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The penny pot by Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-

The penny pot

The face painting booth at the school fair provides plenty of opportunities to count combinations of coins adding up to fifty.

May 28, 2016
Ecuador by Foley, Erin, 1967- author.


"Situated in South America very close to the Equator, Ecuador is a country known for its vibrant culture and ecotourism. This book discusses the history of Ecuador, what its people and cities are like, and examines how it became the country it is today." -- Publisher's website.

May 28, 2016
Cuba by Murray, Julie, 1969-


Introduces Cuba, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

May 28, 2016
Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do by Gilpin, Rebecca

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

May 28, 2016
Baa baa black sheep by Cabrera, Jane, author, illustrator.

Baa baa black sheep

In this take-off on the familiar nursery rhyme, black sheep graciously offers bag after bag of wool to Miss, who handcrafts mittens, a tea cosy, and more for her friends, then produces a sweater for the shivering sheep when all the wool is gone. Includes music for piano and guitar.

May 28, 2016
Wildfires by Simon, Seymour, author.


Presents wildfires as neither good nor bad but as part of the endless cycle of change in forests and grasslands.

May 28, 2016
The U.S. Constitution by Clay, Kathryn, author.

The U.S. Constitution

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. constitution"--

May 28, 2016
The handbook for storytime programs by Freeman, Judy, author.

The handbook for storytime programs

Along with its companion volume, The Handbook for Storytellers, this book represents an expansion and reworking of Caroline Feller Bauer's Handbook for Storytellers (1977). The two volumes include the best of the stories and ideas from the 1977 handbook, along with new stories, poems, songs, plays, and activities; annotated lists of stories and books; and related websites and technology tie-ins. This volume, The Handbook for Storytime Programs, is divided into two parts. In the first half, each

May 28, 2016
About the rain forest by Johanasen, Heather.

About the rain forest

Learn about rain forests and the plants and animals that live in them.

May 28, 2016
Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars by Zuckerman, Gregory, author.

Rising above - how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars

"Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages"--

May 28, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 28, 2016
From the hills of Georgia - an autobiography in paintings by O'Kelley, Mattie Lou.

From the hills of Georgia - an autobiography in paintings

Twenty-eight paintings illustrate the author's childhood in rural Georgia.

May 28, 2016
Earth science by

Earth science

May 28, 2016
Abe's honest words - the life of Abraham Lincoln by Rappaport, Doreen.

Abe's honest words - the life of Abraham Lincoln

An introduction to the life and career of America's 16th president.

May 28, 2016
Peculiar plants. by

Peculiar plants.

Explores the role plants play in the environment, offers facts about unusual flowers and trees, and discusses how they protect themselves.

May 28, 2016
Helen's big world - the life of Helen Keller by Rappaport, Doreen, author.

Helen's big world - the life of Helen Keller

An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

May 28, 2016
The three little pigs by Ross, Dev.

The three little pigs

A humorous retelling of the classic story recounts the fatal episodes in the lives of two foolish pigs and how the third pig managed to avoid the same fate.

May 28, 2016
Can you find? - an ABC book by McKay, Sindy.

Can you find? - an ABC book

"Throughout the book children search for letters in illustrations, along with various objects and animals that begin with the sound of that letter. Learning these letters and letter sounds will help to build the foundations every child needs to become a successful reader."--P. [4] of cover.

May 28, 2016
Glowworms by Rajczak Nelson, Kristen, author.


"Glowworms are special kinds of beetles that make their own light. They do this through a cool chemical reaction that takes place in their bodies. Readers learn fascinating facts about these insects through informative text as well as engaging fact boxes. Science concepts such as life cycles are presented in fun ways as readers explore the lives of glowworms and see detailed photographs of these insects. What's the difference between a glowworm and a firefly? The answer is waiting for readers to

May 28, 2016
Terriers by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.


"A kindergarten-level introduction to terriers, covering their personalities, behaviors, life span, and such defining features as their paws"--

May 28, 2016