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Frogs by Bodden, Valerie, author. Frogs

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of frogs, the long-legged amphibians that hop. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some frogs croak"--

Dec 4, 2016
George Washington Carver - world-famous botanist and agricultural inventor by Garstecki, Julia. George Washington Carver - world-famous botanist and agricultural inventor

Details the life of the man who was born a slave and became an artist, agriculturist, and university professor, highlighting his achievements and legacy.--

Dec 5, 2016
Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you by Surrey, Ellen, author, illustrator. Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you

Discover 150 ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he'd like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love. From giving a hug, to sharing toys, to helping someone out, this book suggests a number of practical and playful ways to celebrate the people we share our lives with, and show them that we care.

Dec 4, 2016
Go west - first contact with Native nations by O'Brien, Cynthia (Cynthia J.), author. Go west - first contact with Native nations

Dec 10, 2016
Go west with famous trailblazers by Stuckey, Rachel, author. Go west with famous trailblazers

A look at some of the explorers, homesteaders, adventurers, and entrepreneurs who helped to open the West to settlement in the nineteenth century includes information on key events and developments along the way.

Dec 10, 2016
Growing peace - a story of farming, music, and religious harmony by Sobol, Richard, author, photographer. Growing peace - a story of farming, music, and religious harmony

Dec 6, 2016
Guinness world records. Man-made marvels! by Lemke, Donald B., author. Guinness world records. Man-made marvels!

Presents world records related to man-made items, including the world's largest LEGO house, the tallest rideable bicycle, and the largest high-heeled shoe.

Dec 10, 2016
Ham-ham-hamsters by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author. Ham-ham-hamsters

Learn all about hamsters in this fact-and-photo-filled book for young readers! Their tiny feet scamper across cages and sprint on exercise wheels. Their little noses sniff the air and their whiskers twitch as they stuff their cheeks with food. As some of the most adorable members of the rodent family, hamsters make very popular pets. Especially in the classroom! In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about how to care for these cute critters.

Dec 4, 2016
Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival by Collard, Sneed B., author. Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival

Scientists seek to answer the critical question "Can snowshoe hares and other animals that change their coat color each winter adapt to shorter winters caused by climate change?"

Dec 8, 2016
How the government works by Ford, Jeanne Marie, 1971- author. How the government works

"Learn about the history, importance, and procedures of the U.S. government at the national, state, and local levels."--Publisher's website.

Dec 5, 2016
I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing) by Thornhill, Jan, author. I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing)

"Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of li

Dec 10, 2016
I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children by Davis, Julia Alford, author. I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children

This book was written after a four-year-old asked his grandmother if her brown skin ever made her sad, and then asked her why she liked her brown skin so much. 'I was shocked by his words and I knew my grandchild was hurting.' This must-read book is an answer to his questions. The author, a history teacher, begins by saying all skin is good and it is healthy for you to like the skin you are in. Then she starts telling her grandchild about dark-skinned people in West Africa and the beautiful civi

Dec 10, 2016
Indianapolis Colts by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- Indianapolis Colts

This book explores the teams background and history, most memorablewins, star players, and important coaches. Readers will also learn when the NFL began and what conference and division the Colts play on. Fun facts, a full spread of team stats, and a timeline with photos complement the text. This book closes with a quiz to reinforce core concepts.

Dec 4, 2016
Inuit by Lajiness, Katie, author. Inuit

Dec 10, 2016
Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology by Byrd, Robert, author. Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology

"The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero's journey, from the Golden Fleece's origin story and Jason's childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and cap

Dec 10, 2016
Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports by Rutherford, Kristina, author. Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports

Level the Playing Field examines the root of these issues by taking readers through the history of womens pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through exciting interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford

Dec 4, 2016
Lizards by Stevens, Kathryn, 1954- author. Lizards

"An introduction for young readers on the basics of how to care for a pet lizard. Bright photos and clear, simple text lay the foundation for children to take greater responsibility and a more active role in their pets' lives. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fun-facts section, a list of needs and dangers to the pet, and sources for further research"--Publisher description.

Dec 5, 2016
Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur by Stille, Darlene R., author. Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur

"Describes the life and times of African American entrepreneur C.J. Walker"--

Dec 10, 2016
Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist by Dakers, Diane, author. Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist

Dec 4, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love electronics by Kopp, Megan, author. Maker projects for kids who love electronics

"This plugged-in title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. They will be able to create their project using everyday materials and easy-to-understand computer elements. Important electronic innovators and their creations are profiled to provide inspiration for young 'm

Dec 4, 2016

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