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A smart girl's guide, middle school - everything you need to know about juggling more homework, more teachers, and more friends! by Williams, Julie (Julie A.), author.

A smart girl's guide, middle school - everything you need to know about juggling more homework, more teachers, and more friends!

"Starting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make you feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, here's the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities. Get help deciding the best way to introduce yourself to those new classmates. Plus, you'll read letters from other girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there"--

Aug 15, 2014
Tyrannosaurus! by Feldman, Thea, author.

Tyrannosaurus!

Discusses the size, behaviors, physical characteristics, and habitat of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Aug 15, 2014
Friendship bracelets - 35 gorgeous projects to make and give by Hopping, Lucy, author.

Friendship bracelets - 35 gorgeous projects to make and give

Discover beautiful yet simple jewellery to make with and for your friends. You'll love these 35 stunning projects, all made with easy craft techniques such as braiding, macrame and weaving. Many of them use basic materials - embroidery thread, beads and ribbon, with the addition of leather, brass nuts and rhinestones in some of the more advanced projects. Choose from four chapters: So Sweet, with ideas in a pastel palette; Neon Brights, infused with zesty colours and standout features; Nautical

Aug 15, 2014
Loom magic creatures! - 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters by Thomas, Becky, author.

Loom magic creatures! - 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters

Learn to make these super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects that will take your rubber band loom projects to the next level. Wow everyone around you with fun and wacky critters. Here are step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs to show you how to make the coolest rubber band projects out there.

Aug 15, 2014
Not my girl by Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author.

Not my girl

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders' school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family -- but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped short, can't be her daughter. "Not my girl!" she says angrily. Margaret's years at school have changed her. Now ten years old, she has forgotten her language and the skills to hunt and fish. She can't even stomach her mother's food. He

Aug 15, 2014
Elephant twins by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer.

Elephant twins

"Exposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. Gold Light and Gold Ray are the only known pair of elephant twins in the world! Photojournalist Richard Sobol has masterfully captured the twins' playfulness, as he shows the twins feeding, bathing, napping, and learning with their trainer Pai. Elephant Twins transports readers to Ban

Aug 15, 2014
More laugh-out-loud jokes for kids by Elliott, Rob, author.

More laugh-out-loud jokes for kids

A collection of one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and tongue twisters.

Aug 15, 2014
Brainstorm! - the stories of twenty American kid inventors by Tucker, Tom, 1944-

Brainstorm! - the stories of twenty American kid inventors

Reveals some of the amazing inventions of the past and present that have come from young Americans, ages eight to nineteen.

Aug 15, 2014
Mythology by Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.

Mythology

Introduces ancient Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Roman mythologies, including Zeus, father of the Greek gods, Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war, and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats.

Aug 15, 2014
Zoom in on bees by Stewart, Melissa.

Zoom in on bees

"Provides information for readers about a bee's home, food, and body"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 17, 2014
The woman who invented windshield wipers - Mary Anderson and her wonderful invention by Latta, Sara L.

The woman who invented windshield wipers - Mary Anderson and her wonderful invention

"Read about Mary Anderson's early life, and find out why she invented windshield wipers"--

Aug 17, 2014
A to Z sign with me - sign language for the alphabet by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

A to Z sign with me - sign language for the alphabet

Playful stories introduce the American Sign Language signs for animals, foods, and the different activities of a carnival.

Aug 17, 2014
What is the Statue of Liberty? by Holub, Joan.

What is the Statue of Liberty?

Describes the history of the Statue of Liberty, including its origins as a gift from France and its construction, and explores the landmark's enduring symbolism of freedom, democracy, and friendship.

Aug 17, 2014
Skylanders SWAP Force - Master Eon's official guide. by

Skylanders SWAP Force - Master Eon's official guide.

Provides character profiles and strategies for mastering the Skylanders game.

Aug 17, 2014
Physics - investigate the mechanics of nature by Gardner, Jane P, author.

Physics - investigate the mechanics of nature

Provides an introduction to physics, explaining how skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks, how gravity determines the path of a baseball throw, and how electricity is used to power toasters and put on rock shows.

Aug 17, 2014
Quiz whiz. 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions. 4 by National Geographic Kids (COR)

Quiz whiz. 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions. 4

Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.

Aug 17, 2014
Old Manhattan has some farms - e-i-e-i-grow! by Lendroth, Susan.

Old Manhattan has some farms - e-i-e-i-grow!

In this new take on "Old MacDonald," farmers are city dwellers and farms consist of rooftops, empty lots, patios, hydroponic labs, and other urban nooks.

Aug 17, 2014
So many feelings - sign language for feelings and emotions by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

So many feelings - sign language for feelings and emotions

Playful stories in simple rhymes introduce the American Sign Language signs for feelings and emotions.

Aug 17, 2014
Leif Erikson by Bankston, John, 1974-

Leif Erikson

Presents the life of Viking explorer Leif Eriksson, discussing his life in Greenland, his discovery of North America, and his legacy in American history.

Aug 17, 2014
The twelve dancing princesses by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.

The twelve dancing princesses

To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier endeavors to discover why the dancing shoes of the king's twelve daughters are worn to pieces every morning.

Aug 17, 2014