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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
The raven and the loon by Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author.

The raven and the loon

In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while loon spent her days in her iglu working away on her sewing. One day, too bored to even fly, Raven visited Loon and suggested a sewing game that would give their feathers some much-needed colour. The results--not at all what the two birds expected--led to Raven and Loon acquiring their

Aug 17, 2014
Chinese New Year by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

Chinese New Year

Introduces this holiday, discussing when it takes place, preparations, how it is celebrated, and the Chinese calendar.

Aug 17, 2014
Hip hip hooray! it's Family Day! - sign language for family by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

Hip hip hooray! it's Family Day! - sign language for family

In this rhyming story accompanied by sign language diagrams, a child enjoys spending time with various family members, including Mommy and Daddy, Auntie Karen and Grandma Rosie, and Baby Jordon and Cousin Nikki.

Aug 17, 2014
Greek mythology by Jennings, Ken, 1974-

Greek mythology

Provides facts on the classic myths of the Greeks, from how Prometheus outsmarted the gods to how Achilles's heel led to his death.

Aug 17, 2014
Handy health guide to colds and flu by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to colds and flu

"An overview about colds and the flu--how germs are spread, how to treat these diseases, and how to avoid becoming sick"--

Aug 17, 2014
There's a story in my head - sign language for body parts by Prochovnic, Dawn Babb.

There's a story in my head - sign language for body parts

Playful images and simple rhymes introduce the American Sign Language signs for different parts of the human body.

Aug 18, 2014
Marco Polo by Bankston, John.

Marco Polo

Details the life and travels of the explorer who journeyed from Italy to China in the thirteenth century and documented his experiences in a revolutionary travel memoir.

Aug 18, 2014
Stranded on an island - can science save your life? by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Stranded on an island - can science save your life?

"After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island."--

Aug 18, 2014
National Geographic Angry Birds seasons - a festive flight into the world's happiest holidays and celebrations by Briggs, Amy.

National Geographic Angry Birds seasons - a festive flight into the world's happiest holidays and celebrations

"Circle the globe with National Geographic and the Angry Birds as the lovable characters discover and partake in the world's greatest holidays, festivals, and celebrations. The birds will celebrate the Chinese New Year in Beijing before traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The Angry Birds--and readers--will learn all about cultural traditions around the world and come to understand the rituals and customs that go along with celebrating the biggest events of the year. Archival and modern Nati

Aug 18, 2014