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Whale sharks by Murphy, Julie.

Whale sharks

Apr 18, 2014
The War of 1812 by Van Zee, Amy.

The War of 1812

Examines the War of 1812 from the perspectives of three different participants.

Apr 18, 2014
Walruses by Murray, Julie, 1969- author.

Walruses

Apr 18, 2014
Volcanologists and seismologists by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Volcanologists and seismologists

Predicting volcanic eruptions or earthquakes could save many dollars and lives. Volcanologists study active volcanoes and get down and dirty with ash. They even experiment with red hot lava! Seismologists study earthquakes from fault to devastation. Show young readers that earth science can thrill and astound.

Apr 18, 2014
Triangles by Adler, David A.

Triangles

Introduces triangles, discussing the different types of triangles and the concept of triangle size measured in degrees.

Apr 18, 2014
The story of buildings - from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond by Dillon, Patrick, 1962-, author.

The story of buildings - from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond

We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them. We go to school in them. We work in them. But why and how did people start making buildings? How did they learn to make them stronger, bigger, and more comfortable? Why did they start to decorate them in different ways? From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would last forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center designed by two young architects, Patrick Dillon's stories of remarkable buildings--and the re

Apr 18, 2014
The Underground Railroad by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958-

The Underground Railroad

Examines the workings of the Underground Railroad from the perspectives of three different participants.

Apr 18, 2014
Wood frogs - back from the dead! by Berne, Emma Carlson.

Wood frogs - back from the dead!

Introduces wood frogs, discussing their physical features, habitat, life cycle, predators, and ability to survive freezing temperatures.

Apr 18, 2014
The Wing Wing brothers geometry palooza! by Long, Ethan.

The Wing Wing brothers geometry palooza!

Teaches readers basic geometric concepts through the antics of the Wing Wing brothers, including relative position, simple shapes, and partitioning rectangles.

Apr 18, 2014
Zoologists and ecologists by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Zoologists and ecologists

Explains why animals and the environment are important and discusses the people who study them.

Apr 18, 2014
Zoom in on house of horrors by Spilsbury, Richard, 1963- author.

Zoom in on house of horrors

"Get an up-close look at a variety of insects and creatures that live in our houses"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 18, 2014
Zoom in on body invaders by Spilsbury, Richard, 1963-

Zoom in on body invaders

"Get an up-close look at some of the creatures that live in and on your body"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 18, 2014
Leopards by Riggs, Kate.

Leopards

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of leopards, Earth's fourth- largest cats. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why leopards and baboons don't get along"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 18, 2014
Solids, liquids, and gases by Garrett, Ginger, 1968-

Solids, liquids, and gases

Simple introduction to the different forms of matter.

Apr 18, 2014
A pond full of ink by Schmidt, Annie M. G.

A pond full of ink

This delightfully humorous collection of poems offers children and the young at heart a refreshing, inventive look at the world from the well-known Dutch author, Annie Schmidt. Ordinary events and places become extraordinary adventures full of imagination.

Apr 18, 2014
Just joking 5 - 300 hilarious jokes about everything, including tongue twisters, riddles, and more! by Pattison, Rosie Gowsell.

Just joking 5 - 300 hilarious jokes about everything, including tongue twisters, riddles, and more!

Presents a variety of jokes and facts, including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, and traditional question and answer jokes.

Apr 18, 2014
Horses - the ultimate treasury by Woodward, John, 1954-

Horses - the ultimate treasury

An illustrated guide for kids who have dreamed of having horses of their own shares historical information and breed profiles while providing an engaging introduction to the practicalities of horse care and riding lessons.

Apr 18, 2014
Jesus by Grün, Anselm.

Jesus

Apr 18, 2014
Green gardening and composting by Aloian, Molly.

Green gardening and composting

Apr 18, 2014
Fukushima nuclear disaster by Arato, Rona.

Fukushima nuclear disaster

"In March 2011 the worlds second-largest nuclear disaster occurred on the eastern coast of Japan. A 9.0-magnitude earthquake caused a nearly 50-foot tsunami that flooded the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The devastating tidal wave caused equipment failures that led the nuclear reactors to overheat to the point of meltdown. Dangerous radioactive materials released into the air continue to threaten the health of the ocean and people around the world today."--Amazon.com.

Apr 18, 2014
Moose by Riggs, Kate.

Moose

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of moose, Earth's largest deer. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how moose interact with other animals"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 18, 2014
Kangaroos by Riggs, Kate.

Kangaroos

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of kangaroos, Australia's iconic marsupials. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why kangaroos jump instead of run"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 18, 2014
It's catching - the infectious world of germs and microbes by Gardy, Jennifer, author.

It's catching - the infectious world of germs and microbes

Presents general information about different types of germs, as well as the diseases they cause, and how people work to prevent them from spreading.

Apr 18, 2014
Everything dinosaurs by Hoena, B. A., author.

Everything dinosaurs

Explores the world of dinosaurs, examining fossil remains and explaining how scientists use them to determine what dinosaurs ate, how they raised their young, and how they may have become extinct.

Apr 18, 2014
Depression and other mood disorders by Field, Jon Eben, author.

Depression and other mood disorders

"Studies indicate that approximately four percent of adolescents experience serious depression. Depression and other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, occur across all age groups, genders, economic classes, and ethnic groups. This informative title examines the causes and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders and provides information about treatment options. A chapter on caring for others discusses the difficulties young people encounter living with or caring for siblings or par

Apr 18, 2014
Farmers & fighters by Shuter, Jane.

Farmers & fighters

Examines the two main occupations for men in ancient Greece where only Sparta had a full-time army while soldiers from all other city states were also farmers.

Apr 18, 2014
Christopher Columbus - voyager to the unknown by Levinson, Nancy Smiler.

Christopher Columbus - voyager to the unknown

A biography of the fifteenth-century Italian seaman and navigator who unknowingly discovered a new continent while looking for a western route to India.

Apr 18, 2014
Daisylocks by Berkes, Marianne Collins, author.

Daisylocks

"Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the swamp. She objects to each place one by one--too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those are not just right either. Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to place her roots and grow into a beau

Apr 18, 2014
Demolition derby - tearing it up by Howell, Brian, 1974-

Demolition derby - tearing it up

Apr 18, 2014
Eskimo - Inuit, Saami & Arctic peoples - learn all about the inhabitants of the frozen north, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 350 exciting pictures by Green, Jen.

Eskimo - Inuit, Saami & Arctic peoples - learn all about the inhabitants of the frozen north, with 15 step-by-step projects and over 350 exciting pictures

Discover the peoples who live in the most northerly reaches of the Earth, including the Inuit, Nenet, Saami and Chukchi races , their origins, history and everyday lives. Fact boxes, pictures and try it yourself projects make finding out fun for 8 to 12 year olds.

Apr 18, 2014
Every body's talking - what we say without words by Jackson, Donna M., 1959-

Every body's talking - what we say without words

Apr 18, 2014
The fire station by Carr, Aaron.

The fire station

Simple text and photographs introduce young readers to a fire station.

Apr 18, 2014
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" --

Apr 18, 2014
A baby elephant in the wild by O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965-

A baby elephant in the wild

With in-the-field photographs, this photo essay brings young children to the African scrub desert to witness how a baby elephant survives in the wild.

Apr 18, 2014
A big book of face painting by Verrecas, Charlotte, 1984-

A big book of face painting

This is a guide to face painting for children which provides essential tips based on expert knowledge. It details different materials, including paint recommendations and an explanation of brushes, and covers the techniques needed to achieve the 18 painted face designs in the book.

Apr 18, 2014
Blowin' in the wind by Dylan, Bob, 1941-

Blowin' in the wind

Presents the familiar Dylan song, accompanied by illustrations of children.

Apr 18, 2014
The Big book of things that go. by Bingham, Caroline (EDT)

The Big book of things that go.

Identifies cars, trucks, trains, ships, aircraft, and emergency and construction equipment

Apr 18, 2014
Bats by Riggs, Kate.

Bats

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of bats, Earth's only flying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how bats helped shape the earth"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 18, 2014
What happens when I cough? by Herbst, Benjamin, author.

What happens when I cough?

Introduces coughing, discussing the causes and actions involved in the reflex.

Apr 19, 2014
Velociraptor by Alpert, Barbara.

Velociraptor

"Describes how the Velociraptor was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this small, speedy meat-eating dinosaur"--

Apr 19, 2014
Vehicles of World War I by Schaub, Michelle.

Vehicles of World War I

"Describes various land, air, and sea vehicles used by the Central Powers and the Allied Powers during World War I"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 19, 2014
Vehicles of the Vietnam War by Levine, Michelle.

Vehicles of the Vietnam War

"Describes various land, air, and sea vehicles used by U.S. and North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 19, 2014
Tyrannosaurus rex by Alpert, Barbara.

Tyrannosaurus rex

"Describes how the Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of the largest meat-eating dinosaur"--

Apr 19, 2014
Triceratops by Alpert, Barbara.

Triceratops

"Describes how the Triceratops was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this three-horned plant-eating dinosaur"--

Apr 19, 2014
The transcontinental railroad by Lynette, Rachel.

The transcontinental railroad

Describes the building of the transcontinental railroad.

Apr 19, 2014
Training horses by Bodden, Valerie.

Training horses

"A narrative guide to training horses, from where to work with the animals, when to begin training, which skills can be taught, and what to wear and expect as you perform daily tasks"--

Apr 19, 2014
Thomas Paine's Common sense by Nagelhout, Ryan, author.

Thomas Paine's Common sense

Apr 19, 2014
Voices from the Oregon Trail by Winters, Kay.

Voices from the Oregon Trail

An account of several families and individuals making the long and often dangerous trek across the United States from Missouri to the West Coast in the 1800s.

Apr 19, 2014
Vehicles of the Iraq War by Fishkin, Rebecca Love, 1972-

Vehicles of the Iraq War

"Describes various land, air, and sea vehicles used by U.S. and Iraqi forces during the Iraq War"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 19, 2014
Wildlife photographer by Vyn, Gerrit.

Wildlife photographer

Apr 19, 2014
Women of the Bible by McAllister, Margaret.

Women of the Bible

"Most of the stories in the Bible are about boys and men, but this book offers the personal accounts of ten remarkable, faith-filled women. Sometimes, we don't even know their names. But we know how their lives were changed by their faith" -- p. [4] of cover.

Apr 19, 2014
Surviving natural disasters by Lüsted, Marcia Amidon.

Surviving natural disasters

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Meteorites. Tsunamis. The natural world is full of powerful forces that can kill you in an instant. Hiding in your closet won't save you. Clinging to your roof is a good idea, until your roof is swept out to sea. When faced with a natural disaster, sometimes the only thing to do is close your eyes and hang on. See how these people survived in just that way. --Publishers description from Amazon.com

Apr 19, 2014
Snowy owls by Murray, Julie, 1969- author.

Snowy owls

Apr 19, 2014
Lego minifigures character encyclopedia by Lipkowitz, Daniel.

Lego minifigures character encyclopedia

A guide to the LEGO's Minifigures world showcases a diverse cast of characters inspired by history, mythology, sports, and pop culture, from the Musketeers to the Minotaur, in a reference that invites readers to complete their collections.

Apr 19, 2014
Jacob Deshazer - forgive your enemies by Benge, Janet, 1958-

Jacob Deshazer - forgive your enemies

A biography of Jacob DeShazer, an American soldier who became a prisoner of war--POW--after the Doolittle Raid--the first American attack on Japan after Pearl Harbor--discussing his time as a POW and the thirty years he spent in Japan after the war as a Christian missionary.

Apr 19, 2014
Lionel Messi - a soccer star who cares by Gatto, Kimberly.

Lionel Messi - a soccer star who cares

"Learn about international soccer star, Lionel Messi, and all that he has had to overcome to be where he is now. This sports biography goes into his successes, his struggles, and how he has proven that he is a sports star who cares"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 19, 2014
Narwhal by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

Narwhal

Follow a narwhal through its day as it eats, swims, and cares for its young.

Apr 19, 2014
Exploring the world of raccoons by Read, Tracy C.

Exploring the world of raccoons

Explains how the raccoon has adapted from its natural home to urban living using its anatomy, intelligence, and natural skills.

Apr 19, 2014
Everything mythology by Hoena, B. A., author.

Everything mythology

Introduces children to the gods of ancient worlds, including Greek, Norse, Chinese, American Indian, African cultures, and more. Includes facts, colorful illustrations, quizzes, suggested activities, and an interactive glossary.

Apr 19, 2014
Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays by Williams, Marcia.

Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays

Williams uses the oversize, comic strip format of her other picture books to evoke a sense of what it must have been like to attend performances of seven plays at the old Globe Theatre. An inviting taste of the Shakespearean buffet, as well as a rare glimpse into the character of Elizabethan theater.

Apr 20, 2014
Take a closer look at your brain by Gardner, Jane P., author.

Take a closer look at your brain

Describes the functions of the brain, identifies common brain ailments, and suggests ways to keep this important organ healthy.

Apr 20, 2014
Pup-pup-puppies by Bader, Bonnie, 1961-

Pup-pup-puppies

"Do you love puppies? Well this book is just for you! Puppies make some of the best pets, though they take a lot of work. Read all about how to have fun and take good care of a puppy!"--P. [4] of cover.

Apr 20, 2014
Shaping up summer by Flatt, Lizann, author.

Shaping up summer

Apr 20, 2014
Escape - children of the Holocaust by Zullo, Allan.

Escape - children of the Holocaust

Features seven true stories of brave boys and girls who lived through the Holocaust. Their compelling accounts are based on exclusive, personal interviews with the survivors. Using real names, dates and places, these stories are factual versions of their recollections.

Apr 20, 2014
The constellation Ursa Major - the story of the big bear by Owings, Lisa, author.

The constellation Ursa Major - the story of the big bear

Retells the story of Ursa Major as the transformation of Callisto and Arcas, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Major, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture including the role of the Big Dipper in the Underground Railroad.

Apr 20, 2014
The United States today - 1968-present by Krieg, Katherine, author.

The United States today - 1968-present

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, providing details on the Reagan years, the millennium, September 11, and the recession.

Apr 22, 2014
Titanic by Callery, Sean, author.

Titanic

Explores the legendary Titanic steamship and its tragic sinking on its maiden voyage through the perspective of Eva Hart, a seven-year-old girl who survived the sinking.

Apr 22, 2014
World War I and modern America - 1890-1930 by Fromowitz, Lori, author.

World War I and modern America - 1890-1930

Discusses the United States involvement in World War I and the social changes that swept through the country in the beginnings of the modern era.

Apr 22, 2014
Spitting cobras by Oachs, Emily Rose, author.

Spitting cobras

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

Apr 22, 2014
Worlds collide in early America - beginnings through 1620 by Terp, Gail, 1951- author.

Worlds collide in early America - beginnings through 1620

Discusses the early history of North America, including life before European discovery and how contact with explorers changed the history of both continents.

Apr 22, 2014
Westward expansion of the United States - 1801-1861 by Yasuda, Anita, author.

Westward expansion of the United States - 1801-1861

Discusses important aspects of United States history during the era of westward expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark's expedition, and the Indian Removal Act.

Apr 22, 2014
West Highland white terriers by Petrie, Kristin, 1970-

West Highland white terriers

Examines the temperament, coloring, anatomy, feeding habits, and needs of the West Highland white terrier.

Apr 22, 2014
We visit South Korea by Leavitt, Amie Jane.

We visit South Korea

Apr 22, 2014
The sun by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

The sun

Presents information about the sun, discussing its physical characteristics, orbit, natural satellites, and the technology used to study it.

Apr 22, 2014
We visit Cambodia by O'Neal, Claire.

We visit Cambodia

Apr 22, 2014
Rocks and minerals by Bingham, Caroline, 1962- author.

Rocks and minerals

Discusses how different rocks are formed, describes various types of metal, and provides both past and current uses of these materials.

Apr 22, 2014
The rise of industry - 1870-1900 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

The rise of industry - 1870-1900

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing details on the growth of industry and of organized labor, immigration, and the Spanish-American War.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Venus by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

Planet Venus

Introduces the planet Venus, discussing its history, composition, and role in the solar system.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Earth by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

Planet Earth

Presents information about Earth, including its position, physical characteristics, rotation, and the technology used to study the planet.

Apr 22, 2014
Pink - pop music superstar by Tieck, Sarah, 1976- author.

Pink - pop music superstar

Highlights the life and career of the pop singer who made her way by speaking her mind and allowing music to show her individuality and talent.

Apr 22, 2014
The postwar era - 1945-early 1970s by Krieg, Katherine, author.

The postwar era - 1945-early 1970s

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the years following World War II, providing details on the struggle against Communism, the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, and Watergate.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Saturn by Squire, Ann, author.

Planet Saturn

Introduces the planet Saturn, discussing its history, composition, and role in the solar system.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Uranus by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

Planet Uranus

Introduces the planet Uranus, discussing its history, composition, and role in the solar system.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Neptune by Squire, Ann.

Planet Neptune

Introduces the planet Neptune, discussing its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.

Apr 22, 2014
The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945 by Hamen, Susan E, author.

The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, providing details on the New Deal, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Apr 22, 2014
Disney Infinity - the essential guide by Saunders, Catherine, author.

Disney Infinity - the essential guide

Examines the characters, gadgets, and vehicles of the video game.

Apr 22, 2014
Explore with Samuel de Champlain by O'Brien, Cynthia (Cynthia J.)

Explore with Samuel de Champlain

Chronicles the life and expeditions of Samuel de Champlain, from his childhood on the sea with his father to his exploration of New France.

Apr 22, 2014
Gun control by Otfinoski, Steven.

Gun control

Examines the controversial battle over gun control, looking at the role of guns in early America, the assassinations of the 1960s, and the current rash of shootings in schools.

Apr 22, 2014
Jaden Smith - actor, rapper, and activist by Schwartz, Heather E.

Jaden Smith - actor, rapper, and activist

Chronicles the life and career of the young actor known for such films as "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "After Earth."

Apr 22, 2014
John Muir by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

John Muir

Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the naturalist and advocate for wilderness preservation.

Apr 22, 2014
John Burroughs by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

John Burroughs

Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the naturalist and author whose work helped inspire the conservation movement in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2014
Microwave man - Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention by Latta, Sara L.

Microwave man - Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention

"Read about Percy's early life, his work with radar tubes, and find out how he invented the mircrowave"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 22, 2014
Mission- lion rescue - all about lions and how to save them by Blewett, Ashlee Brown, author.

Mission- lion rescue - all about lions and how to save them

Combines engaging facts with photography in a species portrait that reveals the real-life survival challenges that have caused lions to become endangered, sharing information about what kids can do to help.

Apr 22, 2014
Mission- wolf rescue - all about wolves and how to save them by Jazynka, Kitson, author.

Mission- wolf rescue - all about wolves and how to save them

Shares real-life adventure stories, hands-on activities, and engaging wolf facts while revealing what everyday readers can do to support wolf conservation efforts.

Apr 22, 2014
The Moon by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

The Moon

Introduces the Moon, discussing its phases, composition, surface, eclipses, and role in Earth's tides.

Apr 22, 2014
A nation is born - 1754-1820s by Sepahban, Lois, author.

A nation is born - 1754-1820s

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the colonies in the years leading to the Revolution, the war, and the early years as an independent nation, including the War of 1812 and the start of the quarrel over slavery.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Jupiter by Squire, Ann.

Planet Jupiter

Presents information on Jupiter, discussing its position, physical characteristics, moons, and technology used for human exploration of the planet.

Apr 22, 2014
Planet Mars by Squire, Ann.

Planet Mars

Presents information about Mars, discussing its physical characteristics, rotation, moons, and the human exploration of the planet.

Apr 22, 2014
Get to know horse breeds - the 100 best-known breeds by Behling, Silke.

Get to know horse breeds - the 100 best-known breeds

"Discusses more than one hundred horse breeds categorized into groups according to temperament, build, and size: warm bloods, Throroughbreds, Baroque horses, cold bloods, small horses and ponies, gaited horses, and Western horses"--

Apr 22, 2014
Castles and knights by Star, Fleur, 1974- author, editor.

Castles and knights

Explores what life was like inside castles and describes the education, armor, and weapons of knights.

Apr 22, 2014
The coolest inventor - Willis Haviland Carrier and his air conditioner by Eldridge, Alison.

The coolest inventor - Willis Haviland Carrier and his air conditioner

"Read about Willis Haviland Carrier's early life on a farm, his desire to go to college, and the creation of air conditioning"--

Apr 22, 2014
Colonization and settlement in the New World - 1585-1763 by McCarthy, Pat, author.

Colonization and settlement in the New World - 1585-1763

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the early English colonies, providing details on the first unsuccessful efforts, the establishment of Jamestown, the settlement of later colonies, and the French and Indian War.

Apr 22, 2014
Diary of William Bircher - a Civil War drummer by Bircher, William, 1845-1917.

Diary of William Bircher - a Civil War drummer

"Presents excerpts from the diary of William Bircher, a 15-year-old Minnesotan who was a drummer during the Civil War"--

Apr 22, 2014
Catfish by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958-

Catfish

Provides facts about catfish, including history, anatomy, habitat, and life cycle, and includes information about catfishing.

Apr 22, 2014
Cool backyard grilling - beyond the basics for kids who cook by Wagner, Lisa, 1958- author.

Cool backyard grilling - beyond the basics for kids who cook

Presents recipes to cook on the grill, including gyro burgers with tzatziki, marinated chicken kebabs, and grilled corn with butter, and discusses grilling techniques and safety tips.

Apr 22, 2014
Amazing archaeologists - true stories of astounding archaeological discoveries by Macdonald, Fiona.

Amazing archaeologists - true stories of astounding archaeological discoveries

Presents well-known archaeologists, including Howard Carter, who discovered Tutankhamun's tomb, Walter Alva, who discovered the treasure of Sipan, in Peru, and Constanza Ceruti, one of the discoverers of the child mummies found on a mountaintop in Chile.

Apr 22, 2014
All about drawing - cool cars, fast planes & military machines by Lapadula, Tom (ILT)/ Shelly, Jeff (ILT)

All about drawing - cool cars, fast planes & military machines

Provides step-by-step instructions for drawing aircraft, watercraft, and land vehicles.

Apr 22, 2014
Bottlenose dolphins by Thomas, Elizabeth, 1953- author.

Bottlenose dolphins

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

Apr 22, 2014
Animals that climb by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.

Animals that climb

"Each book in the Adapted to Survive series looks at a selection of high-interest animals that share a common skill, examining how each animal has adapted to survive in its own particular environment. This book looks at animals that climb, and includes chapters on mountain goats, squirrels, leopards, spider monkeys, and more!"--

Apr 22, 2014
50 body questions - a book that spills its guts by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.

50 body questions - a book that spills its guts

Looks at how the human body works, answering fifty questions on such topics as digestion, blood, bones and muscles, the immune system, senses, the brain, and the nervous system.

Apr 22, 2014
Acorn to oak tree by Herrington, Lisa M.

Acorn to oak tree

Introduces the life cycle of an oak tree, explaining how it grows from an acorn, develops, and reproduces.

Apr 22, 2014
Alien worlds - your guide to extraterrestrial life by Aguilar, David A, author.

Alien worlds - your guide to extraterrestrial life

Considers the plausibility of alien life and what creatures living on extrasolar planets might be like, drawing on scientific sources to depict alien creatures who have adapted to the unique characteristics of their respective environments.

Apr 22, 2014
Blizzard by Markovics, Joyce L.

Blizzard

"In this book, young readers will learn about blizzards"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 22, 2014
Bill Gates by Harbo, Christopher L.

Bill Gates

"Simple text and photographs present the life of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft"--

Apr 22, 2014
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery and other hauntings of the Midwest by Chandler, Matt.

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery and other hauntings of the Midwest

"Describes ghost sightings and hauntings in the Midwestern United States"--

Apr 22, 2014
Bill Clinton by Gregory, Josh.

Bill Clinton

Chronicles the life and political career of the forty-second president.

Apr 22, 2014
Big cats by Walker, Sarah, author.

Big cats

Presents a look at the physical characteristics, habitats, and life cycle of such big cats as the leopard, tiger, and puma.

Apr 22, 2014
Breakfast by Parker, Victoria, author.

Breakfast

"Read Breakfast to learn how to make healthy food choices during this important meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy breakfast options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A breakfast foods quiz concludes the book."--

Apr 22, 2014
Bush vipers by Sweazey, Davy.

Bush vipers

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

Apr 22, 2014
Diary of Sally Wister - a colonial Quaker girl by Wister, Sarah, 1761-1804.

Diary of Sally Wister - a colonial Quaker girl

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Sally Wister, a 16-year-old Quaker girl who moved from Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War"--

Apr 22, 2014
The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1877 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1877

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States before and during the Civil War and the Reconstruction period immediately afterward, providing details on slavery, the events of the war, and the start of segregation.

Apr 22, 2014
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by Hunter, Nick.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Explores the life of Kate Middleton, her marriage to Prince William, their baby George, and her charity work.

Apr 22, 2014
Cool game day parties - beyond the basics for kids who cook by Wagner, Lisa, 1958- author.

Cool game day parties - beyond the basics for kids who cook

Features snack food recipes for parties, including carmelized onion dip, Chicago-style hot dogs, and cookie ice cream sandwiches.

Apr 22, 2014
Cool best-ever brunches - beyond the basics for kids who cook by Wagner, Lisa, 1958- author.

Cool best-ever brunches - beyond the basics for kids who cook

Presents a selection of brunch recipes, including caramel French toast, cheese vegetarian strata, and sour cream coffee cake.

Apr 22, 2014
The Apollo 13 mission - core events of a crisis in space by Radomski, Kassandra.

The Apollo 13 mission - core events of a crisis in space

"Explains the Apollo 13 crisis, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Apr 22, 2014
Diary of Sarah Gillespie - a pioneer farm girl by Huftalen, Sarah Gillespie, 1865-1955.

Diary of Sarah Gillespie - a pioneer farm girl

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Sarah Gillespie, a pioneer girl living in Iowa in the late 1860s"--

Apr 22, 2014
Tree frog by Phillips, Dee, 1967-

Tree frog

"In this book, young readers will learn about the diet, life cycle, habitat, and behavior of tree frogs."--

Apr 23, 2014
Star Wars - what makes a monster? by Bray, Adam, author.

Star Wars - what makes a monster?

A guide to the scariest monsters from the Star Wars universe includes coverage of such examples as wampas, banthas, and sarlacc while describing their roles in famous battles.

Apr 23, 2014
Give me wings - poems by Hopkins, Lee Bennett (CON)/ Goembel, Ponder (ILT)

Give me wings - poems

Celebrates the inspiration of flight and the imaginary ability to fly.

Apr 23, 2014
Lewis Tewanima - born to run by Solomon, Sharon K.

Lewis Tewanima - born to run

Apr 23, 2014
May the stars drip down by Chatelain, Jeremy.

May the stars drip down

A lullaby that invites the reader to take a starlit journey from a wide desert, down a mountain path, and on to a coastline town.

Apr 23, 2014
Fun and easy drawing storybook characters by Curto, Rosa M. (Rosa Maria)

Fun and easy drawing storybook characters

"With easy step-by-step instructions, learn how to draw your own storybook characters, including pirates, ballerinas, magicians, clowns, princesses, and much more"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 23, 2014
Fun and easy drawing on the farm by Curto, Rosa M. (Rosa Maria)

Fun and easy drawing on the farm

"With easy step-by-step instructions, learn how to draw your own farm scene with cows, chickens, pigs, farmers, tractors, and much more"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 23, 2014
Fun and easy drawing fantasy characters by Curto, Rosa M. (Rosa Maria)

Fun and easy drawing fantasy characters

"With easy step-by-step instructions, learn how to draw your own fantasy characters, including dragons, mermaids, unicorns, aliens, fairies, and much more"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 23, 2014
Fun and easy drawing at sea by Curto, Rosa M. (Rosa Maria)

Fun and easy drawing at sea

"With easy step-by-step instructions, learn how to draw your own ocean scene with sharks, whales, seals, sailors, ships, and much more"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 23, 2014
Fractions in disguise - a math adventure by Einhorn, Edward (Edward Arthur), 1970-

Fractions in disguise - a math adventure

A humorous look at simplifying fractions.

Apr 23, 2014
First fire - a Cherokee folktale by Allen, Nancy Kelly, 1949-

First fire - a Cherokee folktale

Apr 23, 2014
Planet Mercury by Squire, Ann.

Planet Mercury

Introduces the planet Mercury, discussing its physical characteristics, orbit, and the technology used to study the planet.

Apr 23, 2014
The year comes round - Haiku through the seasons by Farrar, Sid.

The year comes round - Haiku through the seasons

Presents haiku poetry about nature and the seasons.

Apr 24, 2014
We visit North Korea by O'Neal, Claire.

We visit North Korea

Provides facts about the people, geography, economy, and government of North Korea.

Apr 24, 2014
Your guide to becoming a US citizen by Gagne, Tammy.

Your guide to becoming a US citizen

Presents a guide for immigrants going through the process of becoming U.S. citizens, covering topics such as the application process and which tests will need to be passed.

Apr 24, 2014
What in the world? - fun-tastic photo puzzles for curious minds by Vosburgh Agnone, Julie, author.

What in the world? - fun-tastic photo puzzles for curious minds

Offers a series of diverse types of picture puzzles intended to strengthen visual skills, cognitive skills, and memory.

Apr 24, 2014
Wonders of the World by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Wonders of the World

Apr 24, 2014
What makes a tornado twist? - and other questions about weather by Carson, Mary Kay.

What makes a tornado twist? - and other questions about weather

"Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Whatever the weather question a child has--from sunshine to storms or snow--the fascinating answers are right here! "--

Apr 24, 2014
World rat day - poems about real holidays you've never heard of by Lewis, J. Patrick.

World rat day - poems about real holidays you've never heard of

From the Children's Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.

Apr 24, 2014
Westward Expansion of the United States 1801- 1861 by Yasuda, Anita, author.

Westward Expansion of the United States 1801- 1861

Discusses important aspects of United States history during the era of westward expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark's expedition, and the Indian Removal Act.

Apr 24, 2014
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? by Burgan, Michael

Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?

Apr 24, 2014
Who Was Bruce Lee? by Gigliotti, Jim/ Hinderliter, John (ILT)

Who Was Bruce Lee?

Apr 24, 2014
Weather - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book - With 16 Easy-to-Do Experiments and 250 Exciting Pictures by Kerrod, Robin

Weather - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book - With 16 Easy-to-Do Experiments and 250 Exciting Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Who Is George Lucas? by Pollack, Pamela D./ Belviso, Meg/ Hammond, Ted (ILT)/ Mcveigh, Kevin (ILT)

Who Is George Lucas?

Apr 24, 2014
We visit South Korea by Leavitt, Amie Jane.

We visit South Korea

Apr 24, 2014
We visit Singapore by Bankston, John, 1974-

We visit Singapore

Provides facts about the people, geography, economy, and government of Singapore.

Apr 24, 2014
West Highland white terriers by Petrie, Kristin, 1970-

West Highland white terriers

Examines the temperament, coloring, anatomy, feeding habits, and needs of the West Highland white terrier.

Apr 24, 2014
What was Pompeii? by O'Connor, Jim, author.

What was Pompeii?

Apr 24, 2014
What was Ellis Island? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

What was Ellis Island?

Apr 24, 2014
Zoom in on bizarre bugs by Spilsbury, Richard, 1963-

Zoom in on bizarre bugs

"Read about weird and unusual bugs, and see close up images of them"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Wow! I didn't know that - surprising facts about the human body by Dods, Emma, author.

Wow! I didn't know that - surprising facts about the human body

Shares strange and unusual facts about the human body and how it works.

Apr 24, 2014
World War I and modern America, 1890-1930 by Fromowitz, Lori, author.

World War I and modern America, 1890-1930

Discusses the United States involvement in World War I and the social changes that swept through the country in the beginnings of the modern era.

Apr 24, 2014
Why does Earth spin? - and other questions about our planet by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

Why does Earth spin? - and other questions about our planet

Answers questions about planet Earth, including how big it is, why the sky is blue, and what makes up the Earth's core.

Apr 24, 2014
The White House for kids - a history of a home, office, and national symbol - with 21 activities by House, Katherine L. (Katherine Lucille)

The White House for kids - a history of a home, office, and national symbol - with 21 activities

"An intriguing, in-depth look at the most famous home in the United States, this kid-friendly activity book educates young readers on the White House. Blending facts from numerous primary sources with engaging anecdotes--from learning that George Washington never actually slept in the White House and Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom to how Gerald Ford's daughter Susan held her high school prom in the White House--this book provides the complete story of the presidents' home. De

Apr 24, 2014
Who were the American pioneers? - and other questions about ... Westward expansion. by Sandler, Martin W.

Who were the American pioneers? - and other questions about ...  Westward expansion.

"Westward ho, with the American pioneers! Why did pioneer families risk it all to move west? Who settled the frontier towns of the Wild West? Did pioneer children go to school? Kids will love learning about this important period in US history, including the dangerous journey, the Gold Rush, the building of the railroad, cowboys, and much more."--

Apr 24, 2014
We visit the Philippines by Bankston, John, 1974-

We visit the Philippines

Apr 24, 2014
World War I for kids - a history with 21 activities by Rasmussen, R. Kent.

World War I for kids - a history with 21 activities

Answers questions about the war such as how it began, what a soldier's daily life was like, the role of zeppelins, key figures, and how it ended, and includes hands-on activities.

Apr 24, 2014
Who was Louis Braille? by Frith, Margaret, author.

Who was Louis Braille?

Examines the life and times of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

Apr 24, 2014
When you're a pirate dog and other pirate poems by Ode, Eric.

When you're a pirate dog and other pirate poems

A collection of poetry about pirates and their way of life.

Apr 24, 2014
The Wing Wing brothers geometry palooza! by Long, Ethan.

The Wing Wing brothers geometry palooza!

The Wing Brothers have an all-new show that illustrates the basics of geometry.

Apr 24, 2014
Worlds collide in early America - beginnings through 1620 by Terp, Gail, 1951-

Worlds collide in early America - beginnings through 1620

Discusses the early history of North America, including life before European discovery and how contact with explorers changed the history of both continents.

Apr 24, 2014
What are leaves? by MacAulay, Kelley.

What are leaves?

Apr 24, 2014
What was America's deadliest war? - and other questions about the Civil War by Sandler, Martin W.

What was America's deadliest war? - and other questions about the Civil War

"Who fired the first shots in the American Civil War? Where were the fiercest battles fought? How did Lincoln free millions of slaves with one document? Acclaimed author Martin Sandler answers all these and other "must-know" questions about the war that pitted brother against brother and tore the United States apart"--

Apr 24, 2014
When thunder comes - poems for civil rights leaders by Lewis, J. Patrick.

When thunder comes - poems for civil rights leaders

A collection of poetry inspired by various leaders of civil rights. Featuring Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Includes brief descriptions of each leader at the end of the book.

Apr 24, 2014
World's fastest animals by Stewart, Melissa.

World's fastest animals

Introduces some of the world's fastest animals, profiling specimens ranging from speedy cheetahs and swiftly swinging tree gibbons to colorful bug-snatching chameleons and a bird whose heart beats 1,200 times per minute.

Apr 24, 2014
Spitting cobras by Oachs, Emily Rose, author.

Spitting cobras

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

Apr 24, 2014
Shark Reef by Foreman, Niki

Shark Reef

Apr 24, 2014
Stories to tell a six-year-old by

Stories to tell a six-year-old

Presents a collection of folk and fairy tales, contemporary stories about everyday life, and excerpts from childhood classics.

Apr 24, 2014
Summoning the Phoenix - Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments by Jiang, Emily/ Chu, April (ILT)

Summoning the Phoenix - Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments

Apr 24, 2014
Monsters & legends - cyclops, krakens, mermaids, and other imaginary creatures that really existed! by Calì, Davide, 1972-

Monsters & legends - cyclops, krakens, mermaids, and other imaginary creatures that really existed!

An introduction to the facts and fiction behind favorite legends about monsters explains how historical groups believed in monsters to explain unknown phenomena that is better understood through modern science, in a reference that examines creatures ranging from dragons and mermaids to yeti and unicorns.

Apr 24, 2014
Leopards by Riggs, Kate.

Leopards

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of leopards, Earth's fourth- largest cats. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why leopards and baboons don't get along"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
The littlest giant - the story of Vamana by Greene, Joshua, 1950- author.

The littlest giant - the story of Vamana

Retells a myth found in the Bhagavata Purana in which Vamana, one of the avatars of Vishnu, teaches King Bali a lesson about greed.

Apr 24, 2014
Tarsier by Leaf, Christina.

Tarsier

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

Apr 24, 2014
Swim Fish! by Neuman, Susan

Swim Fish!

Apr 24, 2014
Stubby the War Dog - The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog by Bausum, Ann

Stubby the War Dog - The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog

Apr 24, 2014
Star wars - what makes a monster? by Bray, Adam.

Star wars - what makes a monster?

Meet some of the most fearsome monsters in the Star Wars galaxy. Discover brutal beasts that fight in dusty arenas and find out how Luke Skywalker escaped from a vicious wampa. Come face-to-face with the scary hunters who live in the seas of Naboo, and meet the strange creatures that survive in outer space.

Apr 24, 2014
Soccer - Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun by Hoena, Blake

Soccer - Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun

Apr 24, 2014
Sitting still like a frog - mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents) by Snel, Eline.

Sitting still like a frog - mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents)

Offers instructions on the basics of mindfulness meditation practices for children intended to help with calmness, focus, regular sleep, worry, anger, patience, and awareness.

Apr 24, 2014
Space - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book With 19 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures by Graham, Ian/ Jones, Geriant H., M.d.

Space - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book With 19 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Star-nosed mole by Owings, Lisa.

Star-nosed mole

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

Apr 24, 2014
Rocks and minerals by Bingham, Caroline, 1962-

Rocks and minerals

Explore diamond mines, peer into a volcanic cave, and discover how some cliffs are built from shells and skeletons! Find precious metals hidden in rocks, and marvel at a hotel built from salt. Test your knowledge and have fun with eight pages of activities!

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Jupiter by Squire, Ann.

Planet Jupiter

Jupiter is so large that all of the other planets in the solar system could fit inside of it. Readers will discover what sets this gas giant apart from the other planets. They will also learn how it was discovered, take a tour of its many moons, and find out why it has rings.

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Earth by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

Planet Earth

Earth stands out as the only planet in the solar system that is known to support life. Even though this remarkable planet is our home, we still have plenty to learn about it. Readers will discover why Earth is so perfectly suited for hosting a variety of life forms. They will also learn how ancient philosophers used their observations to learn about Earths role in the solar system and how modern scientists are studying the planet today.

Apr 24, 2014
The rise of industry - 1870-1900 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

The rise of industry - 1870-1900

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing details on the growth of industry and of organized labor, immigration, and the Spanish-American War.

Apr 24, 2014
Underworld - exploring the secret world beneath your feet by Price, Jane (Jane Paula Wynn), author.

Underworld - exploring the secret world beneath your feet

Apr 24, 2014
Plants by Head, Honor, author.

Plants

Describes the life cycle of plants, including meat-eating pitcher plants, coconut palm trees, and squirting cucumbers.

Apr 24, 2014
Schools of hope - how Julius Rosenwald helped change African American education by Finkelstein, Norman H., author.

Schools of hope - how Julius Rosenwald helped change African American education

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Uranus by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

Planet Uranus

Introduces the planet Uranus, discusses its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Saturn by Squire, Ann, author.

Planet Saturn

Introduces the planet Saturn, discusses its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Neptune by Squire, Ann.

Planet Neptune

Visible through a strong pair of binoculars, Neptune is one of the few planets that is easily seen from the surface of Earth. Readers will discover what it would be like to visit the surface of Neptune and how scientists are working to learn more about this icy planet. They will also discover how the planet was discovered and why its moons and rings are so interesting to scientists.

Apr 24, 2014
Super spiders by Guillain, Charlotte.

Super spiders

Introduces spiders, describing their physical features, habitats, camouflage abilities, predatory behavior, and life cycle.

Apr 24, 2014
Sensational spiders - a comprehensive guide to some of the most intriguing creatures in the animal kingdom, with over 220 pictures by Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.

Sensational spiders - a comprehensive guide to some of the most intriguing creatures in the animal kingdom, with over 220 pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Secrets of the sky caves - danger and discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs by Athans, Sandra K., 1958-

Secrets of the sky caves - danger and discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs

Examines the mysterious caves in Nepal's Mustang cliffs, the antiquities found inside, and the climbers and archaeologists who have studied them.

Apr 24, 2014
S is for Sea Glass - A Beach Alphabet by Michelson, Richard.

S is for Sea Glass - A Beach Alphabet

"Following the alphabet and using a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode, elements of the beach and seaside life are celebrated"--

Apr 24, 2014
The park scientists / Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard by Carson, Mary Kay.

The park scientists / Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard

Apr 24, 2014
Neil Armstrong by Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-

Neil Armstrong

Presents the biography of the first man on the moon, covering his youth and his career as an astronaut.

Apr 24, 2014
National Geographic Kids Weird but True! 6 - 300 Outrageous Facts by National Geographic Society (U. S.)

National Geographic Kids Weird but True! 6 - 300 Outrageous Facts

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Venus by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

Planet Venus

Unlike most other planets, Venus can be seen from Earth's surface with the naked eye. Only the moon burns brighter in the night sky. Readers will learn why Venus's thick clouds help make the planet so hot and why its days last so long. They will also get an up-close look at Venus's remarkable land features and find out how scientists have studied the harsh surface of the planet.

Apr 24, 2014
Pink - pop music superstar by Tieck, Sarah, 1976- author.

Pink - pop music superstar

Apr 24, 2014
U.S. Presidents by Jennings, Ken/ Lowery, Mike (ILT)

U.S. Presidents

Apr 24, 2014
Titanic by Callery, Sean, author.

Titanic

Titanic tells the story of that terrible night through the eyes of Eva Hart, a seven-year-old girl who survived the sinking. Young scientists can examine the technology of the ship, and differing eyewitness accounts encourage readers to think about how history is created out of facts and opinions.

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Mercury by Squire, Ann.

Planet Mercury

Because it is closer to the sun than any other planet in the solar system, the surface of Mercury is extremely hot. Readers will discover what it is like on the surface of this small planet. They will also find out how the planet was discovered, what it is made of, and how scientists are working to learn more about it today.

Apr 24, 2014
The postwar era - 1945-Early 1970s by Krieg, Katherine, author.

The postwar era - 1945-Early 1970s

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the years following World War II, providing details on the struggle against Communism, the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, and Watergate.

Apr 24, 2014
Victor Cruz by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

Victor Cruz

The wide receiver for the 2012 Super Bowl-winning New York Giants shares the story of his rise from an undrafted free agent to a record-setting athlete, describing his youth in Paterson, New Jersey, and the values he embraces.

Apr 24, 2014
The sun by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

The sun

Presents information about the sun, discussing its physical characteristics, orbit, natural satellites, and the technology used to study it.

Apr 24, 2014
Teddy bear addition by McGrath, Barbara Barbieri, 1954-

Teddy bear addition

"Big bears sort, count, and add tiny teddies in this companion book to the popular McGrath Math series. Catchy speech bubbles accompany lively verse as teddies add single-digit and double-digit numbers from one to fifty

Apr 24, 2014
Peyton Manning by Nagelhout, Ryan, author.

Peyton Manning

Discusses the life of the football star, including his family, his college career, and his success in the NFL.

Apr 24, 2014
Ordinary dogs, extraordinary friendships - stories of loyalty, courage, and compassion by Flowers, Pam.

Ordinary dogs, extraordinary friendships - stories of loyalty, courage, and compassion

Collects eleven stories that showcase dogs exemplifying positive character traits such as wisdom, loyalty, courage, and good judgment.

Apr 24, 2014
The moon by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

The moon

Human beings first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, marking one of the most important events in the history of space exploration. Since then, scientists have continued to learn more about Earth's sole natural satellite. Readers will learn what it is like to walk on the surface of the moon and what role the satellite plays in the solar system. They will also find out how scientists first began studying the moon and how they are continuing their exploration today.

Apr 24, 2014
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 by National Geographic Society (U. S.)

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015

Apr 24, 2014
We visit Malaysia by Bankston, John, 1974-

We visit Malaysia

Describes Malaysia, presenting information on its government and history, the land, economy, festivals, culture, and everyday life.

Apr 24, 2014
Tiny invaders! - deadly microorganisms by Markovics, Joyce L.

Tiny invaders! - deadly microorganisms

"Describes microscopic organisms that can cause illness and disease, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi"--

Apr 24, 2014
Thomas Jefferson - a day at Monticello by Chew, Elizabeth V., 1963-

Thomas Jefferson - a day at Monticello

In this fascinating story, readers spend a day with Thomas Jefferson as he and his grandson visit the vast plantation of Monticello. Readers learn about Jefferson; the gadgets and household items that he reinterpreted and the plow he invented; the famous house; the surrounding farms with their gardens, fields, factories, and mills; the workshops of the enslaved people on Mulberry Row; and much, much more.

Apr 24, 2014
Totally cool nails - 50 fun and easy nail art designs for kids by Rodgers, Catherine.

Totally cool nails - 50 fun and easy nail art designs for kids

Apr 24, 2014
Transportation inventions - moving our world forward by Walker, Robert, 1980-, author.

Transportation inventions - moving our world forward

"This exciting title explores the groundbreaking modes of transportation that have helped define the modern age. From Henry Ford's Model T car to the bullet trains of Japan, students will travel along and learn about the monumental successes--and failures--that have driven our world ahead"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Truck racing by Maurer, Tracy, 1965-

Truck racing

"Describes NASCAR truck racing, monster truck racing, and super truck racing, including safety features and rules governing truck racing"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
U.S. immigration services by Leavitt, Amie Jane.

U.S. immigration services

Presents a guide for immigrants going through the process of becoming U.S. citizens, covering topics such as personal accounts of immigrants going through the process and what services are available.

Apr 24, 2014
U.S. National Guard - always ready, always there by Mooney, Carla, 1970-

U.S. National Guard - always ready, always there

Who protected the Americans before the Army, Navy, and Air Force? The National Guard is the oldest U.S. military branch. Find out what it takes to train and acquire the skills needed to be a Guard member. Action packed photos of real occurrences and interesting facts allow students to analyze and determine meaning of the text. This title allows students to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the

Apr 24, 2014
US laws of citizenship by Leavitt, Amie Jane, author.

US laws of citizenship

Presents a guide for immigrants going through the process of becoming U.S. citizens, covering topics such as personal accounts of immigrants that have been through the process and what rights and responsibilities are expected.

Apr 24, 2014
Walking with dinosaurs, the 3D movie encyclopedia by Brusatte, Stephen, author.

Walking with dinosaurs, the 3D movie encyclopedia

Provides facts about the dinosaurs featured in the BBC Earth motion picture and includes theories about the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.

Apr 24, 2014
Rainbow shoes by Stone, Tiffany, 1967-

Rainbow shoes

Poet Tiffany Stone and artist Stefan Czernecki imagine a silly world filled with colors of every hue. In these poems and pictures, you'll find purple pants, blue hair, orange socks, pink pajamas, and robots with red rubber boots.

Apr 24, 2014
Mission - wolf rescue - all about wolves and how to save them by Jazynka, Kitson, author.

Mission - wolf rescue - all about wolves and how to save them

Shares real-life adventure stories, hands-on activities, and engaging wolf facts while revealing what everyday readers can do to support wolf conservation efforts.

Apr 24, 2014
We love to sew--bedrooms - 23 projects - cool stuff for your space by Wrigley, Annabel, 1972-

We love to sew--bedrooms - 23 projects - cool stuff for your space

Contains 23 sewing projects for a bedroom makeover.

Apr 24, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in...Turkey by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in...Turkey

Apr 24, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived In...Norway by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived In...Norway

Apr 24, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in...India by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in...India

Apr 24, 2014
Origami pets by Miles, Lisa.

Origami pets

Apr 24, 2014
My Animal Book - Facts and Fun, Questions and Answers, Things to Make and Do by Okido (COR)

My Animal Book - Facts and Fun, Questions and Answers, Things to Make and Do

Apr 24, 2014
Marvelous muffins, breads, and pancakes by Cornell, Kari A.

Marvelous muffins, breads, and pancakes

Offers easy-to-follow muffin, bread, and pancake recipes, along with information on the equipment needed, cooking techniques, safety tips, and special ingredients.

Apr 24, 2014
Lifesize Ocean - Ocean by Jackson-carter, Stuart (ILT)

Lifesize Ocean - Ocean

Apr 24, 2014
Lego Star Wars - The Visual Dictionary by Beecroft, Simon/ Fry, Jason

Lego Star Wars - The Visual Dictionary

Apr 24, 2014
Time for Kids Big Book of When - 801 Facts Kids Want to Know by Time for Kids Magazine (COR)

Time for Kids Big Book of When - 801 Facts Kids Want to Know

Apr 24, 2014
Secrets of the seasons - orbiting the sun in our backyard by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.

Secrets of the seasons - orbiting the sun in our backyard

"Over the course of a year, a family learns about the role of the sun in the changing seasons"--

Apr 24, 2014
National Geographic Kids Weird but True! - Ripped from the Headlines- Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe by National Geographic Society (U. S.)

National Geographic Kids Weird but True! - Ripped from the Headlines- Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe

Apr 24, 2014
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 3 - 1,000 Super Fun Mind-bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions by National Geographic Society (U. S.)

National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 3 - 1,000 Super Fun Mind-bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions

Apr 24, 2014
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! 2 - Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew . . . by Krieger, Emily/ Cocotos, Tom Nick (ILT)

National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! 2 - Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew . . .

Apr 24, 2014
Jackie Robinson by Mara, Wil.

Jackie Robinson

Chronicles the life and career of the Hall of Fame baseball player who broke the color barrier.

Apr 24, 2014
Reptiles and amphibians by Williams, Brian, 1943- author.

Reptiles and amphibians

Introduces the different kinds of reptiles and amphibians, and explores their life cycles, habitats, and diet.

Apr 24, 2014
Planet Mars by Squire, Ann.

Planet Mars

As one of our closest neighbors in the solar system, Mars has long fascinated people who are interested in space exploration. Readers will find out how we have used advanced technology to explore the surface of Mars and why some scientists think they might one day discover life on the fourth planet from the sun. They will also learn what it is like on Mar's surface and why scientists are paying such close attention to the planet's moons.

Apr 24, 2014
Take two! - a celebration of twins by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Take two! - a celebration of twins

A collection of original poems by the current children's poet laureate celebrates the joys and mischief of twinhood while sharing twin facts.

Apr 24, 2014
The poem that will not end - fun with poetic forms and voices by Graham, Joan Bransfield, author.

The poem that will not end - fun with poetic forms and voices

Ryan O'Brian is riding a wave of inspiration with no shoreline in sigh--he can't STOP writing poetry. In the cafeteria with french fries. In the bathroom with toothpaste. Even on the soccer field with mud!

Apr 24, 2014
Stone soup with matzoh balls - a Passover tale in Chelm by Glaser, Linda.

Stone soup with matzoh balls - a Passover tale in Chelm

In this version of the familiar tale, an old man tricks the townspeople of Chelm into contributing the necessary ingredients for making a Seder feast for all to share.

Apr 24, 2014
If you were me and lived in ... France - a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P., author.

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

See what life would be like if you lived in France.

Apr 24, 2014
Separate is never equal - Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregation by Tonatiuh, Duncan.

Separate is never equal - Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregation

"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 inCalifornia"--

Apr 24, 2014
Parenting beyond belief - on raising ethical, caring kids without religion by

Parenting beyond belief - on raising ethical, caring kids without religion

"It?s hard enough to live a secular life in a religious world. And bringing up children without religious influence can be even more daunting. Despite the difficulties, a large and growing number of parents are choosing to raise their kids without religion. In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children. With advice from educators, doctors, psyc

Apr 24, 2014
Spinosaurus by Gregory, Josh.

Spinosaurus

"Learn about the life, habits, and history of the Spinosaurus"--

Apr 24, 2014
Moose by Riggs, Kate.

Moose

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of moose, Earth's largest deer. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how moose interact with other animals"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
No excuses! - how what you say can get in your way by Dyer, Wayne W.

No excuses! - how what you say can get in your way

A child wants to become a marine biologist but makes excuses why it would be implausible, in a book designed to encourage children not to make excuses and follow their dreams.

Apr 24, 2014
Tag, you're it! - 101 tag games for fun, fitness and skills by Bailey, Guy, 1956-

Tag, you're it! - 101 tag games for fun, fitness and skills

For elementary physical education teachers, youth recreational leaders, and anyone who works with children in grades K-6, here is a unique collection of 101 tag games designed for maximizing movement, fitness, learning--and putting fun back into PE and game participation. Inside, you'll find traditional tag favorites modified to increase learning and total participation, as well as exciting new games that focus on building sport skills, cooperation, and fitness. This user-friendly resource conta

Apr 24, 2014
If you were me and lived in ... Kenya - a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P.

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

If you were me and lived in...Kenya: a child's introduction to culture around the world is back with a brand new expedition. This amazing children's series by Carole P. Roman is heading to Africa! Focusing on what life could be like for children in another land, this series continues to show the customs and cultures that inhabit our great globe. This entry touches on the many different and interesting aspects of life for children in the country of Kenya. From food to a major holiday, beautiful i

Apr 24, 2014
We visit China by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

We visit China

Provides facts about the people, geography, economy, and government of China.

Apr 24, 2014
So, you want to work in sports? - the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

So, you want to work in sports? - the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry

"In the spirited fourth installment of the popular BE WHAT YOU WANT series, veteran children's author Joanne Mattern shares the secret to building a career in sports. From star athlete to sportscaster, Mattern outlines the varied positions that keep the ball rolling in the sports arena. Whatever one's skill-- math, art, performance--the perfect sports job is waiting. With tips from successful athletes and professionals, inspiring biographies of young people working in sports today, games, and a

Apr 24, 2014
The Pilot and the Little Prince - The Life of Antoine De Saint-exupřy by Ss̕, Peter

The Pilot and the Little Prince - The Life of Antoine De Saint-exupřy

Apr 24, 2014
Technology in ancient Greece by Samuels, Charlie, author.

Technology in ancient Greece

Find out how the ancient Greeks lived and worked.

Apr 24, 2014
Technology in ancient Egypt by Samuels, Charlie, 1961- author.

Technology in ancient Egypt

Find out how the ancient Egyptians lived and worked.

Apr 24, 2014
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets - Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship and Four-legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics by National Geographic Society (U. S.)

National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets - Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship and Four-legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics

Apr 24, 2014
My Country, 'tis of Thee - How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights by Collier, Bryan (ILT)/ Murphy, Claire Rudolf

My Country, 'tis of Thee - How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

Apr 24, 2014
A nation is born - 1754-1820s by Sepahban, Lois.

A nation is born - 1754-1820s

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the colonies in the years leading to the Revolution, the war, and the early years as an independent nation, including the War of 1812 and the start of the quarrel over slavery.

Apr 24, 2014
Medical inventions - the best of health by Bryant, Jill, author.

Medical inventions - the best of health

"Innovations in the medical field save countless lives daily. In this fascinating title, a timeline of breakthrough medical inventions is explored through dynamic photographs and interesting fact boxes. Fleming's advances with penicillin and the invention of the X-ray machine are some of the featured inventions that keep us in "the best of health!"--

Apr 24, 2014
My body belongs to me from my head to my toes by

My body belongs to me from my head to my toes

Apr 24, 2014
Minecraft. Redstone Handbook by Farwell, Nick.

Minecraft. Redstone Handbook

It's time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of Minecraft--Redstone. Redstone experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made. So power up and get switched on to Redstone--it's electrifying --Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Oviraptor by Zeiger, Jennifer.

Oviraptor

"Learn about the appearance, habits, and history of the Oviraptor"--

Apr 24, 2014
We visit India by Ejaz, Khadija.

We visit India

Provides facts about the people, geography, economy, and government of India.

Apr 24, 2014
Shapes in math, science and nature - squares, triangles and circles by Ross, Catherine Sheldrick.

Shapes in math, science and nature - squares, triangles and circles

Apr 24, 2014
Therapy dogs by Roberts, Walter, Jr., 1956-

Therapy dogs

Looks at how dogs are chosen to become therapy dogs, the training they go through, and the type of work they do.

Apr 24, 2014
Military machines by Cohn, Jessica.

Military machines

Apr 24, 2014
Mysterious patterns - finding fractals in nature by Campbell, Sarah C., 1966- author, photographer.

Mysterious patterns - finding fractals in nature

Apr 24, 2014
Save water every day by Schuh, Mari C., 1975-

Save water every day

Apr 24, 2014
Plants and insects by Aitken, Stephen, 1953- author.

Plants and insects

"Provides comprehensive information on climate change and its effects on plants and insects"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Technology in the ancient Americas by Samuels, Charlie, author.

Technology in the ancient Americas

When the Spanish encountered the native people of South America in the 15th and 16th centuries, they marveled at the abundance of gold and silver. In fact, the ancient peoples of Peru began making things from gold and silver about 3,000 years ago! Readers will be as fascinated as those first Spaniards were with the inventive and useful items the Aztec, Maya, and Inca cultures created before any Europeans arrived in the Americas. From hieroglyphs and special record-keeping systems to well-develop

Apr 24, 2014
How they choked - failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous by Bragg, Georgia.

How they choked - failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous

Apr 24, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in Australia by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in Australia

Apr 24, 2014
If you were me and lived in ... South Korea - a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P., author.

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

See what life would be like if you lived in South Korea.

Apr 24, 2014
Learn to draw Disney Mickey Mouse and his friends by Walter Foster Publishing (COR)/ Loter, John (ILT)/ Disney Storybook Artists (ILT)

Learn to draw Disney Mickey Mouse and his friends

Provides instructions for drawing Mickey Mouse and various other Disney characters created by Walt Disney.

Apr 24, 2014
It's catching - the infectious world of germs and microbes by Gardy, Jennifer, author.

It's catching - the infectious world of germs and microbes

Apr 24, 2014
Super smart information strategies. How to handle cyberbullies by Truesdell, Ann.

Super smart information strategies. How to handle cyberbullies

Apr 24, 2014
We visit Cambodia by O'Neal, Claire.

We visit Cambodia

Apr 24, 2014
It's raining! by Gibbons, Gail, author, illustrator.

It's raining!

"A thorough explanation of the formation and effects of rain."--

Apr 24, 2014
Incredible lizards - discover the astonishing world of chameleons, geckos, iguanas and more, with over 190 pictures by O'Shea, Mark, author.

Incredible lizards - discover the astonishing world of chameleons, geckos, iguanas and more, with over 190 pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Immigration in the US by Gagne, Tammy.

Immigration in the US

Describes the basic immigration laws of the United States today.

Apr 24, 2014
The Iliad - retold from the Homer original by Olmstead, Kathleen.

The Iliad - retold from the Homer original

A simplified retelling of Homer's epic tale of the Trojam War.

Apr 24, 2014
How many planets circle the sun? - and other questions about our solar system by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

How many planets circle the sun? - and other questions about our solar system

Answers questions about the universe, including why there is life on Earth, how Saturn got its rings, and which planet has a cloud named Scooter.

Apr 24, 2014
Incredible Crocodiles - Look at the Fascinating World of Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans and Gharials, Shown in over 180 Exciting Images. by Not Available (NA)

Incredible Crocodiles - Look at the Fascinating World of Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans and Gharials, Shown in over 180 Exciting Images.

Apr 24, 2014
The rockabilly goats Gruff by Crosby, Jeff.

The rockabilly goats Gruff

Three billy goats outwit a troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to Nanny Mary's Shimmy Shack.

Apr 24, 2014
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book - With 19 Easy-To-Do Experiments and 280 Exciting Pictures by Kerrod, Robin

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book - With 19 Easy-To-Do Experiments and 280 Exciting Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
The United States today - 1968-present by Krieg, Katherine.

The United States today - 1968-present

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, providing details on the Reagan years, the millennium, September 11, and the recession.

Apr 24, 2014
Meet the House of Representatives by Shea, Therese.

Meet the House of Representatives

An introduction to the United States House of Representatives.

Apr 24, 2014
We visit Japan by Gagne, Tammy.

We visit Japan

Provides facts about the people, geography, economy, and government of Japan.

Apr 24, 2014
I am - why two little words mean so much by Dyer, Wayne W.

I am - why two little words mean so much

"Teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is not far off in the distance, or even merely beside us."--From publisher description.

Apr 24, 2014
If you were a chocolate mustache - poems by Lewis, J. Patrick.

If you were a chocolate mustache - poems

Riddles, limericks, story poems, nonsense rhymes, haiku, and other poetic forms seasoned with funny art by Cordell.

Apr 24, 2014
A kid's guide to sewing - 16 fun projects you'll love to make & use - learn to sew with Sophie & her friends by Kerr, Sophie, 2001-

A kid's guide to sewing - 16 fun projects you'll love to make & use - learn to sew with Sophie & her friends

Teaches how to use a sewing machine, make fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools, and includes sixteen child-friendly projects with step-by-step instructions.

Apr 24, 2014
Learn to draw Disney Winnie the Pooh by Mosqueda, Olga (ILT)/ Tucker, Marianne (ILT)

Learn to draw Disney Winnie the Pooh

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to draw the characters from Disney's Winnie the Pooh.

Apr 24, 2014
Meet the Supreme Court by Nelson, Drew, 1986-

Meet the Supreme Court

Apr 24, 2014
Mammals by Head, Honor, author.

Mammals

Introduces the different kinds of mammals, and explores their life cycles, habitats, and diet.

Apr 24, 2014
The official DC super hero cookbook by Mead, Matthew, author.

The official DC super hero cookbook

Presents more than fifty recipes for snacks, meals, drinks, and desserts inspired by the superheroes of DC Comics, including Kryptonite Krunch granola, Green Arrow kebobs, and Plastic Man pudding.

Apr 24, 2014
Jump Pup! by Neuman, Susan

Jump Pup!

Apr 24, 2014
If you were me and lived in ... Mexico - a child's introduction to cultures around the world by Roman, Carole P., author.

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

See what life would be like if you lived in Mexico.

Apr 24, 2014
Is nothing something? - kids' questions and zen answers about life, death, family, friendship, and everything in between by Nhá̂t Hạnh, Thích, author.

Is nothing something? - kids' questions and zen answers about life, death, family, friendship, and everything in between

"In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Illustrated with original full-color artwork by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, "What is important in life?" and "Why is my brother mean to me?" and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as "How do I know if I really

Apr 24, 2014
We visit Indonesia by Roberts, Russell, 1953-

We visit Indonesia

Describes Indonesia, presenting information on its government and history, the land, festivals, food, culture, and everyday life.

Apr 24, 2014
Strip mining by Linde, Barbara M, author.

Strip mining

Looks at the controversy surrounding strip mining, discussing the process and its effects on the environment.

Apr 24, 2014
Water can be... by Salas, Laura Purdie, author.

Water can be...

"This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be--from home maker and ship breaker to cloud fluffer and fire snuffer. Backmatter provides additional explanations."--

Apr 24, 2014
Kangaroos by Riggs, Kate.

Kangaroos

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of kangaroos, Australia's iconic marsupials. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why kangaroos jump instead of run"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia - Library Edition by Saunders, Catherine

Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia - Library Edition

Apr 24, 2014
John Muir by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

John Muir

Apr 24, 2014
John Burroughs by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

John Burroughs

Apr 24, 2014
Jaden Smith - actor, rapper, and activist by Schwartz, Heather E. author.

Jaden Smith - actor, rapper, and activist

Chronicles the life and career of the young actor known for such films as "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "After Earth."

Apr 24, 2014
Lion rescue - all about lions and how to save them by Blewett, Ashlee Brown, author.

Lion rescue - all about lions and how to save them

Apr 24, 2014
Microwave man - Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention by Latta, Sara L.

Microwave man - Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention

"Read about Percy's early life, his work with radar tubes, and find out how he invented the mircrowave"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Tooth & claw - the wild world of big predators by Arnosky, Jim, author.

Tooth & claw - the wild world of big predators

"In the sixth picture book in his Sterling gatefold series, acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive through tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah; of massive bears like the fierce grizzly; and the grey wolf. A spectacular double gatefold plus two single foldouts present the animals up close and lifelike!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Stone giant - Michelangelo's David and how he came to be by Sutcliffe, Jane, author.

Stone giant - Michelangelo's David and how he came to be

There was a giant in the city, and it was a troublemaker. The enormous block of marble had irked the people of Florence for almost forty years. No one knew what to do with it until a young artist named Michelangelo came along.

Apr 24, 2014
Little Roja Riding Hood by Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955-

Little Roja Riding Hood

A rhyming twist on the classic fairy tale in which a little girl saves her grandmother from a wolf. Includes glossary of Spanish words.

Apr 24, 2014
Let's hear it for poodles by Welsh, Piper.

Let's hear it for poodles

Apr 24, 2014
Let's hear it for golden retrievers by Welsh, Piper.

Let's hear it for golden retrievers

Apr 24, 2014
Jubilee! - one man's big, bold, and very, very loud celebration of peace by Potter, Alicia, author.

Jubilee! - one man's big, bold, and very, very loud celebration of peace

As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music -- the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston in 1849, where he became a band leader. During the brutal Civil War, it was music that kept up his spirits and those of his fellow soldiers. So when the war ended and peace was restored to the country, Patrick had an idea. He would create the biggest, boldest, loudest concert the world had ever known to celebrate. A peace jubilee! But with twelve cannon

Apr 24, 2014
The Big book of things that go. by

The Big book of things that go.

Photographs of the fastest, largest and most remarkable vehicles in the world.

Apr 24, 2014
Blowin' in the wind by Dylan, Bob, 1941-

Blowin' in the wind

Presents the familiar Dylan song, accompanied by illustrations.

Apr 24, 2014
Dinosaur days by Milton, Joyce, author.

Dinosaur days

"Illus. in full color. Difficult dinosaur names are simplified with phonics."--

Apr 24, 2014
A Child's Introduction to Art - The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures by Alexander, Heather

A Child's Introduction to Art - The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures

Apr 24, 2014
Battle at the Castle by Matthews, Rupert

Battle at the Castle

Apr 24, 2014
The babysitter's handbook - the care and keeping of kids by Brown, Harriet, 1958- author.

The babysitter's handbook - the care and keeping of kids

Offers practical advice for babysitters, covering such basic topics as feeding, crying, keeping children amused, first aid, and bedtime.

Apr 24, 2014
Art lab for little kids - 52 playful projects for preschoolers! by Schwake, Susan.

Art lab for little kids - 52 playful projects for preschoolers!

"Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art Lab for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group.As in Susan Schwake's first book, Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent arti

Apr 24, 2014
Get to know dog breeds - the 200 most popular breeds by Krämer, Eva-Maria.

Get to know dog breeds - the 200 most popular breeds

"Discusses the appearance, origin, and temperament of more than two hundred dog breeds categorized into groups according to the tasks they were originally bred for, including herding dogs, hunting dogs, sled dogs, lap dogs, and more"--

Apr 24, 2014
Cranes by Alinas, Marv, author.

Cranes

Presents facts about cranes, including their working parts, how they are used, different kinds of cranes, and why they are important.

Apr 24, 2014
Cranes by Osier, Dan.

Cranes

Provides details about cranes, including their parts, how they are used, and the people who operate them.

Apr 24, 2014
Cool backyard grilling - beyond the basics for kids who cook by Wagner, Lisa, 1958- author.

Cool backyard grilling - beyond the basics for kids who cook

Presents recipes to cook on the grill, including gyro burgers with tzatziki, marinated chicken kebabs, and grilled corn with butter, and discusses grilling techniques and safety tips.

Apr 24, 2014
Bill Gates by Harbo, Christopher L.

Bill Gates

"Simple text and photographs present the life of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft"--

Apr 24, 2014
Diwali by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Diwali

Recounts the origins and history of Diwali, and describes how the holiday is celebrated.

Apr 24, 2014
Hands are not for hitting by Agassi, Martine, 1966-

Hands are not for hitting

Shows the many good things that toddlers can do with their hands including waving, hugging, and playing--but not hitting.

Apr 24, 2014
Cool game day parties - beyond the basics for kids who cook by Wagner, Lisa, 1958- author.

Cool game day parties - beyond the basics for kids who cook

Apr 24, 2014
Finders keepers? - a true story in India by Arnett, Robert.

Finders keepers? - a true story in India

Text and illustrations introduce the traditions, daily life, and values of people of India. Emphasizes important universal values for children.

Apr 24, 2014
Geography - a visual encyclopedia by Woodward, John, 1954- author.

Geography - a visual encyclopedia

"Geography: a visual encyclopedia explores every aspect of our Earth, from the core to the outer atmosphere, from the North to the South Pole, and from natural processes to human impact"--Cover verso.

Apr 24, 2014
Anne Frank in her own words by Kennon, Caroline, author.

Anne Frank in her own words

Looks at the life and importance of Anne Frank, supplemented with excerpts from her diary to give direct examples of her thoughts.

Apr 24, 2014
First fire - a Cherokee folktale by Allen, Nancy Kelly, 1949-

First fire - a Cherokee folktale

Apr 24, 2014
Dolphins by Arlon, Penelope, author.

Dolphins

Introduces the physical characteristics, habitats, life cycle, and eating habits of dolphins.

Apr 24, 2014
Eye to eye - how animals see the world by Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author, illustrator.

Eye to eye - how animals see the world

Profiles a series of animals with unusual eyes and explains how such animals use their uniquely evolved eyes to gain essential information about the biological world.

Apr 24, 2014
The Apollo 13 mission - core events of a crisis in space by Radomski, Kassandra.

The Apollo 13 mission - core events of a crisis in space

Apr 24, 2014
Cool best-ever brunches - beyond the basics for kids who cook by Wagner, Lisa, 1958- author.

Cool best-ever brunches - beyond the basics for kids who cook

Check out the recipes of Cool Best-Ever Brunches. It gives young readers fun new recipes and ideas to explore. This book has kid-tested recipes and includes lots of tips and tricks that make it easy to become an experienced kid cook. With photos of basic techniques, tools, and ingredients, this book will appeal to new cooks too.

Apr 24, 2014
Chasing cheetahs - the race to save Africa's fastest cats by Montgomery, Sy.

Chasing cheetahs - the race to save Africa's fastest cats

Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers.

Apr 24, 2014
Funny-side up - a SpongeBob joke book by Eliot, Chip, author.

Funny-side up - a SpongeBob joke book

Apr 24, 2014
Every last drop - bringing clean water home by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Every last drop - bringing clean water home

Apr 24, 2014
Cat champions - caring for our feline friends by Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.

Cat champions - caring for our feline friends

Apr 24, 2014
Diary of Sarah Gillespie - a pioneer farm girl by Huftalen, Sarah Gillespie, 1865-1955.

Diary of Sarah Gillespie - a pioneer farm girl

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Sarah Gillespie, a pioneer girl living in Iowa in the late 1860s"--

Apr 24, 2014
Diary of Sally Wister - a colonial Quaker girl by Wister, Sarah, 1761-1804.

Diary of Sally Wister - a colonial Quaker girl

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Sally Wister, a 16-year-old Quaker girl who moved from Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War"--

Apr 24, 2014
Exploring Nature - Butterflies & Moths- a Comprehensive Guide to the Brief but Brilliant Lives of These Fascinating Creatures, With Over 200 Pictures by Farndon, John

Exploring Nature - Butterflies & Moths- a Comprehensive Guide to the Brief but Brilliant Lives of These Fascinating Creatures, With Over 200 Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Exploring Nature - Big Cats- Examine the Fearsome Feline World of Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs and Leopards, in More Than 190 Pictures by Klevansky, Rhonda

Exploring Nature - Big Cats- Examine the Fearsome Feline World of Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs and Leopards, in More Than 190 Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Frogs and Toads by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Frogs and Toads

Apr 24, 2014
From African plant to...vaccine preservative by Yomtov, Nelson.

From African plant to...vaccine preservative

Explains how scientists copied the qualities of the African resurrection plant to create a preservative for vaccines, and discusses the importance of vaccines around the world.

Apr 24, 2014
Bugged - how insects changed history by Albee, Sarah.

Bugged - how insects changed history

Chronicles the rivalry between the human and insect worlds that draws on myriad disciplines to explain the varying roles that bugs have played in building and toppling empires as well as the bug stories behind infamous disasters.

Apr 24, 2014
Building the transcontinental railroad by Thompson, Linda, 1941-

Building the transcontinental railroad

Text provides an introduction to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Apr 24, 2014
Columbus and the journey to the New World by Higgins, Nadia.

Columbus and the journey to the New World

Text explores various aspects of Columbus's voyage to and arrival in the New World.

Apr 24, 2014
From butterfly wings to... display technology by Gregory, Josh.

From butterfly wings to... display technology

Explains how the study of butterfly wings inspired innovations in display technology for digital screens.

Apr 24, 2014
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by Hunter, Nick.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Explores the life of Kate Middleton, her marriage to Prince William, their baby George, and her charity work.

Apr 24, 2014
Cities - discover how they work by Reilly, Kathleen M., author.

Cities - discover how they work

Profiles the systems that work together to keep urban areas running safely, discussing how cities have evolved since the first riverside settlements while outlining projects that explain facts about transportation, water systems, and architecture.

Apr 24, 2014
Eagles by Riggs, Kate.

Eagles

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of eagles, Earth's most widespread birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why people respect eagles"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Diary of William Bircher - a Civil War drummer by Bircher, William, 1845-1917.

Diary of William Bircher - a Civil War drummer

"Presents excerpts from the diary of William Bircher, a 15-year-old Minnesotan who was a drummer during the Civil War"--

Apr 24, 2014
Gun control by Otfinoski, Steven.

Gun control

Examines the controversial battle over gun control, looking at the role of guns in early America, the assassinations of the 1960s, and the current rash of shootings in schools.

Apr 24, 2014
How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? - and other questions about butterflies by Stewart, Melissa.

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? - and other questions about butterflies

"How does a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly--and how much must it eat before it changes? What is a chrysalis? How does a new butterfly break out of its cocoon? Is it true that butterflies can taste with their feet? Budding scientists will delight in following this favorite creature's lifecycle and discovering the role it plays in nature"--

Apr 24, 2014
Big cats by Walker, Sarah, author, editor.

Big cats

"Set off on an exciting safari to discover the furry kings of the jungle. See lounging leopards, prowling pumas, and speeding cheetahs! Watch a jaguar hunt for prey, spot a rare Bengal tiger, and meet the mighty lion. Test your knowledge and have hours of fun with eight pages of awesome activities!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Apr 24, 2014
Bush vipers by Sweazey, Davy.

Bush vipers

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

Apr 24, 2014
Gifts from the enemy by Ludwig, Trudy, author.

Gifts from the enemy

Apr 24, 2014
-Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness - what is a suffix? by Cleary, Brian P., 1959-

-Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness - what is a suffix?

Presents the concept of suffixes to young readers by using rhyming text and colorful characters.

Apr 24, 2014
Give me wings - poems by

Give me wings - poems

Celebrates the inspiration of flight and the imaginary ability to fly.

Apr 24, 2014
Catfish by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958-

Catfish

"Explores the catfish, including its habitat, appearance, history, seasonal habits, scientific classification, life cycle, predators, and defenses. The book also addresses fishing techniques, proper equipment, safety, health, ethics, and responsibility."--

Apr 24, 2014
Castles and knights by Star, Fleur, 1974- author.

Castles and knights

"Raise the drawbridge, man the battlements, and find out what castle life was really like. See lavish banquets, thrilling jousts, and entertaining jesters! Train to become a knight, visit a castle city in China, and discover the tricks used to keep enemies out. Test your knowledge and have hours of fun with eight pages of awesome activities!" -- Page 4 of cover.

Apr 24, 2014
Blizzard by Markovics, Joyce L.

Blizzard

"In this book, young readers will learn about blizzards"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Hatch! by Munro, Roxie.

Hatch!

Read about several types of birds and their different eggs and nests.

Apr 24, 2014
Handy health guide to your eyes by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to your eyes

"Find out about the parts of the human eye and how we see, why things are blurry, if you need glasses or contacts, and how to take care of your eyes"--

Apr 24, 2014
Handy health guide to your teeth by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to your teeth

"An overview of how to care for your teeth and diseases that can affect your mouth"--

Apr 24, 2014
Handy health guide to ADHD by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to ADHD

"An overview of ADHD for children in grades 5 and up. Find out what ADHD is, how it is diagnosed, and some treatment options"--

Apr 24, 2014
The great big green by Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth, author.

The great big green

Apr 24, 2014
Going to Mecca by Robert, Na'íma bint.

Going to Mecca

We are led on the journey of a lifetime to the city of Mecca - the pilgrimage known to Muslims as the Hajj. The pilgrims walk with heads bare and feet in sandals; they call to Allah; they kiss or point to the Black Stone, as the Prophet did. Arriving at Mecca, they surge round the Ka'aba, shave their heads and travel to Mount Arafat. Finally, though their bodies are tired and aching, their spirits are uplifted, knowing that with thousands of others they have performed the sacred pilgrimage. This

Apr 24, 2014
Garden to table - a kid's guide to planting, growing, and preparing food by Hengel, Katherine.

Garden to table - a kid's guide to planting, growing, and preparing food

Instructs readers how to grow, harvest, and cook homegrown foods.

Apr 24, 2014
Fantastic penguins - an exciting, fact-filled journey through the frozen world of these flightless birds, with more than 200 pictures by Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.

Fantastic penguins - an exciting, fact-filled journey through the frozen world of these flightless birds, with more than 200 pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Fish by Head, Honor, author.

Fish

Describes the life cycle of fishes, from tiny sea horses to giant hammerhead sharks.

Apr 24, 2014
Egyptology - search for the tomb of Osiris - being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926 by Sands, Emily.

Egyptology - search for the tomb of Osiris - being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926

Purports to be the journal of Emily Sands during her travels in Egypt in 1926 to find the lost tomb of Osiris. Based on real Egyptology, each chapter covers a different place in Egypt. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt-and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands an

Apr 24, 2014
Get to know cat breeds - over 40 best-known breeds by Metz, Gabriele.

Get to know cat breeds - over 40 best-known breeds

"Discusses the appearance, origin, and temperament of more than forty cat breeds grouped into categories established by the Fe´de´ration Internationale Fe´line (FIFe): Persians and exotic shorthairs, semi-longhair cats, short-haired cats and Somali, the Oriental family, and breeds recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF). Includes a chapter on cat care"--

Apr 24, 2014
Bottlenose dolphins by Thomas, Elizabeth, 1953- author.

Bottlenose dolphins

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

Apr 24, 2014
Explore with Samuel de Champlain by O'Brien, Cynthia (Cynthia J.)

Explore with Samuel de Champlain

Apr 24, 2014
Disney Infinity - the essential guide by Saunders, Catherine, author.

Disney Infinity - the essential guide

A guide to the characters, the gadgets and vehicles, and the adventures possible while playing the action-adventure video game Disney Infinity.

Apr 24, 2014
Elizabeth, queen of the seas by Cox, Lynne, 1957-

Elizabeth, queen of the seas

Apr 24, 2014
The fitness fun busy book by Kuffner, Trish, author.

The fitness fun busy book

Presents a collection of games and activities aimed at toddlers and preschoolers.

Apr 24, 2014
Breakfast by Parker, Victoria, author.

Breakfast

"Read Breakfast to learn how to make healthy food choices during this important meal. Different photos show healthy and unhealthy breakfast options, while simple text explains why some choices are better than others. A breakfast foods quiz concludes the book."--

Apr 24, 2014
Bats by Riggs, Kate.

Bats

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of bats, Earth's only flying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how bats helped shape the earth"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Chasing the storm - tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching by Miller, Ron, 1947- author.

Chasing the storm - tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching

Looks at the science of tornadoes and those who chase them, and provides instructions for simple weather experiments.

Apr 24, 2014
Anxiety and phobias by Iorizzo, Carrie, author.

Anxiety and phobias

"Anxiety disorders, such as phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are the most common group of mental illnesses in the United States. Recent studies suggest eight percent of U.S. teenagers suffer from an anxiety disorder. This informative title examines different anxiety disorders, including their causes, symptoms, effects, and treatment options. A chapter on caring for others discusses how anxiety and phobias affect young people with siblings and parents who have the disord

Apr 24, 2014
Colonization and settlement in the New World - 1585-1763 by McCarthy, Pat, 1940-

Colonization and settlement in the New World - 1585-1763

Text and illustrations look at colonization and settlement in the United States.

Apr 24, 2014
Civil War and reconstruction - 1850-1877 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

Civil War and reconstruction - 1850-1877

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States before and during the Civil War and the Reconstruction period immediately afterward, providing details on slavery, the events of the war, and the start of segregation.

Apr 24, 2014
Autism spectrum disorder by Rodger, Marguerite, author.

Autism spectrum disorder

"Autism Spectrum Disorder is a term used to describe a group of developmental disorders that include autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and others. Many people with these disorders struggle with social interaction and communication. This informative book provides insight into how people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder experience the world around them and promotes understanding and acceptance. A chapter for friends and family discusses how to handle autism sp

Apr 24, 2014
The coolest inventor - Willis Haviland Carrier and his air conditioner by Eldridge, Alison.

The coolest inventor - Willis Haviland Carrier and his air conditioner

"Read about Willis Haviland Carrier's early life on a farm, his desire to go to college, and the creation of air conditioning"--

Apr 24, 2014
Get to know horse breeds - the 100 best-known breeds by Behling, Silke.

Get to know horse breeds - the 100 best-known breeds

"Discusses more than one hundred horse breeds categorized into groups according to temperament, build, and size: warm bloods, Throroughbreds, Baroque horses, cold bloods, small horses and ponies, gaited horses, and Western horses"--

Apr 24, 2014
Haunted! - the White House by Rajczak, Michael

Haunted! - the White House

Apr 24, 2014
He has shot the president! - April 14, 1865 - the day John Wilkes Booth killed President Lincoln by Brown, Don, 1949-

He has shot the president! - April 14, 1865 - the day John Wilkes Booth killed President Lincoln

Explores the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt that followed.

Apr 24, 2014
Diary of Charlotte Forten - a free black girl before the Civil War by Forten, Charlotte L.

Diary of Charlotte Forten - a free black girl before the Civil War

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Charlotte Forten, a free African American teenager who lived in Massachusetts before the Civil War"--

Apr 24, 2014
Diary of Sallie Hester - a covered wagon girl by Hester, Sallie.

Diary of Sallie Hester - a covered wagon girl

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Sallie Hester, a teenager who traveled West on the Oregon Trail in a wagon train in the mid-1800s"--

Apr 24, 2014
Environmental engineering and the science of sustainability by Snedden, Robert.

Environmental engineering and the science of sustainability

Examines how environmental engineers combine scientific concepts with the engineering design process to find ways to increase the health and comfort of people today, with the smallest negative impact to the environment.

Apr 24, 2014
Diplodocus by Gregory, Josh.

Diplodocus

"Learn about the incredible dinosaur known as Diplodocus"--

Apr 24, 2014
Bedtime math 2 - this time it's personal by Overdeck, Laura, author.

Bedtime math 2 - this time it's personal

Over 100 kid-friendly story math problems on topics from missing socks and glitter to your favorite wild pet and how fast you can run. Kids will find that math surrounds them in their everyday lives.

Apr 24, 2014
Beneath the sun by Stewart, Melissa, author.

Beneath the sun

Apr 24, 2014
Boy and a jaguar by Rabinowitz, Alan, 1953-

Boy and a jaguar

Apr 24, 2014
The Great Bear Sea - exploring the marine life of a Pacific paradise by McAllister, Ian, 1969-

The Great Bear Sea - exploring the marine life of a Pacific paradise

Presents information about the shoreline of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, looking at the marine and land wildlife that thrives there, as well as the environmental factors that threaten it.

Apr 24, 2014
Beetles & Bugs - A Captivating Inside View of the Life of Two of the Most Successful Insect Species on the Planet, with Over 200 Pictures by Green, Jen

Beetles & Bugs - A Captivating Inside View of the Life of Two of the Most Successful Insect Species on the Planet, with Over 200 Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Concrete Mixers by Eick, Jean

Concrete Mixers

Apr 24, 2014
The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1949 by Hamen, Susan E., author.

The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1949

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, providing details on the New Deal, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Apr 24, 2014
Explore Native American cultures! by Yasuda, Anita.

Explore Native American cultures!

Packed with fascinating stories about the America's first peoples, this children?s activity book uses humor and hands-on projects to outline Native Americans ways of life, beliefs, festivals, technology, and arts and crafts. The projects and games, which encourage children to investigate the culture of Native Americans and how they learned to survive, built thriving communities, and interacted with European explorers and settlers, are outlined with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, a

Apr 24, 2014
Every day's a dog's day - a year in poems by Singer, Marilyn.

Every day's a dog's day - a year in poems

A lighthearted treasury of canine-themed poems presents a year's worth of seasons and holidays as experienced by dogs and celebrates such special occasions as Hole Digging Day and the dreaded Visit to the Vet Day.

Apr 24, 2014
Animals that run by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.

Animals that run

"Each book in the Adapted to Survive series looks at a selection of high-interest animals that share a common skill, examining how each animal has adapted to survive in its own particular environment. This book looks at animals that run, and includes chapters on horses, cheetahs, gazelles, ostriches, and more!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Auto mechanics by Minden, Cecilia, author.

Auto mechanics

Describes the duties, job training, work environment, and salary of auto mechanics.

Apr 24, 2014
Backhoes by Osier, Dan.

Backhoes

Provides details about backhoes, including their parts, how they are used, and the people who operate them.

Apr 24, 2014
Baseball jokes by Rosenberg, Pam (COM)/ Ostrom, Bob (ILT)

Baseball jokes

Collects jokes and humorous illustrations about different aspects of the game of baseball.

Apr 24, 2014
Batmobiles and batcycles - the engineering behind Batman's vehicles by Enz, Tammy, author.

Batmobiles and batcycles - the engineering behind Batman's vehicles

"Explores the real-world science and engineering connections to the features in Batman's road vehicles"--

Apr 24, 2014
Batarangs and grapnels - the science behind Batman's utility belt by Biskup, Agnieszka.

Batarangs and grapnels - the science behind Batman's utility belt

Looks at several of the tools and weapons from Batman's utility belt and the science behind similar real-world technologies, from boomerangs and bolos to rebreathers for underwater diving.

Apr 24, 2014
Being a bullfrog by Youssef, Jagger, author.

Being a bullfrog

Presents information about bullfrogs, including habitat, diet, physical characteristics, and behavior.

Apr 24, 2014
Being a toucan by Ponka, Katherine, author.

Being a toucan

Presents information about toucans, including habitat, diet, physical characteristics, and behavior.

Apr 24, 2014
The best MLB hitters of all time by Graves, Will, author.

The best MLB hitters of all time

Looks at some of the best hitters in baseball history, including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and Albert Pujols.

Apr 24, 2014
The best MLB teams of all time by Monnig, Alex, author.

The best MLB teams of all time

Looks at some of the best teams in baseball history, including the 1929 Philadelphia A's, the 1961 New York Yankees, and the 1975 Cincinnati Reds.

Apr 24, 2014
How animals play by Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-

How animals play

"Provides comprehensive information on the science behind how and why animals play"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
A home for Mr. Emerson by Kerley, Barbara, author.

A home for Mr. Emerson

Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved? This biography illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.

Apr 24, 2014
D-Day - the invasion of Normandy, 1944 by Atkinson, Rick.

D-Day - the invasion of Normandy, 1944

Apr 24, 2014
Box jellyfish by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Box jellyfish

Introduces box jellyfish, discussing their physical features, habitat, behavior, and defenses.

Apr 24, 2014
Bug jokes by Rosenberg, Pam (COM)/ Ostrom, Bob (ILT)

Bug jokes

Collects jokes, riddles, and humorous illustrations about ants, bees, butterflies, fleas, flies, grasshoppers, and other bugs.

Apr 24, 2014
Fracking by Nagelhout, Ryan, author.

Fracking

Provides information on fracking, including how it is done, the impact it can have on the environment, and why it is so controversial.

Apr 24, 2014
Cherry Pickers by Rogers, Hal

Cherry Pickers

Apr 24, 2014
Cement mixers by Osier, Dan.

Cement mixers

Provides details about cement mixers, including their parts, how they are used, and when they were first created.

Apr 24, 2014
Dogs by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Dogs

Apr 24, 2014
Arlington National Cemetery by Temple, Bob, author.

Arlington National Cemetery

Introduces the history of the national cemetery and discusses some of the memorials and monuments on its grounds.

Apr 24, 2014
The color book by Benini Pietromarchi, Sophie.

The color book

Presents a journey into the world of color, offering techniques for creating a personal diary filled with the colors and designs that memories evoke.

Apr 24, 2014
Diary of Carrie Berry - a Confederate girl by Berry, Carrie, 1854-1921.

Diary of Carrie Berry - a Confederate girl

"Presents excerpts from the diary of Carrie Berry, a 10-year-old girl who lived in the Confederate South in 1864"--

Apr 24, 2014
Depression and other mood disorders by Field, Jon Eben, author.

Depression and other mood disorders

"Studies indicate that approximately four percent of adolescents experience serious depression. Depression and other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, occur across all age groups, genders, economic classes, and ethnic groups. This informative title examines the causes and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders and provides information about treatment options. A chapter on caring for others discusses the difficulties young people encounter living with or caring for siblings or par

Apr 24, 2014
Exploring Science - Planet Earth- Continents, Oceans, Climate, Geology; With 19 Easy-to-do Experiments and 250 Exciting Pictures by Farndon, John

Exploring Science - Planet Earth- Continents, Oceans, Climate, Geology; With 19 Easy-to-do Experiments and 250 Exciting Pictures

Apr 24, 2014
Even my ears are smiling by Rosen, Michael, 1946-

Even my ears are smiling

Apr 24, 2014
Extreme survivors by Roop, Connie.

Extreme survivors

"Up high, down low, in freezing temperatures, and in boiling hot places--animals and plants can survive in the most extreme environments!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Face bug by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Face bug

Collects poems about insects visiting a museum featuring close-up photographs of other bugs' faces.

Apr 24, 2014
The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began by Low, Alice.

The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began

Sports have origins in all kinds of activities, such as playing with sticks and stones, running from threats, and taking part in religious ceremonies. Using conjecture and historical facts, this book of poetry and prose relates how nineteen sports got their start and grew into the games we know today.

Apr 24, 2014
Go Cub! by Neuman, Susan

Go Cub!

Apr 24, 2014
How does a touch screen work? by Gray, Leon, 1974- author.

How does a touch screen work?

Discusses the history and evolution of touch screens and describes how they work, where they are used today, and possible future developments in the field.

Apr 24, 2014
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - and other haunted places of the Midwest by Chandler, Matt.

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - and other haunted places of the Midwest

"Describes ghost sightings and hauntings in the Midwestern United States"--

Apr 24, 2014
How does the ear hear? - and other questions about the five senses by Stewart, Melissa.

How does the ear hear? - and other questions about the five senses

"What are the five senses? How do they help keep us safe? Why are two ears better than one? Why do some people need glasses? Why does food taste worse when we have a cold? And WHY can't we tickle ourselves? Find out in this SENSE-sational book!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs - and other prehistoric creatures by Woodward, John, 1954-, author.

Everything you need to know about dinosaurs - and other prehistoric creatures

Introduces dinosaurs, including pterosaurs, theropods, and stegosaurs, and explores their anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

Apr 24, 2014
Bill Clinton by Gregory, Josh.

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton served as President of the United States from 1993-2001.

Apr 24, 2014
The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science by Aronson, Marc, author.

The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science

Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

Apr 24, 2014
Galapagos George by George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.

Galapagos George

Tells the story of Lonesome George, the giant tortoise who was the last of his species and lived to be one hundred years old in the Galapagos Islands.

Apr 24, 2014
Children and youth with Asperger syndrome - strategies for success in inclusive settings by Myles, Brenda Smith.

Children and youth with Asperger syndrome - strategies for success in inclusive settings

Offers teachers a variety of effective strategies for teaching children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, with research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies.

Apr 24, 2014
At home in her tomb - Lady Dai and the ancient Chinese treasures of Mawangdui by Liu-Perkins, Christine.

At home in her tomb - Lady Dai and the ancient Chinese treasures of Mawangdui

Apr 24, 2014
20 fun facts about the great pyramid by Rajczak, Kristen, author.

20 fun facts about the great pyramid

Provides information about the Great Pyramid, including that it was built more than 4,500 years ago and that it is now thirty feet shorter than when it was built.

Apr 24, 2014
20 fun facts about the Colosseum by Nelson, Drew, 1986- author.

20 fun facts about the Colosseum

Provides information about the Colosseum, including such facts as how 50,000 people could fit in it and that sometimes the games lasted for months.

Apr 24, 2014
20 fun facts about Easter Island by Niver, Heather Moore, author.

20 fun facts about Easter Island

Provides information about Easter Island and its moai statues, including such facts as that its largest volcano can be seen from space and that some moai wear red "hats" for special rituals.

Apr 24, 2014
20 fun facts about Stonehenge by Sabatino, Michael, author.

20 fun facts about Stonehenge

Provides information about Stonehenge, including such facts as the whereabouts of its sister monuments and that some legends say that Merlin built it.

Apr 24, 2014
20 fun facts about Machu Picchu by Levy, Janey, author.

20 fun facts about Machu Picchu

Provides information about Machu Picchu, including such facts as the lack of an Incan writing system and that the whole structure was built without mortar.

Apr 24, 2014
Airplanes by Amoroso, Cynthia, author.

Airplanes

Presents facts about airplanes, including how they fly, their most important parts, their pilots, how they are used, and why they are important.

Apr 24, 2014
Animal life by Aitken, Stephen, 1953-

Animal life

"Provides information on how climate change affects animal life"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2014
Alien worlds - your guide to extraterrestrial life by Aguilar, David A., author.

Alien worlds - your guide to extraterrestrial life

Considers the plausibility of alien life and what creatures living on extrasolar planets might be like, drawing on scientific sources to depict alien creatures who have adapted to the unique characteristics of their respective environments.

Apr 24, 2014
Acorn to oak tree by Herrington, Lisa M.

Acorn to oak tree

Young readers learn about the life cycle of an oak tree.

Apr 24, 2014
All about drawing - cool cars, fast planes & military machines by

All about drawing - cool cars, fast planes & military machines

Apr 24, 2014
Animals that climb by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.

Animals that climb

"Each book in the Adapted to Survive series looks at a selection of high-interest animals that share a common skill, examining how each animal has adapted to survive in its own particular environment. This book looks at animals that climb, and includes chapters on mountain goats, squirrels, leopards, spider monkeys, and more!"--

Apr 24, 2014
20 fun facts about the Great Wall of China by Shea, Therese, author.

20 fun facts about the Great Wall of China

Provides information about the Great Wall of China, including the fact that it wasn't the first large wall built in China and that it is made out of many different materials.

Apr 24, 2014
American quarter horses by Dell, Pamela.

American quarter horses

Describes the history of this breed of horse as well as its physical characteristics and behaviors, babies, and working life.

Apr 24, 2014
Am I a good friend? - a book about trustworthiness by Nelson, Robin, 1971-

Am I a good friend? - a book about trustworthiness

Offers information and advice on being a good friend, including keeping promises, keeping secrets, and telling the truth.

Apr 24, 2014
Animals that dig by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.

Animals that dig

"Each book in the Adapted to Survive series looks at a selection of high-interest animals that share a common skill, examining how each animal has adapted to survive in its own particular environment. This book looks at animals that dig, and includes chapters on moles, prairie dogs, wombats, polar bears, armadillos, and more!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Animal classification by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.

Animal classification

Looks at the system used by scientists to classify animals, examining the characteristics of different phyla, and paying special attention to the chordates and how they are organized.

Apr 24, 2014
Amazing archaeologists - true stories of astounding archaeological discoveries by Macdonald, Fiona.

Amazing archaeologists - true stories of astounding archaeological discoveries

Apr 24, 2014
Abigail Adams in her own words by Belton, Blair, author.

Abigail Adams in her own words

Looks at the life and opinions of the second First Lady of the United States, supplemented with excerpts from her letters to give direct examples of her thoughts.

Apr 24, 2014
Animals that fly by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.

Animals that fly

"Each book in the Adapted to Survive series looks at a selection of high-interest animals that share a common skill, examining how each animal has adapted to survive in its own particular environment. This book looks at animals that fly, and includes chapters on bats, insects, birds, and even flying fish and flying squirrels!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Animals that hunt by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.

Animals that hunt

"Each book in the Adapted to Survive series looks at a selection of high-interest animals that share a common skill, examining how each animal has adapted to survive in its own particular environment. This book looks at animals that hunt, and includes chapters on lions, sharks, crocodiles, spiders, and more!"--

Apr 24, 2014
Ancient Rome by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Ancient Rome

Apr 24, 2014
Amelia Earhart by Mara, Wil.

Amelia Earhart

Introduces the life and legacy of one of the first female air pilots, a pioneer who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while on a flight around the world.

Apr 24, 2014
Alaskan Malamutes by Petrie, Kristin, 1970-

Alaskan Malamutes

Examines the temperament, coloring, anatomy, feeding habits, and needs of the Alaskan Malamute.

Apr 24, 2014
Animals by Hynes, Margaret, 1970- author.

Animals

Presents a visual introduction to animals, discussing physical characteristics, defenses, habitats, migration patterns, life cycles, and conservation.

Apr 24, 2014
50 body questions - a book that spills its guts by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973-, author.

50 body questions - a book that spills its guts

Looks at how the human body works, answering fifty questions on such topics as digestion, blood, bones and muscles, the immune system, senses, the brain, and the nervous system.

Apr 24, 2014
About habitats - forests by Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.

About habitats - forests

Presents an introduction to the forest habitat, describing the variety of animals and plants that live there and why it needs to be protected.

Apr 24, 2014
Andrew Luck by O'Neal, Claire, author.

Andrew Luck

Presents information about the life and accomplishments of the Colts quarterback while examining notable moments in his winning season.

Apr 24, 2014
Amazing snakes - an exciting insight into the weird and wonderful world of snakes and how they live, with 190 pictures by Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.

Amazing snakes - an exciting insight into the weird and wonderful world of snakes and how they live, with 190 pictures

Apr 24, 2014