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The queen's shadow - a story about how animals see by Young, Cybèle, 1972- author.

The queen's shadow - a story about how animals see

Uses the story of someone stealing a Queen's shadow at a ball to illustrate the different types of vision that various animals have, including chameleons, sharks, lancehead snakes, dragonflies, pigeons, and sea urchins.

Apr 18, 2015
The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - leading from the bully pulpit by Berne, Emma Carlson.

The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - leading from the bully pulpit

"The charming and charismatic Theodore Roosevelt left a legacy that is still strong today. When Americans enjoy the country's many national parks, eat safe meat, or successfully transact business with a company of their choice, they have the progressive President Roosevelt to thank. Fiercely determined to protect the public good, the energetic Roosevelt worked tirelessly on behalf of his fellow citizens."--Publisher.

Apr 18, 2015
The presidency of George Washington - inspiring a young nation by Smith-Llera, Danielle, 1971-

The presidency of George Washington - inspiring a young nation

"George Washington knew he was setting an example in everything he did. The first American president had been a heroic military commander during the Revolutionary War, leading his forces to victory. As president he would guide the citizens of a new republic with a strong central government. No more would each state make its own decisions. Instead, they would band together, with the beloved Washington leading the way. It was up to him not to abuse the power of his mighty position."--Publisher.

Apr 18, 2015
The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - confronting the Great Depression and World War II by Nardo, Don, 1947-

The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - confronting the Great Depression and World War II

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt the longest serving president in U.S. history successfully guided Americans through two of the worst crises ever. He succeeded where others had failed in pulling the country back from the brink of collapse during the Great Depression. He lifted Americans spirits and turned them away from fear and defeatism. Then came the horrors and devastation of World War II. The brilliant and courageous Roosevelt proved to be an outstanding commander in chief, leading the world to v

Apr 18, 2015
The nitrogen cycle by Dakers, Diane, author.

The nitrogen cycle

"Nitrogen is a common element found as a gas in the air we breathe as well as in other forms in water and soil. Nitrogen is essential for all life on Earth. This informative book explains how the Earth's supply of nitrogen moves in different forms in a cycle from the air to the soil to living things. Highly readable text and supportive images help explain such processes as fixation, nitrification, and dentrification, as well as the important role of bacteria in the nitrogen cycle. Feature boxes

Apr 18, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Gregory, Joy (Joy Marie)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City possesses the largest collection of art in the United States. Founded in 1870 and inspired by European museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues to provide education and culture to the American people. Discover more about this incredible museum and its collections.

Apr 18, 2015
The March on Washington - a primary source exploration of the pivotal protest by Schwartz, Heather E.

The March on Washington - a primary source exploration of the pivotal protest

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the March on Washington during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

Apr 18, 2015
The maker cookbook - recipes for children's and 'tween library programs by Wall, Cindy R.

The maker cookbook - recipes for children's and 'tween library programs

Apr 18, 2015
The Louvre by Howse, Jennifer.

The Louvre

Apr 18, 2015
The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration by Krumm, Brian.

The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Little Rock Nine during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

Apr 18, 2015
The life of a medieval knight by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The life of a medieval knight

Describes the life of medieval knights, including information on their equipment and armor, battle tactics, methods of training, and social customs.

Apr 18, 2015
The legend of the beaver's tail by Shaw, Stephanie, author.

The legend of the beaver's tail

Apr 18, 2015
The Korean War - showdown with China by George, Enzo.

The Korean War - showdown with China

Introduces the Korean war through first-hand accounts, discussing the initial causes of the conflict, daily lives of Communist and American soldiers, battle tactics, and reactions to the war at home.

Apr 15, 2015
The kids' guide to sports design and engineering by Adamson, Thomas K., 1970-

The kids' guide to sports design and engineering

Explores how sports have evolved due to advancements in design and engineering, including playing fields, balls, sports shoes, and sports clothing.

Apr 18, 2015
The history of gospel music by Woog, Adam, 1953- author.

The history of gospel music

Apr 18, 2015
The high score and lowdown on video games! by Krensky, Stephen.

The high score and lowdown on video games!

An introduction to the history of video games profiles such classics as Pong and Pac-Man while illuminating the technologies that inspired the games of today.

Apr 18, 2015
The grasshopper & the ants by Pinkney, Jerry, author, illustrator.

The grasshopper & the ants

In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.

Apr 18, 2015
The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy by Micklos, John, author.

The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy

"Explains the Challenger Explosion, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Apr 18, 2015
The carbon cycle by Dakers, Diane, author.

The carbon cycle

"Readers will discover that the natural element carbon is found in all living things, including people. This fascinating book explains how the Earth's supply of carbon moves among Earth's oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and geosphere in a process called the carbon cycle. Accessible text and detailed images help explain such processes as photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition. Feature boxes highlight examples of the ways in which human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, releases too m

Apr 18, 2015
The book of languages - talk your way around the world by Webb, Mick, author.

The book of languages - talk your way around the world

Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey. Find out where languages come from and where they are spoken. From Arabic to Zulu, Morse code to whale song, this book is packed with language facts and phrases to help you communicate all around the world. It includes: basic vocabulary and short dialogues to practise, maps and flags to show where languag

Apr 18, 2015