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Brave hearts by Goldish, Meish, author.

Brave hearts

"In this book, readers will read stories of how pet dogs have save their owner from a crisis."--

May 6, 2016
Hippopotamuses by Riggs, Kate, author.

Hippopotamuses

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of hippopotamuses, the large African mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why hippos live mostly in water"--

May 6, 2016
How to make a kite by Hord, Colleen, author.

How to make a kite

"Flying a kite on a windy day is something everyone loves to do. Learn how to construct your own in this book with easy to understand instructions and common hosuehold items that you can use to make your very own high-flying kite!,"--page [4] of cover.

May 6, 2016
Abraham Lincoln by Haldy, Emma E., author.

Abraham Lincoln

May 6, 2016
Elephant journey - the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity by Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.

Elephant journey - the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity

An illustrated true account of three ailing elephants' journey from a cold Canadian zoo to a sanctuary in California, where they were healed by the warmer climate and more suitable terrain. In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a c

May 6, 2016
Center field - the history of baseball by Winters, Jaime.

Center field - the history of baseball

Do you know who invented baseball? Who won the first world series? Find the answers to these questions and more in this book chronicling the historic triumphs and challenges of the sport.

May 6, 2016
Brave like me. by Kerley, Barbara, author

Brave like me.

"When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has

May 6, 2016
The darkest and the brightest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The darkest and the brightest

"Learn all about the darkest and brightest places on Earth and find out what it takes for life to survive in these extreme locations."--

May 6, 2016
Crossing Niagara - the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin by Tavares, Matt, author, illustrator.

Crossing Niagara - the death-defying tightrope adventures of the Great Blondin

When the Great Blondin announced that he was going to walk from America to Canada across the Niagara River on a rope that was more than 1,100 feet long and just 3 inches wide, hanging 160 feet above the raging river, people came from everywhere. Some came to watch him cross. Some came to watch him fall. Some thought he wouldn't show up at all. But he did show up. And he did walk across the river. And then he did something else amazing. He crossed the river on that tightrope again and again, addi

May 6, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 6, 2016
How to be... a magician by Turnbull, Stephanie.

How to be... a magician

May 6, 2016
How to be... a chef by Turnbull, Stephanie, author.

How to be... a chef

Brings you clear, step-by-step instructions, advice on working safely, tips on cooking methods and equipment, and ideas for further food adventures.

May 6, 2016
Angry birds playground - atlas, a global geography adventure by Carney, Elizabeth, 1981- author.

Angry birds playground - atlas, a global geography adventure

May 6, 2016
An insider's guide to field hockey by McIntyre, Abigael, author.

An insider's guide to field hockey

May 6, 2016
12 children who changed the world by McCullum, Kenya, author.

12 children who changed the world

"Showcases the work and achievements of 12 children who, despite their age, have had a great impact on the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each child and how their accomplishments helped change the world."--Amazon website.

May 6, 2016
The Jerrie Mock story - the first woman to fly solo around the world by Pimm, Nancy Roe, author.

The Jerrie Mock story - the first woman to fly solo around the world

"In this biography for middle-grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit of Columbus-also known as Charlie-she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly twenty-three thousand miles and took almost a month. Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Mock persevered. Mock caught the aviation bug at seven years old, when she rode in a Fo

May 6, 2016
The Angry birds movie official guidebook by Cerasi, Christopher.

The Angry birds movie official guidebook

May 6, 2016
Hacks for minecrafters- mods - the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Miller, Megan, 1963- author.

Hacks for minecrafters- mods - the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

"Minecraft was designed to allow other people to modify it. And while there are several successful game guides on the market already, this book is the first unofficial "hacker's" super-guide dedicated to adding mods (modifications) to your Minecraft game. Mods add content to the game to alter gameplay, changing the creative feel of the game or giving the players more options for how they interact within the Minecraft world. Mods can make your game run faster, they can add new mobs, mechanics, an

May 6, 2016
I like to draw. Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals by Baltzer, Rochelle, 1982- author.

I like to draw. Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals

Presents instructions for drawing a variety of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, including Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex, a woolly mammoth, and a saber-toothed cat.

May 6, 2016
Inventing the skateboard by Zuchora-Walske, Christine, author.

Inventing the skateboard

"Narrative nonfiction text presents the story of the skateboard's invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author"--Publisher.

May 6, 2016