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Fall 2018

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just

Grade 1 - Grade 4

Ernest Everett Just was not like other scientists of his time. He saw the whole, where others saw only parts. He noticed details others failed to see. He persisted in his research despite the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 570.92 [B]
Fall 2018

The Great Rhino Rescue: Saving the Southern White Rhinos

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Southern white rhinos are in trouble. For years, a rumor has been spreading that their horns can be used to cure cancer, and poachers have been targeting these gentle creatures. Sandra Markle… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 599.66/80968

The Notations of Cooper Cameron

Grade 3 - Grade 5

Eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron likes things to be in order. When he eats, he chews every bite three times on each side. Sometimes he washes his hands in the air with invisible water. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Preschool - Grade 2

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters--you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Wooden Camel

Preschool - Grade 2

Etabo dreams of being a camel racer. One day he might even beat his older brother when they race. But with the price of water rising, Etabo's father must sell the camels, and his siblings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Dangerous Magic

Grade 5 - Grade 12

Fifteen-year-old Frank Sampson has a hard time following the rules. He's smart-mouthed and not so good with people. He also happens to be a highly gifted forensic sorcerer. So when the Bishop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Auma's Long Run

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

Grade 2 - Grade 5

During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns from bow to stern. Why would anyone put such eye-catching designs on ships?… Desperate to protec Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 940.4/5941

Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas!

Preschool - Grade 3

Every year, the Christmas family puts up the biggest Christmas tree. They hang up the most lights. And their dog, Rudy, barks "Jingle Bells" for the entire neighborhood to hear. The Christmas… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [E]

Chicken in the Kitchen

Preschool - Grade 2

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 006.3

Belinda the Unbeatable

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Belinda's upbeat. Her best friend, Barbara, is shy. But both of them are joining a magical game of musical chairs! When the music starts, the girls' school gym becomes a tricky, colorful… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/973

Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Most scientists agree that Earth is warming rapidly. Glaciers are melting and rising seawaters are submerging islands and coastal cities. In the coming decades, millions will likely have to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 551.68

Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

Grade 5 - Grade 8

In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 323.1196/07307580904

The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguins

Grade 4 - Grade 6

African penguins waddle around nesting colonies in lower numbers than ever before. Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 598.47

Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut

Grade 8 - Grade 12

On a global scale, humans create around 2.6 trillion pounds of waste every year. None of this trash is harmless--landfills and dumps leak toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, while… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 363.72/85

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of whales considered a keystone species. Keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 599.5

Zoo Scientists to the Rescue

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but that's not all zoos do. Author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley bring readers behind the scenes at three zoos to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.1
  • Dewey: 333.95/4

Bathtime for Little Rabbit

Preschool - Preschool

Who enjoys having their ears washed? Little Rabbit doesn't like the idea, but it turns out to be not so bad after… But he does need our help. When the dryer breaks, we have to blow his ea Read More →

  • Lexile: 310
  • Dewey: [Fic]

My Dog Mouse

Preschool - Grade 1

"Can I take Mouse for a walk?" I ask, and I'm always… We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snail's pace. He stops at lamp posts and fences and sniffs for a long time. Sometimes h Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [Fic]

See You When I See You

Kindergarten - Grade 3

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy… Dani is going on a school trip to the zoo, and the teacher Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Niko Draws a Feeling

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Niko loves to draw his world: the ring-a-ling of the ice cream truck, the warmth of sun on his face. But no one appreciates his art. Until one day, Niko meets Iris . . … This imaginative and Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Noah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States, was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 423.092 [B]

Pointe, Claw

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect to land a spot with the professional company. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: [Fic]