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Colonial cooking by Dosier, Susan, author.

Colonial cooking

"Discusses the everyday life, family roles, cooking methods, most important foods, and celebrations of the colonial period in American history. Includes recipes and sidebars"--

Aug 25, 2016
My first soccer game by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author.

My first soccer game

"Simple text and photographs help young readers learn all about playing soccer in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read. It's the first day of soccer practice, and it's going to be great! In this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beginning readers will learn that soccer players wear cleats, do warm ups, and try to kick the ball into the goal. Score! The best part about soccer is being on a team and making new friends. Young readers getting ready to hit the field will love seeing phot

Aug 25, 2016
Michelangelo for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities by Carr, Simonetta, author.

Michelangelo for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities

"Art historian Simonetta Carr draws on recent scholarship that challenges the traditional view of Michelangelo as a recluse. Readers will also learn about the complex and fluid era of the Italian Renaissance and how the times affected his life and work. Lavish photos, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, and suggestions for further readings add value, while 21 hands-on activities help young readers identify with the artist and his work. Kids will make homemade paint, apply the cross-hatc

Aug 25, 2016
Living In ... Mexico by Perkins, Chloe, author.

Living In ... Mexico

¡Hola! My name is Rosa, and I'm a kid just like you, living in Mexico. Mexico is a country filled with beautiful art, incredible ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches, rainforests, and deserts! Have you ever wondered what Mexico is like? Come along with me to find out!

Aug 25, 2016
Living In ... China by Perkins, Chloe, author.

Living In ... China

Ni? Hao! My name is Jin, and I{u2019}m a kid just like you living in China. China is a country filled with ancient wonders, high-tech cities, and lots of people{u2014}more than any other country on Earth! Have you ever wondered what China is like? Come along with me to find out!

Aug 25, 2016
Lincoln and Kennedy - a pair to compare by Barretta, Gene, author.

Lincoln and Kennedy - a pair to compare

A dual portrait of two of America's most popular presidents describes the different ways they grew up, their respective political approaches, the historical events they helped shape, and the things they shared in common.

Aug 25, 2016
Knights and castles by Matthews, Rupert, author.

Knights and castles

Investigate the defenses and life in the greatest medieval castles and the chivalrous and heroic actions of best-known knights.

Aug 25, 2016
John Henry - steel-drivin' man by De Leeuw, Adèle, 1899-1988.

John Henry - steel-drivin' man

In giant steps, hero John Henry strides across railroad-building America, and his mighty hammer beats out a loved folk tale.

Aug 25, 2016
John Henry - an American legend by Keats, Ezra Jack.

John Henry - an American legend

Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand.

Aug 25, 2016
If you are a Kaka, you eat doo-doo - and other poop tales from nature by Martel, Sara, 1965- author.

If you are a Kaka, you eat doo-doo - and other poop tales from nature

"This illustrated picturebook explores the many ways in which birds, lizards, sloths, insects, wombats, and other animals use poop--their own or that of other animals. Brief, illustrated sidebars offer additional natural history details about the animals pictured, and the book's backmatter includes a glossary, ranges and Latin names of all the animals in the book, and an appendix exploring possible uses for human poop--including jet fuel."--

Aug 25, 2016
How to turn $100 into $1,000,000 by McKenna, James (James E.), author.

How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

"From the creators of the nationally syndicated public television shows Biz Kid$ and Bill Nye the Science Guy, How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000 is a comprehensive first guidebook to earning, saving, and investing money. Written in a humorous but informative voice that engages young readers, it's the book that every parent who wants to raise financially savvy and unspoiled children should buy for their kids. It is packed with lively illustrations that make difficult concept easy to understand-all

Aug 25, 2016
How to build a plane by Lacey, Saskia, author.

How to build a plane

Three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small plane together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a plane flies and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of a plane, teaching children the basics of how each part works together to get the plane flying.

Aug 25, 2016
How to build a motorcycle by Lacey, Saskia, author.

How to build a motorcycle

How to Build a Motorcycle continues the Technical Tales series, where a group of three unlikely friends--a rat, a sparrow, and a frog--come together to build another vehicle--a motorcycle! As they start working, they encounter many unexpected obstacles, teaching them (and the reader) about the different parts that make a motorcycle work. Detailed illustrations explain the overall functions of the engine, clutch, brakes, distributors, as well as many other parts of the motorcycle. Through hard wo

Aug 25, 2016
How to build a car by Lacey, Saskia, author.

How to build a car

Three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small motorcar together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a car works and how it is constructed.

Aug 25, 2016
How hot is lava? - and other questions about ... volcanoes by Smith, Kelly (Children's author), author.

How hot is lava? - and other questions about ... volcanoes

"What's inside a volcano? Where is the Ring of Fire? How many different ways can a volcano blow its top? Are there volcanoes on other planets?"--

Aug 25, 2016
How deep is the ocean? by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.

How deep is the ocean?

Answers questions about the ocean, from its shallow waters to its deepest and most mysterious parts.

Aug 25, 2016
The help yourself cookbook for kids. 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth by Roth, Ruby, author.

The help yourself cookbook for kids. 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth

"Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistible cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks when you're dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition -- for now and for life!"--

Aug 25, 2016
Geography by Gutman, Dan, author.

Geography

"Did you know that Antarctica's largest land animal is an insect? Did you know that the smallest country in the world is only 0.2 square miles?! Learn more weird-but-true geography facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman's bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations."--Amazon.com.

Aug 25, 2016
Gandhi for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities by Mahoney, Ellen Voelckers, author.

Gandhi for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities

"Connecting Gandhi's ideas and his life's work to contemporary issues this useful resource for parents and teachers makes Gandhi relevant for kids today. Packed with historic images, the book includes informative sidebars, a time line, a glossary, and a resource section, along with 21 activities that illuminate Gandhi's life, environment, and ideas. Kids can make a traditional Indian lamp called a diya, create a henna hand design, practice anti-consumerism or vegetarianism for a day, and much mo

Aug 25, 2016
Forensics - cool women who investigate by Yasuda, Anita, author.

Forensics - cool women who investigate

Provides information about the field of forensic science and profiles some women who are succeeding in the profession.

Aug 25, 2016