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Sea otters. by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

Sea otters.

Introduces sea otters to young readers, describing their physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.

Jul 19, 2016
Coyote moon by Gianferrari, Maria, author.

Coyote moon

"A nonfiction picture book about coyotes hunting in suburban neighborhoods at night."--

Jul 19, 2016
Plants can't sit still by Hirsch, Rebecca E, author.

Plants can't sit still

Describes some ways in which plants can move, from sunflowers turning towards sunlight and vines creeping up a fence to tulips folding in at night and maple seeds whirling like helicopters in the wind.

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 19, 2016
Aliens from Earth - when animals and plants invade other ecosystems by Batten, Mary, author.

Aliens from Earth - when animals and plants invade other ecosystems

Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well as the consequences of these invasions for other animals, plants, and humans.

Jul 19, 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 oldest and the newest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The oldest and the newest

"Learn all about the oldest and newest places on Earth and find out how the world has changed over time."--

Jul 20, 2016
Nutrition basics by Reinke, Beth Bence, author.

Nutrition basics

Explains the basic principles of nutrition, from vitamins and minerals to portions and content.

Jul 20, 2016
Is the Bermuda Triangle real? by Lassieur, Allison.

Is the Bermuda Triangle real?

"Presents stories of planes and ships that have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, examining the evidence of various explanations, ultimately stating that the disappearances remain a mystery"--

Jul 20, 2016
Investigating the water cycle by Ransom, Candice F., 1952-

Investigating the water cycle

Presents information about water, its three states of solid, liquid, or gas, the dependence of the water cycle on gravity and the sun's energy, and the different forms that water takes around the world.

Jul 20, 2016
It's a good thing there are bats by Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.

It's a good thing there are bats

"Introduces the reader to bats and explains the roles they play in the environment."--

Jul 20, 2016
It's a good thing there are bees by Herrington, Lisa M, author.

It's a good thing there are bees

"Introduces the reader to bees and explains the roles they play in the environment."--

Jul 20, 2016
It's a good thing there are earthworms by Shepherd, Jodie, author.

It's a good thing there are earthworms

"Introduces the reader to earthworms and explains the roles they play in the environment."--

Jul 20, 2016
South American cloud forest by Franchino, Vicky, author.

South American cloud forest

"Explore the cloud forests of South America and learn all about what it's like to live in this biome, from what kinds of plants and animals are found there to what kinds of weather it receives."--

Jul 20, 2016
The science of a sinkhole by Koontz, Robin Michal, author.

The science of a sinkhole

Provides information on sinkholes, including how they form, natural and human causes, and how to predict and prevent them.

Jul 20, 2016
Saved by the boats - the heroic sea evacuation of September 11 by Gassman, Julie, author.

Saved by the boats - the heroic sea evacuation of September 11

"Presents the heroic sea evacuation of September 11, 2001 with narrative text and vivid illustrations"--

Jul 20, 2016
Extreme tightrope by Loh-Hagan, Virginia.

Extreme tightrope

Introduces the daring sport of extreme tightrope walking, including information on equipment, skills, dangers, and famous tightrope walkers.

Jul 20, 2016
Enormous ears and soft brown hair by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

Enormous ears and soft brown hair

Provides information on what life is like for a moose calf, including where he lives, what he eats, and how his body changes as he gets older.

Jul 20, 2016
Energy from water - hydroelectric, tidal, and wave power by Dickmann, Nancy, author.

Energy from water - hydroelectric, tidal, and wave power

"For centuries, falling water has been used in parts of the world to create energy to run grinding stones at mills and irrigation systems for crops. This interesting book shows how the use of this "clean" form of energy, called hydroelectricity, is beingexpanded to help us build a more sustainable future. Discover how other forms of water-based energy, such as energy from ocean waves and tides, are being harnessed and used to help create electricity to power our homes, offices, and factories."--

Jul 20, 2016
Energy from nuclear fission - splitting the atom by Dickmann, Nancy, author.

Energy from nuclear fission - splitting the atom

"Earth has a limited supply of fossil fuels, and in the near future this supply will come to an end. However, more people live on the planet than ever in its history--and they all need energy. One of the ways in which we can meet this increasing demand for energy is through nuclear power. Nuclear power stations do not drain our planet of its resources, and they can supply a seemingly limitless source of energy. Discover more about nuclear energy, how it is created and harnessed, and the controve

Jul 20, 2016