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Toucans by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author. Toucans

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces toucans to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--

Nov 30, 2016
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking by Cornell, Kari A., author. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

"Stephen Hawking studies black holes, gravity, and the universe. He has written books for children and adults. Learn how Hawking's determination and love of math and science have made him a successful and well-known scientist."--

Nov 30, 2016
The ultimate guide to the dragons by Testa, Maggie, author. The ultimate guide to the dragons

This DreamWorks Dragons guide provides information about ten species of dragons. including Terrible Terror, Seashocker and Bewilderbeast.

Dec 2, 2016
The tragic tale of the great auk by Thornhill, Jan, author, illustrator. The tragic tale of the great auk

For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that "weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen's wa

Dec 5, 2016
The Navajo code talkers by Lewis, J. Patrick, author. The Navajo code talkers

"Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people--especially bilingual code talkers--helped the Allies win World War II"--

Dec 4, 2016
The Hindenburg in flames - how a photograph marked the end of the airship by Burgan, Michael, author. The Hindenburg in flames - how a photograph marked the end of the airship

"Discusses the iconic photograph of the German airship Hindenburg in flames as it attempted to land in New Jersey in May 1937"--

Dec 2, 2016
The hare and the hedgehog by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863, author. The hare and the hedgehog

When a hedgehog challenges a hare to a race, he must use his wits to win.

Nov 30, 2016
The great big body book by Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author. The great big body book

Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and they change throughout our lives, from newborn babies and children through to teenagers, and maybe to mums and dads and grandparents. Find out about growing and learning, big and small, keeping fit, breaks and bruises, the five senses, using our minds, how we are the same and how we are different - and lots more. Our bodies really are amazing!

Dec 2, 2016
The dragon's hoard - stories from the Viking sagas by Don, Lari, author. The dragon's hoard - stories from the Viking sagas

Eleven amazing stories and folk tales from the Vikings, packed with warriors and battles, heroes and heroines, Berserkers, monsters, zombies and magic. It includes stories adapted by the author of a greedy dragon guarding a huge hoard of gold, a girl who becomes a swan to protect her warrior love in battle, and a polar bear brought to the king of Denmark as a gift.

Dec 2, 2016
The cities book - a journey through 86 of the world's greatest cities by The cities book - a journey through 86 of the world's greatest cities

"This book is jam-packed with pictures, facts, and stats about a host of incredible cities-- from Auckland, Beijing, and Copenhagen all the way to Zanzibar Town"--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
The causes of World War II by Offord, Alexander, author. The causes of World War II

Dec 2, 2016
The book of heroines - tales of history's gutsiest gals by Drimmer, Stephanie Warren, author. The book of heroines - tales of history's gutsiest gals

Dec 2, 2016
The book of heroes - tales of history's most daring guys by Boyer, Crispin, author. The book of heroes - tales of history's most daring guys

Dec 2, 2016
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Bodden, Valerie, author. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

"A historical account of Martin Luther King's assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, the conditions of racial tension, and the lingering aftermath"--

Nov 30, 2016
Tanks by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Tanks

"A kindergarten-level introduction to tanks, covering their drivers, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their turrets"--

Dec 4, 2016
Tales from the Arabian nights - stories of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal by Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- author. Tales from the Arabian nights - stories of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives.

Dec 4, 2016
Strange trees and the stories behind them by Pourquié, Bernadette, author. Strange trees and the stories behind them

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles, sausages, crowns, and ones that walk or even explode? Crazy, maybe, but true. Find out more about these, and many others, in this colorfully illustrated collection of the most bizarre&#x;but real&#x;trees from around the world, once again reminding us that the art of nature is far stranger than fiction. The perfect book for inquisitive naturalists with imaginations,Strange Tr

Dec 4, 2016
Stepping stones - a refugee family's journey by Ruurs, Margriet, 1952- author. Stepping stones - a refugee family's journey

"In this picture book, a young girl and her family are forced to flee their village to escape the civil war that has engulfed Syria and make their way toward freedom in Europe"--

Dec 4, 2016
Stephen Curry by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Stephen Curry

"An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Stephen Curry, a professional basketball point guard who helped the Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA championship"--

Dec 4, 2016
Stadiums and coliseums by Mooney, Carla, 1970- author. Stadiums and coliseums

"Have you ever watched a live professional football game or rocked out to your favorite band in concert? You probably watched these events in a stadium. Stadiums are some of the biggest public structures in the world, with some seating up to 150,000 people. Learn about modern stadiums as well as early Greek and Roman stadiums and coliseums that took massive manpower and engineering techniques that were unique to their time. You won't be disappointedby all the information you will learn in this b

Dec 2, 2016

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