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Outlaws, spies, and gangsters - chasing notorious criminals by Scandiffio, Laura, author.

Outlaws, spies, and gangsters - chasing notorious criminals

Jul 13, 2014
Planets by Tuchman, Gail.


Jul 13, 2014
Roman myths - retold from the classic originals by Namm, Diane.

Roman myths - retold from the classic originals

An abridged collection of some of the best-loved Roman myths includes the stories "Romulus and Remus," "Cupid and Psyche," and "Oedipus and the Sphinx" and is complemented by a reference list and family tree of primary gods and goddesses.

Jul 13, 2014
Who was Ulysses S. Grant? by Stine, Megan.

Who was Ulysses S. Grant?

Presents information about the personal and political turmoil in the career of the Civil War leader who became the eighteenth President.

Jul 13, 2014
Sun, moon, and stars by Wilson, Hannah, author.

Sun, moon, and stars

A basic introduction to astronomy introduces readers to the sky above them and describes the characteristics of the moon, the sun, and the stars.

Jul 13, 2014
Tyrannosaurus! by Feldman, Thea, author.


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

Jul 13, 2014
Police officer's tools by Hanson, Anders, 1980-

Police officer's tools

"Understanding each tool is made easy with simple definitions and in-use photos that will show kids how police communicate with a two-way radio, the difference between handcuffs and plasticuffs, different parts of a patrol car, and the special training required of a police dog."--

Jul 13, 2014
The raven and the loon by Qitsualik, Rachel A., 1953- author.

The raven and the loon

When Raven and Loon decide to change their plain white coats by adding some color, a series of mishaps leaves them with the forms and colors they have today.

Jul 13, 2014
Rally car racing - tearing it up by Howell, Brian, 1974-

Rally car racing - tearing it up

"Learn about the history, courses, competition rules, and the celebrity drivers connected to rally car racing."--

Jul 13, 2014
Prairie habitats by Miller, Mirella S., author.

Prairie habitats

Jul 13, 2014
Why are black holes black? - questions and answers about space by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-, author.

Why are black holes black? - questions and answers about space

"Answers common questions young readers have about Space"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 13, 2014
What's it like to live here? Farm by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

What's it like to live here? Farm

Young readers will be introduced to the types of housing, the landscape, and the experiences and opportunities representative of living on a farm.

Jul 13, 2014
Vikings by Steele, Philip, 1948- author.


Discusses Vikings and their history, including where they came from, the gods they worshipped, and how they lived.

Jul 13, 2014
Shhh! Listen- hearing sounds by Spilsbury, Louise.

Shhh! Listen- hearing sounds

Jul 13, 2014
Shetland ponies by Dell, Pamela, author.

Shetland ponies

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

Jul 13, 2014
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 13, 2014
Searching the sky by Orr, Tamra, author.

Searching the sky

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

Jul 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2014