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Big book of why - crazy, cool, & outrageous by Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.

Big book of why - crazy, cool, & outrageous

Packed with hundreds of new brain busting questions with easy to understand answers that made the first Big Book of Why a best seller. The book is divided by subject area, humans, animals, environment/nature, technology and space, and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why.

Jul 28, 2014
About parrots - a guide for children by Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.

About parrots - a guide for children

Presents an introduction to parrots, describing their different types, what they eat, where they live, and how they protect themselves from predators.

Jul 28, 2014
An ABC of what art can be by McArthur, Meher.

An ABC of what art can be

Rhyming text introduces 26 artistic concepts, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Jul 28, 2014
Buried sunlight - how fossil fuels have changed the Earth by Bang, Molly, author.

Buried sunlight - how fossil fuels have changed the Earth

"It's time to learn about the role of carbon and fossil fuels on planet Earth! As much as our news is packed with articles about the importance of fossil fuels to the world economy and the global warming caused by increased carbon emissions, few people understand what is happening. Now Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of the manufacturing, transportation, and energy use in our world. Here is a stunnin

Jul 28, 2014
Cat whys by Prap, Lila.

Cat whys

Humorous answers to questions about cats plus factual information about cat behavior.

Jul 28, 2014
Building a car by Hammelef, Danielle S., author.

Building a car

"Describes the process of building a car"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 28, 2014
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Tournemille, Harry, author.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

"This insightful title provides an overview of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other emotional and behavioral disorders, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Symptoms, causes, and treatment options and management are discussed"--

Jul 28, 2014
Armored dinosaurs! - the Ornithischians. by

Armored dinosaurs!  - the Ornithischians.

"An introduction to armored and duckbilled dinosaurs, plant-eating dinosaurs that belong to the group called ornithischians, one of the two major groups of dinosaurs. Features include an original drawing of each dinosaur, fun facts, a glossary, and a list of additional resources"--

Jul 28, 2014
The beavers' busy year by Holland, Mary, 1946- author.

The beavers' busy year

"Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland's vibrant photographs document the beavers' activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again"--

Jul 28, 2014
The big book of superheroes by King, Bart, 1962-

The big book of superheroes

As a child, Bart King discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is one of the world's most in-demand superhero experts. So if you're wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero--of course you do! All you need is a burning desire to fight evildoers.

Jul 28, 2014
The book of North American owls by Sattler, Helen Roney.

The book of North American owls

Provides general information on the behavior of owls and specific information about the physical characteristics and behavior of the twenty-one North American species.

Jul 28, 2014
Animal babies. by

Animal babies.

"Introduction to animal babies using simple text, illustrations, and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 28, 2014
Anna & Solomon by Snyder, Elaine, author.

Anna & Solomon

Based on the story of the author's grandparents' migration to the United States from late-nineteenth-century Russia, shares how Solomon moved to the U.S. first, where he worked to save money for Anna to join him.

Jul 28, 2014
Building the Titanic - The Making of a Doomed Ship by McCollum, Sean

Building the Titanic - The Making of a Doomed Ship

Jul 28, 2014
Armond goes to a party - a book about Asperger's and friendship by Carlson, Nancy L, author, illustrator.

Armond goes to a party - a book about Asperger's and friendship

"A boy with Asperger's overcomes his social challenges to help a friend celebrate her birthday"--

Jul 28, 2014
Animals work by Lewin, Ted.

Animals work

Jul 28, 2014
Animals everywhere! by Abbott, Simon, 1967- author.

Animals everywhere!

Features facts about animals, including the size of a toucan's bill, how crocodiles hunt for food, and the weight of a bighorn sheep's horns.

Jul 28, 2014
Animalium by Broom, Jenny/ Scott, Katie (ILT)


Jul 28, 2014
Ali - An American Champion by Denenberg, Barry

Ali - An American Champion

Jul 28, 2014
100 things to do before you grow up by Gerry, Lisa, author.

100 things to do before you grow up

Presents ideas for living each day to the fullest such as becoming an explorer, volunteering in the community, learning yoga, and solving a mystery, with tips from real life adventurers and profiles of interesting jobs for kids.

Jul 28, 2014