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Bridges by Pettiford, Rebecca, author.

Bridges

"Carefully leveled text and engaging full-color photos introduce early fluent readers to the world's most amazing bridges while explaining the engineering behind their creation. Includes activity, glossary, and index."

Feb 4, 2016
Celebrating weddings around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Celebrating weddings around the world

Looks at marriage customs and traditions that are celebrated around the world, including a Shinto wedding, a Sikh wedding, and a South Korean mass ceremony, and the unusual places in which people have gotten married.

Feb 4, 2016
Belle & Boo S is for sewing by

Belle & Boo S is for sewing

This unique craft book of Belle & Boo themed playtime projects contains ideas and instructions for over 25 makes designed to engage a child's imagination. Each sewing project will transport your child to another world where they can fantasise about being a pirate, a ballerina or even a woodland creature. Belle's Bakery helps children to hone their numeracy skills through selling the felt cupcakes, biscuits and carrots, which can be traded for the Belle & Boo currency that is created by copying a

Feb 4, 2016
Coming of age around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Coming of age around the world

Looks at coming of age ceremonies that are celebrated around the world, including the Hindu sacred thread ceremony, the Latin American quincean~era for fifteen-year-old girls, the Jewish Bar Mitzvah, and the Christian First Communion.

Feb 4, 2016
Al Capone vs. Eliot Ness - opposite sides of the law by Roxburgh, Ellis.

Al Capone vs. Eliot Ness - opposite sides of the law

Feb 4, 2016
The 12 most amazing American monuments & symbols by Yasuda, Anita.

The 12 most amazing American monuments & symbols

Amazing America celebrates the most incredible aspects of the United States. This volume features the significant monuments of the United States.

Feb 4, 2016
The 12 most amazing American cities by Rowell, Rebecca, author.

The 12 most amazing American cities

Includes facts on New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, Seattle, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and Denver.

Feb 4, 2016
Cyber spy hunters! by Rich, Mari, author.

Cyber spy hunters!

"Hackers are out to get you...but these experts are on the job to stop them! Cybercrime is a growing problem, affecting businesses, governments, and individuals. A growing number of computer wizards are using science to prevent crime...or track down the cybercriminals. Visit this secret world inside!"--Publisher's website.

Feb 4, 2016
The Bald Eagle by Herrington, Lisa M., author.

The Bald Eagle

"Introduces the reader to the Bald eagle, and why it's the official bird of the United States."--

Feb 4, 2016
Cleopatra - powerful leader or ruthless Pharaoh? by Caravantes, Peggy, 1935-

Cleopatra - powerful leader or ruthless Pharaoh?

"Details the life of Cleopatra from differing perspectives"--

Feb 4, 2016
Book by Agard, John, 1949- author.

Book

Books contain countless tales but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book.

Feb 4, 2016
The dawn of planet Earth by Rake, Matthew, author.

The dawn of planet Earth

"More than three billion years ago, life began on Earth. Join your friendly prehistoric fish-guide on an adventure through the Precambrian, Devonian, Carboniferous, and Permian chapter's of the incredible story of evolution."--

Feb 4, 2016
Coconut by Lee, Jackie, active 2015, author.

Coconut

Feb 4, 2016
China by Perritano, John.

China

Feb 4, 2016
Carrots like peas by Eliot, Hannah, author.

Carrots like peas

Find out tons of cool facts about fruits, veggies, popcorn, cotton candy, and other moutwatering things.

Feb 4, 2016
The Cambodian dancer - Sophany's gift of hope by Reicherter, Daryn, author.

The Cambodian dancer - Sophany's gift of hope

"Sophay was a dancer in her homeland of Cambodia. Dancing and sharing the dance with others brought her great joy. But when the Khmer Rouge took power in her country, all joy was taken away from the once happy land. Sophany and many others fled Cambodia to start new lives in a new land."--

Feb 4, 2016
Bounce back - how to be a resilient kid by Moss, Wendy (Wendy L.)

Bounce back - how to be a resilient kid

Some people seem to just automatically bounce back from tough times. But the truth is that resilience is not something you are born with--it must be learned. Resilience isn't just about being tough in the face of adversity, but rather learning to make connections with others, move toward goals, maintain a positive view, and accept that change is part of life. Bounce Back will help you find your bounce using quizzes, advice, and practical strategies to build up resiliency skills.

Feb 4, 2016
Blake Griffin by Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.

Blake Griffin

Feb 4, 2016
A beginner's guide to immortality - from alchemy to avatars by Birmingham, Maria, author.

A beginner's guide to immortality - from alchemy to avatars

"Do you want to cheat death? If you said yes, then this is just the book you've been looking for-- the guide to immortality! Discover the ways people have attempted to live forever... or died trying" -- Page 4 of cover.

Feb 4, 2016
Been there, done that - writing stories from real life by

Been there, done that - writing stories from real life

"Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction. The collection features award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors who provide both original fictional short stories as well as the nonfiction accounts that inspired them. The contributing authors include Julia Alvarez, Karen Cushman, Margarita Engle, Dee Garretson, Nathan Hale, Matthew Kirby

Feb 4, 2016