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Amelia Earhart by Orr, Tamra, author.

Amelia Earhart

"Learn about the life and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart"--

Mar 26, 2015
Arctic tundra by Labrecque, Ellen.

Arctic tundra

Introduces the Arctic tundra, explains why it remains largely unexplored, and discusses its seasons, the plants, animals, and people that live there, the aurora borealis, Arctic exploration, and related topics.

Mar 26, 2015
Animals helping to keep the peace by Orr, Tamra, author.

Animals helping to keep the peace

"Learn how animals can be trained to work in law enforcement and military positions."--

Mar 26, 2015
Animals helping at work by Squire, Ann, author.

Animals helping at work

"Learn how animals can be trained to assist people with a variety of different jobs."--

Mar 26, 2015
China by Bodden, Valerie.

China

"A historical overview of dynastic China from the perspectives of the social classes, from the royals to the peasants, including the Chinese empire's growth and decline"--

Mar 26, 2015
The African-American heart surgery pioneer - the genius of Vivien Thomas by Wyckoff, Edwin Brit.

The African-American heart surgery pioneer - the genius of Vivien Thomas

"Learn about Vivien Thomas and the clamp he invented to help stop bleeding in a very small space"--

Mar 26, 2015
Charlotte Hornets by Wyner, Zach, author.

Charlotte Hornets

Provides an overview of the history and key personalities of the team that played in Charlotte from 1988 to 2002 and its replacement, the Bobcats, which took the name Hornets in 2014.

Mar 26, 2015
Life is like the wind by Innes, Shona, author.

Life is like the wind

Life is Like the Wind introduces the concept of death to young readers by likening life to the ever-moving wind. When the wind is present, things move and fly and flutter about. When the wind goes away, things become very still. From there, the authors explore the feelings we have when a loved one's life goes away, how we cope with missing them, and how we can celebrate their memory. It also introduces the various things people believe happens to a life that has moved on. Endearing illustrations

Mar 27, 2015
Fun facts and silly stories 3 by

Fun facts and silly stories 3

This is the third fun-packed volume in this series of unbelievable facts and crazy stories for the younger Ripley reader. This instantly engaging, bright new book in an attractive square format features large, colorful type and fantastic photos that educate and inform in a humorous style. Incredible facts are supplemented by explanatory stories and information throughout.

Mar 27, 2015
The Grasshopper & the Ants by Pinkney, Jerry

The Grasshopper & the Ants

Mar 27, 2015
Water is water - a book about the water cycle by Paul, Miranda.

Water is water - a book about the water cycle

"A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways"--

Mar 28, 2015
Who is king? - ten magical stories from Africa by Naidoo, Beverley, author.

Who is king? - ten magical stories from Africa

Collects ten stories of African folklore, from Amharic and Arabic tales to Shona and Zulu lore.

Mar 28, 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 woopeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages--perhaps some that live near you!"--

Mar 28, 2015
Wild Ideas - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking by Kelsey, Elin/ Kim, Soyeon (ILT)

Wild Ideas - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking

Mar 28, 2015
Weird & wild animal facts by Loy, Jessica, author.

Weird & wild animal facts

"There are plenty of books about unusual animals. This is a book about fourteen well-known animals--kangaroos, hippos, giraffes--who all have unusual characteristics. For instance, did you know that a kangaroo's kick can be deadly, that a giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue, or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm? This accessible book, full of amazing photographs and easy-to-digest factoids, is perfect for animal lovers of all ages."--

Mar 28, 2015
Trombone Shorty by Andrews, Troy, author.

Trombone Shorty

A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Treme´ and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

Mar 28, 2015
Slimy science and awesome experiments / Amazing Tests and Tricks! by Martineau, Susan, author.

Slimy science and awesome experiments / Amazing Tests and Tricks!

Contains step-by-step instructions for performing simple experiments using everyday, household objects which test the senses of smell, sight, touch, and taste.

Mar 28, 2015
Look where we live! - a first book of community building by Ritchie, Scot, author, illustrator.

Look where we live! - a first book of community building

Mar 28, 2015
Meet the ancient Egyptians by Malam, John, 1957-

Meet the ancient Egyptians

Mar 28, 2015
Luna and Me - The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest by Kostecki-shaw, Jenny Sue

Luna and Me - The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest

Mar 28, 2015