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Extreme survivors by Roop, Connie.

Extreme survivors

"Up high, down low, in freezing temperatures, and in boiling hot places--animals and plants can survive in the most extreme environments!"--

Apr 20, 2014
Face bug by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Face bug

Collects poems about insects visiting a museum featuring close-up photographs of other bugs' faces.

Apr 20, 2014
The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began by Low, Alice.

The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began

Sports have origins in all kinds of activities, such as playing with sticks and stones, running from threats, and taking part in religious ceremonies. Using conjecture and historical facts, this book of poetry and prose relates how nineteen sports got their start and grew into the games we know today.

Apr 20, 2014
Gun control by Otfinoski, Steven.

Gun control

Examines the controversial battle over gun control, looking at the role of guns in early America, the assassinations of the 1960s, and the current rash of shootings in schools.

Apr 20, 2014
About habitats - forests by Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.

About habitats - forests

Presents an introduction to the forest habitat, describing the variety of animals and plants that live there and why it needs to be protected.

Apr 20, 2014
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs - and other prehistoric creatures by Woodward, John, 1954-, author.

Everything you need to know about dinosaurs - and other prehistoric creatures

Introduces dinosaurs, including pterosaurs, theropods, and stegosaurs, and explores their anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

Apr 20, 2014
Get to know horse breeds - the 100 best-known breeds by Behling, Silke.

Get to know horse breeds - the 100 best-known breeds

"Discusses more than one hundred horse breeds categorized into groups according to temperament, build, and size: warm bloods, Throroughbreds, Baroque horses, cold bloods, small horses and ponies, gaited horses, and Western horses"--

Apr 20, 2014
Andrew Luck by O'Neal, Claire, author.

Andrew Luck

Presents information about the life and accomplishments of the Colts quarterback while examining notable moments in his winning season.

Apr 20, 2014
Amazing snakes - an exciting insight into the weird and wonderful world of snakes and how they live, with 190 pictures by Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.

Amazing snakes - an exciting insight into the weird and wonderful world of snakes and how they live, with 190 pictures

Apr 20, 2014
The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science by Aronson, Marc, author.

The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science

Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

Apr 20, 2014
Galapagos George by George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.

Galapagos George

Tells the story of Lonesome George, the giant tortoise who was the last of his species and lived to be one hundred years old in the Galapagos Islands.

Apr 20, 2014
Children and youth with Asperger syndrome - strategies for success in inclusive settings by Myles, Brenda Smith.

Children and youth with Asperger syndrome - strategies for success in inclusive settings

Offers teachers a variety of effective strategies for teaching children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, with research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies.

Apr 20, 2014
At home in her tomb - Lady Dai and the ancient Chinese treasures of Mawangdui by Liu-Perkins, Christine.

At home in her tomb - Lady Dai and the ancient Chinese treasures of Mawangdui

Apr 20, 2014