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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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 28, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2016
The science of a flip turn by Orr, Tamra, author. The science of a flip turn

Sep 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2016
The science of music - discovering sound by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of music - discovering sound

"In this engaging title, young readers learn about the form of energy that is sound! Sound waves and their wavelengths are discussed, as are the vibrations of molecules, acoustics, and how the ear interprets sound. These properties are illustrated by the making and hearing of music. Colorful infographics make decibels, amplitude, frequency, and ear anatomy easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Ludwig van Beethoven are featured. A fun experiment with vibrations brings the science

Sep 29, 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 28, 2016
The science of race cars - studying forces and motion by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author. The science of race cars - studying forces and motion

"In this engaging title, young readers learn about the moving form of energy that is motion! The relationship of mass and acceleration is explained, as are the forces of downforce, updraft, friction, inertia, centripetal force, and the role of aerodynamics in managing these forces. These properties are illustrated by the running of car races. Colorful infographics make internal combustion, mass and acceleration, and centripetal force easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Junior J

Sep 29, 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 28, 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 29, 2016
The universe by Doudna, Kelly, 1963- author. The universe

Sep 29, 2016
Theoretical physicist Brian Greene by Doeden, Matt, author. Theoretical physicist Brian Greene

"Brian Greene's father taught him to look at the world in different ways. Years later, he started helping others understand the universe from new perspectives. Learn how Brian became a physics expert and bestselling author."--

Sep 29, 2016
There was a man and he was mad by Feierabend, John Martin. There was a man and he was mad

In this adaptation of a classic folksong, a man finds himself in one ridiculous situation after another.

Sep 28, 2016
Tibet by Sonneborn, Liz, author. Tibet

Sep 29, 2016
Tigers - built for the hunt by Vogel, Julia, author. Tigers - built for the hunt

"Informative, engaging text and vivid photos introduce readers to the predatory lives of tigers"--

Sep 29, 2016