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My first book of Japanese words - an ABC rhyming book by Brown, Michelle Haney.

My first book of Japanese words - an ABC rhyming book

A is for ari. A teeny weeny ant crawls with teeny weeny legs on the bamboo plant. Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and this book introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word

Apr 28, 2016
Navajo by Bodden, Valerie.


"A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Navajo, including headman Manuelito and conflicts such as the Second Battle of Fort Defiance"--

Apr 24, 2016
Netherlands by Seward, Pat, 1939-


Apr 28, 2016
Not so ordinary by Moore, Gareth.

Not so ordinary

Apr 24, 2016
Optimism - sunny side up! by Shepherd, Jodie.

Optimism - sunny side up!

"There's no question about it -- a positive attitude leads to a happier life. But developing a happy disposition takes practice. That's where Optimism: Sunny-Side Up! can help. Chock full of familiar situations and helpful hints, this book gives readers the tools they need to develop this important character strength" --

Apr 24, 2016
Origami monsters by Ard, Catherine, author.

Origami monsters

Provides detailed directions for folding five paper monsters, including a ghost, vampire, and cyclops eye.

Apr 28, 2016
Otters love to play by London, Jonathan, 1947- author.

Otters love to play

"Ka-splash! "Head to the river, where a frolicsome bunch of otters plays all year round in a nonfiction story sprinkled with facts and loaded with fun.

Apr 28, 2016
Our Father by Oberthür, Rainer, 1961- author.

Our Father

"Our Father explores the meaning behind each line of the Lord's Prayer"--

Apr 28, 2016
Paleontologists by Greve, Tom, author.


Apr 28, 2016
Parade float designer - odd jobs by Loh-Hagan, Virginia.

Parade float designer - odd jobs

Apr 28, 2016
Paws of courage - true tales of heroic dogs that protect and serve by Furstinger, Nancy, author.

Paws of courage - true tales of heroic dogs that protect and serve

Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad. Readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion.

Apr 28, 2016
Peculiar plants. by Mason Crest (COR)

Peculiar plants.

Explores the role plants play in the environment, offers facts about unusual flowers and trees, and discusses how they protect themselves.

Apr 28, 2016
Peeking under the hood by Porter, Esther, author.

Peeking under the hood

"Colorful paint and shiny metal wheels. Growling engines and flashing lights. This is what a car looks like from the outside. But what parts lie inside? Let's pop the hood and take a peek!"--Page [4] of cover.

Apr 28, 2016
Peeking underground by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.

Peeking underground

"Illustrates the layers below Earth's surface, from crust to core, and the plants and animals that live within"--

Apr 28, 2016
Penguin's way by Johnston, Johanna, author.

Penguin's way

'All over the snow plain the penguins begin to sing. The eggs are beginning to arrive.' This is the story of the emperor penguins that live far away on the edge of a secret sea. During summer they are content with fishing, swimming and playing in the icy waters. But when the season changes, they must travel to the snowy lands around the South Pole. How will they and the newly hatched penguin chicks survive the icy winter? This is a delightful introduction to the natural world of the penguin, tol

Apr 28, 2016
Pianos - from start to finish by Currie, Stephen, 1960-

Pianos - from start to finish

Explains how pianos are made, from treating the wood to installing the strings to final tuning.

Apr 24, 2016
Platypus by Whiting, Sue (Susan Allana), 1960- author.


This new edition to the Nature Storybooks series is about one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals - the platypus. Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool green pool. It is dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.

Apr 24, 2016
Poland by Heale, Jay.


Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Poland.

Apr 28, 2016
Police officer by Spilsbury, Louise, author.

Police officer

Examines the duties, challenges, and rewards of the occupation, including the basic routine of a police officer's day, the equipment they use, different types of police officers, and some of the occupation's risks.

Apr 28, 2016
Portugal by Heale, Jay.


Apr 28, 2016