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Tooling around - crafty creatures and the tools they use by Jackson, Ellen, 1943-

Tooling around - crafty creatures and the tools they use

Presents rhyming text with realistic nature artwork in an introduction to animals and the surprising tools used, from a dolphin that protects its nose with a sponge to a deer that bedecks its antlers with mud and grass.

May 17, 2015
Tooling around - crafty creatures and the tools they use by Jackson, Ellen, 1943- author.

Tooling around - crafty creatures and the tools they use

Presents rhyming text with realistic nature artwork in an introduction to animals and the surprising tools used, from a dolphin that protects its nose with a sponge to a deer that bedecks its antlers with mud and grass.

May 21, 2015
Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world

"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"--Amazon.com.

May 16, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex by Carr, Aaron, author.

Tyrannosaurus rex

Learn about Tyrannosaurus Rex.

May 21, 2015
U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery by Otfinoski, Steven.

U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery

"Provides gripping accounts of Army servicemen and servicewomen who showed exceptional courage during combat"--

May 15, 2015
Unusual and awesome jobs in math - stunt coordinator, cryptologist, and more by Simons, Lisa M. B., 1969- author.

Unusual and awesome jobs in math - stunt coordinator, cryptologist, and more

Shares different occupations that require math, including stunt coordinator, cryptologist, and fluid mechanics engineer.

May 21, 2015
Unusual and awesome jobs in sports - pro team mascot, pit crew member, and more by Johnson, Jeremy, 1975-

Unusual and awesome jobs in sports - pro team mascot, pit crew member, and more

Discusses jobs that have to do with sports, including rodeo clown, ice technician, and sports commentator.

May 21, 2015
Venus - goddess of love and beauty by Temple, Teri, author.

Venus - goddess of love and beauty

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Venus, and discusses how she became a metaphor for sexual love.

May 21, 2015
Vietnam by Seah, Audrey, 1958- author.

Vietnam

Explores the geography, history, culture and beliefs of Vietnam and its people.

May 21, 2015
Virginia - The Old Dominion State by Sullivan, Laura L.

Virginia - The Old Dominion State

May 21, 2015
Vladimir Putin - Russian leader by Sylvan, Lu, author.

Vladimir Putin - Russian leader

Details the life and career of the Russian leader, discussing his childhood, how he got started in politics, and his handling of crises.

May 21, 2015
Wangari Maathai - the woman who planted millions of trees by Prévot, Franck, 1968-

Wangari Maathai - the woman who planted millions of trees

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

May 21, 2015
Washington - the Evergreen State by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

Washington - the Evergreen State

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Washington.

May 21, 2015
What are habitats & biomes? by Spilsbury, Louise, author.

What are habitats & biomes?

Describes the different types of biomes on Earth, from oceans and rivers to grasslands and scrublands.

May 20, 2015
What is a constellation? by Loria, Laura.

What is a constellation?

May 16, 2015
What is magnetism? by Loria, Laura, author.

What is magnetism?

May 16, 2015
What was D-Day? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

What was D-Day?

"In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D-Day, as the invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart of the action and discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would

May 21, 2015
What's great about Washington, DC? by Hirsch, Rebecca E.

What's great about Washington, DC?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Washington, DC, including the National Museum of Natural History, Cherry Blossom Festival, and the White House.

May 21, 2015
When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable by Lumbard, Alexis York, 1981- author.

When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable

The trial of the millennium: animals vs humans. Brought before the spirit king, and charged by the animals with spreading fear and pain throughout the land, the humans must answer for their actions. Will justice be had? Will balance return to land, sea, and sky? Will the earth be saved?

May 21, 2015
Who is king? - ten magical stories from africa. by Naidoo, Beverley.

Who is king? - ten magical stories from africa.

Collects ten stories of African folklore, from Amharic and Arabic tales to Shona and Zulu lore.

May 21, 2015