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Skylanders universe - the complete collection by Scott, Cavan, author.

Skylanders universe - the complete collection

Profiles the characters from the different versions of the "Skylanders" game, including "Spyro's Adventure," "Giants," "SWAP Force," and "Trap Team."

Mar 24, 2015
The tortoise and the hare - an Aesop fable by Watts, Bernadette, author, illustrator.

The tortoise and the hare - an Aesop fable

Retells the story of the race between the tortoise and the hare.

Mar 24, 2015
Shakespeare by Chrisp, Peter, author.

Shakespeare

Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

Mar 24, 2015
Volcano & earthquake by Van Rose, Susanna, author.

Volcano & earthquake

Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.

Mar 24, 2015
World War I - the cause for war by Hyde, Natalie, 1963-

World War I - the cause for war

Discusses the political and social conditions that led to World War I, including the growth of nationalism, the competition for territories in the Balkans once under Ottoman control, and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.

Mar 24, 2015
Simple machines - wheels, levers, and pulleys by Adler, David A.

Simple machines - wheels, levers, and pulleys

Introduces such simple machines as wheels, levers, and pulleys, and describes how they work in more complex machinery and how they are used every day.

Mar 24, 2015
Stinky skunks and other animal adaptations by Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.

Stinky skunks and other animal adaptations

"If you were a hungry coyote, would you brave a skunk's stinky spray for a meal, or would it leave a bad taste in your mouth? Many animals have survival techniques that offend the senses or strike fear in the hearts of predators. From deadly defences to revolting eating habits, this interesting book describes the disgusting and frightening survival techniques of animals. Get your hands dirty, too with some easy (and painless!) experiments."--

Mar 24, 2015
World War II on the front lines by Cooke, Tim, 1961-

World War II on the front lines

"Approaches the topic of World War II from the perspective of those fighting in it"--

Mar 24, 2015
The history of gospel music by Woog, Adam, 1953- author.

The history of gospel music

Introduces gospel music, from its origins in spiritual songs sung by slaves in the United States to the influence of blues and jazz on the style in the 1920s and 1930s and its growth in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mar 24, 2015
In the new world - a family in two centuries by Raidt, Gerda, author.

In the new world - a family in two centuries

A family of four emigrates from Germany to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, traveling by wagon train and settling on a Nebraska farm more than a century before their descendants investigate their roots and visit Germany.

Mar 24, 2015
Nelson Mandela by Rose, Simon, 1961- author.

Nelson Mandela

Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

Mar 24, 2015
A haunted capital by Lunis, Natalie.

A haunted capital

Introduces eleven of the most haunted spots in Washington, D.C., including the White House, the Cutts-Madison House, and the Octagon House.

Mar 24, 2015
Pablo Picasso by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Pablo Picasso

Mar 24, 2015
Clayton Kershaw by Mills, Cliff, 1947-

Clayton Kershaw

Chronicles the life and career of the Dodgers ace, from his childhood in Texas to his multiple Cy Young Awards.

Mar 24, 2015
Crazy Pets & Cute Animals by Ripley Entertainment, Inc. (COR)

Crazy Pets & Cute Animals

Mar 24, 2015
Beetle busters - a rogue insect and the people who track it by Burns, Loree Griffin.

Beetle busters - a rogue insect and the people who track it

Looks at the Asian long horned beetle, the threat the invasive insect poses to North American hardwood forests, and the dedicated efforts being made to destroy the beetles before they can damage vulnerable trees.

Mar 24, 2015
Amazing plant powers - how plants fly, fight, hide, hunt, & change the world by Leedy, Loreen, author, illustrator.

Amazing plant powers - how plants fly, fight, hide, hunt, & change the world

Describes some of the properties of plants, detailing how some plants make seeds and flowers, some require no soil to live, and some protect themselves from harmful pests, but explains how all plants turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into oxygen and energy.

Mar 24, 2015
Dreams of Freedom - In Words and Pictures by Amnesty International (COR)

Dreams of Freedom - In Words and Pictures

Mar 24, 2015
The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy by Micklos, John.

The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy

"Explains the Challenger Explosion, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Mar 24, 2015
The American Revolution - Experience the Battle for Independence by Cummings, Judy Dodge/ Casteel, Tom (ILT)

The American Revolution - Experience the Battle for Independence

Mar 24, 2015