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A Timeline History of the Mexican-American War

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

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 Trail of Tears

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In the early nineteenth century, the United States was growing quickly, and many people wanted to set up homes and farms in new areas. For centuries, American Indian nations—including the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 975.004'97557

A Timeline History of the Transcontinental Railroad

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In the early nineteenth century, much of the land west of the Mississippi River was not yet part of the United States. Many people dreamed of settling this huge area, but the journey to get… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 385.0978'09034

The Conquests of Alexander the Great, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

As legend has it, a young prince, Alexander, once subdued a wild stallion others couldn’t control. Impressed by the youngster’s bravery, his father, King Philip of Macedonia, predicted that… Read More →

  • Dewey: 938'.07

Kim Jong Il's North Korea, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Kim Jong Il, one of the world's most infamous dictators, rose to power in the mid-1990s in the small East Asian country of North Korea. He succeeded his father, Kim Il Sung, as that nation's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 951.9304'3092

Death of a Dreamer: The Assassination of John Lennon

New York, December 8, 1980: The announcement shocked the world. Beatles founder and legendary musician John Lennon had been murdered in front of his New York home. With no warning, a lone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 782.42166092

Can Rats Swim from Sewers into Toilets?: And Other Questions about Your Home

From the Series Is That a Fact?

It's dangerous to talk on the phone during a thunderstorm. Flushing the toilet sprays water around the bathroom. Freezers can burn your food. You may have heard these common sayings or… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 648

Does a Ten-Gallon Hat Really Hold Ten Gallons?: And Other Questions about Fashion

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Brides are always all dressed in white. Cowboys were the first people to wear jeans. Wearing a hat indoors can make you go bald. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 746.9'2

France in Pictures

From the Series Visual Geography Series, Second Series

The largest nation in the European Union, France serves as one of the world's cultural centers. With a rich national history and world-renowned art, fashion, and food, France draws millions… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 944

The Conquests of Genghis Khan

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one man really change the world? If that man is Genghis Khan, the answer is yes. Born around 1161, Temujin, as he was named, grew up in humble surroundings. As a teenager, he fled from… Read More →

  • Dewey: 950'.21

Barbers

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Community Helpers

Barbers help people take care of their hair. They wash, cut, perm, and color hair, and even shave whiskers. Barbers work in many different types of stores—some work alone with room for just… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 646.7'24'092

Cooking the Central American Way

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

The seven countries of Central America share many culinary traditions, while offering their own unique specialty dishes. The region is home to a wide range of resources, including various… Read More →

  • Dewey: 641.59728

Grocers

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Community Helpers

Grocers work in stores selling food. Grocers choose the types of foods people will want to buy, then order products, put them on the shelves, and sell them to customers. Whether they work in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 381'.456413

Cooking the Mediterranean Way

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

The area around the Mediterranean Sea is rich with natural beauty and has a fascinating history and culture. With its mild climate and fertile soil, this region produces a wealth of fresh… Read More →

  • Dewey: 641.59'1822

Cooking the Middle Eastern Way

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

The Middle East boasts a long, intricate history and a vibrant modern culture that is reflected in their cuisine. Lamb is the most commonly used meat and locally grown beans, rice, dates, and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 641.5956

Cooking the Brazilian Way

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

The fifth largest country in the world, Brazil stretches across nearly half of South America. Home to a vibrant blend of indigenous, African, European, and immigrant cultures, Brazil boasts a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 641.5981

Cooking the Cuban Way

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

Combining the cultural traditions of Spain, indigenous Cubans, Africans, and various other immigrants, Cuban cuisine is simple and filled with flavor. Rich spices such as garlic, oregano, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 641.597291

Vegetarian Cooking around the World

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

With savory vegetarian recipes from around the world, this versatile cookbook provides a wealth of dishes that are exciting, easy-to-prepare, and delicious. Take a taste-filled trip to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 641.5'636