5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

Fall 2020

Tiger Woods: Major Winner

From the Series Epic Sports Bios (Lerner ™ Sports)

Tiger Woods became a famous golfer when he was two. As an adult, he's won 81 PGA Tour events and 15 major tournaments (and counting). Read about one of the world's most recognizable athletes. Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 796.352092 [B]

Tillie Pierce's Civil War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

In July of 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged for three days. Fifteen-year-old Tillie Pierce found herself in the middle of the action when she went to stay with family friends on a farm… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 973.7/349

Tom Brady

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

Tom Brady is the star quarterback for the New England Patriots. He's led his team to more division titles than any other quarterback in National Football League (NFL) history. He also has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]
Spring 2020

Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/7809759

Ultimate Fighting: The Brains and Brawn of Mixed Martial Arts

From the Series Spectacular Sports

What if a boxer and a wrestler fought? Who would win? What if a fighter skilled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tangled with a foe trained in traditional judo? These were questions that fans of combat… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 796.8
Spring 2021

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 976.6/8600496073

Urban Biologist Danielle Lee

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 570.92

Vaccine Innovators Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever been vaccinated against a particular disease? As children, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering both suffered from whooping cough, a life-threatening illness. As adults, they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 579.30922

Von Miller

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

Von Miller is a talented football player for the Denver Broncos. He was selected by the Broncos as the second overall pick in the 2011 National Football League (NFL) Draft, and he's been a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]
Spring 2021

When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them

The best medicine may not always be found at a pharmacy or in a doctor’s office. Sometimes it comes in the form of a four-legged friend. Three well-known leaders in their fields—award-winning Read More →

  • Dewey: 362.19697/920092 [B]

When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then—WHAM!—the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 591.47

When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants

Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 581.6/59
4 titles

Who's Changing the World? — eBook Set

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $202.60
  • Your Price: $151.95
  • 4 titles
4 titles

Who's Changing the World? — Library Bound Set

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $133.28
  • Your Price: $99.96
  • 4 titles
Fall 2020

Wildlife Conservation with Robert Irwin

From the Series Teen Strong

Robert Irwin was only two when his father, Steve Irwin, was killed in an accident with a wild animal. Rather than fear these creatures, Robert has embraced them. A photographer and TV host… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770

Willie O'Ree: The Story of the First Black Player in the NHL

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Willie O'Ree made NHL history on January 18, 1958, when he became the first Black player to take to the ice. There was a round of applause when O'Ree stepped onto the ice, and newspapers ran… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920
Spring 2020

Wilma Rudolph: Fastest Woman on Earth

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Wilma Rudolph wanted to run and jump like other children, but she had a serious disease that kept her leg from growing well. She did not give up and went on to one day win Olympic gold medals. Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.1
Fall 2020

Wilma Rudolph: Running for Gold

From the Series Epic Sports Bios (Lerner ™ Sports)

Sprinter Wilma Rudolph's life was defined by epic triumphs on and off the track. As a child, Rudolph suffered from polio, but later became the first US woman to win three gold medals in track… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 796.42092 [B]

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 614'.17

YouTube Founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever watched a home video that went viral on the Internet? Then you've probably heard of the company YouTube. YouTube was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 384.3'3
Fall 2020

Zion Williamson

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

After one breakout season playing college basketball at Duke, Zion Williamson was drafted into the NBA (National Basketball League) by the New Orleans Pelicans. Learn about one of the NBA's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 796.323092 [B]

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead

Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 578.6'5

Zoo Scientists to the Rescue

Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but that's not all zoos do. Author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley bring readers behind the scenes at three zoos to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.1
  • Dewey: 333.95/4