fluidly shifts from hard-core grit to Barbie-doll cute." Growing up poor… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Offside

From the Series Counterattack

Between finishing late school projects and looking after her brothers and sister, Faith Patel barely has time to play soccer. And when she's at practice, surrounded by girls who can afford to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Out of Sync

From the Series Counterattack

Since they were six-year-olds, Madison and Dayton have had soccer sync. Maddie doesn't have to see her best friend on the field to know where she'll be. Her passes to Dayton are perfect, as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Overexposed

From the Series Surviving Southside

"Send me a pic?" Daisy Garcia's not afraid of putting on a show. So when her boyfriend Simon asks Daisy for some sexy pictures, she sends him a couple. But when Daisy and Simon have a bad… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Plate Tectonics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

For hundreds of years, people found the fossils of ancient sea creatures at the tops of tall mountains. Scientists puzzled over this problem. A fish couldn't have swum up a mountain. And how… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.1'36

Quicksilver

Back home Tori was the girl who had everything a sixteen-year-old could want—popularity, money, beauty. Everything. Including a secret. That secret made her very valuable. Now she's left… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Relativity, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Since prehistoric times, people have wondered how the universe works. Early scientists studied how forces affect objects and watched how heavenly bodies move. In 1687 Isaac Newton published a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 530.11

Shaking the Foundation: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

"I cannot think that the world, as we see it, is the result of chance; & yet I cannot look at each separate thing as the result of design." English naturalist Charles Darwin wrote this in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 576.8'2

Super Pop!: Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays

Super Pop! offers a maximum-pleasure, minimum-effort way to become smarter, happier, and more likely to survive your next family function (or a shark attack). This hilarious and wide-ranging… Read More →

The Alliance

From the Series Surviving Southside

"One Down . . . You're Next." Or so said the note Carmen Mendoza found in her locker. Carmen is out, loud, and proud, so the threat doesn't faze her . . . much. Jamie was Scott King's best… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Arab Conquests of the Middle East, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one man’s religious experience change the whole world? In the A.D. 600s, in the Arabian city of Mecca, a merchant named Muhammad began to receive and share messages from God. Muhammad… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956'.013

The Beast

From the Series Counterattack

Alyssa Duncan is a beast on the soccer field. As the Copperheads' starting goalie, she might be the difference between a state title and total defeat—and she likes it that way. When a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Big Bang, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

Where did our universe come from? People have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. The twentieth century brough new discoveries in physics and astronomy that led… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.1'8

The Black Death, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Could a few fleas really change the world? In the early 1300s, the world was on the brink of change. New trade routes in Europe and Asia brought people in contact with different cultures and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 614.5'732

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 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