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The star-spangled banner by Lambert, Nancy (Nancy R.), author.

The star-spangled banner

Tells the story behind the original nineteenth-century national treasure that inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem, while sharing insights into how the Smithsonian cares for the flag.

Aug 24, 2016
The Statue of Liberty by Orr, Tamra, author.

The Statue of Liberty

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Statue of Liberty"--

Aug 24, 2016
The stone thrower by Richardson, Jael Ealey, 1980- author.

The stone thrower

Describes the childhood of Chuck Ealey, who dreamed of becoming a football quarterback despite the prejudices he faced as an African American.

Aug 24, 2016
The tailor and the mouse by Feierabend, John Martin.

The tailor and the mouse

A storybook inspired by the children's folk song follows the adventures of an absentminded tailor who tries a harebrained method of curing his trusty but ailing mouse companion, in a whimsical tale that is complemented by historical notes and a complete set of lyrics for the song.

Aug 24, 2016
The toad by Gravel, Elise, author.

The toad

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about toads perfect for beginning readers. Humorous text and funny illustrations will leave young readers croaking for more.

Aug 24, 2016
The U.S. flag - introducing primary sources by Clay, Kathryn author.

The U.S. flag - introducing primary sources

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. flag"--

Aug 24, 2016
The water beneath your feet by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

The water beneath your feet

"In this book, young readers will learn all about groundwater."--

Aug 19, 2016
The Way Things Work Now by MacAulay, David

The Way Things Work Now

Aug 24, 2016
The White House by Herrington, Lisa M.

The White House

Presents an inside look at "the people's house"--The place where the U.S. President works and lives.

Aug 19, 2016
There was a man and he was mad by Feierabend, John Martin.

There was a man and he was mad

In this adaptation of a classic folksong, a man finds himself in one ridiculous situation after another.

Aug 24, 2016
There's a hole in the bucket! by Feierabend, John Martin, adapter.

There's a hole in the bucket!

An illustrated text of the children's folk song in which a repair is impossible because it requires the item needing repair.

Aug 24, 2016
Thor by Gagne, Tammy, author.

Thor

"Chances are good that you have seen the name Thor in a comic book. Or maybe you have seen one of the movies that also bear this famous name. Without a doubt the Norse god of thunder has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. But he is actually much older than either the men who have played him or the people who have drawn him. Norse mythology came from a group of brutal warriors called the Vikings. As they moved from Scandinavia through Europe, the Vikings shared their stories--the

Aug 24, 2016
Tiny stitches - the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas by Hooks, Gwendolyn, author.

Tiny stitches - the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas

"Biography of Vivien Thomas, an African-American surgical technician who pioneered the procedure used to treat babies with a heart defect known as 'blue baby syndrome.' Includes author's note and author's sources"--

Aug 19, 2016
Trailblazers - 33 women in science who changed the world by Swaby, Rachel, author.

Trailblazers - 33 women in science who changed the world

"A collection of profiles of some of history's most fascinating female scientists."--

Aug 24, 2016
Trapped behind Nazi lines - The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron by Braun, Eric, 1971- author.

Trapped behind Nazi lines - The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron

"Gives readers an up-close look at the harrowing story of the 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron's escape from behind Nazi Lines after surviving a plane crash in enemy territory"--

Aug 19, 2016
Tunisia by Block, Marta Segal.

Tunisia

Examines the nation of Tunisia, including its history, resources, people, and culture.

Aug 18, 2016
Tunisia by Block, Marta Segal.

Tunisia

This book briefly examines the history, people, and environment of the country of Tunisia.

Aug 24, 2016
Tunnels by Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.

Tunnels

"Thousands of years ago, ancient engineers came up with a way to cross obstacles that prevented people getting from one place to another. They built a passageway under the ground called a tunnel. A tunnel sounds simple. After all, it is just a tube built through dirt or stone. But building a tunnel is one of the hardest challenges an engineer can face. This scientific text highlights the origin of the first tunnels, the greatest tunnel builders, the evolution and advancement of tunnels that are

Aug 24, 2016
Ugly by Hoge, Robert, 1972- author.

Ugly

"Robert Hoge was born with a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs, but he refused to let what made him different stand in the way of leading a happy, successful life. This is the true story of how he embraced his circumstances and never let his "ugly" stop him from focusing on what truly mattered."--

Aug 24, 2016
UNICEF by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

UNICEF

UNICEF is part of the United Nations. It's an organization that creates programs to support the health, safety, and education of women and children around the world.

Aug 18, 2016