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Space Disasters

From the Series Disasters Up Close

Imagine watching a space shuttle on the launchpad, ready to blast off into orbit. Astronauts have embarked on some of the most amazing adventures and made incredible discoveries. Yet sadly… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 363.12'42

The Bat-Chen Diaries

In 1996, on her 15th birthday, Bat-Chen Shahak was killed by a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center. But the gifted teenager left behind a rich legacy of diaries, letters, poems and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 956.9405'4092

The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor

Humor is on sale at the Laugh Stand, so step up and pick out the laugh of your choice. From Tom Swifties—"'These are my underpants,' Tom said briefly."—to daffinitions—"Benign: What you are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 817

The Tomb of King Tutankhamen

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

A royal treasure buried for 3,000 years … On November 4, 1922, a British archaeologist named Howard Carter unearthed a buried staircase in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. At the bottom of the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 932'.014

Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Mother of five, grandmother of six, and Speaker of the House! Nancy Pelosi made history when she became the first woman Speaker of the House in January 2007. As second in the line of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 328.73092

The Boy from Seville

Manuel Nuñez’s life changes forever on the day his parents trust him enough to reveal a secret; they are Jews. Brought up as a Christian during the Spanish Inquisition of the 17th century… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wayne Gretzky

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Wayne Gretzky? Well, did you know that: He started playing hockey professionally at age seventeen? He scored at least one goal in each of the first… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 796.962092

All-Star Season

Reuven is quiet and thoughtful. His younger brother Avi is outgoing and impulsive. As irritating as they can be to each other, the boys have two strong bonds-the solidity of their Jewish… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Between Two Worlds: A Story about Pearl Buck

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Growing up in China as the child of American missionaries, Pearl read and listened to stories from both the East and the West. A story, she thought, was a wonderful way to learn about people… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 921

Bold Composer: A Story about Ludwig van Beethoven

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Famous 19th century composer Ludwig van Beethoven compsed hundreds of works in his lifetime, including the well-known Moonlight Sonata and Symphony No. 5 and Symphony No. 9. He remains among… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 780.92

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos: American Cooking from the 1920s through Today

From the Series Cooking Through Time

This book covers America's eating habits from 1920 up to the present. Not only did the twentieth century see a woman's role in the kitchen change from backbreaking durdgery to easy meal… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.1'0973

Farmland Innovator: A Story about Cyrus McCormick

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Cyrus McCormick patented and manufactured the reaper, an important 19th century invention that dramatically improved the efficiency of wheat farming. While McCormick did not invent the reaper… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 681'.7631092

Fires

From the Series Disasters Up Close

Fire is one of the earth’s most devastating forces. Fire has many causes—from a stroke of lightning to a carelessly dropped match. And once a fierce blaze begins, it can swallow forests… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 363.37

Living with the Senecas: A Story about Mary Jemison

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Mary Jemison was born in 1743 as her parents emigrated from Ireland to Pennsylvania. When she was fifteen years old, a group of raiding Shawnee Indians and French soldiers captured her and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 974.7'8803092

Sometimes Love Isn't Enough

From the Series Lurlene McDaniel Books

"Junior high will be a blast," promises Andrea Manetti's best friend. But while exciting things are happening at school—new friends, boys, and a chance to star in the musical—Andrea's home… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular buildings of the world, renowned for its architectual magnificence and aesthetic beauty. It is a rare book that can do justice to such… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: [E]

The Secret of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story

According to legend, a group of Jewish families survived the Holocaust by hiding out for months in the 77 miles of caves in Ukraine known as Priest's Grotto. Cavers Taylor and Nicola… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 940.53'180922477

Voice of the Paiutes: A Story about Sarah Winnemucca

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sarah Winnemucca, a Northern Plains Indian, lived in the last half of the nineteenth century when white settlers were moving west into land the Paiutes had inhabited for thousands of years… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 979.004'9745769'0092

Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist

Everyone loves the stories of legendary creatures that just might really exist. This book relies on the latest information from cryptozoologists, experts who study these mysterious beings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 001.944

Battle Cry

Two boys, best friends, are torn between opposing sides of bloody war in 1862. Johnny is white, and Chaska is part Dakota. The boys have seen whites treat the Dakota with injustice and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Butternut Hollow Pond

In the course of a full day at Butternut Hollow Pond, readers will meet water striders, snapping turtles, herons, woodchucks, and other animals that live in the pond. Readers will learn how… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 591.763

Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You

Before one fateful April day, Jeanne lived the life of a typical Rwandan girl. She fought with her little sister, went to school, and teased her brother. Then, in one horrifying night… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 833'.92

Pasta, Fried Rice, and Matzoh Balls: Immigrant Cooking in America

From the Series Cooking Through Time

From 1565 to 1920, waves of European and Asian immigrants reached American shores and spiced up the country’s diet. Learn about their contributions and tempt your taste buds with recipes for… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.1'2'0973

Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay

Ready to laugh until you’re horse? Brian P. Cleary, author of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical™ series and the poetry collection Rainbow Soup, is off on a gnu hilarious adventure in… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54