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Crossing Niagara - the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin by Tavares, Matt, author, illustrator.

Crossing Niagara - the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin

When the Great Blondin announced that he was going to walk from America to Canada across the Niagara River on a rope that was more than 1,100 feet long and just 3 inches wide, hanging 160 feet above the raging river, people came from everywhere. Some came to watch him cross. Some came to watch him fall. Some thought he wouldn't show up at all. But he did show up. And he did walk across the river. And then he did something else amazing. He crossed the river on that tightrope again and again, addi

May 3, 2016
Dachshunds by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.


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

May 3, 2016
Day and night by Evans, Shira, author.

Day and night

Describes how birds tweet and bees buzz in the daylight before entirely different creatures awaken and prowl after dark.

May 3, 2016
Dear Pope Francis by Francis, Pope, 1936- author, interviewee.

Dear Pope Francis

Children from around the world voice their concerns to Pope Francis in letters accompanied by colorful drawings.

May 3, 2016
Death is stupid by Higginbotham, Anastasia, author, illustrator.

Death is stupid

Walks through the emotions and confusion it is common for young people to experience when someone dies, and describes some of the ways to celebrate love and life.

May 3, 2016
Denmark by Pateman, Robert, 1954- author.


May 3, 2016
Dolley Madison by Leavitt, Amie Jane, author.

Dolley Madison

Provides an introduction to first lady Dolley Madison, presenting her childhood, education, and personal achievements.

May 3, 2016
Drones by Henneberg, Susan, author.


Explains what a drone aircraft is and the different ways they can be used.

May 3, 2016
Earning income by Kemper, Bitsy.

Earning income

"Most people earn income by working at jobs. However, jobs are not the only way to make money. People receive money as gifts, by selling something they make or own, and by investing. But did you know people don't get to keep all of the income they earn? From allowances and salaries to paying taxes, read this book to learn more about income. "Decision time" sidebars help you analyze real-life scenarios and evaluate the choices people have to make about earning money. Learn how people find jobs an

May 3, 2016
Earth Science by Harris, Tim (EDT)

Earth Science

May 3, 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 3, 2016
Ecuador by Foley, Erin, 1967- author.


May 3, 2016
Eleanor Roosevelt by Tatlock, Ann, author.

Eleanor Roosevelt

"From a shy and fearful child, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up to be not only First Lady of the United States, but one of the most influential woman in U.S. history. Hers is a remarkable story of doing the thing you think you cannot do in order to work for change and to better the lives of others. Come learn about Eleanor, who challenges everyone - no matter his or her talents or gifts - to live a useful and fulfilling life"--Page 4 of cover.

May 3, 2016
Eleanor Roosevelt in her own words by Shea, John M.

Eleanor Roosevelt in her own words

May 3, 2016
Electronics for kids for dummies by Shamieh, Cathleen, author.

Electronics for kids for dummies

"Introduces kids to the basics of electronics. Includes 13 projects that promote your kid's sense of achievement. Features larger print to make the material less intimidating and easier to navigate. Covers tools and safety measures to ensure your child's safety "--Publisher's description.

May 3, 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 3, 2016
Ella Fitzgerald - American jazz singer by Hansen, Grace, author.

Ella Fitzgerald - American jazz singer

"Ella Fitzgerald went from a poor girl living on the streets to the one of the greatest Jazz singers of her time and ours. This title will take readers through the grand life of Ella and show them that nothing can hold you back if you have a dream and determination. Complete with a timeline and wonderful historical photographs"--Publisher's website.

May 3, 2016
Ellis island by Carney, Elizabeth, 1981-

Ellis island

Looks at the history of Ellis Island and identifies its early roles as a Mohegan island, fisherman rest spot, famous immigration station, and today's museum.

May 3, 2016
Engineering - cool women who design by May, Vicki V., author.

Engineering - cool women who design

What types of robots will the future bring? How do biomedical devices help patients? Have you ever wondered how 3-D glasses work? Meet three women who are working hard in the engineering field.

May 3, 2016
Fabulous frogs by Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.

Fabulous frogs

Looks at all kinds of frogs, from exotic species to the common greenish-brown specimens found in backyards, discussing their characteristics, life cycles, and habitats.

May 3, 2016