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Underneath It All: A History of Women's Underwear

For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women's undergarments became complex… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 687/.2209

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

Bim Bam Boom

A pot and two wooden spoons—BIM BAM—little owl makes music! Canary, sparrow, chick, and raven join her. What a joy to create sound and rhythm with pots and pans! Two saucepan lids—TISH TISH—a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 170
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Dragon Dancer

It is the eve of Chinese New Year. Lanterns are hung in the shopping malls and Yao is preparing to wake the ancient sky dragon, Shen Long, from his year-long sleep. From the moment Shen Long… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Old Man

Day breaks over the town. Get up, everybody! It's time to go to school. For the old man too, it's time to wake up. The night was icy and he's hungry. His name? He doesn't know . . . This is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Yark

A very funny and cheerfully subversive chapter book about a monster who eats children—until one day he makes a friend. The Yark loves children . . . with the love of a gourmand! This hairy… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wolfy

This masterful picture book about a rabbit and a wolf who want to be best friends has sold over a million copies worldwide and is now available in the U.S. Once upon a time there was a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Paper Butterflies

June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one—and a secret one. Not even her dad knows the truth, and she can't find the words to tell anyone else. She's trapped like a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Notations of Cooper Cameron

Eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron likes things to be in order. When he eats, he chews every bite three times on each side. Sometimes he washes his hands in the air with invisible water. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters—you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Wooden Camel

Etabo dreams of being a camel racer. One day he might even beat his older brother when they race. But with the price of water rising, Etabo's father must sell the camels, and his siblings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Dangerous Magic

Fifteen-year-old Frank Sampson has a hard time following the rules. He's smart-mouthed and not so good with people. He also happens to be a highly gifted forensic sorcerer. So when the Bishop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Auma's Long Run

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

A visually stunning look at innovative and eye-popping measures used to protect ships during World War I. During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 940.4/5941

Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!

Every year, the Christmas family puts up the biggest Christmas tree. They hang up the most lights. And their dog, Rudy, barks "Jingle Bells" for the entire neighborhood to hear. The Christmas… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [E]

Chicken in the Kitchen

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

Belinda the Unbeatable

From the Series Game for Adventure

Belinda's upbeat. Her best friend, Barbara, is shy. But both of them are joining a magical game of musical chairs! When the music starts, the girls' school gym becomes a tricky, colorful… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/973

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

Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 323.1196/07307580904

The Crayola ® Patterns Book

From the Series Crayola ® Concepts

Zigzags, stripes, polka dots, and spirals—patterns are all around us! Be inspired by colorful patterns wherever you go, with a splash of Crayola color. What patterns are in your world? What… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • Dewey: 701/.8

The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

African penguins waddle around nesting colonies in lower numbers than ever before. Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 598.47

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