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Spring 2019

Surviving a Canyon: Aron Ralston

From the Series They Survived (Alternator Books ® )

Aron Ralston went for a normal hike on a normal day. But he slipped, got stuck in a canyon for five days, and wound up amputating his own arm to survive. Filled with suspense as well as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • Dewey: 796.522/30979259
Spring 2019

Surviving a Shark Attack: Bethany Hamilton

From the Series They Survived (Alternator Books ® )

Surfer Bethany Hamilton paddled out into the ocean for a early morning session with friends. Suddenly, she was attacked by a tiger shark and badly wounded. Learn how Bethany managed to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 797.3/2092 [B]

Calvin Graham's World War II Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

In November 1942, twelve-year-old Calvin Graham found himself in the midst of an intense battle on a ship in the Pacific Ocean. An explosion damaged his ship and wounded many of his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 940.54/265933092 [B]

John Cook's Civil War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

Gunfire rang out across the countryside as fifteen-year-old John Cook watched his unit struggle during the Battle of Antietam. Union troops were falling fast as they tried to push Confederate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 973.7092 [B]

Johnny Clem's Civil War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

Bullets whizzed overhead, narrowly missing twelve-year-old Johnny Clem. The Confederate army was winning the Battle of Chickamauga, and Johnny's unit had begun to retreat. Although he had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 973.7092 [B]

Sybil Ludington's Revolutionary War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

On a rainy spring night in 1777, sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington and her horse raced through the woods. The American colonists were fighting the Revolutionary War, and Sybil was on a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 973.3/33

Tillie Pierce's Civil War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

In July of 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged for three days. Fifteen-year-old Tillie Pierce found herself in the middle of the action when she went to stay with family friends on a farm… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 973.7/349

Electricity Investigations

From the Series Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )

You probably know that electricity powers your computer and other electronics. But what is electricity? How does it work and where does it come from? Scientists have been asking questions… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 537

Genius Physicist Albert Einstein

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever used your imagination to solve a problem? When Albert Einstein was young, he was fascinated by the way magnetism made a compass work. As an adult, he used thought experiments to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 530.092 [B]

Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water's energy into electricity. Later, he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 621.3092 [B]

Beastly Monsters: From Dragons to Griffins

From the Series Monster Mania

Ancient dragons breathed fire and gobbled up humans. Fierce mythical griffins had the heads of eagles and the bodies of lions. More recently, people have reported chupacabras drinking the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 398.24/54

Magic Monsters: From Witches to Goblins

From the Series Monster Mania

For centuries people have told stories of cackling witches and crafty goblins. In the past, people thought witches ruined crops, genies granted wishes, and goblins caused accidents. Many… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: 133.4

Undead Monsters: From Mummies to Zombies

From the Series Monster Mania

For centuries vampires have been known for sleeping in coffins and using their fangs to drink the blood of their victims. Ancient mummies were said to be cursed to come after the living. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 001.944

Fitness Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere when it comes to fitness! See who's exercising inside this book—and how we need math to measure movement! You'll need your math smarts to calculate target heart rate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 513

Garden Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere in the garden! See what's growing inside this book—and how we need math to finish the job! You'll need your math smarts to help measure a garden's perimeter and area… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 513

Money Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere when it comes to money! See how dollars and cents add up inside this book—and how we need math to finish the tally! You'll need your math smarts to help figure out how much… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 513.2

Weather Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere when it comes to the weather! See what's brewing inside this book—and how we need math to finish the forecast! You'll need your math smarts to measure the temperature… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 513

Key Discoveries in Physical Science

From the Series Science Discovery Timelines

How did our knowledge of matter, gravity, and electricity develop over time? Who first studied these concepts and why? And who used those early findings to expand and even change our… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 500.209

Ball Game Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere in sports! See who's scoring inside this book—and how we need math to finish the game! You'll need your math smarts to calculate scores and statistics, plan season… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 513

Kitchen Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere in the kitchen! See what's cooking inside this book—and how we need math to finish the job! You'll need your math smarts to help measure ingredients, calculate cooking… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 510

Math on the Move

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere when you're traveling! See who's on the move inside this book—and how we need math to finish the trip! You'll need your math smarts to calculate time, distance, and speed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 530.8

Shopping Trip Math

From the Series Math Everywhere!

Math is everywhere in shopping! See what's for sale inside this book—and how we need math to finish the purchase! You'll need your math smarts to add and subtract prices, figure out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 513

Stinky Sanitation Inventions

From the Series Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

Did you know that people with rakes used to do the work of garbage trucks? Or that porta-potties were put on ships to keep workers from running to shore for bathroom breaks? Get ready to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 363.72

Tremendous Technology Inventions

From the Series Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

Did you know that President Thomas Jefferson used a copier? Or that one of the world's fastest computers is the size of a two-story house? Get ready to learn the strange stories behind… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 600