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Alexander Graham Bell

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Growing up, Alexander Graham Bell was fascinated with music, speech, and sounds. He worked hard to invent things that would not only help those with impaired hearing, but also bring people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 621.385'092

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Allen Jay y el Ferrocarril Subterráneo (Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad)

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 973.7'115

An American Army of Two

Grade 2 - Grade 4

The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But the American troops are nowhere near!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Anansi and the Box of Stories: [A West African Folktale]

Grade 2 - Grade 4

The sky god Nyame owns all the stories in the world. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures. So one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 398.2

Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer

Grade 2 - Grade 4

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 978.8'00496073'0092

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: All-Around Athlete

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Babe Didrikson was running and jumping hedges at the age of eight. Her dedication to training and practicing resulted in her becoming one of the greatest woman athletes of the century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.352'092

Ben Franklin's Big Shock

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Describes Ben Franklin's interest in and experiments with electricity, what he learned about electricity, and his famous experiment with lightning. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 537'.078

Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly

Grade 2 - Grade 4

High in the sky, Bessie Coleman could soar like a bird. She was free--at least until she landed. As a black woman in the 1920s, she wasn't allowed to learn how to fly. Forced to travel to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 629.13'092

Bokuden and the Bully: [A Japanese Folktale]

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Bokuden was a great swordsman who liked to travel. One day, while riding a ferry, a bully started bothering the other passengers. He took the best spot on the boat and waved his sword around… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 398.2

Booker T. Washington

Grade 2 - Grade 4

More than anything, nine-year-old Booker T. Washington longed to go to school, but he had to get a job to earn money for his family. Though the Civil War had freed them from slavery, Booker's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 370'.92

Botones para el general Washington (Buttons for General Washington)

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured, John knew he would be hanged. In this… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3

Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Bronco Charlie longs for a life of adventure. By the time he turned eleven, he'd been a sailor, a cowboy, and could tame wild bucking broncos. But Charlie was always itching for new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 383'.143'092

Bronco Charlie y el Pony Express (Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express)

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Bronco Charlie longs for a life of adventure. By the time he turned eleven, he'd been a sailor, a cowboy, and could tame wild bucking broncos. But Charlie was always itching for new… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 383'.143'092

Buttons for General Washington

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured, John knew he would be hanged. In this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 973.3'85

Calamity Jane

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Calamity Jane was always in search of adventure. Nothing scared her--not rattlesnakes or wild horses or even Wild Bill Hickok. Quicksand could not keep her down. As an army scout, Calamity… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 978.02'092

Caminando bajo la nieve (The Snow Walker)

Grade 2 - Grade 4

One morning in March 1888, twelve-year-old Milton Daub awoke to find the world buried in snow. The blizzard was like nothing Milton and his neighbors in the Bronx had ever seen. No one dared… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 974.7'04

Casey Jones

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 385.36092

Cesar Chavez

Grade 2 - Grade 4

During the Great Depression, many people had to work long hours and were barely paid enough to survive. Cesar Chavez felt this treatment was unfair and worked to secure more rights. He formed… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 331.88'13'092

Chinese New Year

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Chinese New Year begins each January or February on the first day of the new year in China's traditional calendar. This 15-day celebration is the most important holiday in Chinese communities… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 394.261

Christmas around the World, 2nd Edition

Grade 2 - Grade 4

In Mexico at Christmas time, children carry candles in nine nights of parades. German children listen for Kris Kringle to bring presents on Christmas Eve. Families in Australia like a picnic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 394.2663

Cinco de Mayo

Grade 2 - Grade 4

It's fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta day in Mexico and the United States. It's celebrated on the fifth of May. This colorful holiday honors Mexico's victory over the French army at… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 394.262

Clouds of Terror

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Helga and Erik could not believe their eyes. There were grasshoppers everywhere, and they were eating the crops! In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]