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Antarctica by Fowler, Allan.

Antarctica

An introduction to the continent of Antarctica, its geographical features, visitors, and animals.

Nov 16, 2014
Animal stories - heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom by Yolen, Jane, author.

Animal stories - heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom

Presents a collection of true animal stories from different historical periods, including the tales of Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, and Internet sensation Christian the lion.

Nov 16, 2014
The hero in you by Paul, Ellis, author.

The hero in you

A collection of songs profiles thirteen heroes from United States history, including Nellie Bly, Chief Joseph, and Ben Franklin, highlighting their accomplishments and contributions to society.

Nov 16, 2014
Hang on, monkey! by Neuman, Susan B., author.

Hang on, monkey!

This book uses simple vocabulary and fun pictures to capture the interest and help develop the skills of beginning readers. The crazy antics, humor, and fun information make this new reading experience a treat.

Nov 16, 2014
Extreme weather - surviving tornadoes, sandstorms, hailstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more! by Kostigen, Thomas.

Extreme weather - surviving tornadoes, sandstorms, hailstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more!

Nov 16, 2014
Does a beaver sleep in a bed? - think about...where everyone sleeps by Ziefert, Harriet.

Does a beaver sleep in a bed? - think about...where everyone sleeps

"This title in the Think About...series explores and explains that while every animal sleeps, only some have beds"--

Nov 16, 2014
Gandhi - spiritual leader by Cook, Diane.

Gandhi - spiritual leader

A biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, later known as Mahatma, who fought for justice and equality in South Africa and India, and led India to independence through non-violent civil disobedience.

Nov 16, 2014
Time for kids. X why Z? by Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.

Time for kids. X why Z?

Presents answers to a variety of scientific questions, including why teeth fall out, why school buses are yellow, and why some trees stay green all winter.

Nov 16, 2014
Born in the wild - baby mammals and their parents by Judge, Lita.

Born in the wild - baby mammals and their parents

Depicts common mammalian traits through illustrations to explain how numerous animal and human babies share many of the same needs.

Nov 16, 2014
Ivan - the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla by Applegate, Katherine, author.

Ivan - the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla

"The true story of Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, who lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before being relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta."--

Nov 16, 2014
What ship is not a ship? by Ziefert, Harriet.

What ship is not a ship?

"Clever word groupings list three alike things and one that it is different. For example, there are living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms--but a mushroom is not a room! Picture clues will help kids figure out which "of these things is not like the other" and will begin to grasp the more fine-tuned nuances of word parts, roots, and meanings"--

Nov 16, 2014
The next wave - the quest to harness the power of the oceans by Rusch, Elizabeth, author.

The next wave - the quest to harness the power of the oceans

From an acclaimed Scientists in the Field author comes the electrifying story of the scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity in hopes of generating a cleaner, more sustainable power source.

Nov 16, 2014
Microwave Ovens by Reed, Cristie

Microwave Ovens

Nov 18, 2014
Character mentor - learn by example to use expressions, poses, and staging to bring your characters to life by Bancroft, Tom.

Character mentor - learn by example to use expressions, poses, and staging to bring your characters to life

Provides advice for graphic artists on how to deepen characterizations through poses and expressions, and presents a variety of exercises, with examples of how previous artists have handled them and expert suggestions to improve the results.

Nov 19, 2014
Creating characters with personality by Bancroft, Tom.

Creating characters with personality

Shows artists how to create a character, then place it in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression.

Nov 19, 2014
Trapped on the rock by Bailey, Gerry, author.

Trapped on the rock

"Separated from his science team on a mountain after a landslide, Joe is in no hurry to get back. The slide has carried a wealth of fossils with it for him to study! Joe examines these and the mountain terrain to learn how the mountains formed and figure out how old they are."--

Nov 20, 2014
Star Wars in 100 scenes by Fry, Jason, 1969- author.

Star Wars in 100 scenes

Go behind the scenes and relive 100 iconic moments from Star Wars, episode I-VI. Join Luke Skywalker as he battles with the dark side, watch as Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader and fly through space with the Star Wars ships. Relive the most dramatic and iconic moments of the Star Wars movies in this exciting new book Star Wars in 100 Scenes. Rediscover your favourite Star Wars scenes and characters with this comprehensive guide which spans all six Star Wars movies. Star Wars in 100 Scenes re

Nov 20, 2014
The true cost of toys by Colson, Mary.

The true cost of toys

Find out how companies cope with demand at peak times, what controls are in place to ensure toys are safe, and what the working conditions of factory workers are like around the world. Discover what environmental impacts your toy purchases have on the planet, too.

Nov 20, 2014
Gus and me - the story of my granddad and my first guitar by Richards, Keith, 1943-, author, musician.

Gus and me - the story of my granddad and my first guitar

Tells the story of the young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, affectionately known as "Gus."

Nov 20, 2014
Time for kids X why Z animals by Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.

Time for kids X why Z animals

Answers commonly asked questions about animals, from why zebras have stripes to why sharks have so many teeth.

Nov 20, 2014