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Creating horror comics by Belmonte, David, author.

Creating horror comics

"Readers explore the genre of horror comics as they learn the techniques used to make their drawings go from good to ghoulish. They follow step-by-step instructions to create a variety of horror characters, such as a terrifying swamp zombie."--Provided by publisher.

Aug 31, 2015
Real stories from street children across the world by Robinson, Anthony, 1949 September 8- author.

Real stories from street children across the world

Recounts stories from the lives of six children who live on the street in Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Mozambique.

Aug 31, 2015
Kyle goes alone by Thornhill, Jan, author.

Kyle goes alone

Aug 31, 2015
Fur, fins, and feathers - Abraham Dee Bartlett and the invention of the modern zoo by Maxwell, Cassandre.

Fur, fins, and feathers - Abraham Dee Bartlett and the invention of the modern zoo

Aug 31, 2015
Walt Disney - animator & founder by Hansen, Grace, author.

Walt Disney - animator & founder

Get a glimpse into the life of Walt Disney and his innovative contributions to animation and film.

Aug 31, 2015
Visit the doctor! by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

Visit the doctor!

"Visit the Doctor! focuses on doctor visits while discussing steps children can take to practice healthy lifestyles. Readers are introduced to what may happen during a typical medical exam and specifics about the job of a doctor. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words."--Provided by publisher.

Aug 31, 2015
The US Congress for kids - over 200 years of lawmaking, deal-breaking, and compromising, with 21 activities by Reis, Ronald A. author

The US Congress for kids - over 200 years of lawmaking, deal-breaking, and compromising, with 21 activities

"With a focus on dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points, and accompanied by educational, hands-on activities, The US Congress for Kids helps children understand how the government functions and why it matters"--

Aug 31, 2015
Unusual and awesome jobs using science - food taster, human lie detector, and more by Wendinger, Jennifer, author.

Unusual and awesome jobs using science - food taster, human lie detector, and more

Discover fascinating facts, figures, and pictures while learning about the most interesting and extreme jobs that use science. Find out what kind of training it takes to be a food taster, how much money a human lie detector makes, and exactly what in the world a professional beard grower does!

Aug 31, 2015
Little kids' first big book of the world by Carney, Elizabeth, 1981- author.

Little kids' first big book of the world

This charming reference introduces young readers to the wider world by exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities, mountains, deserts, and other landscapes and landforms, and more. It encourages kids to play with activities such as creating a mini-rainforest in a bottle and singing a simple song in Spanish. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with kid-friendly and age-appropriate maps along with basic facts about each continent. This book will quickly become a favorit

Aug 31, 2015
Goodnight songs - a celebration of the seasons by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.

Goodnight songs - a celebration of the seasons

Twelve seasonal lullabies are illustrated by contemporary artists, including Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, and Dadu Shin.

Aug 31, 2015
Creaturepedia - welcome to the greatest show on earth by Barman, Adrienne, artist.

Creaturepedia - welcome to the greatest show on earth

"Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbors', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures, and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours."--

Aug 31, 2015
Who was Steve Irwin? by Anastasio, Dina, author.

Who was Steve Irwin?

Describes the life and career of Steve Irwin, famously known as the Crocodile Hunter, from his childhood and early love of animals to his rise in popularity as a film and television star and naturalist.

Aug 31, 2015
The wacky and wonderful world through numbers by Martin, Steve, 1962 October 18- author.

The wacky and wonderful world through numbers

A collection of number-related facts include the number of wheels on the longest stretch limousine, the weight of a Komodo dragon, the height of a newborn giraffe, and the price of the most expensive dress ever made.

Aug 31, 2015
Voice of freedom - Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

Voice of freedom - Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Aug 31, 2015
Scooby-Doo! and the truth behind sea monsters by Collins, Terry (Terry Lee), author.

Scooby-Doo! and the truth behind sea monsters

"The popular Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang teach kids all about sea monsters"--

Aug 31, 2015
Scooby-Doo! and the truth behind ghosts by Collins, Terry (Terry Lee), author.

Scooby-Doo! and the truth behind ghosts

"The popular Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang teach kids all about ghosts"--

Aug 31, 2015
The race around the world by Castaldo, Nancy F. (Nancy Fusco), 1962-

The race around the world

"When Nellie Bly read Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, she had an amazing idea. What if she traveled around the world in real life, and did it in less than eighty days? In 1889, people doubted it could be done—especially by a woman. But with one small bag and a sturdy coat, Nellie set out anyway. Soon the whole world was rooting for her. Could she make it back home in time?"--

Aug 31, 2015
Patient zero - solving the mysteries of deadly epidemics by Peters, Marilee, 1968- author.

Patient zero - solving the mysteries of deadly epidemics

A journey through time and across continents, the author follows the men and women who solved the mysteries of seven killer epidemics.

Aug 31, 2015
Emergency vehicles by Green, Rod, author.

Emergency vehicles

"Lift the flaps to find out the secrets of some of the world's most amazing rescue vehicles...Discover eight incredible lifesaving vehicles, from giant fire trucks to high-tech helicopters to the awesome Submarine Rescue System, and learn how people are rescued from emergency situations all over the world. Join the rescue crew--there's no time to lose!"-- Back cover.

Aug 31, 2015
Red foxes by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989-

Red foxes

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

Aug 31, 2015