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Not my girl by Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author.

Not my girl

Looks at the experiences of a young Inuit girl returning from a residential religious school, where she is not recognized by her mother and is seen as an outsider.

Jul 16, 2014
Mythology - Oh My! Gods and Goddesses by Basher, Simon/ Budzik, Mary

Mythology - Oh My! Gods and Goddesses

Jul 16, 2014
Tyrannosaurus! by Feldman, Thea, author.

Tyrannosaurus!

Discusses the size, behaviors, physical characteristics, and habitat of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Jul 16, 2014
A smart girl's guide, middle school - everything you need to know about juggling more homework, more teachers, and more friends! by Williams, Julie.

A smart girl's guide, middle school - everything you need to know about juggling more homework, more teachers, and more friends!

"Starting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make you feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, here's the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities. Get help deciding the best way to introduce yourself to those new classmates. Plus, you'll read letters from other girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there"--

Jul 16, 2014
Elephant twins by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer.

Elephant twins

"Exposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. Gold Light and Gold Ray are the only known pair of elephant twins in the world! Photojournalist Richard Sobol has masterfully captured the twins' playfulness, as he shows the twins feeding, bathing, napping, and learning with their trainer Pai. Elephant Twins transports readers to Ban

Jul 16, 2014
Loom magic creatures! - 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters by Thomas, Becky, author.

Loom magic creatures! - 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters

Provides twenty-five rubber band loom projects for creating such small toy creations as a superhero, robot, duck, Medusa, and crab.

Jul 16, 2014
Friendship bracelets - 35 gorgeous projects to make and give by Hopping, Lucy, author.

Friendship bracelets - 35 gorgeous projects to make and give

Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for thirty-five braiding projects, including bracelets, cuffs, and headbands.

Jul 16, 2014
Gardening with young children by Starbuck, Sara, 1955-

Gardening with young children

"Packed with colorful photographs and updated to address many childhood issues and gardening trends that have erupted in recent years, it reflects the growing concerns for children's nature deficit and the obesity epidemic, and it provides a wider variety of gardening projects, like vertical, green roof, and container gardens for limited-space or urban areas. It also contains gardening activities for children of all ages--including experiences for infants and toddlers, because even the youngest

Jul 16, 2014
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.

Jul 17, 2014
Surviving in cold places by Mooney, Carla, 1970-

Surviving in cold places

Do you have what it takes to survive in some of the world's coldest places? Imagine yourself stranded on a frigid mountain with no shelter and nothing but snow and rocks in every direction. Or think about dangling by a few thin strips of leather over a black Antarctic chasm. In icy situations like these, only the smartest and luckiest live to tell the tales. --Publishers description from Amazon.com

Jul 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"--

Jul 17, 2014
Surviving in the wilderness by Marciniak, Kristin.

Surviving in the wilderness

Would you eat a giant spider? Would you eat cooked spider eggs? What if you were starving to death? People stranded for long periods of time in the wilderness face questions like these. But sometimes no food to eat is the least of people's worries. How long could you survive in a barren landscape with no shelter and a fractured skull? See how these survivors did it. -- Publishers description from Amazon.com

Jul 17, 2014
What is the Statue of Liberty? by Holub, Joan, author.

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.

Jul 17, 2014
Who is George Lucas? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who is George Lucas?

Jul 17, 2014
Who was Bruce Lee? by Gigliotti, Jim, author.

Who was Bruce Lee?

Jul 17, 2014
Tools and treasures of ancient Egypt by Doeden, Matt.

Tools and treasures of ancient Egypt

Have you ever heard of hieroglyphics? Do you know what a mummy is? All these things came from ancient Egypt. More than four thousand years ago, the ancient Egyptians created tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Egyptians lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world

Jul 17, 2014
Travels with Charlie. Down South by Backer, Miles, author.

Travels with Charlie. Down South

Jul 17, 2014
Healthy trees, healthy planet by Flounders, Anne, author.

Healthy trees, healthy planet

The quiet nature of trees hides the fact that trees are always working for us. Their biggest, most important job is playing a role in making Earth and our environment healthy. Learn some of the ways trees help, why they are in danger, and what you can do to help protect them. Includes step-by-step ideas for taking action, different points of view, an up-close look at relevant careers, and more.

Jul 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"--

Jul 17, 2014
The raven and the loon by Qitsualik, Rachel A., 1953- author.

The raven and the loon

When Raven and Loon decide to change their plain white coats by adding some color, a series of mishaps leaves them with the forms and colors they have today.

Jul 17, 2014