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Where is the Grand Canyon? by O'Connor, Jim, author.

Where is the Grand Canyon?

There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting with a brief overview of how national parks came into being, this book covers all aspects of the canyon--how it formed, which early native people lived there, and what varied wildlife can be found there now. A history of t

Apr 18, 2015
Where is the Great Wall? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Where is the Great Wall?

Through the story of the Great Wall of China, from the start of its construction over two thousand years ago to being a World Heritage site today, retells the history of China, including its dynasties, culture, and Communist government.

Apr 18, 2015
Where is the White House? by Stine, Megan.

Where is the White House?

Explores the history of the White House and includes facts about the families of the presidents who have lived there.

Apr 15, 2015
Who is Wayne Gretzky? by Herman, Gail, 1959- author.

Who is Wayne Gretzky?

Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.

Apr 16, 2015
Who was Galileo? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Who was Galileo?

"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portra

Apr 18, 2015
Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? by Rau, Dana Meachen/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Apr 18, 2015
Who Was Jacques Cousteau? by Medina, Nico/ Putra, Dede/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Jacques Cousteau?

Apr 18, 2015
Who was Jesus? by Morgan, Ellen, 1970-

Who was Jesus?

"This fascinating addition to our best-selling Who Was...? series does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. In an even-handed and easy-to-read narrative, this title--illustrated with eighty black-and-white drawings--also explains the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion"--

Apr 18, 2015
Who was Robert Ripley? by Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Who was Robert Ripley?

"Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated global success. Ripley spent his life traveling to more than 200 countries in search of strange object

Apr 18, 2015
Who Was Winston Churchill? by Labrecque, Ellen/ Hoare, Jerry (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Winston Churchill?

Apr 18, 2015
Wild ideas by Kelsey, Elin, author.

Wild ideas

Apr 18, 2015
Wolf at the Gate by Steenwyk, Mark Van

Wolf at the Gate

Apr 15, 2015
World War I - the cause for war by Hyde, Natalie, 1963-

World War I - the cause for war

Discusses the political and social conditions that led to World War I, including the growth of nationalism, the competition for territories in the Balkans once under Ottoman control, and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.

Apr 18, 2015
World War I unclassified - secrets of World War I revealed by Hunter, Nick, author.

World War I unclassified - secrets of World War I revealed

From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this book takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the amazing story behind one of the most terrible wars in history. Packed full of amazing photographs and original documents from the National Archives, real-life artifacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of World War I and how it shaped the world.

Apr 18, 2015
World War I, 1914-1916 - a terrible new warfare begins by Gould, Jane H.

World War I, 1914-1916 - a terrible new warfare begins

Presents information about the events leading to World War 1 and how trench warfare became the new way of fighting in this war.

Apr 18, 2015
World War I, 1917-1918 - the turning of the tide by Walker, Robert, 1980-

World War I, 1917-1918 - the turning of the tide

Focuses on how major events in 1917, including Russia withdrawing from the war and American forces entering the battle, refreshed troops enough to give the Allies a winning advantage.

Apr 18, 2015
World War II on the front lines by Cooke, Tim, 1961-

World War II on the front lines

"Approaches the topic of World War II from the perspective of those fighting in it"--

Apr 18, 2015
You can do yoga by Wood, Alix, author.

You can do yoga

Presents information about yoga, including meditation, breathing, exercises, and poses.

Apr 15, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without dentists! by Macdonald, Fiona.

You wouldn't want to live without dentists!

Today, going to the dentist is usually a safe and painless experience. In past centuries, that wasn't always the case. Read and learn how lucky we are to live in modern times.

Apr 18, 2015
You wouldn't want to live without extreme weather! by Canavan, Roger, author.

You wouldn't want to live without extreme weather!

Discusses how weather has shaped the world we live in, and how humans have learned to live in almost every climate that can be found on Earth.

Apr 18, 2015