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2313 records found. Displaying 2281 - 2304.

Booker T. Washington

From the Series On My Own Biography

More than anything, nine-year-old Booker T. Washington longed to go to school, but he had to get a job to earn money for his family. Though the Civil War had freed them from slavery, Booker's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 370'.92

Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine

From the Series On My Own History

In 1957, nine teenagers were chosen to be the first black students to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. A small group of people in Little Rock, including the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 379.2'63'0976773

The Copper Lady

From the Series On My Own History

The boat creaked and moaned as the storm's waves smashed into the ship. Down in the hold, Andre‚ sat between crates that held the great copper lady, the Statue of Liberty. They were on their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Snow Walker

From the Series On My Own History

One morning in March 1888, twelve-year-old Milton Daub awoke to find the world buried in snow. The blizzard was like nothing Milton and his neighbors in the Bronx had ever seen. No one dared… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 974.7'275

Caves

From the Series Nature in Action

Bit by bit, over thousands or even millions of years, water carves and shapes rock into designs only nature could create. Deep in limestone or under a few feet of hardened lava, on an ocean… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 551.4'47

Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

What do you think of when you hear the name Albert Einstein? Perhaps you picture an old man with rumpled clothing, a halo of wild white hair, and an impish grin. You might know that he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 530'.092

Chocolate by Hershey: A Story about Milton S. Hershey

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Milton Hershey loved candy. As a boy, he saved his hard-earned pennies for the candy store. He soon discovered that he had a gift for making delicious treats and, after years of trying… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 338.7'664153'092

Oh, The Places He Went: A Story about Dr. Seuss

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Dr. Seuss is known as the creator of some of the most beloved children's books of all time. Journey to the fantastic world he created in this appealing story about the author/illustrator… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 813'.52

A Fairy-Tale Life: A Story about Hans Christian Anderson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Young Hans Christian knew how life should be--just like a fairy tale. But, while he was growing up in Odense, Denmark, his life didn't seem much like a fairy tale. Although everyone was… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 839.8'136

Clouds of Terror

From the Series On My Own History

Helga and Erik could not believe their eyes. There were grasshoppers everywhere, and they were eating the crops! In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

From the Series On My Own History

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

From the time she was a very young girl, Rachel Carson felt a bond with nature. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she spent hours exploring meadows and woods, dreaming of seeing the ocean. As… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 574'.092

An American Army of Two

From the Series On My Own History

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Tornado

From the Series Nature in Action

The day is hot and muggy, but cool weather is moving in. All at once, there's a thunderous rumble that sounds like an approaching freight train. The sky darkens and the wind picks up. A… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

Wonderful Worms

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Wonderful Worms encourages an appreciation for the small creatures of the earth by explaining the vital role that earthworms play in the planet's ecosystem. The book also contains informative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 595.1

Lightning

From the Series Nature in Action

One hundred bolts of lightning strike the earth every second. Each bolt has two or more electrical flashes moving quicker than the eye can see. In Lightning, find out about the powerful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 551.5'632

Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Although he is credited with changing history through his invention of printing, Johann Gutenberg remains mysterious. In Fine Print, author Joann Johansen Burch pieces together Gutenberg's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 686.1'092

Fire at the Triangle Factory

From the Series On My Own History

Six days a week Minnie and Tessa sit, shoulder to shoulder, bent over sewing machines in a big room overflowing with piles of fabric, patterns, and lace. There is no fresh air, the light is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

From the Series On My Own History

Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 921

Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1847 an eighteen-year-old immigrant arrived in New York. He had little in his pockets and no knowledge of English. However, by 1874, people throughout the United States knew him as the man… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 338.7'687'092

Arctic Explorer: The Story of Matthew Henson

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

Through howling snowstorms and over treacherous sheets of ice, Matthew Henson and Robert Peary raced against other explorers and death itself to be the first to reach the North Pole. After… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 910'.92

Count Your Way through Mexico

From the Series Count Your Way

In this introduction to the Spanish numbers one through ten, Jim Haskins leads young readers on an adventure of discovery "south of the border." Vibrant full-color illustrations by Helen… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 972

Frontier Surgeons: A Story about the Mayo Brothers

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In the 1870s, surgery was a crude affair performed on the patient's kitchen table. In the frontier town of Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W. W. Mayo brought his young sons, Will and Charlie, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 610'.92'273