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The deadliest creature in the world by Guiberson, Brenda Z., author. The deadliest creature in the world

Which creature is the deadliest? Is it the insect that bites, the ostrich that kicks, the snake that squeezes, or the shrew that paralyzes? Is it the most venemous, the most poisonous, or the one that infects its victims with a fatal disease? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose which creature they think is the deadliest in this newest picture book collaboration between Guiberson and Spirin. --Publisher

Sep 22, 2016
The dreaded ogress of the tundra by Christopher, Neil, 1972- author. The dreaded ogress of the tundra

"This revised, expanded edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two spine-tingling tales of the dreaded ogress of the tundra, a creature that carries away unsuspecting children on her back! New illustrations in this edition ring the amautalik to life in even greater, creepier detail than the original. Revised text and additional content make this new edition a must-buy for young readers who are intrigued with the dark and dreaded beings of Inuit mythology!"--

Sep 26, 2016
The great pyramid of Giza by Stanborough, Rebecca, author. The great pyramid of Giza

"This title explores and explains how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The pyramid's construction is described in terms of the engineering process"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 26, 2016
The Holocaust - the origins, events, and remarkable tales of survival by Steele, Philip, 1948- author. The Holocaust - the origins, events, and remarkable tales of survival

Color photographs, maps, and historical documents trace the events of the Holocaust, from the roots of Jewish persecution in Europe and the rise of National Socialism to the Final Solution and lasting impact of the Holocaust.

Sep 26, 2016
The Hunter's Promise - an Abenaki Tale by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author. The Hunter's Promise - an Abenaki Tale

"Bruchac retells this traditional story of love, loyalty, trust, and magic, which can be found in various forms among many of the indigenous nations of the northeast, both Iroquoian and Algonquin. Join him and ... illustrator Bill Farnsworth, as they recount this ancient and unique Abenaki tale of keeping a promise to one's family and of the proper relationship of humans to the natural world"--Amazon.com.

Sep 26, 2016
The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation by Ford, Gilbert, author, illustrator. The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

"With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk...and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any

Sep 26, 2016
The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue by Slade, Suzanne, author. The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue

"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"--[from book jacket]

Sep 26, 2016
The mystery of Area 51 by Krasner, Barbara, author. The mystery of Area 51

Get closer to solving the mystery of Area 51 with this riveting title. Learn about leading theories, important clues, and study the evidence to develop your on conclusions about what happened and what still happens today in Area 51.

Sep 26, 2016
The nutrient cycle by Greathouse, Lisa E., author. The nutrient cycle

"Living things depend on a few invisible but essential nutrients to survive. These nutrients each have their own purpose. But they are also interconnected in the nutrient cycle"--

Sep 26, 2016
The people of the town - nursery-rhyme friends for you and me by Marks, Alan, 1957- author, illustrator. The people of the town - nursery-rhyme friends for you and me

An illustrated collection of traditional and classic nursery rhymes.

Sep 26, 2016
The plot to kill Hitler - Dietrich Bonhoeffer - pastor, spy, unlikely hero by McCormick, Patricia, 1956- author. The plot to kill Hitler - Dietrich Bonhoeffer - pastor, spy, unlikely hero

Sep 26, 2016
The power of children - ordinary youth making extraordinary differences by Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The power of children - ordinary youth making extraordinary differences

"The Power of Children Awards program (POCA) was established in 2005. In ten years of its existence, it has recognized fifty young people who have made enormous positive impacts on their communities and the world. The Power of Children offers profiles of these fifty young trailblazers, educators, and helpers, describing the projects that led to their awards"--Back cover.

Sep 26, 2016
The princess and the warrior - a tale of two volcanoes by Tonatiuh, Duncan, author, illustrator. The princess and the warrior - a tale of two volcanoes

"Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. Theemperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon

Sep 26, 2016
The science of a flip turn by Orr, Tamra, author. The science of a flip turn

Sep 26, 2016
The science of color - investigating light by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of color - investigating light

Explains light and color, including such concepts as wavelength, nuclear fusion, and electromagnetic radiation.

Sep 26, 2016
The science of computers by Gifford, Clive, author. The science of computers

"The Science of Computers takes an overall look at information technology, exploring how computers operate and the amazing devices that are used in homes, schools, and businesses today. Students will be fascinated by the history of the development of information technology and digital devices from the early computers that filled entire buildings to the tiny silicon chips being produced today. This practical learning guide lays the groundwork for further exploration of computational thinking. "St

Sep 26, 2016
The science of music - discovering sound by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of music - discovering sound

Uses music to explain sound, including such concepts as waves, frequency, and amplitude.

Sep 26, 2016
The science of race cars - studying forces and motion by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of race cars - studying forces and motion

Uses race cars to explain force and motion, including such concepts as inertia, aerodynamics, and centripetal force.

Sep 26, 2016
The science of stars - exploring matter by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of stars - exploring matter

Uses stars to explain what matter is and explore matter's different states of being.

Sep 26, 2016
The universe by Doudna, Kelly, 1963- author. The universe

Sep 26, 2016