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Rocks & minerals - crystals, erosion, geology, fossils - with 19 easy-to-do experiments and 400 exciting pictures by Challoner, Jack, author. Rocks & minerals - crystals, erosion, geology, fossils - with 19 easy-to-do experiments and 400 exciting pictures

This title comes with 19 easy-to-do experiments and 400 exciting pictures. It is an exploration of gems, crystals, fossils and stones for the young geologist. It features exciting experiments that you can do at home explain the science of the Earth - cook up some edible toffee rocks, pan for 'gold', and make a fossil imprint. It features 400 specialist photographs and detailed illustrations of rocks, minerals and the land they have shaped. It includes expert tips on starting your very own rock c

Jan 12, 2017
Robotics engineering and our automated world by Sjonger, Rebecca, author. Robotics engineering and our automated world

"Robots are machines that follow a decision-making process when performing tasks. They are playing an increasing role in manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, mining, and aerospace, as well as in our everyday lives. Readers will learn how robotics engineers find new ways for robots to do work that would be dangerous, time-consuming, dull, or impossible for humans to perform. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering design process,

Jan 13, 2017
Rivers of sunlight - how the sun cycles water around the earth by Bang, Molly, author. Rivers of sunlight - how the sun cycles water around the earth

"The sun explains its role in the movement of water around the Earth, from the lifting of fresh water from the seas, to the movement of underwater currents that nourish the world's oceans. The sun has a hand in moving rivers of water in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states all around the Earth, enabling life to exist on our planet. But human beings are interfering in this natural cycle, unbalancing the amount of fresh water available."--

Jan 12, 2017
Rev up your writing in opinion pieces by Simons, Lisa M. B., 1969- author. Rev up your writing in opinion pieces

A guide to teaching elementary-level students to write an opinion piece.

Jan 12, 2017
Rev up your writing in nonfiction narratives by Garstecki, Julia, author. Rev up your writing in nonfiction narratives

Jan 12, 2017
Rev up your writing in fictional stories by Pearson, Yvonne, author. Rev up your writing in fictional stories

"Presents an overview of fictional stories, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas. Original examples illustrate how the writing genre works, and tips are provided to encourage young writers' creativity. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, and introductions to both the author and illustrator" --

Jan 12, 2017
Rally car racing by Bowman, Chris, 1990- Rally car racing

"Engaging images accompany information about rally car racing. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--

Jan 13, 2017
Pueblo by Lajiness, Katie, author. Pueblo

Jan 13, 2017
Pope Francis by Morreale, Marie, author. Pope Francis

Describes the life and achievements of Pope Francis, born Jorge Bergoglia in Argentina, now the first Latin American pope.

Jan 13, 2017
Polar bear babies by Ring, Susan, author. Polar bear babies

Repetitive, rhythmic text and sweet, accessible artwork introduce polar bears to young readers and explain how cubs practice their fishing, swimming and running skills to survive in their Arctic environment.

Jan 13, 2017
Planting by Pettiford, Rebecca, author. Planting

Readers learn how to begin a garden, including how to choose their plants, prepare the soil, and start their crop.

Jan 12, 2017
Pirates by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR) Pirates

Jan 13, 2017
Pararescue jumpers by Slater, Lee, 1969- author. Pararescue jumpers

Examines the history, duties, accomplishments, and gear of the U.S. Air Force's pararescue jumpers.

Jan 13, 2017
Our very own dog by McCardie, Amanda, author. Our very own dog

Sophie is a boisterous and lovable Jack Russell, brought home from a rescue centre. The book follows her delightful adventures: join Sophie and her new family as she learns how to respond how to orders such as "sit" and "stay", is taken for walks in the park where she encounters other dogs and accidentally wins a dog show! The smaller caption text gives readers information about feeding and grooming your dog, different dog breeds, communication and training, and how dogs respond to human voices.

Jan 12, 2017
Our country's presidents - a complete encyclopedia of the U.S. presidency by Bausum, Ann, author. Our country's presidents - a complete encyclopedia of the U.S. presidency

National Geographic presents the 43 individuals who have led the U.S., plus America's newest commander-in-chief, in this up-to-date, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated family, school, and library reference. It features comprehensive profiles of the 43 former presidents along with timelines and descriptions of crucial events during their terms. Information about the 2016 president-elect is also included. Thematic spreads cover a variety of topics from the history of voting rights to writing

Jan 12, 2017
One minute till bedtime - 60-second poems to send you off to sleep by One minute till bedtime - 60-second poems to send you off to sleep

Book of bedtime poetry.

Jan 13, 2017
One last word - wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Grimes, Nikki, author. One last word - wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's m

Jan 13, 2017
One last word - wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Grimes, Nikki, author. One last word - wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's m

Jan 14, 2017
On our way to Oyster Bay - Mother Jones and her march for children's rights by Kulling, Monica, author. On our way to Oyster Bay - Mother Jones and her march for children's rights

Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead. So when the millworkers decide to go on strike, the two friends join the picket line. Maybe now life will change for them. But when a famous labor reformer named Mother Jones comes to hear of the millworkers demands, she tells them they need to do more than just strike. Troubled by all she had seen, Mother Jon

Jan 12, 2017
Olympians vs. Titans - an interactive mytholoical adventure by Gunderson, Jessica, author. Olympians vs. Titans - an interactive mytholoical adventure

"Takes readers on a self-guided tour of the mythical war between the Olympian and Titan gods with each choice affecting the outcome of the story"--

Jan 13, 2017

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