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You wouldn't want to live without clocks and calendars! by Macdonald, Fiona, 1958- author.

You wouldn't want to live without clocks and calendars!

Presents a brief history of clocks and calendars, from the days of early astronomy to the technologically advanced present, and discusses the importance of measuring time.

Feb 10, 2016
You can't ride a bicycle to the moon! by Ziefert, Harriet.

You can't ride a bicycle to the moon!

"You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon explores the science of the moon and the history of space travel. Humorous, sprightly verse is paired with kid-centered explanations and explorations of lunar facts and aeronautic science. Each of the sections is topped off with a page of simple activities and kickstarting questions that expand the child's understanding of that particular section's, and the overall, subject matter"--

Feb 10, 2016
War heroes - voices from Iraq by Zullo, Allan, author.

War heroes - voices from Iraq

Documents the stories of 10 real-life war heroes who served in the Iraqi war, including a Marine Scout Sniper who repeatedly risked his life to save others and a Staff Sergeant whose team rallied against well-armed insurgents.

Feb 10, 2016
Sports horses by Turnbull, Stephanie, author.

Sports horses

"This book about sports horse will be a thrill to interested readers. Big, vibrant, color photos, paired with predictable and organized text, will offer readers supportive CCSS text complexity, and answers questions about breeds, specialties, and routines."--Provided by publisher.

Feb 10, 2016
Snow White - from a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm by Francia, Giada, author.

Snow White - from a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? When a vain queen learns that her stepdaughter, Snow White, is the fairest in all the kingdom, she becomes enraged. Can Snow White escape her wrath? Thanks to the help of a huntsman, seven dwarves, and a handsome prince, she may just outwit the evil queen.

Feb 10, 2016
Snakes by Hansen, Grace, author.

Snakes

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of snakes.

Feb 10, 2016
A smart girl's guide to sticky situations - how to tackle tricky, icky problems and tough times by

A smart girl's guide to sticky situations - how to tackle tricky, icky problems and tough times

Offers advice on how to take charge and be confident when things get complicated, scary or just plain embarrassing.

Feb 10, 2016
The secret agent - and other spy kids by Zullo, Allan, author.

The secret agent - and other spy kids

"Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read all about kids just like you who risked their lives to be spies!" -- page 4 of cover.

Feb 10, 2016
Science stunts - fun feats of physics by Brown, Jordan, author.

Science stunts - fun feats of physics

Introduces the laws of physics through twenty-five interactive experiments, including instant ice, straw symphony, and lemon liftoff.

Feb 10, 2016
Ruby-throated hummingbirds - tiny hovering birds by Hirsch, Rebecca E.

Ruby-throated hummingbirds - tiny hovering birds

Feb 10, 2016
Race cars by Morey, Allan, author.

Race cars

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes the parts of race cars that help it go fast and win races"--

Feb 10, 2016
On the shoulder of a giant - an Inuit folktale by Christopher, Neil, 1972- author.

On the shoulder of a giant - an Inuit folktale

Inukpak the giant wanders the regions of the Arctic until he discovers a small hunter. Being lonely, he adopts the hunter who rides around on his shoulders and participates in many wild adventures.

Feb 10, 2016
Laika the space dog - first hero in outer space by Wittrock, Jeni, author.

Laika the space dog - first hero in outer space

"Simple text and full-color illustrations describe the true story of Laika, the first dog in outer space"--

Feb 10, 2016
Jack and the beanstalk by Alperin, Mara, author.

Jack and the beanstalk

"When Jack climbs up an enormous beanstalk, he discovers a giant's castle high up in the clouds. But the giant like to eat little boys ... How will Jack ever escape?"--p. [4] of cover. My First Fairytales are a magical introduction to the well-loved stories that are a key part of every childhood. With fresh and fun illustrations, this simple re-telling of a classic fairy tales makes a perfect bedtime read for three to six year olds.

Feb 10, 2016
J is for jazz by Ingalls, Ann.

J is for jazz

"J is for Jazz is a riotous romp through the alphabet featuring the history and living creativity of this special music!"--

Feb 10, 2016
Insect pollinators by Boothroyd, Jennifer, 1972-

Insect pollinators

Readers will learn how bees, butterflies, ants, and other insects assist in pollination.

Feb 10, 2016
Hazmat removal worker by Mara, Wil, author.

Hazmat removal worker

"Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a hazmat removal worker. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included."--

Feb 10, 2016
Harp seal by Phillips, Dee, 1967- author.

Harp seal

"In this book, readers learn about the life and habits of harp seals"--

Feb 10, 2016
Ghosts of the Alamo and other hauntings of the South by Chandler, Matt.

Ghosts of the Alamo and other hauntings of the South

"Describes ghost sightings and hauntings in the southern United States"--

Feb 10, 2016
Frederick's journey - the life of Frederick Douglass by Rappaport, Doreen, author.

Frederick's journey - the life of Frederick Douglass

Traces Frederick Douglass's journey from slavery to international renown as writer and lecturer.

Feb 10, 2016