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A bat cannot bat, a stair cannot stare - more about homonyms and homophones by Cleary, Brian P., 1959-

A bat cannot bat, a stair cannot stare - more about homonyms and homophones

Discusses the differences between homonyms and homophones and provides examples of each.

Sep 30, 2014
Alice Waters and the trip to delicious by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs, author.

Alice Waters and the trip to delicious

Follows Alice Waters's work to educate children about healthy food by starting the Edible Schoolyard, and showing that good food starts in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.

Sep 30, 2014
Bacteria up close by Roza, Greg.

Bacteria up close

Sep 30, 2014
Animal eyes by Holland, Mary, 1946- author.

Animal eyes

"The sense of sight helps an animal stay safe from predators, find food and shelter, defend its territory and care for its young. We can tell a lot about an animal from its eyes: whether it is predator or prey, whether it is more active during the day ornight, and sometimes even its gender or age. Award-winning nature photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland shares fascinating animal eyes with readers of all ages."--

Sep 30, 2014
Animal school - what class are you? by Lord, Michelle.

Animal school - what class are you?

Rhyming text introduces young readers to the five classes of vertebrates, describing the characteristics of reptiles, fish, mammals, birds, and amphibians.

Sep 30, 2014
The $25,000 flight by Houran, Lori Haskins, author.

The $25,000 flight

This Totally True Adventures book follows America's first superstar pilot, Charles Lindbergh. In the 1920s, flying was brand new--and very dangerous. A $25,000 prize for the first flight from New York to Paris went unclaimed for years. Many teams tried. And many teams failed. Still, Charles Lindbergh felt he had a shot at the prize. He wasn't famous. He wasn't rich. But he was determined. He'd cross the ocean in a tiny plane, and he'd do it all by himself!

Sep 30, 2014
Amazing basketball records by Storden, Thom.

Amazing basketball records

"Provides information on the most stunning records in the sport of professional basketball"--

Sep 30, 2014
BMW - ultimate riding experience by Barrington, Richard, 1961-

BMW - ultimate riding experience

Introduces the German company; profiles different types of motorcycle models, including information about their speed, performance, and appearance; and discusses scooters and enduro bikes.

Sep 30, 2014
Amazing baseball records by Storden, Thom.

Amazing baseball records

"Provides information on the most stunning records in the sport of professional baseball"--

Sep 30, 2014
Animal teachers by Halfmann, Janet, author.

Animal teachers

"Short entries portray how 12 different animals are taught various "lessons." Chicks learn to peck to get their bellies full; a prairie dog pup learns how to spot and warn others about predators; a bottlenose dolphin learns how to recognize its mother's signature call"--

Sep 30, 2014
America the beautiful by Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929.

America the beautiful

An illustrated edition of the nineteenth-century poem, later set to music, celebrating the beauty of America.

Sep 30, 2014
Bees by Frisch, Aaron, 1975-2013.


"A kindergarten-level introduction to bees, covering their growth process, behaviors, the hives they call home, and such defining physical features as their stingers"--

Sep 30, 2014
Bodies from the ash by Deem, James M.

Bodies from the ash

Details the events that occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii in 79 A.D., focusing on how this information was deduced from the skeletons found by archaeologists at the site. In ancient times, Pompeii was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Its 20,000 inhabitants lived in the shadow of Vesuvius, which they believed was nothing more than a mountain. But Vesuvius was a volcano. And on the morning of August 24, A.D. 79, Vesuvius began to erupt. Within twenty-four hours,

Sep 30, 2014
The Berlin Wall - an interactive modern history adventure by Doeden, Matt.

The Berlin Wall - an interactive modern history adventure

"Lets readers experience life behind the Berlin wall, choosing different paths to take through history"--

Sep 30, 2014