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

Provided by publisher.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
Wampanoag by Stanley, Joseph, author. Wampanoag

Introduction the the Wampanoag Indians.

Dec 8, 2016
The world almanac and book of facts 2017. by The world almanac and book of facts 2017.

Dec 8, 2016
The tragic tale of the great auk by Thornhill, Jan, author, illustrator. The tragic tale of the great auk

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

Dec 5, 2016
The Navajo code talkers by Lewis, J. Patrick, author. The Navajo code talkers

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

Dec 4, 2016
The Lord's Prayer - words of hope and happiness by Warren, Richard, 1954- author. The Lord's Prayer - words of hope and happiness

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

Dec 8, 2016
The Eastern Front by Jeffrey, Gary. The Eastern Front

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

Dec 7, 2016
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Bodden, Valerie, author. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Dec 8, 2016
Tanks by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Tanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
Sports jokes, riddles, and games by Rodger, Anne-Marie, author. Sports jokes, riddles, and games

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

Dec 8, 2016
Sounds all around by Pfeffer, Wendy, 1929- author. Sounds all around

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

Dec 4, 2016
Significant people of World War II by Hyde, Natalie, 1963- author. Significant people of World War II

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

Dec 5, 2016
Search and spot go! by Ljungkvist, Laura, author, illustrator. Search and spot go!

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
Save wisely by Schwartz, Heather E., author. Save wisely

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

Dec 5, 2016
Russia by Centore, Michael, 1980- Russia

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 7, 2016
Rainbows, mirages, and sundogs - the sky as a source of wonder by Gallant, Roy A. Rainbows, mirages, and sundogs - the sky as a source of wonder

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

Dec 8, 2016
Pushing isn't funny - what to do about physical bullying by Higgins, Melissa, 1953- Pushing isn't funny - what to do about physical bullying

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

Dec 5, 2016
Presenting Buffalo Bill - the man who invented the Wild West by Fleming, Candace, author. Presenting Buffalo Bill - the man who invented the Wild West

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

Dec 6, 2016
North American river otter by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author. North American river otter

Dec 8, 2016
Nine-banded armadillos by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author. Nine-banded armadillos

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

Dec 5, 2016
My name is James Madison Hemings by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author. My name is James Madison Hemings

Dec 8, 2016
My encyclopedia of the sea by Louisy, Patrick, author. My encyclopedia of the sea

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 5, 2016
My Arabic alphabet book - the language of the Quran. by My Arabic alphabet book - the language of the Quran.

Dec 7, 2016
Monarch butterflies matter by McCarthy, Cecilia Pinto, author. Monarch butterflies matter

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

Dec 5, 2016
Mini hacks for Pokémon GO players. Combat - skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle by Ryan, Justin, author. Mini hacks for Pokémon GO players. Combat - skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle

An unofficial guide for Poke´mon Go players.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
Lizards by Stevens, Kathryn, 1954- author. Lizards

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

Dec 5, 2016
Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports by Rutherford, Kristina, author. Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
How the government works by Ford, Jeanne Marie, 1971- author. How the government works

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

Dec 5, 2016
Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival by Collard, Sneed B., author. Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival

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

Dec 8, 2016
Ham-ham-hamsters by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author. Ham-ham-hamsters

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

Dec 4, 2016
Growing peace - a story of farming, music, and religious harmony by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer. Growing peace - a story of farming, music, and religious harmony

Dec 6, 2016
Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you by Surrey, Ellen, author, illustrator. Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you

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

Dec 4, 2016
George Washington Carver - world-famous botanist and agricultural inventor by Garstecki, Julia. George Washington Carver - world-famous botanist and agricultural inventor

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

Dec 5, 2016
Frogs by Bodden, Valerie, author. Frogs

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

Dec 4, 2016
Fear by Orr, Tamra, author. Fear

Dec 8, 2016
Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy by Michelson, Richard, author. Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
Daily life in a Plains Indian village, 1868 by Terry, Michael Bad Hand. Daily life in a Plains Indian village, 1868

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

Dec 8, 2016
Coral reefs matter by Murphy, Julie, 1965- author. Coral reefs matter

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

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

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

Dec 5, 2016
Chimpanzees by Riggs, Kate, author. Chimpanzees

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

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

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

Dec 4, 2016
Charles Darwin - groundbreaking naturalist and evolutionary theorist by Sullivan, Laura L., author. Charles Darwin - groundbreaking naturalist and evolutionary theorist

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

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

Dec 8, 2016
Becoming president by Rajczak, Michael, author. Becoming president

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

Dec 4, 2016
Becoming a salamander by Hansen, Grace, author. Becoming a salamander

Dec 5, 2016
Awesome LEGO creations with bricks you already have - 50 new robots, dragons, race cars, planes, wild animals and other exciting projects to build imaginative worlds by Dees, Sarah, author. Awesome LEGO creations with bricks you already have - 50 new robots, dragons, race cars, planes, wild animals and other exciting projects to build imaginative worlds

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

Dec 4, 2016
Astronauts by Salzmann, Mary Elizabeth, 1968- author. Astronauts

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

Dec 5, 2016
Astronauts and other space heroes by Thomson, Sarah L. Astronauts and other space heroes

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

Dec 4, 2016
Angora rabbit by Markovics, Joyce L., author. Angora rabbit

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

Dec 5, 2016
Andrew Luck by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Andrew Luck

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

Dec 4, 2016
A primary source history of Westward expansion by Otfinoski, Steven. A primary source history of Westward expansion

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

Dec 5, 2016
365 things to do with LEGO bricks by Hugo, Simon, author. 365 things to do with LEGO bricks

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

Dec 4, 2016