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Zimbabwe by Baughan, Michael Gray, 1973-

Zimbabwe

Introduces Zimbabwe, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Aug 27, 2016
Women in science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989- author.

Women in science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.

Aug 27, 2016
Willa - the Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer by Ehrlich, Amy, 1942- author.

Willa - the Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer

"A chapter book biography of Willa Cather, an American novelist"--

Aug 27, 2016
Who was Milton Bradley? by Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

Who was Milton Bradley?

"Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley. Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national se

Aug 27, 2016
Who is Hillary Clinton? by Alexander, Heather, 1967- author.

Who is Hillary Clinton?

Introduces the former first lady, senator and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for president.

Aug 27, 2016
What Milly Did - The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling by Moser, Elise/ Ritchie, Scot (ILT)

What Milly Did - The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling

Aug 27, 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"--

Aug 25, 2016
What is modernism? by Riggs, Kate, author.

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"--

Aug 27, 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"--

Aug 25, 2016
What is gothic art? by Riggs, Kate.

What is gothic art?

"With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Gothic art and is encouraged to identify emotions and consider the stories told"--

Aug 25, 2016
What is cubism? by Riggs, Kate.

What is cubism?

"With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Cubist art and is encouraged to identify shapes and consider points of view"--

Aug 25, 2016
What Degas saw by Friedman, Samantha, author.

What Degas saw

Aug 27, 2016
What could it be? - exploring the imaginative world of shapes by Fawcett, Sally, author.

What could it be? - exploring the imaginative world of shapes

This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility! Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary school-aged children organised into paired double-page spreads. The first spread in each pair introduces a basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle, etc.) and then opens the door for creative thinking by posing the question, 'What else could it

Aug 27, 2016
What a scientist sees by Rice, Dona, author.

What a scientist sees

"How does it work? What does it do? What happens if ...? Scientists ask many great questions. Many of these questions lead to more questions. Start by noticing the things around you, and let your curiosity take over!"--

Aug 27, 2016
Washington, DC, history for kids - the making of a capital city with 21 activities by Panchyk, Richard, author.

Washington, DC, history for kids - the making of a capital city with 21 activities

Aug 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2016
Tunisia by Block, Marta Segal.

Tunisia

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

Aug 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2016