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Lost at the White House: A 1909 Easter Story

Grade 2 - Grade 4

The day Rena had been waiting for had finally arrived. She was going to the Easter egg roll at the White House, and nothing was going to spoil it for her. But then. . .well, what would you do… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • Dewey: [E]

Vincent van Gogh

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings, but Vincent's work wasn't always so colorful. Following Vincent on his… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 759.9492

Clyde Tombaugh and the Search for Planet X

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Twelve-year-old Clyde Tombaugh stepped up and took his first look through a telescope. Gazing at the moon, he was thrilled by the sight of its craters and valleys. What other mysteries were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Will Rogers

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Will Rogers was one of the best-loved Americans of his day. Whether he was standing on a New York City stage doing rope tricks or writing books and newspaper articles, he always made people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 792.7'028'092

Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Dian Fossey was fascinated with the sad plight of the mountain gorilla and went to Africa. She imitated the gorillas' sounds and habits and came to know them individually. After several of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 599.884'092

John Brown

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Ever since he was a boy, John Brown had hated slavery. He was an abolitionist, a person who believed that no one should be able to own others. Many abolitionists hope that strong words would… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'116'092

Kwanzaa

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Between Christmas and New Year's Day, many people throughout the United States celebrate another holiday, Kwanzaa. A joyous celebration of African American culture, Kwanzaa was created as a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 394.2'68

Margaret Bourke-White

Grade 2 - Grade 4

As a young girl, Margaret Bourke-White dreamed of having great adventures--the kind only a brave and fearless woman would have. As she grew up, she found that the camera was her ticket to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 770'.92

Mother Teresa

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Growing up in Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu learned from her mother how to care for and give to those who had less than she did. When she was twelve, she heard God's calling and decided to become a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 271'.97

El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)

Grade 2 - Grade 4

The Day of the Dead is a special holiday celebrated in many places like Mexico and parts of the United States to honor people who have died. It's celebrated between October 31 and November 2… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 300

Danger at the Breaker

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Eight-year-old Andrew is starting his first day of work in a coal mine. With bloody knuckles and an aching back, Andrew quickly learns that life in the mines is dirty, dark, and difficult… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1

Survival in the Snow

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Seventeen-year-old Moses was ready for an adventure. In 1844, he joined a wagon train traveling from Iowa to California. But as winter approached, the wagon train ran into trouble. Oxen… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 917.94

The Day of the Black Blizzard

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Ten-year-old Orry Jenkins is sick and tired of the dust. The year is 1935 and Kansas hasn't gotten enough rain in years. Instead of rainstorms, they get dust storms. One day, Orry and his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 978'.032

The Night of the Hurricane's Fury

Grade 2 - Grade 4

It's the summer of 1900, and 10-year-old Robert Pettibone is bored. His parents have sent him to stay with his Aunt Maudie in Galveston, Texas. She doesn't let him do anything by himself… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Night the Chimneys Fell

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Something isn't right in New Madrid, Missouri. Nine-year-old Marie sees hundreds of birds flying across the sky like a black cloud. The animals in the barn are restless. Then, early in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

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

How Coyote Stole the Summer: [A Native American Folktale]

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That's because it's winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It's tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 398.2089'97

Little Sima and the Giant Bowl: [A Chinese Folktale]

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Little Sima's village in China was suffering from a 100 years without rain. Then a wizard gave the Sima family a giant porcelain bowl. He said this gang would turn their luck around. Sure… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 398.20951

The Chocolate Tree: [A Mayan Folktale]

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Ever wonder where chocolate came from? We have the Mayan king Kukulkán to thank. Kukulkán is more than a king--he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree! Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 398.2'0899742

The Lion and the Hare: [An East African Folktale]

Grade 2 - Grade 4

The animals of the grasslands have a problem. A very hungry lion wants to eat them all! To keep the lion happy, they agree to send one animal for him to eat every day. When the hare learns… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 398.2

Many Ways to Be a Soldier

Grade 2 - Grade 4

More than anything, Rem Goldin wants to fight the British in the American Revolution. His father and the other men of Sites Point, New Jersey, have all left town to join the fighting. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'32

Prisoner for Liberty

Grade 2 - Grade 4

James Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 973.3'71092

The Flyer Flew!: The Invention of the Airplane

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Tells the story of the Wright Brothers' invention of the airplane, climaxing in the triumphant first flight of the Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'273

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