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Zombies - the truth behind history's terrifying flesh-eaters by Goldsworthy, Steve, author.

Zombies - the truth behind history's terrifying flesh-eaters

"Describes ancient history, medieval lore, and modern portrayals of zombies in today's popular culture"--

Jul 1, 2016
Your guide to the periodic table by Arbuthnott, Gill, author.

Your guide to the periodic table

"Your Guide to the Periodic Table is an easy-to-follow introduction to the elements that make up the periodic table of elements. Each element is linked to a science story or fascinating fact, from what makes sulphur smelly to what makes hydrogen explode,and everything in between. Packed with illustrations and explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative look at the periodic table ever!--

Jul 1, 2016
Your guide to life on Earth by Arbuthnott, Gill, author.

Your guide to life on Earth

"What exactly is a living thing? What is it made of? Your Guide to Life on Earth starts with the very basics of life and provides bite-sized chunks of information to explain in an easy-to-understand way the science behind the mystery of life on Earth. Fantastic illustrations highlight the amazing facts of life as we know it, from bacteria to blue whales, from slime molds to sequoias, and everything in between."--

Jul 1, 2016
Writing and staging funny plays by Guillain, Charlotte, author.

Writing and staging funny plays

Presents instructions for writing and staging comedic plays.

Jul 1, 2016
William Shakespeare by Johnson, Robin (Robin R.), author.

William Shakespeare

Presents the life and career of the famous bard, covering his plays and lasting legacy.

Jul 1, 2016
Wild baby animals by Lock, Deborah, author.

Wild baby animals

Presents facts about such baby animals as fox cubs, deer fawns, otter pups, giraffe calves, and ostrich chicks.

Jul 1, 2016
Wild Animals of the North by Braun, Dieter

Wild Animals of the North

Jul 1, 2016
Why is seawater salty? by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

Why is seawater salty?

"So what makes seawater taste salty? Readers will discover how tiny particles of salt from rocks on land are carried into Earth's oceans by rivers, and washed into the sea by ocean waves."--

Jul 1, 2016
Who was Jules Verne? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who was Jules Verne?

"Meet the father of science fiction, Jule Verne. Born in France in 1828, Jules Verne always dreamed of adventure. At age 11, he snuck onboard a ship headed for the Indies only to be discovered by his father and have his dreams dashed. After his father made him swear to only travel "in his imagination," Verne kept his promise for the rest of his life. He began writing adventure stories as a young man and became a popular writer throughout France. Known for mixing scientific discovery and literatu

Jul 1, 2016
Who was Alexander the Great? by Waterfield, Kathryn, author.

Who was Alexander the Great?

"Alexander the Great conquers the New York Times best-selling Who Was...? series! When Alexander was a boy in ancient Macedon, he already had grand ambitions. He complained that his father, the great king of Macedon, wasn't leaving anything for him to conquer! This, of course, was not the case. King Alexander went on to control most of the known world of the time. His victories won him many supporters, but they also earned him enemies. This easy-to-read biography offers a fascinating look at the

Jul 1, 2016
Where is the Amazon? by Fabiny, Sarah, author.

Where is the Amazon?

Jul 1, 2016
Where is Alcatraz? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Where is Alcatraz?

Jul 1, 2016
When my worries get too big! - a relaxation book for children who live with anxiety by Buron, Kari Dunn, author, illustrator.

When my worries get too big! - a relaxation book for children who live with anxiety

An illustrated children's book with tips on how to recognize and cope with anxiety. Expanded 2nd ed. includes teaching ideas for parents and educators and other professionals.--Publisher.

Jul 1, 2016
What were the Twin Towers? by O'Connor, Jim, author.

What were the Twin Towers?

"Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers--also known as the World Trade Center--and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September

Jul 1, 2016
What makes your body work? by Arbuthnott, Gill, author.

What makes your body work?

"What Makes Your Body Work? explains the inner workings of some of the body's major organs and systems. Readers can perform fun easy experiments that will help them measure their own lung volume or understand why the brain can decipher ltteers in the wrnog oredr in a wrod. Entertaining illustrations and explanatory diagrams give details that help reveal what really makes the body work."--

Jul 1, 2016
What is the Declaration of Independence? by Harris, Michael C., 1978- author.

What is the Declaration of Independence?

"Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free! On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country's ties with Britain and announce a new nation--The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that

Jul 1, 2016
What is Romanticism? by Riggs, Kate.

What is Romanticism?

"With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Romantic art and is encouraged to identify feelings and consider dreamlike subjects"--

Jul 1, 2016
What is Realism? by Riggs, Kate.

What is Realism?

"With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Realist art and is encouraged to identify actions and consider everyday events"--

Jul 1, 2016
What is Modernism? by Riggs, Kate.

What is Modernism?

"With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Modern art and is encouraged to identify images and consider different meanings"--

Jul 1, 2016
What is Impressionism? by Riggs, Kate.

What is Impressionism?

"With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Impressionist art and is encouraged to identify light and shadow and consider feelings evoked"--

Jul 1, 2016