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Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole

"December 1: White envelopes float / from my overfilled mailbox— / December's first storm." You know that Santa can fly a sleigh, squeeze down chimneys, and circle the globe in a night. But… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 811'.6

Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that's where… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [Fic]

My Heart is Laughing

From the Series My Happy Life

Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
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Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

BirdCatDog

From the Series Three-Story Books

Look out! A bird escapes from its cage and flies out the window. A napping cat wakes up hungry and tries to catch a snack. A dog stands guard in his backyard, ready to bark at anything that… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5'973

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From the Series The Alternative

José can't keep up. As the only English speaker in a family of undocumented immigrants, he handles everything from taking family members to the doctor to bargaining with the landlord. Plus he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah

When Naomi convinces her 95-year-old great-grandmother that it’s not too late to become a Bat Mitzvah, all the cousins pitch in to help Bubbe celebrate her big day. While usually it’s the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 590.9477'8

Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole

Welcome wildebeest / and beetle, / Oxpecker and lion. / This water hole is yours. / It offers you oasis / beside its shrinking shores. Spend a day at a water hole on the African grasslands… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 811'.6

Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir's First Crusade

Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 956.94053092aB

I Remember Beirut

Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories. Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'95692

I'll Haunt You!: Meet a Ghost

From the Series Monster Buddies

Meet Pablo. He's a ghost! He flies around and moves through walls! He loves to play tricks on living people. But don't get creeped out. Pablo's not real. He's one of the monsters you meet in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 133.1

I'm Casting a Spell!: Meet a Fairy-Tale Witch

From the Series Monster Buddies

Meet Hex. She's a fairy-tale witch! Hex has magic powers. She likes to fly around and play tricks on people. But don't worry. Hex is not real. She's one of the monsters you meet in stories… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 133.4'3

I'm Fearsome and Furry!: Meet a Werewolf

From the Series Monster Buddies

Meet Connor. He's a werewolf! Connor changes into a hairy beast during the full moon. He likes to munch on tasty humans! But don't be scared. Connor's not real. He's one of the monsters you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 398.24'54

I'm Undead and Hungry!: Meet a Zombie

From the Series Monster Buddies

Meet Roscoe. He's a zombie! Roscoe came back from the dead. He likes to snack on brains. But don't be scared. Roscoe's not real. He's one of the monsters you meet in stories. He just wants to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 398.21

I'm a Fire Breather!: Meet a Dragon

From the Series Monster Buddies

Meet Alice. She's a dragon! She breathes fire as she flies overhead. She likes her humans crispy! But don't worry. Alice isn't real. She's one of the monsters you meet in stories. She just… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 398.24'54

Knockout Games

For Kalvin Barnes, the only thing that comes close to the rush of playing the knockout game is watching videos of the knockout game. Kalvin's crew always takes videos of their KOs, but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

New Month, New Moon

It’s Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of a new month in the Jewish calendar! In celebration of this monthly event, a family goes out to the Negev Desert to camp out and observe the moon. A photo… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [E]

Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world's population lives without toilets? That's more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 644'.6

The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 599.4'72

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, but she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to the distant outfield). She was… Read More →

Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices

"I didn't hear the word transgender until I was eighteen, when a person I was dating came out as trans. My boyfriend came out as my girlfriend, and I thought, 'What . . . is that?' She said… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 306.76'8

Up for Sale: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

"Trafficking thrives in the shadows. And it can be easy to dismiss it as something that happens to someone else, somewhere else. But that is not the case. Trafficking is a crime that involves… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 306.3'62