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The world almanac and book of facts 2017. by The world almanac and book of facts 2017.

Dec 8, 2016
Wampanoag by Stanley, Joseph, author. Wampanoag

Introduction the the Wampanoag Indians.

Dec 8, 2016
Sports jokes, riddles, and games by Rodger, Anne-Marie, author. Sports jokes, riddles, and games

What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing.

Dec 8, 2016
Russia by Centore, Michael, 1980- Russia

Dec 8, 2016
Ruling the court - basketball's biggest wins by Winters, Jaime. Ruling the court - basketball's biggest wins

Dec 8, 2016
Robotics in the real world by Koontz, Robin Michal, author. Robotics in the real world

"Take a look into the fascinating world of robotics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the amazing work scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years"--Publisher's website.

Dec 8, 2016
Rainbows, mirages, and sundogs - the sky as a source of wonder by Gallant, Roy A. Rainbows, mirages, and sundogs - the sky as a source of wonder

Discusses and explains visual phenomena seen in the sky, primarily interactions of light and atmosphere such as rainbows, mirages, the twinkling of stars, the blue color of the sky, and the Northern Lights.

Dec 8, 2016
North American river otter by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author. North American river otter

Dec 8, 2016
My name is James Madison Hemings by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author. My name is James Madison Hemings

Dec 8, 2016
The Lord's Prayer - words of hope and happiness by Warren, Richard, 1954- author. The Lord's Prayer - words of hope and happiness

Presents each line of the Lord's Prayer and explains the meaning behind the words with line-by-line commentary.

Dec 8, 2016
Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival by Collard, Sneed B., author. Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival

Scientists seek to answer the critical question "Can snowshoe hares and other animals that change their coat color each winter adapt to shorter winters caused by climate change?"

Dec 8, 2016
Fear by Orr, Tamra, author. Fear

Dec 8, 2016
Daily life in a Plains Indian village, 1868 by Terry, Michael Bad Hand. Daily life in a Plains Indian village, 1868

Depicts the historical background, social organization, and daily life of a Plains Indian village in 1868, presenting interiors, landscapes, clothing, and everyday objects.

Dec 8, 2016
Charles Darwin - groundbreaking naturalist and evolutionary theorist by Sullivan, Laura L., author. Charles Darwin - groundbreaking naturalist and evolutionary theorist

Dec 8, 2016
Biomedical engineers! by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author. Biomedical engineers!

Dec 8, 2016
Being your best at basketball by Yomtov, Nelson. Being your best at basketball

Dec 8, 2016
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Bodden, Valerie, author. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

"A historical account of Martin Luther King's assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, the conditions of racial tension, and the lingering aftermath"--

Dec 8, 2016
Rat by Thomas, Isabel, 1979- Rat

Learn about city rats and why they like to live so close to people.

Dec 7, 2016
My Arabic alphabet book - the language of the Quran. by My Arabic alphabet book - the language of the Quran.

Dec 7, 2016
The Eastern Front by Jeffrey, Gary. The Eastern Front

Describes the eastern front battles of World War II in graphic novel format, including stories of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Red Army's advance into Romania.

Dec 7, 2016
Presenting Buffalo Bill - the man who invented the Wild West by Fleming, Candace, author. Presenting Buffalo Bill - the man who invented the Wild West

"This, the first significant biography of Buffalo Bill Cody for younger readers in many years, explains it all. With copious archival illustrations and a handsome design, "Presenting Buffalo Bill "makes the great showman come alive for new generations. Extensive back matter, bibliography, and source notes complete the package."--

Dec 6, 2016
Growing peace - a story of farming, music, and religious harmony by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer. Growing peace - a story of farming, music, and religious harmony

Dec 6, 2016
Women who launched the computer age by Calkhoven, Laurie, author. Women who launched the computer age

Provided by publisher.

Dec 5, 2016
The tragic tale of the great auk by Thornhill, Jan, author, illustrator. The tragic tale of the great auk

For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that "weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen's wa

Dec 5, 2016
Significant people of World War II by Hyde, Natalie, 1963- author. Significant people of World War II

Dec 5, 2016
Significant battles of World War II by Cochrane, Kelly, author. Significant battles of World War II

Dec 5, 2016
Save wisely by Schwartz, Heather E., author. Save wisely

"This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the benefits of saving money that is earned or received. Gives tips on saving for big and small purchases and how banks can help keep money safe"--

Dec 5, 2016
Pushing isn't funny - what to do about physical bullying by Higgins, Melissa, 1953- Pushing isn't funny - what to do about physical bullying

"Sensitive, narrative text from illustrated animal characters shows readers what physical bullying is and provides possible solutions to stop it"--

Dec 5, 2016
A primary source history of Westward expansion by Otfinoski, Steven. A primary source history of Westward expansion

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of Westward Expansion in the United States"--

Dec 5, 2016
Nine-banded armadillos by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author. Nine-banded armadillos

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to nine-banded armadillos. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Dec 5, 2016
My encyclopedia of the sea by Louisy, Patrick, author. My encyclopedia of the sea

"Introduces the reader to facts about the sea"--

Dec 5, 2016
My encyclopedia of the forest by Pontoppidan, Alain. My encyclopedia of the forest

Dec 5, 2016
My encyclopedia of insects and bugs by Brin, Antoine, author. My encyclopedia of insects and bugs

"Introduces the reader to insects and bugs."--

Dec 5, 2016
My encyclopedia of baby animals by Figueras, Emmanuelle. My encyclopedia of baby animals

Presents factual information about the birth and early years of a variety of baby animals, and shows different phases of life that bring them to adulthood.

Dec 5, 2016
Monarch butterflies matter by McCarthy, Cecilia Pinto, author. Monarch butterflies matter

What can we learn about the health of an ecosystem through monarch butterflies? This title takes readers through our warming world where butterfly habitats are dwindling. Learn why humans are the cause of dropping butterfly populations and what we can do to help them bounce back.

Dec 5, 2016
Lizards by Stevens, Kathryn, 1954- author. Lizards

"An introduction for young readers on the basics of how to care for a pet lizard. Bright photos and clear, simple text lay the foundation for children to take greater responsibility and a more active role in their pets' lives. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fun-facts section, a list of needs and dangers to the pet, and sources for further research"--Publisher description.

Dec 5, 2016
How the government works by Ford, Jeanne Marie, 1971- author. How the government works

"Learn about the history, importance, and procedures of the U.S. government at the national, state, and local levels."--Publisher's website.

Dec 5, 2016
George Washington Carver - world-famous botanist and agricultural inventor by Garstecki, Julia. George Washington Carver - world-famous botanist and agricultural inventor

Details the life of the man who was born a slave and became an artist, agriculturist, and university professor, highlighting his achievements and legacy.--

Dec 5, 2016
Coral reefs matter by Murphy, Julie, 1965- author. Coral reefs matter

What can we learn from a coral reef? Murphy explains that coral reefs are a living organism grow and develop a mutualistic relationship with other sea flora and fauna. Discover how changes in water temperature and purity are putting them at risk-- and what you can do about it.

Dec 5, 2016
Cool construction and building blocks - crafting creative toys & amazing games by Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author. Cool construction and building blocks - crafting creative toys & amazing games

Dec 5, 2016
City cops ; Consultant- Nick Minx, Police Officer San Diego, California by Blake, Kevin, 1978- author. City cops ; Consultant- Nick Minx, Police Officer San Diego, California

Dec 5, 2016
Becoming a salamander by Hansen, Grace, author. Becoming a salamander

Dec 5, 2016
Astronauts by Salzmann, Mary Elizabeth, 1968- author. Astronauts

Learn about the first man on the moon, explore the parts of a space suit, find out what astronauts do during their days off and more.

Dec 5, 2016
Angora rabbit by Markovics, Joyce L., author. Angora rabbit

"In this book, readers will meet the weird but cute Angora rabbit."--

Dec 5, 2016
Who were the Three Stooges? by Pollack, Pam, author. Who were the Three Stooges?

"Discover more about the comedy team that perfected the art of the pie fight! The Three Stooges were the hardworking children of immigrants and discovered a love of performing at an early age. Starting out as a vaudeville act, they soon transitioned into movies, becoming a worldwide sensation in feature films and shorts. Never the critics' darlings, audiences loved them for their mastery of physical comedy and their willingness to do anything for a laugh. They remained popular over the years des

Dec 4, 2016
What's it worth? by First, Rachel, author. What's it worth?

Dec 4, 2016
What was the Great Chicago Fire? by Pascal, Janet B., author. What was the Great Chicago Fire?

Dec 4, 2016
Weird but true! 8 - 300 outrageous facts. by Weird but true! 8 - 300 outrageous facts.

Offers a collection of true facts about animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, and weather.

Dec 4, 2016
Tanks by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Tanks

"A kindergarten-level introduction to tanks, covering their drivers, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their turrets"--

Dec 4, 2016
Tales from the Arabian nights - stories of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal by Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- author. Tales from the Arabian nights - stories of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives.

Dec 4, 2016
Strange trees and the stories behind them by Pourquié, Bernadette, author. Strange trees and the stories behind them

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles, sausages, crowns, and ones that walk or even explode? Crazy, maybe, but true. Find out more about these, and many others, in this colorfully illustrated collection of the most bizarre&#x;but real&#x;trees from around the world, once again reminding us that the art of nature is far stranger than fiction. The perfect book for inquisitive naturalists with imaginations,Strange Tr

Dec 4, 2016
Stepping stones - a refugee family's journey by Ruurs, Margriet, 1952- author. Stepping stones - a refugee family's journey

"In this picture book, a young girl and her family are forced to flee their village to escape the civil war that has engulfed Syria and make their way toward freedom in Europe"--

Dec 4, 2016
Stephen Curry by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Stephen Curry

"An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Stephen Curry, a professional basketball point guard who helped the Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA championship"--

Dec 4, 2016
Sounds all around by Pfeffer, Wendy, 1929- author. Sounds all around

Explains how sounds are made and the purposes they serve for both humans and other animals.

Dec 4, 2016
Search and spot go! by Ljungkvist, Laura, author, illustrator. Search and spot go!

Invites readers to find vehicles and travel-related things hidden on each page in an array of patterns and colors.

Dec 4, 2016
Scratch programming playground - learn to program by making cool games by Sweigart, Al, author. Scratch programming playground - learn to program by making cool games

An introduction to the colorful drag-and-drop programming language shares numerous projects that use engaging video games, from Maze Runner to Breakout, to introduce programming fundamentals and basic coding. --Publisher

Dec 4, 2016
The Navajo code talkers by Lewis, J. Patrick, author. The Navajo code talkers

"Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people--especially bilingual code talkers--helped the Allies win World War II"--

Dec 4, 2016
Mini hacks for Pokémon GO players. Combat - skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle by Ryan, Justin, author. Mini hacks for Pokémon GO players. Combat - skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle

An unofficial guide for Poke´mon Go players.

Dec 4, 2016
Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Catching - skills, tips, and techniques for capturing monsters by Ryan, Justin, author. Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Catching - skills, tips, and techniques for capturing monsters

An unofficial guide for Poke´mon Go players. You're on the hunt for all 151. Some are easy, others are super hard and elusive. Mini Hacks for Poke´mon GO Players: Catching focuses on strategies to help build your Poke´mon collection. Includes tips and techniques on: Ball tossing|how to perfect the curve ; What type of Poke´ Balls you need for specific monsters ; How to most effectively use Razz Berries ; Where you are most likely to find and capture specific types ; The scoop on Lures and Incens

Dec 4, 2016
Marie Curie for kids - her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments by O'Quinn, Amy M. Marie Curie for kids - her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments

"Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. Kids learn how Curie quietly flo

Dec 4, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love electronics by Kopp, Megan, author. Maker projects for kids who love electronics

"This plugged-in title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. They will be able to create their project using everyday materials and easy-to-understand computer elements. Important electronic innovators and their creations are profiled to provide inspiration for young 'm

Dec 4, 2016
Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist by Dakers, Diane, author. Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist

Dec 4, 2016
Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports by Rutherford, Kristina, author. Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports

Level the Playing Field examines the root of these issues by taking readers through the history of womens pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through exciting interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford

Dec 4, 2016
Indianapolis Colts by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- Indianapolis Colts

This book explores the teams background and history, most memorablewins, star players, and important coaches. Readers will also learn when the NFL began and what conference and division the Colts play on. Fun facts, a full spread of team stats, and a timeline with photos complement the text. This book closes with a quiz to reinforce core concepts.

Dec 4, 2016
Ham-ham-hamsters by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author. Ham-ham-hamsters

Learn all about hamsters in this fact-and-photo-filled book for young readers! Their tiny feet scamper across cages and sprint on exercise wheels. Their little noses sniff the air and their whiskers twitch as they stuff their cheeks with food. As some of the most adorable members of the rodent family, hamsters make very popular pets. Especially in the classroom! In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about how to care for these cute critters.

Dec 4, 2016
Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you by Surrey, Ellen, author, illustrator. Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you

Discover 150 ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he'd like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love. From giving a hug, to sharing toys, to helping someone out, this book suggests a number of practical and playful ways to celebrate the people we share our lives with, and show them that we care.

Dec 4, 2016
Frogs by Bodden, Valerie, author. Frogs

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of frogs, the long-legged amphibians that hop. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some frogs croak"--

Dec 4, 2016
Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy by Michelson, Richard, author. Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy

Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn't understand Leonard's drive to perform. "Learn to play the accordion," his father told him. "Actors starve, but at least musicians can eke out a living." But Leonard reached for the stars . . . and caught them. He moved to Hollywood, where he took acting lessons, and drove a taxi and took every role he could get. He worked hard, learned his lines, show

Dec 4, 2016
Famous fails - mighty mistakes, mega mishaps & how a mess can lead to success! by Boyer, Crispin, author. Famous fails - mighty mistakes, mega mishaps & how a mess can lead to success!

"This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment--there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyze the failures: Lesson Learned, It Could Be Worse, Losing Combinations, and a Fail Scale help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, wh

Dec 4, 2016
Explore Greek myths! - with 25 great projects by Yasuda, Anita, author. Explore Greek myths! - with 25 great projects

Architecture, democracy, the Olympics--the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government.

Dec 4, 2016
Do you really want to visit Saturn? by Heos, Bridget. Do you really want to visit Saturn?

"A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Saturn, learns about the harsh conditions on the gas planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Saturn vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 4, 2016
Destination- Mars by Simon, Seymour, author. Destination- Mars

Named after the Roman god of war, Mars has fascinated people for thousands of years. Did you know that... A Martian year is 687 Earth days, almost twice as long as a year on Earth. Mars's biggest valley, Valles Marineris, is four times as deep as the Grand Canyon! Scientists think that Mars, now rocky and barren, once had an ocean, rivers, and a thicker atmosphere. Explore the wonders of Mars, the Red Planet, with science writer Seymour Simon in this updated edition filled with full-color photog

Dec 4, 2016
Day of the Dead - a celebration of life and death by Doering, Amanda F., 1980- Day of the Dead - a celebration of life and death

"A brief description of what Day of the Dead is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 4, 2016
Chimpanzees by Riggs, Kate, author. Chimpanzees

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of chimpanzees, Africa's intelligent primates. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why chimpanzees do not have tails"--

Dec 4, 2016
Charles Darwin's around-the-world adventure by Thermes, Jennifer, author. Charles Darwin's around-the-world adventure

"This gorgeous picture book biography follows Charles Darwin's adventures in South America"--

Dec 4, 2016
Becoming president by Rajczak, Michael, author. Becoming president

"Becoming one of the most powerful leaders in the world is enticing, but the path to US president is a difficult one. The campaign may be years long, and financing is complicated. While running for student council president or other major student leadership position may not cost as much, preparation for the job can also be daunting. This book not only introduces readers to the process of becoming the US president, but also guides them through their own campaign."--

Dec 4, 2016
Awesome LEGO creations with bricks you already have - 50 new robots, dragons, race cars, planes, wild animals and other exciting projects to build imaginative worlds by Dees, Sarah, author. Awesome LEGO creations with bricks you already have - 50 new robots, dragons, race cars, planes, wild animals and other exciting projects to build imaginative worlds

Turn your pile of LEGO bricks into a day of fun! This unique activity book has step-by-step instructions and tons of photos to teach you how to build all-new and totally awesome robots and a robot lab, race cars to race your friends and jet planes to zoom across the room at lightning speed or fit in your pocket for on-the-go play. You can build wild animals then take your minifigures on a safari to see a lion, tiger, monkey and more! Build your own LEGO town with a playground, skate park and go-

Dec 4, 2016
Astronauts and other space heroes by Thomson, Sarah L. Astronauts and other space heroes

Lists the achievements and other facts about the most famous astronauts.

Dec 4, 2016
Andrew Luck by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Andrew Luck

"An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Andrew Luck, a professional football quarterback star who broke rookie NFL records with the Indianapolis Colts"--

Dec 4, 2016
365 things to do with LEGO bricks by Hugo, Simon, author. 365 things to do with LEGO bricks

"365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways. This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours. Visual tips and advice from LEGO fan builders will encourage you to get creative and have fun while learning new building skills such as building your own LEGO pet, challeng

Dec 4, 2016
You wouldn't want to live without bees! by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author. You wouldn't want to live without bees!

"Describes what life would be like without bees."--

Dec 2, 2016
Yokuts by Lajiness, Katie, author. Yokuts

Dec 2, 2016
Wonderful winter by Goldstone, Bruce, author. Wonderful winter

"A photographic picture book providing a comprehensive overview of facts about winter."--

Dec 2, 2016
Who is Stevie Wonder? by Gigliotti, Jim, author. Who is Stevie Wonder?

"Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom,"--Amazon.com.

Dec 2, 2016
Where did they go? - a spotting book by Bornoff, Emily, 1976- illustrator. Where did they go? - a spotting book

Where has the polar bear gone? Where did the sloth go? Can you find them? In this spotting book from printmaker and illustrator Emily Bornoff, search for endangered animals in jungles, in deserts, and on the ice.

Dec 2, 2016
What was the San Francisco Earthquake? by Hoobler, Dorothy, author. What was the San Francisco Earthquake?

"In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake. One early April morning in 1906, the people of San Francisco were jolted awake by a mammoth earthquake--one that registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Not only was there major damage from the quake itself but broken gas lines sparked a fire that ravaged the city for days. More than 500 city blocks were destroyed and over 200,0

Dec 2, 2016
Wampanoag by Lajiness, Katie, author. Wampanoag

Dec 2, 2016
W.E.B. Du Bois by Wittrock, Jeni, author. W.E.B. Du Bois

"Simple text and photographs present the life of W.E.B. Du Bois, a scholar and civil rights activist"--

Dec 2, 2016
Ultimate oceanpedia - the most complete ocean reference ever by Wilsdon, Christina, author. Ultimate oceanpedia - the most complete ocean reference ever

"From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our oce

Dec 2, 2016
Ultimate mapping guide for kids by Miles, Justin, author. Ultimate mapping guide for kids

Provides expert guidance on reading maps and using them to navigate in the outdoors, and shares tips for drawing maps, with explanations of cartographic terminology.

Dec 2, 2016
The ultimate guide to the dragons by Testa, Maggie, author. The ultimate guide to the dragons

This DreamWorks Dragons guide provides information about ten species of dragons. including Terrible Terror, Seashocker and Bewilderbeast.

Dec 2, 2016
Stadiums and coliseums by Mooney, Carla, 1970- author. Stadiums and coliseums

"Have you ever watched a live professional football game or rocked out to your favorite band in concert? You probably watched these events in a stadium. Stadiums are some of the biggest public structures in the world, with some seating up to 150,000 people. Learn about modern stadiums as well as early Greek and Roman stadiums and coliseums that took massive manpower and engineering techniques that were unique to their time. You won't be disappointedby all the information you will learn in this b

Dec 2, 2016
Shoshone by Lajiness, Katie, author. Shoshone

Dec 2, 2016
Reptiles & amphibians by Howell, Catherine Herbert, author. Reptiles & amphibians

Provides a guide to reptiles and amphibians found in North America, including information on the animal's size, habitat, and behavior, identification tips, and jokes.

Dec 2, 2016
Relaxation and yoga by Son, John, author. Relaxation and yoga

"Learn how yoga can improve your health and make you feel more relaxed."--

Dec 2, 2016
Radiant child - the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Steptoe, Javaka, 1971- author, illustrator. Radiant child - the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't alwa

Dec 2, 2016
Poop detectives - working dogs in the field by Wadsworth, Ginger, author. Poop detectives - working dogs in the field

Describes the job scat-detection dogs do, what makes a good scat-detection dog, and the places they work.

Dec 2, 2016
Now you see them, now you don't - poems about creatures that hide by Harrison, David L., author. Now you see them, now you don't - poems about creatures that hide

"Some animals hide to hunt for food, and others hide to avoid becoming dinner. It's easy to see why a disappearing act is important for many reasons. From octopus to polar bear, and from the praying mantis to the hawk, discover how and why many animals cleverly use camouflage."--

Dec 2, 2016
My first book of Hindi words - an ABC rhyming book of Hindi language and Indian culture by Singh, Rina, 1955- author. My first book of Hindi words - an ABC rhyming book of Hindi language and Indian culture

Organized as an ABC rhyming book, My First Book of Hindi Words incorporates common Hindi words into charming English-language rhymes, beginning with: "A is for akash. A sky so blue where little birds fly and big planes, too," and on through "Z is for zukhaam. Achoo! I sneeze. I must have a cold. Mama, hug me please!" Full-color pictures illustrate each word and allow even very young readers to make their first foray into India's official language. A glossary at the end makes it easy for readers-

Dec 2, 2016
Miwok by Lajiness, Katie, author. Miwok

Presents information about the Native American tribe known as Miwok, describing their history, clothing, food, social roles, hunting customs, religious beliefs, and decline in the nineteenth century after encounters with European settlers.

Dec 2, 2016
Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning by Rosenfeld, Malke. Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning

Dec 2, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love photography by Spence, Kelly, author. Maker projects for kids who love photography

"From high-powered cameras to smartphones, photography is a popular and accessible interest of many individuals today. This title helps young photographers explore the history of this important art, and the pioneers who innovated and created some of the world's most notable cameras and photos. Readers will learn about lenses, filters, composition, and lighting. They will also be encouraged to create their own photography projects using different styles and mediums, and changing their photos into

Dec 2, 2016
Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur by Stille, Darlene R., author. Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur

"Describes the life and times of African American entrepreneur C.J. Walker"--

Dec 2, 2016
Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology by Byrd, Robert, author. Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology

"The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero's journey, from the Golden Fleece's origin story and Jason's childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and cap

Dec 2, 2016
Inuit by Lajiness, Katie, author. Inuit

Dec 2, 2016
I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children by Davis, Julia Alford, author. I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children

This book was written after a four-year-old asked his grandmother if her brown skin ever made her sad, and then asked her why she liked her brown skin so much. 'I was shocked by his words and I knew my grandchild was hurting.' This must-read book is an answer to his questions. The author, a history teacher, begins by saying all skin is good and it is healthy for you to like the skin you are in. Then she starts telling her grandchild about dark-skinned people in West Africa and the beautiful civi

Dec 2, 2016
I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing) by Thornhill, Jan, author. I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing)

"Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of li

Dec 2, 2016
The Hindenburg in flames - how a photograph marked the end of the airship by Burgan, Michael, author. The Hindenburg in flames - how a photograph marked the end of the airship

"Discusses the iconic photograph of the German airship Hindenburg in flames as it attempted to land in New Jersey in May 1937"--

Dec 2, 2016
Guinness world records. Man-made marvels! by Lemke, Donald B., author. Guinness world records. Man-made marvels!

Presents world records related to man-made items, including the world's largest LEGO house, the tallest rideable bicycle, and the largest high-heeled shoe.

Dec 2, 2016
The great big body book by Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author. The great big body book

Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and they change throughout our lives, from newborn babies and children through to teenagers, and maybe to mums and dads and grandparents. Find out about growing and learning, big and small, keeping fit, breaks and bruises, the five senses, using our minds, how we are the same and how we are different - and lots more. Our bodies really are amazing!

Dec 2, 2016
Go west with famous trailblazers by Stuckey, Rachel, author. Go west with famous trailblazers

A look at some of the explorers, homesteaders, adventurers, and entrepreneurs who helped to open the West to settlement in the nineteenth century includes information on key events and developments along the way.

Dec 2, 2016
Go west - first contact with Native nations by O'Brien, Cynthia (Cynthia J.), author. Go west - first contact with Native nations

Dec 2, 2016
Fantastic beasts and where to find them - the original screenplay by Rowling, J. K., author. Fantastic beasts and where to find them - the original screenplay

While attending the Magical Congress of the United States of America in 1926, Newt Scamander is pursued by the wizarding authorities when dangerous beasts and their habitats escape from his magical briefcase.

Dec 2, 2016
Fantastic beasts and where to find them - magical movie handbook by Kogge, Michael, author. Fantastic beasts and where to find them - magical movie handbook

"Featuring amazing photos and details from the film, this handbook highlights all of your favorite characters, locations, artifacts, spells, and magical moments from the movie!"--Page [4] of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
Fantastic beasts and where to find them - character guide by Kogge, Michael, author. Fantastic beasts and where to find them - character guide

"Meet Newt, Tina, Queenie, Jacob, and many more in this comprehensive character guide..."--Page [4] of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
Facebook founder and Internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg by Cornell, Kari A., author. Facebook founder and Internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg

Have you ever shared a photo, played a game, or written a status update online? Learn how Mark Zuckerbergs love of programming helped him create the social networking site Facebook.

Dec 2, 2016
Extreme wildfire - smoke jumpers, high-tech gear, survival tactics, and the extraordinary science of fire by Thiessen, Mark (Photographer), author, illustrator. Extreme wildfire - smoke jumpers, high-tech gear, survival tactics, and the extraordinary science of fire

"From a searing expanse of flames in Russia to barreling blazes in California, no wildfire is too extreme for National Geographic photographer and wildland firefighter Mark Thiessen. Travel with Thiessen across the globe as he investigates dangerous infernos and works alongside courageous firefighting teams. Offering stunning photography, expert advice, and inside information on the most high-tech gear, the author turns up the heat to show you the incredible science behind the flames."

Dec 2, 2016
The dragon's hoard - stories from the Viking sagas by Don, Lari, author. The dragon's hoard - stories from the Viking sagas

Eleven amazing stories and folk tales from the Vikings, packed with warriors and battles, heroes and heroines, Berserkers, monsters, zombies and magic. It includes stories adapted by the author of a greedy dragon guarding a huge hoard of gold, a girl who becomes a swan to protect her warrior love in battle, and a polar bear brought to the king of Denmark as a gift.

Dec 2, 2016
DK Smithsonian knowledge encyclopedia. Animal! by Woodward, John, 1954- author. DK Smithsonian knowledge encyclopedia. Animal!

Provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, and behavior of such animals as invertebrates,fish, amphibians, reptiles,birds and mammals.

Dec 2, 2016
Diwali - festival of lights by Singh, Rina, 1955- author. Diwali - festival of lights

Fireworks, food and family. Diwali reminds us that light will always prevail over darkness through the retelling of the legends of Rama, Krishna and Lakshmi in the biggest and brightest of all Indian festivals.

Dec 2, 2016
Creepy libraries by Taylor, Troy, author. Creepy libraries

Libraries can be creepy places. They have silent rooms and long, dusty passageways with towering shelves. They are filled with dark shadows and quiet footsteps. You never know when someone may be lurking around a corner or watching you. Now imagine a library that's also filled with ghosts! In this book, you will visit 11 of the spookiest libraries in the United States and meet the terrifying spirits who haunt them. Among the spirits are a girl whose image is forever captured in a beautiful stain

Dec 2, 2016
The cities book - a journey through 86 of the world's greatest cities by The cities book - a journey through 86 of the world's greatest cities

"This book is jam-packed with pictures, facts, and stats about a host of incredible cities-- from Auckland, Beijing, and Copenhagen all the way to Zanzibar Town"--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
Choctaw by Lajiness, Katie, author. Choctaw

Presents information about the Native American tribe known as Choctaw, describing their history, clothing, food, social roles, hunting customs, religious beliefs, and decline in the nineteenth century after encounters with European settlers.

Dec 2, 2016
A children's book about tattling by Berry, Joy Wilt. A children's book about tattling

Reading about Tami can help you understand and deal with tattling.

Dec 2, 2016
Chickasaw by Lajiness, Katie, author. Chickasaw

Dec 2, 2016
The causes of World War II by Offord, Alexander, author. The causes of World War II

Dec 2, 2016
The book of heroines - tales of history's gutsiest gals by Drimmer, Stephanie Warren, author. The book of heroines - tales of history's gutsiest gals

Dec 2, 2016
The book of heroes - tales of history's most daring guys by Boyer, Crispin, author. The book of heroes - tales of history's most daring guys

Dec 2, 2016
Big challenges that animals face by Kalman, Bobbie, author. Big challenges that animals face

"Wild animals are facing huge challenges in the natural world today. Many are endangered--some critically. This eye-opening book shows how animals are being threatened by habitat loss, climate change, non-native species taking over their habitats, pollution, over-fishing, poaching, collisions with cars and boats, and human diseases. Many recovery efforts are in progress to bring back the populations of some nearly extinct animals and to reintroduce some captive ones to their natural habitats. Re

Dec 2, 2016
Are you an echo? - the lost poetry of Misuzu Kaneko by Kaneko, Misuzu, author. Are you an echo? - the lost poetry of Misuzu Kaneko

"Are You An Echo? folds poetry and history into recent events, resurrecting the work of Misuzu Kaneko and bringing the gentle grace of her poems to a new generation"--Back cover.

Dec 2, 2016
Animals by the numbers - a book of infographics by Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author. Animals by the numbers - a book of infographics

"How many species are there across the globe? How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh? How far can animals travel? Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated nonfiction. Jenkins layers his signature cut-paper illustrations alongside computer graphics and a text that is teeming with fresh, unexpected, and accurate zoological information ready for readers to easily devour.

Dec 2, 2016
Alwān al-ḥayawānāt by Wildsmith, Brian. Alwān al-ḥayawānāt

Introduces the variety of color in the animal world while teaching the names of eleven colors through illustrations of animals ranging from the common green frog to the exotic purple bignose unicorn fish.

Dec 2, 2016
All about Thailand - stories, songs, crafts and games for kids by Russell, Elaine, author. All about Thailand - stories, songs, crafts and games for kids

Dec 2, 2016
Al-Baṭṭah al-muzāriʻah = Farmer duck by Waddell, Martin. Al-Baṭṭah al-muzāriʻah = Farmer duck

There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy old farmer. While the duck worked, the farmer lay in bed-- until one day the other animals decided to take action.

Dec 2, 2016