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Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? by Rau, Dana Meachen/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Apr 26, 2015
Who was Galileo? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Who was Galileo?

"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portra

Apr 26, 2015
Where is the Great Wall? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Where is the Great Wall?

Through the story of the Great Wall of China, from the start of its construction over two thousand years ago to being a World Heritage site today, retells the history of China, including its dynasties, culture, and Communist government.

Apr 25, 2015
Where is the Grand Canyon? by O'Connor, Jim, author.

Where is the Grand Canyon?

There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting with a brief overview of how national parks came into being, this book covers all aspects of the canyon--how it formed, which early native people lived there, and what varied wildlife can be found there now. A history of t

Apr 25, 2015
When the wind blows by Clark, Stacy.

When the wind blows

This book explores the many facets of the wind and shows how blowing wind generates power as it introduces very young children to basic physics and engineering concepts.

Apr 25, 2015
What's great about Indiana? by Ransom, Candice F., 1952-

What's great about Indiana?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Indiana, including Santa Claus, Indiana, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Apr 25, 2015
What Was D-day? by Demuth, Patricia Brennan/ Kenyon, David Grayson (ILT)/ Anderson, Scott (ILT)

What Was D-day?

Apr 26, 2015
What is magnetism? by Loria, Laura, author.

What is magnetism?

Apr 26, 2015
What is a constellation? by Loria, Laura.

What is a constellation?

Apr 26, 2015
What are habitats & biomes? by Spilsbury, Louise, author.

What are habitats & biomes?

Describes the different types of biomes on Earth, from oceans and rivers to grasslands and scrublands.

Apr 26, 2015
Weird & wild animal facts by Loy, Jessica, author.

Weird & wild animal facts

"There are plenty of books about unusual animals. This is a book about fourteen well-known animals--kangaroos, hippos, giraffes--who all have unusual characteristics. For instance, did you know that a kangaroo's kick can be deadly, that a giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue, or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm? This accessible book, full of amazing photographs and easy-to-digest factoids, is perfect for animal lovers of all ages."--

Apr 26, 2015
Washington - the Evergreen State by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Washington - the Evergreen State

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Washington.

Apr 26, 2015
Wangari Maathai - the woman who planted millions of trees by Prévot, Franck, 1968-

Wangari Maathai - the woman who planted millions of trees

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Apr 26, 2015
Waiting for wings - Angel's journey from shelter dog to therapy dog by Musick, Stacy.

Waiting for wings - Angel's journey from shelter dog to therapy dog

""Waiting for Wings" is based upon the true story of Angel Rae's journey from shelter dog to therapy dog. As a therapy dog, Angel is content to lay still while school children use her as a pillow and read books to her. While doing her job, she notices a little boy sitting alone in the corner. Why is he waiting? Angel eventually learns why Timmy is waiting, and her story inspires all of us to find our wings and take flight."--

Apr 26, 2015
Volcano and Earthquake by Van Rose, Susanna, author.

Volcano and Earthquake

Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.

Apr 23, 2015
Virginia - The Old Dominion State by Sullivan, Laura L.

Virginia - The Old Dominion State

Apr 26, 2015
Vincent van Gogh by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Vincent van Gogh

Briefly recounts the Dutch painter's life and work.

Apr 24, 2015
Vietnam by Seah, Audrey, 1958- author.


Explores the geography, history, culture and beliefs of Vietnam and its people.

Apr 26, 2015
Venus - goddess of love and beauty by Temple, Teri, author.

Venus - goddess of love and beauty

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Venus, and discusses how she became a metaphor for sexual love.

Apr 26, 2015
Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading by Webber, Rebecca.

Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading

An ultimate handbook for cheerleaders draws on the knowledge of Varsity experts to share information on topics ranging from preparing for tryouts and anticipating judge expectations to styling tips and cheerleading traditions.

Apr 26, 2015