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The science of a flip turn by Orr, Tamra, author. The science of a flip turn

Sep 24, 2016
The princess and the warrior - a tale of two volcanoes by Tonatiuh, Duncan, author, illustrator. The princess and the warrior - a tale of two volcanoes

"Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. Theemperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon

Sep 24, 2016
The power of children - ordinary youth making extraordinary differences by Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The power of children - ordinary youth making extraordinary differences

"The Power of Children Awards program (POCA) was established in 2005. In ten years of its existence, it has recognized fifty young people who have made enormous positive impacts on their communities and the world. The Power of Children offers profiles of these fifty young trailblazers, educators, and helpers, describing the projects that led to their awards"--Back cover.

Sep 24, 2016
The plot to kill Hitler - Dietrich Bonhoeffer - pastor, spy, unlikely hero by McCormick, Patricia, 1956- author. The plot to kill Hitler - Dietrich Bonhoeffer - pastor, spy, unlikely hero

Sep 24, 2016
The people of the town - nursery-rhyme friends for you and me by Marks, Alan, 1957- author, illustrator. The people of the town - nursery-rhyme friends for you and me

An illustrated collection of traditional and classic nursery rhymes.

Sep 24, 2016
The nutrient cycle by Greathouse, Lisa E., author. The nutrient cycle

"Living things depend on a few invisible but essential nutrients to survive. These nutrients each have their own purpose. But they are also interconnected in the nutrient cycle"--

Sep 24, 2016
The mystery of Area 51 by Krasner, Barbara, author. The mystery of Area 51

Get closer to solving the mystery of Area 51 with this riveting title. Learn about leading theories, important clues, and study the evidence to develop your on conclusions about what happened and what still happens today in Area 51.

Sep 24, 2016
The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue by Slade, Suzanne, author. The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue

"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"--[from book jacket]

Sep 24, 2016
The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation by Ford, Gilbert, author, illustrator. The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

"With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk...and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any

Sep 24, 2016
The Hunter's Promise - an Abenaki Tale by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author. The Hunter's Promise - an Abenaki Tale

"Bruchac retells this traditional story of love, loyalty, trust, and magic, which can be found in various forms among many of the indigenous nations of the northeast, both Iroquoian and Algonquin. Join him and ... illustrator Bill Farnsworth, as they recount this ancient and unique Abenaki tale of keeping a promise to one's family and of the proper relationship of humans to the natural world"--Amazon.com.

Sep 24, 2016
The Holocaust - the origins, events, and remarkable tales of survival by Steele, Philip, 1948- author. The Holocaust - the origins, events, and remarkable tales of survival

Color photographs, maps, and historical documents trace the events of the Holocaust, from the roots of Jewish persecution in Europe and the rise of National Socialism to the Final Solution and lasting impact of the Holocaust.

Sep 24, 2016
The great pyramid of Giza by Stanborough, Rebecca, author. The great pyramid of Giza

"This title explores and explains how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The pyramid's construction is described in terms of the engineering process"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 24, 2016
The dreaded ogress of the tundra by Christopher, Neil, 1972- author. The dreaded ogress of the tundra

"This revised, expanded edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two spine-tingling tales of the dreaded ogress of the tundra, a creature that carries away unsuspecting children on her back! New illustrations in this edition ring the amautalik to life in even greater, creepier detail than the original. Revised text and additional content make this new edition a must-buy for young readers who are intrigued with the dark and dreaded beings of Inuit mythology!"--

Sep 24, 2016
The deadliest creature in the world by Guiberson, Brenda Z., author. The deadliest creature in the world

Which creature is the deadliest? Is it the insect that bites, the ostrich that kicks, the snake that squeezes, or the shrew that paralyzes? Is it the most venemous, the most poisonous, or the one that infects its victims with a fatal disease? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose which creature they think is the deadliest in this newest picture book collaboration between Guiberson and Spirin. --Publisher

Sep 22, 2016
The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War by Murphy, Jim, 1947-, author. The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War

Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

Sep 24, 2016
The Bermuda Triangle by Richard, Orlin. The Bermuda Triangle

Sep 24, 2016
T is for Taj Mahal - an India alphabet by Bajaj, Varsha. T is for Taj Mahal - an India alphabet

Presents the natural resources, history, and culture of India, using the letters of the alphabet.

Sep 24, 2016
Switzerland by Rogers Seavey, Lura, author. Switzerland

Sep 24, 2016
Surprise the enemy - make your own traps and triggers by Ives, Rob, author. Surprise the enemy - make your own traps and triggers

Provides instruction for creating traps and triggers using common household items, inspired by real-life devices.

Sep 24, 2016
StoryWorlds - Nature by Hegbrook, Thomas, author, illustrator. StoryWorlds - Nature

"Explore the beauty and wonder of nature in this wordless picture book-and let your imagination bring everything to life! Stunning artwork captures the lives of a variety of animals and bugs in their natural surroundings and the changes that occur as they endure the passage of time, from birth to adulthood, winter to autumn, and more."--Amazon.com.

Sep 24, 2016