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100 things to do before you grow up by Gerry, Lisa, author.

100 things to do before you grow up

This is THE to do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, heres an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, nows the time!

Aug 22, 2014
1000 inventions and discoveries by Bridgman, Roger Francis, 1940- author.

1000 inventions and discoveries

Summarizes one thousand notable inventions and discoveries of ancient and modern times, from 3,000,000 B.C. to the beginning of the twenty-first century A.D.

Aug 22, 2014
125 Brain Games for Babies by Silberg, Jackie

125 Brain Games for Babies

Aug 22, 2014
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos by Silberg, Jackie

125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos

Aug 22, 2014
20 Fun facts about asteroids and comets by Chiger, Arielle, author.

20 Fun facts about asteroids and comets

Aug 22, 2014
20 fun facts about galaxies by Sabatino, Michael, author.

20 fun facts about galaxies

Aug 22, 2014
20 fun facts about stars by Rajczak, Kristen, author.

20 fun facts about stars

Aug 22, 2014
20 fun facts about the moon by Nagelhout, Ryan, author.

20 fun facts about the moon

Aug 22, 2014
3D modeling by Zizka, Theo, author.

3D modeling

"Learn how to create computer-generate 3D models like the ones used in video games and animated films"--

Aug 22, 2014
A Civil War timeline by Fitzgerald, Stephanie.

A Civil War timeline

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

Aug 22, 2014
A smart girl's guide, middle school - everything you need to know about juggling more homework, more teachers, and more friends! by Williams, Julie (Julie A.), author.

A smart girl's guide, middle school - everything you need to know about juggling more homework, more teachers, and more friends!

"Starting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make you feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, here's the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities. Get help deciding the best way to introduce yourself to those new classmates. Plus, you'll read letters from other girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there"--

Aug 15, 2014
A to Z sign with me - sign language for the alphabet by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

A to Z sign with me - sign language for the alphabet

Playful stories introduce the American Sign Language signs for animals, foods, and the different activities of a carnival.

Aug 17, 2014
A to Z sign with me - sign language for the alphabet by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

A to Z sign with me - sign language for the alphabet

Playful stories introduce the American Sign Language signs for animals, foods, and the different activities of a carnival.

Aug 22, 2014
About parrots - a guide for children by Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.

About parrots - a guide for children

Explains what parrots are, how they live, and what they do.

Aug 22, 2014
Affenpinschers by Petrie, Kristin, 1970-

Affenpinschers

Examines the history, physical attributes, development, and behavior of the affenpinscher breed. Coat, color, size, and care instructions are also discussed.

Aug 21, 2014
Alabama by Hart, Joyce

Alabama

Aug 22, 2014
Alaska by Bjorklund, Ruth.

Alaska

"Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Alaska"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Alexander, the Great by Bankston, John, 1974-

Alexander, the Great

Presents the life of the Greek conqueror, describing his early education as a warrior, his conquests throughout the Persian empire, and his influence on the ancient world of his time.

Aug 22, 2014
Ali - An American Champion by Denenberg, Barry

Ali - An American Champion

Aug 22, 2014
Alone in the Arctic - can science save your life? by Bailey, Gerry, 1945-

Alone in the Arctic - can science save your life?

"When separated from his fellow scientists on the ice in the Arctic, Joe must learn how to survive in the harsh climate. Joe builds an igloo, goes ice fishing, and makes a few animal friends in this engaging title."--

Aug 22, 2014
Alone in the Arctic - can science save your life? by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Alone in the Arctic - can science save your life?

"When separated from his fellow scientists on the ice in the Arctic, Joe must learn how to survive in the harsh climate. Joe builds an igloo, goes ice fishing, and makes a few animal friends in this engaging title."--

Aug 18, 2014
Amazing baseball records by Storden, Thom.

Amazing baseball records

"Provides information on the most stunning records in the sport of professional baseball"--

Aug 22, 2014
Amazing basketball records by Storden, Thom.

Amazing basketball records

"Provides information on the most stunning records in the sport of professional basketball"--

Aug 22, 2014
Amazing football records by Storden, Thom.

Amazing football records

"Provides information on the most stunning records in the sport of professional football"--

Aug 22, 2014
An ABC of what art can be by McArthur, Meher.

An ABC of what art can be

Rhyming text introduces 26 artistic concepts, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Aug 21, 2014
Animal trainer by Trueit, Trudi Strain.

Animal trainer

Aug 22, 2014
Animalium by Broom, Jenny/ Scott, Katie (ILT)

Animalium

Aug 22, 2014
Animals everywhere. by Abbott, Simon

Animals everywhere.

Aug 22, 2014
Arc-en-ciel - le plus beau poisson des océans = The rainbow fish - the most beautiful fish in the ocean by Pfister, Marcus.

Arc-en-ciel - le plus beau poisson des océans = The rainbow fish - the most beautiful fish in the ocean

The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

Aug 22, 2014
Arkansas by King, David C.

Arkansas

Aug 22, 2014
Armond goes to a party - a book about Asperger's and friendship by Carlson, Nancy L, author, illustrator.

Armond goes to a party - a book about Asperger's and friendship

"A boy with Asperger's overcomes his social challenges to help a friend celebrate her birthday"--

Aug 22, 2014
Astrology and astronomy by Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951- author.

Astrology and astronomy

Is it science? shows the scientific method at work. Each volume in the series explores a branch of modern science or a major scientific mileatone, comparing and contrasting it with an older idea that has been proved wrong or fails to meet the standrads of science.

Aug 22, 2014
Augustus Caesar by Gagne, Tammy.

Augustus Caesar

Augustus Caesar was Rome's first emperor, but exactly how he came to claim that title is a long and exciting story.

Aug 22, 2014
Augustus Caesar by Gagne, Tammy.

Augustus Caesar

Chronicles the life and political career of Julius Caesar's nephew, and Rome's first emperor, Augustus Caesar.

Aug 18, 2014
Bacteria up close by Roza, Greg.

Bacteria up close

Explores the history of bacteria research and describes bacteria's properties, where they are found, and how they can be both helpful and harmful.

Aug 22, 2014
Balto's story by Blake, Kevin, 1978- author.

Balto's story

Aug 22, 2014
Battle of Gettysburg by Hamilton, John, 1959-

Battle of Gettysburg

Aug 22, 2014
Beautiful ballerinas by Dombey, Elizabeth.

Beautiful ballerinas

"Kids will learn all about ballet: the most famous ballets, the positions, the outfits, the fun, and the hard work! It's not all roses and tutus for ballerinas. Dancing takes hard work and lots of practice"--

Aug 21, 2014
Beavers by Gish, Melissa, author.

Beavers

"A scientific look at beavers, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their gnawing teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and abundance of the rodents in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature by Berenstain, Stan

Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature

Aug 22, 2014
Body basics by Coupe, Robert.

Body basics

Explains how the many different and complex elerments of the human body work together.

Aug 22, 2014
Books in motion - connecting preschoolers with books through art, games, movement, music, playacting, and props by Dietzel-Glair, Julie, 1976- author.

Books in motion - connecting preschoolers with books through art, games, movement, music, playacting, and props

Aug 22, 2014
Boxfish by Bell, Samantha, author.

Boxfish

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

Aug 22, 2014
Brainstorm! - the stories of twenty American kid inventors by Tucker, Tom, 1944-

Brainstorm! - the stories of twenty American kid inventors

Reveals some of the amazing inventions of the past and present that have come from young Americans, ages eight to nineteen.

Aug 15, 2014
Brauner Bär, wen siehst denn du? by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.

Brauner Bär, wen siehst denn du?

Aug 22, 2014
Brave Chicken Little by Byrd, Robert, author, illustrator.

Brave Chicken Little

A retelling of the classic story of Chicken Little, who has an acorn fall on his head and runs in a panic to his friends Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, and others, to tell them the sky is falling.

Aug 22, 2014
Brown bears by Gish, Melissa, author.

Brown bears

"A scientific look at brown bears, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their coat, behaviors, relationships with humans, and elusiveness of the apex predators in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Building a car by Hammelef, Danielle S., author.

Building a car

"Describes the process of building a car"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Building a motorcycle by Omoth, Tyler.

Building a motorcycle

"Before you can cruise down the highway on two wheels, a lot of work goes into making a motorcycle. How are these amazing machines built? Get ready to find out!" --Publishers description.

Aug 22, 2014
Building an airplane by Hammelef, Danielle S., author.

Building an airplane

"Describes the process of building an airplane"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Building the Titanic - The Making of a Doomed Ship by McCollum, Sean

Building the Titanic - The Making of a Doomed Ship

Aug 22, 2014
Bulldozers by Lennie, Charles

Bulldozers

Aug 22, 2014
Buried sunlight - how fossil fuels have changed the Earth by Bang, Molly, author.

Buried sunlight - how fossil fuels have changed the Earth

"It's time to learn about the role of carbon and fossil fuels on planet Earth! As much as our news is packed with articles about the importance of fossil fuels to the world economy and the global warming caused by increased carbon emissions, few people understand what is happening. Now Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of the manufacturing, transportation, and energy use in our world. Here is a stunnin

Aug 22, 2014
California by Burgan, Michael

California

Aug 22, 2014
Cat whys by Prap, Lila.

Cat whys

Humorous answers to questions about cats plus factual information about cat behavior.

Aug 22, 2014
Cells up close by Nelson, Maria.

Cells up close

Introduces cells, describing their physical makeup, the different kinds of cells from bacteria to tissue cells, and how they function.

Aug 22, 2014
Chimpanzees by Gish, Melissa.

Chimpanzees

"A look at chimpanzees, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their knuckle-walking, behaviors, relationships with humans, and protected status in the world today"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Chinese New Year by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

Chinese New Year

Overview: Cultural Holidays investigates holidays all around the world! Each book brings the spirit of a holiday alive with colorful illustrations and provides clear facts about the holiday's special traditions and history. Which holiday will you celebrate next?.

Aug 22, 2014
Chinese New Year by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

Chinese New Year

Introduces this holiday, discussing when it takes place, preparations, how it is celebrated, and the Chinese calendar.

Aug 17, 2014
Colin Kaepernick by Yomtov, Nelson.

Colin Kaepernick

A biography of Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who led his team all the way to the Super Bowl.

Aug 22, 2014
Colorado by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-

Colorado

Aug 22, 2014
Colours = Farben ; English-German. by

Colours = Farben ; English-German.

Aug 21, 2014
Concrete Mixers by Lennie, Charles

Concrete Mixers

Aug 22, 2014
Cooking Up a Storytime - Mix-and-Match Menus for Easy Programming by Anderson-newham, Susan

Cooking Up a Storytime - Mix-and-Match Menus for Easy Programming

Aug 22, 2014
Cool Creations in 101 Pieces by Kenney, Sean/ Kenney, Sean (ILT)

Cool Creations in 101 Pieces

Aug 22, 2014
Cool kids cook. Fresh & Fit Fresh and fit by Kid Chef Eliana, 2000-

Cool kids cook. Fresh & Fit Fresh and fit

Aug 22, 2014
Costume parties - planning a party that makes your friends say "wow!" by Jones, Jen.

Costume parties - planning a party that makes your friends say "wow!"

"Learn how to throw a costume party that will go down in history. Discover themes, decorations, food, and planning tips that will kick off the perfect party"--

Aug 22, 2014
Crafting with tissue paper by Petelinsek, Kathleen, author.

Crafting with tissue paper

"Learn how to create a variety of fun craft projects using tissue paper"--

Aug 22, 2014
Cranes by Lennie, Charles

Cranes

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in Australia by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in Australia

Australia's culture is an interesting mix of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and culture of England, where most of its immigrant population came from. This book describes how British influence and the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of indigenous peoples have developed into many of the lively and colorful festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Australian people celebrate family occasions.

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in Canada by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in Canada

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in France by Peppas, Lynn.

Cultural traditions in France

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in Greece by Peppas, Lynn.

Cultural traditions in Greece

Greek culture has influenced many other cultures around the globe for thousands of years. Many of the cultural traditions celebrated in Greece today have been passed down through the centuries by the people of this ancient civilization. This book describes how the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of people across the country are observed in the many different festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Greek people celebrate family occasions.

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in Israel by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in Israel

Describes the holidays and traditions of Israel including, the national holidays that celebrate events in the Jewish religion, which holidays are observed by the country's many Muslims, and how Israelis celebrate family occasions.

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in South Africa by Aloian, Molly, author.

Cultural traditions in South Africa

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in Thailand by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in Thailand

Thailand's culture is a blending of the Buddhist religion and ancient traditions passed down through centuries. This interesting book describes how influences from surrounding countries such as India, China, Cambodia, and others in southeast Asia have helped to develop many of the colorful festivals celebrated today.

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in the United Kingdom by Peppas, Lynn.

Cultural traditions in the United Kingdom

Aug 22, 2014
Cultural traditions in the United States by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in the United States

Aug 22, 2014
Curious Critters - Marine by Fitzsimmons, David

Curious Critters - Marine

Aug 22, 2014
Cybercrime by Gray, Leon, 1974- author.

Cybercrime

Looks at the techniques criminals use to commit cybercrimes, including hacking, viruses, spyware, and spamming.

Aug 22, 2014
Dear Wandering Wildebeest - and other poems from the Water Hole by Latham, Irene.

Dear Wandering Wildebeest - and other poems from the Water Hole

Aug 22, 2014
Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt by Carle, Eric.

Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food.

Aug 21, 2014
Dinosaur days by Milton, Joyce, author.

Dinosaur days

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

Aug 21, 2014
Discover Ancient Rome by Kops, Deborah.

Discover Ancient Rome

"Learn about the art and cultural contributions, family life, religions and people of ancient Rome"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Dry in the desert - can science save your life? by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Dry in the desert - can science save your life?

"Will Joe be able to survive in the hot, scorching desert? In this exciting survival story, readers journey along with Joe as he searches for water and runs into a desert tribe."--

Aug 22, 2014
Dump Trucks by Lennie, Charles

Dump Trucks

Aug 22, 2014
Edward Hopper paints his world by Burleigh, Robert.

Edward Hopper paints his world

"As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge. Edward Hopper's story is one of courage, resilience, and determination. I

Aug 22, 2014
Elephant twins by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer.

Elephant twins

"Exposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. Gold Light and Gold Ray are the only known pair of elephant twins in the world! Photojournalist Richard Sobol has masterfully captured the twins' playfulness, as he shows the twins feeding, bathing, napping, and learning with their trainer Pai. Elephant Twins transports readers to Ban

Aug 15, 2014
Everything is a poem - the best of J. Patrick Lewis by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Everything is a poem - the best of J. Patrick Lewis

"A delightfully wide-ranging poetry collection taken from previously published and new works by American poet J. Patrick Lewis is illustrated by Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli"--

Aug 18, 2014
Everything is a poem - the best of J. Patrick Lewis by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Everything is a poem - the best of J. Patrick Lewis

"A delightfully wide-ranging poetry collection taken from previously published and new works by American poet J. Patrick Lewis is illustrated by Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli"--

Aug 22, 2014
Excavators by Lennie, Charles

Excavators

Aug 22, 2014
Explore solids and liquids! by Reilly, Kathleen M.

Explore solids and liquids!

"For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different states of matter. They'll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe. With plenty of activities and projects, young readers gain a solid understanding of the matter they touch, see, feel, and experience every single day."--Page [4] cover.

Aug 22, 2014
Explore Solids and Liquids! by Reilly, Kathleen M./ Stone, Bryan (ILT)

Explore Solids and Liquids!

Aug 18, 2014
Explorers by Oxlade, Chris, author.

Explorers

Presents the history of exploration, from explorers in ancient times to the discovery and exploration of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Antarctica, and outer space.

Aug 22, 2014
Eye benders by Gifford, Clive.

Eye benders

Aug 22, 2014
Fall Leaves by Holland, Loretta/ Mackay, Elly (ILT)

Fall Leaves

Aug 22, 2014
Feeding time at the zoo by Shahan, Sherry.

Feeding time at the zoo

Introduces the different types of food that zoo animals eat, from the typical to the unusual.

Aug 21, 2014
Firefighters by Oxlade, Chris.

Firefighters

Discusses the way firefighters help the community and how they put out fires with details about firefighting tools, vehicles, and equipment.

Aug 22, 2014
Flamingos by Gish, Melissa, author.

Flamingos

"A scientific look at flamingos, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their coloration, behaviors, relationships with humans, and numbers of the tropical birds in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Florida by Hess, Debra

Florida

Aug 22, 2014
Football's greatest defenders by Doeden, Matt.

Football's greatest defenders

"Informative, engaging text and vivid photos introduce readers to pro defenders"--

Aug 22, 2014
Football's greatest quarterbacks by Doeden, Matt.

Football's greatest quarterbacks

"Informative, engaging text and vivid photos introduce readers to pro quarterbacks"--

Aug 22, 2014
Football's greatest receivers by Braun, Eric, 1971- author.

Football's greatest receivers

"Informative, engaging text and vivid photos introduce readers to pro receivers"--

Aug 22, 2014
Football's greatest running backs by Braun, Eric, 1971-

Football's greatest running backs

"Informative, engaging text and vivid photos introduce readers to pro running backs"--

Aug 22, 2014
Forms of government by Benoit, Peter, 1955-

Forms of government

Read about the variety of governments that lead different countries and learn how they have shaped our world today.

Aug 22, 2014
Friendship bracelets - 35 gorgeous projects to make and give by Hopping, Lucy, author.

Friendship bracelets - 35 gorgeous projects to make and give

Discover beautiful yet simple jewellery to make with and for your friends. You'll love these 35 stunning projects, all made with easy craft techniques such as braiding, macrame and weaving. Many of them use basic materials - embroidery thread, beads and ribbon, with the addition of leather, brass nuts and rhinestones in some of the more advanced projects. Choose from four chapters: So Sweet, with ideas in a pastel palette; Neon Brights, infused with zesty colours and standout features; Nautical

Aug 15, 2014
From leather to basketball shoes by Nelson, Robin, 1971-

From leather to basketball shoes

Aug 22, 2014
From plastic to soccer ball by Nelson, Robin, 1971-

From plastic to soccer ball

Aug 22, 2014
From steel to bicycle by Nelson, Robin, 1971-

From steel to bicycle

Aug 22, 2014
From wood to baseball bat by Nelson, Robin, 1971-

From wood to baseball bat

Aug 22, 2014
Gandhi by Saklani, Juhi, author.

Gandhi

A biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian political and spiritual leader who led his country to freedom from British rule through his policy of nonviolent resistance.

Aug 22, 2014
Geckos by Gish, Melissa, author.

Geckos

"A scientific look at geckos, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their tuberculate skin, behaviors, relationships with humans, and variety of the vocalizing lizards in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Genetic modification - should humans control nature? by Gray, Leon, 1974-

Genetic modification - should humans control nature?

Discusses issues surrounding genetic modification, exploring how it is used by scientists and in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Aug 22, 2014
Georgia by Haywood, Karen Diane.

Georgia

Aug 22, 2014
Get the Scoop on Animal Puke! - From Zombie Ants to Vampire Bats, 251 Cool Facts About Vomit, Regurgitation, & More! by Cusick, Dawn

Get the Scoop on Animal Puke! - From Zombie Ants to Vampire Bats, 251 Cool Facts About Vomit, Regurgitation, & More!

Aug 22, 2014
Girls race! - amazing tales of women in sports by Allen, Kathy.

Girls race! - amazing tales of women in sports

"Through narrative stories, explores female athletes who have made major contributions to sports and culture"--

Aug 22, 2014
Girls rebel! - amazing tales of women who broke the mold by Schwartz, Heather E.

Girls rebel! - amazing tales of women who broke the mold

"Through narrative stories, explores females who fought for their beliefs, broke society's rules, and forever changed the world"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Girls research! - Amazing tales of female scientists by Phillips, Jennifer, 1962- author.

Girls research! - Amazing tales of female scientists

"Through narrative stories, explores female scientists who have made major contributions in science and culture"--

Aug 22, 2014
Girls rule! - amazing tales of female leaders by Tougas, Shelley.

Girls rule! - amazing tales of female leaders

"Through narrative stories, explores female leaders who have made major contributions in business, government, or other organizations"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Girls star - amazing tales of Hollywood's leading ladies by Tougas, Shelley.

Girls star - amazing tales of Hollywood's leading ladies

"Through narrative stories, explores actresses who have made major contributions in movies and television"--

Aug 22, 2014
Greek mythology by Jennings, Ken, 1974-

Greek mythology

Provides facts on the classic myths of the Greeks and Romans, from how Prometheus outsmarted the gods to how Achilles's heel led to his death.

Aug 22, 2014
Greek mythology by Jennings, Ken, 1974-

Greek mythology

Provides facts on the classic myths of the Greeks, from how Prometheus outsmarted the gods to how Achilles's heel led to his death.

Aug 17, 2014
Guys read - true stories by Scieszka, Jon/ Murphy, Jim/ Partridge, Elizabeth/ Hale, Nathan/ Sturm, James

Guys read - true stories

"Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable--and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys R

Aug 22, 2014
Hades Speaks! - A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead by Shecter, Vicky Alvear/ Larson, J. E. (ILT)

Hades Speaks! - A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead

Aug 22, 2014
Handy health guide to colds and flu by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to colds and flu

"An overview about colds and the flu--how germs are spread, how to treat these diseases, and how to avoid becoming sick"--

Aug 17, 2014
Harlem hellfighters by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Harlem hellfighters

"A regiment of African American soldiers from Harlem journeys across the Atlantic to fight alongside the French in World War I, inspiring a continent with their brand of jazz music"--

Aug 22, 2014
Hawks by Gish, Melissa, author.

Hawks

"A scientific look at hawks, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their wings, behaviors, relationships with humans, and variety of the hunting raptors in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by Neri, G./ Ford, A.g. (ILT)

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Aug 22, 2014
High-tech DIY projects with flying objects by Murphy, Maggie, author.

High-tech DIY projects with flying objects

Provides information about the maker movement while teaching readers how to build flying objects with step-by-step instructions.

Aug 22, 2014
High-tech DIY projects with musical instruments by Murphy, Maggie.

High-tech DIY projects with musical instruments

Provides information about music, instruments, and sound while offering step-by-step instructions on how to make musical instruments, including diddley bows, drums, and shakers.

Aug 22, 2014
Hip hip hooray! it's Family Day! - sign language for family by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

Hip hip hooray! it's Family Day! - sign language for family

In this rhyming story accompanied by sign language diagrams, a child enjoys spending time with various family members, including Mommy and Daddy, Auntie Karen and Grandma Rosie, and Baby Jordon and Cousin Nikki.

Aug 22, 2014
Hip hip hooray! it's Family Day! - sign language for family by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

Hip hip hooray! it's Family Day! - sign language for family

In this rhyming story accompanied by sign language diagrams, a child enjoys spending time with various family members, including Mommy and Daddy, Auntie Karen and Grandma Rosie, and Baby Jordon and Cousin Nikki.

Aug 17, 2014
Homer by Gagne, Tammy.

Homer

A biography of the Greek poet Homer who wrote the epic poems, The Iliad and the The Odyssey.

Aug 22, 2014
Hope for Winter - The True Story of Two Dolphins' Remarkable Friendship by Yates, David/ Hatkoff, Craig

Hope for Winter - The True Story of Two Dolphins' Remarkable Friendship

Aug 22, 2014
How do eggs hatch? by Hobbes, Elena.

How do eggs hatch?

Explains how chicks are born inside of eggs and the process by which these eggs hatch.

Aug 22, 2014
How do seeds sprout? by Rhodes, Evan.

How do seeds sprout?

Examines the steps involved when a seed sprouts to form a plant.

Aug 22, 2014
How electric and hybrid cars work by Hunter, Nick, author.

How electric and hybrid cars work

Presents information about electric and hybrid cars, looking at how they work in comparison to traditional automobiles and the different types that can be bought, as well as their benefits, drawbacks, and future potential.

Aug 22, 2014
How is my brain like a supercomputer? - and other questions about the human body by Stewart, Melissa, author.

How is my brain like a supercomputer? - and other questions about the human body

"Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this lively illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood"--

Aug 22, 2014
How much can a bare bear bear? - what are homonyms and homophones? by Cleary, Brian P., 1959-

How much can a bare bear bear? - what are homonyms and homophones?

Explains the concept of homonyms and homophones.

Aug 22, 2014
How renewable energy works by Barker, Geoff, 1963- author.

How renewable energy works

Presents information about different types of renewable energy and how they are produced, looking at solar, wind, hydroelectric, tidal, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and fuel cells energy.

Aug 22, 2014
How strong is an ant? - and other questions about... bugs and insects by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

How strong is an ant? - and other questions about... bugs and insects

"In a simple, accessible question-and-answer format, this Good Question! book asks the questions and gives the answers about bugs and insects that young readers really want to know: what the difference is between bugs and insects, how they grow and live, how many bugs and insects there are, and so on. Filled with full-color illustrations showing what's being discussed. Includes list of recommended readings and websites to visit at the back."--

Aug 22, 2014
Human body / Library Edition by Walker, Richard, 1951- author.

Human body / Library Edition

Describes the parts and systems of the human body and discusses how they work.

Aug 22, 2014
I am Albert Einstein by Meltzer, Brad.

I am Albert Einstein

Aug 22, 2014
I am Jazz! by Herthel, Jessica.

I am Jazz!

Aug 22, 2014
I am Malala - how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-

I am Malala - how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

"I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while r

Aug 22, 2014
I am Rosa Parks by Meltzer, Brad.

I am Rosa Parks

Recounts Rosa Parks' daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation.

Aug 22, 2014
If... - a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers by Smith, David J. (David Julian), 1944-, author.

If... - a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers

Author has found clever devices to scale down everything from time lines (the history of Earth compressed into one year), to quantities (all the wealth in the world divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets shown as different types of balls).

Aug 22, 2014
Iowa by King, David C.

Iowa

Aug 22, 2014
It's So Amazing! - A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Harris, Robie H./ Emberley, Michael (ILT)

It's So Amazing! - A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

Aug 22, 2014
Jackie Robinson - breaking the color line in baseball by Simmons, Matt J.

Jackie Robinson - breaking the color line in baseball

Highlights the life and career of an American baseball player who became the first African American to play major league baseball in the modern era.

Aug 22, 2014
Jackie Robinson - breaking the color line in baseball by Simmons, Matt J.

Jackie Robinson - breaking the color line in baseball

Highlights the life and career of an American baseball player who became the first African American to play major league baseball in the modern era.

Aug 18, 2014
Jennifer Hudson - a biography of an American music idol by Micklos, John.

Jennifer Hudson - a biography of an American music idol

"Examines the life of Jennifer Hudson, including her childhood in Chicago, her rise to superstardom from American Idol contestant to Grammy and Academy award winner, her family life, and her music and movie career"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

"The baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio's picture book biography"--

Aug 22, 2014
Junk drawer physics - 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing by Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.

Junk drawer physics - 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing

Aug 22, 2014
Kansas by King, David C.

Kansas

"Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Kansas"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Kentucky by Gaines, Ann.

Kentucky

Aug 22, 2014
Kindergarten magic - theme-based lessons for building literacy and library skills by MacMillan, Kathy, 1975-

Kindergarten magic - theme-based lessons for building literacy and library skills

Aug 22, 2014
Legend of Atlantis by Troupe, Thomas Kingsley

Legend of Atlantis

Aug 22, 2014
Lego Ninjago - The Visual Dictionary by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Lego Ninjago - The Visual Dictionary

Aug 22, 2014
Leif Erikson by Bankston, John, 1974-

Leif Erikson

Aug 22, 2014
Leif Erikson by Bankston, John, 1974-

Leif Erikson

Presents the life of Viking explorer Leif Eriksson, discussing his life in Greenland, his discovery of North America, and his legacy in American history.

Aug 17, 2014
Let's start the music - programming for primary grades by Brown, Amy, 1976-

Let's start the music - programming for primary grades

Aug 22, 2014
Lily - a true story of courage & the Joplin tornado by Mueller, Carolyn E., author.

Lily - a true story of courage & the Joplin tornado

Aug 21, 2014
Little author in the big woods - a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Little author in the big woods - a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It's a

Aug 22, 2014
Lives of the explorers - discoveries, disasters (and what the neighbors thought) by Krull, Kathleen.

Lives of the explorers - discoveries, disasters (and what the neighbors thought)

"This fascinating new installment in the popular Lives of . . . series of collective biographies is full of juicy tidbits about history's greatest explorers"--

Aug 22, 2014
Loaders by Lennie, Charles

Loaders

Aug 22, 2014
Loom magic creatures! - 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters by Thomas, Becky, author.

Loom magic creatures! - 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters

Learn to make these super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects that will take your rubber band loom projects to the next level. Wow everyone around you with fun and wacky critters. Here are step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs to show you how to make the coolest rubber band projects out there.

Aug 15, 2014
Louisiana by Bjorklund, Ruth

Louisiana

Aug 22, 2014
M is for monster - a fantastic creatures alphabet by Lewis, J. Patrick.

M is for monster - a fantastic creatures alphabet

Presents an alphabetical examination of creatures of popular legend, including mummies, werewolves, and zombies, as well as such lesser-known monsters as the Roc and the giant called Xing Tian.

Aug 22, 2014
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker 30 - Ninjas and Samurai- a Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House 5- Night of the Ninjas by Osborne, Mary Pope/ Boyce, Natalie Pope/ Murdocca, Sal (ILT)

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker 30 - Ninjas and Samurai- a Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House 5- Night of the Ninjas

Aug 22, 2014
Magic tree house survival guide by Osborne, Mary Pope.

Magic tree house survival guide

"Jack and Annie show readers how to survive their many thrilling adventures"--

Aug 22, 2014
Make an interactive science museum - hands-on exhibits by Gardner, Robert, 1929-

Make an interactive science museum - hands-on exhibits

Provides instructions which enable students and teachers to build their own science museums in places where the exhibits can be seen on a regular basis.

Aug 22, 2014
Making Toys for Infants and Toddlers by Miller, Linda G.

Making Toys for Infants and Toddlers

Aug 22, 2014
Maps and Geography by Jennings, Ken/ Lowery, Mike (ILT)

Maps and Geography

Aug 22, 2014
Marco Polo by Bankston, John, 1974-

Marco Polo

Details the life and travels of the explorer who journeyed from Italy to China in the thirteenth century and documented his experiences in a revolutionary travel memoir.

Aug 22, 2014
Marco Polo by Bankston, John.

Marco Polo

Details the life and travels of the explorer who journeyed from Italy to China in the thirteenth century and documented his experiences in a revolutionary travel memoir.

Aug 18, 2014
Mary Jones and her Bible by Ropes, Mary E. (Mary Emily), 1842-

Mary Jones and her Bible

Mary Jones lived in Wales over 200 years ago. She worked hard, she loved her parents and she was a happy girl. Only one thing was missing. Mary longed to have a Bible of her own.

Aug 22, 2014
Maryland by Otfinoski, Steven

Maryland

Aug 22, 2014
Massachusetts by Bjorklund, Ruth

Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2014
Michael Jordan - basketball superstar & commercial icon by Hawkins, Jeff (Sportswriter), author.

Michael Jordan - basketball superstar & commercial icon

Looks at the life and career of the basketball superstar, from his youth in Wilmington, North Carolina to his NBA championships.

Aug 22, 2014
Minerals up close by Glaser, Jason.

Minerals up close

Introduces minerals at a molecular level, and includes information on their properties, where they can be found, and how humans use minerals in nutrition and technology.

Aug 22, 2014
Minnesota by Brill, Marlene Targ.

Minnesota

Aug 22, 2014
Mississippi by Gaines, Ann

Mississippi

Aug 22, 2014
Missouri by Sanders, Doug

Missouri

Aug 22, 2014
More laugh-out-loud jokes for kids by Elliott, Rob, author.

More laugh-out-loud jokes for kids

A collection of one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and tongue twisters.

Aug 15, 2014
Mr. Cornell's dream boxes by Winter, Jeanette.

Mr. Cornell's dream boxes

"Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes--wonderlands covered in glass. And who did he most like to share them with? Children, of course.

Aug 22, 2014
Mr. Ferris and his wheel by Davis, Kathryn, 1946-

Mr. Ferris and his wheel

Aug 22, 2014
Mythology by Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.

Mythology

Introduces ancient Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Roman mythologies, including Zeus, father of the Greek gods, Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war, and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats.

Aug 15, 2014
National Geographic Angry Birds seasons - a festive flight into the world's happiest holidays and celebrations by Briggs, Amy.

National Geographic Angry Birds seasons - a festive flight into the world's happiest holidays and celebrations

"Circle the globe with National Geographic and the Angry Birds as the lovable characters discover and partake in the world's greatest holidays, festivals, and celebrations. The birds will celebrate the Chinese New Year in Beijing before traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The Angry Birds--and readers--will learn all about cultural traditions around the world and come to understand the rituals and customs that go along with celebrating the biggest events of the year. Archival and modern Nati

Aug 22, 2014
National Geographic Angry Birds seasons - a festive flight into the world's happiest holidays and celebrations by Briggs, Amy.

National Geographic Angry Birds seasons - a festive flight into the world's happiest holidays and celebrations

"Circle the globe with National Geographic and the Angry Birds as the lovable characters discover and partake in the world's greatest holidays, festivals, and celebrations. The birds will celebrate the Chinese New Year in Beijing before traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The Angry Birds--and readers--will learn all about cultural traditions around the world and come to understand the rituals and customs that go along with celebrating the biggest events of the year. Archival and modern Nati

Aug 18, 2014
Nature sparks - connecting children's learning to the natural world by Cross, Aerial.

Nature sparks - connecting children's learning to the natural world

Aug 22, 2014
Nebraska by Sanders, Doug

Nebraska

Aug 22, 2014
Nevada by Hicks, Terry Allan.

Nevada

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Nevada -- Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
New Mexico by Bjorklund, Ruth.

New Mexico

"Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of New Mexico"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
New York by Elish, Dan

New York

Aug 22, 2014
Ninjago masters of Spinjitzu - brickmaster by Last, Shari, author.

Ninjago masters of Spinjitzu - brickmaster

Depicts battle between Kai and Frakjaw with instructions and lego bricks for creating five different sets that are featured in the story.

Aug 22, 2014
North Carolina by Gaines, Ann.

North Carolina

Aug 22, 2014
North Dakota by Sanders, Doug

North Dakota

Aug 22, 2014
Not my girl by Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author.

Not my girl

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders' school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family -- but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped short, can't be her daughter. "Not my girl!" she says angrily. Margaret's years at school have changed her. Now ten years old, she has forgotten her language and the skills to hunt and fish. She can't even stomach her mother's food. He

Aug 15, 2014
Oklahoma by Sanders, Doug, 1972-

Oklahoma

Aug 22, 2014
Old Manhattan has some farms - (e-i-e-i-grow!) by Lendroth, Susan, author.

Old Manhattan has some farms - (e-i-e-i-grow!)

Aug 22, 2014
Old Manhattan has some farms - e-i-e-i-grow! by Lendroth, Susan.

Old Manhattan has some farms - e-i-e-i-grow!

In this new take on "Old MacDonald," farmers are city dwellers and farms consist of rooftops, empty lots, patios, hydroponic labs, and other urban nooks.

Aug 17, 2014
On the Wing by Elliott, David/ Stadtlander, Becca (ILT)

On the Wing

Aug 22, 2014
Our solar system by Jackson, Tom, 1972- author.

Our solar system

"Blast off into space with Ms. Frizzle and explore our solar system. It's out of this world! The magic School bus Presents our Solar System is packed with incredible photographs,amazing facts, and everthing you ever wanted to know about all eight planets, the Sun, comets, meteors, asteroids, and much, much more." - cover.

Aug 22, 2014
P is for pirate - a pirate alphabet by Bunting, Eve, 1928-

P is for pirate - a pirate alphabet

An illustrated alphabetical examination of the history of piracy uses poetry and expository text to cover topics including legendary ships, fabled hideouts, notorious villains like Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, and much more.

Aug 22, 2014
Pandas by Gish, Melissa.

Pandas

"A look at pandas, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their black-and-white fur, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Photos framed - a fresh look at the world's most memorable photographs by Thomson, Ruth, 1949- author.

Photos framed - a fresh look at the world's most memorable photographs

Explores some of the most famous photographs in history, including Stephen Dalton's "Ladybird Take-off," Charles C. Ebbets' "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper," and Neil Leifer's "Muhammad Ali versus Sonny Liston."

Aug 22, 2014
Physics - investigate the mechanics of nature by Gardner, Jane P, author.

Physics - investigate the mechanics of nature

Provides an introduction to physics, explaining how skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks, how gravity determines the path of a baseball throw, and how electricity is used to power toasters and put on rock shows.

Aug 17, 2014
Pitch and throw, grasp and know - what is a synonym? by Cleary, Brian P., 1959-

Pitch and throw, grasp and know - what is a synonym?

Clever rhymes and comical illustrations combine to explain the concept of synonyms. The latest addition to the best-selling Words Are Categorical? series, this fun-filled guide uses playful puns and humorous illustrations to creatively clarify the concept of synonyms. Key synonyms appear in color for easy identification to show, not tell, readers what synonyms are all about.

Aug 22, 2014
Planes, trains and cars by Abbott, Simon, 1967- illustrator.

Planes, trains and cars

A vibrant and fact-packed range illustrated by the popular children's artist Simon Abbott. In this, fun bright, easy-to-follow full-color book, young readers are introduced to the amazing world of transport, the many different types and the basics on how they work.

Aug 22, 2014
Planet Earth by Jackson, Tom, 1972- author.

Planet Earth

Aug 22, 2014
Playing pro baseball by Howell, Brian, 1974-

Playing pro baseball

Aug 22, 2014
Playing pro basketball by Gitlin, Marty.

Playing pro basketball

Aug 22, 2014
Playing pro football by Bowker, Paul, 1954-

Playing pro football

Aug 22, 2014
Playing pro hockey by Hawkins, Jeff (Sportswriter)

Playing pro hockey

Describes the skill, training, and determination needed to become a professional hockey player, including the types of workouts and dietary plans NHL players use and how they prevent and treat injuries.

Aug 22, 2014
Poetry aloud here 2 - sharing poetry with children by Vardell, Sylvia M.

Poetry aloud here 2 - sharing poetry with children

Aug 22, 2014
Puerto Rico by Bjorklund, Ruth.

Puerto Rico

"Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Puerto Rico"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Quiz whiz. 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions. 4 by National Geographic Kids (COR)

Quiz whiz. 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions. 4

Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.

Aug 17, 2014
Quiz whiz. 4, 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions. by

Quiz whiz. 4, 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions.

Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.

Aug 22, 2014
Racing driver - how to drive racing cars step by step by Chapman, Giles, author.

Racing driver - how to drive racing cars step by step

Racing Driver is a thrill-a-minute training course that shows children how the worlds fastest racing cars are driven. The book is divided into three types of spread that encourage the child to imagine speeding around the track and becoming a racing champion. Driving school looks at the engineering and science of driving. On the track puts the child behind the wheel in a variety of high-speed cars, including stock cars, Formula 1 cars and sports racers. In this section, the child can find out how

Aug 22, 2014
Rags - hero dog of WWI - a true story by Raven, Margot Theis.

Rags - hero dog of WWI - a true story

"A stray dog named Rags befriends a U.S. soldier in Paris, France, during WWI. Rags traveled with the troops carrying messages from the front line to the back. His loyalty kept him by his owner's side until Sergeant Donovan died at the base hospital in Chicago"--

Aug 22, 2014
Rain forest people by Parker, Edward, 1961-

Rain forest people

Provides information relevant to living in a rain forest such as ways to earn a living, various types of rain forests, diverse peoples and their habitats, and issues related to exploitation and conservation.

Aug 21, 2014
Rainbows never end - and other fun facts by DiSiena, Laura Lyn, author.

Rainbows never end - and other fun facts

"This book is filled with tons of cool facts about weather and the environment, plus colorful, humorous illustrations!"--

Aug 22, 2014
Rainy, sunny, blowy, snowy - what are seasons? by Brocket, Jane.

Rainy, sunny, blowy, snowy - what are seasons?

"Combining simple text with gorgeous photos, the latest addition to the Jane Brocket's Clever Concepts series presents the four seasons"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Ready for fractions and decimals by Wingard-Nelson, Rebecca.

Ready for fractions and decimals

"Learn the basic fundamentals of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using fractions and decimals"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Really, really big questions about science by Cave, Holly, author.

Really, really big questions about science

Combines illustrations, brain teasers, and quirky quotations with philosophical musings to provide answers to such science questions as what is in empty space, what makes something funny, and whether the chicken or the egg came first.

Aug 22, 2014
Rhinoceroses by Gish, Melissa.

Rhinoceroses

"A look at rhinoceroses, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their horned noses, behaviors, relationships with humans, and protected status in the world today"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Ripley's Believe it or Not Special Edition 2015 by Ripley's Entertainment Inc. (COR)

Ripley's Believe it or Not Special Edition 2015

Aug 22, 2014
Rivers by Llewellyn, Claire, author.

Rivers

Introduces children to the extensive role rivers play in our world. Famous rivers and their different characteristics, including types of habitats that live inside of them, important inventions created to utilize such a natural power source, natural disasters, and the role rivers play in our ecosystem are all highlighted.

Aug 22, 2014
Robert Griffin III by Yomtov, Nelson.

Robert Griffin III

A profile of football great Robert Griffin III.

Aug 22, 2014
Russian fairy tales [Russian language] by Afanasyev, Alexander.

Russian fairy tales [Russian language]

Aug 22, 2014
Sally Ride - life on a mission by Macy, Sue.

Sally Ride - life on a mission

"Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space--she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big. Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a

Aug 22, 2014
Scuba man - Jacques Cousteau and his amazing underwater invention by Bredeson, Carmen.

Scuba man - Jacques Cousteau and his amazing underwater invention

"Read about Jacques Cousteau's life and the invention of the aqua lung"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Sea creatures by Jackson, Tom, 1972-

Sea creatures

Aug 22, 2014
Sea turtles by Gish, Melissa, author.

Sea turtles

"A scientific look at sea turtles, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their shells, behaviors, relationships with humans, and protection of the swimming reptiles in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Secret Soldier by McGovern, Ann

Secret Soldier

Aug 22, 2014
Sequoia by Johnston, Tony/ Minor, Wendell (ILT)

Sequoia

Aug 22, 2014
Shape-shifting animals by Lunis, Natalie.

Shape-shifting animals

Meet 8 amazing shape-shifting animals that use their abilities to scare off, escape from, or appear less tasty to their enemies. Eye-popping photographs and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to life.

Aug 22, 2014
Shark by MacQuitty, Miranda, author.

Shark

Describes, in text and photographs, the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of various types of sharks.

Aug 22, 2014
Simply fantastic - an introduction to classical music by Gerhard, Ana.

Simply fantastic - an introduction to classical music

"The words of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and others are introducted to children thorugh the magical beings from legends and clasic tales--including gnomes, fairies, witches, goblins, elves, and wizards--that inspired the composers."--P. [4] of cover.

Aug 22, 2014
Skydiving dogs by Goldish, Meish, author.

Skydiving dogs

"In this book, young readers will learn about the special dogs that assist the U.S. Military by serving as skydiving companions."--

Aug 22, 2014
Skylanders SWAP Force - Master Eon's official guide. by

Skylanders SWAP Force - Master Eon's official guide.

Provides character profiles and strategies for mastering the Skylanders game.

Aug 17, 2014
Slon Khorton vysizhivaet i͡|aĭt͡|so by Seuss, Dr.

Slon Khorton vysizhivaet i͡|aĭt͡|so

When a lazy bird hatching an egg wants a vacation, she asks Horton, the elephant, to sit on her egg--which he does through all sorts of hazards until he is rewarded for doing what he said he would.

Aug 22, 2014
Smart Girl's Guide- Friendship Troubles by Criswell, Patti Kelley

Smart Girl's Guide- Friendship Troubles

Aug 22, 2014
Smart Girl's Guide- Manners by Holyoke, Nancy

Smart Girl's Guide- Manners

Aug 22, 2014
So many feelings - sign language for feelings and emotions by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

So many feelings - sign language for feelings and emotions

Playful stories in simple rhymes introduce the American Sign Language signs for feelings and emotions.

Aug 17, 2014
So many feelings - sign language for feelings and emotions by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

So many feelings - sign language for feelings and emotions

Playful stories in simple rhymes introduce the American Sign Language signs for feelings and emotions.

Aug 22, 2014
So, you want to work in fashion? - how to break into the world of fashion and design by Wooster, Patricia.

So, you want to work in fashion? - how to break into the world of fashion and design

Aug 22, 2014
Soldering by Nelson, David Erik, author.

Soldering

Teaches readers how to solder electronic components together and build electronic devices.

Aug 22, 2014
South Dakota by Bjorklund, Ruth.

South Dakota

"Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of South Dakota"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
States and capitals by Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.

States and capitals

A comprehensive guide to the fifty U.S. states includes fun facts about each state, including their mottos, state birds, flags, and state flowers.

Aug 22, 2014
Stranded on an island - can science save your life? by Bailey, Gerry, 1945-

Stranded on an island - can science save your life?

"After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island."--

Aug 22, 2014
Stranded on an island - can science save your life? by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Stranded on an island - can science save your life?

"After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island."--

Aug 18, 2014
Super sniffers - dog detectives on the job by Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw, author.

Super sniffers - dog detectives on the job

"A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent explores the various ways specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors...and more. This dynamic photo-essay includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs."--

Aug 22, 2014
Swept away by the storm / Can Science Save Your Life? by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Swept away by the storm / Can Science Save Your Life?

"Adrift in heavy seas after a hurricane, Joe finds his boat pulled by strong currents and winds. He follows a flock of birds and discovers other sea creatures moving in the same direction toward some rocks. Can Joe's science skills help him to survive?"--

Aug 22, 2014
Tangled in the rainforest / Can Science Save Your Life? by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Tangled in the rainforest / Can Science Save Your Life?

"Alone in the rainforest, Joe is suddenly caught in a tropical storm. He uses his science skills to observe the habitat around him to build shelter, find food, and search for help."--

Aug 22, 2014
Tastes Like Music - 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body by Birmingham, Maria/ Melnychuk, Monika (ILT)

Tastes Like Music - 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body

Aug 22, 2014
Tennessee by Petreycik, Rick.

Tennessee

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Tennessee -- Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Thank you, God by Wigger, J. Bradley, author.

Thank you, God

Offers readers of all ages and backgrounds the perfect chance to reflect on all the things that they have to be grateful for. It is a celebration of family and friends, of homes and food to share, and of the wonder of creation from the first light of day to the calm, peaceful night.

Aug 22, 2014
The attack on Fort Sumter by Samuels, Charlie.

The attack on Fort Sumter

"The Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 marked the beginning of the American Civil War. Federal troops eventually surrendered after 36 hours of open fire. The controversial election of Abraham Lincoln, the contentious issue of slavery, and the South's demand for states' rights all factored into this momentous event. This book, an excellent Civil War resource, also delves into other key moments of the war that followed. A detailed timeline, historical paintings, and actual Civil War photog

Aug 22, 2014
The attack on Pearl Harbor by Samuels, Charlie, 1961-, author.

The attack on Pearl Harbor

Examines the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December of 1941, the event that impelled the United States into World War II.

Aug 22, 2014
The battles of Lexington and Concord by Samuels, Charlie, 1961-, author.

The battles of Lexington and Concord

"The Battles of Lexington and Concord are often glossed over in history books as the beginning of the American Revolution in April 1777. However, how they fit in with the events before and after the war are well worth reading about. This book provides a detailed look at these famous battles, including the mysterious first shot of the war, also called 'the shot heard r ound the world.' Beautiful portraits of the events, interesting sidebars offering more information, and a timeline of the entire

Aug 22, 2014
The case of the vanishing little brown bats - a scientific mystery by Markle, Sandra.

The case of the vanishing little brown bats - a scientific mystery

Aug 22, 2014
The child's story Bible by Vos, Catherine Frances Smith.

The child's story Bible

Color pictures, maps, and a glossary clarify these simplified biblical stories from both the Old and New Testaments.

Aug 22, 2014
The Children's Busy Book by Kuffner, Trish

The Children's Busy Book

Aug 22, 2014
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 - a primary source exploration of the landmark legislation by Schwartz, Heather E., author.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 - a primary source exploration of the landmark legislation

"Uses primary sources to explore the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964"--

Aug 22, 2014
The deep dish on pizza! by Krensky, Stephen.

The deep dish on pizza!

Young readers can chow down on a slice of mouthwatering history in this nonfiction reader all about pizza. A special section at the back includes relevant information on subjects like geography and science.

Aug 22, 2014
The End of World War I - the Treaty of Versailles and its tragic legacy by Swayze, Alan.

The End of World War I - the Treaty of Versailles and its tragic legacy

Explores the events that occured after the armistice of 1918 ended World War I, describing the outcome of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that would create bitter resentment in Germany and pave the way for World War II.

Aug 22, 2014
The end of World War I - the Treaty of Versailles and its tragic legacy by Swayze, Alan.

The end of World War I - the Treaty of Versailles and its tragic legacy

Explores the events that occured after the armistice of 1918 ended World War I, describing the outcome of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that would create bitter resentment in Germany and pave the way for World War II.

Aug 18, 2014
The four elements and the periodic table by Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-

The four elements and the periodic table

Is it science? shows the scientific method at work. Each volume in the series explores a branch of modern science or a major scientific mileatone, comparing and contrasting it with an older idea that has been proved wrong or fails to meet the standrads of science.

Aug 22, 2014
The history of money - from bartering to banking by Jenkins, Martin, 1959-

The history of money - from bartering to banking

Aug 22, 2014
The human body by Green, Dan, 1975 June 20-

The human body

Aug 22, 2014
The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature by Smith, Marilyn/ Gamell, Ashley/ Epstein, Sara/ Hulse, Patricia (CON)/ Nafici, Saara (CON)

The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature

Aug 22, 2014
The legend of Saint Nicholas by Grün, Anselm, author.

The legend of Saint Nicholas

An introduction to the saint who's the inspiration for giving.

Aug 22, 2014
The Lonely Planet Kids World Atlas by Lonely Planet Publications (COR)

The Lonely Planet Kids World Atlas

Aug 22, 2014
The preschooler's busy book by Kuffner, Trish.

The preschooler's busy book

Aug 22, 2014
The race to the moon - an interactive history adventure by Lassieur, Allison.

The race to the moon - an interactive history adventure

"Describes the space race and the moon landing. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--

Aug 22, 2014
The raven and the loon by Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author.

The raven and the loon

In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while loon spent her days in her iglu working away on her sewing. One day, too bored to even fly, Raven visited Loon and suggested a sewing game that would give their feathers some much-needed colour. The results--not at all what the two birds expected--led to Raven and Loon acquiring their

Aug 17, 2014
The right word - Roget and his thesaurus by Bryant, Jennifer.

The right word - Roget and his thesaurus

Aug 22, 2014
The rock cycle by Nelson, Maria.

The rock cycle

Identifies three different types of rocks present on Earth--sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous--and the processes by which these rocks form.

Aug 22, 2014
The science of earthquakes by Anniss, Matt.

The science of earthquakes

Introduces earthquakes, discussing what causes them, the destruction they cause, how scientists study them, and how to stay safe if an earthquake hits.

Aug 22, 2014
The scoop on ice cream by Williams, Bonnie.

The scoop on ice cream

Aug 22, 2014
The six swans by

The six swans

A king's daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.

Aug 22, 2014
The Snow Queen [Russian language] by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

The Snow Queen [Russian language]

The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell.

Aug 22, 2014
The Supreme Court by Benoit, Peter, 1955- author.

The Supreme Court

Read about the highest court in the United States and learn how it has shaped our nation today.

Aug 22, 2014
The twelve dancing princesses by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.

The twelve dancing princesses

To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier endeavors to discover why the dancing shoes of the king's twelve daughters are worn to pieces every morning.

Aug 17, 2014
The twelve dancing princesses by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.

The twelve dancing princesses

To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier endeavors to discover why the dancing shoes of the king's twelve daughters are worn to pieces every morning.

Aug 22, 2014
The Virginia giant - the true story of Peter Francisco by Norfolk, Sherry, 1952-

The Virginia giant - the true story of Peter Francisco

Aug 22, 2014
The Washington Monument by Gilmore, Frederic, author.

The Washington Monument

Describes the history of the Washington Monument, how it was built, and what it represents.

Aug 22, 2014
The White House by Wilson, Jon (Historian)

The White House

Traces the historical development of the home of the presidents of the United States, describing how the mansion has grown from six rooms in 1798 to 132 rooms today.

Aug 22, 2014
The White House is burning - August 24, 1814 by Sutcliffe, Jane.

The White House is burning - August 24, 1814

Aug 22, 2014
The woman who invented windshield wipers - Mary Anderson and her wonderful invention by Latta, Sara L.

The woman who invented windshield wipers - Mary Anderson and her wonderful invention

"Read about Mary Anderson's early life, and find out why she invented windshield wipers"--

Aug 17, 2014
There's a story in my head - sign language for body parts by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

There's a story in my head - sign language for body parts

Playful images and simple rhymes introduce the American Sign Language signs for different parts of the human body.

Aug 18, 2014
There's a story in my head - sign language for body parts by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

There's a story in my head - sign language for body parts

Playful images and simple rhymes introduce the American Sign Language signs for different parts of the human body.

Aug 22, 2014
Tiny bugs up close by Levy, Janey.

Tiny bugs up close

Introduces small and microscopic insects, including mosquitoes, fleas, lice, and "no-see-um"s, and describes how some are irritating or harmful to humans while others are beneficial.

Aug 22, 2014
Titanium by Roza, Greg

Titanium

Aug 22, 2014
Trains can float - and other fun facts by DiSiena, Laura Lyn, author.

Trains can float - and other fun facts

"A book of fun facts about all sorts of vehicles and transportation"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Treasure hunter's handbook by Walsh, Liza Gardner.

Treasure hunter's handbook

Aug 22, 2014
True lies - 18 tales for you to judge by Shannon, George.

True lies - 18 tales for you to judge

Presents a collection of eighteen brief folktales in which the reader is asked to explain how the folk character lied and told the truth at the same time.

Aug 21, 2014
Try this! - 50 fun experiments for the mad scientist in you by Young, Karen Romano, author.

Try this! - 50 fun experiments for the mad scientist in you

Provides background information and instructions for fifty science projects involving plants, insects, microbes, human behavior, animals, water, physics, machinery, and other topics, and suggests further ideas to pursue.

Aug 22, 2014
Twenty-Two Cents - Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Yoo, Paula/ Akib, Jamel (ILT)

Twenty-Two Cents - Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank

Aug 22, 2014
Two parrots by Kheiriyeh, Rashin, author, illustrator.

Two parrots

In this retelling of a tale by Rumi, a parrot tricks a wealthy merchant into setting him free.

Aug 22, 2014
Tyrannosaurus! by Feldman, Thea, author.

Tyrannosaurus!

Discusses the size, behaviors, physical characteristics, and habitat of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Aug 15, 2014
Unearthing igneous rocks by Dee, Willa, 1980-

Unearthing igneous rocks

Aug 22, 2014
Unearthing metamorphic rocks by Dee, Willa, 1980-

Unearthing metamorphic rocks

Looks at how metamorphic rocks form and how they are classified, and discusses the role they play in the rock cycle.

Aug 22, 2014
Unearthing sedimentary rocks by Dee, Willa, 1980-

Unearthing sedimentary rocks

Aug 22, 2014
Utah by Sanders, Doug, 1972-

Utah

"Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Utah"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Veterinarians by Minden, Cecilia.

Veterinarians

This book features colorful pictures and easy-to-read text that allow young readers a glimpse at the demanding but rewarding world of animal doctors.

Aug 22, 2014
Viva Frida by Morales, Yuyi

Viva Frida

Aug 22, 2014
Vultures eat rotting corpses! by Coleman, Miriam, author.

Vultures eat rotting corpses!

Looks at interesting facts about the vulture and included information about where they live, what they eat, and their life cycle.

Aug 22, 2014
Washington, D.C. by Hicks, Terry Allan

Washington, D.C.

Aug 22, 2014
Web Design with HTML5 by Van Lent, Colleen.

Web Design with HTML5

Provides information on how to create Web pages using HyperText Markup Language, covering such topics as the three main components of Web sites, common tags, page formatting, and publishing pages on the Internet.

Aug 22, 2014
West Virginia by Petreycik, Rick

West Virginia

Aug 22, 2014
Whales by Gish, Melissa.

Whales

"A look at whales, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their streamlined bodies, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
What is the Statue of Liberty? by Holub, Joan.

What is the Statue of Liberty?

Describes the history of the Statue of Liberty, including its origins as a gift from France and its construction, and explores the landmark's enduring symbolism of freedom, democracy, and friendship.

Aug 17, 2014
What makes rain? by Wilson, Abby.

What makes rain?

Explains how rain is caused by the water cycle.

Aug 22, 2014
What makes you hiccup? - questions and answers about the human body by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-

What makes you hiccup? - questions and answers about the human body

"Answers common questions young readers have about the human body"--

Aug 21, 2014
What's So Yummy? - All About Eating Well and Feeling Good by Harris, Robie/ Westcott, Nadine Bernard (ILT)

What's So Yummy? - All About Eating Well and Feeling Good

Aug 22, 2014
When lunch fights back - wickedly clever animal defenses by Johnson, Rebecca L.

When lunch fights back - wickedly clever animal defenses

Presents the various types of defenses mechanisms used by animals, including the bone spikes of the African hairy frog, the deadly poison of the blue-spotted N. taracua termite, and the hammer-like punch of the peacock mantis shrimp.

Aug 22, 2014
Who were the Wright Brothers? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who were the Wright Brothers?

Presents the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers, high school dropouts from Dayton, Ohio, who started out repairing bicycles and went on to build and fly the first successful airplane.

Aug 22, 2014
Why did T. rex have short arms? - and other questions about... dinosaurs by Stewart, Melissa, author.

Why did T. rex have short arms? - and other questions about... dinosaurs

Presents in question and answer format the world of dinosaurs and the various species of land, sea, and air creatures.

Aug 22, 2014
Why do animals hibernate? by Ulinski, Michael.

Why do animals hibernate?

Examines the physical reasons for hibernation, what animals hibernate, and where most animals hibernate.

Aug 22, 2014
Why do my teeth fall out? by Willebrandt, Isabella, author.

Why do my teeth fall out?

How teeth work, loss of baby teeth and loss of teeth through injury are explained.

Aug 22, 2014
Why do seasons change? by Stark, Ryan, 1984-

Why do seasons change?

Explains how the orbit and tilt of the Earth cause the seasons to change.

Aug 22, 2014
Why do zebras have stripes? - questions and answers about animals by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-

Why do zebras have stripes? - questions and answers about animals

"Gives answers to common questions that kids have about animals"--

Aug 21, 2014
Why does the sun set? by Miller, Violet, 1982-

Why does the sun set?

Explains how the rising and setting of the sun is caused by the rotation of the Earth.

Aug 22, 2014
Why fish fart - gross but true things you'll wish you didn't know by Gould, Francesca, author.

Why fish fart - gross but true things you'll wish you didn't know

Aug 22, 2014
Why is the sea salty? - and other questions about the ocean by Richmond, Benjamin, 1986- author.

Why is the sea salty? - and other questions about the ocean

Aug 22, 2014
Wild horses by Gish, Melissa, author.

Wild horses

"A scientific look at wild horses, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their manes, behaviors, relationships with humans, and numbers of the swift equids in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Wild weather by Callery, Sean.

Wild weather

Aug 22, 2014
Wisconsin by Dornfeld, Margaret.

Wisconsin

Aug 22, 2014
Wolverines by Gish, Melissa, author.

Wolverines

"A scientific look at wolverines, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and limited range of the hungry weasels in the world today"--

Aug 22, 2014
Women's right to vote by Benoit, Peter, 1955-

Women's right to vote

Read about the struggle for women's voting rights in the United States and learn how it has shaped our nation today.

Aug 22, 2014
World War II (America at War) by Isserman, Maurice

World War II (America at War)

Aug 22, 2014
Wyoming by Petreycik, Rick

Wyoming

Aug 22, 2014
Yamaha - sport racing legend by Bailey, Diane, 1966-

Yamaha - sport racing legend

Chronicles the history of the Japanese corporation; profiles different types of models, including information about their speed, performance, and appearance; and discusses motocross racing.

Aug 22, 2014
You can't build a house if you're a hippo by Ehrlich, Fred, author.

You can't build a house if you're a hippo

"This entry in the You Can't... series explores the science, geography, and physiology that determine how and where various creatures live. It begins with animals whose bodies create their home, then features those who use nests, burrows, dens, etc. Nextcome homes that humans live in. Each section is topped off with simple activities and kick-starting questions."--

Aug 22, 2014
Zebras by Riggs, Kate, author.

Zebras

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of zebras, the striped African horses. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how zebras came to have striped fur"--

Aug 22, 2014
Zoom in on bees by Stewart, Melissa.

Zoom in on bees

"Provides information for readers about a bee's home, food, and body"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 17, 2014
Zoom in on butterflies by Stewart, Melissa.

Zoom in on butterflies

"Provides information for readers about a butterfly's home, food, and body"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Zoom in on grasshoppers by Stewart, Melissa.

Zoom in on grasshoppers

"Provides information for readers about a grasshopper's home, food, and body"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014
Zoom in on ladybugs by Stewart, Melissa.

Zoom in on ladybugs

"Provides information for readers about a ladybug's home, food, and body"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 22, 2014