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Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports by Rutherford, Kristina, author. Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports

Level the Playing Field examines the root of these issues by taking readers through the history of womens pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through exciting interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford

Dec 4, 2016
Indianapolis Colts by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- Indianapolis Colts

This book explores the teams background and history, most memorablewins, star players, and important coaches. Readers will also learn when the NFL began and what conference and division the Colts play on. Fun facts, a full spread of team stats, and a timeline with photos complement the text. This book closes with a quiz to reinforce core concepts.

Dec 4, 2016
Ham-ham-hamsters by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author. Ham-ham-hamsters

Learn all about hamsters in this fact-and-photo-filled book for young readers! Their tiny feet scamper across cages and sprint on exercise wheels. Their little noses sniff the air and their whiskers twitch as they stuff their cheeks with food. As some of the most adorable members of the rodent family, hamsters make very popular pets. Especially in the classroom! In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about how to care for these cute critters.

Dec 4, 2016
Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you by Surrey, Ellen, author, illustrator. Giving thanks - more than 100 ways to say thank you

Discover 150 ways to say thank you with this book, which explores the meaning of thankfulness. Join one boy as he thinks about the people in his life he'd like to thank, the many reasons to be grateful, and the different ways of showing affection and gratitude to the people we love. From giving a hug, to sharing toys, to helping someone out, this book suggests a number of practical and playful ways to celebrate the people we share our lives with, and show them that we care.

Dec 4, 2016
Frogs by Bodden, Valerie, author. Frogs

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of frogs, the long-legged amphibians that hop. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some frogs croak"--

Dec 4, 2016
Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy by Michelson, Richard, author. Fascinating - the life of Leonard Nimoy

Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn't understand Leonard's drive to perform. "Learn to play the accordion," his father told him. "Actors starve, but at least musicians can eke out a living." But Leonard reached for the stars . . . and caught them. He moved to Hollywood, where he took acting lessons, and drove a taxi and took every role he could get. He worked hard, learned his lines, show

Dec 4, 2016
Famous fails - mighty mistakes, mega mishaps & how a mess can lead to success! by Boyer, Crispin, author. Famous fails - mighty mistakes, mega mishaps & how a mess can lead to success!

"This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment--there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyze the failures: Lesson Learned, It Could Be Worse, Losing Combinations, and a Fail Scale help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, wh

Dec 4, 2016
Explore Greek myths! - with 25 great projects by Yasuda, Anita, author. Explore Greek myths! - with 25 great projects

Architecture, democracy, the Olympics--the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government.

Dec 4, 2016
Do you really want to visit Saturn? by Heos, Bridget. Do you really want to visit Saturn?

"A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Saturn, learns about the harsh conditions on the gas planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Saturn vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 4, 2016
Destination- Mars by Simon, Seymour, author. Destination- Mars

Named after the Roman god of war, Mars has fascinated people for thousands of years. Did you know that... A Martian year is 687 Earth days, almost twice as long as a year on Earth. Mars's biggest valley, Valles Marineris, is four times as deep as the Grand Canyon! Scientists think that Mars, now rocky and barren, once had an ocean, rivers, and a thicker atmosphere. Explore the wonders of Mars, the Red Planet, with science writer Seymour Simon in this updated edition filled with full-color photog

Dec 4, 2016
Day of the Dead - a celebration of life and death by Doering, Amanda F., 1980- Day of the Dead - a celebration of life and death

"A brief description of what Day of the Dead is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 4, 2016
Chimpanzees by Riggs, Kate, author. Chimpanzees

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of chimpanzees, Africa's intelligent primates. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why chimpanzees do not have tails"--

Dec 4, 2016
Charles Darwin's around-the-world adventure by Thermes, Jennifer, author. Charles Darwin's around-the-world adventure

"This gorgeous picture book biography follows Charles Darwin's adventures in South America"--

Dec 4, 2016
Becoming president by Rajczak, Michael, author. Becoming president

"Becoming one of the most powerful leaders in the world is enticing, but the path to US president is a difficult one. The campaign may be years long, and financing is complicated. While running for student council president or other major student leadership position may not cost as much, preparation for the job can also be daunting. This book not only introduces readers to the process of becoming the US president, but also guides them through their own campaign."--

Dec 4, 2016
Awesome LEGO creations with bricks you already have - 50 new robots, dragons, race cars, planes, wild animals and other exciting projects to build imaginative worlds by Dees, Sarah, author. Awesome LEGO creations with bricks you already have - 50 new robots, dragons, race cars, planes, wild animals and other exciting projects to build imaginative worlds

Turn your pile of LEGO bricks into a day of fun! This unique activity book has step-by-step instructions and tons of photos to teach you how to build all-new and totally awesome robots and a robot lab, race cars to race your friends and jet planes to zoom across the room at lightning speed or fit in your pocket for on-the-go play. You can build wild animals then take your minifigures on a safari to see a lion, tiger, monkey and more! Build your own LEGO town with a playground, skate park and go-

Dec 4, 2016
Astronauts and other space heroes by Thomson, Sarah L. Astronauts and other space heroes

Lists the achievements and other facts about the most famous astronauts.

Dec 4, 2016
Andrew Luck by Murray, Laura K., 1989- author. Andrew Luck

"An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Andrew Luck, a professional football quarterback star who broke rookie NFL records with the Indianapolis Colts"--

Dec 4, 2016
365 things to do with LEGO bricks by Hugo, Simon, author. 365 things to do with LEGO bricks

"365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways. This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours. Visual tips and advice from LEGO fan builders will encourage you to get creative and have fun while learning new building skills such as building your own LEGO pet, challeng

Dec 4, 2016
You wouldn't want to live without bees! by Woolf, Alex, 1964- author. You wouldn't want to live without bees!

"Describes what life would be like without bees."--

Dec 2, 2016
Yokuts by Lajiness, Katie, author. Yokuts

Dec 2, 2016

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