5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

Sybil Ludington's Revolutionary War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

On a rainy spring night in 1777, sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington and her horse raced through the woods. The American colonists were fighting the Revolutionary War, and Sybil was on a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 973.3/33

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Do you ever worry about people being treated unfairly? Do you wish you could help make things better? The civil rights activists profiled in this book do that every day. One teenager… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 7.1
  • Dewey: 323

Taking Action to Help the Environment

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Do you ever worry about the environment? Do you wish you could help make things better? The environmental activists profiled in this book do that every day. One eleven-year-old sold drawings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 363.7

Taking Action to Improve People's Health

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Have you ever wished you could stop the spread of diseases? Or help fight hunger? It can be as easy as taking a picture of your school lunch and posting it online. That's what a nine-year-old… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 362.0425

Taking Action to Improve Schools

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Do you ever think about the kids who don't have school supplies? Do you wonder what you could do to make their school year better? The education activists in this book saw problems like this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 371.2/07

Taylor Swift: Superstar Singer and Songwriter

From the Series Gateway Biographies

From her early career in country music to her chart-topping pop hits, learn more about singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.421642092 [B]
Fall 2020 4 titles

Teen Strong — Hardcover Set

From the Series Teen Strong

This high-interest, low-level series featuring teenagers taking the world by storm. Each book tells the life story of one exemplary teenager. Readers will protest climate change with Greta… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles
72 titles

TFCB Flyer Collection — eBook Set

Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $3,936.46
  • Your Price: $2,952.35
  • 72 titles

The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 917.804/34

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Panamanian golden frogs aren't just cute, little, and yellow. They're also the national symbol of Panama. But they started to disappear about fifteen years ago. What's killing them? Could it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 597.8'7

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 595.79'9

The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 599.4'72

The College Football Championship: The Fight for the Top Spot

From the Series Spectacular Sports

In 2015, when Ohio State took on the University of Oregon in the first College Football Playoff championship game, millions of sports fans tuned in. But back in 1869, when Rutgers University… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 796.332'63
Spring 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Coronavirus Timeline

From the Series Gateway Biographies

In late 2019 the Chinese city of Wuhan reported several cases of what doctors thought was pneumonia. But it wasn't long before officials identified a new coronavirus behind the outbreak:… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 614.5/924140973

The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past

Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time. One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the Dozier School, a place where—rather than reforming the children in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 365/.975993

The Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040

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
Spring 2021

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field

After watching the World Cup on television, a group of Thai boys is inspired to form their own team. But on the island of Koh Panyee, in a village built on stilts, there is no open space. The… Read More →

  • Dewey: 796.33409593
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