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12 mammals back from the brink by Furstinger, Nancy.

12 mammals back from the brink

Amazing survival stories of endangered species that have made a comeback.

Apr 21, 2015
A field guide to dragons, trolls, and other dangerous monsters by Sautter, Aaron.

A field guide to dragons, trolls, and other dangerous monsters

"Describes the features and characteristics of dangerous fantasy creatures in a quick-reference format"--

Apr 21, 2015
A field guide to dragons, trolls, and other dangerous monsters by Sautter, Aaron.

A field guide to dragons, trolls, and other dangerous monsters

"Describes the features and characteristics of dangerous fantasy creatures in a quick-reference format"--

Apr 15, 2015
A field guide to goblins, gremlins, and other wicked creatures by Sautter, Aaron.

A field guide to goblins, gremlins, and other wicked creatures

"Describes the features and characteristics of wicked and mischievous fantasy creatures in a quick-reference format"--

Apr 21, 2015
A field guide to griffins, unicorns, and other mythical beasts by Sautter, Aaron.

A field guide to griffins, unicorns, and other mythical beasts

"Describes the features and characteristics of mythical creatures in a quick-reference format"--

Apr 21, 2015
A Field guide to griffins, unicorns, and other mythical beasts by Sautter, Aaron.

A Field guide to griffins, unicorns, and other mythical beasts

"Describes the features and characteristics of mythical creatures in a quick-reference format"--

Apr 15, 2015
A haunted capital by Lunis, Natalie.

A haunted capital

"Places that are filled with history are also thought to be filled with ghosts. If that is true, then Washington, D.C.--a city that dates back to the earliest days of the United States of America--is surely one of the most haunted cities in the country. Within this book, you will visit eleven of the most haunted spots in America's capital and come across some of its most famous ghosts."--Back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
A place for birds by Stewart, Melissa, author.

A place for birds

Examines the environmental needs of birds around the world and the effect that human behavior has had on their ability to survive, with examples of the efforts being made by scientists and conservationists to save specific species of birds.

Apr 21, 2015
A smart girl's guide. Drama, rumors & secrets - staying true to yourself in changing times by Holyoke, Nancy, author.

A smart girl's guide. Drama, rumors & secrets - staying true to yourself in changing times

Shares expert advice for how to avoid and diffuse drama-related challenges including jealousy, gossip, and cyberbullying, offering insights into the psychology of drama based on the experiences of real girls.

Apr 21, 2015
A timeline history of the thirteen colonies by Pratt, Mary K.

A timeline history of the thirteen colonies

Chronicles the history of the American colonies, from the first English settlement in Jamestown to the growing unrest with Britain that culminated in the American Revolution. --Publisher's description.

Apr 21, 2015
A timeline history of the thirteen colonies by Pratt, Mary K.

A timeline history of the thirteen colonies

Chronicles the history of the American colonies, from the first English settlement in Jamestown to the growing unrest with Britain that culminated in the American Revolution.

Apr 15, 2015
A wolf at the gate by Van Steenwyk, Mark, 1976-

A wolf at the gate

A vengeful red wolf threatens the village of Stonebriar. After, encountering a compassionate beggar, the red wolf embraces a life of peace. Her pacifism is tested when outlaws attack her new friends in Stonebriar. Based upon the legend of Saint Francis and the wolf of Gubbio.

Apr 21, 2015
A World War I timeline by Dell, Pamela, author.

A World War I timeline

"In timeline format, covers the chronology of major events of World War I"--

Apr 21, 2015
About Dinosaurs by McKay, Sindy

About Dinosaurs

Apr 21, 2015
Aerospace engineer Aprille Ericsson by Waxman, Laura Hamilton.

Aerospace engineer Aprille Ericsson

Describes the early life and education of the engineer as well as her work at NASA, where she has helped build spacecraft that can map the moon and monitor climate change, and designed missions to bring soil and rocks back from Mars.

Apr 21, 2015
Air travel - science, technology, engineering by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Air travel - science, technology, engineering

"Learn about the history of air travel and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--

Apr 15, 2015
Albert Einstein and Sir Arthur Eddington by Colson, Mary, author.

Albert Einstein and Sir Arthur Eddington

Apr 15, 2015
All the world's a stage by Davidson, Rebecca Piatt.

All the world's a stage

An introduction to some of the characters and plays of William Shakespeare, written in the style of "The House That Jack Built."

Apr 21, 2015
Alligators and crocodiles by Marsh, Laura, author.

Alligators and crocodiles

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of crocodiles and alligators.

Apr 21, 2015
Amazing plant powers - how plants fly, fight, hide, hunt, & change the world by Leedy, Loreen, author, illustrator.

Amazing plant powers - how plants fly, fight, hide, hunt, & change the world

Imagine if plants had superhero qualities. According to Spike E. Prickles, a TV personality who happens to be a cactus, plants have plenty of awesome abilities, and his houseplant fans agree. From protecting themselves from forest fires and voracious leaf-eating insects to surviving in hostile environments that are numbingly cold or stiflingly hot, Spike highlights the impressive range of adaptations plants have developed.

Apr 21, 2015
Amelia Earhart by Orr, Tamra, author.

Amelia Earhart

"Learn about the life and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart"--

Apr 21, 2015
An ambush of tigers - a wild gathering of collective nouns by Rosenthal, Betsy R.

An ambush of tigers - a wild gathering of collective nouns

Apr 21, 2015
An insider's guide to baseball by Stanley, Glen F.

An insider's guide to baseball

Introduces the sport of baseball, discussing the history, rules and regulation, and preactice ideas for players.

Apr 15, 2015
Animal Mouths by Holland, Mary

Animal Mouths

Apr 15, 2015
Animals helping after disasters by Zeiger, Jennifer, author.

Animals helping after disasters

"Learn how animals can be trained to help people after disasters."--

Apr 21, 2015
Animals helping at home by Raatma, Lucia, author.

Animals helping at home

"Learn how animals can be trained to help people with household tasks."--

Apr 21, 2015
Animals helping at work by Squire, Ann, author.

Animals helping at work

"Learn how animals can be trained to assist people with a variety of different jobs."--

Apr 21, 2015
Animals helping to detect diseases by Gray, Susan Heinrichs, author.

Animals helping to detect diseases

"Learn how animals can be trained to detect diseases in humans."--

Apr 21, 2015
Animals helping to keep the peace by Orr, Tamra, author.

Animals helping to keep the peace

"Learn how animals can be trained to work in law enforcement and military positions."--

Apr 21, 2015
Animals helping with healing by Squire, Ann, author.

Animals helping with healing

"Learn how animals can be trained to work in healthcare positions or used for therapy."--

Apr 21, 2015
Apollo - god of the sun, healing, music, and poetry by Temple, Teri, author.

Apollo - god of the sun, healing, music, and poetry

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Apollo, and discusses his association with prophecy and some of his great deeds.

Apr 21, 2015
Arctic tundra by Labrecque, Ellen.

Arctic tundra

Apr 21, 2015
Around the world - a colorful atlas for kids by Ganeri, Anita, 1961- author.

Around the world - a colorful atlas for kids

"An illustrated introduction to the countries of the world and the seven continents. Imagery picks out a country's unique essence"--

Apr 21, 2015
Barracuda by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Barracuda

Apr 21, 2015
Bats by Carney, Elizabeth, 1981-

Bats

Presents a miscellany of facts about bats.

Apr 21, 2015
Be a meteorologist by Rajczak, Kristen, author.

Be a meteorologist

Discusses the type of work and research meteorologists perform as well as the tools they use and different branches of meteorology.

Apr 15, 2015
Be a zoologist by Belton, Blair, author.

Be a zoologist

Discusses the type of work and research zoologists perform as well as various branches of zoology, including wildlife and marine zoology, entomology, and ichthyology.

Apr 15, 2015
Beavers by Riggs, Kate, author.

Beavers

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of beavers, nature's swimming engineers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why beavers slap their tails"--

Apr 21, 2015
Beavers in American history by Graubart, Norman D.

Beavers in American history

Apr 15, 2015
Beetle busters - a rogue insect and the people who track it by Burns, Loree Griffin, author.

Beetle busters - a rogue insect and the people who track it

This book about the tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle reveals how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate this invasive pest.

Apr 21, 2015
Bigfoot is missing! by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Bigfoot is missing!

A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry--

Apr 21, 2015
Birds - flying high by McFadzean, Lesley.

Birds - flying high

Introduces birds, describing their different types, physical features, habitats, migratory behavior, and ways in which human activity has endangered them.

Apr 15, 2015
Bison in American history by Graubart, Norman D.

Bison in American history

Bison, also known as American Buffalo, may be North America's largest indigenous land animal, but that doesn't mean they're invincible. In this volume, students will learn all about bison, why they were overhunted, the conservationist efforts that saved them from disappearing forever, and how all of this shaped history.

Apr 15, 2015
Bizarre world by

Bizarre world

"Open up to find some truly staggering stories. Read about the world beneath Europe's largest glacier, the ugly face contest, and the man who was stuck inside a frozen car for two months!"--back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Blue jays by Mara, Wil, author.

Blue jays

Search the woods and desserts for beautiful Blue Jays. While on safari, learn how to identify and observe these birds and discover their interesting behaviors, life cycle, enemies, and defenses.

Apr 15, 2015
Bow hunting by Hemstock, Annie Wendt, author.

Bow hunting

Apr 15, 2015
Budgeting, spending, and saving by Kemper, Bitsy.

Budgeting, spending, and saving

A guide on how to save and spend money in accordance with responsible budgeting.

Apr 21, 2015
Butterflies by Frisch, Aaron, 1975-2013, author.

Butterflies

"A kindergarten-level introduction to butterflies, covering their growth process, behaviors, the warm areas they call home, and such defining physical features as their wings"--

Apr 21, 2015
Camels by Riggs, Kate, author.

Camels

"A kindergarten-level introduction to camels, covering their growth process, behaviors, the deserts they call home, and such defining features as their humps"--

Apr 21, 2015
Camping by York, M. J., 1983- author.

Camping

"Explore camping, an exciting outdoor activity, including camping gear, where to stay, and how to stay safe"--

Apr 21, 2015
Capybaras by Schafer, Susan, author.

Capybaras

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of capybaras.

Apr 15, 2015
Cardinals by Mara, Wil, author.

Cardinals

Apr 15, 2015
Catfish by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Catfish

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of catfish.

Apr 15, 2015
Cats by Meister, Cari, author.

Cats

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how to take care of a pet cat"--

Apr 21, 2015
Cats of the wild by Coupe, Robert, author.

Cats of the wild

Presents information about wild cats, describing their physical features, habitats, predatory behavior, and the threats they face from humans and changing environments.

Apr 15, 2015
Cattle in American history by Graubart, Norman D.

Cattle in American history

Looks at the history of cattle in the United States, discussing the animals' introduction into the country, uses in early America and in the West, and role in the dairy industry.

Apr 15, 2015
Cesar Chavez by Gregory, Josh, author.

Cesar Chavez

Apr 21, 2015
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace by Colson, Mary, author.

Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace

Apr 15, 2015
Charlotte Hornets by Wyner, Zach, author.

Charlotte Hornets

"Make the journey to the South to leap On the Hardwood alongside the Charlotte Hornets. Owner Michael Jordan is trying to tutor a group of young playmakers about what it takes to be an NBA champion. The plan and the players are now in place. The playoffs are the next stop. On the Hardwood: Charlotte Hornets takes you to the heart of basketball country in North Carolina and details how much the game and their home team means to the region"--Back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Cheetahs by Riggs, Kate, author.

Cheetahs

"A kindergarten-level introduction to cheetahs, covering their growth process, behaviors, the lands they call home, and such defining physical features as their spotted fur"--

Apr 21, 2015
Chef by Mason, Helen, 1950- author.

Chef

Presents general information about different types of chefs and the work they do, as well as details on how to become a chef.

Apr 15, 2015
China by Bodden, Valerie.

China

"A historical overview of dynastic China from the perspectives of the social classes, from the royals to the peasants, including the Chinese empire's growth and decline"--

Apr 21, 2015
Chips and cheese and Nana's knees - what is alliteration? by Cleary, Brian P., 1959- author.

Chips and cheese and Nana's knees - what is alliteration?

Brian P. Cleary's rhymes and Martin Goneau's illustrations creatively present the concept of alliteration for young readers.

Apr 21, 2015
Civil War by Stanchak, John E., author.

Civil War

"Discover the horror of slave life, and the Underground Railroad that helped its victims to escape. See the weapons used on the battlefields, from single-shot rifles to powerful Gatling guns. Find out how Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860 and why he was assassinated,"--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Claude Monet by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Claude Monet

Briefly recounts the French impressionist painter's life and work.

Apr 21, 2015
Clayton Kershaw by Mills, Cliff, 1947-

Clayton Kershaw

Apr 21, 2015
Cliff dwellings- a hidden world by Blake, Kevin, 1978-

Cliff dwellings- a hidden world

Introduces cliff dwellings of the Pueblo Indians and the mysteries that surround them and their home.

Apr 21, 2015
Clint Eastwood by Mara, Wil, author.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood gained recognition with roles as the flawed hero in westerns and police movies such as A Fistful of Dollars and Dirty Harry. Then he turned to directing with films such as Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. Read the story of the man who has worn many Hollywood hats in this title in the Great Filmmakers series.

Apr 16, 2015
Clouds by Delano, Marfe Ferguson, author.

Clouds

Explains how clouds form and profiles different varieties while outlining a range of outdoor-themed activities.

Apr 16, 2015
Clouds by Delano, Marfe Ferguson, author.

Clouds

Explains how clouds form and profiles different varieties while outlining a range of outdoor-themed activities.

Apr 21, 2015
Colonel Harland Sanders - KFC creator by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958- author.

Colonel Harland Sanders - KFC creator

Apr 16, 2015
Colonial Kids- An Activity Guide to Life in the New World by Carlson, Laurie

Colonial Kids- An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

Apr 21, 2015
Comfort dogs by Lunis, Natalie.

Comfort dogs

Apr 21, 2015
Coming and going by Martins, Isabel Minhós, author.

Coming and going

"Humans aren't the only ones on earth who travel long distances. Many birds, fish and mammals migrate hundreds of miles in search of food, warmer climates or places to raise their young. But it's not just the incredible distances these creatures travel, it's the way they do it that makes us slow down and think."--publisher's website.

Apr 15, 2015
Common pheasant by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958- author.

Common pheasant

Discusses the life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior, and appearance of common pheasants, as well as the techniques and equipment people use when hunting these birds.

Apr 21, 2015
Computer engineer Ruchi Sanghvi by Waxman, Laura Hamilton.

Computer engineer Ruchi Sanghvi

Discusses Sanghvi's early life in India and education in the U.S., as well as how her work as the first female engineer at Facebook helped it become the largest social networking site in the world.

Apr 21, 2015
Cooking class - 57 fun recipes kids will love to make (and eat!) by Cook, Deanna F., 1965- author.

Cooking class - 57 fun recipes kids will love to make (and eat!)

Explains basic cooking techniques in kid-friendly language and offers recipes using fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations, including granola bars, popcorn balls, spring rolls, quesadillas, sliders, and apple crisp.

Apr 21, 2015
Cool art / 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Armstrong, Simon, author.

Cool art / 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages

Presents fifty facts about the history, principles, and techniques of art and about noted artists from Leonardo and Caravaggio to such contemporary figures as Ai Weiwei and Damien Hirst.

Apr 15, 2015
Cool stuff to photograph by Turnbull, Stephanie, author.

Cool stuff to photograph

Cool Stuff to Photograph is packed full of ideas, techniques, tips, and suggestions. As well as advice and hints, it includes clear step-by-step instructions for a great range of photography projects.

Apr 21, 2015
Cool stuff to sew by Turnbull, Stephanie, author.

Cool stuff to sew

Apr 21, 2015
Costume designer by Mason, Helen, 1950- author.

Costume designer

Presents general information about different types of costume designers and the work they do, as well as details on how to become a designer.

Apr 15, 2015
Crazy pets and cute animals by

Crazy pets and cute animals

This title is filled with hilarious facts and wacky pictures of animals and pets from around the world. This newest children's title is a fantastic mix of the unbelievably zany and cute and cuddly and is sure to educate and entertain both reluctant readers and young explorers in a humorous style.

Apr 21, 2015
Creepy islands by Williams, Dinah (Dinah J.)

Creepy islands

Introduces twelve of the creepiest islands from around the world, including the Isle of Wight, Ilha de Queimada Grande, and Hart Island.

Apr 21, 2015
Crows by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Crows

Learn how to identify and observe crows while discovering their interesting behaviors, life cycle, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.

Apr 15, 2015
Cupid - god of love by Temple, Teri, author.

Cupid - god of love

Tells different versions of the mythological origin of the Roman god Cupid and explains his use of his arrows of love and hate, his place in Roman mythology, and how he is different from, and similar to, the Greek god Eros.

Apr 21, 2015
Curious critters - marine by FitzSimmons, David, author, photographer.

Curious critters - marine

"Curious Critters: Marine features some of North America’s most incredible marine animals captured through the award-winning photography of David FitzSimmons. The amazing photographs depict 20 common and fascinating animals of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. The subjects include a sleek black sea bass, a giant Pacific octopus, an incredible roseate spoonbill, and a one-in-a-million blue lobster, plus many more amazing creatures found along the coasts of the United

Apr 21, 2015
Curious critters by

Curious critters

"Look inside and be amazed by some extraordinary animals. Meet the one-eyed goat, the incredible shark whisperer, and the snowboarding opossum!"--back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Deep-sea exploration - science, technology, and engineering by Mara, Wil, author.

Deep-sea exploration - science, technology, and engineering

"Learn about the history of deep sea exploration and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--

Apr 15, 2015
Deep-Sea Fishing by Pendergast, George

Deep-Sea Fishing

Apr 15, 2015
Delaware - the first state by King, David C.

Delaware - the first state

Offers information on the state, including its history, its ten key cities, and how the state government works.

Apr 15, 2015
Diana - goddess of hunting and protector of animals by Temple, Teri, author.

Diana - goddess of hunting and protector of animals

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Diana, and discusses her abilities as goddess of the hunt and some of the punishments she gave to those who offended her.

Apr 21, 2015
Digital Filmmaking for Kids for Dummies by Willoughby, Nick

Digital Filmmaking for Kids for Dummies

Apr 21, 2015
Disney Infinity - character encyclopedia by Saunders, Catherine, author.

Disney Infinity - character encyclopedia

"Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia features all of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar characters from Disney's popular video game! Join Woody, Jack Sparrow, Lightning McQueen, Wreck-it Ralph, Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey, Sulley, Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa, and many more Disney and Disney/Pixar characters as they interact in the wonderful world of Disney Infinity. As readers discover more about each heroes' and villains' vehicles, gadgets, weapons, home worlds, and animals they can learn a

Apr 21, 2015
Disney Infinity character encyclopedia / Character Encyclopedia by Saunders, Catherine, author.

Disney Infinity character encyclopedia / Character Encyclopedia

Provides a guide to "Disney Infinity" characters, including Jack Sparrow, Jasmine, and Elsa, covering such topics as each character's like and dislikes, who they want to join forces with, and which gadgets and vehicles they use.

Apr 16, 2015
Divorce is the worst by Higginbotham, Anastasia, author, illustrator.

Divorce is the worst

""How can you not love a children's author who sees so clearly from her reader's point of view?"-Julie Bowen, actress, Modern Family"This book provides, through honest language and evocative imagery, a uniquely realistic view of how children experience divorce. While neither softening or white-washing this difficult topic, Higginbotham offers an ultimately comforting message to parents and children experiencing separation and divorce."-Lisa Spiegel, LMHC, Soho Parenting, NYCKids are told, "it's

Apr 15, 2015
Divorce is the worst by Higginbotham, Anastasia, author, illustrator.

Divorce is the worst

"A lovingly crafted picture book speaking to the child's perspective on divorce. The book offers advice, sympathy, and wit to match without being pandering or authoritative. While admitting that divorces are painful, it above all empowers its young reader to cope with and even make the best of a difficult situation"--

Apr 21, 2015
Dogs by Meister, Cari, author.

Dogs

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how to take care of a pet dog"--

Apr 21, 2015
Draft horses - horses that work by Spiotta-DiMare, Loren.

Draft horses - horses that work

"Opens with a true story about a man and his draft horses and follows with the history of draft horses, what breeds are used, the training involved, what the horses do on the job, and what happens to draft horses when they retire"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Dragonflies by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Dragonflies

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how dragonflies fly and hunt for food. Includes picture glossary."--

Apr 21, 2015
Drawing by Calver, Paul, author.

Drawing

Introduces the art of drawing and outlines simple drawing projects using felt-tipped pens, colored pencils, crayons, and chalks.

Apr 15, 2015
Dreams of freedom. by

Dreams of freedom.

"This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education to that not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children."--

Apr 21, 2015
Early people by Pipe, Jim, 1966- author.

Early people

From the earliest human-like apes to the use of stone-age tools, from the discovery of fire to the dawn of agriculture and civilization, this book explores how the earliest people lived.

Apr 21, 2015
Earth's cycles by Dakers, Diane, author.

Earth's cycles

"This fascinating book explains the patterns and cycles created on Earth by the influence of the Sun and the Moon, as well as by the Earth's magnetic poles and the planet's rotation on an axis. Informative text, vivid photographs, and detailed diagrams help explain patterns such as day and night, the four seasons, the lunar cycle, the rise and fall of tides, and weather cycles"--

Apr 21, 2015
Economics through infographics by Kenney, Karen Latchana.

Economics through infographics

The charts, maps, and illustrations in this book tell a visual story to help you better understand key concepts about economics.

Apr 21, 2015
Ecuador by Owings, Lisa.

Ecuador

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Ecuador"--

Apr 21, 2015
Elephant seal by Owings, Lisa.

Elephant seal

"Engaging images accompany information about elephant seals. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Apr 21, 2015
Enormous smallness - a story of E.E. Cummings by Burgess, Matthew, author.

Enormous smallness - a story of E.E. Cummings

Presents the life and work of the twentieth-century American writer, focusing on his fascination with words from a young age and highlighting his poetry's inspirational properties.

Apr 21, 2015
Everything birds of prey by Hoena, B. A., author.

Everything birds of prey

Introduces the most ferocious raptors to rule the skies, from ospreys to vultures to hawks, and describes what raptors' lives are like as well as what sets them apart from other birds.

Apr 15, 2015
Everything insects by Gleason, Carrie, 1973- author.

Everything insects

"AHHH! INSECTS! Cockroaches, ants, dragonflies, and beetles. Wings, pincers, mandibles, and antennae. Whether insects fill you with dread or wide-eyed wonder, there's no denying that these bitty critters are some of the most fascinating and diverse creatures on Earth. Ready to skitter into the incredible world of creepy-crawlers? it's time to learn everything about insects,"--page [4] of cover.

Apr 15, 2015
Eyewitness space exploration by Stott, Carole, author.

Eyewitness space exploration

Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

Apr 21, 2015
Famous immigrants and their stories by Howell, Sara.

Famous immigrants and their stories

Discusses immigration to the United States and highlights immigrants who have made an impact in American business, culture, and sports.

Apr 15, 2015
Favorite horses - breeds girls love by Kolpin, Molly, author.

Favorite horses - breeds girls love

"Photos and text introduce readers to different horse breeds, including specific breed characteristics, features, and origins"--

Apr 15, 2015
Favorite horses - breeds girls love by Kolpin, Molly, author.

Favorite horses - breeds girls love

"Photos and text introduce readers to different horse breeds, including specific breed characteristics, features, and origins"--

Apr 21, 2015
Finders keepers? - a true story in India by Arnett, Robert.

Finders keepers? - a true story in India

The charming true story set in India is about a boy who found the author's wallet and could not understand why he should be rewarded for returning to the author what was his. The concept of accepting a reward for doing the right thing made no sense to him! This award-winning multicultural book emphasizes timeless and universal values that parents will want to pass on to their children and also provides an excellent opportunity to understand cultural differences and underlying similarities in our

Apr 21, 2015
Finding out about wind energy by Doeden, Matt, author.

Finding out about wind energy

"Did you know that the same wind that messes up your hair can be used to create energy? How exactly do you harness the wind? And what is the effect on the environment? Read this book to find out all about wind energy."--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Finding out about wind energy by Doeden, Matt, author.

Finding out about wind energy

Introduces wind energy, including where it comes from, how it is collected, and how it can be converted into electrical energy.

Apr 15, 2015
Fire birds - valuing natural wildfires and burned forests by Collard, Sneed B., author, photographer.

Fire birds - valuing natural wildfires and burned forests

Focusing on the work of University of Montana professor Richard Hutto, this book tells the story of how dozens of species of birds use the burn areas of wildfires. At least 15 bird species prefer burned forests to all other habitats.

Apr 21, 2015
Fireflies by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Fireflies

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells why fireflies flash their lights and briefly describes their life cycle. Includes picture glossary."--

Apr 21, 2015
Firefly encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals by

Firefly encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals

Apr 21, 2015
First flight around the world - the adventures of the American fliers who won the race by Grove, Tim, 1967-

First flight around the world - the adventures of the American fliers who won the race

"In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goa, and so the quest became a race. Who would win?"--Jacket.

Apr 21, 2015
First-generation Americans by Howell, Sara, author.

First-generation Americans

Explains what it means to be a naturalized citizen and discusses immigrant neighborhoods, earning a living, learning a new language, cultural differences, and children born to immigrant parents and immigrants who arrived as young children.

Apr 16, 2015
Fish by Meister, Cari, author.

Fish

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how to take care of a pet fish and tells about a few types of fish that make good pets"--

Apr 21, 2015
Flesh flies by Berne, Emma Carlson, author

Flesh flies

Apr 15, 2015
Fossils by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.

Fossils

An introduction to fossils that discusses how they form, where they are found, different types, what can be learned from them, and related topics.

Apr 15, 2015
Freedom from slavery - causes and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation by Hall, Brianna.

Freedom from slavery - causes and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation

Discusses the causes of and effects of the Civil War and how the Emancipation Proclamation changed American history.

Apr 21, 2015
Freshwater fishing by Pendergast, George, author.

Freshwater fishing

Provides information on freshwater fishing, including the places where people fish, the equipment they use, preparing and setting the rig, reeling in a fish, using drags, and catch-and-release methods.

Apr 15, 2015
Friends - making them & keeping them by Criswell, Patti Kelley, author.

Friends - making them & keeping them

""Friends" is designed to help you learn how to make new friends, and make the most of the friendships you already have. It's full of quizzes, crafts, thoughtful advice, and true stories of friendship shared by real girls like you"--

Apr 16, 2015
Frogs by Simon, Seymour, author.

Frogs

Details the life cycles of frogs and toads while introducing different species that can be found around the world.

Apr 21, 2015
Fun and festive winter crafts - snow globes, groundhog puppets, and fairy masks by McGee, Randel.

Fun and festive winter crafts - snow globes, groundhog puppets, and fairy masks

Apr 21, 2015
Fun facts and silly stories 2 by

Fun facts and silly stories 2

This is the second fun-packed volume in this series of unbelievable facts and crazy stories for the younger Ripley reader. This instantly engaging, bright new book in an attractive square format features large, colorful type and fantastic photos that educate and inform in a humorous style. Incredible facts are supplemented by explanatory stories and information throughout.

Apr 21, 2015
Genetics expert Joanna L. Kelley by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author.

Genetics expert Joanna L. Kelley

"Growing up, Joanna L. Kelley was quizzed at the dinner table. As an adult, she's answering even tougher questions. Her research helps scientists treat tumors and understand evolution. Learn how Joanna became a genetics superstar."--

Apr 21, 2015
Georgia O'Keeffe by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Georgia O'Keeffe

"Introduces the reader to the artist Georgia O'Keeffe"--

Apr 16, 2015
Gold by Edwards, Ron, 1947-

Gold

Discusses the history, mining, and uses for gold.

Apr 21, 2015
Growing up Pedro by Tavares, Matt, author, illustrator.

Growing up Pedro

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Apr 15, 2015
Guess! - research and form a hypothesis by Berne, Emma Carlson.

Guess! - research and form a hypothesis

Presents information about how scientists use the scientific method to research a topic and form a hypothesis, and offers tips on taking notes, organizing one's research, and proving a hypothesis.

Apr 15, 2015
Guess! - research and form a hypothesis by Berne, Emma Carlson.

Guess! - research and form a hypothesis

Presents information about how scientists use the scientific method to research a topic and form a hypothesis, and offers tips on taking notes, organizing one's research, and proving a hypothesis.

Apr 21, 2015
Hamsters by Meister, Cari, author.

Hamsters

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how to take care of a pet hamster"--

Apr 21, 2015
High tide for horseshoe crabs by Schnell, Lisa Kahn, author.

High tide for horseshoe crabs

Apr 21, 2015
High-tech DIY projects with electronics, sensors, and LEDs by Murphy, Maggie, author.

High-tech DIY projects with electronics, sensors, and LEDs

Discusses the history of electronic devices and shares a selection of electronics projects that use LEDs and sensors.

Apr 16, 2015
High-tech DIY projects with robotics by Murphy, Maggie, author.

High-tech DIY projects with robotics

"Different types of robots and their components, functions, and purposes are explored in a way that students will find helpful and encouraging when they begin working on their own projects. More than just a beginner's guide, this may be the spark to ignite limitless possibility for kids who love to use their minds and hands" --

Apr 21, 2015
Hiking by York, M. J., 1983- author.

Hiking

"Explore hiking, an exciting outdoor activity, including hiking gear, where to hike, and how to stay safe"--

Apr 21, 2015
Hippos are huge! by London, Jonathan, 1947-

Hippos are huge!

What's the deadliest animal in Africa? It's not the lion or the crocodile--it's the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don't get too close--they could chomp you in two!

Apr 21, 2015
History of the great lakes by Mahoney, Emily Jankowski.

History of the great lakes

Readers follow the history of the Great Lakes, including early battles to settle and control the region, significant events, and maps of historical landmarks, major rivers, states, and landforms.

Apr 15, 2015
Hockey superstars - past, present, and future by Rivkin, Jennifer.

Hockey superstars - past, present, and future

Presents the best of the best in hockey's past, present, and future. Profiles include essential stats, an overview of each player's skills and achievements, and quotes from the superstars themselves. Male, female, and sledge hockey superstars are also featured.

Apr 21, 2015
Horses in American history by Graubart, Norman D.

Horses in American history

Discusses the use of horses in American history, including their roles in transportation, war, and leisure activities.

Apr 15, 2015
How do animals help plants reproduce? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do animals help plants reproduce?

Examines the closely linked relationships at work in the pollination process, from the flowers that make the food to the bees and other animals who carry the pollen.

Apr 15, 2015
How do I use a library? by Harasymiw, Therese, author.

How do I use a library?

Apr 21, 2015
How do I use a library? by Harasymiw, Therese.

How do I use a library?

Introduces libraries, describing what they are, how they work, and how they can be used.

Apr 15, 2015
How do meat-eating plants catch their food? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do meat-eating plants catch their food?

Apr 21, 2015
How do plants make and spread their seeds? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do plants make and spread their seeds?

Describes how seeds grow, and vary in shape, size, and dispersal patterns, and how everything, from flowers to fruits, begins with a tiny seed.

Apr 15, 2015
How do plants make their own food? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do plants make their own food?

Explains how plants receive nutrients and what happens when they are not fulfilled, discusses how they contribute to the environment, and describes how they fit into the cycle of life on Earth.

Apr 15, 2015
Hummingbirds by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Hummingbirds

The world of nature awaits you right in your own backyard. Search for fast-flying Hummingbirds. While on safari, learn how to identify and observe these birds and discover their interesting behaviors, life cycle, enemies, and defenses.

Apr 15, 2015
Hungary by Owings, Lisa.

Hungary

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Hungary"--

Apr 21, 2015
Hunting by Ringstad, Arnold, author.

Hunting

"Explore hunting, an exciting outdoor activity, including hunting gear, where to hunt, and how to stay safe"--

Apr 21, 2015
Hurry up and wait by

Hurry up and wait

Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This time a whimsical collection of images captures people in motion--or not. In snapshots by some of the world's most celebrated photographers, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form s

Apr 21, 2015
If you were me and lived in Greece... a child's introduction to culture around the world by Roman, Carole P.

If you were me and lived in Greece... a child's introduction to culture around the world

Apr 21, 2015
If you were me and lived in Hungary... a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P.

If you were me and lived in Hungary... a child's introduction to cultures around the world

Apr 21, 2015
If you were me and lived in Peru... a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P.

If you were me and lived in Peru... a child's introduction to cultures around the world

Apr 21, 2015
If you were me and lived in Portugal... an introduction to learning about other cultures by Roman, Carole P.

If you were me and lived in Portugal... an introduction to learning about other cultures

Apr 21, 2015
If you were me and lived in South Korea... a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P.

If you were me and lived in South Korea... a child's introduction to cultures around the world

Apr 21, 2015
If you were me and lived in... Scotland - a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P.

If you were me and lived in... Scotland - a child's introduction to cultures around the world

Apr 21, 2015
Illinois - the prairie state by Price-Groff, Claire.

Illinois - the prairie state

Offers information on the state, including its history, its ten key cities, and how the state government works.

Apr 15, 2015
Immigrants' rights, citizens' rights by Howell, Sara.

Immigrants' rights, citizens' rights

Did you know that American laws protect all people who live in America, even people who are not citizens? This book describes in clear language the rights that citizens and non-citizens have. Learn about different ways that people become citizens, how citizenship works, and how immigration plays a role in our society today.

Apr 15, 2015
In the new world - a family in two centuries by Raidt, Gerda, author.

In the new world - a family in two centuries

The story of Robert and Margarete and their children Johannes and Dorothea, who emigrate from Germany to the United States in 1850.

Apr 21, 2015
Inheritance of traits - why is my dog bigger than your dog? by Green, Jen, author.

Inheritance of traits - why is my dog bigger than your dog?

"This fun book about dog shows teaches the core curriculum topic of inheritance."--

Apr 21, 2015
Ireland by Levy, Patricia, 1951-

Ireland

Provides information about Ireland, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Apr 15, 2015
Is this normal? - more girls' questions, answered by the editors of The care & keeping of you by

Is this normal? - more girls' questions, answered by the editors of The care & keeping of you

"This book answers girls' letters about everything from pimples to periods, plus gives tips for how to ask your parents questions of your own."--Back cover.

Apr 15, 2015
It's electric! Currents by Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.

It's electric! Currents

Explains how electric currents are generated as electrons move from one atom to another, how some materials are good conductors of electricity, and how electric currents travel to devices on electric circuits.

Apr 21, 2015
Jamaica by Sheehan, Sean, 1951-

Jamaica

Provides information about Jamaica, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Apr 15, 2015
Jennifer Lawrence by Morreale, Marie.

Jennifer Lawrence

Apr 21, 2015
John Green - star author, vlogbrother, and nerdfighter by Braun, Eric, 1971-

John Green - star author, vlogbrother, and nerdfighter

Provides background on the life of the young adult author, discussing the experiences that informed his work, the YouTube channel he runs with his brother, and the literary and motion picture success of "The Fault in Our Stars."

Apr 21, 2015
Juno - queen of the gods, goddess of marriage by Temple, Teri, author.

Juno - queen of the gods, goddess of marriage

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Juno, known as the protector and special counselor of the Roman state and queen of the gods.

Apr 21, 2015
Jupiter - king of the gods, god of sky and storms by Temple, Teri, author.

Jupiter - king of the gods, god of sky and storms

Tells the different versions of the mythological origin of the Roman god Jupiter, and discusses his war against the Titans, his rule over the gods, the children he begat, and his deeds and adventures.

Apr 21, 2015
Just joking - animal riddles by Lewis, J. Patrick, author.

Just joking - animal riddles

Presents a treasury of animal-themed jokes and riddles.

Apr 15, 2015
Kid President's guide to being awesome by Montague, Brad, author.

Kid President's guide to being awesome

In his Guide to Being Awesome, Kid President--ten-year-old Robby Novak-- pulls together lists of awesome ideas to help the world, awesome interviews with his awesome celebrity friends (he has interviewed Beyonce!), and a step-by-step guide to make pretty much everything a little bit awesomer.

Apr 15, 2015
Killer plants and other green gunk by Claybourne, Anna.

Killer plants and other green gunk

Apr 21, 2015
Kit-kit-kittens by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author.

Kit-kit-kittens

"Kids will love reading all about kittens in this fact-and-photo-filled book that captures all the charm of these adorable animals. This new nonfiction reader will teach kids how to take good care of their own kitten."--

Apr 15, 2015
Koalas by Esbaum, Jill, author.

Koalas

Apr 15, 2015
Koalas by Riggs, Kate, author.

Koalas

"A kindergarten-level introduction to koalas, covering their growth process, behaviors, the trees they call home, and such defining physical features as their clawed feet"--

Apr 21, 2015
L. Frank Baum by Wheeler, Jill C., 1964-

L. Frank Baum

Offers information on the author's life, including his childhood, his many career changes, and his lasting connection to the Land of Oz.

Apr 21, 2015
Largemouth bass by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958- author.

Largemouth bass

Explores the life cycle, habitat, diet, natural defenses, and appearance of largemouth bass.

Apr 21, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder by Strudwick, Leslie, 1970-

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder brought stories of homesteading on the American prairies in the late 1800s to millions of readers in her Little House series.

Apr 21, 2015
Leaflets three, let it be! - the story of poison ivy by Sanchez, Anita, 1956- author.

Leaflets three, let it be! - the story of poison ivy

Looking past its itch-inducing nature, describes the other things that poison ivy can do, from providing food for rabbits in spring to being used as shade by salamanders in the summer.

Apr 21, 2015
Learn to draw rainforest & jungle animals - learn to draw and color 21 different exotic creatures, step by easy step, shape by simple shape! by Phan, Sandy.

Learn to draw rainforest & jungle animals - learn to draw and color 21 different exotic creatures, step by easy step, shape by simple shape!

Simple step-by-step instructions make it fun and easy to draw a toucan, an Amazon river dolphin, a howler monkey, and other rainforest and jungle animals."--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Lebanon by Owings, Lisa.

Lebanon

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Lebanon"--

Apr 21, 2015
LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes by Lipkowitz, Daniel, author.

LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes

Experience Star Wars as you've never seen it before, with 100 classic scenes retold in LEGO bricks. From the Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, all the most iconic moments are here, along with your favorite characters in minifugure form.

Apr 21, 2015
LEGO Star wars in 100 scenes by Lipkowitz, Daniel, author.

LEGO Star wars in 100 scenes

Presents a series of scenes using LEGO minifigures, sets, and vehicles to recount the major events in the "Star Wars" films, with comments that both advance the plots and provide details about the relevant LEGO toys.

Apr 15, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Leonardo da Vinci

"Introduces the reader to the artist Leonardo da Vinci"--

Apr 15, 2015
Lifeguard dogs by Lunis, Natalie, author.

Lifeguard dogs

"In this book, young readers will learn about the special dogs that work side-by-side with human lifeguards to help swimmers and boaters in trouble."--

Apr 21, 2015
Living on Mars by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Living on Mars

Speculates on what it would be like to travel to Mars and form a settlement there, including how to deal with Mars' atmosphere, how scientists create Mars simulations on Earth, and how food would be grown on Mars.

Apr 21, 2015
Look where we live! - a first book of community building by Ritchie, Scot, author, illustrator.

Look where we live! - a first book of community building

In this book, five young friends -- Nick, Yulee, Pedro, Sally and Martin -- spend the day traveling around their neighborhood and participating in activities designed to raise money for their local library. Along the way, they learn about the people and places that make up their community and what it means to be a part of one.

Apr 21, 2015
Maine - the pine tree state by Hicks, Terry Allan.

Maine - the pine tree state

Apr 15, 2015
Malala Yousafzai by Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos), 1963- author.

Malala Yousafzai

"At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog in support of education for girls in Pakistan. As the blog gained popularity and Yousafzai became famous, she faced opposition from religious extremists who were against womens right to education. Readers will discover how Yousafzai stood her ground against terrorist activists, even after being shot for her beliefs. They will also learn how Yousafzai achieved international recognition and how she continues to support the rights of women in

Apr 21, 2015
Market maze by Munro, Roxie.

Market maze

Apr 21, 2015
Marlin by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Marlin

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of marlin.

Apr 21, 2015
Mars - god of war by Temple, Teri, author.

Mars - god of war

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Mars, and discusses his abilities and bloodthirsty temperament and some of his warlike deeds.

Apr 21, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. by Gregory, Josh, author.

Martin Luther King Jr.

"As one of the most influential leaders of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, Martin Luther King, Jr., is a towering figure in U.S. history. Readers will explore King's life, from his boyhood in Atlanta to his triumphant successes in breaking down the barriers of racism and segregation. They will also find out how King was influenced by peaceful leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and how his words and accomplishments are celebrated today."--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Mary Cassatt by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Mary Cassatt

"Introduces the reader to the artist Mary Cassatt"--

Apr 16, 2015
Megalodon - prehistoric predator of the deep by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Megalodon - prehistoric predator of the deep

Introduces the megalodon, a prehistoric shark that was up to sixty feet long, and describes how scientists learned about this animal through fossils found around the world.

Apr 21, 2015
Mesmerized - how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France by Rockliff, Mara, author.

Mesmerized - how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France

Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

Apr 21, 2015
Michelle Obama by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

Michelle Obama

As the first African American first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama has had a big role to fill. Readers will follow Obamas journey from her childhood in Chicago to her work as a lawyer and her achievements in the White House. They will also learn how she helped with her husbands political career and helped him win presidential elections in 2008 and 2012.

Apr 21, 2015
Milwaukee Bucks by Skogen, J. M., author.

Milwaukee Bucks

"Hit the Midwest highways and you will soon stop On the Hardwood with the Milwaukee Bucks. One-time champions behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, the young Bucks are looking to build upon their past glory and hang another banner from the rafters. In this officially licensed NBA title, you will learn why teams will soon 'Fear the Deer' again, and about the young man from Greece, who is simply known as 'The Greek Freak'"--Back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Minerva - goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts by Temple, Teri, author.

Minerva - goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Minerva, and discusses the favor that she showed to several great heroes and some of her great deeds.

Apr 21, 2015
Monster fish by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Monster fish

Describes several fish with unique characteristics such as incredible size, fierce appearance, or dangerous behavior, including the Goliath tigerfish, giant catfish, stingrays, and anglerfish.

Apr 21, 2015
More Baby's First Signs by Votry, Kim

More Baby's First Signs

Apr 21, 2015
Motorcycles by Riggs, Kate, author.

Motorcycles

"A kindergarten-level introduction to motorcycles, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their engines"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Mules in American history by Graubart, Norman D.

Mules in American history

Discusses the history of mules as draft animals in America, including their role on the frontier, in the military, and for pleasure riding.

Apr 15, 2015
My family tree and me by Petričić, Dušan, author, illustrator.

My family tree and me

"This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father's side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother's side starting from the back of the book. Four previous generations are introduced for each, from his great-great-grandparents to his parents. The grand finale in the center of the book reveals the boy's entire

Apr 21, 2015
NASCAR racing by Long, Dustin, author.

NASCAR racing

Apr 21, 2015
Nelson Mandela - South African revolutionary by Gormley, Beatrice, author.

Nelson Mandela - South African revolutionary

"Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Civil rights activist. World leader. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918 in South Africa, he grew up in a culture of government-enforced racism and became involved in the anti-apartheid movement at a young age. Deeply committed to nonviol

Apr 21, 2015
Nelson Mandela by Rose, Simon, 1961- author.

Nelson Mandela

Apr 21, 2015
Neptune - god of the sea and earthquakes by Temple, Teri, author.

Neptune - god of the sea and earthquakes

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Neptune, and discusses his abilities as the god of freshwater and the sea and his reputation for having a violent temper.

Apr 21, 2015
New Jersey - the garden state by King, David C.

New Jersey - the garden state

Offers information on the state, including its history, its ten key cities, and how the state government works.

Apr 15, 2015
Noah's ark - from Genesis, chapters 6-9 by Falken, Linda.

Noah's ark - from Genesis, chapters 6-9

Apr 21, 2015
Octopuses! - strange and wonderful by Pringle, Laurence, 1935- author.

Octopuses! - strange and wonderful

An introduction to the characteristics and habits of the octopus.

Apr 21, 2015
Pablo Picasso by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Pablo Picasso

Briefly examines the life and work of the renowned twentieth-century artist, describing and giving examples from his various periods or styles.

Apr 21, 2015
Pakistan by Sheehan, Sean, 1951-

Pakistan

Provides information about Pakistan, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Apr 15, 2015
Pennsylvania - the Keystone State by Hart, Joyce, 1954- author.

Pennsylvania - the Keystone State

Presents the history, geography, economy, people, plants, and animals of Pennsylvania.

Apr 15, 2015
Pirates by Lock, Deborah, author.

Pirates

Presents a history of piracy throughout the world, and discusses characteristics of buccaneers, privateers, and corsairs, including descriptions of weapons and daily life.

Apr 21, 2015
Pluto - god of the underworld by Temple, Teri, author.

Pluto - god of the underworld

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Pluto, and discusses his part in the war with the Titans, his rule over the underworld, and some of his other deeds.

Apr 21, 2015
Polar scientist - the coolest jobs on the planet by Shuckburgh, Emily, author.

Polar scientist - the coolest jobs on the planet

"Find out what's involved in becoming a polar scientist from a top researcher in the field. You'll find out about the scientist's heroes, the equipment and skills she uses, and the challenges of conducting research and experiments in sub-zero temperatures!"--

Apr 21, 2015
Prehistoric mammals by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.

Prehistoric mammals

Introduces some of Earth's prehistoric mammals, including the marsupial lion and woolly mammoth, and describes their unique physical characteristics and hunting skills.

Apr 21, 2015
Prices! Prices! Prices! - why they go up and down by Adler, David A.

Prices! Prices! Prices! - why they go up and down

Sometimes prices go up and up and up. Then they suddenly crash. Why? In simple language and with colorful graphics and amusing characters, this picture book explains the basic laws of supply and demand, using examples kids will understand, such as dueling lemonade stands on the same block. Terms such as "fixed costs" and "variable costs" are clearly explained, and a glossary as well as a helpful graphic summary are included.

Apr 16, 2015
R.E.A.D. dogs by Goldish, Meish, author.

R.E.A.D. dogs

"In this book, readers will learn about dogs in the R.E.A.D. program."--

Apr 21, 2015
Race cars - science, technology, and engineering by Gregory, Josh, author.

Race cars - science, technology, and engineering

"Learn about the history of auto racing and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field."--

Apr 15, 2015
Rad American women A-Z by Schatz, Kate.

Rad American women A-Z

"Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer."--Publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies by Wentk, Richard/ Cook, Mike

Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies

Apr 21, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

Apr 21, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

Apr 15, 2015
Refugees by Howell, Sara.

Refugees

Apr 15, 2015
Remarkable feats by

Remarkable feats

"Open up your eyes to these extraordinary exploits. Look out for the surfer who rode a 90-foot wave, the grandmother who is also a bodybuilder, and the incredible Lizardman!"--back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Rembrandt by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Rembrandt

"Introduces the reader to the artist Rembrandt"--

Apr 16, 2015
Rhode Island - the Ocean State by Petreycik, Rick, author.

Rhode Island - the Ocean State

Presents the history, geography, economy, people, plants, and animals of Rhode Island.

Apr 15, 2015
Roanoke Island - the town that vanished by Blake, Kevin, 1978-

Roanoke Island - the town that vanished

Apr 21, 2015
Robins by Mara, Wil, author.

Robins

The world of nature awaits you right in your own backyard. Search for Robins. While on safari, learn how to identify and observe these birds and discover their interesting behaviors, life cycle, enemies, and defenses.

Apr 15, 2015
Robotics - from concept to consumer by Mara, Wil, author.

Robotics - from concept to consumer

"Learn about the history of robotics and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--

Apr 15, 2015
Rosa Parks by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

Rosa Parks

Introduces Rosa Parks, who made history by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in 1950s Montgomery, Alabama.

Apr 21, 2015
Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. by Candlewick Entertainment (COR)

Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities.

A treasury of offbeat science projects simplifies the scientific method, provides essential safety information, shares tips for turning activities into science-fair entries, and is complemented by whimsical character commentary.

Apr 21, 2015
Sacramento Kings by Wyner, Zach, author.

Sacramento Kings

Apr 21, 2015
Sailing the Great Barrier Reef by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.

Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

Provides a first person account of a sailing and diving trip in the Great Barrier Reef, including preparing for the trip, a description of the animals who live in the reef, and survival tips.

Apr 15, 2015
Sally Ride by Anderson, AnnMarie, author.

Sally Ride

"Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to go to space. She worked on a space shuttle for two different missions. But Sally Ride did more than just travel to space. She also was a teacher, an author, and a scientist. Learn more about her amazing life in this new level 3 biography!,"--page [4] of cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Sally Ride by Anderson, AnnMarie, author.

Sally Ride

Presents a biography of the first American woman in space, from her childhood in Los Angeles to her two space shuttle missions to her death in 2012.

Apr 15, 2015
Saturn - god of sowing of seeds by Temple, Teri, author.

Saturn - god of sowing of seeds

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Saturn, and discusses his abilities as the god of agriculture and other peaceful arts.

Apr 21, 2015
School days around the world by Ruurs, Margriet, author.

School days around the world

""What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?" The fascinating stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world"--Publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Scooby-Doo's Laugh-out-loud jokes! by Dahl, Michael, author.

Scooby-Doo's Laugh-out-loud jokes!

Apr 21, 2015
Scratch for Kids for Dummies by Breen, Derek

Scratch for Kids for Dummies

Apr 21, 2015
Sea bones by Barner, Bob, author.

Sea bones

"Did you know that Jellies (not Jelly Fish--because they aren't actually fish) have no bones and no brains? Or that the largest animal on Earth is the blue whale? Join author-illustrator Bob Barner as he makes waves with this lush picture book about the sea featuring his signature rhyming text and colorful illustrations. Filled with incredible fishy facts about vertebrates, invertebrates, endoskeletons, and exoskeletons, and an underwater informational chart, Sea Bones will make young readers wa

Apr 21, 2015
Secrets of Machu Picchu - lost city of the Incas by Garbe, Suzanne.

Secrets of Machu Picchu - lost city of the Incas

"Describes the archeological wonder of Machu Picchu, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

Apr 21, 2015
Secrets of Mesa Verde - cliff dwellings of the pueblo by Fay, Gail.

Secrets of Mesa Verde - cliff dwellings of the pueblo

"Describes the archeological wonder of Mesa Verde, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

Apr 21, 2015
Secrets of the terracotta army - tomb of an ancient Chinese emperor by Capek, Michael.

Secrets of the terracotta army - tomb of an ancient Chinese emperor

"Describes the archeological wonders of the Terracotta Army, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

Apr 21, 2015
Shadow Catcher - how Edward S. Curtis documented American Indian dignity and beauty by Burgan, Michael.

Shadow Catcher - how Edward S. Curtis documented American Indian dignity and beauty

"Chronicles the life of Edward S. Curtis and his 20-volume life's work, The North American Indian"--

Apr 21, 2015
Shakespeare by Chrisp, Peter, author.

Shakespeare

Explore the life of history's most famous playwright--from his Elizabethan world to the stories that inspired him

Apr 21, 2015
Sharon Creech by Wheeler, Jill C., 1964-

Sharon Creech

Apr 21, 2015
Simple machines - wheels, levers, and pulleys by Adler, David A., author.

Simple machines - wheels, levers, and pulleys

Kids use simple machines every day without realizing it. Teeth are wedges and so are knives, forks, and thumbtacks. Many toys such as slides, which are inclined planes, and seesaws, which are levers, are also simple machines. Two appealing kids and their comical cat introduce levers, wheels, pulleys, inclined planes, and more, and explain how they work. This lively introduction to physics will get kids excited about how simple machines simplify our lives.

Apr 21, 2015
Skylanders universe - the complete collection by Scott, Cavan, author.

Skylanders universe - the complete collection

"The all-new Skylanders Universe The Complete Collection includes heroes from all the popular video games, including the new Skylanders Trap Team. This complete collection includes character origins, battle cries, and personality traits for hundreds of Skylanders"--Back cover.

Apr 21, 2015
Slimy science and awesome experiments - amazing tests and tricks! by Martineau, Susan.

Slimy science and awesome experiments - amazing tests and tricks!

Contains step-by-step instructions for performing simple experiments using everyday, household objects which test the senses of smell, sight, touch, and taste.

Apr 21, 2015
Smash! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with simple machines by Weakland, Mark, author.

Smash! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with simple machines

"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with simple machines"--Provided by publisher."--

Apr 21, 2015
Snakes by Firth, Rachel.

Snakes

This book introduces snakes, such as boas and pythons, cobras, vipers and adders, and rattlers, and describes how they move, hunt, eat, and mate. Details of Web sites for further study of snakes are included.

Apr 21, 2015
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo by Torres, John Albert.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo

"International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has already played for two of the sport's biggest teams, Manchester United and Real Madrid. This sports biography will examine everything from Ronaldo's childhood and early difficulties to becoming one of the best soccer players in the world!"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Somalia by Owings, Lisa, author.

Somalia

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Somalia"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
South Korea by DuBois, Jill, 1952-

South Korea

Provides information about South Korea, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Apr 15, 2015
Space exploration - science, technology, and engineering by Mara, Wil, author.

Space exploration - science, technology, and engineering

Apr 15, 2015
SpaceX and Tesla Motors engineer Elon Musk by Doeden, Matt.

SpaceX and Tesla Motors engineer Elon Musk

Describes Musk's work with a range of advanced technology companies, including PayPal, the space exploration company SpaceX, and the electric car company Tesla Motors, and discusses his plans for the future.

Apr 21, 2015
Speedboats by Riggs, Kate, author.

Speedboats

"A kindergarten-level introduction to speedboats, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their v-shape"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
Splat! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with states of matter by Slade, Suzanne, author.

Splat! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with states of matter

"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with states of matter"--Provided by publisher."--

Apr 21, 2015
Sport bikes by Hamilton, John, 1959-

Sport bikes

Apr 21, 2015
Squishy circuits by Fontichiaro, Kristin, author.

Squishy circuits

"Learn how to create electronic circuits using modeling dough."--

Apr 21, 2015
Stinky skunks and other animal adaptations by Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.

Stinky skunks and other animal adaptations

"If you were a hungry coyote, would you brave a skunk's stinky spray for a meal, or would it leave a bad taste in your mouth? Many animals have survival techniques that offend the senses or strike fear in the hearts of predators. From deadly defences to revolting eating habits, this interesting book describes the disgusting and frightening survival techniques of animals. Get your hands dirty, too with some easy (and painless!) experiments."--

Apr 21, 2015
Sturgeon by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Sturgeon

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of sturgeon.

Apr 15, 2015
Sturgeon by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Sturgeon

This title introduces young readers to the sturgeon, also known as the Living Fossil. Easy-to-read text examines the sturgeon's habitat and distribution. Readers will learn about the sturgeon's color, size, and shape. The fish's anatomy is examined, especially the unique plates that cover the fish's skin. Sturgeon prey is discussed, as are the sturgeon's predators, including human fishers. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for xtreme ichthyologists. Alig

Apr 21, 2015
Super baseball infographics by Braun, Eric, 1971- author.

Super baseball infographics

"Key facts and fun details about the game of baseball come alive through infographics. The 'data art' provides opportunities for readers to visually take in information about the sport through charts, maps, and illustrations"--Amazon.com.

Apr 16, 2015
Super basketball infographics by Savage, Jeff, 1961-

Super basketball infographics

Apr 16, 2015
Super football infographics by Braun, Eric, 1971- author.

Super football infographics

"Key facts and fun details about the game of football come alive through infographics. The 'data art' provides opportunities for readers to visually take in information about the sport through charts ... and illustrations"--Amazon.com.

Apr 15, 2015
Sweden by Gofen, Ethel, 1937-

Sweden

Provides information about Sweden, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Apr 15, 2015
Sweep up the sun by Frost, Helen, 1949-

Sweep up the sun

"Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spare poem inspires readers to open their wings and soar"--Publisher's website.

Apr 21, 2015
Television - from concept to consumer by Otfinoski, Steven.

Television - from concept to consumer

Whether you like to watch live broadcasts of your local sports teams, discuss the results of the latest reality shows with your friends, or stream shows on your laptop, you probably have a wide range of TV shows that you like to watch. Readers will find out how these shows are created and broadcast into millions of homes around the world. They will also learn about the history of television, explore a variety of different careers within the television industry, and take a look at some of the mos

Apr 15, 2015
Tender topics - picture books about childhood challenges by Stoltz, Dorothy.

Tender topics - picture books about childhood challenges

Advising parents who are wondering how to talk to their young child about difficult topics such as death, loneliness, or fear, this authoritative collection of appropriate picture books makes broaching the subject easier. Arranged by topic, this annotated listing includes more than 300 high-quality, carefully selected picture books that are ideal for opening discussion about tender topics and establishing bonds between generations that can help parents and children better weather the challenges

Apr 15, 2015
Texas - the Lone Star State by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943- author

Texas - the Lone Star State

Presents the history, geography, economy, people, plants, and animals of Texas.

Apr 15, 2015
The African-American heart surgery pioneer - the genius of Vivien Thomas by Wyckoff, Edwin Brit.

The African-American heart surgery pioneer - the genius of Vivien Thomas

"Learn about Vivien Thomas and the clamp he invented to help stop bleeding in a very small space"--

Apr 21, 2015
The amazing age of John Roy Lynch by Barton, Chris, author.

The amazing age of John Roy Lynch

Apr 21, 2015
The American Revolution - experience the battle for independence by Cummings, Judy Dodge, author.

The American Revolution - experience the battle for independence

Shows readers how rebel soldiers fought in horrific conditions while their families faced their own hardships for the sake of freedom. Students examine wartime propaganda to discover the truth about events leading up to the war, and engage in vibrant debate, strategic planning, and literary deconstruction to understand the official documents upon which America is founded.

Apr 21, 2015
The art of songwriting by MacKay, Jenny, 1978-

The art of songwriting

Discusses the art and culture of writing in song.

Apr 21, 2015
The blue whale by Desmond, Jenni, author, illustrator.

The blue whale

"The is a gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book about the blue whale. It is full of relatable facts from every day life that help to make the size and habits of the blue whale easily comprehensible and engaging."--

Apr 15, 2015
The book of languages - talk your way around the world by Webb, Mick, author.

The book of languages - talk your way around the world

Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey. Find out where languages come from and where they are spoken. From Arabic to Zulu, Morse code to whale song, this book is packed with language facts and phrases to help you communicate all around the world. It includes: basic vocabulary and short dialogues to practise, maps and flags to show where languag

Apr 21, 2015
The carbon cycle by Dakers, Diane, author.

The carbon cycle

"Readers will discover that the natural element carbon is found in all living things, including people. This fascinating book explains how the Earth's supply of carbon moves among Earth's oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and geosphere in a process called the carbon cycle. Accessible text and detailed images help explain such processes as photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition. Feature boxes highlight examples of the ways in which human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, releases too m

Apr 21, 2015
The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy by Micklos, John, author.

The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy

"Explains the Challenger Explosion, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Apr 21, 2015
The grasshopper & the ants by Pinkney, Jerry, author, illustrator.

The grasshopper & the ants

In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.

Apr 21, 2015
The high score and lowdown on video games! by Krensky, Stephen.

The high score and lowdown on video games!

An introduction to the history of video games profiles such classics as Pong and Pac-Man while illuminating the technologies that inspired the games of today.

Apr 21, 2015
The history of gospel music by Woog, Adam, 1953- author.

The history of gospel music

Apr 21, 2015
The kids' guide to sports design and engineering by Adamson, Thomas K., 1970-

The kids' guide to sports design and engineering

Explores how sports have evolved due to advancements in design and engineering, including playing fields, balls, sports shoes, and sports clothing.

Apr 21, 2015
The Korean War - showdown with China by George, Enzo.

The Korean War - showdown with China

Introduces the Korean war through first-hand accounts, discussing the initial causes of the conflict, daily lives of Communist and American soldiers, battle tactics, and reactions to the war at home.

Apr 15, 2015
The legend of the beaver's tail by Shaw, Stephanie, author.

The legend of the beaver's tail

Apr 21, 2015
The life of a medieval knight by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The life of a medieval knight

Describes the life of medieval knights, including information on their equipment and armor, battle tactics, methods of training, and social customs.

Apr 21, 2015
The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration by Krumm, Brian.

The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Little Rock Nine during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

Apr 21, 2015
The Louvre by Howse, Jennifer.

The Louvre

Apr 21, 2015
The maker cookbook - recipes for children's and 'tween library programs by Wall, Cindy R.

The maker cookbook - recipes for children's and 'tween library programs

Apr 21, 2015
The March on Washington - a primary source exploration of the pivotal protest by Schwartz, Heather E.

The March on Washington - a primary source exploration of the pivotal protest

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the March on Washington during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

Apr 21, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Gregory, Joy (Joy Marie)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City possesses the largest collection of art in the United States. Founded in 1870 and inspired by European museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues to provide education and culture to the American people. Discover more about this incredible museum and its collections.

Apr 21, 2015
The nitrogen cycle by Dakers, Diane, author.

The nitrogen cycle

"Nitrogen is a common element found as a gas in the air we breathe as well as in other forms in water and soil. Nitrogen is essential for all life on Earth. This informative book explains how the Earth's supply of nitrogen moves in different forms in a cycle from the air to the soil to living things. Highly readable text and supportive images help explain such processes as fixation, nitrification, and dentrification, as well as the important role of bacteria in the nitrogen cycle. Feature boxes

Apr 21, 2015
The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - confronting the Great Depression and World War II by Nardo, Don, 1947-

The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - confronting the Great Depression and World War II

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt the longest serving president in U.S. history successfully guided Americans through two of the worst crises ever. He succeeded where others had failed in pulling the country back from the brink of collapse during the Great Depression. He lifted Americans spirits and turned them away from fear and defeatism. Then came the horrors and devastation of World War II. The brilliant and courageous Roosevelt proved to be an outstanding commander in chief, leading the world to v

Apr 21, 2015
The presidency of George Washington - inspiring a young nation by Smith-Llera, Danielle, 1971-

The presidency of George Washington - inspiring a young nation

"George Washington knew he was setting an example in everything he did. The first American president had been a heroic military commander during the Revolutionary War, leading his forces to victory. As president he would guide the citizens of a new republic with a strong central government. No more would each state make its own decisions. Instead, they would band together, with the beloved Washington leading the way. It was up to him not to abuse the power of his mighty position."--Publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - leading from the bully pulpit by Berne, Emma Carlson.

The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - leading from the bully pulpit

"The charming and charismatic Theodore Roosevelt left a legacy that is still strong today. When Americans enjoy the country's many national parks, eat safe meat, or successfully transact business with a company of their choice, they have the progressive President Roosevelt to thank. Fiercely determined to protect the public good, the energetic Roosevelt worked tirelessly on behalf of his fellow citizens."--Publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The queen's shadow - a story about how animals see by Young, Cybèle, 1972- author.

The queen's shadow - a story about how animals see

Uses the story of someone stealing a Queen's shadow at a ball to illustrate the different types of vision that various animals have, including chameleons, sharks, lancehead snakes, dragonflies, pigeons, and sea urchins.

Apr 21, 2015
The search for the Titanic - finding the ship's watery grave by Dougherty, Terri, author.

The search for the Titanic - finding the ship's watery grave

"Describes the discovery of the ship Titanic, including the people and equipment involved in the discovery as well as the artifacts recovered"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The seasons by

The seasons

"Contains a collection of poems related to the changing seasons. With its blend of poetic brilliance and exquisite art, the Poetry for Young People series has won the admiration of critics, educators, children, and parents alike. Every breathtaking volume in this celebrated best-selling collection features an introduction to each poem, full-page images, annotations that define unfamiliar vocabulary, and fascinating biographical information. John N Serio, editor of Poetry for Young People: Walla

Apr 21, 2015
The sleeping beauty by Mayer, Mercer, 1943-

The sleeping beauty

A wealthy and proud King sees his marriage and family threatened due to the continuous curses of an offended fairy. But thanks to the other fairies and fate, the Kingdom is eventually restored due to acts of courage and forgiveness.

Apr 21, 2015
The Smithsonian by Kopp, Megan.

The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute boasts the largest and most diverse collection of historical artifacts in the United States. Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian's focus has been to increase and share knowledge with its patrons. Discover more about this incredible museum and its collections in 'The Smithsonian', a Museums of the World book.

Apr 21, 2015
The South Carolina colony by Blashfield, Jean F.

The South Carolina colony

Relates the history of the Colony of South Carolina from the early Native Americans to the first settlers in 1526 to statehood in 1788.

Apr 21, 2015
The story of Juneteenth - an interactive history adventure by Otfinoski, Steven.

The story of Juneteenth - an interactive history adventure

"In You Choose format, explores the history of Juneteenth Day, including the Emancipation Proclamation, the post-Civil War South, and efforts to end racism"--

Apr 21, 2015
The story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in photographs by Aretha, David.

The story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in photographs

"Examines the Montgomery Bus Boycott through primary source photographs, including Rosa Parks' role in the effort, other important leaders, the daily struggles of the boycott, and the end of segregation on Montgomery's buses"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The story of the Birmingham civil rights movement in photographs by Aretha, David.

The story of the Birmingham civil rights movement in photographs

"Examines the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, including the organizers of the protests, the movement's support from young people, the violence that occurred, and the integration of Birmingham"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The story of the civil rights - March on Washington for jobs and freedom in photographs by Aretha, David.

The story of the civil rights - March on Washington for jobs and freedom in photographs

"Discusses the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, including the causes for the march, how the march was organized and its leaders, the important speeches, and the impact it had on the Civil Rights Movement"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The story of the Little Rock Nine and school desegregation in photographs by Aretha, David.

The story of the Little Rock Nine and school desegregation in photographs

"Discusses the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, including the nine African-American students that successfully integrated the Arkansas school and the controversy and crisis surrounding the event"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The story of the Selma voting rights marches in photographs by Aretha, David.

The story of the Selma voting rights marches in photographs

"Explores the Selma Voting Rights Marches of 1965, including the causes of the protests, the march organizers, the violence surrounding the events, and the impact the marches had on the passage of the Voting Rights Act"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The Titanic's crew - working aboard the great ship by Dougherty, Terri, author.

The Titanic's crew - working aboard the great ship

"Describes the experiences of the crew of the Titanic, including daily responsibilities as well as how they handled the sinking of the ship"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The tortoise and the hare - an Aesop fable by Watts, Bernadette, author.

The tortoise and the hare - an Aesop fable

Apr 21, 2015
The underground railroad - would you help them escape? by Landau, Elaine.

The underground railroad - would you help them escape?

"Discover the risks and rewards of the underground railroad. Readers decide what they would do, and then find out what really happened"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2015
The United States in World War I - America's entry ensures victory by Gould, Jane H.

The United States in World War I - America's entry ensures victory

Follows the path of American doughboys during World War I, discussing why the U.S. joined the war effort in 1917 and the battles they fought in.

Apr 21, 2015
The Vietnam Conflict - war with communism by George, Enzo.

The Vietnam Conflict - war with communism

Introduces the Vietnam War through first-hand accounts discussing the initial causes of the conflict and daily lives of Viet Cong and American soldiers, battle tactics, and reactions to the war at home.

Apr 15, 2015
The Vietnam War on the front lines by Cooke, Tim, 1961-

The Vietnam War on the front lines

"Approaches the topic of the Vietnam War from the perspective of soldiers fighting in it"--

Apr 21, 2015
The yoga game at the sea by Beliveau, Kathy, 1962- author.

The yoga game at the sea

Invites children of all ages to feel the waves of their breath, to connect with the joy of a diving dolphin and to discover the magic of nature. Play with the words, guess the riddles and enjoy an actual yoga practice, down by the sea.

Apr 21, 2015
Things that go! collection - readers that grow with you. by

Things that go! collection - readers that grow with you.

Fast, fun, and on the move! Little kids love learning about all of the machines that get us from point A to point B. Cars, trucks, trains, and planes are often the first modes of transportation they learn to recognize. Learning about all of the coolest, fastest vehicles is sure to entertain fact-hungry kids for hours! Enough fascinating information is accompanied by wonderful photographs to ensure that kids' curiosity is both satisfied AND inspired.

Apr 21, 2015
Things that go! collection - readers that grow with you. by National Geographic Society (U. S.)

Things that go! collection - readers that grow with you.

An introduction to various modes of transportation, using color photographs and simple text, including racecars, armored trucks, cement mixers, jet airplanes, propeller planes, and passenger trains.

Apr 15, 2015
Thud! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with forces and motion by Weakland, Mark, author.

Thud! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with forces and motion

"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with forces and motion"--Provided by publisher."--

Apr 21, 2015
Toronto Raptors by Skogen, J. M., author.

Toronto Raptors

Apr 21, 2015
Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world

"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"--Amazon.com.

Apr 21, 2015
Trombone Shorty by Andrews, Troy, author.

Trombone Shorty

Hailing from the Treme´ neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Apr 21, 2015
Tut's mummy lost-- and found by Donnelly, Judy.

Tut's mummy lost-- and found

Describes the burial of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his long-lost tomb by archaeologists more than 3000 years later.

Apr 21, 2015
U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery by Otfinoski, Steven.

U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery

"Provides gripping accounts of Army servicemen and servicewomen who showed exceptional courage during combat"--

Apr 15, 2015
U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery by Otfinoski, Steven.

U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery

"Provides gripping accounts of Army servicemen and servicewomen who showed exceptional courage during combat"--

Apr 21, 2015
U.S. Navy true stories - tales of bravery by Gunderson, Jessica.

U.S. Navy true stories - tales of bravery

"Provides gripping accounts of Navy servicemen and servicewomen who showed exceptional courage during combat"--

Apr 21, 2015
Understanding Afghanistan today by Nardo, Don, 1947-

Understanding Afghanistan today

Understanding Afghanistan Today explores the Middle Eastern nation of Afghanistan with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle.

Apr 21, 2015
Understanding Iran today by Capek, Michael.

Understanding Iran today

Understanding Iran Today explores the Middle Eastern nation of Iran with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle.

Apr 21, 2015
Understanding Iraq today by Blesch, Will.

Understanding Iraq today

Introduces Iraq, describing the country's food, people, culture, and geography.

Apr 21, 2015
Understanding Israel today by Silverman, Elisa.

Understanding Israel today

Understanding Israel Today explores the Middle Eastern nation of Israel with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle.

Apr 21, 2015
Understanding Lebanon today by Perdew, Laura.

Understanding Lebanon today

Describes the geography, history, culture, and social life of the nation of Lebanon.

Apr 21, 2015
Understanding Turkey today by Klepeis, Alicia, 1971-

Understanding Turkey today

Apr 21, 2015
Universe by Kerrod, Robin, author.

Universe

Provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include: black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meterorites, stars, quasars and more.

Apr 21, 2015
Up in the garden and down in the dirt by Messner, Kate, author.

Up in the garden and down in the dirt

"Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves ... and down in the dirt."--

Apr 21, 2015
Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading by Webber, Rebecca.

Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading

An ultimate handbook for cheerleaders draws on the knowledge of Varsity experts to share information on topics ranging from preparing for tryouts and anticipating judge expectations to styling tips and cheerleading traditions.

Apr 21, 2015
Venus - goddess of love and beauty by Temple, Teri, author.

Venus - goddess of love and beauty

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Venus, and discusses how she became a metaphor for sexual love.

Apr 21, 2015
Vietnam by Seah, Audrey, 1958- author.

Vietnam

Provides information about Vietnam, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Apr 15, 2015
Vincent van Gogh by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Vincent van Gogh

Briefly recounts the Dutch painter's life and work.

Apr 21, 2015
Virginia - the Old Dominion State by Sullivan, Laura L.

Virginia - the Old Dominion State

Presents the history, geography, economy, people, plants, and animals of Virginia.

Apr 15, 2015
Volcano and Earthquake by Van Rose, Susanna, author.

Volcano and Earthquake

Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.

Apr 21, 2015
Waiting for wings - Angel's journey from shelter dog to therapy dog by Musick, Stacy.

Waiting for wings - Angel's journey from shelter dog to therapy dog

""Waiting for Wings" is based upon the true story of Angel Rae's journey from shelter dog to therapy dog. As a therapy dog, Angel is content to lay still while school children use her as a pillow and read books to her. While doing her job, she notices a little boy sitting alone in the corner. Why is he waiting? Angel eventually learns why Timmy is waiting, and her story inspires all of us to find our wings and take flight."--

Apr 21, 2015
Washington - the Evergreen State by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Washington - the Evergreen State

Presents the history, geography, economy, people, plants, and animals of Washington.

Apr 15, 2015
Weird & wild animal facts by Loy, Jessica, author.

Weird & wild animal facts

"There are plenty of books about unusual animals. This is a book about fourteen well-known animals--kangaroos, hippos, giraffes--who all have unusual characteristics. For instance, did you know that a kangaroo's kick can be deadly, that a giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue, or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm? This accessible book, full of amazing photographs and easy-to-digest factoids, is perfect for animal lovers of all ages."--

Apr 21, 2015
Whales in American history by Graubart, Norman D., author.

Whales in American history

Apr 15, 2015
What are habitats & biomes? by Spilsbury, Louise, author.

What are habitats & biomes?

Describes the different types of biomes on Earth, from oceans and rivers to grasslands and scrublands.

Apr 15, 2015
What are habitats & biomes? by Spilsbury, Louise, author.

What are habitats & biomes?

Describes the different types of biomes on Earth, from oceans and rivers to grasslands and scrublands.

Apr 21, 2015
What is a constellation? by Loria, Laura.

What is a constellation?

Apr 21, 2015
What is a constellation? by Loria, Laura.

What is a constellation?

Explains what constellations are, why they were important to the ancient world, and what constellations can be seen during each season.

Apr 15, 2015
What is magnetism? by Loria, Laura, author.

What is magnetism?

Explains what magnetism is, discusses the history of magnets, and offers experiments readers can do with magnets.

Apr 15, 2015
What is magnetism? by Loria, Laura, author.

What is magnetism?

Apr 21, 2015
What Was D-day? by Demuth, Patricia Brennan/ Kenyon, David Grayson (ILT)/ Anderson, Scott (ILT)

What Was D-day?

Apr 21, 2015
What's great about Indiana? by Ransom, Candice F., 1952-

What's great about Indiana?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Indiana, including Santa Claus, Indiana, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Apr 21, 2015
When the wind blows by Clark, Stacy.

When the wind blows

This book explores the many facets of the wind and shows how blowing wind generates power as it introduces very young children to basic physics and engineering concepts.

Apr 21, 2015
Where is the Grand Canyon? by O'Connor, Jim, author.

Where is the Grand Canyon?

There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting with a brief overview of how national parks came into being, this book covers all aspects of the canyon--how it formed, which early native people lived there, and what varied wildlife can be found there now. A history of t

Apr 21, 2015
Where is the Great Wall? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Where is the Great Wall?

Through the story of the Great Wall of China, from the start of its construction over two thousand years ago to being a World Heritage site today, retells the history of China, including its dynasties, culture, and Communist government.

Apr 21, 2015
Where is the White House? by Stine, Megan.

Where is the White House?

Explores the history of the White House and includes facts about the families of the presidents who have lived there.

Apr 15, 2015
Who is Wayne Gretzky? by Herman, Gail, 1959- author.

Who is Wayne Gretzky?

Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.

Apr 16, 2015
Who was Galileo? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Who was Galileo?

"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portra

Apr 21, 2015
Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? by Rau, Dana Meachen/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Apr 21, 2015
Who Was Jacques Cousteau? by Medina, Nico/ Putra, Dede/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Jacques Cousteau?

Apr 21, 2015
Who was Jesus? by Morgan, Ellen, 1970-

Who was Jesus?

"This fascinating addition to our best-selling Who Was...? series does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. In an even-handed and easy-to-read narrative, this title--illustrated with eighty black-and-white drawings--also explains the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion"--

Apr 21, 2015
Who was Robert Ripley? by Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Who was Robert Ripley?

"Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated global success. Ripley spent his life traveling to more than 200 countries in search of strange object

Apr 21, 2015
Who Was Winston Churchill? by Labrecque, Ellen/ Hoare, Jerry (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Winston Churchill?

Apr 21, 2015
Wild ideas by Kelsey, Elin, author.

Wild ideas

Apr 21, 2015
Wolf at the Gate by Steenwyk, Mark Van

Wolf at the Gate

Apr 15, 2015
World War I - the cause for war by Hyde, Natalie, 1963-

World War I - the cause for war

Discusses the political and social conditions that led to World War I, including the growth of nationalism, the competition for territories in the Balkans once under Ottoman control, and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.

Apr 21, 2015
World War I unclassified - secrets of World War I revealed by Hunter, Nick, author.

World War I unclassified - secrets of World War I revealed

From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this book takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing story behind one of the most terrible wars in history. Packed full of amazing photographs and original documents from the National Archives, real-life artifacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of World War I and how it shaped the world.

Apr 21, 2015
World War I, 1914-1916 - a terrible new warfare begins by Gould, Jane H.

World War I, 1914-1916 - a terrible new warfare begins

Presents information about the events leading to World War 1 and how trench warfare became the new way of fighting in this war.

Apr 21, 2015
World War I, 1917-1918 - the turning of the tide by Walker, Robert, 1980-

World War I, 1917-1918 - the turning of the tide

Focuses on how major events in 1917, including Russia withdrawing from the war and American forces entering the battle, refreshed troops enough to give the Allies a winning advantage.

Apr 21, 2015
World War II on the front lines by Cooke, Tim, 1961-

World War II on the front lines

"Approaches the topic of World War II from the perspective of those fighting in it"--

Apr 21, 2015
You can do yoga by Wood, Alix, author.

You can do yoga

Presents information about yoga, including meditation, breathing, exercises, and poses.

Apr 15, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without dentists! by Macdonald, Fiona.

You wouldn't want to live without dentists!

Today, going to the dentist is usually a safe and painless experience. In past centuries, that wasn't always the case. Read and learn how lucky we are to live in modern times.

Apr 21, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without extreme weather! by Canavan, Roger, author.

You wouldn't want to live without extreme weather!

Discusses how weather has shaped the world we live in, and how humans have learned to live in almost every climate that can be found on Earth.

Apr 21, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without fire! by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.

You wouldn't want to live without fire!

Apr 21, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without insects! by Rooney, Anne.

You wouldn't want to live without insects!

Shows how many insects are beneficial to humans.

Apr 21, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without vaccinations! by Rooney, Anne, author.

You wouldn't want to live without vaccinations!

Apr 21, 2015
Zap! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with energy by Slade, Suzanne, author.

Zap! - Wile E. Coyote experiments with energy

"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with energy"--Provided by publisher."--

Apr 21, 2015
Zoology for kids - understanding and working with animals - with 21 activities by Hestermann, Josh, 1983-

Zoology for kids - understanding and working with animals - with 21 activities

An introduction to working with animals shares anecdotes, photographs, facts based on peer-reviewed research, and hands-on activities designed to promote conservation awareness and animal-related career interests.

Apr 21, 2015