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The Executioner's Daughter

All her life, Moss has lived in the Tower of London with her father, who serves as the executioner for King Henry VIII. Prisoners condemned to death must face Pa and his axe—and Moss catches… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Island of Beyond

Eleven-year-old Martin can hardly imagine a worse summer. Martin's dad wants him to like "normal" boy things—playing sports and exploring the outdoors—so he sends Martin to his great-aunt… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Scar Girl

When The Scar Boys ended, the band has fallen apart. Harry and Johnny are barely speaking, and Cheyenne is feeling desperate about Johnny, who has retreated into silence. It's only through… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Bolds

From the Series The Bolds

The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One slight difference: they're hyenas. That's right—they're covered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 823.92

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

Life is confusing for Mateo Martinez. He and Johnny Ramirez don't hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their Great Gift explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 305.9/06912

Timber Creek Station

Danny Dawson lives on a cattle station in the Australian outback. Usually the annual cattle muster excites Danny, but everything is different now. Because Danny's beloved older brother died… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case

From the Series Detective Gordon

The detective lay in bed with his eyes closed. But he couldn't sleep. He was thinking. He always thought best in bed. Especially with his eyes closed. Something is going on in the forest:… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Have You Seen Elephant?

Elephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him—he's very good at hiding! This tale of absurdity is perfect for sharing with children who will love finding… Read More →

  • Lexile: 240
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Don't Call Me Grandma

Great-grandmother Nell eats fish for breakfast, she doesn't hug or kiss, and she does NOT want to be called grandma. Her great-granddaughter isn't sure what to think about her. As she slowly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Build, Beaver, Build!: Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

The first year of a beaver kit's life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his family's home. The lodge where he lives… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word

While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminism—America's new F-word—makes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 305.42

Floodwaters and Flames: The 1913 Disaster in Dayton, Ohio

March 25, 1913, began as a typical day in Dayton, Ohio. Downtown bustled with streetcars, carriages, and automobiles. By 8:10 a rush of water from the Great Miami River flooded the city… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 977.1/73

Just My Type: Understanding Personality Profiles

For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have searched for the keys to human personality. Today, personality testing is a multibillion-dollar business. Many people take personality… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • Dewey: 155.2'8

Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On April 27, 2015, a packed Senate gallery watched as Loretta Lynch became the first African American woman to be named US attorney general. Long before Lynch became attorney general, she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 349.73092

Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters

In the animal kingdom, survival is the name of the game—and not everything is as it seems. A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey. A baby bird mimics… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 591.47/3

Megafast Trucks

From the Series Megafast

Climb into the cabs of the world's fastest trucks. They may be big, but these machines can really move! Roar off in the three jet engines of the Shockwave—powered to 376 mph (605 km/h)! Ride… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 629.224

On One Foot

An impatient young man comes to Jerusalem looking for someone to teach him the Torah - while standing on one foot! The city is full of learned rabbis, but none of them can help him until he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat

No one can live without food, but what you eat is a personal decision. Today many people are examining nutritional advice and choosing to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. But is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: 641.5'636

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction. In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals. Others turned to methods that are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 363.9'609

Space Junk: The Dangers of Polluting Earth's Orbit

Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debris—from paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellites—floating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1220
  • Dewey: 629.4'16

Stickmen's Guide to Aircraft

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

How do planes stay in the air? What is vertical takeoff? How does a pilot control altitude in a hot-air balloon? Join the Stickmen to find out how mechanisms work. Get an insider's view of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 629.133

Stickmen's Guide to Gigantic Machines

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

Join the Stickmen on a fascinating tour of monster vehicles, transporters, and construction tools. You'll discover some of the largest machines in existence and see the Stickmen (accidentally) Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 621

Stickmen's Guide to Trains and Automobiles

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

Join the savvy Stickmen on a fun tour of modern cars and locomotives. See the inner and outer workings of these vehicles. The Stickmen share facts (and jokes), explain functions, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 629.222