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Fall 2018

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24
Fall 2018

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

Grade 8 - Grade 12

The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 613.2
Fall 2018

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 571.8/79
Fall 2018

Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 250
  • Dewey: 823/.7 [B]
Fall 2018

Pandemic: How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk

Grade 8 - Grade 12

How close are we to having another worldwide health crisis? Epidemiologists predict that another pandemic is coming--one that could kill hundreds of millions of people. Learn about factors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 614.4
Fall 2018

Self-Driving Cars: The New Way Forward

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Self-driving cars mark the next great shift in mass transportation. Learn about early attempts at self-driving technology, the benefits of driverless cars, controversies surrounding the new… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.2
Fall 2018

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 597.3
Fall 2018

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/165
Spring 2018

Blink

Grade 8 - Grade 12

When Josh was four, a little girl named Rachel was kidnapped and never found. Twelve years later, Chatham Clairborne appears, apparently on the hunt for her runaway sister. But Josh suspects… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

Troublemakers

Grade 7 - Grade 12

When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

Honor Code

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Sam knows how lucky she is to be part of the elite Edwards Academy. As she dreams of getting into Harvard one day, she's willing to do anything to fit in and excel at the private high school… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

Economic Inequality: The American Dream under Siege

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Millions of Americans don't earn enough money to pay for decent housing, food, health care, and education. Increasingly, families and young people aren't doing better than their parents and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 339.2/20973
Spring 2018

Fandom: Fic Writers, Vidders, Gamers, Artists, and Cosplayers

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Have you ever finished a book or TV series and wished for more? Created stories, art, or videos based on a game? Dressed up as your favorite character? If so, you've entered fandom. Fan… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • Dewey: 302.23
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

Life on Earth

Series

A sci-fi-tinged YA graphic novel trilogy from acclaimed cartoonist MariNaomi. A group of teenagers struggles with early romances and fraying friendships against the backdrop of a classmate's… Read More →

Spring 2018

Lighting Up the Brain: The Science of Optogenetics

Grade 8 - Grade 12

What if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and watch individual brain cells send signals to one another? What if they could then control these brain cells to direct thoughts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 612.8/2
Spring 2018

Losing the Girl: Book 1

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst . . . or at least the weirdest. It couldn't be an alien abduction, right?… None of Claudia's classmates at Blithedale High know Read More →

  • Lexile: 180
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

Outrageous Animal Adaptations: From Big-Eared Bats to Frill-Necked Lizards

Grade 8 - Grade 12

A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible? Whether to avoid predators, to stalk prey, or to withstand extreme temperatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 578.4
Spring 2018

Sanctuary: Book 2

Grade 7 - Grade 12

A demon seeking redemption, Silex has kept vigil over Edinburgh for countless years atop a local church as a gargoyle. With the help of his human assistant Craig, Silex solves the mysteries… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 741.5/973
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 Craft-a-Day Book: 30 Projects to Make with Recycled Materials

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Reduce, reuse, and recycle with ideas from The Craft-a-Day… You can put the three Rs to work with these thirty awesome crafts! Using recycled and reusable materials from around the house Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 745.5
Spring 2018

Tying the Knot: A World History of Marriage

Grade 8 - Grade 12

For thousands of years, marriage was a business transaction between two families. Fathers chose husbands for their daughters to build power, wealth, and social status. Rules about acceptable… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 306.810973
Spring 2018

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Vaccines are biological substances that cause the human immune system to build up its defenses against specific diseases. Public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 615.3/72