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Beauty and the beast by

Beauty and the beast

Retelling of the classic fairy tale about a girl whose great capacity to love releases a prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

Jun 29, 2015
Battle heroes - voices from Afghanistan by Zullo, Allan, author.

Battle heroes - voices from Afghanistan

Ten stories of American heroes who have risked their lives for their country while fighting in the Afghan War.

Jun 29, 2015
Backyard chickens by Reed, Avery, author.

Backyard chickens

Describes how to raise chickens in an urban environment, and provides such information as the different varieties of chickens, how to raise chicks into adults, and why it is important to keep chickens safe and healthy.

Jun 29, 2015
Apatosaurus by Lee, Sally, 1943- author.

Apatosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Apatosaurus, including physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, and fossil discovery"--

Jun 29, 2015
The Amazon by Jackson, Tom, 1953- author.

The Amazon

Introduces the Amazon River and the rain forest that surrounds it, describing their physical characteristics and the plants and animals that live there, and discusses its people, their history, economic and social conditions, and other details.

Jun 29, 2015
Allosaurus by Lee, Sally, 1943- author.

Allosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Allosaurus, including physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, and fossil discovery"--

Jun 29, 2015
Aladdin - a story from Arabian nights by

Aladdin - a story from Arabian nights

"A sudden flash of blue light forced Aladdin to cover his face with his hands. When the young man finally lowered his hands, he was shocked by what appeared before him. It was a huge genie, hovering in midair!"--Page 4 of cover.

Jun 29, 2015
Patterns in the jungle by Markovics, Joyce L., author.

Patterns in the jungle

"In this book, young readers will learn about patterns using jungle landscape as a guide."--

Jun 29, 2015
The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall by Lang, Heather, 1966- author.

The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall

"A picture book biography of Lucille Mulhall, a Wild West performer in the early 1900s whose skills were as considerable as her male counterparts and who is often regarded as "the original cowgirl.""--

Jun 29, 2015
Loose parts - inspiring play in young children by Daly, Lisa.

Loose parts - inspiring play in young children

Jun 29, 2015
A kid's guide to keeping chickens by Caughey, Melissa, author.

A kid's guide to keeping chickens

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey (author of the award-winning blog Tilly's Nest) provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive. She also suggests lots of creative activities sure to spark enthusiasm and imagination, such as speaking chicken, creati

Jun 29, 2015
The house that Jane built - a story about Jane Addams by Stone, Tanya Lee.

The house that Jane built - a story about Jane Addams

Jun 29, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright for kids - his life and ideas by Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen.

Frank Lloyd Wright for kids - his life and ideas

"An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's leading architect and his work This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright's Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties; his struggles to find work as a young architect; the unique style that led hi

Jun 29, 2015
Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth by Woollett, Laura A.

Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth

Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.

Jun 29, 2015
Good night yoga - a pose-by-pose bedtime story by Gates, Mariam, author.

Good night yoga - a pose-by-pose bedtime story

Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end.

Jun 29, 2015
The explosive story of fireworks! by Einhorn, Kama, 1969- author.

The explosive story of fireworks!

"In this book readers will learn all about how fireworks were invented in China over 2,000 years ago, how Queen Elizabeth I created a special honor for the person who created the best fireworks, and much more!"--Provided by publisher.

Jun 29, 2015
Explore poetry! by Diehn, Andi, author.

Explore poetry!

Introduces the many different forms of poetry while delving into a variety of literary techniques such as personification, metaphor, and alliteration, and includes creative writing exercises designed to reinforce language arts skills.

Jun 29, 2015
Alaska's dog heroes - true stories of remarkable canines by Gill, Shelley, author.

Alaska's dog heroes - true stories of remarkable canines

"In Alaska, dogs really are a person's best friend. These true canine stories from the last frontier describe remarkable acts of intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and heroism by Balto, Togo, Tekla, Stickeen, and more of Alaska's famous dogs. From traversing mountains in winter with deliveries of life- saving medicine to fighting off bears and finding lost children, each beautifully illustrated and exciting story comes from the pages of Alaska's history"--

Jun 29, 2015
Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader by Woll, Kris, author.

Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader

"Recognize the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio? He loves soccer and dancing the tango. He is also the pope of the largest religion in the world. He is Pope Francis. Learn about the pope's past, why people admire him, and what he may do for the Catholic Church in the future."--Publisher's website.

Jun 29, 2015
Life story of a salamander by Guillain, Charlotte, author.

Life story of a salamander

"This book tells the life story of a salamander, using simple, concise text and stunning photographs. Read it to discover the unique life cycle and metamorphosis undergone by this fascinating amphibian as it changes from an egg to a larva to a fully grown adult salamander"--

Jun 29, 2015