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Skyscrapers by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

Skyscrapers

"Learn all about some of the world's tallest, most incredible buildings, from how they are designed and built to how skyscraper technology has changed over time"--

Aug 23, 2016
Bridge to the wild - behind the scenes at the zoo by O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965- author, illustrator.

Bridge to the wild - behind the scenes at the zoo

"With stunning photographs and exemplary narrative nonfiction, the Sibert Honor-winning creators of The Elephant Scientist, Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell, give readers a heartwarming insider's look into a day in the life of a zoo curator and the meaningful bonds that she forms with her menagerie"--

Aug 23, 2016
Tunisia by Block, Marta Segal.

Tunisia

This book briefly examines the history, people, and environment of the country of Tunisia.

Aug 23, 2016
Online gaming - 12 things you need to know by Roesler, Jill.

Online gaming - 12 things you need to know

Introduces online gaming, discussing internet safety, the benefits and dangers, and how game makers keep players coming back.

Aug 23, 2016
The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation by Ford, Gilbert.

The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

Aug 23, 2016
The star-spangled banner by Lambert, Nancy (Nancy R.), author.

The star-spangled banner

Tells the story behind the original nineteenth-century national treasure that inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem, while sharing insights into how the Smithsonian cares for the flag.

Aug 23, 2016
Jason by Nardo, Don, 1947- author.

Jason

"Among the many colorful and absorbing stories from the fabulous mythology of ancient Greece, few are as fascinating, exciting, and downright entertaining as the tale of the hero Jason and his quest to find the Golden Fleece. That skin of a magic sheep was thought to bring good luck, riches, and prosperity to whoever possessed it. This fleece supposedly existed in a faraway land said to be filled with terrifying monsters and other dangers. Yet the young and fearless Jason did not flinch when a p

Aug 23, 2016
Inside your insides - a guide to the microbes that call you home by Eamer, Claire, 1947- author.

Inside your insides - a guide to the microbes that call you home

Aug 23, 2016
South America by Oachs, Emily Rose, author.

South America

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to South America. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Aug 23, 2016
Who is Hillary Clinton? by Alexander, Heather, 1967- author.

Who is Hillary Clinton?

Introduces the former first lady, senator and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for president.

Aug 23, 2016
The tailor and the mouse by Feierabend, John Martin.

The tailor and the mouse

A storybook inspired by the children's folk song follows the adventures of an absentminded tailor who tries a harebrained method of curing his trusty but ailing mouse companion, in a whimsical tale that is complemented by historical notes and a complete set of lyrics for the song.

Aug 23, 2016
Who was Milton Bradley? by Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

Who was Milton Bradley?

"Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley. Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national se

Aug 23, 2016
A Year Full of Stories - 52 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World by McAllister, Angela/ Corr, Christopher (ILT)

A Year Full of Stories - 52 Folk Tales and Legends from Around the World

Aug 23, 2016
Libya by Hunter, Nick.

Libya

This book briefly examines the history, people, and environment of the country of Libya.

Aug 23, 2016
Lots of knock-knock jokes for kids by Winn, Whee, author.

Lots of knock-knock jokes for kids

"Here's a collection of knock-knock jokes that is both hilarious and wholesome. This collection provides fun for the whole family and includes bonus Q& A jokes and riddles too." --

Aug 23, 2016
Light and its effects by Winterberg, Jenna, author.

Light and its effects

"Light can travel faster than anything else in the universe. It makes it possible for you to wear a different colored shirt every day. But what exactly is light and where does it come from? One thing is for sure, light makes our world a brighter place."--

Aug 23, 2016
What a scientist sees by Rice, Dona, author.

What a scientist sees

"How does it work? What does it do? What happens if ...? Scientists ask many great questions. Many of these questions lead to more questions. Start by noticing the things around you, and let your curiosity take over!"--

Aug 23, 2016
Badgers after dark by Niver, Heather Moore, author.

Badgers after dark

"Describes the behavior and habitat of badgers"--

Aug 23, 2016
Australia by Oachs, Emily Rose, author.

Australia

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to Australia. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Aug 23, 2016
Beauty & the beast by Craft, Mahlon F., author.

Beauty & the beast

In a glorious castle set deep in a mysterious forest, the tale of a father's fate-filled promise and a daughter's courage unfolds. This story, themed on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's version first published in France in 1756, is filled with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail.

Aug 23, 2016