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Spring 2019

Bartleby, the Scrivener: And Other Piazza Tales

Considered one of the greatest American writers, Herman Melville leaves the sea behind in this short story collection to write about Wall Street offices, the Galapagos Islands, a sinister… Read More →

  • Dewey: 813/.3
Spring 2019

Common Sense and Other Works by Thomas Paine

Known as the Father of the American Revolution, English-American author Thomas Paine became famous for two pamphlets that inspired the colonists to fight for their independence. Common Sense… Read More →

  • Dewey: 320.51
Spring 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac: A Play in Five Acts

Cyrano de Bergerac is a man with the gift of language, but a strong temper and unusually large nose. Cyrano finds himself deep in love with Lady Roxane, but due to his unfortunate appearance… Read More →

  • Dewey: 842
Spring 2019

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Tales of the Jazz Age

Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of eleven short stories by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three thematic parts, the anthology highlights Fitzgerald's signature… Read More →

  • Dewey: 813/.52
Spring 2019

The Invisible Man

A strange and reclusive scientist takes a room at a village inn. Griffin keeps his face wrapped in bandages and exhibits peculiar behaviors, such as turning his room into a laboratory… Read More →

  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

The Island of Doctor Moreau

When Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a mysterious island in the South Pacific, he meets the infamous Dr. Moreau, a physiologist who was forced to leave England because of his repulsive… Read More →

  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

The Man in the Iron Mask

The courageous musketeers--Athos, D'Artagnan, Aramis, and Porthos--return to sword fighting in the final installment of the D'Artagnan Romances. When Aramis visits the Bastille, an infamous… Read More →

Spring 2019

The Phantom of the Opera

Amidst rumors that the Paris opera house is haunted, Christine Daaé, a young Swedish girl, performs at a gala and attracts attention from both her childhood sweetheart, Raoul, and the… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Thirteen Holmes Adventures

Grade 5 - Grade 12

After surviving a nearly fatal encounter with his nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes returns to 221B Baker Street. Spanning thirteen thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his friend John… Read More →

  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

In this acclaimed autobiography, Booker T. Washington makes a case for lifting up his race through education. Washington uses his personal story as the example, from his birth to slave… Read More →

  • Dewey: 370.92 [B]
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]