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Libya by Hunter, Nick.


Examines the nation of Libya, including its history, resources, people, and culture.

Aug 18, 2016
UNICEF by Marsico, Katie, 1980-


UNICEF is part of the United Nations. It's an organization that creates programs to support the health, safety, and education of women and children around the world.

Aug 18, 2016
Sleeping Beauty by Gibb, Sarah, illustrator.

Sleeping Beauty

"Princess Rosebud and her kingdom are cursed by a maleficent fairy to sleep for a hundred years before a prince can break the spell"--

Aug 18, 2016
Sea otters by

Sea otters

Introduces sea otters to young readers, describing their physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.

Aug 18, 2016
The great leopard rescue - saving the Amur leopards by Markle, Sandra, author.

The great leopard rescue - saving the Amur leopards

"Amur leopards are the rarest big cats in the world. But thanks to scientists' new, innovative efforts to study them and breed a reserve population, these majestic cats have a chance to come back."--

Aug 18, 2016
Hansel & Gretel by Hobbie, Holly, author, illustrator.

Hansel & Gretel

A simplified version of the traditional tale in which Hansel and Gretel become lost in the woods and find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

Aug 18, 2016
The mermaid's gift by McAdam, Claudia Cangilla, author.

The mermaid's gift

"Young Gianni fishes in the lagoon of Burano, Italy, to feed the starving people of the island. When a storm dumps him from his boat, a mermaid whips the water into a length of elegant lace and saves him. His fiance´e Nicoletta duplicates the lace pattern and sells it. The lace becomes the island's new industry"--

Aug 18, 2016
Plants can't sit still by Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.

Plants can't sit still

Aug 18, 2016
Tunisia by Block, Marta Segal.


Examines the nation of Tunisia, including its history, resources, people, and culture.

Aug 18, 2016
Food safety basics by Laine, Carolee, author.

Food safety basics

"Food Safety Basics helps readers trace the history of food safety, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint. The title will engage readers on the topic and help them to weigh the pros and cons as they make their own food decisions."--Publisher's website.

Aug 18, 2016
Aliens from earth - when animals and plants invade other ecosystems by Batten, Mary, author.

Aliens from earth - when animals and plants invade other ecosystems

When animals or plants invade a new habitat, they can upset the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well as the consequences of these invasions for other animals, plants, and humans.

Aug 18, 2016
The alligator's smile and other poems by Yolen, Jane, author.

The alligator's smile and other poems

A collection of poems on alligators explores how they hunt, keep warm, and care for their young.

Aug 18, 2016
Coyote moon by Gianferrari, Maria, author.

Coyote moon

"A nonfiction picture book about coyotes hunting in suburban neighborhoods at night."--

Aug 18, 2016
Extreme hunters by Llewellyn, Claire.

Extreme hunters

Profiles some of the world's most dangerous natural predators, including hyenas, piranhas, and grizzly bears.

Aug 18, 2016
Do you really want to meet a cape buffalo? by Meister, Cari, author.

Do you really want to meet a cape buffalo?

"A child goes on an African safari and observes the behavior of Cape buffalo in the wild as they defend their herd"--

Aug 18, 2016
Hacking fashion. Fleece by Fontichiaro, Kristin.

Hacking fashion. Fleece

Turn old fleece into something new and exciting with Hacking Fashion: Fleece. Students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving.

Aug 19, 2016
Heliskiing by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author.


"You want intense? How about dropping from a helicopter onto a fresh field of powder, then skiing down a mountain? Heliskiers go where there are no trails, but there is a lot of danger and excitement. Find out where people go heliskiing, how they avoid deadly avalanches, and which skiing superstars are the best in the world." -- cover.

Aug 19, 2016
Investigating the water cycle by Ransom, Candice F., 1952-

Investigating the water cycle

"Water is essential to life on our planet. Water is constantly moving between Earth's surface, the air, and the ground. But did you know that water cannot be created or destroyed? Or that water is not only a liquid but also a solid and a gas? See the water cycle in action in this fascinating book"--

Aug 19, 2016
Is the Bermuda Triangle real? by Lassieur, Allison.

Is the Bermuda Triangle real?

"Presents stories of planes and ships that have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, examining the evidence of various explanations, ultimately stating that the disappearances remain a mystery"--

Aug 19, 2016
Skateboarding by Fitzpatrick, Jim, author.


"You want intense? How about rocketing into the air off a vert ramp and sticking the landing in front of a cheering crowd? Skateboarding has evolved from a fun hobby for kids to an international sporting spectacle. Find out how it made that journey, meet the world's top skaters, and learn the key tricks and moves." --cover.

Aug 19, 2016