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Elephant seal by Owings, Lisa.

Elephant seal

"Engaging images accompany information about elephant seals. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Mar 30, 2015
Draft horses - horses that work by Spiotta-DiMare, Loren.

Draft horses - horses that work

"Opens with a true story about a man and his draft horses and follows with the history of draft horses, what breeds are used, the training involved, what the horses do on the job, and what happens to draft horses when they retire"--Provided by publisher.

Mar 30, 2015
Curious critters - marine by FitzSimmons, David, author, photographer.

Curious critters - marine

"Curious Critters: Marine features some of North America’s most incredible marine animals captured through the award-winning photography of David FitzSimmons. The amazing photographs depict 20 common and fascinating animals of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. The subjects include a sleek black sea bass, a giant Pacific octopus, an incredible roseate spoonbill, and a one-in-a-million blue lobster, plus many more amazing creatures found along the coasts of the United

Mar 30, 2015
Common pheasant by Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958- author.

Common pheasant

Discusses the life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior, and appearance of common pheasants, as well as the techniques and equipment people use when hunting these birds.

Mar 30, 2015
Claude Monet by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Claude Monet

Briefly recounts the French impressionist painter's life and work.

Mar 30, 2015
Chips and cheese and Nana's knees - what is alliteration? by Cleary, Brian P., 1959- author.

Chips and cheese and Nana's knees - what is alliteration?

Brian P. Cleary's rhymes and Martin Goneau's illustrations creatively present the concept of alliteration for young readers.

Mar 30, 2015
China by Bodden, Valerie.

China

"A historical overview of dynastic China from the perspectives of the social classes, from the royals to the peasants, including the Chinese empire's growth and decline"--

Mar 30, 2015
Charlotte Hornets by Wyner, Zach, author.

Charlotte Hornets

"Make the journey to the South to leap On the Hardwood alongside the Charlotte Hornets. Owner Michael Jordan is trying to tutor a group of young playmakers about what it takes to be an NBA champion. The plan and the players are now in place. The playoffs are the next stop. On the Hardwood: Charlotte Hornets takes you to the heart of basketball country in North Carolina and details how much the game and their home team means to the region"--Back cover.

Mar 30, 2015
Cardinals by Mara, Wil, author.

Cardinals

Mar 30, 2015
Delaware - the first state by King, David C.

Delaware - the first state

Offers information on the state, including its history, its ten key cities, and how the state government works.

Mar 30, 2015
Catfish by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Catfish

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of catfish.

Mar 30, 2015
High-tech DIY projects with electronics, sensors, and LEDs by Murphy, Maggie, author.

High-tech DIY projects with electronics, sensors, and LEDs

Discusses the history of electronic devices and shares a selection of electronics projects that use LEDs and sensors.

Mar 30, 2015
Sturgeon by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Sturgeon

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of sturgeon.

Mar 30, 2015
Super baseball infographics by Braun, Eric, 1971- author.

Super baseball infographics

"Key facts and fun details about the game of baseball come alive through infographics. The 'data art' provides opportunities for readers to visually take in information about the sport through charts, maps, and illustrations"--Amazon.com.

Mar 30, 2015
Koalas by Esbaum, Jill, author.

Koalas

Mar 30, 2015
How do plants make and spread their seeds? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do plants make and spread their seeds?

Describes how seeds grow, and vary in shape, size, and dispersal patterns, and how everything, from flowers to fruits, begins with a tiny seed.

Mar 30, 2015
Sailing the Great Barrier Reef by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.

Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

Provides a first person account of a sailing and diving trip in the Great Barrier Reef, including preparing for the trip, a description of the animals who live in the reef, and survival tips.

Mar 30, 2015
The Korean War - showdown with China by George, Enzo.

The Korean War - showdown with China

Introduces the Korean war through first-hand accounts, discussing the initial causes of the conflict, daily lives of Communist and American soldiers, battle tactics, and reactions to the war at home.

Mar 30, 2015
Jamaica by Sheehan, Sean, 1951-

Jamaica

Provides information about Jamaica, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Mar 30, 2015
Ireland by Levy, Patricia, 1951-

Ireland

Provides information about Ireland, including its geography, history, government, people, language, and food.

Mar 30, 2015