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Skateboarding skills - [everything a new rider needs to know] by Stutt, Ryan, author.

Skateboarding skills - [everything a new rider needs to know]

From selecting the right board, to learning which way to stand, to landing a kick flip, Skateboarding Skills provides critical instruction for young riders of all experience levels. New riders will learn essential skills to advance their riding ability while experienced riders will learn new tricks to add to their repertoire. Ryan Stutt shows riders the fundamental techniques that will lead them to success as they practice skateboarding's most important and widely used flips, grinds and slides.

May 25, 2015
When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable by Lumbard, Alexis York, 1981- author.

When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable

The trial of the millennium: animals vs humans. Brought before the spirit king, and charged by the animals with spreading fear and pain throughout the land, the humans must answer for their actions. Will justice be had? Will balance return to land, sea, and sky? Will the earth be saved?

May 25, 2015
Groundhog day by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Groundhog day

"Readers will learn about the origin of the holiday in Europe and how it was brought to the United States. Also discussed are the characteristics of groundhogs, as well as the famous groundhogs Punxsutawney Phil and Canada's Wiarton Willie."--

May 25, 2015
Woodpecker wham! by Sayre, April Pulley, author.

Woodpecker wham!

"Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woodpeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages--perhaps some that live near you!"--

May 25, 2015
The Little Red Hen makes a pizza by Sturges, Philemon.

The Little Red Hen makes a pizza

In this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to help the Little Red Hen make a pizza but do get to participate when the time comes to eat it.

May 25, 2015
Little League World Series by Johnson, Sean, author.

Little League World Series

"Come take a stroll with us onto the perfectly manicured fields in Williamsport just before the first pitch of the Little League World Series"--Back cover.

May 25, 2015
Little Red Riding Hood by Alperin, Mara, author.

Little Red Riding Hood

A little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother.

May 25, 2015
Issun Bôshi - the one-inch boy by Icinori (Publishing studio)

Issun Bôshi - the one-inch boy

Equipped with a needle and a rice bowl, Issun Bo^shi, an inch-tall boy, leaves home for the city and finds work as the companion to a nobleman's daughter, whom he uses his wits to save from a gigantic ogre.

May 25, 2015
Pillbugs by Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975-

Pillbugs

Learn about the life cycle of the pillbug.

May 25, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex by Carr, Aaron, author.

Tyrannosaurus rex

Learn about Tyrannosaurus Rex.

May 25, 2015
Venus - goddess of love and beauty by Temple, Teri, author.

Venus - goddess of love and beauty

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Venus, and discusses how she became a metaphor for sexual love.

May 25, 2015
Sharks have six senses by Waters, John F., 1930-2012, author.

Sharks have six senses

Combines engaging facts with colorful mixed-media artwork in an introduction to the world of sharks that challenges popular misconceptions, reveals the shark's powerful sixth sense and describes ongoing conservation efforts. --Publisher's description.

May 25, 2015
Saturn - god of sowing of seeds by Temple, Teri. author.

Saturn - god of sowing of seeds

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Saturn, and discusses his abilities as the god of agriculture and other peaceful arts.

May 25, 2015
Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. by

Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities.

A treasury of offbeat science projects simplifies the scientific method, provides essential safety information, shares tips for turning activities into science-fair entries, and is complemented by whimsical character commentary.

May 25, 2015
Pluto - god of the underworld by Temple, Teri. author.

Pluto - god of the underworld

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Pluto, and discusses his part in the war with the Titans, his rule over the underworld, and some of his other deeds.

May 25, 2015
Neptune - god of the sea and earthquakes by Temple, Teri. author.

Neptune - god of the sea and earthquakes

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Neptune, and discusses his abilities as the god of freshwater and the sea and his reputation for having a violent temper.

May 25, 2015
Iguanas by Hansen, Grace, author.

Iguanas

Learn all about scaly and cold-blooded iguanas through easy-to-read, simple text.

May 25, 2015
I can play it safe by Feigh, Alison.

I can play it safe

In a non-threatening way, teaches seven important rules to personal safety, such as safe versus harmful secrets and touches, and gives children the knowledge and confidence they need to make smart choices about their well-being.

May 25, 2015
In Mary's garden by Kügler, Tina, author, illustrator.

In Mary's garden

"While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art--anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn't looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery"--Amazon.com.

May 25, 2015
I can make a monster by Issa, Joanna, author.

I can make a monster

"Using simple text and step-by-step instructions alongside clear, labeled photographs, this book shows how to make a monster out of an old sock and pieces of felt"--

May 25, 2015