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A is for anaconda - a rainforest alphabet by Fredericks, Anthony D.

A is for anaconda - a rainforest alphabet

"Using the alphabet book format the rainforest is explored and explained. A poem explains each topic followed by detailed expository text. Topics include Brazil, epiphytes, gorillas, Kapok tree and nocturnal"--Provided by publisher.

May 29, 2016
Abe's honest words - the life of Abraham Lincoln by Rappaport, Doreen.

Abe's honest words - the life of Abraham Lincoln

An introduction to the life and career of America's 16th president.

May 29, 2016
About the Rain Forest by Johanasen, Heather

About the Rain Forest

May 23, 2016
About the rain forest by Johanasen, Heather.

About the rain forest

Learn about rain forests and the plants and animals that live in them.

May 29, 2016
Ada's violin - the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Hood, Susan, 1954- author.

Ada's violin - the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

May 29, 2016
Alia Muhammad Baker - saving a library from war by Bacher, Lindsay, author.

Alia Muhammad Baker - saving a library from war

Through narrative nonfiction, readers learn the story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian who preserved Iraq's history by saving thousands of books from being destroyed during the Iraq War.

May 29, 2016
Baa baa black sheep by Cabrera, Jane, author, illustrator.

Baa baa black sheep

In this take-off on the familiar nursery rhyme, black sheep graciously offers bag after bag of wool to Miss, who handcrafts mittens, a tea cosy, and more for her friends, then produces a sweater for the shivering sheep when all the wool is gone. Includes music for piano and guitar.

May 29, 2016
Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do by Gilpin, Rebecca

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

May 29, 2016
Brave like me. by Kerley, Barbara, author

Brave like me.

"When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has

May 25, 2016
Can you find? - an ABC book by McKay, Sindy.

Can you find? - an ABC book

"Throughout the book children search for letters in illustrations, along with various objects and animals that begin with the sound of that letter. Learning these letters and letter sounds will help to build the foundations every child needs to become a successful reader."--P. [4] of cover.

May 29, 2016
Cecil's pride - the true story of a lion king by Hatkoff, Craig, author.

Cecil's pride - the true story of a lion king

Describes Cecil the lion's rise to power at the Hwange National Park, from his struggles as a cub and alliance with rival Jericho to his untimely death that shocked the world.

May 25, 2016
Cola fountains and spattering paint bombs - 47 experiments to do at home by Goossens, Jesse, author.

Cola fountains and spattering paint bombs - 47 experiments to do at home

"Carry out crazy experiments with things you can find around the house. Turn your home or yard into a laboratory and make paint bombs and elephant toothpaste, grow crystals, watch volcanoes erupt and CDs fly, build your own lava lamp, and discover how you can make an egg bounce"--Page [4] of cover.

May 29, 2016
Cuba by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Cuba

Introduces Cuba, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

May 29, 2016
Deer by Webster, Christine.

Deer

A simple introduction to different varieties of deer.

May 29, 2016
Denmark by Pateman, Robert, 1954- author.

Denmark

"Denmark is a country that has existed since the age of the Vikings. It has a vibrant history, a unique way of life, and deeply rooted beliefs. Today, Denmark helps make up an area called Scandinavia. It is a proud country with unique traditions and customs, and its own language. This book explores Denmark and all it has to offer." -- Publisher's website.

May 29, 2016
Diggers at work by Addison, D. R.

Diggers at work

Photographs and simple text introduce early readers to the parts and functions of diggers.

May 29, 2016
Earth science by

Earth science

May 29, 2016
Ecuador by Foley, Erin, 1967- author.

Ecuador

"Situated in South America very close to the Equator, Ecuador is a country known for its vibrant culture and ecotourism. This book discusses the history of Ecuador, what its people and cities are like, and examines how it became the country it is today." -- Publisher's website.

May 29, 2016
Ellis island by Carney, Elizabeth, 1981- author.

Ellis island

Looks at the history of Ellis Island and identifies its early roles as a Mohegan island, fisherman rest spot, famous immigration station, and today's museum.

May 29, 2016
Flying frogs and walking fish - leaping lemurs, tumbling toads, jet-propelled jellyfish, and more surprising ways that animals move by Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author.

Flying frogs and walking fish - leaping lemurs, tumbling toads, jet-propelled jellyfish, and more surprising ways that animals move

"Explore unusual animal locomotion through incredible art and fascinating facts from the Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page"--

May 29, 2016
For the love of music - the remarkable story of Maria Anna Mozart by Rusch, Elizabeth.

For the love of music - the remarkable story of Maria Anna Mozart

Biography of Maria Anna Mozart, sister of the famous composer.

May 26, 2016
From the hills of Georgia - an autobiography in paintings by O'Kelley, Mattie Lou.

From the hills of Georgia - an autobiography in paintings

Twenty-eight paintings illustrate the author's childhood in rural Georgia.

May 29, 2016
Glowworms by Rajczak Nelson, Kristen, author.

Glowworms

"Glowworms are special kinds of beetles that make their own light. They do this through a cool chemical reaction that takes place in their bodies. Readers learn fascinating facts about these insects through informative text as well as engaging fact boxes. Science concepts such as life cycles are presented in fun ways as readers explore the lives of glowworms and see detailed photographs of these insects. What's the difference between a glowworm and a firefly? The answer is waiting for readers to

May 29, 2016
Hamlet by McKeown, Adam (Adam N.)

Hamlet

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about treachery and murder in the kingdom of Denmark. Includes background information, character summary, and commonly asked questions.

May 29, 2016
Handbook for Storytime Programs by Freeman, Judy

Handbook for Storytime Programs

May 26, 2016
Helen's big world - the life of Helen Keller by Rappaport, Doreen, author.

Helen's big world - the life of Helen Keller

An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

May 29, 2016
I love mom by De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.

I love mom

This adorable book looks at the bond between animal mothers and their offspring, from protective Mommy polar bears to playful orang-utans. Fascinating facts about parenthood in the animal kingdom will captivate young readers, for example did you know elephant calves are raised by their mothers and grandmothers? Cute photographs and easy-to-read text make this perfect for young readers. I Love Mom provides the perfect opportunity for parents and children to read together and explore the subject o

May 28, 2016
Inside the Daytona 500 by Kortemeier, Todd, 1986- author.

Inside the Daytona 500

May 29, 2016
Inside the Olympics by Kortemeier, Todd, 1986-

Inside the Olympics

"Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn about the athletes, officials, and fans involved in putting on the sports event that brings together hundreds of countries around the world. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions and callouts, a glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and a listing of source notes" (The Child's World).

May 28, 2016
Inside the Super Bowl by Kortemeier, Todd, 1986- author.

Inside the Super Bowl

May 29, 2016
Inventing the skateboard by Zuchora-Walske, Christine, author.

Inventing the skateboard

"Narrative nonfiction text presents the story of the skateboard's invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author"--Publisher.

May 28, 2016
LEGO friends character encyclopedia by Saunders, Catherine, author.

LEGO friends character encyclopedia

A fan's reference to LEGO friends sets and mini-dolls profiles such favorites as Mia, Stephanie, and Andrea, revealing their likes and dislikes, cool outfits, pets, hobbies, vehicles, activities, and secrets.

May 29, 2016
Leopards by St. Pierre, Stephanie.

Leopards

Describes the physical characteristics, natural environment, and habits of leopards.

May 26, 2016
M is for money - an economics alphabet by Shoulders, Debbie, author.

M is for money - an economics alphabet

Uses examples, scenarios, and rhymes to explain complex monetary ideas ranging from taxes to supply and demand.

May 29, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love animation by Levete, Sarah, author.

Maker projects for kids who love animation

"In this engaging title, readers interested in animation will learn about the history of this art in motion, and discover who the world|s greatest animators have been and how they came to create their inspiring works. The book includes several imaginative Maker projects to inspire readers to create their own animation."--

May 29, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love games by Sjonger, Rebecca, author.

Maker projects for kids who love games

May 29, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - count and celebrate! by McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - count and celebrate!

"Kids count from one to ten as they learn about the history of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day"--Provided by publisher.

May 26, 2016
Money math by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

Money math

"All the kids in this book are earning or spending money, and they all need math to plan their savings and big purchases. Join the fun as these kids discover that math is everywhere!"--

May 29, 2016
Monsters and other mythical creatures by Baltzer, Rochelle, 1982- author.

Monsters and other mythical creatures

May 29, 2016
Morocco by Seward, Pat, 1939- author.

Morocco

"The country of Morocco is a unique part of Africa with beautiful architecture, ancient history, and an exotic flair. This book describes Morocco's rich history, examines how the country has evolved, and explores what its people and customs are like today." -- Publisher's website.

May 29, 2016
Netherlands by Seward, Pat, 1939- author.

Netherlands

"The Netherlands is a place often equated with blonde-haired, blue-eyed people and wooden shoes; however, it is much more than that. The Netherlands is a prosperous country that has a vibrant history and a unique culture. This book explores the Netherlands of the past and well as the present, and what it is like to live there today." -- Publisher's website.

May 29, 2016
Peculiar plants. by

Peculiar plants.

Explores the role plants play in the environment, offers facts about unusual flowers and trees, and discusses how they protect themselves.

May 28, 2016
Poland by Heale, Jay.

Poland

Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Poland.

May 29, 2016
Portugal by Heale, Jay, author.

Portugal

"Portugal is a country full of rich architecture, natural beauty, and history. Today, Portugal is also known for its culture, food, and its attraction as a tourist destination. This book highlights the beauty of the country and discusses its progress as a nation, from ancient times to present day, enabling readers to learn firsthand what makes Portugal what it is today. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photograp

May 29, 2016
Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars by Zuckerman, Gregory, author.

Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars

"Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--

May 29, 2016
S is for s'mores - a camping alphabet by James, Helen Foster, 1951-

S is for s'mores - a camping alphabet

"Introduces camping from A to Z using poetry, prose, and illustrations in a children's picture book. Includes information on beach camping, canyons, foliage, camping gear, John Muir, Juliette Gordon Low, and more"--Provided by publisher.

May 29, 2016
See you later, procrastinator! - (get it done) by Espeland, Pamela, 1951-

See you later, procrastinator! - (get it done)

Provides ideas and tips to help kids kick the procrastination habit and feel more in charge of their life.

May 26, 2016
Smart shopping by Minden, Cecilia.

Smart shopping

May 28, 2016
Socks Are Like Pants, Cats Are Like Dogs by Rosenfeld, Malke

Socks Are Like Pants, Cats Are Like Dogs

May 29, 2016
Stickmen' s guide to trains and automobiles by Farndon, John, author.

Stickmen' s guide to trains and automobiles

"Whimsical stick figure guides take readers on a tour of various types of cars, motorcycles, and trains and how they work in this playful yet extremely informative guide to high-tech machines"--

May 29, 2016
Storks by Gish, Melissa, author.

Storks

"A look at storks, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their long legs, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their threatened status in the world today"--

May 28, 2016
Syria by South, Coleman, 1948- author.

Syria

"Syria is a country that has endured many struggles over the centuries. A place rich with history, today it experiences hardship on a daily basis and faces challenges that have become a global focus. This book explores the history, people, places, and culture that make up modern-day Syria. " -- Publisher's website.

May 29, 2016
Terriers by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.

Terriers

"A kindergarten-level introduction to terriers, covering their personalities, behaviors, life span, and such defining features as their paws"--

May 28, 2016
The handbook for storytime programs by Freeman, Judy, author.

The handbook for storytime programs

Along with its companion volume, The Handbook for Storytellers, this book represents an expansion and reworking of Caroline Feller Bauer's Handbook for Storytellers (1977). The two volumes include the best of the stories and ideas from the 1977 handbook, along with new stories, poems, songs, plays, and activities; annotated lists of stories and books; and related websites and technology tie-ins. This volume, The Handbook for Storytime Programs, is divided into two parts. In the first half, each

May 29, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 29, 2016
The penny pot by Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-

The penny pot

The face painting booth at the school fair provides plenty of opportunities to count combinations of coins adding up to fifty.

May 29, 2016
The Pueblo by Bedry, Christa, author.

The Pueblo

May 28, 2016
The three little pigs by Ross, Dev.

The three little pigs

A humorous retelling of the classic story recounts the fatal episodes in the lives of two foolish pigs and how the third pig managed to avoid the same fate.

May 29, 2016
The U.S. Constitution by Clay, Kathryn, author.

The U.S. Constitution

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. constitution"--

May 28, 2016
The unforgettable joke book by Cunningham, Sean, author.

The unforgettable joke book

Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and other fish share silly jokes and riddles about life in the sea.

May 29, 2016
The universe, black holes, and the Big Bang by Gifford, Clive, author.

The universe, black holes, and the Big Bang

"Travel back in time to the big bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries."--

May 29, 2016
The world's craziest records by Garbe, Suzanne.

The world's craziest records

"Describes some of the craziest, silliest, and most extraordinary records achieved by people around the world"--

May 28, 2016
Three Little Pigs by Ross, Dev

Three Little Pigs

May 25, 2016
Unbored adventure - 70 seriously fun activities for kids & their families by Glenn, Joshua, 1967- author.

Unbored adventure - 70 seriously fun activities for kids & their families

"Combining old-fashioned favorites with today's high-tech possibilities, the book offers a goldmine of creative, constructive activities that kids can do on their own or with their families. From camouflage techniques, survival skills, and cloudspotting advice to instructions on how to build an upcycled kite or raft, to using apps to navigate and explore, it's all here--along with comics that dive into the secret history of everything from bicycling to women explorers. A fun corrective to our ov

May 29, 2016
V is for venus flytrap - a plant alphabet by Gagliano, Eugene M.

V is for venus flytrap - a plant alphabet

The plant world is explored from A to Z, with a poem to introduce each topic, and an expository text that provides details.

May 29, 2016
We will not be silent - the White Rose student resistance movement that defied Adolf Hitler by Freedman, Russell.

We will not be silent - the White Rose student resistance movement that defied Adolf Hitler

"In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. Their b

May 29, 2016
When My Worries Get Too Big! by Buron, Kari Dunn

When My Worries Get Too Big!

May 29, 2016
Whoosh! - Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions by Barton, Chris, author.

Whoosh! - Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

May 29, 2016
Wildfires by Simon, Seymour, author.

Wildfires

Presents wildfires as neither good nor bad but as part of the endless cycle of change in forests and grasslands.

May 28, 2016
Wordplay for kids - a sourcebook of poems, rhymes, and read-alouds by Wadham, Tim, author.

Wordplay for kids - a sourcebook of poems, rhymes, and read-alouds

A collection of wordplay poems for parents to read with their children includes poems categorized by age level and topic, and includes a thorough bibliography of children's literature that focuses on wordplay.

May 29, 2016
Wormholes by Perritano, John, author.

Wormholes

Are there white holes in space? Who said space and time are the same? Why do wormholes exist? How fast does light travel? What if you could time travel?

May 28, 2016
You can fly - the Tuskegee Airmen by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

You can fly - the Tuskegee Airmen

May 29, 2016
You wouldn't want to live without soap! by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.

You wouldn't want to live without soap!

Soaps and detergents are among the great benefits of modern life. They help to keep us comfortable and save us from smelling unpleasant, but above all, they help to protect us from the germs that cause infectious diseases. Learn how soap works, how it is made, and how much harder life would be if we really did have to live without it.

May 28, 2016
Your digital footprint - 12 things you need to know. by Roesler, Jill, author

Your digital footprint - 12 things you need to know.

May 29, 2016