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Apatosaurus by Raatma, Lucia. Apatosaurus

Presents simple information about apatosaurus, including habitat, anatomy, and lifestyle.

Sep 28, 2016
Ancient & epic tales from around the world by Forest, Heather, author. Ancient & epic tales from around the world

Collects famous tales from folklore around the world, including such epics as "Beowulf," "Gilgamesh," and the "Odyssey."

Sep 28, 2016
Allosaurus by Raatma, Lucia. Allosaurus

Using simple text and illustrations, this book examines the allosaurus.

Sep 28, 2016
51 things to make with cardboard tubes by Hayes, Fiona, author. 51 things to make with cardboard tubes

51 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes, transforms unwanted cardboard tubes into dinosaurs, monsters, ocean life and much more. Perfect activities for parents and children to create together, the 51 projects feature a well-balanced mix of techniques, materials, colors, and styles for a range of ages.

Sep 28, 2016
13 art movements children should know by Finger, Brad, author. 13 art movements children should know

Introduces readers to major movements in art history, from Romanesque to pop art, and includes visual spreads, detailed descriptions, and a timeline that places key artworks in their historical contexts.

Sep 28, 2016
Like a bird - the art of the American slave song by Grady, Cynthia. Like a bird - the art of the American slave song

Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms including music. Drawing on biblical imagery, slave songs both expressed the sorrow of life in bondage and offered a rallying cry for the spirit. Like a Bird brings together text, music, and illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Michele Wood to convey the rich meaning behind thirteen of these powerful songs.

Sep 28, 2016
Slinky innovators - the James family by Slater, Lee, 1969- author. Slinky innovators - the James family

Chronicles the lives and careers of the creators of the Slinky.

Sep 28, 2016
Sloth bears by Gagne, Tammy, author. Sloth bears

"Presents information about sloth bears, their habitats in the grasslands of India, and their unusual way of eating."--

Sep 28, 2016
Skydiving by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author. Skydiving

"You want intense? How about leaping out of an airplane? Don't worry, there are parachutes! Skydiving is more than just a fast way to the ground. Skydivers perform amazing gymnastics as they soar through the air. Find out how skydiving became a sport, learn about the gear skydivers use, and experience the thrill of free fall." --cover.

Sep 28, 2016
Sloths by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author. Sloths

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces sloths to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--

Sep 28, 2016
Seeing Things - A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs by Meyerowitz, Joel Seeing Things - A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Sep 28, 2016
Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning by Rosenfeld, Malke. Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning

Sep 28, 2016
Sloths by Gish, Melissa, author. Sloths

"A look at sloths, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their long claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their growing popularity in the world today"--

Sep 28, 2016
Sound engineer by Mara, Wil, author. Sound engineer

"Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a sound engineer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included."--

Sep 28, 2016
Looking back - a book of memories by Lowry, Lois, author. Looking back - a book of memories

In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry's writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own--her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty year

Sep 28, 2016
Dive! - World War II stories of sailors & submarines in the Pacific by Hopkinson, Deborah, author. Dive! - World War II stories of sailors & submarines in the Pacific

The story of America's little known war-within-a war -- that of the "silent service" -- U.S. submarine warfare during World War II.

Sep 28, 2016
A storm too soon - a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas by Tougias, Mike, 1955- author. A storm too soon - a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas

"When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 28, 2016
Lemurs by Gregory, Josh, author. Lemurs

"This book details the life and habits of lemurs."--

Sep 28, 2016
Dining with dinosaurs - a tasty guide to Mesozoic munching by Bonner, Hannah, author. Dining with dinosaurs - a tasty guide to Mesozoic munching

"Sure you know T-Rex was the meat-eating king and brontosaurus munched on leaves, but what else was on the dino dining menu during the Mesozoic era? Meet the 'vores: carnivores, piscivores, herbivores, insectivores, "trashivores," "sunivores," and omnivores like us. Readers will be surprised and inspired to learn about dino diets and they'll get to explore how scientists can tell which dinosaurs ate what just from looking at fossils! Journey through artist and author Hannah Bonner's whimsical wo

Sep 28, 2016
Do you really want to meet an elephant? by Meister, Cari, author. Do you really want to meet an elephant?

"A child learns about domesticated elephants and then goes on a trip to Sri Lanka to view Asian elephants in the wild"--

Sep 28, 2016