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The tailor and the mouse by Feierabend, John Martin.

The tailor and the mouse

A storybook inspired by the children's folk song follows the adventures of an absentminded tailor who tries a harebrained method of curing his trusty but ailing mouse companion, in a whimsical tale that is complemented by historical notes and a complete set of lyrics for the song.

Aug 25, 2016
The stone thrower by Richardson, Jael Ealey, 1980- author.

The stone thrower

Describes the childhood of Chuck Ealey, who dreamed of becoming a football quarterback despite the prejudices he faced as an African American.

Aug 25, 2016
The Statue of Liberty by Orr, Tamra, author.

The Statue of Liberty

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Statue of Liberty"--

Aug 25, 2016
The star-spangled banner by Lambert, Nancy (Nancy R.), author.

The star-spangled banner

Tells the story behind the original nineteenth-century national treasure that inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem, while sharing insights into how the Smithsonian cares for the flag.

Aug 25, 2016
The science of a sinkhole by Koontz, Robin Michal, author.

The science of a sinkhole

Learn the science behind sinkholes.

Aug 19, 2016
The rock & gem book - ...and other treasures of the natural world by Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.

The rock & gem book - ...and other treasures of the natural world

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-color specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally

Aug 20, 2016
The other day I met a bear by Feierabend, John Martin, author.

The other day I met a bear

"The beloved echo song "The Other Day I Met a Bear" is beautifully rendered in this illustrated picture book. A favorite camping song for generations, this whimsical work is paired with a history and notation of the song as well as a link to a free download of two audio versions of the song - one with singing and an instrumental. Serving as a preservation of the heritage of great folk music, this book is true treasure for the whole family to enjoy time and again"--

Aug 25, 2016
The oldest and the newest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The oldest and the newest

"Learn all about the oldest and newest places on Earth and find out how the world has changed over time."--

Aug 19, 2016
The oddest superstitions of all time by Graves, Will, author.

The oddest superstitions of all time

This title explores the quirks and oddities of some of the biggest names and lesser-known figures in the world of sports, from the player who ate chicken before every game to the coach who chewed on towels on the sidelines. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources.

Aug 20, 2016
The Music in George's Head - George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue by Slade, Suzanne/ Innerst, Stacy (ILT)

The Music in George's Head - George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

Aug 25, 2016
The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation by Ford, Gilbert.

The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

Aug 25, 2016
The magic school bus inside a hurricane by Cole, Joanna.

The magic school bus inside a hurricane

The magic school bus changes into a hot-air balloon and then an airplane as Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip into the eye of a hurricane for a lesson in meteorology.

Aug 25, 2016
The magic school bus explores the senses by Cole, Joanna.

The magic school bus explores the senses

Ms. Frizzle and her class explore the senses by traveling on the magic school bus in and out of an eye, ear, mouth, nose, and other parts of both human and animal bodies.

Aug 25, 2016
The Magic School Bus blows its top - a book about volcanoes by Herman, Gail, 1959-

The Magic School Bus blows its top - a book about volcanoes

Join the class as they learn about volcanoes. It's an explosive field trip you won't want to miss!

Aug 25, 2016
The lion and the unicorn - and other hairy tales by Ray, Jane, 1960- author, illustrator.

The lion and the unicorn - and other hairy tales

Retellings of eleven tales about real and mythical animals gathered from various storytelling traditions around the globe.

Aug 25, 2016
The Holocaust - The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival by Steele, Philip

The Holocaust - The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival

Aug 25, 2016
The help yourself cookbook for kids. 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth by Roth, Ruby, author.

The help yourself cookbook for kids. 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth

"Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistible cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks when you're dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition -- for now and for life!"--

Aug 25, 2016
The frog and the mouse by Feierabend, John Martin.

The frog and the mouse

In this adaptation of a classic folksong, a persistent frog courts his lady love, a mouse.

Aug 25, 2016
The Election of 1860 - a nation divides on the eve of war by Gunderson, Jessica, author.

The Election of 1860 - a nation divides on the eve of war

"Tells the story of the election of 1860 and the immediate and lasting effects it had on a nation on the brink of Civil War"--

Aug 25, 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

Aug 25, 2016