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A Day at a Zoo

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Monkeys! Seals! Tigers! Check out these eight action-packed scenes to see what happens during a full day at a busy zoo. In each picture, the zoo buzzes with activity. Visitors, zookeepers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: 590.73

A Day at an Airport

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Tickets please! Final boarding call! Check out these eight action-packed scenes to see what happens during a full day at a busy airport. In each picture, the airport buzzes with activity… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: 387.7'36

A Day in a City

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Traffic jams, news stands, and theater fans, oh my! Check out eight action-packed scenes to see what happens during a full day in a busy city. In each picture, the city buzzes with activity… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2017

A Journey with Christopher Columbus

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed west from Europe and landed on a Caribbean island in what he thought was India. Over the next twelve years, Columbus made several voyages to the New World… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 970.01/5092
Fall 2017

A Journey with Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado marched from northern Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola, reputed to hold great treasures. He found Cibola, but discovered that this Zuni… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 910.92
Fall 2017

A Journey with Henry Hudson

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1607 Henry Hudson set sail in search of the Northwest Passage. He turned up empty-handed after two attempts. The following year, the Dutch East India Company hired him to find the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 910.92
Fall 2017

A Journey with Hernán Cortés

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1504 Hernán Cortés left Spain for the Caribbean. Once there, he was given land, a home, and a good job. Eventually, he was given the opportunity to explore Mexico, which led to his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 972.02092
Fall 2017

A Journey with Juan Ponce de León

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1493 Juan Ponce de León joined Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. Thus began a lifetime of exploration for Ponce de León, who traveled to Puerto Rico in 1506, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 910.92
Fall 2017

A Journey with Sieur de La Salle

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1666 Sieur de La Salle left France and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to New France, a colony in present-day Canada. He wanted to explore new lands and even sail to China. On La Salle's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 910.92 [B]

A King's Guide

Grade 3 - Grade 6

I am a powerful medieval king. I have an impressive castle, I like to be entertained by music and jesters, and I'm not afraid of an intense battle. But being a king isn't easy. There are a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 321/.60940902

A Library Story: Building a New Central Library

Grade 4 - Grade 6

What do a children's librarian, a city council member, a construction worker, and a world-famous architect have in common? They all worked together to create an amazing place: a public… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 727'.8'09776579

A Marked Man: The Assassination of Malcolm X

Grade 6 - Grade 12

February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in… Few were shocked by the news of Malcolm X's death. Since 1952 the former member of Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 320.54'6092

A Mexican Christmas

Grade 3 - Grade 3

In Oaxaca, Mexico, Christmas lasts for more than one day--it lasts almost an entire month! All month long, children and their families celebrate with parades, fiestas, fireworks, dancing, and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 394.2663'0972

A Pharaoh's Guide

Grade 3 - Grade 6

I am the mighty pharaoh of Egypt. I control the River Nile, plan great cities, and make sure I am the richest person in all of Egypt--with the most exotic food and expensive clothes. After… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 932/.01

A Shogun's Guide

Grade 3 - Grade 6

I am a fearless shogun, the military ruler of Japan. People are afraid of me--and they should be. I have even more power than the emperor. I followed the rules to achieve my high… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 952/.02

A Slave's Education in Courage: The Life of Frederick Douglass

Grade 3 - Grade 5

In 1845, Frederick Douglass's first autobiography became a bestseller. Many readers could not believe that such a brilliant writer was ever a slave. When Douglass wrote the book, slavery had… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 812

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette--a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'85092

A Story to Tell: Traditions of a Tlingit Community

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Frances Nannauck Kraus takes her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Marissa, to Kake, Alaska--the place of much of their family history. On one of their walks, they climb up a hill to the tallest… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 979.8'004972

A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples

Grade 5 - Grade 8

Hundreds, even thousands, of years before Europeans arrived in North America, American Indians had made their homes here. These many groups adapted to the varied lands and climates of what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 970.004'97

A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

Grade 5 - Grade 8

In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 979.4'04

A Timeline History of the Declaration of Independence

Grade 5 - Grade 8

By the 1760s, most American colonists had become fed up with British rule. They were tired of the unfair taxes and not being able to create their own laws, and cries for revolution were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 973.3'13

A Timeline History of the Early American Republic

Grade 5 - Grade 8

In September 1783, the United States signed a peace treaty with Great Britain. This event officially ended the Revolutionary War. More importantly, it proclaimed the United States an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 973.2

A Timeline History of the Mexican-American War

Grade 5 - Grade 8

By the early and mid-nineteenth century, many US citizens were moving westward. Some of them settled in the territories of Texas and California, which belonged to Mexico at that time. In 1835… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 973.6'2

A Timeline History of the Thirteen Colonies

Grade 5 - Grade 8

In the spring of 1607, an English ship landed at modern-day Virginia. The ship's passengers quickly built shelters and a fort. Their settlement, Jamestown, was the first permanent English… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 973.2