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Full court press - basketball skills and drills by Stuckey, Rachel.

Full court press - basketball skills and drills

Discusses basketball basics, including ball handling, passing, rebounding, team positions, and sportsmanship.

May 2, 2016
Fracking - fracturing rock to reach oil and gas underground by Dickmann, Nancy, author.

Fracking - fracturing rock to reach oil and gas underground

May 2, 2016
Feathers, paws, fins, and claws - fairy-tale beasts by

Feathers, paws, fins, and claws - fairy-tale beasts

May 2, 2016
Earth's climate change - carbon dioxide overload by Bow, James, author.

Earth's climate change - carbon dioxide overload

"We live in an energy-rich age, in which we can turn on a light with the flick of a switch or drive anywhere by turning a key. But, our vehicles, factories, and power stations, which create the electricity needed to light and heat our buildings, pump carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide overload from these human activities is making our planet hotter and hotter--and is causing the Earth's climate to change. Find out what scientists are doing to find sustainable new forms of ene

May 2, 2016
Dachshunds by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Dachshunds

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to dachshunds. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

May 2, 2016
Brave hearts by Goldish, Meish, author.

Brave hearts

"In this book, readers will read stories of how pet dogs have save their owner from a crisis."--

May 2, 2016
Hippopotamuses by Riggs, Kate, author.

Hippopotamuses

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of hippopotamuses, the large African mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why hippos live mostly in water"--

May 2, 2016
How to make a kite by Hord, Colleen, author.

How to make a kite

"Flying a kite on a windy day is something everyone loves to do. Learn how to construct your own in this book with easy to understand instructions and common hosuehold items that you can use to make your very own high-flying kite!,"--page [4] of cover.

May 2, 2016
M is for money - an economics alphabet by Shoulders, Debbie.

M is for money - an economics alphabet

Uses examples, scenarios, and rhymes to explain complex monetary ideas ranging from taxes to supply and demand.

May 2, 2016
Little Kids First big book of how by Esbaum, Jill, author.

Little Kids First big book of how

"How do refrigerators stay cold? How does water come out of the faucet? Answers to these questions and many more will help parents move beyond the stock answer "because" and give level-appropriate, fascinating, true answers. More than 300 photos bring a child's world to life while satisfying kids' curiosity and sense of fun. Questions in each chapter encourage interactivity, and parent tips extend the experience of the book."--

May 2, 2016
50 impressive kids and their amazing (and true!) stories by Mitchell, Saundra, author.

50 impressive kids and their amazing (and true!) stories

"From Stevie Wonder to Emma Watson, and Pocahontas to Pablo Picasso, 50 amazing kids who shaped history! A collection of biographies profiling some of the most influential kids in history and today. Prodigies, proteges, and kids with huge ambition, these youngsters prove that fulfilling your dreams and making a difference in the world isn't just for grown-ups. Some of the most phenomenal musicians, inventors, athletes, authors, actors, and even world leaders achieved greatness during their child

May 2, 2016
Worms for breakfast - how to feed a zoo by Becker, Helaine.

Worms for breakfast - how to feed a zoo

Introduces the different types of food zoo animals eat, with recipes from zoos around the world, including predator popsicles, digger's delight, and presto pesto sauce.

May 2, 2016
Abraham Lincoln by Haldy, Emma E., author.

Abraham Lincoln

May 2, 2016
Elephant journey - the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity by Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.

Elephant journey - the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity

An illustrated true account of three ailing elephants' journey from a cold Canadian zoo to a sanctuary in California, where they were healed by the warmer climate and more suitable terrain. In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a c

May 2, 2016
Skunks by Bodden, Valerie, author.

Skunks

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of skunks, the musk-spraying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining the unpleasant scent of skunks"--

May 2, 2016
Stickmen's guide to watercraft by Farndon, John, author.

Stickmen's guide to watercraft

Explains how ships and other water vehicles work, what keeps them afloat, and how they are constructed.

May 2, 2016
Center field - the history of baseball by Winters, Jaime.

Center field - the history of baseball

Do you know who invented baseball? Who won the first world series? Find the answers to these questions and more in this book chronicling the historic triumphs and challenges of the sport.

May 2, 2016
Soccer by Morey, Allan.

Soccer

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers introduces the basics of soccer and encourages kids to try it. Includes labeled diagram of soccer field and photo glossary"--

May 2, 2016
Brave like me. by Kerley, Barbara, author

Brave like me.

"When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has

May 2, 2016
Peeking underground by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.

Peeking underground

"Illustrates the layers below Earth's surface, from crust to core, and the plants and animals that live within"--

May 2, 2016