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Colors of the Wind - The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza by Powers, J. L./ Mendoza, George (ART)/ Morgan-Sanders, Hayley (ILT)

Colors of the Wind - The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza

Dec 28, 2014
Coding for kids for dummies by McCue, Camille, author.

Coding for kids for dummies

An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids. Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own

Dec 28, 2014
Behind the scenes at an animated TV show by Paddington, Whit, author.

Behind the scenes at an animated TV show

"Are you interested in what happens behind the scenes at an animated TV show? Take this VIP tour and learn all about how animated TV shows are made."--Back cover.

Dec 28, 2014
When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.

When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival

Blends stories of surivival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.

Dec 28, 2014
Wetlands inside out by Bow, James.

Wetlands inside out

Swamps, bogs, marshes, and estuaries--wetlands come in a variety of forms and are vital for many organisms around the world. From herons and algae to alligators and jaguars, find out what lives in the wetlands. Learn how these wetlands organisms operate in their delicate ecosystems. Discover, too, where in the world wetlands are found and what you can do to help protect these rich, diverse lands.

Dec 28, 2014
Weird birds by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Weird birds

Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function-- in evolution or every day. This colorful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail and informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures.

Dec 28, 2014
Thomas Paine - crusader for liberty - how one man's ideas helped form a new nation by Marrin, Albert.

Thomas Paine - crusader for liberty - how one man's ideas helped form a new nation

A portrait of the influential intellectual behind such books as "The Age of Reason" discusses his limited formal education, fervent support of American independence, and life-risking advocacy of history-shaping ideas.

Dec 28, 2014
Spain by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

Spain

Introduces Spain, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, agriculture, sports, and leisure activities.

Dec 28, 2014
Searching for Great white sharks - a shark diver's quest for Mr. Big by Cerullo, Mary M., author.

Searching for Great white sharks - a shark diver's quest for Mr. Big

"Provides information on great white sharks and shares a shark diver's experiences searching for and photographing them"--

Dec 28, 2014
Sadie - the dog who finds the evidence by Feldman, Thea.

Sadie - the dog who finds the evidence

"Meet Sadie, a real dog who works with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, in this inspiring, Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards[trademark symbol]! Meet Sadie. Sadie has an important job as an Arson Dog with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Because her sense of smell is 100 times stronger than a human's, she helps firefighters and police officers find the causes of fires. That makes her a hero to many people. When

Dec 28, 2014
The Robot book - build and control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys by Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.

The Robot book - build and control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys

"The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials."--

Dec 28, 2014
Who was Isaac Newton? by Pascal, Janet B, author.

Who was Isaac Newton?

Highlights the life and career of the genius physicist, discussing his childhood years, his time at Cambridge, and his landmark book, known as the "Principia."

Dec 28, 2014
Who was Genghis Khan? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Who was Genghis Khan?

Describes the life and accomplishments of the Mongol ruler, from his childhood on the Asian steppes to his military conquests.

Dec 28, 2014
Who was Gandhi? by Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-

Who was Gandhi?

Details the life and accomplishments of the Indian nationalist, statesman, and symbol of peace.

Dec 28, 2014
Who was Clara Barton? by Spinner, Stephanie, author.

Who was Clara Barton?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, a teacher who organized efforts to bring nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and who went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross.

Dec 28, 2014
Who was Alfred Hitchcock? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who was Alfred Hitchcock?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the British filmmaker known for his distinctive style of directing and his films that featured suspenseful and surprising plots.

Dec 28, 2014
Who is Muhammad Ali? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who is Muhammad Ali?

Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Dec 28, 2014
What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? by St. George, Judith, 1931-

What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

Presents an account of the two-and-a-half-year expedition that yielded vast knowledge of the West, geographically and scientifically.

Dec 28, 2014
Way Down Below Deep by Day, Nancy Raines/ Sheldon, David (ILT)

Way Down Below Deep

Dec 28, 2014
True or false? by Mills, Andrea, author.

True or false?

An encyclopedic compendium of facts, images, and infographics brings familiar topics to life and helps readers discover fun-filled trivia and statistics in a range of subjects, from science and history to culture and the natural world.

Dec 28, 2014