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Look and see - a what's-not-the-same game by Kontzias, Bill.

Look and see - a what's-not-the-same game

An innovative interactive puzzle book. Eye-catching photographs of toys, trinkets, and more present spot-the-difference puzzles that support early learning skills.

May 29, 2015
Science experiments with food by Kuskowski, Alex.

Science experiments with food

Offers instructions for carrying out simple experiments at home that demonstrate scientific principles with food.

May 29, 2015
Little Red Riding Hood - 3 beloved tales by Gunderson, Jessica, author.

Little Red Riding Hood - 3 beloved tales

Retells the classic German version of the fairy tale of a girl and a wolf, along with similar tales from Italy and Taiwan.

May 29, 2015
Pocahontas by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

Pocahontas

A short biography on Pocahontas, the young American Indian girl who helped the earliest English settlers survive in their new land.

May 29, 2015
Rebel Wilson - from stand-up laughs to box-office smash by Schwartz, Heather E.

Rebel Wilson - from stand-up laughs to box-office smash

Profiles the life and career of actress/comedian Rebel Wilson.

May 29, 2015
Who was Winston Churchill? by Labrecque, Ellen, author.

Who was Winston Churchill?

Provides an introduction to the life of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II.

May 29, 2015
Thomas Jefferson by Ribke, Simone T.

Thomas Jefferson

May 29, 2015
The octopus scientist - exploring the mind of a mollusk by Montgomery, Sy, author.

The octopus scientist - exploring the mind of a mollusk

Looks at the work of renowned octopus scientist Jennifer Mather and a team of researchers on the island of Moorea, where they work to learn more about octopuses and their behavior.

May 29, 2015
Ruby Bridges by Ribke, Simone T.

Ruby Bridges

A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

May 29, 2015
Science experiments with liquid by Kuskowski, Alex.

Science experiments with liquid

Make science simple! This book features easy and fun Science Experiments with Liquid using household items. Young readers can assemble experiments at home from Floating on Liquid Rainbows to Cleaning up Copper. No laboratory needed! Each activity includes easy instructions with how-to photos, and short science explanations. Use fun to introduce math and science to kids. Super simple says it all. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super SandCastle is an imprint of

May 29, 2015
What was D-Day? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

What was D-Day?

"In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D-Day, as the invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart of the action and discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would

May 29, 2015
Sleep, bear! by Alinsky, Shelby, author.

Sleep, bear!

"Follow a bear cub and its family as they prepare to hibernate for the winter. Through engaging text features, such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups--helping them make connections between words and expanding their understanding of the world" --

May 29, 2015
Luna and me - the true story of a girl who lived in a tree to save a forest by Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue, author, illustrator.

Luna and me - the true story of a girl who lived in a tree to save a forest

"Social activism combines with environmentalism in this picture book bio of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the thousand-year-old redwood tree whose life she saved"--

May 29, 2015
Tooling around - crafty creatures and the tools they use by Jackson, Ellen, 1943- author.

Tooling around - crafty creatures and the tools they use

Presents rhyming text with realistic nature artwork in an introduction to animals and the surprising tools used, from a dolphin that protects its nose with a sponge to a deer that bedecks its antlers with mud and grass.

May 29, 2015
Tangles, growth spurts, and being you - questions and answers about growing up by Loewen, Nancy, 1964-

Tangles, growth spurts, and being you - questions and answers about growing up

"Provides tween-girl-specific information about growing up in a question-answer format"--

May 29, 2015
Who was Jacques Cousteau? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Who was Jacques Cousteau?

Examines the life and accomplishments of the oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, describing his work studying and filming the undersea world.

May 29, 2015
Skateboarding skills - [everything a new rider needs to know] by Stutt, Ryan, author.

Skateboarding skills - [everything a new rider needs to know]

From selecting the right board, to learning which way to stand, to landing a kick flip, Skateboarding Skills provides critical instruction for young riders of all experience levels. New riders will learn essential skills to advance their riding ability while experienced riders will learn new tricks to add to their repertoire. Ryan Stutt shows riders the fundamental techniques that will lead them to success as they practice skateboarding's most important and widely used flips, grinds and slides.

May 29, 2015
Woodpecker wham! by Sayre, April Pulley, author.

Woodpecker wham!

"Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woodpeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages--perhaps some that live near you!"--

May 29, 2015
Pillbugs by Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975-

Pillbugs

Learn about the life cycle of the pillbug.

May 29, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex by Carr, Aaron, author.

Tyrannosaurus rex

Learn about Tyrannosaurus Rex.

May 29, 2015