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It gets foggy by Masters, Nancy Robinson. It gets foggy

"Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. It Gets Foggy offers answers to their most compelling questions about fog. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words"--

Oct 1, 2016
Inside your germs by Halvorson, Karin, 1979- author. Inside your germs

This title provides an introduction to germs, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, how they function, and preventative measures.

Oct 1, 2016
Duck hunting by Carpenter, Tom, 1962- author. Duck hunting

Learn what it takes to successfully harvest mallards, wood ducks, bluebills, and other waterfowl, known for being fast and elusive. --

Oct 1, 2016
Cool crayons, chalks & paints - crafting creative toys & amazing games by Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author. Cool crayons, chalks & paints - crafting creative toys & amazing games

Presents step-by-step instructions for creating six handicraft projects using paints and crayons, including a multi-layered crayon, watercolors from plants and berries, and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Oct 1, 2016
Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station by Langley, Andrew, 1949- author. Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station

"Join Chris Hadfield living on the International Space Station! This book examines the extraordinary life of one of the most popular astronauts, from his early life to the six months he spent living in space. Discover what the International Space Centre is used for, and how astronauts like Hadfield can live there. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown."--

Oct 1, 2016
Children just like me / A New Celebration of Children Around the World by Saunders, Catherine, author. Children just like me / A New Celebration of Children Around the World

Highlights the lives of children from over thirty countries around the world, explaining how their experiences are different, and yet the same, all over the globe.

Oct 1, 2016
Castle attack - make your own medieval battlefield by Ives, Rob, author. Castle attack - make your own medieval battlefield

"Make your own miniature medieval battlefield with ordinary items found around your house or school! Step-by-step instructions are used in this book to demonstrate basic engineering and physics skills for kids."--

Oct 1, 2016
Guess who, haiku by Caswell, Deanna, author. Guess who, haiku

A collection of haiku, each of which describes an animal and asks a question that rhymes with the answer on the following page.

Oct 1, 2016
Grizzly bears by Trueit, Trudi Strain, author. Grizzly bears

"Presents information about the grizzly bears of North America, their habitats, and their amazing size and strength."--

Oct 1, 2016
The great pyramid of Giza by Stanborough, Rebecca, author. The great pyramid of Giza

"This title explores and explains how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The pyramid's construction is described in terms of the engineering process"--Provided by publisher.

Oct 1, 2016
Ghosts by Richard, Orlin, author. Ghosts

Readers will learn the legends and facts about spirits and phantoms, including historical sightings, famous ghosts, and researchers' investigations.

Oct 1, 2016
Freedom Summer, 1964 by Mooney, Carla, 1970- author. Freedom Summer, 1964

Examines the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964, which asked both black and white volunteers to travel throughout Mississippi, registering black Mississippians to vote, establishing "Freedom Schools" for black children, and organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Oct 1, 2016
Flood warning by Kenah, Katharine, author. Flood warning

You are lying in bed listening to the soft sound of rain. It has been coming down for hours. Now something is changing. The rain sounds harder and louder, and there is water running down the road, which looks like a small river. What is happening? You are hearing and seeing the start of a flood. Read and find out about the different kinds of floods, how they start, and how to stay safe. Featuring vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this book also includes a Find-Out-More section with instruct

Oct 1, 2016
Flu by Squire, Ann, author. Flu

"Learn all about the flu, from what causes it and how it affects people to how it is diagnosed and treated."--

Oct 1, 2016
Atlas of Animal Adventures by Letherland, Lucy (ILT)/ Williams, Rachel/ Hawkins, Emily Atlas of Animal Adventures

Oct 1, 2016
Montmorency's book of rhymes by Winter, T. J. Montmorency's book of rhymes

Oct 1, 2016
The science of music - discovering sound by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of music - discovering sound

"In this engaging title, young readers learn about the form of energy that is sound! Sound waves and their wavelengths are discussed, as are the vibrations of molecules, acoustics, and how the ear interprets sound. These properties are illustrated by the making and hearing of music. Colorful infographics make decibels, amplitude, frequency, and ear anatomy easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Ludwig van Beethoven are featured. A fun experiment with vibrations brings the science

Oct 1, 2016
The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War by Murphy, Jim, 1947-, author. The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War

Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

Oct 1, 2016
The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue by Slade, Suzanne, author. The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue

"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"--[from book jacket]

Oct 1, 2016
Pterosaur by Zeiger, Jennifer, author. Pterosaur

"Learn all about the ancient animals known as Pterosaurs, from where they lived to how they hunted for food."--

Oct 1, 2016