5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 3rd Edition

How quickly can you name 50 American heroes? They can be men or women, young or old, from the past or present, living or dead, but they all must have made an exceptional positive… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 920.073

Aaron Judge

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Aaron Judge broke a thirty-year-old MLB record and won the home run derby—as a rookie. And he shows no signs of slowing down. Sports fans will love this high-action book about one of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 796.357092 [B]

Aaron Rodgers

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Aaron Rodgers is the star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, and he has the stats to prove it. He reached 300 touchdown passes faster than any other quarterback in NFL history. Even… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]
Fall 2020

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

A heartbreaking but essential perspective on war and survival.—starred, Kirkus Reviews In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: 940.54/252244092 [B]

Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 510.92

Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever built a cool science project? In middle school, Aprille Ericsson won second place in a science fair. She knew she wanted to keep creating amazing science projects. As an adult… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.4092
Spring 2020

Albert Einstein: Relativity Rock Star

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and changed how scientists see space and time forever. Learn how a boy who struggled in school became one of history's most renowned scientists. Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 530.092 [B]
Spring 2020

Alexander Hamilton: The Story of a Statesman

From the Series Gateway Biographies

A founder of the United States turned cultural phenomenon thanks to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton helped create American democracy. Follow his story from orphaned… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 973.4092 [B]
Spring 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Political Headliner

From the Series Gateway Biographies

American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 328.73/092 [B]

Alex Morgan

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Alex Morgan plays for the US National Team and for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She is one of the top 10 goal scorers in US women's soccer history and won… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 796.334092 [B]

Alex Ovechkin

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Alex Ovechkin is a hockey star for the Washington Capitals. Since entering the league in 2005, Ovechkin has led the National Hockey League (NHL) in goals seven times. He is a seven-time… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 796.962092 [B]

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
Spring 2020

All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing after the Oklahoma City Bombing

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from award-winning author Chris Barton. Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: 363.325/140976638

Aly Raisman: Athlete and Activist

From the Series Gateway Biographies

US Olympian Aly Raisman is a leader on and off the mat. She is an outspoken voice against sexual assault. Learn about the most fascinating details of her life as a gold-winning gymnast. Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 796.44092 [B]

Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you enjoy visiting animals at the zoo or playing with pets? As a child, Jane Goodall loved watching and interacting with animals. As an adult, she became a scientist working with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 599.8092

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

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

Anne Frank: Out of the Shadows

From the Series Gateway Biographies

While her family hid during the Holocaust, Anne Frank recorded her personal reflections as well as the harrowing circumstances she faced in her diary. Read about her life before and after the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 940.53/18092 [B]

Antonio Brown

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

Antonio Brown is known as one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League (NFL). In 2014, he led all NFL players with 1,698 receiving yards, and in eight seasons with the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]
Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 629.45/4
Fall 2020

Ariana Grande: Music Superstar

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

Ariana Grande always wanted to be a star. After honing her voice in community theater, Grande landed her first big role in a Broadway musical. On the Nickelodeon show Victorious, her dream of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 782.42164092 [B]

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette—a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'85092

Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 629.45/0092 [B]

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.450092 [B]

Astronaut Mae Jemison

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.450092