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The science of a sinkhole by Koontz, Robin Michal, author.

The science of a sinkhole

Learn the science behind sinkholes.

Jul 23, 2016
The rock & gem book - ...and other treasures of the natural world by Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.

The rock & gem book - ...and other treasures of the natural world

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-color specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally

Jul 23, 2016
See how they work & look inside diggers by

See how they work & look inside diggers

Presents some of the different types of vehicles that are designed for moving the earth, knocking down buildings, building roads and tunnels, mining, and other purposes, and describes their parts and how they are used.

Jul 23, 2016
Shadows by Coan, Sharon, author.

Shadows

"Have you seen your shadow today? It follows you around. Shadows can change shapes and sizes. What else has a shadow?"--

Jul 23, 2016
Online gaming - 12 things you need to know by Roesler, Jill, author.

Online gaming - 12 things you need to know

Introduces online gaming, discussing internet safety, the benefits and dangers, and how game makers keep players coming back.

Jul 23, 2016
Mountain chef - how one man lost his groceries, changed his plans, and helped cook up the National Park Service by Pimentel, Annette Bay, author.

Mountain chef - how one man lost his groceries, changed his plans, and helped cook up the National Park Service

Jul 23, 2016
Unsolved archaeological mysteries by Capek, Michael, author.

Unsolved archaeological mysteries

"Describes mysterious and unsolved archaeological sites and artifacts from around the world"--

Jul 23, 2016
The Plot to Kill Hitler - Dietrich Bonhoeffer- Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero by McCormick, Patricia

The Plot to Kill Hitler - Dietrich Bonhoeffer- Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero

Jul 23, 2016
Raccoons after dark by O'Shaughnessy, Ruth, author.

Raccoons after dark

"Discusses raccoons, their behavior, and their environment"--

Jul 23, 2016
A giant egg and fluffy feathers by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

A giant egg and fluffy feathers

"Tap! Tap! Tap! Crack! Using his beak, a baby bird breaks out of an egg that's nearly the size of a cantaloupe. With his spindly legs and long, thin neck, who does this adorable little baby belong to? With stunning photographs and simple text that's perfect for emergent readers, Whose Little Baby Are You? is a delightful introduction to animals and their life cycles. The little creature breaking out of his egg is an ostrich chick, and one day he will be the biggest bird around--just like his dad

Jul 23, 2016
Giant pandas by Anderson, AnnMarie, author.

Giant pandas

Introduces the world's endangered giant pandas, and discusses what they eat, what their habitats are like, and the conservation measures being taken to protect the species.

Jul 23, 2016
Blacktip reef sharks by Hansen, Grace, author.

Blacktip reef sharks

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of blacktip reef sharks.--

Jul 23, 2016
Biomedical engineering and human body systems by Sjonger, Rebecca, author.

Biomedical engineering and human body systems

"Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing engineering field. From designing life-saving medical devices to high-performance athletic gear, these engineers improve people's lives every day. This book explores the creative ways biomedical engineers help diagnose, treat, and prevent problems found in human body systems. Real-life examples make learning about the engineering design process interesting for readers. Practical, hands-on activities help readers to understand scientific and engineer

Jul 23, 2016
Pop goes the weasel - the secret meanings of nursery rhymes by Jack, Albert.

Pop goes the weasel - the secret meanings of nursery rhymes

Examines the truth behind the meanings of popular nursery rhymes, identifying characters like Mary Quite Contrary, Georgie Porgie and Jack and Jill, and explores the events that inspired them, from Viking raids to slave smuggling.

Jul 23, 2016
Sleeping Beauty by Gibb, Sarah, illustrator.

Sleeping Beauty

"Princess Rosebud and her kingdom are cursed by a maleficent fairy to sleep for a hundred years before a prince can break the spell"--

Jul 23, 2016
Sea otters by

Sea otters

Introduces sea otters to young readers, describing their physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.

Jul 23, 2016
Raindrops on a roller coaster - hail by Jensen, Belinda, author.

Raindrops on a roller coaster - hail

Bel and her cousin, Dylan, explore hail, learning about when and how hail forms.--

Jul 23, 2016
Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two by Thorne, Jack, author, creator.

Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two

As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.

Jul 23, 2016
Milestones of flight - from hot-air balloons to SpaceShipOne by Grove, Tim, 1967- author.

Milestones of flight - from hot-air balloons to SpaceShipOne

"This book is being published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The museum will celebrate its 40th anniversary in July 2016. There will be a new Smithsonian exhibition, to be called "Milestones of Flight." This book is NOT a catalog of the exhibition; rather, it is a history of flight told through approximately twenty-five historical milestones"--

Jul 23, 2016
Planets by DeYoe, Aaron, author.

Planets

Simple text and illustrations describe the planets of the Earth's solar system.

Jul 23, 2016