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Stingrays! - underwater fliers by Gerber, Carole, author.

Stingrays! - underwater fliers

"Did you know that stingrays are cousins of sharks? This Step 3 Step into Reading Science Reader is full of exciting photographs, illustrations, and facts about these magnificent sea creatures"--

Jul 24, 2015
Superstars of history - the good, the bad, and the brainy by Grant, R. G., author.

Superstars of history - the good, the bad, and the brainy

History doesn't just happen! It is made by real-life superstars. Read about the good deeds of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela, the evildoings of Genghis Khan, Hitler, and Stalin, and the superbrainy thinking of Archimedes, Marie Curie, and Einstein.

Jul 25, 2015
Surprising experiments with sound by Navarro, Paula, author.

Surprising experiments with sound

Presents 16 simple experiments that can be performed with common objects found around the house. The book uses rhythm, voice, water and more reveal what sound is and how it travels. 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.

Jul 24, 2015
Surviving animal attacks by Newman, Patricia, 1958-

Surviving animal attacks

Wild animals are often cute. But even the most adorable creatures can sometimes snap and bite your face off. Sharks and grizzly bears certainly have the power to rip people limb-from-limb. But animals such as chimpanzees or even pet dogs can also cause a lot of bodily harm. See how these people survived some much-too-close encounters. --Publishers description from Amazon.com

Jul 30, 2015
Surviving in wild waters by Mooney, Carla, 1970-

Surviving in wild waters

Provides survival tips for ocean emergencies, discusses different types of water survival situations, and shares the stories of survivors.

Jul 24, 2015
SWAT team member by Perish, Patrick.

SWAT team member

"Engaging images accompany information about SWAT team members. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Jul 30, 2015
Sylvia's super-awesome project book. Volume 2, Super simple Arduino! by Todd, Sylvia, author.

Sylvia's super-awesome project book. Volume 2, Super simple Arduino!

In this super fun book, Sylvia teaches you to understand Arduino microcontroller programming by inventing an adjustable strobe and two digital musical instruments you can play! Along the way, you'll learn a lot about electronics, coding, science, and engineering.

Jul 30, 2015
Tanks by Morey, Allan.

Tanks

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains the parts of tanks that help keep the crew safe when they go into battle"--

Jul 30, 2015
Taylor Swift - country music's American sweetheart by Heatley, Michael, author.

Taylor Swift - country music's American sweetheart

Chronicles the life, work, and popularity of the American country and pop singer known for her versatile performances and such songs as "Shake it off."

Jul 30, 2015
Temple Run - race through time to unlock secrets of the ancient worlds by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Temple Run - race through time to unlock secrets of the ancient worlds

National Geographic Kids and Temple Run have teamed up to bring you real-life facts and information about how the ancients lived. This book is jam-packed with amazing places, fun facts, glittering treasures, cool animals, history's mysteries, and more from over 10 ancient cultures! Also includes stories of real-life adventure and discoveries by National Geographic explorers.

Jul 30, 2015
Terrible typhoid Mary - the most harmless and yet most dangerous woman in America - a true story of the deadliest cook in America by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Terrible typhoid Mary - the most harmless and yet most dangerous woman in America - a true story of the deadliest cook in America

Jul 30, 2015
The 12 most amazing American battles by Yasuda, Anita.

The 12 most amazing American battles

Includes facts on U.S. battlefield history including the American Revolution, the Texas Revolution, the Plains Wars, the American Civil War, and World War II.

Jul 30, 2015
The 12 most amazing American inventions by Rowell, Rebecca.

The 12 most amazing American inventions

Includes facts on the top 12 inventions of America, from the lightbulb to basketball and blue jeans to the personal computer.

Jul 30, 2015
The Amazon by Jackson, Tom, 1953- author.

The Amazon

Introduces the Amazon River and the rain forest that surrounds it, describing their physical characteristics and the plants and animals that live there, and discusses its people, their history, economic and social conditions, and other details.

Jul 24, 2015
The boy who harnessed the wind by Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

The boy who harnessed the wind

"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out ho

Jul 28, 2015
The boy who harnessed the wind by Kamkwamba, William, 1987- author.

The boy who harnessed the wind

"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out ho

Jul 30, 2015
The boy's body book / Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You by Dunham, Kelli S, author.

The boy's body book / Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You

Discusses the physical and emotional transitions that boys undergo during puberty, including growth spurts, voice changes, sexual development, peer pressure, dating, and new relationships within the family.

Jul 30, 2015
The call of the osprey by Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw, author.

The call of the osprey

"A stunning addition to the Scientists in the Field series that explores mercury pollution found in the rivers and streams of Western Montana that might cause harm to humans--and the extinction of the entire osprey species."--

Jul 30, 2015
The explosive story of fireworks! by Einhorn, Kama, 1969- author.

The explosive story of fireworks!

"In this book readers will learn all about how fireworks were invented in China over 2,000 years ago, how Queen Elizabeth I created a special honor for the person who created the best fireworks, and much more!"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 24, 2015
The flying birds by Han, Eun-sun, author.

The flying birds

Explains basic multiplication concepts through the story of an old carpenter who is inspired to build birdhouses and uses math to help him make decisions throughout the building process.

Jul 30, 2015