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Laura Ingalls Wilder in her own words by Rajczak Nelson, Kristen.

Laura Ingalls Wilder in her own words

"As the author of the popular Little House on the Prairie books, Laura Ingalls Wilder found fame by sharing her experiences growing up on the American frontier in the late 1800s. Her works became instant classics of childrens literature and a valued teaching tool for comprehending the obstacles facing settlers in that time, including malaria outbreaks, droughts and blizzards, and conflicts with Native Americans. This absorbing biographical account interweaves Wilders own words, historical painti

May 4, 2016
Learn to draw birds & butterflies - step-by-step instructions for more than 25 animals by

Learn to draw birds & butterflies - step-by-step instructions for more than 25 animals

May 4, 2016
The Korean War by Streissguth, Thomas, 1958- author.

The Korean War

Presents an overview of the Korean War, including history, important people and battles, and a timeline of events.

May 4, 2016
Living in a sustainable way - green communities by Kopp, Megan.

Living in a sustainable way - green communities

May 4, 2016
Little Red by Woollvin, Bethan, author, illustrator.

Little Red

On her way to Grandma's house, Little Red meets a wolf. Which might scare some little girls. But not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she's not going to let him get away with it.

May 4, 2016
My first book of Japanese words - an ABC rhyming book by Brown, Michelle Haney.

My first book of Japanese words - an ABC rhyming book

A is for ari. A teeny weeny ant crawls with teeny weeny legs on the bamboo plant. Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and this book introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word

May 4, 2016
Meet a baby lemur by Bell, Samantha, author.

Meet a baby lemur

"Did you know that baby lemurs can climb at three weeks old? Or that a baby lemur uses its tail to find other lemurs? Learn fascinating facts like these in this selection from Lightning Bolt Books"--

May 4, 2016
Meet a baby hippo by Owings, Lisa, author.

Meet a baby hippo

May 4, 2016
Masterpieces up close by D'Harcourt, Claire, 1960- author.

Masterpieces up close

Taking young readers on a journey through some of the world's most famous artwork, this collection features full-color reproductions of more than 20 masterpieces. Informative text teaches readers why these paintings have intrigued and endured for centuries.

May 4, 2016
Meet a baby ostrich by Powell, Marie, 1958-

Meet a baby ostrich

Presents facts about young ostriches, including what they eat, how they grow, and where they live.

May 4, 2016
Guinness world records. Incredible animals! by Roberts, Christa, author.

Guinness world records. Incredible animals!

"From jaw-dropping skills to unique physical traits, every furry, feathered, scaly, smooth, and slimy creature in this book has defied the odds and silenced the neigh-sayers to become the biggest, fastest, and coolest animals, from the jungle to your own backyard. [This book presents] the stories behind the greatest records through full-color photos"--Amazon.com.

May 4, 2016
Moose by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author.

Moose

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to moose. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

May 4, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Haldy, Emma E., author.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter." -- Publisher's website.

May 4, 2016
My first book of Indonesian words - an ABC rhyming book of Indonesian language and culture by Hibbs, Linda, author.

My first book of Indonesian words - an ABC rhyming book of Indonesian language and culture

A fun and playful introduction to Indonesian language and culture for young children. The familiar ABC rhyming structure combines with sparkling illustrations to encourage the natural ability of children to pick up new languages and vocabulary quickly. Words for things kids already know in English are joined by words specific to Indonesia, giving kids a glimpse into Indonesian life and culture. Everyday expressions - like "Apa kabar?" which means "How are you?" - give kids a chance to communicat

May 4, 2016
Origami monsters by Ard, Catherine, author.

Origami monsters

Provides detailed directions for folding five paper monsters, including a ghost, vampire, and cyclops eye.

May 4, 2016
Last battle - causes and effects of the Massacre at Wounded Knee by Dell, Pamela.

Last battle - causes and effects of the Massacre at Wounded Knee

"Explains the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

May 4, 2016
Our Father by Oberthür, Rainer, 1961- author.

Our Father

"Our Father explores the meaning behind each line of the Lord's Prayer"--

May 4, 2016
Otters love to play by London, Jonathan, 1947- author.

Otters love to play

"Ka-splash! "Head to the river, where a frolicsome bunch of otters plays all year round in a nonfiction story sprinkled with facts and loaded with fun.

May 4, 2016
Fly by Hartley, Karen, 1949-

Fly

A simple introduction to the physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, predators, habitat, and lifespan of flies.

May 4, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 4, 2016