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Cuba by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Cuba

Introduces Cuba, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

May 25, 2016
See you later, procrastinator! - (get it done) by Espeland, Pamela, 1951-

See you later, procrastinator! - (get it done)

Provides ideas and tips to help kids kick the procrastination habit and feel more in charge of their life.

May 25, 2016
Wildfires by Simon, Seymour, author.

Wildfires

Presents wildfires as neither good nor bad but as part of the endless cycle of change in forests and grasslands.

May 25, 2016
The U.S. Constitution by Clay, Kathryn, author.

The U.S. Constitution

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. constitution"--

May 25, 2016
Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars by Zuckerman, Gregory, author.

Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars

"Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--

May 25, 2016
Handbook for Storytime Programs by Freeman, Judy

Handbook for Storytime Programs

May 25, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 25, 2016
From the hills of Georgia - an autobiography in paintings by O'Kelley, Mattie Lou.

From the hills of Georgia - an autobiography in paintings

Twenty-eight paintings illustrate the author's childhood in rural Georgia.

May 25, 2016
Earth science by

Earth science

May 25, 2016
Peculiar plants. by

Peculiar plants.

Explores the role plants play in the environment, offers facts about unusual flowers and trees, and discusses how they protect themselves.

May 25, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - count and celebrate! by McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - count and celebrate!

"Kids count from one to ten as they learn about the history of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day"--Provided by publisher.

May 25, 2016
Helen's big world - the life of Helen Keller by Rappaport, Doreen, author.

Helen's big world - the life of Helen Keller

An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

May 25, 2016
Glowworms by Rajczak Nelson, Kristen, author.

Glowworms

"Glowworms are special kinds of beetles that make their own light. They do this through a cool chemical reaction that takes place in their bodies. Readers learn fascinating facts about these insects through informative text as well as engaging fact boxes. Science concepts such as life cycles are presented in fun ways as readers explore the lives of glowworms and see detailed photographs of these insects. What's the difference between a glowworm and a firefly? The answer is waiting for readers to

May 25, 2016
Terriers by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.

Terriers

"A kindergarten-level introduction to terriers, covering their personalities, behaviors, life span, and such defining features as their paws"--

May 25, 2016
The universe, black holes, and the Big Bang by Gifford, Clive, author.

The universe, black holes, and the Big Bang

"Travel back in time to the big bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries."--

May 25, 2016
The world's craziest records by Garbe, Suzanne.

The world's craziest records

"Describes some of the craziest, silliest, and most extraordinary records achieved by people around the world"--

May 25, 2016
Wormholes by Perritano, John, author.

Wormholes

Are there white holes in space? Who said space and time are the same? Why do wormholes exist? How fast does light travel? What if you could time travel?

May 25, 2016
You wouldn't want to live without soap! by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.

You wouldn't want to live without soap!

Soaps and detergents are among the great benefits of modern life. They help to keep us comfortable and save us from smelling unpleasant, but above all, they help to protect us from the germs that cause infectious diseases. Learn how soap works, how it is made, and how much harder life would be if we really did have to live without it.

May 25, 2016
Inventing the skateboard by Zuchora-Walske, Christine, author.

Inventing the skateboard

"Narrative nonfiction text presents the story of the skateboard's invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author"--Publisher.

May 25, 2016
Alia Muhammad Baker - saving a library from war by Bacher, Lindsay, author.

Alia Muhammad Baker - saving a library from war

Through narrative nonfiction, readers learn the story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian who preserved Iraq's history by saving thousands of books from being destroyed during the Iraq War.

May 25, 2016