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2138 records found. Displaying 1921 - 1944.

Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories

A guide dog leads its owner to safety down seventy-seven flights of stairs in the World Trade Center before the building collapses. A female gorilla in a zoo picks up and protects an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 636.088'7

Marwe: Into the Land of the Dead [An East African Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From an East African village, into the Land of the Dead: Marwe lives in a village where food is scarce. She tries to be obedient, but it’s hard to spend every day working in the fields. When… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 398.2'08996395

Mousetraps

Back in grade school, Maxie and Rick were best friends. Rick would design crazy inventions, and Maxie, the artistic one, would draw them. Then something terrible happened to Rick, and he… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Pigling: A Cinderella Story [A Korean Tale]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From a life filled with heartache and hardship, comes an unmatched beauty destined for a fairy-tale ending: Pear Blossom, a young Korean girl, leads a happy life with her parents—until her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Psyche & Eros: The Lady and the Monster [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

In ancient Greece, a princess rises to a challenge: Psyche lives in the comfort of her parents’ wealthy kingdom. But when her beauty draws the jealous anger of the powerful goddess Aphrodite… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

The Smoking Mountain: The Story of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl [An Aztec Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From the ancient legends of the Aztecs, comes the story of a love as enduring as a mountain: The Aztec Emperor has many children, but Princess Izta is dearest to his heart. The Emperor has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

William Tell: One against an Empire [A Swiss Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

He wanted nothing more than to live in peace, until a petty tyrant forced him into a cruel choice: Swiss hunter William Tell is famous for his great skill with a crossbow. A mild-mannered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 949.4'01

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It's about discovering new places, new hobbies, and new people—and opening your eyes to the world. This book is about the… Read More →

Air Disasters

From the Series Disasters Up Close

Air disasters don’t happen often, but when they do, they take a terrible toll. Airplane crashes usually lead to death and destruction. But quick thinking on the part of pilots, passengers… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 363.12'4

Ali Baba: Fooling the Forty Thieves [An Arabian Tale]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From the pages of Arabian Nights comes an amazing tale of chance and adventure. Ali Baba, a poor man who makes his living selling wood, stumbles upon a secret cave where 40 bandits have been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 398'.352

Blizzards

From the Series Disasters Up Close

A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 551.55'5

Digital Art: Painting with Pixels

Digital art is all around us. It's in the magazines and books we read, it's on television and in the movies, it's in the games we play, and it hangs in art galleries around the world. Digital… Read More →

  • Dewey: 776

Disasters at Sea

From the Series Disasters Up Close

For thousands of years, the perils of the sea have claimed uncountable numbers of victims. Bad weather, rocks and icebergs, equipment failures, human error, and many more types of tragedies… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 910.4'52

Diving Beetles: Underwater Insect Predators

From the Series Insect World

Check out the action at a nearby pond where a master predator is on the hunt—a diving beetle! This skillful insect is after larvae, small fish, salamanders, and other prey. Key body parts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 595.76'2

Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

A dead emperor guarded by his army for 2,000 years… One day in 1974, a group of farmers in rural China found a life-size clay statue of a man’s head buried deep in a field. When government… Read More →

  • Dewey: 931'.04

Environmental Disasters

From the Series Disasters Up Close

From chemical leaks and oil spills to toxic pollution and nuclear accidents, environmental disasters are devastating for the people and animals in their wake. Such disasters can destroy the… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 363.7'02

Fashion 101: A Crash Course in Clothing

We spend hours shopping and dressing, but do we think about what we're wearing? What's the style of your shirt called? Who made your baby-doll nightie famous? There is a story behind every… Read More →

Guan Yu: Blood Brothers to the End [A Chinese Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From one of China’s most famous epics comes a righteous hero and god of war. Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese warrior, fights side by side with his blood brothers Liu Bei and Zhang Fei to squash… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Hornets: Incredible Insect Architects

From the Series Insect World

Take a closer look at nature’s amazing insect architect—the hornet! Each year, a young female hornet queen selects just the right spot and designs a nest of six-sided cells. Every cell is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 595.79'8

Insect World — Paperback Set

From the Series Insect World

Set

Award-winning science writer Sandra Markle turns the spotlight on eight fascinating insects, each representative of an order within the class Insecta as well as a key behavior or trait… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $32.97
  • Your Price: $31.32
  • 2 titles

Insect World — eBook Set

From the Series Insect World

Set

Award-winning science writer Sandra Markle turns the spotlight on eight fascinating insects, each representative of an order within the class Insecta as well as a key behavior or trait… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $341.20
  • Your Price: $255.90
  • 8 titles

Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one invention really change the world? Before the mid-fifteenth century, books were printed by hand, making them rare and expensive. Reading and learning remained a privilege of the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 686.2092

Locusts: Insects on the Move

From the Series Insect World

Pay attention to these insects on the move—locusts! Usually, locusts live alone. When there is lots of food, the locust population grows. But when the weather turns dry and grasses die, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 595.7'26

Luna Moths: Masters of Change

From the Series Insect World

See for yourself one of the most amazing masters of change in the insect kingdom—the luna moth! Hatching from a tiny egg, the luna moth begins its life as a caterpillar just 0.11 inch (3… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 595.78