5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him. Tyson… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 523.01092
Fall 2020

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: Multisport Superstar

From the Series Epic Sports Bios (Lerner ™ Sports)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias not only broke records—she took athletics by storm, winning two Olympic gold medals for track and field before turning to professional golf. Witness more exciting… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 796.082092 [B]
Fall 2020

Babe Ruth: Super Slugger

From the Series Epic Sports Bios (Lerner ™ Sports)

From the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth's epic rise to the Baseball Hall of Fame is one many people have heard about. Dive deeper into his career-defining moments in this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 796.357092 [B]

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Coretta Scott King Author Award Read about the fascinating life of Bass Reeves, who escaped slavery to become the first African American Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi. Sitting… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 363.28'2092
Fall 2020

Baker Mayfield

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

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is a Heisman Trophy winner and the 2018 first overall draft pick. As a rookie, he proved himself with an amazing comeback in his first National… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 796.332092 [B]

Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
8 titles

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™) — eBook Set

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Introduce young readers to some of history's most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $309.20
  • Your Price: $231.90
  • 8 titles
Fall 2020 4 titles

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™) Fall 2020 New Releases — Hardcover Set

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Introduce young readers to some of history's most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $101.28
  • Your Price: $75.96
  • 4 titles
8 titles

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™) — Hardcover Set

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Introduce young readers to some of history's most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $202.56
  • Your Price: $151.92
  • 8 titles
8 titles

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™) — Paperback Set

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Introduce young readers to some of history's most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $55.92
  • Your Price: $53.12
  • 8 titles
Fall 2020

Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place

Anne Frank’s diary is a gift to the world because of Miep Gies. One of the protectors of the Frank family, Miep recovered the diary after the family was discovered by Nazis, and then returned… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 940.53/18092 [B]
Fall 2020

Behind the Scenes with Marsai Martin

From the Series Teen Strong

At age five, Marsai Martin started acting in commercials. Before long, she earned a role on the TV show Black-ish, which has earned her awards and national attention. The next steps were to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810

Benedict Arnold: Hero or Enemy Spy?

From the Series Hidden History — Spies

He was popular with his troops. And he was such a good soldier that Benedict Arnold became a major general in the Colonial Army. So how did a Revolutionary hero become known as one of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 973.3092

Beyoncé: The Queen of Pop

From the Series Gateway Biographies

From scoring hit after hit on the R & B and pop music charts to slaying it onscreen as an actor, Beyoncé does it all. Explore the personal and professional life of Queen Bey and follow… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.42164092 [B]
Spring 2021

Billie Eilish: The Rise of a Superstar

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Growing up with actor parents in Los Angeles, Billie Eilish was surrounded by creativity. After writing her first song when she was four, she took to making music with her older brother. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 782.42164092 [B]
Spring 2021

Billie Eilish, The Unofficial Biography: From E-Girl to Icon

With number one albums in multiple countries and five Grammys under her belt, Billie Eilish has become a pop sensation. Billie was a promising young dancer until musical success came… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: 782.42164092 [B]
Fall 2020

Bionic Beasts: Saving Animal Lives with Artificial Flippers, Legs, and Beaks

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 636.089/7
Spring 2021

Boardwalk Babies

In the late 19th century, there wasn't much hope for premature babies—until Dr. Couney developed the incubator. The device was so new and strange, hospitals rejected it. So Dr. Couney set up… Read More →

  • Dewey: TBD
Fall 2020 6 titles

Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®) — Hardcover Set

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

Featuring figures from a variety of backgrounds, these books celebrate women who dominate their respective fields—big-time change-makers, influencers, and disrupters who aren't afraid to… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $175.92
  • Your Price: $131.94
  • 6 titles

Breanna Stewart

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

Breanna Stewart is a talented basketball player for the Seattle Storm. She was the first overall pick in the 2016 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft. That same season she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 796.323092 [B]

Calvin Graham's World War II Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

In November 1942, twelve-year-old Calvin Graham found himself in the midst of an intense battle on a ship in the Pacific Ocean. An explosion damaged his ship and wounded many of his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 940.54/265933092 [B]

Carey Price: How a First Nations Kid Became a Superstar Goaltender

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Twenty years ago, Carey Price was flying hundreds of miles across the country so he could play on the nearest organized hockey team. Today, he is the highest-paid goalie in the NHL. But he's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 920

Carson Wentz

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

Carson Wentz is the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. In college, Wentz starred at North Dakota State University and became a top National Football League (NFL) prospect. After a slow… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 796.332092
Fall 2020

Cesar Chavez: Friend to Farm Workers

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

As a child, Cesar Chavez worked on farms with his family. He felt the workers were not treated well. Cesar used his voice to become a leader in making sure farm workers were paid better and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 331.88