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Weird frogs by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Weird frogs

A sneak peek into the remarkable world of the tail less amphibians. Some frogs blend into the green of their ponds, and live an unremarkable existence. But some are strange looking, having adapted to a special environment. This colorful and informative book reveals a rare and close-up look at the odd beauty of some of the strangest of these creatures largely hidden from our view. Weird Frogs features: Beautiful photographs that show the frogs up close--really close and informative captions

Dec 20, 2014
Creating characters with personality by Bancroft, Tom.

Creating characters with personality

Character design is all around us-in feature films, in comics and video games, on the Web, in corporate icons, in children's book illustration, and in many other places. Even so, during his long and distinguished career as a character designer, Tom Bancroft made a discovery: He's never seen a book devoted to character design. So, he wrote Creating Characters with Personality, sharing his skill and insights to inspire and instruct anyone who's ever dreamed of creating an action hero or a zombie.

Dec 20, 2014
Endangered animals of Africa by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of Africa

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of Africa, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 20, 2014
Endangered animals of Asia by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of Asia

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of Asia, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 20, 2014
Dinosaur! - dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before by Woodward, John, 1954- author.

Dinosaur! - dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before

Profiles a range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras, featuring such animals as allosaurus, diplodocus, and mosasaurus.

Dec 20, 2014
Animal robots by Shores, Erika L., 1976- author.

Animal robots

"Simple text and full-color photographs describe eight different robots that mimic animals and the work these robots do."--

Dec 20, 2014
5-minute fairy tales. by Disney Enterprises, Inc. (COR)

5-minute fairy tales.

Collects such fairy tales as "The Prince and the Pauper," "The Princess and the Pea," "Rapunzel," and "Chicken Little," featuring Disney characters.

Dec 20, 2014
Who was Ulysses S. Grant? by Stine, Megan, author.

Who was Ulysses S. Grant?

Presents information about the personal and political turmoil in the career of the Civil War leader who became the eighteenth President.

Dec 20, 2014
Inch by inch - the garden song by Mallett, David.

Inch by inch - the garden song

Inch by inch, row by row, a child grows a garden with the help of the rain and the earth. Based on a popular folksong.

Dec 20, 2014
The worst-case scenario survival handbook - middle school by Borgenicht, David/ Winters, Ben H./ Epstein, Robin/ Gonzales, Chuck (ILT)

The worst-case scenario survival handbook - middle school

Dec 20, 2014
Batman - the world of the Dark Knight by Wallace, Daniel, 1970-

Batman - the world of the Dark Knight

A fan's reference to Batman's entire career profiles his most significant adventures, allies, romances, and enemies while documenting how his character has evolved throughout the decades.

Dec 20, 2014
Behind the scenes at a newscast by Paddington, Whit.

Behind the scenes at a newscast

Explains what goes on behind-the-scenes of a newscast, including the importance of news producers, assignment editors, reporters, and camera crews.

Dec 20, 2014
Canada by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Canada

Dec 20, 2014
Who was Julius Caesar? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Who was Julius Caesar?

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the ancient Roman general and leader.

Dec 20, 2014
Colors of the Wind - The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza by Powers, J. L./ Mendoza, George (ART)/ Morgan-Sanders, Hayley (ILT)

Colors of the Wind - The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza

Dec 20, 2014
Coding for kids for dummies by McCue, Camille, author.

Coding for kids for dummies

An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids. Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own

Dec 20, 2014
Behind the scenes at an animated TV show by Paddington, Whit, author.

Behind the scenes at an animated TV show

"Are you interested in what happens behind the scenes at an animated TV show? Take this VIP tour and learn all about how animated TV shows are made."--Back cover.

Dec 20, 2014
When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.

When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival

Blends stories of surivival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.

Dec 20, 2014
Wetlands inside out by Bow, James.

Wetlands inside out

Swamps, bogs, marshes, and estuaries--wetlands come in a variety of forms and are vital for many organisms around the world. From herons and algae to alligators and jaguars, find out what lives in the wetlands. Learn how these wetlands organisms operate in their delicate ecosystems. Discover, too, where in the world wetlands are found and what you can do to help protect these rich, diverse lands.

Dec 20, 2014
Weird birds by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Weird birds

Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function-- in evolution or every day. This colorful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail and informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures.

Dec 20, 2014