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Vampires in nature by Larson, Kirsten W., author.

Vampires in nature

"This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals that drink the blood of other animals and even people. Explains how these "vampire" animals find their hosts and which ones usually spread diseases when they feed on human blood"--

Feb 6, 2016
Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale by Morgunova, Anna, illustrator.

Vasilisa the beautiful - a Russian folktale

A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.

Feb 6, 2016
Vietnam by Markovics, Joyce L., author.

Vietnam

"Tropical. Beautiful. Friendly. Welcome to Vietnam! Look inside to learn about the land, cities, food, holidays, and wildlife of this incredible country."--

Feb 10, 2016
Visiting the Great Lakes by Rajczak, Michael

Visiting the Great Lakes

Feb 10, 2016
Volleyball by Doeden, Matt, author.

Volleyball

"Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings"--

Feb 3, 2016
Vultures by Gregory, Josh, author.

Vultures

"This book details the life and habits of vultures"--

Feb 10, 2016
W is for Webster - Noah Webster and his American dictionary by Fern, Tracey E., author.

W is for Webster - Noah Webster and his American dictionary

"A picture book biography of Noah Webster"--

Feb 4, 2016
War heroes - voices from Iraq by Zullo, Allan, author.

War heroes - voices from Iraq

Documents the stories of 10 real-life war heroes who served in the Iraqi war, including a Marine Scout Sniper who repeatedly risked his life to save others and a Staff Sergeant whose team rallied against well-armed insurgents.

Feb 10, 2016
Warfare in the Medieval world by Marshall, Chris.

Warfare in the Medieval world

Provides an overview of the evolution of military conflicts from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries, describing changes in the make-up of the armies, fighting tactics, and weapons.

Feb 10, 2016
Washington, D.C. by Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.

Washington, D.C.

Learn about Washington, D.C.

Feb 10, 2016
We can get along - a child's book of choices by Payne, Lauren Murphy, 1956-

We can get along - a child's book of choices

"At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences--at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children's development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book includes activities and discussion questions that teachers, parents, and other adults can use to further ex

Feb 10, 2016
Welcome aboard! - traveling on an ocean liner by Huff, Barbara A.

Welcome aboard! - traveling on an ocean liner

Describes, in text and illustrations, a five-day Atlantic crossing aboard the QE2. Also discusses the history of steamships and includes information about island cruises and places where one may go to see large ships.

Feb 10, 2016
What's up in the Amazon rainforest by Clarke, Ginjer L., author.

What's up in the Amazon rainforest

"Where in the world will you find 427 different types of mammals, 1,294 birds, 2,200 fishes, 378 reptiles, 428 amphibians, and about 1 million insects? The Amazon Rainforest, of course! Get lost in the largest rainforest in the world to climb trees that are 500 years old, swim with a pink dolphin, avoid the deadly poison dart frogs, and sleep with a troop of twenty howler monkeys. In What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest, you'll learn all about the plants and animals, as well as the people that liv

Feb 10, 2016
What's your story, Amelia Earhart? by Barton, Jen.

What's your story, Amelia Earhart?

Feb 10, 2016
What's your story, Frederick Douglass? by Shaffer, Jody Jensen.

What's your story, Frederick Douglass?

Feb 10, 2016
What's your story, Paul Revere? by Goddu, Krystyna Poray, author.

What's your story, Paul Revere?

Feb 10, 2016
When green becomes tomatoes / Poems for All Seasons by Fogliano, Julie.

When green becomes tomatoes / Poems for All Seasons

"A book of poetry moving through the seasons"--

Feb 10, 2016
Where did my clothes come from? by Butterworth, Christine, author.

Where did my clothes come from?

Easy-to-read text, accompanied by full-color illustrations, introduces young readers to the processes involved in producing the materials used in clothing and turning them into such garments as cotton jeans, a silk dress, and rubber boots.

Feb 6, 2016
Who was Blackbeard? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who was Blackbeard?

Describes the life and times of the famous and feared pirate, from his mysterious origin to his death at the hands of the British navy.

Feb 10, 2016
Who was Jesse Owens? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who was Jesse Owens?

Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who became an Olympic legend and challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority.

Feb 10, 2016