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Minerals up close by Glaser, Jason.

Minerals up close

Introduces minerals at a molecular level, and includes information on their properties, where they can be found, and how humans use minerals in nutrition and technology.

Aug 20, 2014
Girls race! - amazing tales of women in sports by Allen, Kathy.

Girls race! - amazing tales of women in sports

"Through narrative stories, explores female athletes who have made major contributions to sports and culture"--

Aug 20, 2014
Girls research! - Amazing tales of female scientists by Phillips, Jennifer, 1962- author.

Girls research! - Amazing tales of female scientists

"Through narrative stories, explores female scientists who have made major contributions in science and culture"--

Aug 20, 2014
Eye benders by Gifford, Clive.

Eye benders

Aug 20, 2014
Cultural traditions in South Africa by Aloian, Molly, author.

Cultural traditions in South Africa

Aug 20, 2014
The legend of Saint Nicholas by Grün, Anselm, author.

The legend of Saint Nicholas

An introduction to the saint who's the inspiration for giving.

Aug 20, 2014
How is my brain like a supercomputer? - and other questions about the human body by Stewart, Melissa, author.

How is my brain like a supercomputer? - and other questions about the human body

"Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this lively illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood"--

Aug 20, 2014
Florida by Hess, Debra

Florida

Aug 20, 2014
Shape-shifting animals by Lunis, Natalie.

Shape-shifting animals

Meet 8 amazing shape-shifting animals that use their abilities to scare off, escape from, or appear less tasty to their enemies. Eye-popping photographs and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to life.

Aug 20, 2014
Maps and Geography by Jennings, Ken/ Lowery, Mike (ILT)

Maps and Geography

Aug 20, 2014
Girls star - amazing tales of Hollywood's leading ladies by Tougas, Shelley.

Girls star - amazing tales of Hollywood's leading ladies

"Through narrative stories, explores actresses who have made major contributions in movies and television"--

Aug 20, 2014
Edward Hopper paints his world by Burleigh, Robert.

Edward Hopper paints his world

"As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge. Edward Hopper's story is one of courage, resilience, and determination. I

Aug 20, 2014
How strong is an ant? - and other questions about... bugs and insects by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

How strong is an ant? - and other questions about... bugs and insects

"In a simple, accessible question-and-answer format, this Good Question! book asks the questions and gives the answers about bugs and insects that young readers really want to know: what the difference is between bugs and insects, how they grow and live, how many bugs and insects there are, and so on. Filled with full-color illustrations showing what's being discussed. Includes list of recommended readings and websites to visit at the back."--

Aug 20, 2014
Georgia by Haywood, Karen Diane.

Georgia

Aug 20, 2014
Genetic modification - should humans control nature? by Gray, Leon, 1974-

Genetic modification - should humans control nature?

Discusses issues surrounding genetic modification, exploring how it is used by scientists and in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Aug 20, 2014
How do eggs hatch? by Hobbes, Elena.

How do eggs hatch?

Explains how chicks are born inside of eggs and the process by which these eggs hatch.

Aug 20, 2014
High-tech DIY projects with musical instruments by Murphy, Maggie.

High-tech DIY projects with musical instruments

Provides information about music, instruments, and sound while offering step-by-step instructions on how to make musical instruments, including diddley bows, drums, and shakers.

Aug 20, 2014
High-tech DIY projects with flying objects by Murphy, Maggie, author.

High-tech DIY projects with flying objects

Provides information about the maker movement while teaching readers how to build flying objects with step-by-step instructions.

Aug 20, 2014
Hawks by Gish, Melissa, author.

Hawks

"A scientific look at hawks, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their wings, behaviors, relationships with humans, and variety of the hunting raptors in the world today"--

Aug 20, 2014
M is for monster - a fantastic creatures alphabet by Lewis, J. Patrick.

M is for monster - a fantastic creatures alphabet

Presents an alphabetical examination of creatures of popular legend, including mummies, werewolves, and zombies, as well as such lesser-known monsters as the Roc and the giant called Xing Tian.

Aug 20, 2014