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Science experiments with sight & sound by Kuskowski, Alex.

Science experiments with sight & sound

Offers instructions for carrying out simple experiments at home that demonstrate scientific principles of sight and sound.

May 6, 2015
Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world

"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"--Amazon.com.

May 6, 2015
Understanding Afghanistan today by Nardo, Don, 1947-

Understanding Afghanistan today

Understanding Afghanistan Today explores the Middle Eastern nation of Afghanistan with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle.

May 6, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

May 6, 2015
Science experiments with food by Kuskowski, Alex.

Science experiments with food

Offers instructions for carrying out simple experiments at home that demonstrate scientific principles with food.

May 6, 2015
Sally Ride by Anderson, AnnMarie, author.

Sally Ride

"Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to go to space. She worked on a space shuttle for two different missions. But Sally Ride did more than just travel to space. She also was a teacher, an author, and a scientist. Learn more about her amazing life in this new level 3 biography!,"--page [4] of cover.

May 6, 2015
Rebel Wilson - from stand-up laughs to box-office smash by Schwartz, Heather E.

Rebel Wilson - from stand-up laughs to box-office smash

Profiles the life and career of actress/comedian Rebel Wilson.

May 6, 2015
Speedboats by Riggs, Kate, author.

Speedboats

"A kindergarten-level introduction to speedboats, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their v-shape"--Provided by publisher.

May 6, 2015
What is a constellation? by Loria, Laura.

What is a constellation?

May 6, 2015
A timeline history of the thirteen colonies by Pratt, Mary K.

A timeline history of the thirteen colonies

Chronicles the history of the American colonies, from the first English settlement in Jamestown to the growing unrest with Britain that culminated in the American Revolution. --Publisher's description.

May 6, 2015
Sturgeon by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Sturgeon

This title introduces young readers to the sturgeon, also known as the Living Fossil. Easy-to-read text examines the sturgeon's habitat and distribution. Readers will learn about the sturgeon's color, size, and shape. The fish's anatomy is examined, especially the unique plates that cover the fish's skin. Sturgeon prey is discussed, as are the sturgeon's predators, including human fishers. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for xtreme ichthyologists. Alig

May 6, 2015
Somalia by Owings, Lisa, author.

Somalia

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Somalia"--Provided by publisher.

May 6, 2015
Rad American women A-Z by Schatz, Kate.

Rad American women A-Z

"Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer."--Publisher.

May 6, 2015
Understanding Iraq today by Blesch, Will.

Understanding Iraq today

Introduces Iraq, describing the country's food, people, culture, and geography.

May 6, 2015
Pyramids of Giza by Matthews, Sheelagh.

Pyramids of Giza

Provides an overview of the Pyramids of Giza, discussing topics such as its history, chief architect, structural aspects, and construction techniques and materials, and offers information about careers in architecture and construction.

May 6, 2015
Pirates by Lock, Deborah, author.

Pirates

Presents a history of piracy throughout the world, and discusses characteristics of buccaneers, privateers, and corsairs, including descriptions of weapons and daily life.

May 6, 2015
Science experiments with liquid by Kuskowski, Alex.

Science experiments with liquid

Make science simple! This book features easy and fun Science Experiments with Liquid using household items. Young readers can assemble experiments at home from Floating on Liquid Rainbows to Cleaning up Copper. No laboratory needed! Each activity includes easy instructions with how-to photos, and short science explanations. Use fun to introduce math and science to kids. Super simple says it all. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super SandCastle is an imprint of

May 6, 2015
Rhode Island - the Ocean State by Petreycik, Rick.

Rhode Island - the Ocean State

May 6, 2015
Prehistoric mammals by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.

Prehistoric mammals

"From woolly mammoths to saber-toothed cats, prehistoric mammals once roamed Earth. With beautiful and engaging illustrations, authentic photos, and accessible text, kids will learn all about these mighty mammals in this Level 2 reader" --

May 6, 2015
Pakistan by Sheehan, Sean, 1951-

Pakistan

Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Pakistan.

May 6, 2015