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Inside the Olympics by Kortemeier, Todd, 1986-

Inside the Olympics

"Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn about the athletes, officials, and fans involved in putting on the sports event that brings together hundreds of countries around the world. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions and callouts, a glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and a listing of source notes" (The Child's World).

May 28, 2016
I love mom by De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.

I love mom

This adorable book looks at the bond between animal mothers and their offspring, from protective Mommy polar bears to playful orang-utans. Fascinating facts about parenthood in the animal kingdom will captivate young readers, for example did you know elephant calves are raised by their mothers and grandmothers? Cute photographs and easy-to-read text make this perfect for young readers. I Love Mom provides the perfect opportunity for parents and children to read together and explore the subject o

May 28, 2016
Diggers at work by Addison, D. R.

Diggers at work

Photographs and simple text introduce early readers to the parts and functions of diggers.

May 28, 2016
Denmark by Pateman, Robert, 1954- author.

Denmark

"Denmark is a country that has existed since the age of the Vikings. It has a vibrant history, a unique way of life, and deeply rooted beliefs. Today, Denmark helps make up an area called Scandinavia. It is a proud country with unique traditions and customs, and its own language. This book explores Denmark and all it has to offer." -- Publisher's website.

May 28, 2016
Deer by Webster, Christine.

Deer

A simple introduction to different varieties of deer.

May 28, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love games by Sjonger, Rebecca, author.

Maker projects for kids who love games

May 28, 2016
LEGO friends character encyclopedia by Saunders, Catherine, author.

LEGO friends character encyclopedia

A fan's reference to LEGO friends sets and mini-dolls profiles such favorites as Mia, Stephanie, and Andrea, revealing their likes and dislikes, cool outfits, pets, hobbies, vehicles, activities, and secrets.

May 28, 2016
The Pueblo by Bedry, Christa, author.

The Pueblo

May 28, 2016
Hamlet by McKeown, Adam (Adam N.)

Hamlet

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about treachery and murder in the kingdom of Denmark. Includes background information, character summary, and commonly asked questions.

May 28, 2016
The penny pot by Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-

The penny pot

The face painting booth at the school fair provides plenty of opportunities to count combinations of coins adding up to fifty.

May 28, 2016
Ecuador by Foley, Erin, 1967- author.

Ecuador

"Situated in South America very close to the Equator, Ecuador is a country known for its vibrant culture and ecotourism. This book discusses the history of Ecuador, what its people and cities are like, and examines how it became the country it is today." -- Publisher's website.

May 28, 2016
Cuba by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Cuba

Introduces Cuba, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

May 28, 2016
Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do by Gilpin, Rebecca

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

May 28, 2016
Baa baa black sheep by Cabrera, Jane, author, illustrator.

Baa baa black sheep

In this take-off on the familiar nursery rhyme, black sheep graciously offers bag after bag of wool to Miss, who handcrafts mittens, a tea cosy, and more for her friends, then produces a sweater for the shivering sheep when all the wool is gone. Includes music for piano and guitar.

May 28, 2016
Wildfires by Simon, Seymour, author.

Wildfires

Presents wildfires as neither good nor bad but as part of the endless cycle of change in forests and grasslands.

May 28, 2016
The U.S. Constitution by Clay, Kathryn, author.

The U.S. Constitution

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. constitution"--

May 28, 2016
The handbook for storytime programs by Freeman, Judy, author.

The handbook for storytime programs

Along with its companion volume, The Handbook for Storytellers, this book represents an expansion and reworking of Caroline Feller Bauer's Handbook for Storytellers (1977). The two volumes include the best of the stories and ideas from the 1977 handbook, along with new stories, poems, songs, plays, and activities; annotated lists of stories and books; and related websites and technology tie-ins. This volume, The Handbook for Storytime Programs, is divided into two parts. In the first half, each

May 28, 2016
About the rain forest by Johanasen, Heather.

About the rain forest

Learn about rain forests and the plants and animals that live in them.

May 28, 2016
Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars by Zuckerman, Gregory, author.

Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars

"Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--

May 28, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 28, 2016