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The weird world of words - a guided tour by Symons, Mitchell, author.

The weird world of words - a guided tour

A collection of English-language trivia shares facts about words and language usage, from "almost" being the longest English word with its letters in alphabetical order to "stewardesses" being the longest word typed with the left hand.

Jul 30, 2015
Temple Run - race through time to unlock secrets of the ancient worlds by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Temple Run - race through time to unlock secrets of the ancient worlds

National Geographic Kids and Temple Run have teamed up to bring you real-life facts and information about how the ancients lived. This book is jam-packed with amazing places, fun facts, glittering treasures, cool animals, history's mysteries, and more from over 10 ancient cultures! Also includes stories of real-life adventure and discoveries by National Geographic explorers.

Jul 30, 2015
Sylvia's super-awesome project book. Volume 2, Super simple Arduino! by Todd, Sylvia, author.

Sylvia's super-awesome project book. Volume 2, Super simple Arduino!

In this super fun book, Sylvia teaches you to understand Arduino microcontroller programming by inventing an adjustable strobe and two digital musical instruments you can play! Along the way, you'll learn a lot about electronics, coding, science, and engineering.

Jul 30, 2015
Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee - Civil War rivals by Roxburgh, Ellis.

Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee - Civil War rivals

Examines the rivalry between Union Army general-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate Army general Robert E. Lee.

Jul 30, 2015
Voice of Freedom - Fannie Lou Hamer- The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Weatherford, Carole Boston/ Holmes, Ekua (ILT)

Voice of Freedom - Fannie Lou Hamer- The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Jul 30, 2015
Prefixes and suffixes by Murray, Kara, author.

Prefixes and suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes are the building blocks of more complex words that young readers begin to encounter as they move up in grade level. This age-appropriate text teaches readers how to recognize words and decipher unfamiliar ones, an essential word analysis skill. Students will learn how to build complex words using prefixes and suffixes, and will delight seeing how their vocabulary grows with each newly created word. Helpful language charts, a quiz question on each spread, engaging visuals, a

Jul 30, 2015
Praying mantises by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Praying mantises

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how praying mantises defend themselves from predators and hunt other bugs for food. Includes picture glossary"--

Jul 30, 2015
The storyteller - my years with Ernest Thompson Seton - including illustrations and excerpts from his stories by Knox, Leila Moss.

The storyteller - my years with Ernest Thompson Seton - including illustrations and excerpts from his stories

The author discusses her early childhood spent in Santa Fe with her aunt and uncle and how her uncle told her stories, taught her about wildlife, and gave her a deep respect for Native American cultures.

Jul 30, 2015
Stars of women's soccer by Illugi Jökulsson.

Stars of women's soccer

Jul 30, 2015
Tropical fish by Hansen, Grace, author.

Tropical fish

Tropical fish are vibrant and beautiful. Some are shy, some are curious, and some are deadly! Learn these things and more alongside beautiful, full-bleed color photographs.

Jul 30, 2015
What's great about Alabama? by Kallio, Jamie.

What's great about Alabama?

Features the top ten sites to see and things to do in Alabama, including the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the Birmingham Zoo, and Splash Adventure Water Park.

Jul 30, 2015
What's great about Arkansas? by Bailer, Darice.

What's great about Arkansas?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the Rodeo of the Ozarks and Blanchard Springs Caverns to Crater of Diamonds State Park and Fort Smith.

Jul 30, 2015
What's great about California? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about California?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Disneyland and Hearst Castle to Death Valley and Alcatraz. --Publisher's description.

Jul 30, 2015
In the next three seconds by Morgan, Rowland.

In the next three seconds

Predicts events that will occur in the near and distant future, including "In the next three months, 1,000 households in Zimbabwe will be hooked up to solar electricity."

Jul 30, 2015
Kate & Pippin - an unlikely friendship by Springett, Martin, author.

Kate & Pippin - an unlikely friendship

Photographs and simple text reveal the true story of a fawn which, abandoned by her mother and brought to live on a farm, is raised by Kate, a Great Dane.

Jul 30, 2015
What's great about North Carolina? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about North Carolina?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Ocracoke Island and Tweetsie Railroad to the Biltmore Estate and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Jul 30, 2015
What's great about New York? by Malaspina, Ann, 1957-

What's great about New York?

Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from Broadway and the Statue of Liberty to the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls.

Jul 30, 2015
Who was Queen Victoria? by Gigliotti, Jim, author.

Who was Queen Victoria?

Describes the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, and the social and political conditions in Great Britain during her lifetime.

Jul 30, 2015
The wild life of sharks by De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.

The wild life of sharks

Shares information on sharks, including what they eat, where they live, and how fast they swim.

Jul 30, 2015
Beastly verse by

Beastly verse

"This is an anthology of 16 animal poems for children, illustrated by the graphic artist JooHee Yoon. The authors range from Lewis Carroll to D. H. Lawrence to Anonymous"--

Jul 30, 2015