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Loose parts - inspiring play in young children by Daly, Lisa.

Loose parts - inspiring play in young children

Jun 30, 2015
What your kindergartner needs to know - preparing your child for a lifetime of learning by

What your kindergartner needs to know - preparing your child for a lifetime of learning

Updated with new material, this guide outlines the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good kindergarten program and introduces activities that can help children take their first steps in learning to read and write.

Jun 30, 2015
What your first grader needs to know - fundamentals of a good first-grade education by

What your first grader needs to know - fundamentals of a good first-grade education

"A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, which provides Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, including achievement with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"--

Jun 30, 2015
What your second grader needs to know - fundamentals of a good second-grade education (revised edition) by Hirsch, E. D. (Eric Donald), 1928-

What your second grader needs to know - fundamentals of a good second-grade education (revised edition)

"A revised and updated version of What Your First Grader Needs to Know, Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"--

Jun 30, 2015
Temple Run- Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds by West, Tracey

Temple Run- Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds

Jun 30, 2015
Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book- Super-Simple Arduino by Todd, Sylvia

Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book- Super-Simple Arduino

Jun 30, 2015
What Fish? A Buyer's Guide to Trpical Fish by Fletcher, Nick

What Fish? A Buyer's Guide to Trpical Fish

Jun 30, 2015
The weird world of words - a guided tour by Symons, Mitchell, author.

The weird world of words - a guided tour

A collection of English-language trivia shares facts about words and language usage, from "almost" being the longest English word with its letters in alphabetical order to "stewardesses" being the longest word typed with the left hand.

Jun 30, 2015
Kate & Pippin - an unlikely friendship by Springett, Martin, author.

Kate & Pippin - an unlikely friendship

Photographs and simple text reveal the true story of a fawn who, abandoned by her mother and brought to live on a farm, is raised by Kate, a Great Dane who has never had puppies of her own.

Jun 30, 2015
Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth by Woollett, Laura A.

Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth

Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.

Jun 30, 2015
Frogs by Bishop, Nic, 1955- author.

Frogs

Describes frogs, discussing their habitat, the difference between them and toads, physical characteristics, diet, different types, defenses, calls, and life cycle, and includes close-up photographs of an array of diverse frogs.

Jun 30, 2015
Kali's Story- An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Curtis, Jennifer Keats

Kali's Story- An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue

Jun 30, 2015
Big Ideas of Early Mathematics- What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know by

Big Ideas of Early Mathematics- What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know

Jun 30, 2015
Vladimir Putin - Russian leader by Sylvan, Lu, author.

Vladimir Putin - Russian leader

"Learn about Putin's early life, how he became one of Russia's strongest presidents, and what has made him so controversial in current politics."--Publisher's website.

Jul 1, 2015
Rescue and shelter cats by Summers, Alex.

Rescue and shelter cats

"Adopting a cat from a rescue or shelter helps save the life of an unwanted, abandoned, or neglected animal. Learn all the factual information on this worldwide problem." --

Jul 1, 2015
Peyton Manning - NFL MVP and champion by Hammer, Maxwell.

Peyton Manning - NFL MVP and champion

Jul 1, 2015
A nest is noisy by Aston, Dianna Hutts, author.

A nest is noisy

Introduces the world of nests, revealing the variety created by the world's birds, animals, and insects.

Jul 1, 2015
What's great about Washington, DC? by Hirsch, Rebecca E.

What's great about Washington, DC?

Jul 1, 2015
Printing & other amazing techniques by Franklin, Carolyn, 1956-

Printing & other amazing techniques

"Art doodling stimulates creativity and develops drawing skills. Discover the added enjoyment of combining patterns with other artistic techniques. Step-by-step guides lead you through from rough to finished artwork. Learn how to use simple printing processes to produce incredible images. Packed with ideas and designs that show how easily artwork can be created."--Back cover.

Jul 1, 2015
Tropical Fish by Hansen, Grace

Tropical Fish

Jul 1, 2015
Magic vs. Bird in the NCAA final by Daniel, P. K.

Magic vs. Bird in the NCAA final

Jul 1, 2015
Italy by Winter, Jane Kohen, 1959-

Italy

Jul 1, 2015
Egypt by Pateman, Robert, 1954- author.

Egypt

Tells of Egypt's geography, history, government, economy, environment, as well as Egyptians' lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, food and festivals.

Jul 1, 2015
How to draw Batman and his friends and foes by Sautter, Aaron.

How to draw Batman and his friends and foes

"Simple, step-by-step instructions teach readers how to draw Batman and his friends and enemies"--

Jul 1, 2015
Emily Dickinson by Hinds, Maurene J.

Emily Dickinson

An introduction to the life and career of the beloved 19th-century American poet.

Jul 1, 2015
Biggest, baddest book of flight by Salzmann, Mary Elizabeth, 1968- author.

Biggest, baddest book of flight

Jul 1, 2015
Biggest, baddest book of caves by Kuskowski, Alex.

Biggest, baddest book of caves

Jul 1, 2015
Benjamin Franklin by Mara, Wil.

Benjamin Franklin

Jul 1, 2015
Arctic & Antarctic by Taylor, Barbara, 1954-

Arctic & Antarctic

Shows and describes wildlife found in the polar regions, looks at Inuit clothing and artifacts, and depicts the equipment used by polar explorers.

Jul 1, 2015
Christopher Columbus by Wade, Mary Dodson.

Christopher Columbus

Jul 1, 2015
Color patterns by Franklin, Carolyn, 1956-

Color patterns

"Art doodling stimulates creativity and develops drawing skills. Discover the thrill of using simple, color patterns to build up a complex picture. Step-by-step guides lead you from first sketch through to finished artwork. Learn about color theory and different coloring techniques. Packed with inspirational ideas and designs that show how easy it is to achieve these incredible effects."--Back cover.

Jul 1, 2015
A+ Projects & Dioramas- A Student's Handbook by

A+ Projects & Dioramas- A Student's Handbook

Jul 1, 2015
Monarch butterfly by Goddard, Jolyon.

Monarch butterfly

Presents an introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior and habitat of the Monarch butterfly.

Jul 2, 2015
Big ideas of early mathematics - what teachers of young children need to know by Brownell, Jeanine O'Nan.

Big ideas of early mathematics - what teachers of young children need to know

"The Big Ideas that convey the core concepts of mathematics are at the heart of this new book that gives early childhood educators the skills they need to organize for mathematics teaching and learning during the early years. For teachers of children ages three through six, the book provides foundations for further mathematics learning and helps facilitate long-term mathematical understanding. It's the perfect guide for those who want to focus their instruction on mathematics that is central, co

Jul 2, 2015
Raindrops roll by Sayre, April Pulley, author.

Raindrops roll

"In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance."--

Jul 3, 2015
Indianapolis 500 by Scarpati, Kevin, author.

Indianapolis 500

Looks into the history and rules of the five-hundred-mile car race in addition to the people who have played a part in it.

Jul 3, 2015
By trolley past Thimbledon Bridge by Bileck, Marvin, author, illustrator.

By trolley past Thimbledon Bridge

"This book is a dream caught on paper with the sense of magic and wonder and unfettered imagination of a child. As sleep starts the journey into the blue, marvelous threads unravel dreamy images out of the blue revealing animals, far-off places, a circus, games, toys, wind, rain, a touch of this and a touch of that, words and wordplay. A poem accompanies the whimsical illustrations, perfectly capturing the sense of awe and excitement of childhood. With the eyes of a child, or simply the heart of

Jul 3, 2015
Life story of a salamander by Guillain, Charlotte, author.

Life story of a salamander

"This book tells the life story of a salamander, using simple, concise text and stunning photographs. Read it to discover the unique life cycle and metamorphosis undergone by this fascinating amphibian as it changes from an egg to a larva to a fully grown adult salamander"--

Jul 4, 2015
Explore 360° Pompeii by Chrisp, Peter, author.

Explore 360° Pompeii

"The archaeological site of Pompeii offers us a tantalizing glimpse into life during the ancient Roman Empire. In Explore 360° Pompeii, readers get to see this remarkable city like never before. They will discover a vivid account of everyday life in Pompeii, with a close-up look at the spectacular buildings and artifacts found there. ...[T]he accompanying CD-ROM takes you on a virtual 3D tour of the city, where you can explore the magnificent Forum, the House of the Faun, the Stabian Baths, the

Jul 4, 2015
How to draw Superman and his friends and foes by Sautter, Aaron.

How to draw Superman and his friends and foes

"Simple step-by-step instructions teach readers how to draw Superman and his friends and enemies"--

Jul 4, 2015
Happy birthday, Martin Luther King by Marzollo, Jean.

Happy birthday, Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream of peace and equality. Because he worked so hard for freedom and helped so many people gain it, we honor him every year on his special day. This inspiring, beautifully illustrated biography gently teaches young readers about the life--and lessons--of this great man.

Jul 5, 2015
Children's book of philosophy - an introduction to the world's great thinkers and their big ideas by Tomley, Sarah, author.

Children's book of philosophy - an introduction to the world's great thinkers and their big ideas

Explores philosophy and notable philosophers, discussing "thought experiments," and how to explain a complex idea through a story.

Jul 5, 2015
Cool treats & sweets - easy & fun comfort food by Kuskowski, Alex.

Cool treats & sweets - easy & fun comfort food

Introduces making baked and chilled desserts; identifies cooking terms, equipment, and ingredients; and shares recipes for such foods as sweet vanilla pudding, raspberry ice cream pie, velvety chocolate cake, and sweet s'more bars.

Jul 5, 2015
Biggest, baddest book of ghosts by DeYoe, Aaron.

Biggest, baddest book of ghosts

Provides information on ghosts, including spirit orbs, poltergeists, and haunted houses.

Jul 5, 2015
Children's encyclopedia of American history by King, David C, author.

Children's encyclopedia of American history

Full-color maps, photographs, and paintings illustrate a comprehensive reference guide to American history.

Jul 5, 2015
Pocahontas by Fay, Gail.

Pocahontas

A biography on Pocahontas, the Native American princess who assisted colonists and married John Rolfe in the first U.S. mixed marriage.

Jul 5, 2015
Handy health guide to sore throats by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to sore throats

"An overview of what causes sore throats and other illnesses such as tonsillitis and strep throat"--

Jul 5, 2015
Explore honey bees! by Blobaum, Cindy, 1966- author.

Explore honey bees!

Jul 5, 2015
Emu by Saxby, Claire, author.

Emu

An emu father in Australia's eucalyptus forest watches over his growing hatchlings as they outmaneuver regional dangers, in this illustrated introduction to the emu life cycle.

Jul 5, 2015
Mind muddlers - what you see is not what you get! by Bowles, Anna, author.

Mind muddlers - what you see is not what you get!

Describes optical illusions that can be drawn or created by trick photography, including Mo¨bius strips, double drawings, street art that seems three-dimensional, and tilt-shift photographs, and provides suggestions for making similar works.

Jul 5, 2015
Mary Cassatt by Cernak, Linda, 1953- author.

Mary Cassatt

Presents an overview of the life and accomplishments of Mary Cassatt, describing her painting style and the lasting influence of the American artist.

Jul 5, 2015
Magical experiments with light & color by Navarro, Paula, author.

Magical experiments with light & color

Provides instructions for sixteen simple experiments using common household materials to explore optical illusions and other topics in light and color, and offers scientific explanations.

Jul 5, 2015
Karate by McNulty, Mark, author.

Karate

Presents information on karate, including basic skills, training, competitions, and safety.

Jul 5, 2015
Judo by Tometich, Annabelle, 1980- author.

Judo

Presents information on judo, including basic skills, training, competitions, and safety.

Jul 5, 2015
Heroes of 9/11 by Zullo, Allan

Heroes of 9/11

Jul 5, 2015
Fur, fins, and feathers - Abraham Dee Bartlett and the invention of the modern zoo by Maxwell, Cassandre.

Fur, fins, and feathers - Abraham Dee Bartlett and the invention of the modern zoo

Jul 5, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci by Cernak, Linda, 1953- author.

Leonardo da Vinci

Presents an overview of the life and accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci, describing his style and the lasting influence of the Italian artist.

Jul 5, 2015
Night sky detective by Morgan, Ben, 1968- author.

Night sky detective

Discusses astronomy, including moon shadows, star charts, and shooting stars, and provides learning activities.

Jul 5, 2015
Ellis Island - an interactive history adventure by Burgan, Michael.

Ellis Island - an interactive history adventure

Describes the experiences of immigrants who left their homes in the early 1900s and came to the United States through Ellis Island, in a book where the reader's choices reveal the historical details from three different perspectives.

Jul 5, 2015
How to draw Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and other DC super heroes by Sautter, Aaron, author.

How to draw Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and other DC super heroes

"Simple step-by-step instructions teach readers how to draw Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and several other DC super heroes"--

Jul 5, 2015
How to draw the Joker, Lex Luthor, and other DC super-villains by Sautter, Aaron.

How to draw the Joker, Lex Luthor, and other DC super-villains

"Simple step-by-step instructions teach readers how to draw Lex Luthor, the Joker, and several other DC super-villains"--

Jul 5, 2015
Eruption! - the story of volcanoes by Ganeri, Anita, 1961- author.

Eruption! - the story of volcanoes

Provides a basic introduction to volcanoes, explaining how they form and how volcanic eruptions occur, and describing the effect of different kinds of eruptions on people and the environment.

Jul 5, 2015
Dolley Madison by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Dolley Madison

"Dolley Madison had a strong will and unique personality that made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. From hosting parties for Washington D.C.'s social and political elite to saving a portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House in the War of 1812, Dolley did it all!"--

Jul 5, 2015
Disney Pixar Inside out - the essential guide by Bynghall, Steve, author.

Disney Pixar Inside out - the essential guide

Describes the settings, characters, and plot of the animated film about a young girl, Riley Anderson, whose five key emotions--Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust--try to lead the girl through her life.

Jul 5, 2015
Dirtmeister's nitty gritty planet Earth - all about rocks, minerals, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes, and even dirt! by Tomecek, Steve, author.

Dirtmeister's nitty gritty planet Earth - all about rocks, minerals, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes, and even dirt!

"Come and explore the world under your feet with the Dirtmeister and friends! Part graphic novel, part fun guidebook, this very cool, rocky journey introduces both eager and reluctant readers to the basic geologic processes that shape our Earth. Clear and concise explanations of the various geologic processes reveal the comprehensive science behind each fascinating topic. Fun facts and simple DIY experiments reinforce the concepts while short biographies of important scientists inspire future ge

Jul 5, 2015
Climate change - discover how it impacts spaceship earth by Sneideman, Joshua, author.

Climate change - discover how it impacts spaceship earth

In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, and migratory patterns. Kids explore the history of human impact from the Industrial Revolution to our modern-day technology, as well as the innovations underway around the world to address global climate change.

Jul 5, 2015
Calm girl - yoga for stress relief by Rissman, Rebecca.

Calm girl - yoga for stress relief

"Presents various yoga poses and breathing techniques designed to promote stress relief and a calm state of mind"--

Jul 5, 2015
Beauty and the beast by

Beauty and the beast

Retelling of the classic fairy tale about a girl whose great capacity to love releases a prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

Jul 5, 2015
Battle heroes - voices from Afghanistan by Zullo, Allan, author.

Battle heroes - voices from Afghanistan

Ten stories of American heroes who have risked their lives for their country while fighting in the Afghan War.

Jul 5, 2015
Backyard chickens by Reed, Avery, author.

Backyard chickens

Describes how to raise chickens in an urban environment, and provides such information as the different varieties of chickens, how to raise chicks into adults, and why it is important to keep chickens safe and healthy.

Jul 5, 2015
Apatosaurus by Lee, Sally, 1943- author.

Apatosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Apatosaurus, including physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, and fossil discovery"--

Jul 5, 2015
The Amazon by Jackson, Tom, 1953- author.

The Amazon

Introduces the Amazon River and the rain forest that surrounds it, describing their physical characteristics and the plants and animals that live there, and discusses its people, their history, economic and social conditions, and other details.

Jul 5, 2015
Allosaurus by Lee, Sally, 1943- author.

Allosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Allosaurus, including physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, and fossil discovery"--

Jul 5, 2015
Speak up! giving an oral presentation by McHugh, Jeff.

Speak up! giving an oral presentation

Offers tips and techniques for giving an oral presentation, from planning to practicing.

Jul 5, 2015
Sonia Sotomayor by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Sonia Sotomayor

"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Jul 5, 2015
Smokejumper by Mara, Wil.

Smokejumper

Jul 5, 2015
Skateboarding by Hamilton, John, 1959- author.

Skateboarding

Introduces the sport of skateboarding, including its history, the parts of a skateboard, safety gear, and different types of skateboarding, including street, downhill, and vert.

Jul 5, 2015
Sharks and other predators by Osborne, Mary Pope, author.

Sharks and other predators

"When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: 'Shadow of the Shark,' they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators"--

Jul 5, 2015
Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's account of the Fetterman Fight - December 21, 1866 by Goble, Paul.

Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's account of the Fetterman Fight - December 21, 1866

Describes the defeat of the Civil War veteran Captain Fetterman against the Lakota chief Red Cloud in 1866 and the peace truce which gave the Lakota Indians control over the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming, as told through the eyes of a fictional character, Brave Eagle.

Jul 5, 2015
Patterns in the jungle by Markovics, Joyce L., author.

Patterns in the jungle

"In this book, young readers will learn about patterns using jungle landscape as a guide."--

Jul 5, 2015
The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall by Lang, Heather, 1966- author.

The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall

"A picture book biography of Lucille Mulhall, a Wild West performer in the early 1900s whose skills were as considerable as her male counterparts and who is often regarded as "the original cowgirl.""--

Jul 5, 2015
A kid's guide to keeping chickens by Caughey, Melissa, author.

A kid's guide to keeping chickens

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey (author of the award-winning blog Tilly's Nest) provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive. She also suggests lots of creative activities sure to spark enthusiasm and imagination, such as speaking chicken, creati

Jul 5, 2015
The house that Jane built - a story about Jane Addams by Stone, Tanya Lee.

The house that Jane built - a story about Jane Addams

Jul 5, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright for kids - his life and ideas by Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen.

Frank Lloyd Wright for kids - his life and ideas

"An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's leading architect and his work This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright's Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties; his struggles to find work as a young architect; the unique style that led hi

Jul 5, 2015
Good night yoga - a pose-by-pose bedtime story by Gates, Mariam, author.

Good night yoga - a pose-by-pose bedtime story

Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end.

Jul 5, 2015
The explosive story of fireworks! by Einhorn, Kama, 1969- author.

The explosive story of fireworks!

"In this book readers will learn all about how fireworks were invented in China over 2,000 years ago, how Queen Elizabeth I created a special honor for the person who created the best fireworks, and much more!"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 5, 2015
Explore poetry! by Diehn, Andi, author.

Explore poetry!

Introduces the many different forms of poetry while delving into a variety of literary techniques such as personification, metaphor, and alliteration, and includes creative writing exercises designed to reinforce language arts skills.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Maine? by Wang, Andrea.

What's great about Maine?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Maine, including the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Monhegan Island, and the Portland Observatory.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Iowa? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Iowa?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Iowa, including the Iowa State Fair, Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center, and the Living History Farms in Urbandale.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Illinois? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Illinois?

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Connecticut? by Rissman, Rebecca.

What's great about Connecticut?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Connecticut, including the Beardsley Zoo, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, and the Long Island Sound.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Arizona? by Hirsch, Rebecca E.

What's great about Arizona?

An introduction to the people and places of Arizona.

Jul 5, 2015
What was the Alamo? by Pollack, Pam.

What was the Alamo?

""Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, young readers will relive this famous moment in Texas history"--

Jul 5, 2015
What are rocks made of? by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

What are rocks made of?

"In this book, young readers learn abut the composition of rocks."--

Jul 5, 2015
Welcome, Bao Bao by Shaw, Gina.

Welcome, Bao Bao

Jul 5, 2015
Weird but true! - ripped from the headlines 2 - real-life stories you have to read to believe. by

Weird but true! - ripped from the headlines 2 - real-life stories you have to read to believe.

A treasury of bizarre-but-true stories from history includes accounts of such uncanny events as the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston and the world record set by an armless archer.

Jul 5, 2015
Weather. by

Weather.

What's the weather like today? Find out about all types of weather from sunny and windy days to thunderstorms.

Jul 5, 2015
Wasps by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Wasps

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the different nests built by wasps. Includes picture glossary"--

Jul 5, 2015
Vikingworld - the age of seafarers and sagas by MacLeod, Robert, author.

Vikingworld - the age of seafarers and sagas

Learn all about vikings.

Jul 5, 2015
Velociraptor by Riehecky, Janet, 1953-

Velociraptor

"Introduces young readers to Velociraptor, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, and life cycle"--

Jul 5, 2015
Untamed - the wild life of Jane Goodall by Silvey, Anita, author.

Untamed - the wild life of Jane Goodall

"This biography for children trace's Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology - GPS systems,

Jul 5, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex by Wegwerth, A. L., author.

Tyrannosaurus rex

"Introduces young readers to Tyrannosaurus Rex, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, life cycle, and the Cretaceous period"--

Jul 5, 2015
Triceratops by Riehecky, Janet, 1953- author.

Triceratops

"Introduces young readers to Triceratops, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, and life cycle"--

Jul 5, 2015
Total tractor! by Roberts, Josephine, author.

Total tractor!

"Tractors--from the oldest steam engines to the latest monster machines"--

Jul 5, 2015
Surviving in wild waters by Mooney, Carla, 1970-

Surviving in wild waters

Provides survival tips for ocean emergencies, discusses different types of water survival situations, and shares the stories of survivors.

Jul 5, 2015
Surprising experiments with sound by Navarro, Paula, author.

Surprising experiments with sound

Presents 16 simple experiments that can be performed with common objects found around the house. The book uses rhythm, voice, water and more reveal what sound is and how it travels. Each experiment includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a simple scientific explanation of what is happening during the experiment. Full-color illustrations on each page.

Jul 5, 2015
Stingrays! - underwater fliers by Gerber, Carole, author.

Stingrays! - underwater fliers

"Did you know that stingrays are cousins of sharks? This Step 3 Step into Reading Science Reader is full of exciting photographs, illustrations, and facts about these magnificent sea creatures"--

Jul 5, 2015
Stegosaurus by Wegwerth, A. L., author.

Stegosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Stegosaurus, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, life cycle, and the Jurassic period"--

Jul 5, 2015
Stand tall! - a book about integrity by Meiners, Cheri J., 1957-

Stand tall! - a book about integrity

Counsels children about the value of integrity, providing themed activity suggestions while explaining how to discern right from wrong, make positive decisions, keep promises, and stay true to oneself.

Jul 5, 2015
Splish, splash, zooborns! by Bleiman, Andrew, author.

Splish, splash, zooborns!

Presents photographs and information about baby zoo animals, from hippos and elephants to dolphins and seals, who manage the summer heat by splashing in the cool water.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Mississippi? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about Mississippi?

"What's so great about Mississippi? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Magnolia State"--

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Rhode Island? by Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.

What's great about Rhode Island?

"What's so great about Rhode Island? Readers will build skills to identify and summarize the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Ocean State. We'll explore Rhode Island's breathtaking beaches, exciting parks, historic landmarks, and fascinating history. The Rhode Island by Map feature helps students locate all the places covered in the book. A special section provides key state details such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all t

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Puerto Rico? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about Puerto Rico?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Puerto Rico, including the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park, La Guancha Boardwalk, and Mosquito Bay.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Oregon? by Felix, Rebecca, 1984-

What's great about Oregon?

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Oklahoma? by Dillard, Sheri.

What's great about Oklahoma?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Oklahoma, including the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, the Blue Whale, and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Jul 5, 2015
Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader by Woll, Kris, author.

Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader

"Recognize the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio? He loves soccer and dancing the tango. He is also the pope of the largest religion in the world. He is Pope Francis. Learn about the pope's past, why people admire him, and what he may do for the Catholic Church in the future."--Publisher's website.

Jul 5, 2015
Kali's story - an orphaned polar bear rescue by Curtis, Jennifer Keats, author.

Kali's story - an orphaned polar bear rescue

"Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English). Villagers care for him until a plane flies him to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. There, he grows and learns skills from zookeepers filling in for his mother. Since young cubs need companionship, animal experts find a friend for Kali, Luna, a female polar bear, at the Buffalo Zoo in New York"--

Jul 5, 2015
Frogs by Bishop, Nic, 1955- author, photographer.

Frogs

Describes frogs, discussing their habitat, the difference between them and toads, physical characteristics, diet, different types, defenses, calls, and life cycle, and includes close-up photographs of an array of diverse frogs.

Jul 5, 2015
Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth by Woollett, Laura A.

Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth

Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.

Jul 5, 2015
Ruby for Kids for Dummies by Dittrich, James/ Walls, Brian

Ruby for Kids for Dummies

Jul 5, 2015
Rocket science by Lock, Deborah, author.

Rocket science

Looks at the science behind rockets and rocketry, with experiments to try at home that demonstrate the principles involved.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about South Dakota? by Meinking, Mary.

What's great about South Dakota?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in South Dakota, including Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Broken Boot Gold Mine.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about South Carolina? by Felix, Rebecca, 1984-

What's great about South Carolina?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in South Carolina, including Fort Sumter, Congaree National Park, and Hollywild Animal Park.

Jul 5, 2015
Lizards by Bishop, Nic, 1955- author, illustrator.

Lizards

Introduces the appearance, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of lizards.

Jul 5, 2015
Where is the Empire State Building? by Pascal, Janet B, author.

Where is the Empire State Building?

Introduces the Empire State Building, the third tallest structure in New York City, describing the construction process, the rise of skyscrapers in the United States, and the effect the building continues to have today.

Jul 5, 2015
An insider's guide to lacrosse by Jones, Cameron.

An insider's guide to lacrosse

Jul 5, 2015
Hunting laws and safety by Hemstock, Annie Wendt.

Hunting laws and safety

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about New Hampshire? by Rissman, Rebecca.

What's great about New Hampshire?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in New Hampshire, including the Keene Pumpkin Festival, Mount Washington, and the Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Nebraska? by Bailer, Darice.

What's great about Nebraska?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Nebraska, including the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Omaha's Henry Doorly zoo and aquarium, and Fort Robinson State Park.

Jul 5, 2015
U.S. Women's Team - soccer champions! by Illugi Jökulsson.

U.S. Women's Team - soccer champions!

Learn all about the U.S. Womens National Team, the winner of the first ever Womens World Cup, which made soccer superstars of Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain.

Jul 5, 2015
Superstars of history - the good, the bad, and the brainy by Grant, R. G., author.

Superstars of history - the good, the bad, and the brainy

History doesn't just happen! It is made by real-life superstars. Read about the good deeds of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela, the evildoings of Genghis Khan, Hitler, and Stalin, and the superbrainy thinking of Archimedes, Marie Curie, and Einstein.

Jul 5, 2015
Major League Baseball by Rausch, David.

Major League Baseball

"Engaging images accompany information about Major League Baseball. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--

Jul 5, 2015
Remember my name - my story, from first pitch to game changer by Davis, Mo'Ne, author.

Remember my name - my story, from first pitch to game changer

Mo'ne's story is one of determination, hard work, and an incredible fastball. Mo'ne is a multisport athlete who also plays basketball and soccer and is an honor-roll student at her school in Philadelphia.

Jul 5, 2015
Wood frogs by Markovics, Joyce L., author.

Wood frogs

"In this book, young readers learn about wood frogs and their hibernation patterns"--

Jul 5, 2015
When on Earth? - history as you've never seen it before. by

When on Earth? - history as you've never seen it before.

Incredible maps show where history was made. Much more than an atlas or a history book, When on Earth? charts global historical events through stunning world maps. A truly visual guide to discovering when, where, and why things happened, When on Earth? presents history as a series of stunning, specially commissioned historical maps of the world. Each of these maps charts a key global event, such as the migration of the earliest humans, the spread of the Black Death, or the European, African, and

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Washington? by Meinking, Mary.

What's great about Washington?

Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Evergreen State! We'll explore Washington's scenic coasts, lush parks, iconic landmarks, and rich history. The Washington by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick state facts such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Washington.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Utah? by Felix, Rebecca, 1984-

What's great about Utah?

Jul 5, 2015
Are you what you eat? - a guide to what's on your plate and why! by

Are you what you eat? - a guide to what's on your plate and why!

Explains why your body is an amazingly complex machine and what foods you should eat to fuel it. If you've felt sleepy during school or wondered what a superfood is, this explains which foods and food groups boost your energy and keep you healthy. Take the quizzes, read the facts and answer the questions to find out which foods keep your brain in top gear. You can understand why healthy eating is so important and the positive impact it has on every aspect of your life. Packed with information on

Jul 5, 2015
Ancient Rome by James, Simon, 1957- author.

Ancient Rome

A photo essay documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Jul 5, 2015
Who was Woodrow Wilson? by Frith, Margaret, author.

Who was Woodrow Wilson?

Presents the life and presidential career of Woodrow Wilson, including his stance on World War I, his participation in the Treaty of Versailles, and his contributions to create the League of Nations.

Jul 5, 2015
Who was Steve Irwin? by Anastasio, Dina, author.

Who was Steve Irwin?

Describes the life and career of Steve Irwin, famously known as the Crocodile Hunter, from his childhood and early love of animals to his rise in popularity as a film and television star and naturalist.

Jul 5, 2015
Who was Mother Teresa? by Gigliotti, Jim, author.

Who was Mother Teresa?

Presents the life of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Virginia? by Kallio, Jamie.

What's great about Virginia?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Jamestown settlement and Busch Gardens to Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Texas? by Lanser, Amanda.

What's great about Texas?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Houston Space Center and Austin to the Alamo and the state fair.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Tennessee? by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.

What's great about Tennessee?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Bell Witch Cave and Dollywood to the Tennessee Aquarium and Lookout Mountain.

Jul 5, 2015
Diving dolphin by Wallace, Karen, author.

Diving dolphin

Presents the life of a young dolphin as he interacts with other dolphins, leaps and flips out of the water, hunts for fish to eat, and hides from killer whales.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Pennsylvania? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Pennsylvania?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Lancaster County and Gettysburg to the Pocono Mountains and Valley Forge.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about North Carolina? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about North Carolina?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Ocracoke Island and Tweetsie Railroad to the Biltmore Estate and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about New York? by Malaspina, Ann, 1957-

What's great about New York?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Broadway and the Statue of Liberty to the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about North Dakota? by Bailer, Darice, author.

What's great about North Dakota?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Union Trading Post to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Killdeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo.

Jul 5, 2015
Fly Guy presents - insects by Arnold, Tedd, author.

Fly Guy presents - insects

Fly Guy is buzzing around outside today learning about insects.

Jul 5, 2015
Fort Sumter by Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.

Fort Sumter

"When the Civil War began, Fort Sumter was an unfinished building in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. Over the next three years, this fort would become one of the most important symbols of the Civil War. Now open to the public as a national monument, visitors arrive at the fort by boat from Charleston. Walk over several acres and see many Civil War guns and cannonballs. National Park Service rangers are also on the island to give talks and demonstrations to bring the Civil War and othe

Jul 5, 2015
Plants and animals of the Great Lakes by LaPlante, Walter, author.

Plants and animals of the Great Lakes

Explores the animal and plant life native to North America's Great Lakes region.

Jul 5, 2015
Baseballogy - supercool facts you never knew by Sylvester, Kevin, author, illustrator.

Baseballogy - supercool facts you never knew

Offers facts about the American pastime, including such topics as stadium size, batting basics, and women in baseball.

Jul 5, 2015
Knight by Gravett, Christopher, 1951- author.

Knight

Here is an inside look at the history of medieval knights and their armor, jousting, heraldry, and crusades. The life of the knight is considered from battles and banquets to sieges and chivalry.

Jul 5, 2015
Goldilocks and the three bears by Alperin, Mara, author.

Goldilocks and the three bears

"When Goldilock sneaks into the three bears' cottage, it seems there's no one home. But the bears soon return from their walk ... Will they catch that naughty little girl?"--p. [4] of cover.

Jul 5, 2015
Get into art. Telling stories by Brooks, Susie.

Get into art. Telling stories

Showcases works of art that tell stories, from the Bayeaux Tapestry to Edward Hopper's "Automat" to Henri Matisse's portrait of Icarus, and provides instructions for creating art projects inspired by these pieces.

Jul 5, 2015
Guts & glory - the Vikings by Thompson, Ben, 1980-

Guts & glory - the Vikings

"Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-axe-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview that will amaze kid

Jul 5, 2015
How to babysit a leopard - and other true stories from our travels across six continents by Lewin, Ted.

How to babysit a leopard - and other true stories from our travels across six continents

"A first person account of two acclaimed author's and illustrator's travels throughout the world"--

Jul 5, 2015
How Jelly Roll Morton invented jazz by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author.

How Jelly Roll Morton invented jazz

"In this unusual ... picture book that riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans, ... picture book biographer Jonah Winter ... turns his focus to one of America's early jazz heroes"--Amazon.com.

Jul 5, 2015
Scarlett the cat to the rescue - fire hero by Loewen, Nancy, 1964-

Scarlett the cat to the rescue - fire hero

"Simple text and full-color illustrations describe the true story of Scarlett, the stray cat that famously saved her kittens from a Brooklyn garage fire"--

Jul 5, 2015
Shailene Woodley by Sjonger, Rebecca.

Shailene Woodley

Jul 5, 2015
Sacajawea by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Sacajawea

"Sacajawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She traveled over four thousand miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Two hundred years later, we still can see how her unique journey demonstrated the strength and value of women"--

Jul 5, 2015
Queen of the diamond - the Lizzie Murphy story by McCully, Emily Arnold, author, illustrator.

Queen of the diamond - the Lizzie Murphy story

"A picture book biography about Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major league exhibition game and the first person to play on both the New England and American leagues' all-star teams"--

Jul 5, 2015
Hurricane watch by Stewart, Melissa, author.

Hurricane watch

"Winds whip. Waves crash. Rain pours down. A superstorm moves across the ocean and gets closer and closer to land. Hurricane watch! Read and find out how hurricanes form, how scientists track the storms, and what you can do to keep yourself safe if one strikes. With colorful illustrations from Taia Morley and engaging text from Melissa Stewart, Hurricane Watch is a look into a powerful natural disaster."--Provided by publisher.

Jul 5, 2015
Iguanodon by Lee, Sally, 1943- author.

Iguanodon

"Introduces young readers to Iguanodon, including physical characteristics, habitat, diet, behavior, and fossil discovery"--

Jul 5, 2015
Learning to sew by Petelinsek, Kathleen, author.

Learning to sew

"Complete a variety of fun sewing projects"--

Jul 5, 2015
Neymar - the new Pelé by Illugi Jökulsson, author.

Neymar - the new Pelé

"This book tells the story of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, one of the great players of the game, from his childhood days in Brazil to his signing by the legendary Spanish soccer club Barcelona for a record amount of money. One of the biggest names at the 2014 World Cup, Neymar, playing for Brazil, sustained a serious injury but healed quickly and is now back on the field, winning games for Barcelona. The book also traces the history of the Brazilian national team, the most successful organizat

Jul 5, 2015
Nudibranch by Gray, Susan Heinrichs, author.

Nudibranch

"Discover facts about nudibranchs, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these ocean creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text"--

Jul 5, 2015
Moths by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Moths

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the physical features of moths and briefly describes their life cycle. Includes picture glossary"--

Jul 5, 2015
Mosquitoes by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Mosquitoes

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how mosquitoes find food and briefly describes their life cycle. Includes picture glossary"--

Jul 5, 2015
More web design with HTML5 by Van Lent, Colleen, author.

More web design with HTML5

"Learn intermediate HTML5 skills with these interesting activities. With this companion to Web Design with HTML5, makers can take their computer skills to the next level. Photos, sidebars, and callouts help readers draw connections between new concepts in this book and other makers-related concepts they may already know. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words."--Provided by publisher.

Jul 5, 2015
Migration nation - animals on the go from coast to coast by O'Sullivan, Joanne, author.

Migration nation - animals on the go from coast to coast

An introduction to the migration patterns of nine very different types of animals, from gray whales and sandhill cranes to polar bears and monarch butterflies, discusses their life cycles and how to spot them.

Jul 5, 2015
Megalosaurus by Lee, Sally, 1943- author.

Megalosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Megalosaurus, including physical characteristics, habitat, diet, behavior, and fossil discovery"--

Jul 5, 2015
Little kids first big book of who by Esbaum, Jill.

Little kids first big book of who

"Read amazing stories about Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, Mohandas Gandhi, and many other fascinating and inspiring people from all over the world. These colorful and kid-friendly pages introduce younger readers to more than 50 people and their interesting lives"--Page 4 of cover.

Jul 5, 2015
Pinstripe pride - the inside story of the New York Yankees by Appel, Martin.

Pinstripe pride - the inside story of the New York Yankees

"Get the complete story of the Yankees, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter--with twenty-seven World Championships in between--in this middle grade adaptation of "Pinstripe Empire," a celebrated adult nonfiction tome from author and former Yankees PR director ..."--

Jul 5, 2015
Where is Mount Everest? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Where is Mount Everest?

Introduces Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, describing its ancient beginnings, the first human settlers, and historic climbs.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Wisconsin? by Wittekind, Erika, 1980- author.

What's great about Wisconsin?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Wisconsin Dells and the Ice Age Trail to the Circus World Museum and the Cave of the Mounds.

Jul 5, 2015
Amazing experiments with electricity and magnetism by Navarro, Paula, author.

Amazing experiments with electricity and magnetism

Provides instructions for sixteen simple experiments using common household materials to explore magnetic fields, conductors and nonconductors, and other topics in electricity and magnetism, and offers scientific explanations.

Jul 5, 2015
Pulling back the curtain on magic by Higginson, Sheila Sweeny, 1966- author.

Pulling back the curtain on magic

"Did you know that every time a magician uses sleight of hand, he is secretly tracking your eye movements at the same time? How does a magician make a dove appear out of thin air? Amaze your friends with the secrets you learn in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 5, 2015
Prehistoric predators by Switek, Brian, author.

Prehistoric predators

Jul 5, 2015
The popcorn astronauts - and other biteable rhymes by Ruddell, Deborah, author.

The popcorn astronauts - and other biteable rhymes

"Take a bite out of the calendar with this ... collection of ... seasonal poems, each one an ode to a favorite food"--Amazon.com.

Jul 5, 2015
Yellow jackets by Berne, Emma Carlson.

Yellow jackets

Examines the life of yellow jackets, including their social nature, aggression, and scavenging behavior.

Jul 5, 2015
Disney Descendants Yearbook by Disney (COR)

Disney Descendants Yearbook

Jul 5, 2015
The worst-case scenario survival handbook - middle school by Borgenicht, David.

The worst-case scenario survival handbook - middle school

A guide that can help a student survive middle school and provides advice on what to do in various situations.

Jul 5, 2015
What fish? a buyer's guide to tropical fish - essential advice from a team of experts by Fletcher, Nick, 1949-

What fish? a buyer's guide to tropical fish - essential advice from a team of experts

Jul 5, 2015
A year on the farm by Unstead, Sue, 1951- author.

A year on the farm

Follows the busy lives of Mr. and Mrs. Farmer on their farm throughout the seasons of the year, including turning over the soil in winter, caring for the baby animals born in spring, watering crops in the summer, and apples and wheat in fall.

Jul 5, 2015
Heroine of the Titanic - the real unsinkable Molly Brown by Landau, Elaine.

Heroine of the Titanic - the real unsinkable Molly Brown

Biography of the indomitable Margaret Brown (the Unsinkable Molly Brown), best known for her bravery and compassion during the sinking of the Titanic. She was an outspoken suffragist, champion of miners' rights, supporter of charitable causes, and one of the first women to run for the U.S. Congress. Grades 5-8.

Jul 5, 2015
The ultimate book about me by Platt, Richard, author.

The ultimate book about me

Explores what makes a person a person, including their genes, body, brain, memory, emotions, gender, and ancestors.

Jul 5, 2015
Small wonders - Jean-Henri Fabre & his world of insects by Smith, Matthew Clark, 1982- author.

Small wonders - Jean-Henri Fabre & his world of insects

"Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time, whose own life was as unusual as the lives of the creatures he studied"--Front jacket flap.

Jul 5, 2015
Judy Blume by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Judy Blume

"Judy Blume wrote her way through controversy and censorship to become a pioneer who helped make it okay for kids and teens to discuss their everyday concerns, including the kinds of things people don't always like to talk about. Now more than forty years into her career of writing frank and funny books, Judy still has the amazing ability to connect with young readers and adults"--

Jul 5, 2015
Choosing courage - inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero by Collier, Peter, author.

Choosing courage - inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

"What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts"--Amazon.com.

Jul 5, 2015
I'm allergic to bees by Rajczak, Kristen, author.

I'm allergic to bees

In the United States, about 2 million people are allergic to bee stings. If not treated properly and promptly, serious reactions can be life threatening. Readers learn what to do if they or a friend are stung by a bee and have a normal reaction, as well as what to look for if an allergic reaction is occurring. The basics of allergies are clearly explained through age-appropriate science content, and the seriousness of these conditions is emphasized. Full-color photographs of normal and allergic

Jul 5, 2015
Art installations by Wood, Alix, author.

Art installations

Jul 5, 2015
Discovering native North American cultures by Ciovacco, Justine.

Discovering native North American cultures

Jul 5, 2015
Everything animals by Nichols, Catherine, author.

Everything animals

Provides over two hundred fifty facts about animals, including the oldest living species, a dog's most powerful sense, the most deadly animal, and the differences between African and Asian elephants.

Jul 5, 2015
Everything space by Nichols, Catherine, author.

Everything space

Presents answers to questions such as colorful graphics, spectacular photos and clear, engaging diagrams will help answer questions such as: What is acid rain? What is the biggest star in the universe? What is the driest place on Earth? What is the difference betweena comet and an asteroid?

Jul 5, 2015
The founding fathers vs. King George III - the fight for a new nation by Roxburgh, Ellis.

The founding fathers vs. King George III - the fight for a new nation

Jul 5, 2015
The history of Independence Day by Donaghey, Reese.

The history of Independence Day

Jul 5, 2015
The greatest hockey records by Doeden, Matt.

The greatest hockey records

"Short stories and tables of statistics describe the history and greatest records of the National Hockey League"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 5, 2015
Hunting gear by Hemstock, Annie Wendt, author.

Hunting gear

Jul 5, 2015
Pocahontas and the Powhatans by Donaghey, Reese, author.

Pocahontas and the Powhatans

Jul 5, 2015
Manga martial arts figures by Jones, Richard, 1979-

Manga martial arts figures

A how-to guide on drawing manga martial arts figures, including kung fu warrior, noble samurai, and secret soldier.

Jul 5, 2015
Investigating zombies and the living dead by Kamberg, Mary-Lane, 1948- author.

Investigating zombies and the living dead

Examines the origins of the zombie legend and its changes and development over time.

Jul 5, 2015
What if a stranger approaches you? by Guard, Anara.

What if a stranger approaches you?

Explains why it is necessary to be careful around strangers and offers advice on ways to stay safe.

Jul 5, 2015
Tell me about the presidents - lessons for today's kids from America's leaders by Henry, Mike, 1952-

Tell me about the presidents - lessons for today's kids from America's leaders

Jul 5, 2015
What does the school nurse do? by Garrett, Winston, author.

What does the school nurse do?

Introduces the role of school nurses and provides information on what they do and on the history of school nursing.

Jul 5, 2015
Zebra sharks by Barnes, Nico, author.

Zebra sharks

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of zebra sharks.

Jul 5, 2015
You'll love puggles by Edison, Erin, author.

You'll love puggles

Simple text and full-color photographs describe the characteristics and care of a puggle, a cross between a pug and a beagle.

Jul 5, 2015
The weird world of words - a guided tour by Symons, Mitchell, author.

The weird world of words - a guided tour

A collection of English-language trivia shares facts about words and language usage, from "almost" being the longest English word with its letters in alphabetical order to "stewardesses" being the longest word typed with the left hand.

Jul 5, 2015
Temple Run - race through time to unlock secrets of the ancient worlds by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Temple Run - race through time to unlock secrets of the ancient worlds

National Geographic Kids and Temple Run have teamed up to bring you real-life facts and information about how the ancients lived. This book is jam-packed with amazing places, fun facts, glittering treasures, cool animals, history's mysteries, and more from over 10 ancient cultures! Also includes stories of real-life adventure and discoveries by National Geographic explorers.

Jul 5, 2015
Sylvia's super-awesome project book. Volume 2, Super simple Arduino! by Todd, Sylvia, author.

Sylvia's super-awesome project book. Volume 2, Super simple Arduino!

In this super fun book, Sylvia teaches you to understand Arduino microcontroller programming by inventing an adjustable strobe and two digital musical instruments you can play! Along the way, you'll learn a lot about electronics, coding, science, and engineering.

Jul 5, 2015
Tropical fish by Hansen, Grace, author.

Tropical fish

Tropical fish are vibrant and beautiful. Some are shy, some are curious, and some are deadly! Learn these things and more alongside beautiful, full-bleed color photographs.

Jul 5, 2015
Power up! - a visual exploration of energy by Paleja, S. N., author.

Power up! - a visual exploration of energy

Examines the various types of energy that provide power for the world and their impact on the environment, and suggests ways to conserve energy and to switch to more renewable types.

Jul 5, 2015
What happens when I cry? by Landolfi, Libby, author.

What happens when I cry?

Explains what crying is, why humans cry, and what physically happens in the eyes when crying takes place.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about New Mexico? by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972-

What's great about New Mexico?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Four Corners and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to Roswell and Carlsbad Caverns.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Montana? by Bailer, Darice.

What's great about Montana?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Little Bighorn battlefield and Glacier National Park to the Grant-Kohrs Ranch and the World Museum of Mining.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Minnesota? by Higgins, Nadia, author.

What's great about Minnesota?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the largest ball of twine and the Mall of America to Jeffers Petroglyphs historic site and the Raptor Center.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Massachusetts? by Lanser, Amanda.

What's great about Massachusetts?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Cape Cod and Boston to the Mohawk Trail and Fenway Park.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Georgia? by Wang, Andrea.

What's great about Georgia?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Okefenokee Swamp and Atlanta to Stone Mountain Park and Centennial Olympic Park.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Florida? by Meinking, Mary.

What's great about Florida?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the theme parks in Orlando and Daytona International Speedway to Kennedy Space Center and Everglades National Park.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Colorado? by Meinking, Mary.

What's great about Colorado?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Pikes Peak and the Durango and Silverton Railroad to Mesa Verde and the Dinosaur Journey Museum.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about California? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about California?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Disneyland and Hearst Castle to Death Valley and Alcatraz.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Arkansas? by Bailer, Darice.

What's great about Arkansas?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Rodeo of the Ozarks and Blanchard Springs Caverns to Crater of Diamonds State Park and Fort Smith.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Alabama? by Kallio, Jamie.

What's great about Alabama?

Features the top ten sites to see and things to do in Alabama, including the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the Birmingham Zoo, and Splash Adventure Water Park.

Jul 5, 2015
The ultimate unofficial encyclopedia for Minecrafters - an A-Z book of tips and tricks the official guides don't teach you by Miller, Megan, author.

The ultimate unofficial encyclopedia for Minecrafters - an A-Z book of tips and tricks the official guides don't teach you

"From abandoned mineshafts to mini-games, mods, and zombie sieges, "The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters" reveals expert tricks of the trade for gamers."--Provided by publisher.

Jul 5, 2015
What does the principal do? by Kidde, Rita.

What does the principal do?

Introduces the role of the school principal and provides information on the work they do.

Jul 5, 2015
The wacky & wonderful world through numbers / Over 2,000 Figures and Facts by Martin, Steve, author.

The wacky & wonderful world through numbers / Over 2,000 Figures and Facts

A collection of number-related facts include the number of wheels on the longest stretch limousine, the weight of a Komodo dragon, the height of a newborn giraffe, and the price of the most expensive dress ever made.

Jul 5, 2015
Kate & Pippin - an unlikely friendship by Springett, Martin, author.

Kate & Pippin - an unlikely friendship

Photographs and simple text reveal the true story of a fawn which, abandoned by her mother and brought to live on a farm, is raised by Kate, a Great Dane.

Jul 5, 2015
Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist by Wang, Andrea.

Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist

"Malala Yousafzai may be one of the most courageous young women of our time. Learn about how Malala came face-to-face with a member of the Taliban and what she is doing today to ensure education for boys and girls all around the world--no matter their cultures or religions."--Publisher's website.

Jul 5, 2015
100 Pablo Picassos by Lemay, Violet, artist.

100 Pablo Picassos

Pablo Picasso is one of the most celebrated artists in the world, and this amusing book shows his life in a remarkably original way. By featuring 100 Pablo Picassos throughout the book, young readers will explore the artist life from his childhood, to his major contributions to modern art, and from his love for pets to his endless curiosity about life. The book also invites readers to count the Picassos all the way to a 100, adding an entertaining element to discover the life and work of the gre

Jul 5, 2015
Aladdin - a story from Arabian nights by

Aladdin - a story from Arabian nights

"A sudden flash of blue light forced Aladdin to cover his face with his hands. When the young man finally lowered his hands, he was shocked by what appeared before him. It was a huge genie, hovering in midair!"--Page 4 of cover.

Jul 5, 2015
Alaska's dog heroes - true stories of remarkable canines by Gill, Shelley, author.

Alaska's dog heroes - true stories of remarkable canines

"In Alaska, dogs really are a person's best friend. These true canine stories from the last frontier describe remarkable acts of intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and heroism by Balto, Togo, Tekla, Stickeen, and more of Alaska's famous dogs. From traversing mountains in winter with deliveries of life- saving medicine to fighting off bears and finding lost children, each beautifully illustrated and exciting story comes from the pages of Alaska's history"--

Jul 5, 2015
Abraham Lincoln by D'Aulaire, Ingri, 1904-1980.

Abraham Lincoln

Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.

Jul 5, 2015
10 rivers that shaped the world by Peters, Marilee, 1968- author.

10 rivers that shaped the world

Examines ten rivers and traces their influence on world history, from the Awash were the bones of early hominids have been found, through the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, and Yangtze, to the Mississippi, source of much American music.

Jul 5, 2015
51 impossible stunts anyone can do by Bartlett, Sam

51 impossible stunts anyone can do

Jul 5, 2015
A+ projects & dioramas - the student's handbook. by

A+ projects & dioramas - the student's handbook.

Jul 5, 2015