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Not my girl by Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author.

Not my girl

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders' school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family -- but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped short, can't be her daughter. "Not my girl!" she says angrily. Margaret's years at school have changed her. Now ten years old, she has forgotten her language and the skills to hunt and fish. She can't even stomach her mother's food. He

Aug 1, 2014
Girls race! - amazing tales of women in sports by Allen, Kathy.

Girls race! - amazing tales of women in sports

"Through narrative stories, explores female athletes who have made major contributions to sports and culture"--

Aug 1, 2014
Firefighters by Oxlade, Chris, author.

Firefighters

Discusses the tools, vehicles, and equipment firefighters use to put out fires; how they stay safe on the job; and how they help the community.

Aug 1, 2014
Explorers by Oxlade, Chris, author.

Explorers

Presents the history of exploration, from explorers in ancient times to the discovery and exploration of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Antarctica, and outer space.

Aug 1, 2014
Girls research! - Amazing tales of female scientists by Phillips, Jennifer, 1962- author.

Girls research! - Amazing tales of female scientists

"Through narrative stories, explores female scientists who have made major contributions in science and culture"--

Aug 1, 2014
Eye benders by Gifford, Clive.

Eye benders

Aug 1, 2014
I am the ocean by Marshak, Suzanna.

I am the ocean

A lyrical paean to the ocean, in which the ocean sings the song of itself and all it contains.

Aug 1, 2014
Hands-on! - art projects by Lacey, Sue, author.

Hands-on! - art projects

Dive into learning with this hands-on book that explores art. Includes easy-to-make projects and colorful illustrations, educators will love these books as classroom supplements, and parents will love having them to challenge and engage children's minds at home.

Aug 1, 2014
Elephant twins by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer.

Elephant twins

"Exposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. Gold Light and Gold Ray are the only known pair of elephant twins in the world! Photojournalist Richard Sobol has masterfully captured the twins' playfulness, as he shows the twins feeding, bathing, napping, and learning with their trainer Pai. Elephant Twins transports readers to Ban

Aug 1, 2014
Pilots by Minden, Cecilia.

Pilots

Describes what the job of an airline pilot entails, including information on the equipment they use, the uniforms they wear, and the training they need.

Aug 1, 2014
How is my brain like a supercomputer? - and other questions about the human body by Stewart, Melissa, author.

How is my brain like a supercomputer? - and other questions about the human body

"Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this lively illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood"--

Aug 1, 2014
More laugh-out-loud jokes for kids by Elliott, Rob, author.

More laugh-out-loud jokes for kids

A collection of one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and tongue twisters.

Aug 1, 2014
Does it really rain frogs? - questions and answers about planet Earth by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-, author.

Does it really rain frogs? - questions and answers about planet Earth

"Answers common questions young readers have about weather, space, and other phenomena of planet Earth"--

Aug 1, 2014
Do plants really eat insects? - questions and answers about the science of plants by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-, author.

Do plants really eat insects? - questions and answers about the science of plants

"Answers common questions young readers have about plants"--

Aug 1, 2014
Girls star - amazing tales of Hollywood's leading ladies by Tougas, Shelley.

Girls star - amazing tales of Hollywood's leading ladies

"Through narrative stories, explores actresses who have made major contributions in movies and television"--

Aug 1, 2014
How strong is an ant? - and other questions about... bugs and insects by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

How strong is an ant? - and other questions about... bugs and insects

"In a simple, accessible question-and-answer format, this Good Question! book asks the questions and gives the answers about bugs and insects that young readers really want to know: what the difference is between bugs and insects, how they grow and live, how many bugs and insects there are, and so on. Filled with full-color illustrations showing what's being discussed. Includes list of recommended readings and websites to visit at the back."--

Aug 1, 2014
Lego Ninjago - The Visual Dictionary by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Lego Ninjago - The Visual Dictionary

Aug 1, 2014
Feeding time at the zoo by Shahan, Sherry.

Feeding time at the zoo

Introduces the different types of food that zoo animals eat, from the typical to the unusual.

Aug 1, 2014
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by Neri, G./ Ford, A.g. (ILT)

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Aug 1, 2014
Hades Speaks! - A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead by Shecter, Vicky Alvear/ Larson, J. E. (ILT)

Hades Speaks! - A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead

Aug 1, 2014