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Spring 2018

America's Founding Documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Bill of Rights

Grade 5 - Grade 12

Soon after the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence from British rule and became the United States of America. The written word… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1400
  • Dewey: 342.7302/3
Spring 2018

Antony and Cleopatra

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men--Octavius Caesar, Lepidus, and Mark Antony--rule the Roman Republic. Antony should be in Rome, helping to stop Pompey's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3/3
Spring 2018

Faust

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Faust, a once-godly scholar, is beginning to suspect that his efforts to learn the secrets of the universe will never be successful. Desperate, frustrated, and suicidal, he makes a deal with… Read More →

  • Dewey: 832/.6
Spring 2018

First Avenue Classics: New for Spring 2018

Series

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

Spring 2018

Kidnapped

Grade 5 - Grade 12

Recently orphaned, seventeen-year-old David Balfour discovers that he is the rightful heir of the House of Shaws. However, his cruel and greedy uncle, desperate to keep him from claiming his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2018

Leviathan

Grade 7 - Grade 12

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • Dewey: 320.1
Spring 2018

On the Origin of Species

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In 1831 British naturalist Charles Darwin joined a five-year expedition on the ship HMS Beagle. As the crew explored the southern hemisphere, Darwin took extensive notes on the organisms he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1450
  • Dewey: 576.8
Spring 2018

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Along with writing comedic and dramatic plays, William Shakespeare was also a master poet. Using the sonnet structure (three quatrains and a final couplet composed in iambic pentameter), he… Read More →

  • ATOS: 12.1
  • Dewey: 821/.3
Spring 2018

The Age of Innocence

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Newland Archer could not dream of anyone better suited to be his fiancée than his beloved, May Welland. She's innocent and beautiful and comes from a well-regarded aristocratic family. So why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 813/.52
Spring 2018

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-known Tales

Grade 4 - Grade 8

When Scheherazade marries a ruthless king known for taking a new bride each night only to have his wife killed the next morning, she comes up with a clever plan to survive. Each night, she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • Dewey: 398.2
Spring 2018

The Communist Manifesto

Grade 7 - Grade 12

The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential political books in the world, despite being over one hundred years old. German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels authored the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1360
  • Dewey: 335.4/22
Spring 2018

The Lost World

Grade 5 - Grade 12

The eccentric Professor Challenger leads a scientific expedition deep into the Brazilian rain forest, joined by newspaper reporter Edward Malone, biologist Professor Summerlee, and adventurer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2018

The Time Machine

Grade 7 - Grade 12

The Time Traveller, a mysterious and brilliant inventor, makes a journey to the year 802,701 AD. Earth is a lush paradise inhabited by two humanoid species--the Eloi and the Morlocks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 823/.912

A Little Princess

Grade 3 - Grade 8

Young Sara Crewe grew up with her rich father in India, surrounded by servants and luxury. She's not royalty, but when she arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London, everyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and Other Stories

Grade 3 - Grade 8

The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have inspired, frightened, and amused readers since they were first published in 1835. Readers will recognize the little mermaid who makes a deal… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Mansfield Park

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Too poor to care for all their children, the Price family sends ten-year-old Fanny to live with wealthy relatives at their estate, Mansfield Park. Fanny is painfully shy and spends her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823/.7

Middlemarch

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 823/.8

Northanger Abbey

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Catherine Morland is obsessed with the romantic adventures and supernatural terrors of Gothic novels. She dreams of being a heroine in such a book. When she is invited to spend several weeks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 10.8
  • Dewey: 823/.7

Pollyanna

Grade 4 - Grade 8

When optimistic orphan Pollyanna is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly in the dismal town of Beldingsville, the sweet-natured eleven year old relies on "the Glad Game" to boost her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Real Mother Goose

Preschool - Grade 4

The identity of Mother Goose may remain a mystery, but the timeless appeal of the fairy tales and nursery rhymes associated with this cherished imaginary author has lasted for generations of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 398.8 [E]

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Grade 7 - Grade 12

At the beginning of the French Revolution, a group of Englishmen form a secret society to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Their mysterious leader is the elusive Scarlet… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Grade 3 - Grade 8

Dr. John Dolittle has always understood animals better than people. And when his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the language of the animals, he really understands them. Dolittle opens up a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Swiss Family Robinson

Grade 5 - Grade 12

When a storm wrecks their ship off the coast of a deserted island in the East Indies, William, Elizabeth, and their four sons must rely on each other for survival. Stranded like Robinson… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The War of the Worlds

Grade 7 - Grade 12

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear--England is under attack. Armed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 823'.912