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Fall 2019

Nature's Ninja: Animals with Spectacular Skills

Did you know that some animals have natural ninja-like talents? In this book, you'll learn all about them, including geckos, sea urchins, bombardier beetles, and more. For example, geckos can… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 591.47

Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters

In the animal kingdom, survival is the name of the game—and not everything is as it seems. A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey. A baby bird mimics… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 591.47/3

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 590.9477'8

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

Atomic Structure, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

What is matter made of? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. The concept of the atom—the tiniest fragment of a substance that still retains the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 539.7

Genetics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

If a black dog and a white dog have puppies, what color will the puppies be? Genetic scientists have been trying to answer this question for hundreds of years. Genetics is the science of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 576.5

Plate Tectonics, 2nd Edition

From the Series Great Ideas of Science

For hundreds of years, people found the fossils of ancient sea creatures at the tops of tall mountains. Scientists puzzled over this problem. A fish couldn't have swum up a mountain. And how… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.1'36

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 560.97309'034

Your Digestive System

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Your Body Work?

The digestive system is made up of the tongue, the esophagus, the stomach, the intestines, and other parts. But what does the digestive system do? And how do its parts work together to keep… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 612.3

Your Muscular System

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Your Body Work?

The muscular system is made up of three different kinds of muscles: skeletal muscles, smooth muscle, and heart muscle. But what does each kind of muscle do? And where in the body are they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 612.7

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead

Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 578.6'5

Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you'll meet many incredible creatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 591.77

A Walk in the Boreal Forest

From the Series Biomes of North America

Take a walk in the boreal forest. This biome of tall conifer trees and shaded, cool paths has long winters and very short summers. How do the plants and animals of the boreal forest live?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 577.3'7

A Walk in the Deciduous Forest

From the Series Biomes of North America

Take a walk in the deciduous forest. In this biome of leafy trees and fast changing weather, there are four very different seasons. As you walk through this incredible biome, discover how all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 577.3

A Walk in the Rain Forest

From the Series Biomes of North America

Take a walk in the rain forest. This hot and humid biome is home to countless trees, animals, plants, and insects. Each and every insect, plant, and animal of the rain forest is dependent on… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 577.34

A Walk in the Tundra

From the Series Biomes of North America

Take a walk on the tundra. In this cold, harsh biome on the top of the world, summer is short. How do plants and animals of the tundra live? Discover how they depend on each other for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 577.5'86

A Walk in the Desert

From the Series Biomes of North America

Take a walk through the desert. This hot, dry biome of the southwest is full of life. How do plants and animals of the desert live? As you wander through the desert, discover how each and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 577.54

A Walk in the Prairie

From the Series Biomes of North America

Take a walk through the prairie. This biome of tall grass and open sky is teeming with life. How do the plants and animals of the prairie survive? As you travel through the prairie, watch… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 577.4'4