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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

When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then—WHAM!—the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 591.47

Looking Like Me

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Dion Graham's confident, enthusiastic narration powerfully depicts a young African-American boy who is beginning to identify who he is in the world. Quincy Tyler Bernstine adds a dynamic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: [E]

The Saints

From the Series Quarantine

A cross between the Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints continues this frenetically paced and scary young adult series that illustrates just how deadly high school… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Oblivion

One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Matter of Souls

From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls. In this stirring… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Water Can Be . . .

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

Water can be a . . . • Thirst quencher • Kid drencher • Cloud fluffer • Fire snuffer Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year. Read More →

  • Lexile: 310
  • Dewey: 553.7

The Other Way Around

Andrew has seen a flash of his future. (Dad: unfinished PhD. Mom: unfulfilling career. Their marriage: unsuccessful.) Based on what he's seen, he's uninspired to put a foot on the well-worn… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Shibboleth

From the Series The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy

"There are certain shibboleths to our condition." At the end of the first book of The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy, Jack and Shreve are incarcerado―physically locked up. Shreve's back in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Pom and Pim

Pom and Pim go outside. It’s hot. The sun is shining. What luck! Pom and Pim’s day is full of ups and downs, and luck both good and bad. Is eating a huge ice cream truly a good idea? Is it… Read More →

  • ATOS: 0.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]
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Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

"All men are born free and equal." Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 306.3'62092