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How do plants defend themselves? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do plants defend themselves?

Explores the world of plants with defense mechanisms, explaining how and why these plants use spikes, thorns, and poison to protect themselves.

Feb 26, 2015
How do plants make and spread their seeds? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do plants make and spread their seeds?

Describes how seeds grow, and vary in shape, size, and dispersal patterns, and how everything, from flowers to fruits, begins with a tiny seed.

Feb 26, 2015
How do plants make their own food? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

How do plants make their own food?

Explains how plants receive nutrients and what happens when they are not fulfilled, discusses how they contribute to the environment, and describes how they fit into the cycle of life on Earth.

Feb 26, 2015
How to make a universe with 92 ingredients by Dingle, Adrian, 1967- author.

How to make a universe with 92 ingredients

Explores the periodic table, by showing how they can be combined to create an entire universe.

Feb 20, 2015
How to speak cat - a guide to decoding cat language by Newman, Aline Alexander, author.

How to speak cat - a guide to decoding cat language

We know cats are beautiful, secretive, and independent... but even the most loyal cat owners are often baffled by their own pet's behavior. With veterinarian expert Dr. Gary Weitzman as guide, this fun book helps kids understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behavior. So if you've ever wondered what Fluffy means when she's purring or moving her tail emphatically from left to right--this book is for you! It's full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat scen

Feb 21, 2015
Hummingbirds by Otfinoski, Steven.

Hummingbirds

A basic introduction to hummingbirds discusses their habitat, behaviors, life cycle, and anatomy, with information on how to identify and observe these birds.

Feb 26, 2015
Hunting by Ringstad, Arnold, author.

Hunting

Offers a general introduction to hunting, looking at what it is, where people hunt, the different types of game animals, the different types of hunting, and safety.

Feb 26, 2015
Hunting with rifles by Hemstock, Annie Wendt, author.

Hunting with rifles

Feb 26, 2015
Hunting with shotguns by Hemstock, Annie Wendt, author.

Hunting with shotguns

Feb 26, 2015
I am feeling bashful - a first look at shyness by Thomas, Pat, 1959- author.

I am feeling bashful - a first look at shyness

Offers advice to children on how to deal with feelings of shyness, and addresses common worries and questions surrounding ways to gain self-confidence and interact with other people.

Feb 26, 2015
I am Jackie Robinson by Meltzer, Brad.

I am Jackie Robinson

"Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black baseball player on a major-league team, and his bravery helped lead the way to eq

Feb 25, 2015
I am patriotic by Schuette, Sarah L., 1976-, author.

I am patriotic

Explains what it means to be patriotic from a young child's perspective.

Feb 26, 2015
I can't eat peanuts by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

I can't eat peanuts

"Young children are naturally curious about themselves. Tell Me Why I Can't Eat Peanuts offers answers to their most compelling questions about allergies. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words."--Provided by publisher.

Feb 26, 2015
I say Shehechiyanu by Rocklin, Joanne.

I say Shehechiyanu

"Learn about the many occasions in the Jewish year on which you can say "Shehechiyanu," a blessing for beginnings, first times, and happy arrivals"--Provided by the publisher.

Feb 26, 2015
I see a pattern here by Goldstone, Bruce.

I see a pattern here

"Patterns are fascinating! They can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes! With stunning photographs that show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world, Bruce Goldstone reveals the secrets behind patterns--and gives you some fun ideas for making your own"--

Feb 26, 2015
I see things differently - a first look at autism by Thomas, Pat, 1959- author.

I see things differently - a first look at autism

Offers advice to children on the main characteristics of autism, and addresses common worries and questions on what to expect from an autistic classmate and how to interact with people with the condition.

Feb 26, 2015
I, fly - the buzz about flies and how awesome they are by Heos, Bridget, author.

I, fly - the buzz about flies and how awesome they are

"Fly is fed up with everyone studying butterflies. After all, flies go through metamorphosis too--and they are so much cooler! They flap their wings 200 times a second, compared to a butterfly's measly five to twelve times. Their babies--maggots--are much cuter than caterpillars (obviously). And when they eat solid food, they even throw up on it to turn it into a liquid. Who wouldn't want to study an insect like that? Both funny and informative, this earnest (and highly partisan) narrator provid

Feb 26, 2015
If It Rains Pancakes - Haiku and Lantern Poems by Cleary, Brian P., 1959- author.

If It Rains Pancakes - Haiku and Lantern Poems

Explains and demonstrates how to write two types of ancient Japanese poetry: haiku and lanterns.

Feb 26, 2015
Immigrants' rights, citizens' rights by Howell, Sara.

Immigrants' rights, citizens' rights

Explains the difference between immigrants and United States citizens, the two different ways to become a citizen, the rights only citizens have and the ones immigrants share, deportation, and rights under the criminal law.

Feb 26, 2015
Incredible experiments with chemical reactions & mixtures by Navarro, Paula, author.

Incredible experiments with chemical reactions & mixtures

Presents 16 simple experiments that can be performed with common objects found around the house. The book explores concepts like water density, oxidation, and more are explored using simple household materials. Each experiment includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a simple scientific explanation of what is happening during the experiment. Full-color illustrations on each page.

Feb 26, 2015