5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 796.323'2

Hurricane Harvey: Disaster in Texas and Beyond

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the United States. This Category 4 hurricane brought devastating winds and rain. Catastrophic flooding occurred in Houston, Texas, and throughout much of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 976.4/141

I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon. When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 338.1096711
Spring 2020

If I Go Missing

If I Go Missing is derived from excerpts of a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. In her letter, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
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Fall 2020

Impeachment: Donald Trump and the History of Presidents in Peril

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On December 18, 2019, Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the Senate. Earlier that summer, Trump… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 973.933092

Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn't Work

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans. When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 608
105 titles

Intermediate Grades Nonfiction Audiobook Collection — Audiobook Set

Titles in this collection foster enthusiasm for nonfiction through a high-interest blend of biographies (including sports heroes and STEM trailblazers), cutting edge science, fascinating… Read More →

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  • List Price: $1,095.95
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Fall 2020

In the Running with Ntando Mahlangu

From the Series Teen Strong

Ntando Mahlangu was born with a condition that prevented his legs from developing. At age 10, both legs were amputated. Later, Ntando worked with an organization that outfitted him with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
Spring 2020

Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States

What does it mean to resist? Throughout our nation's history, discrimination and unjust treatment of all kinds have prompted people to make their objections and outrage known. Some protests… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • Dewey: 303.48/40973

Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water's energy into electricity. Later, he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 621.3092 [B]

iPod and Electronics Visionary Tony Fadell

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 006.5
8 titles

Iron Will — Library Bound Set

From the Series Iron Will

Read the extraordinary real-life stories of people who defied the odds. These stories inspire young readers and successfully engage them in narrative nonfiction. Students will gain a better… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $223.92
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  • 8 titles

Ivanka Trump: A Brand of Her Own

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Ivanka Trump may have come to fame as the daughter of prominent businessman, TV personality, and President Donald Trump—but she has plenty to be proud of on her own. In establishing herself… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 973.933092 [B]

James Harden

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

James Harden is the 2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) MVP for the Houston Rockets. Harden was a bench player with the Oklahoma City Thunder when he joined the NBA in 2009, but after… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 796.323092 [B]

Jarome Iginla: How the NHL's First Black Captain Gives Back

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

There's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than being the first black captain of an NHL team. He is also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice. "Iggy" grew up in a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 920
Spring 2020

Joel Embiid

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

Center Joel Embiid racks up points for the Philadelphia 76ers. Readers will learn how this All-Star National Basketball Association (NBA) player stays at the top of his game and how he spends… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 796.323092

John Cook's Civil War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

Gunfire rang out across the countryside as fifteen-year-old John Cook watched his unit struggle during the Battle of Antietam. Union troops were falling fast as they tried to push Confederate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 973.7092 [B]

John Lewis: Courage in Action

From the Series Gateway Biographies

John Lewis is known as one of the most courageous leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired as a boy by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis would go on to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 328.73/092 B

John McCain: The Courage of Conviction

From the Series Gateway Biographies

This timely title examines the remarkable life and death of John McCain, from his time as a decorated war veteran to elder statesman. Accessible text and plentiful photos cover McCain's early… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 328.73/092 [B]

Johnny Clem's Civil War Story

From the Series Narrative Nonfiction: Kids in War

Bullets whizzed overhead, narrowly missing twelve-year-old Johnny Clem. The Confederate army was winning the Battle of Chickamauga, and Johnny's unit had begun to retreat. Although he had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 973.7092 [B]
Fall 2020

JoJo Siwa: Fan Favorite

From the Series Boss Lady Bios (Alternator Books ®)

From the time she was two years old, JoJo Siwa spent hours a day working to achieve her dreams. Her hard work in her mom's dance studio led her to national TV, where her spunky personality… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 792.802/8092 [B]

Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Jordin Tootoo is known for having to "fight his way through." Jordin had more than his fair share of fights both on and off the ice. He had to overcome the social problems that are associated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 920

Jose Altuve

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

Jose Altuve is the superstar second baseman for the Houston Astros. But when he first tried out for the team, he was cut on the first day. People thought he was too short to be a professional… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.357092 [B]
Fall 2020

Katie Ledecky

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

Superstar swimmer Katie Ledecky has six Olympic medals and fifteen World Championship medals. Discover how this Olympian made history. Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 797.2/1092 [B]