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The mermaid's gift by McAdam, Claudia Cangilla, author.

The mermaid's gift

"Young Gianni fishes in the lagoon of Burano, Italy, to feed the starving people of the island. When a storm dumps him from his boat, a mermaid whips the water into a length of elegant lace and saves him. His fiance´e Nicoletta duplicates the lace pattern and sells it. The lace becomes the island's new industry"--

Jul 19, 2016
The mermaid's gift by McAdam, Claudia Cangilla, author.

The mermaid's gift

"Young Gianni fishes in the lagoon of Burano, Italy, to feed the starving people of the island. When a storm dumps him from his boat, a mermaid whips the water into a length of elegant lace and saves him. His fiance´e Nicoletta duplicates the lace pattern and sells it. The lace becomes the island's new industry"--

Jul 24, 2016
The lion and the unicorn and other hairy tales by Ray, Jane, 1960- author, illustrator.

The lion and the unicorn and other hairy tales

Shares stories from around the world about different animals, including "The Heavenly Elephant," "The Lion and the Unicorn," and "How the Rhinoceros Got his Skin."

Jul 24, 2016
The hottest and the coldest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The hottest and the coldest

"Learn all about the hottest and coldest places on Earth and find out what it takes for life to survive in these extreme locations"--

Jul 24, 2016
The Holocaust by Peppas, Lynn.

The Holocaust

"The Holocaust was the deliberate extermination of Jews and other people deemed undesirable by Germany's Nazi party during World War II. This thoughtful book examines evidence from the early 1900s of racism, intolerance, and nationalism in Germany that historians believe led up to this genocide and ethnic cleansing. Readers will learn how prejudice and circumstances at the time of an event can influence people's interpretation of evidence and how that perspective can change over time. They will

Jul 24, 2016
The highest and the lowest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The highest and the lowest

"Learn all about the highest and lowest places on Earth and find out what it takes for life to survive in these extreme locations."--

Jul 24, 2016
The great leopard rescue - saving the Amur leopards by Markle, Sandra, author.

The great leopard rescue - saving the Amur leopards

"Amur leopards are the rarest big cats in the world. But thanks to scientists' new, innovative efforts to study them and breed a reserve population, these majestic cats have a chance to come back."--

Jul 19, 2016
The great leopard rescue - saving the Amur leopards by Markle, Sandra, author.

The great leopard rescue - saving the Amur leopards

"Amur leopards are the rarest big cats in the world. But thanks to scientists' new, innovative efforts to study them and breed a reserve population, these majestic cats have a chance to come back."--

Jul 24, 2016
The golden age of pirates - an interactive history adventure by Temple, Bob.

The golden age of pirates - an interactive history adventure

"Describes the people and events of the Golden Age of Piracy. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a pirate, a navy sailor, and a merchant ship crewmember"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 24, 2016
The alligator's smile and other poems by Yolen, Jane, author.

The alligator's smile and other poems

A collection of poems on alligators explores how they hunt, keep warm, and care for their young.

Jul 24, 2016
The alligator's smile and other poems / And Other Poems by Yolen, Jane, author.

The alligator's smile and other poems / And Other Poems

A collection of poems on alligators explores how they hunt, keep warm, and care for their young.

Jul 19, 2016
The 101 coolest simple science experiments / Awesome Things to Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults by Miller, Rachel/ Homer, Holly/ Harrington, Jamie

The 101 coolest simple science experiments / Awesome Things to Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults

Provides instructions for simple experiments, both indoors and outdoors, using readily available materials, that demonstate scientific facts about the natural world, the human body, and the basic laws of physics.

Jul 24, 2016
Tanks at war by Peppas, Lynn, author.

Tanks at war

Looks at the history of tanks used in the military, ranging from the very first combat tanks of World War I, to some of the most modern designs in use today.

Jul 20, 2016
Tanks at war by Peppas, Lynn, author.

Tanks at war

Jul 24, 2016
Surviving middle school - navigating the halls, riding the social roller coaster, and unmasking the real you by Reynolds, Luke, 1980- author.

Surviving middle school - navigating the halls, riding the social roller coaster, and unmasking the real you

Introduces Luke Reynolds, who has the insider facts on the most proficient method to make companions, deal with bullies, and have a magnificent time in the middle school.

Jul 24, 2016
Super simple hanging gardens - a kid's guide to gardening by Kuskowski, Alex.

Super simple hanging gardens - a kid's guide to gardening

Presents information about growing plants in hanging containers, discussing safety precautions and how to choose the right tools, soil, plants, and containers, with instructions for making containers, including one for upside-down plants.

Jul 24, 2016
Super powers in nature by Larson, Kirsten W., author.

Super powers in nature

"This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals with amazing speed, strength, and senses. Explains how these adaptations benefit them as defenses against predators or as ways to find and capture prey"--

Jul 24, 2016
Super gear - nanotechnology and sports team up by Swanson, Jennifer, author.

Super gear - nanotechnology and sports team up

Provides a look at sports and nanotechnology, and discusses how this science, which manipulates objects at the atomic level, is being used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and other sporting equipment.

Jul 24, 2016
Stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way by Gifford, Clive, author.

Stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way

"Learn all about the sparkling world of stars from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. This fun book describes our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way."--

Jul 24, 2016
Stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way by Gifford, Clive, author.

Stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way

"Learn all about the sparkling world of stars from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. This fun book describes our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvelat the Milky Way."--

Jul 21, 2016