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The Iliad by Cross, Gillian, author.

The Iliad

"Gillian Cross's fine retelling of Homer's epic story captures all the heroism and savagery of war and shows why the 'Iliad' has been called the first tragedy and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization"--Front jacket flap.

Feb 6, 2016
I see falling stars by Orr, Tamra, author.

I see falling stars

"Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. I See Falling Stars offers answers to their most compelling questions about meteors. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words."--

Feb 6, 2016
Hillary Rodham Clinton - some girls are born to lead by Markel, Michelle, author.

Hillary Rodham Clinton - some girls are born to lead

Feb 6, 2016
Junk drawer chemistry - 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing by Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.

Junk drawer chemistry - 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing

"There's not need for expensive, high-tech lab equipment to conduct chemistry experiments-you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Turn three pennies and two galvanized washers into a simple battery. Crush a soda can using atmospheric pressure. Convert an LED flashlight into a simple electrolyte tester. Split liquid water into two unique gasses, or use cornstarch to create a gooey, mysterious, non-Newtonian fluid. And model radioactive decay using M&M's, or a chain reaction with

Feb 6, 2016
Being fit by Bodden, Valerie.

Being fit

"An early reader's introduction to the connections between being fit and staying healthy, benefits of aerobic exercises such as biking, nutritional concepts such as calories, and recipe instructions"--

Feb 6, 2016
Prayers that changed history - from Christopher Columbus to Helen Keller, how God used 25 people to change the world by Goyer, Tricia, author.

Prayers that changed history - from Christopher Columbus to Helen Keller, how God used 25 people to change the world

Stories of twenty-five notable people are presented along with how prayer changed their lives and changed history. Following each historical example is a biblical story that ties to that person's life and actions, as well as ways you can use the power of prayer in your life as well.

Feb 6, 2016
Pumpkin by Lee, Jackie, active 2015, author.

Pumpkin

Feb 6, 2016
Proboscis monkeys by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- author.

Proboscis monkeys

Feb 6, 2016
A passion for elephants - the real life adventure of field scientist Cynthia Moss by Buzzeo, Toni, author.

A passion for elephants - the real life adventure of field scientist Cynthia Moss

Readers are introduced to Cynthia Moss, who devoted her adult life to studying African elephants, the largest land animals on the planet.

Feb 6, 2016
Nice work, Franklin! by Jurmain, Suzanne, author.

Nice work, Franklin!

The story of a president who overcame both his personal challenges and the ones facing the nation.

Feb 6, 2016
Swashbuckling scoundrels - pirates in fact and fiction by Kaplan, Arie.

Swashbuckling scoundrels - pirates in fact and fiction

"You might be a fan of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But did you know that real-life pirates were even more daring and charismatic? For example, Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, reportedly kept a lit fuse under his hat, creating a frightening haze of smoke around his head. William Fly, convicted of piracy in 1726, had to show his executioner how to tie the noose that went around his neck at the gallows. Pirates are outlaws who commit crimes at sea. Throughout hist

Feb 6, 2016
Tornadoes by Hansen, Grace, author.

Tornadoes

Feb 6, 2016
You rule! - create your own country by Forbes, Scott, author.

You rule! - create your own country

Tired of following other people's rules? Think you can do better? Now's your chance! This innovative and fun new title from Lonely Planet Kids shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You'll get to create, organise, govern and judge. You can be king, queen, big chief, emperor, president or dictator. Includes fun projects to complete, bold full-colour illustrations and fascinating f

Feb 6, 2016
World War II - why they fought by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

World War II - why they fought

Feb 6, 2016
Where did my clothes come from? by Butterworth, Christine, author.

Where did my clothes come from?

Easy-to-read text, accompanied by full-color illustrations, introduces young readers to the processes involved in producing the materials used in clothing and turning them into such garments as cotton jeans, a silk dress, and rubber boots.

Feb 6, 2016
Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale by Morgunova, Anna, illustrator.

Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale

A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.

Feb 6, 2016
World War I heroes by Zullo, Allan, author.

World War I heroes

Documents the stories of ten real-life war heroes who served in World War I, including a Navy lieutenant who was captured deep in German territory and engineered a daring escape.

Feb 6, 2016
Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures by Zullo, Allan, author.

Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures

Ten true stories of real-life survivors of attacks by some of the animal kingdom's scariest predators!

Feb 6, 2016
Sewing stories - Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist by Herkert, Barbara, author.

Sewing stories - Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist

"Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now

Feb 6, 2016
Vampires in nature by Larson, Kirsten W., author.

Vampires in nature

"This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals that drink the blood of other animals and even people. Explains how these "vampire" animals find their hosts and which ones usually spread diseases when they feed on human blood"--

Feb 6, 2016