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A place for birds by Stewart, Melissa, author.

A place for birds

Examines the environmental needs of birds around the world and the effect that human behavior has had on their ability to survive, with examples of the efforts being made by scientists and conservationists to save specific species of birds.

May 4, 2015
Spain by Kohen, Elizabeth, 1960-

Spain

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Spain"--Provided by publisher.

May 4, 2015
Germany by Fuller, Barbara, 1961-

Germany

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Germany"--Provided by publisher.

May 4, 2015
France by Gofen, Ethel, 1937-

France

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of France"--Provided by publisher.

May 4, 2015
Catfish by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Catfish

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of catfish.

May 4, 2015
Afghanistan by Ali, Sharifah Enayat, 1943-

Afghanistan

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Afghanistan"--Provided by publisher.

May 4, 2015
LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes by Lipkowitz, Daniel, author.

LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes

Experience Star Wars as you've never seen it before, with 100 classic scenes retold in LEGO bricks. From the Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, all the most iconic moments are here, along with your favorite characters in minifugure form.

May 4, 2015
Groundhog day by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Groundhog day

Recounts the origins and history of Groundhog Day, and describes how the holiday is celebrated.

May 4, 2015
Girls standing on lawns by

Girls standing on lawns

"Combining vintage photographs from MoMA's collection, original paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs, and text by Handler, Girls standing on lawns puts on display the creators' shared fascination with anonymous snapshots and the rich lives, memories, and stories they evoke."--Page 4 of cover.

May 4, 2015
A butterfly called Hope by Monroe, Mary Alice, author.

A butterfly called Hope

"The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. "What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?" Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl "claim" the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?"--

May 4, 2015
Andrew McCutchen - National League MVP by Flynn, Brendan, 1968- author.

Andrew McCutchen - National League MVP

Presents the life and career of the Pittsburgh Pirates star who won the 2013 National League MVP award.

May 4, 2015
Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world

"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"--Amazon.com.

May 4, 2015
Understanding Afghanistan today by Nardo, Don, 1947-

Understanding Afghanistan today

Understanding Afghanistan Today explores the Middle Eastern nation of Afghanistan with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle.

May 4, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

May 4, 2015
Look and see - a what's-not-the-same game by Kontzias, Bill.

Look and see - a what's-not-the-same game

An innovative interactive puzzle book. Eye-catching photographs of toys, trinkets, and more present spot-the-difference puzzles that support early learning skills.

May 4, 2015
The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration by Krumm, Brian.

The Little Rock nine - a primary source exploration of the battle for school integration

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Little Rock Nine during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

May 4, 2015
The life of a medieval knight by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The life of a medieval knight

Describes the life of medieval knights, including information on their equipment and armor, battle tactics, methods of training, and social customs.

May 4, 2015
Lebanon by Owings, Lisa.

Lebanon

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Lebanon"--

May 4, 2015
Leaflets three, let it be! - the story of poison ivy by Sanchez, Anita, 1956- author.

Leaflets three, let it be! - the story of poison ivy

Looking past its itch-inducing nature, describes the other things that poison ivy can do, from providing food for rabbits in spring to being used as shade by salamanders in the summer.

May 4, 2015
Hungary by Owings, Lisa.

Hungary

"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Hungary"--

May 4, 2015