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Día de los muertos by Thong, Roseanne, author.

Día de los muertos

"El Di´a de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is here--a holiday for celebrating the lives of departed family and friends. Altars are decorated with sugar skulls and marigolds. Tamales and sweets are ready to eat. Soon it will be time for picnics, music, and a costume parade! Come join in these joyful and vibrant festivities that are a tradition in Mexico and throughout Latin America"--Dust jacket.

Sep 1, 2015
The colors of Israel by Raz, Rachel, author, photographer.

The colors of Israel

"Blue and white are not the only colors of Israel! This book by author/photographer Rachel Raz (ABC Israel) showcases the many vibrant and beautiful colors of the land of Israel, from the red double-decker train in Akko to the white dome of the Shrine of the Book, from pink postage stamps to orange beach umbrellas in Tel Aviv. The Colors of Israel includes the English, Hebrew, and transliterated words for all the colors along with beautiful color photographs. Blue and white are not the only colo

Sep 1, 2015
Can you whoo too? by Ziefert, Harriet, author.

Can you whoo too?

"In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say. Why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This book is a unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun."--

Sep 1, 2015
Bobcat by Goldish, Meish.


"Young readers will learn all about the desert environment where the bobcat lives, as well as its physical characteristics, what it eats, and how it survives in its hot, dry home."--

Sep 1, 2015
Baby cheetahs by Leaf, Christina, author.

Baby cheetahs

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces baby cheetahs to young readers through leveled text and related photos."--

Sep 1, 2015
At battle in World War II - an interactive battlefield adventure by Doeden, Matt.

At battle in World War II - an interactive battlefield adventure

"In You Choose format, explores the technology and tactics of World War II"--

Sep 1, 2015
Amphibians by Royston, Angela, 1945- author.


"This fascinating series takes a very simple look at animal classifications, with each book focussing on a different group of animal. This book is about amphibians: what they do, how they behave, and how these characteristics are different from other groups of animals. Beautifully illustrated with colorful photographs, the book shows many examples of different types of amphibians in their natural environment."--

Sep 1, 2015
Elephant in the dark by Javaherbin, Mina, author.

Elephant in the dark

In this version of "The blind men and the elephant", based on a poem by Ru¯mi¯, Persian villagers try to figure out what strange animal in a dark barn has arrived from India.

Sep 1, 2015
Fielder the super dog by Lally, Sean, author.

Fielder the super dog

Nine-year-old Sean Lally tells the story of his Diabetic Alert Dog, Fielder, who has been trained to alert Sean when his blood sugar has reached an unhealthy level.

Sep 1, 2015
Chickens aren't the only ones by Heller, Ruth, 1924-, author.

Chickens aren't the only ones

A pictorial introduction to the animals that lay eggs, including chickens as well as other birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, and even a few mammals.

Sep 1, 2015
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.

Sep 1, 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

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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."--

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 2015
Black mambas by Franchino, Vicky, author.

Black mambas

"This book details the life and habits of black mambas"--

Sep 1, 2015
I have a cold by Herrington, Lisa M., author.

I have a cold

Learn how to avoid catching a cold, the best way to treat a cold, and how to prevent the spread of germs.

Sep 1, 2015
Hedgehogs by Gregory, Josh, author.


"This book details the life and habits of hedgehogs"--

Sep 1, 2015
Investigating Atlantis and other lost cities by Wolny, Philip, author.

Investigating Atlantis and other lost cities

Sep 1, 2015
An insider's guide to paintball by Power, Bob, 1959- author.

An insider's guide to paintball

Information on the history, clothing and equipment, how to play and how to get involved in paint balling.

Sep 1, 2015