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The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition

Every December, The Nutcracker comes to life in theaters all across the United States. But how did this 19th-century Russian ballet become such a big part of the holidays in 21st-century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Big Book of Animals of the World

A large format board book of animals from all over the world, illustrated with charm and humor. Each spread in this big book focuses on a continent or ocean and features animals unique to… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

The King and the Sea

These stunningly illustrated, ultra-short stories are seemingly simple but ultimately profound tales. In each story, the king has an encounter which he tries to rule over. But of course the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

When Dad Showed Me the Universe

Tonight Dad wants to show Ulf something very special: the universe. Of course, they can't possibly embark on such a daring adventure unprepared, so they wrap up warm, gather provisions, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Cut Too Far

From the Series Suspended

I may be in trouble...but there's more to my story. School has never been fun for Chace. Because of his huge jaw and crooked teeth, he rarely gets through a day of classes without bullies… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Really Awesome Mess

Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland Academy. After his parents' divorce, Justin is on rocky mental ground. But when a handful of Tylenol lands him in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Bioluminescence: Nature and Science at Work

What do giant squids, mantis shrimp, and fireflies have in common? These animals, along with a wide range of creatures, are able to give off light; this is called bioluminescence. Different… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 572'.4358

Ebola: Fears and Facts

Ebola is a deadly contagious disease. From 1975 to 2013, it killed about 1,500 people. But a 2014 epidemic killed more than six times that number. At first the outbreak was contained to one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 616.9'1

Fuel under Fire: Petroleum and Its Perils

Every day, people on Earth use about 90 million barrels of petroleum (oil and natural gas) to fuel cars, buses, airplanes, farm equipment, and factories; to heat their homes; and to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • Dewey: 338.2’728

Human.4

Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. Televisions… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Over the Tracks

From the Series Suspended

For most of Lucy's life, it's just been her and her mom, and Lucy's been okay with that. But when a serious illness strikes Lucy's mother, Lucy has to grow up faster than she expected. As the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Plotted: A Literary Atlas

This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps—all inspired by literary classics—offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff's stunningly detailed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090

Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence

When you think of smart animals, what comes to mind? Wise old owls? Problem-solving dolphins? Maybe you have heard of Koko the gorilla, who has mastered one thousand signs in American Sign… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 592.13

Testing the Truth

From the Series Suspended

I may be in trouble...but there's more to my story. When Kai Tamura sneaks into Ms. Opal's classroom for a look at an upcoming exam, he discovers that he's not the only one breaking rules… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Burnouts

From the Series Quarantine

Readers of The Maze Runner and Divergent will devour this dark survival series that's Lord of the Flies in a 21st-century high school setting. In the third Quarantine book, David and Will… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The False Princess

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia has led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Golden lion tamarins are found only in Brazilian forests. These small, remarkable monkeys once had plenty of space to roam and claim family territories. But years of deforestation caused… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 639.97'984

Valiant

Saville hates sewing. How can she not when her father, the Tailor, loves his bolts of velvet and silk far more than he's ever loved her? Yet, when he is struck ill shortly after they arrive… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Writing Fantastic Fiction

From the Series Write This Way

Want to write a fantastic work of fiction? Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. This book takes you through the steps of writing a story from beginning to end. Learn how to gather… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 808.3

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: 372.61

Rita's Rhino

When Rita's mum refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and soon returns with a rhinoceros in tow. But keeping a pet rhino a secret in a small apartment and taking care of him, prove… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Infandous

"Once there was a mermaid who dared to love a wolf. Her love for him was so sudden and so fierce that it tore her tail into legs." Sephora Golding lives in the shadow of her unbelievably… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Prairie Fire

Listen! For the song of Owen Thorskard has a second verse. Every dragon slayer owes the Oil Watch a period of service, and young Owen was no exception. What made him different was that he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Bunker Diary

I can't believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]