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Big machines fly! by Veitch, Catherine, author.

Big machines fly!

"These fabulous books are a must for any young reader with an interest in vehicles and machines. Each book is filled with amazing machines, fun facts, jokes, and age-appropriate text in colorful boxes. This book takes a close look at machines that can fly including super jumbo jets, rockets, and space shuttles. Find out which flying machine is the mightiest of them all!"--

Mar 6, 2015
Big machines ride rails! by Veitch, Catherine, author.

Big machines ride rails!

"These fabulous books are a must for any young reader with an interest in vehicles and machines. Each book is filled with amazing machines, fun facts, jokes, and age-appropriate text in colorful boxes. This book takes a close look at machines on rails including bullet trains, railway snowploughs, and the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster. Find out which machine on rails is the mightiest of them all!"--Provided by publisher.

Mar 6, 2015
Brilliant birds by Feldman, Thea.

Brilliant birds

Provides simple information about different birds. Text consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest information, easy vocabulary with a high degree of phonic regularity and lots of repetition.

Mar 6, 2015
A bird is a bird by Rockwell, Lizzy.

A bird is a bird

Describes the unique features that birds have, including beaks, wings, and feathers, and how they are used by different varieties of birds.

Mar 6, 2015
The backwards birthday party by Chapin, Tom, 1945-

The backwards birthday party

At the backwards birthday party, a donkey pins the tail on the guests, the ice cream is hot, and the candles are not.

Mar 6, 2015
Air travel - science, technology, and engineering by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Air travel - science, technology, and engineering

"Learn about the history of air travel and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--

Mar 6, 2015
Abe Lincoln - his wit and wisdom from A to Z by Schroeder, Alan, author.

Abe Lincoln - his wit and wisdom from A to Z

Abe Lincoln is known for his many memorable adages. As the sixteenth president he needed all the wisdom he could muster to guide the country through the Civil War, preserve the union, and end slavery. This nontraditional tribute to the president who brought the homespun humor of his humble beginnings to the White House uses the alphabet to organize informat ion about his life and accomplishments.

Mar 6, 2015
Butterflies by Delano, Marfe Ferguson, author.

Butterflies

Describes the characteristics of butterflies, including their colors, how they ward off predators, their food habits, and how caterpillars become butterflies.

Mar 6, 2015
Animals - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other animals by Levine, Shar, 1953-

Animals - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other animals

How in the world do you classify the more than one million species in the animal kingdom? This fact-packed book divides animals into the major phyla, including chordates, arthropods, and mollusks; the major classes, such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and insects; and by critical features, such as cell structure and the need to feed. Fascinating case histories examine the discovery of new mammal species, the need to conserve endangered species, and using natural predators to cont

Mar 6, 2015
Ankylosaurus by Lee, Sally, author.

Ankylosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Ankylosaurus, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, life cycle"--

Mar 6, 2015
300 step-by-step cooking & gardening projects for kids - the ultimate book for budding gardeners and super chefs with amazing things to grow and cook yourself, shown in over 2300 photographs by McDougall, Nancy (Food writer)

300 step-by-step cooking & gardening projects for kids - the ultimate book for budding gardeners and super chefs with amazing things to grow and cook yourself, shown in over 2300 photographs

Offers over 300 fun and creative projects to get children involved both in the kitchen and the garden, featuring full lists of ingredients and equipment needed as well as difficulty ratings and time estimates.

Mar 6, 2015
Air Force One by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

Air Force One

Mar 6, 2015
Argentina by Blashfield, Jean F., author.

Argentina

Mar 6, 2015
Bug hunter by Burnie, David, author.

Bug hunter

Describes what is involved in studying bugs and presents projects and activities for collecting and observing them.

Mar 6, 2015
28 days - moments in Black history that changed the world by Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969- author.

28 days - moments in Black history that changed the world

Mar 6, 2015
Baby animals by Austen, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Charlotte), author.

Baby animals

"It is time to learn about animal babies."--

Mar 6, 2015
All about China - stories, songs, crafts and more for kids by Branscombe, Allison, author.

All about China - stories, songs, crafts and more for kids

Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. --Publisher's description.

Mar 6, 2015
The boy who harnessed the wind [Young readers edition] by Kamkwamba, William, 1987- author.

The boy who harnessed the wind [Young readers edition]

In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest in science, and his idea to build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Mar 6, 2015
Bow hunting by Hemstock, Annie Wendt, author.

Bow hunting

Discusses hunting using a bow, describing the different types of bows, equipment, and parts of each bow.

Mar 6, 2015
Blue jays by Mara, Wil.

Blue jays

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of blue jays.

Mar 6, 2015