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The sweet story of hot chocolate! by Krensky, Stephen.

The sweet story of hot chocolate!

"Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America's favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book inc

Feb 1, 2015
Surprise, Trojans! - the story of the Trojan horse by Holub, Joan, author.

Surprise, Trojans! - the story of the Trojan horse

"During the Trojan War, the Trojans receive the gift of a huge wooden horse from the Greeks. Thinking the gift means that they have won the war, the Trojans celebrate. But what they dont realize is that Greek soldiers are hidden inside the huge horsewaiting to attack!"--Amazon.com.

Feb 1, 2015
The smart kid's guide to losing a pet by Petersen, Christine, author.

The smart kid's guide to losing a pet

"Discusses what happens when a pet dies, explores ways to remember a pet, and provides strategies for coping with grief."--

Feb 1, 2015
Sharks - predators of the ocean by Stephens, David, 1945-

Sharks - predators of the ocean

Provides information on sharks, including their unique skeleton, how they hunt for prey, and their habitats.

Feb 1, 2015
Searching for el Chupacabra by Rivkin, Jennifer, author.

Searching for el Chupacabra

Provides information about the chupacabra, including where it has been spotted, its origins, and possible explanations.

Feb 1, 2015
The rock cycle by Hirsch, Rebecca E, author.

The rock cycle

Identifies the three types of rock present on Earth--sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous--discussing their properties, where they can be found, and how they are formed.

Feb 1, 2015
The rat by Gravel, Elise.

The rat

One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Rat is a look at the black rat. It covers such topics as the rat's long, agile tail (it's good for balancing and picking noses), long teeth (they can chew through anything, including books) and disgusting taste in food (delicious electrical wires in tomato sauce, anyone?). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Rat contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.

Feb 1, 2015
A math journey through the animal kingdom by Rooney, Anne, author.

A math journey through the animal kingdom

"Fun pictograms and infographics about the animal kingdom make learning about math topics such as symmetry, coordinates, and place value easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to some of the world's amazing habitats and use their mathematical skills to track tigers, count penguins, and search for jaguars. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills."--

Feb 1, 2015
Sweep Up the Sun by Frost, Helen/ Lieder, Rick (ILT)

Sweep Up the Sun

Feb 1, 2015
Surviving the journey - the story of the Oregon Trail by Kravitz, Danny, 1970-

Surviving the journey - the story of the Oregon Trail

"Examines the Oregon Trail by discussing how and why it came to be and the immediate and lasting effects it had on the nation and the people who traveled it"--

Feb 1, 2015
Sweet tooth! - no-bake desserts to make and devour by Besel, Jennifer M, author.

Sweet tooth! - no-bake desserts to make and devour

"Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to make no-bake desserts, including parfaits, frozen treats, and more"--

Feb 1, 2015
Ukraine by Kent, Deborah.

Ukraine

Feb 1, 2015
Who was Gandhi? by Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- author.

Who was Gandhi?

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the champion of an independent India and global icon of peace and freedom.

Feb 1, 2015
Who Was Alfred Hitchcock? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the British filmmaker known for his distinctive style of directing and his films that featured suspenseful and surprising plots.

Feb 1, 2015
South Korea by Somervill, Barbara A.

South Korea

Feb 1, 2015
Taylor Swift by Morreale, Marie.

Taylor Swift

Feb 1, 2015
Temple Grandin - inspiring animal-behavior scientist by Sepahban, Lois, author.

Temple Grandin - inspiring animal-behavior scientist

Chronicles the life and career of the animal scientist, from her work to help others with autism to her lobbying for animal welfare.

Feb 1, 2015
This or that? - the wacky world of choices to reveal the hidden to you by Boyer, Crispin, author.

This or that? - the wacky world of choices to reveal the hidden to you

Presents simple quizzes combined with informative facts and psychological insights for assisting middle school children to discover their personality traits and possible career paths.

Feb 1, 2015
This or that? more wacky choices to reveal the hidden you / 2 by Mortimer, J. R. author.

This or that? more wacky choices to reveal the hidden you / 2

A second book of choices invites young people to discover ideal career paths, the species of animal most compatible with one's personality, and the activities that would most stimulate personal potential.

Feb 1, 2015
Who was Frederick Douglass? by Prince, April Jones.

Who was Frederick Douglass?

Feb 1, 2015