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Swashbuckling scoundrels - pirates in fact and fiction by Kaplan, Arie.

Swashbuckling scoundrels - pirates in fact and fiction

"You might be a fan of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But did you know that real-life pirates were even more daring and charismatic? For example, Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, reportedly kept a lit fuse under his hat, creating a frightening haze of smoke around his head. William Fly, convicted of piracy in 1726, had to show his executioner how to tie the noose that went around his neck at the gallows. Pirates are outlaws who commit crimes at sea. Throughout hist

Feb 6, 2016
Tornadoes by Hansen, Grace, author.

Tornadoes

Feb 6, 2016
You rule! - create your own country by Forbes, Scott, author.

You rule! - create your own country

Tired of following other people's rules? Think you can do better? Now's your chance! This innovative and fun new title from Lonely Planet Kids shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You'll get to create, organise, govern and judge. You can be king, queen, big chief, emperor, president or dictator. Includes fun projects to complete, bold full-colour illustrations and fascinating f

Feb 6, 2016
World War II - why they fought by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

World War II - why they fought

Feb 6, 2016
Where did my clothes come from? by Butterworth, Christine, author.

Where did my clothes come from?

Easy-to-read text, accompanied by full-color illustrations, introduces young readers to the processes involved in producing the materials used in clothing and turning them into such garments as cotton jeans, a silk dress, and rubber boots.

Feb 6, 2016
Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale by Morgunova, Anna, illustrator.

Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale

A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.

Feb 6, 2016
World War I heroes by Zullo, Allan, author.

World War I heroes

Documents the stories of ten real-life war heroes who served in World War I, including a Navy lieutenant who was captured deep in German territory and engineered a daring escape.

Feb 6, 2016
Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures by Zullo, Allan, author.

Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures

Ten true stories of real-life survivors of attacks by some of the animal kingdom's scariest predators!

Feb 6, 2016
Sewing stories - Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist by Herkert, Barbara, author.

Sewing stories - Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist

"Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now

Feb 6, 2016
Vampires in nature by Larson, Kirsten W., author.

Vampires in nature

"This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals that drink the blood of other animals and even people. Explains how these "vampire" animals find their hosts and which ones usually spread diseases when they feed on human blood"--

Feb 6, 2016
Young civil rights heroes by Zullo, Allan, author.

Young civil rights heroes

Ten African Americans recount stories about their participation in the American civil rights movement.

Feb 6, 2016
Kakapos by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- author.

Kakapos

Feb 6, 2016
Carl Linnaeus - genius of classification by Anderson, Margaret J. (Margaret Jean), 1931-

Carl Linnaeus - genius of classification

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the eighteenth-century Swedish botanist, who established the modern system of classifying plants and animals.

Feb 6, 2016
Luna's red hat - an illustrated storybook to help children cope with loss and suicide by Smid, Emmi.

Luna's red hat - an illustrated storybook to help children cope with loss and suicide

It is a beautiful spring day, and Luna is having a picnic in the park with her family, wearing her Mum's red hat. Luna's Mum died one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. She feels that it may have been her fault and worries that her Dad might leave her in the same way. Her Dad talks to her to explain what happened and together they think about all the happy memories they have of Mum. This beautifully-illustrated storybook is designed as a tool to be read with children ag

Feb 6, 2016
The long and the short of it - a tale about hair by Meyers, Barbara.

The long and the short of it - a tale about hair

"This is the story of two little girls, Isabel and Emma, and their hair, which sometimes was long and sometimes was short, and sometimes was not."--Pub. description.

Feb 6, 2016
Learning about privacy by Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975- author.

Learning about privacy

"Introduces readers to the concept of privacy, especially related to the Internet and online safety, such as creating a safe password. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy"--

Feb 6, 2016
Learning about Europe by Baxter, Roberta, 1952-

Learning about Europe

Feb 6, 2016
Learning about Australia by Owings, Lisa.

Learning about Australia

Feb 6, 2016
Friends and frenemies - the good, the bad, and the awkward by Castle, Jennifer, author.

Friends and frenemies - the good, the bad, and the awkward

Middle school friendships can be a source of great joy one day, then pain and anxiety the next. Friends and Frenemies examines the complexities of friendship and helps readers start building communication tools that will last a lifetime. The book tackles big questions such as: How can I make friends? and What if I feel like I need to end a friendship? Friends and Frenemies includes not just advice, but also comments from real kids, advice from older teens who have been there and done that, quizz

Feb 6, 2016
Forced removal - causes and effects of the Trail of Tears by Schwartz, Heather E.

Forced removal - causes and effects of the Trail of Tears

"Explains the Trail of Tears, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Feb 6, 2016