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Elephant journey - the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity by Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.

Elephant journey - the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity

An illustrated true account of three ailing elephants' journey from a cold Canadian zoo to a sanctuary in California, where they were healed by the warmer climate and more suitable terrain. In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a c

May 1, 2016
Skunks by Bodden, Valerie, author.


"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of skunks, the musk-spraying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining the unpleasant scent of skunks"--

May 1, 2016
Stickmen's guide to watercraft by Farndon, John, author.

Stickmen's guide to watercraft

Explains how ships and other water vehicles work, what keeps them afloat, and how they are constructed.

May 1, 2016
Center field - the history of baseball by Winters, Jaime.

Center field - the history of baseball

Do you know who invented baseball? Who won the first world series? Find the answers to these questions and more in this book chronicling the historic triumphs and challenges of the sport.

May 1, 2016
Soccer by Morey, Allan.


"This photo-illustrated book for early readers introduces the basics of soccer and encourages kids to try it. Includes labeled diagram of soccer field and photo glossary"--

May 1, 2016
Brave like me. by Kerley, Barbara, author

Brave like me.

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

May 1, 2016
Peeking underground by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.

Peeking underground

"Illustrates the layers below Earth's surface, from crust to core, and the plants and animals that live within"--

May 1, 2016
Portugal by Heale, Jay.


May 1, 2016
Poland by Heale, Jay.


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

May 1, 2016
Netherlands by Seward, Pat, 1939-


May 1, 2016
The darkest and the brightest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The darkest and the brightest

"Learn all about the darkest and brightest places on Earth and find out what it takes for life to survive in these extreme locations."--

May 1, 2016
Crossing Niagara - the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin by Tavares, Matt, author, illustrator.

Crossing Niagara - the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin

When the Great Blondin announced that he was going to walk from America to Canada across the Niagara River on a rope that was more than 1,100 feet long and just 3 inches wide, hanging 160 feet above the raging river, people came from everywhere. Some came to watch him cross. Some came to watch him fall. Some thought he wouldn't show up at all. But he did show up. And he did walk across the river. And then he did something else amazing. He crossed the river on that tightrope again and again, addi

May 1, 2016
The legend of Dracula by Sabatino, Michael, author.

The legend of Dracula

May 1, 2016
Let's garden - a step by step introduction by Lidström, Clara, 1986- author.

Let's garden - a step by step introduction

With colorful drawings and photographs, this book gives step-by-step instructions on a variety of gardening and planting projects.

May 1, 2016
The kid from Diamond Street - the extraordinary story of baseball legend Edith Houghton by Vernick, Audrey, author.

The kid from Diamond Street - the extraordinary story of baseball legend Edith Houghton

"A historical picture book about Edith Houghton, a female baseball phenomenon who joined the professional women's team the Bobbies at the age of 10"--

May 1, 2016
Dear Pope Francis by Francis, Pope, 1936- author, interviewee.

Dear Pope Francis

Children from around the world voice their concerns to Pope Francis in letters accompanied by colorful drawings.

May 1, 2016
Stories of Titanic's children by Caravantes, Peggy, 1935- author.

Stories of Titanic's children

Compelling narrative nonfiction text introduces the children on the Titanic, including details about their family life, adventures on the ship, and the dangers they faced at sea. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, historical photos, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author.

May 1, 2016
Penguin's way by Johnston, Johanna, author.

Penguin's way

'All over the snow plain the penguins begin to sing. The eggs are beginning to arrive.' This is the story of the emperor penguins that live far away on the edge of a secret sea. During summer they are content with fishing, swimming and playing in the icy waters. But when the season changes, they must travel to the snowy lands around the South Pole. How will they and the newly hatched penguin chicks survive the icy winter? This is a delightful introduction to the natural world of the penguin, tol

May 1, 2016
Peeking under the hood by Porter, Esther, author.

Peeking under the hood

"Colorful paint and shiny metal wheels. Growling engines and flashing lights. This is what a car looks like from the outside. But what parts lie inside? Let's pop the hood and take a peek!"--Page [4] of cover.

May 1, 2016
Sacagawea by Haldy, Emma E., author.


May 1, 2016