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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
Young civil rights heroes by Zullo, Allan, author.

Young civil rights heroes

Ten African Americans recount stories about their participation in the American civil rights movement.

Feb 6, 2016
Kakapos by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- author.

Kakapos

Feb 6, 2016
Carl Linnaeus - genius of classification by Anderson, Margaret J. (Margaret Jean), 1931-

Carl Linnaeus - genius of classification

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the eighteenth-century Swedish botanist, who established the modern system of classifying plants and animals.

Feb 6, 2016
Luna's red hat - an illustrated storybook to help children cope with loss and suicide by Smid, Emmi.

Luna's red hat - an illustrated storybook to help children cope with loss and suicide

It is a beautiful spring day, and Luna is having a picnic in the park with her family, wearing her Mum's red hat. Luna's Mum died one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. She feels that it may have been her fault and worries that her Dad might leave her in the same way. Her Dad talks to her to explain what happened and together they think about all the happy memories they have of Mum. This beautifully-illustrated storybook is designed as a tool to be read with children ag

Feb 6, 2016
The long and the short of it - a tale about hair by Meyers, Barbara.

The long and the short of it - a tale about hair

"This is the story of two little girls, Isabel and Emma, and their hair, which sometimes was long and sometimes was short, and sometimes was not."--Pub. description.

Feb 6, 2016
Learning about privacy by Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975- author.

Learning about privacy

"Introduces readers to the concept of privacy, especially related to the Internet and online safety, such as creating a safe password. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy"--

Feb 6, 2016
Learning about Europe by Baxter, Roberta, 1952-

Learning about Europe

Feb 6, 2016
Learning about Australia by Owings, Lisa.

Learning about Australia

Feb 6, 2016
Friends and frenemies - the good, the bad, and the awkward by Castle, Jennifer, author.

Friends and frenemies - the good, the bad, and the awkward

Middle school friendships can be a source of great joy one day, then pain and anxiety the next. Friends and Frenemies examines the complexities of friendship and helps readers start building communication tools that will last a lifetime. The book tackles big questions such as: How can I make friends? and What if I feel like I need to end a friendship? Friends and Frenemies includes not just advice, but also comments from real kids, advice from older teens who have been there and done that, quizz

Feb 6, 2016
Forced removal - causes and effects of the Trail of Tears by Schwartz, Heather E.

Forced removal - causes and effects of the Trail of Tears

"Explains the Trail of Tears, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Feb 6, 2016
The first step - how one girl put segregation on trial by Goodman, Susan E., 1952- author.

The first step - how one girl put segregation on trial

Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Feb 6, 2016
Fables by La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695.

Fables

Contains sixty fables by seventeenth-century French poet, Jean de La Fontaine including "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "The Two Mules," and "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse."

Feb 6, 2016
Ebola by Squire, Ann, author.

Ebola

Presents facts about Ebola, including how it spreads, its source, and how it can be treated.

Feb 6, 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 6, 2016
Coconut by Lee, Jackie, active 2015, author.

Coconut

Feb 6, 2016
China by Perritano, John.

China

Feb 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 2016