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Seeds and fruit by Waldron, Melanie. author.

Seeds and fruit

"Seeds and fruits carry out vital jobs for all flowering plants. New plants are created from seeds and fruits help to protect and spread those seeds. This book provides readers with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the role of seeds and fruit, their structure and how they are brilliantly designed to do these jobs. Clear diagrams, engaging text, and stunning photographs are used to explain the huge variation in seeds and fruits, what seeds and fruit are for, the parts of a flowering

Jul 22, 2014
Searching the sky by Orr, Tamra, author.

Searching the sky

"Use the next generation science standards to learn how meteorites are identified."--

Jul 22, 2014
Seagull by Thomas, Isabel, 1979- author.


"Who needs to fly to Africa or visit a safari park, when there is so much wildlife on our doorsteps? This book examines seagulls and discusses where city seagulls live, what they eat, what dangers they face, and why they like living so close to people. Special "spotter's clues" symbols highlighting key seagull behaviors and features are used throughout the book to enable readers to go on their own "city safari" once they have finished reading the book."--

Jul 22, 2014
The science of bicycle racing by Slade, Suzanne, author.

The science of bicycle racing

Watching a bicycle race is exciting, but have you ever wondered about the science behind the speed? From before riders reach the track until they blaze across the finish line, science plays a key role. Find out about the concepts behind bicycle and track design, aerodynamic clothing and gear, and much more!

Jul 22, 2014
School jokes by

School jokes

If you have poor penmanship, you'll never make straight A's! Normally serious subjects such as report cards and the principal's office are suddenly light-hearted and humorous in the context of this colorful collection of jokes. Students and teachers are sure to never look at school the same way again. --Publisher's description.

Jul 22, 2014
Runny Babbit - a billy sook by Silverstein, Shel.

Runny Babbit - a billy sook

Runny Babbit's topsy-turvy world is brought to life through wordplay and drawings.

Jul 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

Jul 22, 2014
Intuition - the sixth sense by Reade, Clara, author.

Intuition - the sixth sense

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

The Supreme Court

Discusses the history of the United States Supreme Court, including its responsibilities, important decisions, and notable justices.

Jul 22, 2014
I am the ocean by Marshak, Suzanna.

I am the ocean

A lyrical paean to the ocean, in which the ocean sings the song of itself and all it contains.

Jul 22, 2014
Hands-on! - art projects by Lacey, Sue, author.

Hands-on! - art projects

Dive into learning with this hands-on book that explores art. Includes easy-to-make projects and colorful illustrations, educators will love these books as classroom supplements, and parents will love having them to challenge and engage children's minds at home.

Jul 22, 2014
Pilots by Minden, Cecilia.


Describes what the job of an airline pilot entails, including information on the equipment they use, the uniforms they wear, and the training they need.

Jul 22, 2014
Tow trucks by Amoroso, Cynthia, author.

Tow trucks

Introduces tow trucks, describing their function, parts, and how they work.

Jul 22, 2014
Tornado by Rudolph, Jessica.


"In this book, young readers will learn about tornadoes"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 22, 2014
Thoroughbreds by Dell, Pamela, author.


This book gives a physical description of Thoroughbred horses and describes their history and attributes in work and play.

Jul 22, 2014
Thomas Edison by Barnham, Kay. author.

Thomas Edison

"This book traces the life of Thomas Edison, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the many inventions for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Edison's life."--

Jul 22, 2014
Terrific trains by Shealy, Dennis R., 1969- author.

Terrific trains

"Few travel by trains today, but kids regardless are fascinated by the freight train, passenger trains, the conductor, and even the caboose. Terrific Trains will mix both illustrations and photographs to bring the railroad to life!"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 22, 2014
Teachers by Minden, Cecilia.


During the school year, we often spend more time with our teachers than anyone else. This book uses exciting photos and informative text to provide a comprehensive overview of the special people who help us learn.

Jul 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.

Jul 22, 2014
Spring by Amoroso, Cynthia, author.


Learn about spring, when it is, the weather, and things people do in the spring.

Jul 22, 2014