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Hot pink - the life & fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli by Rubin, Susan Goldman.

Hot pink - the life & fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

Presents the life and accomplishments of the fashion designer, from her early life of poverty, to her successes in the Paris fashion world, her collaboration with well-known artists of her day, and the influence of her innovative designs on later fashion.

Feb 4, 2016
Experiments with light by Thomas, Isabel, 1979- author.

Experiments with light

"Explore the world of light with engaging text, real life examples and fun step-by-step experiments. This book brings the science of light to life, explaining the concepts then getting kids to be hands-on scientists!"--

Feb 4, 2016
Drew Brees by Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.

Drew Brees

Feb 4, 2016
Traveling butterflies by Shingū, Susumu, 1937- author, illustrator.

Traveling butterflies

Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature's great mysteries. How do monarchs manage to fly some 2,500 miles from Canada and the northern United States south to Mexico? How do they trace a route they've never flown and reach the same destination their ancestors once found? Traveling Butterflies indulges the awe these creatures inspire by taking a poetic, meditative look at the monarch's life cycle. In a lyrical voice that seamlessly blends fact and storytelling, the book zooms in to show a mon

Feb 4, 2016
W is for Webster - Noah Webster and his American dictionary by Fern, Tracey E., author.

W is for Webster - Noah Webster and his American dictionary

"A picture book biography of Noah Webster"--

Feb 4, 2016
Ms. Spell by Long, Ethan.

Ms. Spell

Mrs Spell gives a fun-filled lesson in spelling, pointing out some common mistakes and confusions and giving tips for remembering how to spell certain words.

Feb 4, 2016
Moon bears by Newman, Mark, 1946-

Moon bears

With their big round ears, moon-shaped crescents, and irresistible personalities, there is plenty to love about moon bears. Full of fascinating facts, this book is brought to life with stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mark Newman.

Feb 4, 2016
Ancient Egypt by Jennings, Ken, 1974-

Ancient Egypt

Feb 4, 2016
All about the Philippines - stories, songs, crafts and games for kids by Jimenez, Gidget, 1964- author.

All about the Philippines - stories, songs, crafts and games for kids

Let 'All About the Philippines' take you on an awesome journey to the lively and colourful country of Mary, Jaime and Ari - first cousins who look completely different from one another but are the best of friends. They'll introduce you to their homes, their schools, their families, favourite places to visit, holidays and more. They'll show you how kids there - just like kids in so many other parts of the world - come from many cultures and have their own traditions, languages and beliefs . . . a

Feb 4, 2016
Book by Agard, John, 1949- author.

Book

Books contain countless tales but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book.

Feb 4, 2016
The closer- young readers edition by Rivera, Mariano, 1969-

The closer- young readers edition

"Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just

Feb 4, 2016
Swashbuckling scoundrels - pirates in fact and fiction by Kaplan, Arie.

Swashbuckling scoundrels - pirates in fact and fiction

"You might be a fan of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But did you know that real-life pirates were even more daring and charismatic? For example, Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, reportedly kept a lit fuse under his hat, creating a frightening haze of smoke around his head. William Fly, convicted of piracy in 1726, had to show his executioner how to tie the noose that went around his neck at the gallows. Pirates are outlaws who commit crimes at sea. Throughout hist

Feb 6, 2016
Tornadoes by Hansen, Grace, author.

Tornadoes

Feb 6, 2016
You rule! - create your own country by Forbes, Scott, author.

You rule! - create your own country

Tired of following other people's rules? Think you can do better? Now's your chance! This innovative and fun new title from Lonely Planet Kids shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You'll get to create, organise, govern and judge. You can be king, queen, big chief, emperor, president or dictator. Includes fun projects to complete, bold full-colour illustrations and fascinating f

Feb 6, 2016
World War II - why they fought by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

World War II - why they fought

Feb 6, 2016
Where did my clothes come from? by Butterworth, Christine, author.

Where did my clothes come from?

Easy-to-read text, accompanied by full-color illustrations, introduces young readers to the processes involved in producing the materials used in clothing and turning them into such garments as cotton jeans, a silk dress, and rubber boots.

Feb 6, 2016
Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale by Morgunova, Anna, illustrator.

Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale

A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.

Feb 6, 2016
World War I heroes by Zullo, Allan, author.

World War I heroes

Documents the stories of ten real-life war heroes who served in World War I, including a Navy lieutenant who was captured deep in German territory and engineered a daring escape.

Feb 6, 2016
Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures by Zullo, Allan, author.

Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures

Ten true stories of real-life survivors of attacks by some of the animal kingdom's scariest predators!

Feb 6, 2016
Sewing stories - Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist by Herkert, Barbara, author.

Sewing stories - Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist

"Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now

Feb 6, 2016