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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

Mosquitoes: Tiny Insect Troublemakers

From the Series Insect World

Look out for these public enemies—mosquitoes—as they are after blood! Mosquito females need a meal of blood before they can lay their eggs. They target humans and animals and zoom in for a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 595.77'2

Palenque

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

Mysterious ancient ruins, hidden deep in the jungle of southern Mexico… In May 1840, explorers John Stephens and Frederick Catherwood road their mules along a steep, muddy jungle path. They… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972'.75

Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Could a monster whose very look turns men to stone be a challenge too perilous even for the son of Zeus? King Polydectes has designs on Perseus' mother, Danaë. But first the king must get rid… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Pompeii

From the Series Unearthing Ancient Worlds

An ancient city unearthed… In the 1730s, Charles of Bourbon, king of the area around present-day Naples, Italy, learned that local peasants were finding marble and other ancient objects when… Read More →

  • Dewey: 937'.7

Praying Mantises: Hungry Insect Heroes

From the Series Insect World

Look quickly and you might just see one of nature’s insect heroes on the hunt—praying mantises! With their incredible hunting skills, mantises help rid farms and gardens of insect pests that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 595.7'27

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

Stick Insects: Masters of Defense

From the Series Insect World

Watch out for these masters of defense—stick insects! Their secret weapon is being able to hide in plain sight. To protect themselves from predators, they have developed long, narrow bodies… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 595.7'29