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Dear wandering wildebeest - and other poems from the water hole by Latham, Irene.

Dear wandering wildebeest - and other poems from the water hole

Jul 30, 2014
Cultural traditions in Australia by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in Australia

Australia's culture is an interesting mix of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and culture of England, where most of its immigrant population came from. This book describes how British influence and the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of indigenous peoples have developed into many of the lively and colorful festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Australian people celebrate family occasions.

Jul 30, 2014
Battle of Gettysburg by Hamilton, John, 1959-

Battle of Gettysburg

Jul 30, 2014
Body basics by Coupe, Robert.

Body basics

Explains how the many different and complex elerments of the human body work together.

Jul 30, 2014
Dump trucks by Amoroso, Cynthia.

Dump trucks

What do dump trucks carry? How do they dump their loads? Who drives dump trucks? Learn all about these awesome trucks in this book. --Publisher's description.

Jul 30, 2014
Birdlike dinosaurs! - small Theropods and prehistoric birds. by

Birdlike dinosaurs! - small Theropods and prehistoric birds.

"An introduction to small theropods, a group of dinosaurs that walked on two legs and that included the meat-eating dinosaurs, and to prehistoric birds. Features include an original drawing of each dinosaur, fun facts, a glossary, and a list of additional resources"--

Jul 30, 2014
Cultural traditions in Thailand by Aloian, Molly.

Cultural traditions in Thailand

Thailand's culture is a blending of the Buddhist religion and ancient traditions passed down through centuries. This interesting book describes how influences from surrounding countries such as India, China, Cambodia, and others in southeast Asia have helped to develop many of the colorful festivals celebrated today.

Jul 30, 2014
Cultural traditions in South Africa by Aloian, Molly, author.

Cultural traditions in South Africa

Jul 30, 2014
Brown girl dreaming by Woodson, Jacqueline.

Brown girl dreaming

"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a

Jul 30, 2014
Animal teachers by Halfmann, Janet, author.

Animal teachers

"Short entries portray how 12 different animals are taught various "lessons." Chicks learn to peck to get their bellies full; a prairie dog pup learns how to spot and warn others about predators; a bottlenose dolphin learns how to recognize its mother's signature call"--

Jul 30, 2014
Does it really rain frogs? - questions and answers about planet Earth by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-, author.

Does it really rain frogs? - questions and answers about planet Earth

"Answers common questions young readers have about weather, space, and other phenomena of planet Earth"--

Jul 30, 2014
Do plants really eat insects? - questions and answers about the science of plants by Canavan, Thomas, 1956-, author.

Do plants really eat insects? - questions and answers about the science of plants

"Answers common questions young readers have about plants"--

Jul 30, 2014
Dinosaur jokes by

Dinosaur jokes

How do dinosaurs pay their bills? With Tyrannosaurus checks! What should you do if a dinosaur sneezes? Why, get out of the way, of course! These are just two of the dinosaur jokes that will have you laughing and rolling on the floor until your stomach is, well, saurus. --Publisher's description.

Jul 30, 2014
Diggers by Alinas, Marv, author.

Diggers

Buckets, booms, and backhoes are just a few of the cool parts on these interesting machines. Learn more about diggers of all sizes inside! -- Publisher's description.

Jul 30, 2014
Brainstorm! - the stories of twenty American kid inventors by Tucker, Tom, 1944-

Brainstorm! - the stories of twenty American kid inventors

Reveals some of the amazing inventions of the past and present that have come from young Americans, ages eight to nineteen.

Jul 30, 2014
Choose good food! - my eating tips by Bellisario, Gina.

Choose good food! - my eating tips

A picky eater learns about healthy food choices, visits the supermarket, and prepares a delicious snack.

Jul 30, 2014
The chocolate chip cookie queen - Ruth Wakefield and her yummy invention by Bredeson, Carmen.

The chocolate chip cookie queen - Ruth Wakefield and her yummy invention

"A biography of Ruth Wakefield's life, and her invention of the chocolate chip cookie"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 30, 2014
Children's world atlas by

Children's world atlas

Features detailed maps of different countries and regions around the world, along with information about key political and social issues that have influenced life in each place.

Jul 30, 2014
The changing environment by Chancellor, Deborah.

The changing environment

Jul 30, 2014
Be aware! - my tips for personal safety by Bellisario, Gina.

Be aware! - my tips for personal safety

"Sophie is on a mission. You can call her Agent S. Like any good spy, Sophie knows how to be safe. She helps her brother stay away from danger too. They watch for speeding cars. They avoid strangers. And they never goof around on the school bus!"--Amazon.com.

Jul 30, 2014