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Thorny devils by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- author.

Thorny devils

Feb 7, 2016
Would you rather... dine with a dung beetle or lunch with a maggot? by De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.

Would you rather... dine with a dung beetle or lunch with a maggot?

Explore the world of insects through fun and hilarious scenarios with a Would you Rather? question approach. There are no right or wrong answers. Many fascinating facts to explore about bugs.

Feb 7, 2016
Wild at heart - mustangs and the young people fighting to save them by Farley, Terri, author.

Wild at heart - mustangs and the young people fighting to save them

"Wild horses thrived for thousands of generations in the mountains, forests, and deserts of the American West. Their family herds existed in environmental harmony until man chose to "manage" them. Since then, every day more of America's wild horses disappear. But courageous people are trying very hard to reverse this, most notably, young people who feel a kinship with these often misunderstood creatures."--

Feb 7, 2016
Who was Marie Antoinette? by Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- author.

Who was Marie Antoinette?

Describes the life of Marie Antoinette, including her childhood in Austria, her lavish lifestyle, and the Diamond Necklace Affair.

Feb 7, 2016
Who was Julia Child? by Edgers, Geoff, author.

Who was Julia Child?

Chronicles the life and times of the celebrity chef, from her time in the Army to her love of French food to her years hosting a cooking television show.

Feb 7, 2016
Fairy tales for little folks by Moses, Will.

Fairy tales for little folks

"A collection of five well-loved fairy tales from acclaimed folk artist Will Moses"--

Feb 7, 2016
Explore Norse myths! - with 25 great projects by Yasuda, Anita, author.

Explore Norse myths! - with 25 great projects

Young readers discover the remarkable people and mythical creatures of old. Learning about Norse myths means unearthing the origin of Viking beliefs, as well as exploring their ships, tools, and other technology that flourished for nearly 450 years. Along the way, kids will read how Norse myths helped explain the natural world from thunder to the seasons, from creation to death. They may be surprised at how Norse myths continue to influence modern culture in the form of movies and books, includi

Feb 7, 2016
Elephant shrews by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- author.

Elephant shrews

Feb 7, 2016
Iguanas by Gish, Melissa, author.

Iguanas

"A look at iguanas, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their dewlaps, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their protected status in the world today"--

Feb 7, 2016
Basketball's greatest players by Kramer, Sydelle.

Basketball's greatest players

Whose hands were so big he held the basketball like a grapefruit? Which center singlehandedly changed the way defense was played? From Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, young hoops fans can read about eleven legendary players in this exciting look at basketball's greatest slam-dunking, hoop-hanging superstars.

Feb 7, 2016
Bridges by Pettiford, Rebecca, author.

Bridges

"Carefully leveled text and engaging full-color photos introduce early fluent readers to the world's most amazing bridges while explaining the engineering behind their creation. Includes activity, glossary, and index."

Feb 7, 2016
Celebrating weddings around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Celebrating weddings around the world

Looks at marriage customs and traditions that are celebrated around the world, including a Shinto wedding, a Sikh wedding, and a South Korean mass ceremony, and the unusual places in which people have gotten married.

Feb 7, 2016
Coming of age around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Coming of age around the world

Looks at coming of age ceremonies that are celebrated around the world, including the Hindu sacred thread ceremony, the Latin American quincean~era for fifteen-year-old girls, the Jewish Bar Mitzvah, and the Christian First Communion.

Feb 7, 2016
Cyber spy hunters! by Rich, Mari, author.

Cyber spy hunters!

"Hackers are out to get you...but these experts are on the job to stop them! Cybercrime is a growing problem, affecting businesses, governments, and individuals. A growing number of computer wizards are using science to prevent crime...or track down the cybercriminals. Visit this secret world inside!"--Publisher's website.

Feb 7, 2016
Do you ! - inspiration and encouragement for anyone who was ever bullied, left out, or pushed aside by Cohen, Ben, 1978-

Do you ! - inspiration and encouragement for anyone who was ever bullied, left out, or pushed aside

"Like A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Do You is a little book with a huge amount of heart. International sports star and anti-bullying advocate Ben Cohen shares moving insights into overcoming the pain of being victimized, pushed aside, or left out. After his own father was beaten to death for standing up for a fellow employee, Ben made it his mission to spread awareness about victimization; to build solidarity among family, friends, and other allies; and to offer support and a safe forum for con

Feb 7, 2016
The last days of the dinosaurs by Rake, Matthew, author.

The last days of the dinosaurs

"About 145 million years ago, a new--and final--era began in the reign of dinosaurs. Join your friendly prehistoric fish-guide on a tour of the Cretaceous period, from the heyday of dinosaurs to their extinction."--

Feb 7, 2016
Robot builders! - create the future of machines with-- by Cassriel, Betsy, author.

Robot builders! - create the future of machines with--

Feb 7, 2016
The rise of mammals by Rake, Matthew, author.

The rise of mammals

"After the dinosaurs disappeared, a new form of life began to thrive on Earth. This final book in the series traces the emergence of mammals, from woolly mammoths to killer pigs to humans."--

Feb 7, 2016
Remembering the dead around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Remembering the dead around the world

Looks at death customs and traditions that are celebrated around the world, including the celebration of Day of the Dead, Aboriginal smoking ceremonies, and Hindu funeral pyres.

Feb 7, 2016
Crime scene investigators by Zullo, Allan, author.

Crime scene investigators

"A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on. Can State Patrol Investigator Richard Havel use that clue to track down the killers? A bomber is terrorizing a western community. What forensic clues can Investigator Jack Charles gather to stop and solve the bombings? Enter the secret world of crime scene investigators who use the latest forensic techniques to solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. You will never forget these incredible true stori

Feb 7, 2016