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How to turn $100 into $1,000,000 by McKenna, James (James E.), author.

How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

"From the creators of the nationally syndicated public television shows Biz Kid$ and Bill Nye the Science Guy, How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000 is a comprehensive first guidebook to earning, saving, and investing money. Written in a humorous but informative voice that engages young readers, it's the book that every parent who wants to raise financially savvy and unspoiled children should buy for their kids. It is packed with lively illustrations that make difficult concept easy to understand-all

Aug 25, 2016
How to build a plane by Lacey, Saskia, author.

How to build a plane

Three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small plane together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a plane flies and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of a plane, teaching children the basics of how each part works together to get the plane flying.

Aug 25, 2016
How to build a motorcycle by Lacey, Saskia, author.

How to build a motorcycle

How to Build a Motorcycle continues the Technical Tales series, where a group of three unlikely friends--a rat, a sparrow, and a frog--come together to build another vehicle--a motorcycle! As they start working, they encounter many unexpected obstacles, teaching them (and the reader) about the different parts that make a motorcycle work. Detailed illustrations explain the overall functions of the engine, clutch, brakes, distributors, as well as many other parts of the motorcycle. Through hard wo

Aug 25, 2016
How to build a car by Lacey, Saskia, author.

How to build a car

Three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small motorcar together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a car works and how it is constructed.

Aug 25, 2016
How hot is lava? - and other questions about ... volcanoes by Smith, Kelly (Children's author), author.

How hot is lava? - and other questions about ... volcanoes

"What's inside a volcano? Where is the Ring of Fire? How many different ways can a volcano blow its top? Are there volcanoes on other planets?"--

Aug 25, 2016
How deep is the ocean? by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.

How deep is the ocean?

Answers questions about the ocean, from its shallow waters to its deepest and most mysterious parts.

Aug 25, 2016
The help yourself cookbook for kids. 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth by Roth, Ruby, author.

The help yourself cookbook for kids. 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth

"Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistible cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks when you're dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition -- for now and for life!"--

Aug 25, 2016
Geography by Gutman, Dan, author.

Geography

"Did you know that Antarctica's largest land animal is an insect? Did you know that the smallest country in the world is only 0.2 square miles?! Learn more weird-but-true geography facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman's bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations."--Amazon.com.

Aug 25, 2016
Gandhi for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities by Mahoney, Ellen Voelckers, author.

Gandhi for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities

"Connecting Gandhi's ideas and his life's work to contemporary issues this useful resource for parents and teachers makes Gandhi relevant for kids today. Packed with historic images, the book includes informative sidebars, a time line, a glossary, and a resource section, along with 21 activities that illuminate Gandhi's life, environment, and ideas. Kids can make a traditional Indian lamp called a diya, create a henna hand design, practice anti-consumerism or vegetarianism for a day, and much mo

Aug 25, 2016
Forensics - cool women who investigate by Yasuda, Anita, author.

Forensics - cool women who investigate

Provides information about the field of forensic science and profiles some women who are succeeding in the profession.

Aug 25, 2016
Fingerprint monsters and dragons and 100 other adventurous creatures by Molnár, Ilona (Illustrator), illustrator.

Fingerprint monsters and dragons and 100 other adventurous creatures

Create engaging art activities with your children - at home or in the classroom. Packed with fun step-by-step instructions, this book teaches you how to make 30 classic fictional foes including trolls, pirates, warlocks, and skeletons with only the tips of your fingers. Create your own fantasy world, no paintbrush required! Kids aren't the only ones who will enjoy it, artists of all ages can put their finger on the fun of art. Use the characters to spice up you art journals and doodles. Creativi

Aug 25, 2016
Explore forces and motion! by Swanson, Jennifer, author.

Explore forces and motion!

Introduces physics concepts to young readers and offers instructions for related science projects.

Aug 25, 2016
Power of Children- Ordinary Youth Making Extraordinary Differences by

Power of Children- Ordinary Youth Making Extraordinary Differences

Aug 25, 2016
The lion and the unicorn - and other hairy tales by Ray, Jane, 1960- author, illustrator.

The lion and the unicorn - and other hairy tales

Retellings of eleven tales about real and mythical animals gathered from various storytelling traditions around the globe.

Aug 25, 2016
North America by Oachs, Emily Rose, author.

North America

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to North America. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Aug 25, 2016
The magic school bus inside a hurricane by Cole, Joanna.

The magic school bus inside a hurricane

The magic school bus changes into a hot-air balloon and then an airplane as Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip into the eye of a hurricane for a lesson in meteorology.

Aug 25, 2016
Nigeria by Wiseman, Blaine, author.

Nigeria

Introduces Nigeria, describing its geography and climate, industries, history, resources and wildlife, culture, politics, and sports.

Aug 25, 2016
Poseidon by Gagne, Tammy, author.

Poseidon

"Many of the statues of Poseidon throughout the world are near the ocean, since Poseidon is the god of the sea. The Greek gods and goddesses bring to mind images of heroes and heroines, much admired by the Greek people. Poseidon fits this description to a certain degree, but like humans, he possesses many character flaws. Most of the stories about Poseidon depict an angry, vengeful being who makes decisions based on his emotions--he is a troublemaker for humans--and other gods and goddesses, and

Aug 25, 2016
Mexico by Senker, Cath

Mexico

Aug 25, 2016
Magic tree house incredible fact book by Osborne, Mary Pope, author.

Magic tree house incredible fact book

"A nonfiction companion to the Magic Tree House series."--

Aug 25, 2016