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Bigfoot is missing! by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Bigfoot is missing!

A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry--

Apr 30, 2015
12 mammals back from the brink by Furstinger, Nancy.

12 mammals back from the brink

Amazing survival stories of endangered species that have made a comeback.

May 1, 2015
Who was Galileo? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Who was Galileo?

"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portra

May 2, 2015
Butterflies by Frisch, Aaron, 1975-2013, author.

Butterflies

"A kindergarten-level introduction to butterflies, covering their growth process, behaviors, the warm areas they call home, and such defining physical features as their wings"--

May 2, 2015
Beavers by Riggs, Kate, author.

Beavers

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of beavers, nature's swimming engineers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why beavers slap their tails"--

May 2, 2015
Motorcycles by Riggs, Kate, author.

Motorcycles

"A kindergarten-level introduction to motorcycles, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their engines"--Provided by publisher.

May 2, 2015
Camels by Riggs, Kate, author.

Camels

"A kindergarten-level introduction to camels, covering their growth process, behaviors, the deserts they call home, and such defining features as their humps"--

May 2, 2015
Secrets of the terracotta army - tomb of an ancient Chinese emperor by Capek, Michael.

Secrets of the terracotta army - tomb of an ancient Chinese emperor

"Describes the archeological wonders of the Terracotta Army, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

May 2, 2015
Secrets of Machu Picchu - lost city of the Incas by Garbe, Suzanne.

Secrets of Machu Picchu - lost city of the Incas

"Describes the archeological wonder of Machu Picchu, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

May 2, 2015
The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - leading from the bully pulpit by Berne, Emma Carlson.

The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - leading from the bully pulpit

"The charming and charismatic Theodore Roosevelt left a legacy that is still strong today. When Americans enjoy the country's many national parks, eat safe meat, or successfully transact business with a company of their choice, they have the progressive President Roosevelt to thank. Fiercely determined to protect the public good, the energetic Roosevelt worked tirelessly on behalf of his fellow citizens."--Publisher.

May 2, 2015
The presidency of George Washington - inspiring a young nation by Smith-Llera, Danielle, 1971-

The presidency of George Washington - inspiring a young nation

"George Washington knew he was setting an example in everything he did. The first American president had been a heroic military commander during the Revolutionary War, leading his forces to victory. As president he would guide the citizens of a new republic with a strong central government. No more would each state make its own decisions. Instead, they would band together, with the beloved Washington leading the way. It was up to him not to abuse the power of his mighty position."--Publisher.

May 2, 2015
The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - confronting the Great Depression and World War II by Nardo, Don, 1947-

The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt - confronting the Great Depression and World War II

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt the longest serving president in U.S. history successfully guided Americans through two of the worst crises ever. He succeeded where others had failed in pulling the country back from the brink of collapse during the Great Depression. He lifted Americans spirits and turned them away from fear and defeatism. Then came the horrors and devastation of World War II. The brilliant and courageous Roosevelt proved to be an outstanding commander in chief, leading the world to v

May 2, 2015
The queen's shadow - a story about how animals see by Young, Cybèle, 1972- author.

The queen's shadow - a story about how animals see

Uses the story of someone stealing a Queen's shadow at a ball to illustrate the different types of vision that various animals have, including chameleons, sharks, lancehead snakes, dragonflies, pigeons, and sea urchins.

May 3, 2015
Enormous smallness - a story of E.E. Cummings by Burgess, Matthew, author.

Enormous smallness - a story of E.E. Cummings

Presents the life and work of the twentieth-century American writer, focusing on his fascination with words from a young age and highlighting his poetry's inspirational properties.

May 3, 2015
High-tech DIY projects with robotics by Murphy, Maggie, author.

High-tech DIY projects with robotics

"Different types of robots and their components, functions, and purposes are explored in a way that students will find helpful and encouraging when they begin working on their own projects. More than just a beginner's guide, this may be the spark to ignite limitless possibility for kids who love to use their minds and hands" --

May 3, 2015
Who Was Winston Churchill? by Labrecque, Ellen/ Hoare, Jerry (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Winston Churchill?

May 4, 2015
Women inventors by Indovino, Shaina Carmel.

Women inventors

Profiles such famous women inventors as Margaret Knight, Stephanie Kwolek, and Patsy Sherman.

May 4, 2015
Wild world - an encyclopedia of animals by Johnson, Jinny, 1949-

Wild world - an encyclopedia of animals

Examines the main groups within the animal kingdom, revealing similarities and differences between the animals in each group.

May 4, 2015
Zoology for kids - understanding and working with animals - with 21 activities by Hestermann, Josh, 1983-

Zoology for kids - understanding and working with animals - with 21 activities

An introduction to working with animals shares anecdotes, photographs, facts based on peer-reviewed research, and hands-on activities designed to promote conservation awareness and animal-related career interests.

May 4, 2015
What Was D-day? by Demuth, Patricia Brennan/ Kenyon, David Grayson (ILT)/ Anderson, Scott (ILT)

What Was D-day?

May 4, 2015