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The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began by Low, Alice.

The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began

Sports have origins in all kinds of activities, such as playing with sticks and stones, running from threats, and taking part in religious ceremonies. Using conjecture and historical facts, this book of poetry and prose relates how nineteen sports got their start and grew into the games we know today.

Apr 19, 2014
The fire station by Carr, Aaron.

The fire station

Simple text and photographs introduce young readers to a fire station.

Apr 18, 2014
The fox and the crow by Subramaniam, Manasi, author.

The fox and the crow

A retelling of the well-known fable in which a fox plays upon a crow's vanity to steal a piece of bread.

Apr 16, 2014
The Great Bear Sea - exploring the marine life of a Pacific paradise by McAllister, Ian, 1969-

The Great Bear Sea - exploring the marine life of a Pacific paradise

Presents information about the shoreline of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, looking at the marine and land wildlife that thrives there, as well as the environmental factors that threaten it.

Apr 19, 2014
The great big green by Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth, author.

The great big green

Apr 19, 2014
The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945 by Hamen, Susan E, author.

The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, providing details on the New Deal, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Apr 19, 2014
The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science by Aronson, Marc, author.

The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science

Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

Apr 19, 2014
The Iliad - retold from the Homer original by Olmstead, Kathleen.

The Iliad - retold from the Homer original

A simplified retelling of Homer's epic tale of the Trojam War.

Apr 19, 2014
The invention of money by Brasch, Nicolas.

The invention of money

Apr 16, 2014
The littlest giant - the story of Vamana by Greene, Joshua, 1950- author.

The littlest giant - the story of Vamana

Retells a myth found in the Bhagavata Purana in which Vamana, one of the avatars of Vishnu, teaches King Bali a lesson about greed.

Apr 19, 2014
The Louisiana Purchase by Lynette, Rachel.

The Louisiana Purchase

Provides details about the Louisiana Purchase.

Apr 16, 2014
The Moon by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

The Moon

Introduces the Moon, discussing its phases, composition, surface, eclipses, and role in Earth's tides.

Apr 19, 2014
The official DC super hero cookbook / 50+ Simple, Tasty Recipes by Mead, Matthew, author.

The official DC super hero cookbook / 50+ Simple, Tasty Recipes

Presents more than fifty recipes for snacks, meals, drinks, and desserts inspired by the superheroes of DC Comics, including Kryptonite Krunch granola, Green Arrow kebobs, and Plastic Man pudding.

Apr 14, 2014
The official DC super hero cookbook by Mead, Matthew, author.

The official DC super hero cookbook

Presents more than fifty recipes for snacks, meals, drinks, and desserts inspired by the superheroes of DC Comics, including Kryptonite Krunch granola, Green Arrow kebobs, and Plastic Man pudding.

Apr 19, 2014
The Pilot and the Little Prince - The Life of Antoine De Saint-exupřy by Ss̕, Peter

The Pilot and the Little Prince - The Life of Antoine De Saint-exupřy

Apr 19, 2014
The postwar era - 1945-early 1970s by Krieg, Katherine, author.

The postwar era - 1945-early 1970s

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the years following World War II, providing details on the struggle against Communism, the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, and Watergate.

Apr 19, 2014
The rise of industry - 1870-1900 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

The rise of industry - 1870-1900

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing details on the growth of industry and of organized labor, immigration, and the Spanish-American War.

Apr 19, 2014
The rockabilly goats Gruff by Crosby, Jeff.

The rockabilly goats Gruff

Three billy goats outwit a troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to Nanny Mary's Shimmy Shack.

Apr 19, 2014
The story of buildings - from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond by Dillon, Patrick, 1962-, author.

The story of buildings - from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond

We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them. We go to school in them. We work in them. But why and how did people start making buildings? How did they learn to make them stronger, bigger, and more comfortable? Why did they start to decorate them in different ways? From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would last forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center designed by two young architects, Patrick Dillon's stories of remarkable buildings--and the re

Apr 18, 2014
The sun by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

The sun

Presents information about the sun, discussing its physical characteristics, orbit, natural satellites, and the technology used to study it.

Apr 19, 2014