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Strange trees and the stories behind them by Pourquié, Bernadette, author. Strange trees and the stories behind them

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles, sausages, crowns, and ones that walk or even explode? Crazy, maybe, but true. Find out more about these, and many others, in this colorfully illustrated collection of the most bizarre&#x;but real&#x;trees from around the world, once again reminding us that the art of nature is far stranger than fiction. The perfect book for inquisitive naturalists with imaginations,Strange Tr

Dec 4, 2016
Stepping stones - a refugee family's journey by Ruurs, Margriet, 1952- author. Stepping stones - a refugee family's journey

"In this picture book, a young girl and her family are forced to flee their village to escape the civil war that has engulfed Syria and make their way toward freedom in Europe"--

Dec 4, 2016
Stephen Curry by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Stephen Curry

"An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Stephen Curry, a professional basketball point guard who helped the Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA championship"--

Dec 4, 2016
Sounds all around by Pfeffer, Wendy, 1929- author. Sounds all around

Explains how sounds are made and the purposes they serve for both humans and other animals.

Dec 4, 2016
Search and spot go! by Ljungkvist, Laura, author, illustrator. Search and spot go!

Invites readers to find vehicles and travel-related things hidden on each page in an array of patterns and colors.

Dec 4, 2016
Scratch programming playground - learn to program by making cool games by Sweigart, Al, author. Scratch programming playground - learn to program by making cool games

An introduction to the colorful drag-and-drop programming language shares numerous projects that use engaging video games, from Maze Runner to Breakout, to introduce programming fundamentals and basic coding. --Publisher

Dec 4, 2016
The Navajo code talkers by Lewis, J. Patrick, author. The Navajo code talkers

"Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people--especially bilingual code talkers--helped the Allies win World War II"--

Dec 4, 2016
Mini hacks for Pokémon GO players. Combat - skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle by Ryan, Justin, author. Mini hacks for Pokémon GO players. Combat - skills, tips, and techniques for capture and battle

An unofficial guide for Poke´mon Go players.

Dec 4, 2016
Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Catching - skills, tips, and techniques for capturing monsters by Ryan, Justin, author. Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Catching - skills, tips, and techniques for capturing monsters

An unofficial guide for Poke´mon Go players. You're on the hunt for all 151. Some are easy, others are super hard and elusive. Mini Hacks for Poke´mon GO Players: Catching focuses on strategies to help build your Poke´mon collection. Includes tips and techniques on: Ball tossing|how to perfect the curve ; What type of Poke´ Balls you need for specific monsters ; How to most effectively use Razz Berries ; Where you are most likely to find and capture specific types ; The scoop on Lures and Incens

Dec 4, 2016
Marie Curie for kids - her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments by O'Quinn, Amy M. Marie Curie for kids - her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments

"Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. Kids learn how Curie quietly flo

Dec 4, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love electronics by Kopp, Megan, author. Maker projects for kids who love electronics

"This plugged-in title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. They will be able to create their project using everyday materials and easy-to-understand computer elements. Important electronic innovators and their creations are profiled to provide inspiration for young 'm

Dec 4, 2016
Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist by Dakers, Diane, author. Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist

Dec 4, 2016
Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports by Rutherford, Kristina, author. Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports

Level the Playing Field examines the root of these issues by taking readers through the history of womens pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through exciting interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford

Dec 4, 2016
Indianapolis Colts by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- Indianapolis Colts

This book explores the teams background and history, most memorablewins, star players, and important coaches. Readers will also learn when the NFL began and what conference and division the Colts play on. Fun facts, a full spread of team stats, and a timeline with photos complement the text. This book closes with a quiz to reinforce core concepts.

Dec 4, 2016
Ham-ham-hamsters by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author. Ham-ham-hamsters

Learn all about hamsters in this fact-and-photo-filled book for young readers! Their tiny feet scamper across cages and sprint on exercise wheels. Their little noses sniff the air and their whiskers twitch as they stuff their cheeks with food. As some of the most adorable members of the rodent family, hamsters make very popular pets. Especially in the classroom! In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about how to care for these cute critters.

Dec 4, 2016
Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you by Surrey, Ellen, author, illustrator. Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you

Discover 150 ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he'd like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love. From giving a hug, to sharing toys, to helping someone out, this book suggests a number of practical and playful ways to celebrate the people we share our lives with, and show them that we care.

Dec 4, 2016
Frogs by Bodden, Valerie, author. Frogs

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of frogs, the long-legged amphibians that hop. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some frogs croak"--

Dec 4, 2016
Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy by Michelson, Richard, author. Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy

Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn't understand Leonard's drive to perform. "Learn to play the accordion," his father told him. "Actors starve, but at least musicians can eke out a living." But Leonard reached for the stars . . . and caught them. He moved to Hollywood, where he took acting lessons, and drove a taxi and took every role he could get. He worked hard, learned his lines, show

Dec 4, 2016
Famous fails - mighty mistakes, mega mishaps & how a mess can lead to success! by Boyer, Crispin, author. Famous fails - mighty mistakes, mega mishaps & how a mess can lead to success!

"This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment--there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyze the failures: Lesson Learned, It Could Be Worse, Losing Combinations, and a Fail Scale help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, wh

Dec 4, 2016
Explore Greek myths! - with 25 great projects by Yasuda, Anita, author. Explore Greek myths! - with 25 great projects

Architecture, democracy, the Olympics--the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government.

Dec 4, 2016

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