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Remembering the dead around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Remembering the dead around the world

Looks at death customs and traditions that are celebrated around the world, including the celebration of Day of the Dead, Aboriginal smoking ceremonies, and Hindu funeral pyres.

Feb 4, 2016
Tornadoes by Hansen, Grace, author.


Feb 4, 2016
Traveling butterflies by Shingū, Susumu, 1937- author, illustrator.

Traveling butterflies

Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature's great mysteries. How do monarchs manage to fly some 2,500 miles from Canada and the northern United States south to Mexico? How do they trace a route they've never flown and reach the same destination their ancestors once found? Traveling Butterflies indulges the awe these creatures inspire by taking a poetic, meditative look at the monarch's life cycle. In a lyrical voice that seamlessly blends fact and storytelling, the book zooms in to show a mon

Feb 4, 2016
You rule! - create your own country by Forbes, Scott, author.

You rule! - create your own country

Tired of following other people's rules? Think you can do better? Now's your chance! This innovative and fun new title from Lonely Planet Kids shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You'll get to create, organise, govern and judge. You can be king, queen, big chief, emperor, president or dictator. Includes fun projects to complete, bold full-colour illustrations and fascinating f

Feb 4, 2016
What's your story, Frederick Douglass? by Shaffer, Jody Jensen.

What's your story, Frederick Douglass?

Feb 4, 2016
The Pledge of Allegiance by Fontes, Justine.

The Pledge of Allegiance

Most Americans know the Pledge of Allegiance by heart. But they don't know who wrote it, when, and why. Discover the fascinating facts behind this patriotic promise.

Feb 4, 2016
The Philippines by Longworth, Holly, author.

The Philippines

"In this book, readers learn what it is like living in the Philippines"--

Feb 4, 2016
Peyton Manning by Scheff, Matt, author.

Peyton Manning

"This title introduces readers to Peyton Manning, providing exciting details about his life and going deep inside the key moments of his NFL career."--

Feb 4, 2016
What's your story, Paul Revere? by Goddu, Krystyna Poray, author.

What's your story, Paul Revere?

Feb 4, 2016
Harriet Tubman by Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos), 1963-

Harriet Tubman

Feb 4, 2016
For the right to learn - Malala Yousafzai's story by Langston-George, Rebecca.

For the right to learn - Malala Yousafzai's story

"Tells Malala Yousafzai's harrowing story of standing up for girls' education against the Taliban, being shot in the head, and surviving to continue the fight"--

Feb 4, 2016
FIRST robotics by Gilby, Nancy Benovich, author.

FIRST robotics

"Makers of all ages are using LEGO bricks to create robots. In this book, students learn more about this recent innovation through detailed explanations built to foster creativity and critical thinking. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information."--

Feb 4, 2016
Washington, D.C. by Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.

Washington, D.C.

Learn about Washington, D.C.

Feb 4, 2016
Who was Blackbeard? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who was Blackbeard?

Describes the life and times of the famous and feared pirate, from his mysterious origin to his death at the hands of the British navy.

Feb 4, 2016
Vietnam by Markovics, Joyce L., author.


"Tropical. Beautiful. Friendly. Welcome to Vietnam! Look inside to learn about the land, cities, food, holidays, and wildlife of this incredible country."--

Feb 4, 2016
Vultures by Gregory, Josh, author.


"This book details the life and habits of vultures"--

Feb 4, 2016
Sewing by Turnbull, Stephanie, author.


"Try this! Sewing brings you a wealth of creative ideas, as well as advice on techniques and materials. There are clear step-by-step instructions, and some great suggestions on how to take your sewing a stage further."--Page 4 of cover.

Feb 4, 2016
Whose eye am I? by Rotner, Shelley, author, illustrator.

Whose eye am I?

"This introduction to how humans and other animals see also includes an interactive game in which readers guess which eye belongs to which animal."--

Feb 4, 2016
Who was Michael Jackson? by Stine, Megan.

Who was Michael Jackson?

"Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork that his idol Fred Astaire admired."--

Feb 4, 2016
Keystone species that live in grasslands by Hinman, Bonnie.

Keystone species that live in grasslands

Feb 4, 2016