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Rescue and shelter cats by Summers, Alex.

Rescue and shelter cats

"Adopting a cat from a rescue or shelter helps save the life of an unwanted, abandoned, or neglected animal. Learn all the factual information on this worldwide problem." --

Jul 1, 2015
Pocahontas by Fay, Gail.

Pocahontas

A biography on Pocahontas, the Native American princess who assisted colonists and married John Rolfe in the first U.S. mixed marriage.

Jul 1, 2015
Monarch butterfly by Goddard, Jolyon.

Monarch butterfly

Presents an introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior and habitat of the Monarch butterfly.

Jul 1, 2015
Peyton Manning - NFL MVP and champion by Hammer, Maxwell.

Peyton Manning - NFL MVP and champion

Jul 1, 2015
A nest is noisy by Aston, Dianna Hutts, author.

A nest is noisy

Introduces the world of nests, revealing the variety created by the world's birds, animals, and insects.

Jul 1, 2015
Mind muddlers - what you see is not what you get! by Bowles, Anna, author.

Mind muddlers - what you see is not what you get!

Describes optical illusions that can be drawn or created by trick photography, including Mo¨bius strips, double drawings, street art that seems three-dimensional, and tilt-shift photographs, and provides suggestions for making similar works.

Jul 1, 2015
Mary Cassatt by Cernak, Linda, 1953- author.

Mary Cassatt

Presents an overview of the life and accomplishments of Mary Cassatt, describing her painting style and the lasting influence of the American artist.

Jul 1, 2015
Night sky detective by Morgan, Ben, 1968- author.

Night sky detective

Discusses astronomy, including moon shadows, star charts, and shooting stars, and provides learning activities.

Jul 1, 2015
Speak up! giving an oral presentation by McHugh, Jeff.

Speak up! giving an oral presentation

Offers tips and techniques for giving an oral presentation, from planning to practicing.

Jul 1, 2015
Sonia Sotomayor by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Sonia Sotomayor

"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Jul 1, 2015
Smokejumper by Mara, Wil.

Smokejumper

Jul 1, 2015
Skateboarding by Hamilton, John, 1959- author.

Skateboarding

Introduces the sport of skateboarding, including its history, the parts of a skateboard, safety gear, and different types of skateboarding, including street, downhill, and vert.

Jul 1, 2015
Sharks and other predators by Osborne, Mary Pope, author.

Sharks and other predators

"When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: 'Shadow of the Shark,' they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators"--

Jul 1, 2015
Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's account of the Fetterman Fight - December 21, 1866 by Goble, Paul.

Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's account of the Fetterman Fight - December 21, 1866

Describes the defeat of the Civil War veteran Captain Fetterman against the Lakota chief Red Cloud in 1866 and the peace truce which gave the Lakota Indians control over the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming, as told through the eyes of a fictional character, Brave Eagle.

Jul 1, 2015
Patterns in the jungle by Markovics, Joyce L., author.

Patterns in the jungle

"In this book, young readers will learn about patterns using jungle landscape as a guide."--

Jul 1, 2015
The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall by Lang, Heather, 1966- author.

The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall

"A picture book biography of Lucille Mulhall, a Wild West performer in the early 1900s whose skills were as considerable as her male counterparts and who is often regarded as "the original cowgirl.""--

Jul 1, 2015
Raindrops roll by Sayre, April Pulley, author.

Raindrops roll

"In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance."--

Jul 1, 2015
What's great about Maine? by Wang, Andrea.

What's great about Maine?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Maine, including the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Monhegan Island, and the Portland Observatory.

Jul 1, 2015
What's great about Iowa? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Iowa?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Iowa, including the Iowa State Fair, Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center, and the Living History Farms in Urbandale.

Jul 1, 2015
What's great about Illinois? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Illinois?

Jul 1, 2015