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Trapped on the rock by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Trapped on the rock

"Separated from his science team on a mountain after a landslide, Joe is in no hurry to get back. The slide has carried a wealth of fossils with it for him to study! Joe examines these and the mountain terrain to learn how the mountains formed and figure out how old they are."--

Nov 20, 2014
Star Wars in 100 scenes by Fry, Jason, 1969- author.

Star Wars in 100 scenes

Go behind the scenes and relive 100 iconic moments from Star Wars, episode I-VI. Join Luke Skywalker as he battles with the dark side, watch as Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader and fly through space with the Star Wars ships. Relive the most dramatic and iconic moments of the Star Wars movies in this exciting new book Star Wars in 100 Scenes. Rediscover your favourite Star Wars scenes and characters with this comprehensive guide which spans all six Star Wars movies. Star Wars in 100 Scenes re

Nov 20, 2014
The true cost of toys by Colson, Mary.

The true cost of toys

Find out how companies cope with demand at peak times, what controls are in place to ensure toys are safe, and what the working conditions of factory workers are like around the world. Discover what environmental impacts your toy purchases have on the planet, too.

Nov 20, 2014
Gus and me - the story of my granddad and my first guitar by Richards, Keith, 1943-, author, musician.

Gus and me - the story of my granddad and my first guitar

Tells the story of the young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, affectionately known as "Gus."

Nov 20, 2014
Time for kids X why Z animals by Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.

Time for kids X why Z animals

Answers commonly asked questions about animals, from why zebras have stripes to why sharks have so many teeth.

Nov 20, 2014
Tears of Mother Bear by Lewis, Anne Margaret.

Tears of Mother Bear

Walk the shores of Lake Michigan with grandpa and his grandchildren as he tells of the Ojibwe Sleeping Bear legend of how the Petoskey stone was formed when Mother Bear leaves her tears all over the beaches.

Nov 20, 2014
Outer space by Jennings, Ken, 1974- author.

Outer space

"Now you can become a junior genius with Ken Jennings' first children's series! With this book you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with out-of-this-world facts: Did you know that Mars has a volcano bigger than the state of Arizona? Or that there's a star with a diamond the size of our moon at its core? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"--

Nov 20, 2014
The true cost of food by Dicker, Katie.

The true cost of food

Readers find out about the food supply chain, fair trade, and how our eating habits affect our health.

Nov 20, 2014
The true cost of fashion by Spilsbury, Louise.

The true cost of fashion

Nov 20, 2014
Modern houses - who built that? - an introduction to modern houses and their architects by Cornille, Didier, 1951- author.

Modern houses - who built that? - an introduction to modern houses and their architects

Who Built That? Modern Houses takes readers on a tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Nov 20, 2014
Lend a Hand - Poems About Giving by Frank, John, author.

Lend a Hand - Poems About Giving

"A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes"--

Nov 20, 2014
Spic-and-span! - Lillian Gilbreth's wonder kitchen by Kulling, Monica, author.

Spic-and-span! - Lillian Gilbreth's wonder kitchen

Born into a life of privilege in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth put her pampered life aside for one of adventure and challenge. She and her husband, Frank, became efficiency experts by studying the actions of factory workers. They ran their home efficiently, too. When Frank suddenly died, Lillian was left to her own devices to raise their eleven children. Eventually, she was hired by the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company to improve kitchen design, which was only the beginning.

Nov 20, 2014
Crazy animals by

Crazy animals

"Open up to find some incredible creatures. Meet the dog that can ride a scooter, the horse with a mustache, and the largest crocodile ever!"--back cover.

Nov 20, 2014
BMW - ultimate riding experience by Barrington, Richard, 1961-

BMW - ultimate riding experience

Nov 20, 2014
Any questions? by Gay, Marie-Louise, author, illustrator.

Any questions?

Answers many of the questions the author receives from children on writing, including where she gets her ideas, how she learned to draw, and how many books she can write in one day.

Nov 20, 2014
Animal Antics - the funny things animals do by Harvey, Derek, author.

Animal Antics - the funny things animals do

"Packed with amazing pictuers, this captures the funny moments when animals are simply being themselves. From disco-dancing bears to playful pandas and chuckling chimps, this book reveals why animals do the things they do."--back cover.

Nov 20, 2014
Natural gas power by Bailey, Diane, 1966-

Natural gas power

"An examination of the ways in which natural gas has historically been used as an energy source and how current and future energy demands are changing its technical applications and efficiency levels"--

Nov 21, 2014
Neighborhood sharks - hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands by Roy, Katherine., author.

Neighborhood sharks - hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands

"An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge"--

Nov 21, 2014
My grandfather's coat by Aylesworth, Jim.

My grandfather's coat

A tailor's very old overcoat is recycled numerous times over the years into a variety of garments and other uses.

Nov 21, 2014
Matisse's garden by Friedman, Samantha, author.

Matisse's garden

Nov 21, 2014