5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

The Final Four: The Pursuit of College Basketball Glory

From the Series Spectacular Sports

When basketball fans hear the words Final Four, they probably think of the buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories, and bracket-busters that have thrilled people for years. However, you don't need… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 796.323'63
Fall 2020

The Great Bear Rescue: Saving the Gobi Bears

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Acclaimed science author Sandra Markle offers a fascinating look at Gobi bears—the rarest bears on the planet. These adorable animals face threats ranging from illegal gold miners to climate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 333.95/9784095173

The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

In 2007 only thirty Amur leopards remained in the wild. Scientists knew they needed to do more to help these big cats. However, details of the leopards' wild lives in their high-altitude… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 599.75/54

The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Golden lion tamarins are found only in Brazilian forests. These small, remarkable monkeys once had plenty of space to roam and claim family territories. But years of deforestation caused… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 639.97'984

The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

African penguins waddle around nesting colonies in lower numbers than ever before. Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 598.47

The Great Rhino Rescue: Saving the Southern White Rhinos

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Southern white rhinos are in trouble. For years, a rumor has been spreading that their horns can be used to cure cancer, and poachers have been targeting these gentle creatures. Sandra Markle… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 599.66/80968

The Great Shark Rescue: Saving the Whale Sharks

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Top-selling science author Sandra Markle presents the story of whale sharks—the largest fish on the planet. Facing threats from commercial fishing as well as climate change, they were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 597.3/3
Fall 2020

The Most Beautiful Thing

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 305.8959/72073

The NBA Playoffs: In Pursuit of Basketball Glory

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Do you know: • Which team won the first NBA championship? • Why Michael Jordan felt awful during one of his greatest playoff performances? • How the Golden State Warriors built a playoff… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 796.323/64

The Negro Leagues: Celebrating Baseball's Unsung Heroes

From the Series Spectacular Sports

When modern baseball fans think of African American players, they may think of Ken Griffey Jr. or Derek Jeter. But what about the black stars who didn't play Major League Baseball? In the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 796.357/640973

The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition

Every December, The Nutcracker comes to life in theaters all across the United States. But how did this 19th-century Russian ballet become such a big part of the holidays in 21st-century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation

Theodosia Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr, came of age in New York City when the New Nation was growing up. She attended the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 973.4/6092 [B]

Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Growing up, Brian Greene's father taught him to think about the world in different ways. Greene was curious about how it all worked. He set out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 530.092

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you like to gaze at the stars? So did the young Stephen Hawking. Eventually, he turned his fascination with the night sky into a career of trying to figure out how the universe began and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 530.092

The Search for Olinguito: Discovering a New Species

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

In the dark, Kristofer Helgen and a group of scientists peered up into the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Staring back at them was a furry, four-legged creature. Could it be the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 599.76/3
Spring 2020

The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Quest for Hockey's Biggest Prize

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Hockey is a thrilling, fast-paced sport, and the action gets even more intense during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fans can't get enough of the booming slap shots, the devastating body checks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 796.962/648

The Super Bowl: Chasing Football Immortality

From the Series Spectacular Sports

The National Football League (NFL) is the most popular sports league in the United States, and the Super Bowl is its grandest stage. The incredible runs, the gutsy defensive stands, and the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 796.332/648

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just

"A must-purchase picture book biography of a figure sure to inspire awe and admiration among readers."—School Library Journal (starred review) Extraordinary illustrations and lyrical text… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 570.92 [B]

The Woolly Monkey Mysteries: The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

In the cloud forests of the Amazon Basin, scientists are installing extraordinary numbers of camera traps in the hopes of learning more about an elusive species—woolly monkeys. No one knows… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 599.8/58

The World Cup: Soccer's Global Championship

From the Series Spectacular Sports

The World Cup is international soccer's championship tournament, and it rules the global sports stage. Award-winning author Matt Doeden explores the history of international soccer and covers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 796.334/66809

The World Series: Baseball's Biggest Stage

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Baseball has long been dubbed America's national pastime. When the top teams face off in the World Series each season, team legacies and fans' hearts are on the line. Author Matt Doeden… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 796.357'646
6 titles

They Survived (Alternator Books ® ) — eBook Set

From the Series They Survived (Alternator Books ® )

Discover the harrowing details behind the most fascinating survival stories. Mesmerizing narrative text describes how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways to overcome life-or-death… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $263.94
  • Your Price: $197.96
  • 6 titles
6 titles

They Survived (Alternator Books ® ) — Library Bound Set

From the Series They Survived (Alternator Books ® )

Discover the harrowing details behind the most fascinating survival stories. Mesmerizing narrative text describes how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways to overcome life-or-death… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $175.92
  • Your Price: $131.94
  • 6 titles
Spring 2020

Tiger Woods

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

Tiger Woods is one of the most accomplished pro golfers of all time! Learn about his career highlights, life off the green, and more through action-packed text and full-color photographs. Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 796.352092 [B]