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Aerospace engineer Aprille Ericsson by Waxman, Laura Hamilton.

Aerospace engineer Aprille Ericsson

Describes the early life and education of the engineer as well as her work at NASA, where she has helped build spacecraft that can map the moon and monitor climate change, and designed missions to bring soil and rocks back from Mars.

Apr 25, 2015
A place for birds by Stewart, Melissa, author.

A place for birds

Examines the environmental needs of birds around the world and the effect that human behavior has had on their ability to survive, with examples of the efforts being made by scientists and conservationists to save specific species of birds.

Apr 25, 2015
Dragonflies by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Dragonflies

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how dragonflies fly and hunt for food. Includes picture glossary."--

Apr 25, 2015
Dogs by Meister, Cari, author.

Dogs

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how to take care of a pet dog"--

Apr 25, 2015
LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes by Lipkowitz, Daniel, author.

LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes

Experience Star Wars as you've never seen it before, with 100 classic scenes retold in LEGO bricks. From the Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, all the most iconic moments are here, along with your favorite characters in minifugure form.

Apr 25, 2015
Groundhog day by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Groundhog day

Recounts the origins and history of Groundhog Day, and describes how the holiday is celebrated.

Apr 25, 2015
Girls standing on lawns by

Girls standing on lawns

"Combining vintage photographs from MoMA's collection, original paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs, and text by Handler, Girls standing on lawns puts on display the creators' shared fascination with anonymous snapshots and the rich lives, memories, and stories they evoke."--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 25, 2015
Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world

"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"--Amazon.com.

Apr 25, 2015
Understanding Afghanistan today by Nardo, Don, 1947-

Understanding Afghanistan today

Understanding Afghanistan Today explores the Middle Eastern nation of Afghanistan with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle.

Apr 25, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

Apr 25, 2015
The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration by Krumm, Brian.

The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Little Rock Nine during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

Apr 25, 2015
The life of a medieval knight by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The life of a medieval knight

Describes the life of medieval knights, including information on their equipment and armor, battle tactics, methods of training, and social customs.

Apr 25, 2015
Lebanon by Owings, Lisa.

Lebanon

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Lebanon"--

Apr 25, 2015
Leaflets three, let it be! - the story of poison ivy by Sanchez, Anita, 1956- author.

Leaflets three, let it be! - the story of poison ivy

Looking past its itch-inducing nature, describes the other things that poison ivy can do, from providing food for rabbits in spring to being used as shade by salamanders in the summer.

Apr 25, 2015
Hungary by Owings, Lisa.

Hungary

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Hungary"--

Apr 25, 2015
Ecuador by Owings, Lisa.

Ecuador

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Ecuador"--

Apr 25, 2015
Cliff dwellings- a hidden world by Blake, Kevin, 1978-

Cliff dwellings- a hidden world

Introduces cliff dwellings of the Pueblo Indians and the mysteries that surround them and their home.

Apr 25, 2015
Hacks for minecrafters - redstone - the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Miller, Megan, author.

Hacks for minecrafters - redstone - the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

Suggests ways for experienced players of the popular video game to take advantage of little-known details and special techniques to manipulate redstone to create contraptions.

Apr 25, 2015
The Korean War - showdown with China by George, Enzo.

The Korean War - showdown with China

A look at the Korean War through primary documents supplemented with facts and analysis to give the reader a comprehensive grasp of events.

Apr 25, 2015
The legend of the beaver's tail by Shaw, Stephanie, author.

The legend of the beaver's tail

Apr 25, 2015