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Deserts inside out by Cohen, Marina, 1967-

Deserts inside out

"Peel back the corners of the desert to discover the incredible organisms that survive in this ecosystem, from scorpions and cacti to musk oxen and seals. Find out how deserts work as a system, carving out an existence in one of the most extreme biomes on Earth. Learn, too, how deserts are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these amazing wildernesses."--Amazon.com.

Dec 20, 2014
Dara's clever trap - a story from Cambodia by Flanagan, Liz, author.

Dara's clever trap - a story from Cambodia

"In this folktale from Cambodia, Princess Dara must prove that her father's wicked ministers have set up her husband for a crime he is innocent of"--

Dec 20, 2014
Castle by Platt, Richard.

Castle

Describes medieval castles and what life was like for the knights who lived in them.

Dec 20, 2014
Character mentor - learn by example to use expressions, poses, and staging to bring your characters to life by Bancroft, Tom.

Character mentor - learn by example to use expressions, poses, and staging to bring your characters to life

Dec 20, 2014
How I learn - a kid's guide to learning disability by Miles, Brenda, author.

How I learn - a kid's guide to learning disability

"How I Learn introduces the concept of a learning disability in concrete terms for younger students. This supportive and upbeat story reassures readers that they are capable, and can use 'smart strategies' to help themselves learn. And that's better than OK. That's GREAT! A note to parents, caregivers, and professionals is included, with suggestions to guide discussion and help children identify their particular strengths and challenges."--Back cover.

Dec 20, 2014
An electrician's job by Dawson, Patricia (Patricia Adelaide)

An electrician's job

Shows the responsibilities of an electrician, from wiring a light fixture to repairing a circuit breaker.

Dec 20, 2014
Saving turtles - a kids' guide to helping endangered creatures by Carstairs, Sue, 1961-, author.

Saving turtles - a kids' guide to helping endangered creatures

Turtles are among the most beloved but endangered animals on the planet. Freshwater, marine and land turtles all face the same threats.

Dec 20, 2014
Caterpillars - find, identify, raise your own by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Caterpillars - find, identify, raise your own

An illustrated guide to handling, studying, feeding, caring for and identifying caterpillars.

Dec 20, 2014
Ships & Boats - With 17 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures by Oxlade, Chris

Ships & Boats - With 17 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures

Dec 20, 2014
Shackleton's journey by Grill, William, author, illustrator.

Shackleton's journey

Presents a visual narrative of Ernest Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica during which his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice, forcing the crew on a desperate trek to seek rescue.

Dec 20, 2014
What does a janitor do? by Kidde, Rita.

What does a janitor do?

Introduces the role of school custodians and provides information on the wide variety of work they do.

Dec 20, 2014
Witness men- true stories of God at work in Papua, Indonesia by Davis, Rebeca

Witness men- true stories of God at work in Papua, Indonesia

Dec 20, 2014
Who was Susan B. Anthony? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who was Susan B. Anthony?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the schoolteacher who became the most famous leader of the women's rights movement.

Dec 20, 2014
Who was Rachel Carson? by Fabiny, Sarah, author.

Who was Rachel Carson?

Presents the life and accomplishments of the American biologist, whose influential work, "The Silent Spring," inspired worldwide conservation movements.

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

Grasslands inside out

"Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Peel back the corners of the grassland to find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds."-

Dec 20, 2014
Writer to writer - from think to ink by Levine, Gail Carson.

Writer to writer - from think to ink

"In this lively nonfiction book for young readers, bestselling author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing"--

Dec 20, 2014
A paramedic's job by Rosario, Miguel.

A paramedic's job

Shows the responsibilities of a paramedic, from picking up people in an ambulance to treating people on the way to the hospital.

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

Pakistan

Introduces Pakistan, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 20, 2014
Ossuaries and charnel houses by Roza, Greg, author.

Ossuaries and charnel houses

Explains how different peoples have placed dead bodies in charnel houses or exposed their bones in ossuaries, and describes some notable examples, including Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, the Paris catacombs, and the remains of war dead.

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

Norway

Introduces Norway, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 20, 2014