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To the stars! - the first American woman to walk in space by Van Vleet, Carmella, author.

To the stars! - the first American woman to walk in space

Shares the story of renowned astronaut and distinguished scientist Kathryn Sullivan, describing how she defied the conventions of her childhood to pursue interests previously limited to boys and how she became the first woman to walk in space.

Feb 2, 2016
Volleyball by Doeden, Matt, author.

Volleyball

"Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings"--

Feb 3, 2016
Ouch! moments - when words are used in hurtful ways by Genhart, Michael.

Ouch! moments - when words are used in hurtful ways

The reader is encouraged to be caring and to take a stand when someone uses hurtful words.

Feb 3, 2016
Baby orangutans by Leaf, Christina, author.

Baby orangutans

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces baby orangutans to young readers through leveled text and related photos."--

Feb 3, 2016
Spies of the Civil War - an interactive history adventure by Burgan, Michael.

Spies of the Civil War - an interactive history adventure

"Explores various perspectives on espionage in the Civil War. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

Feb 3, 2016
Baby tigers by Leaf, Christina, author.

Baby tigers

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces baby tigers to young readers through leveled text and related photos."--

Feb 3, 2016
Combat sports by Doeden, Matt, author.

Combat sports

"Presents information about the rules and types of combat sports in the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, and fencing"--

Feb 3, 2016
I like to exercise by Herrington, Lisa M.

I like to exercise

Discusses the importance of exercise and some ideas to help get the blood pumping and strengthen the entire body.

Feb 3, 2016
Thunder and lightning by Hansen, Grace, author.

Thunder and lightning

An introduction to the science behind thunder and lightning.

Feb 4, 2016
I get hungry by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

I get hungry

"Young children are naturally curious about themselves. Tell Me Why I Get Hungry offers answers to their most compelling questions about their rumbling tummy. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words."--Provided by publisher.

Feb 4, 2016
Robin Hood by Gagne, Tammy, author.

Robin Hood

Examines the legends surrounding Robin Hood.

Feb 4, 2016
Pig-piggy-pigs by Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author.

Pig-piggy-pigs

Presents simple facts about pigs and how to keep them as pets.

Feb 4, 2016
Snuggle up, ZooBorns! by Bleiman, Andrew, author.

Snuggle up, ZooBorns!

"What do koala bears, panda bears, sea otters, snow leopards, and people have in common? They all love to snuggle!-- Provided by publisher

Feb 4, 2016
The human body - the story of how we protect, repair, and make ourselves stronger by Newquist, H. P. (Harvey P.), author.

The human body - the story of how we protect, repair, and make ourselves stronger

"An exploration of the objects that scientists and tinkerers throughout history have invented to protect, repair, or improve our bodies."--

Feb 4, 2016
Hot pink - the life & fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli by Rubin, Susan Goldman.

Hot pink - the life & fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

Presents the life and accomplishments of the fashion designer, from her early life of poverty, to her successes in the Paris fashion world, her collaboration with well-known artists of her day, and the influence of her innovative designs on later fashion.

Feb 4, 2016
Experiments with light by Thomas, Isabel, 1979- author.

Experiments with light

"Explore the world of light with engaging text, real life examples and fun step-by-step experiments. This book brings the science of light to life, explaining the concepts then getting kids to be hands-on scientists!"--

Feb 4, 2016
Drew Brees by Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.

Drew Brees

Feb 4, 2016
Traveling butterflies by Shingū, Susumu, 1937- author, illustrator.

Traveling butterflies

Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature's great mysteries. How do monarchs manage to fly some 2,500 miles from Canada and the northern United States south to Mexico? How do they trace a route they've never flown and reach the same destination their ancestors once found? Traveling Butterflies indulges the awe these creatures inspire by taking a poetic, meditative look at the monarch's life cycle. In a lyrical voice that seamlessly blends fact and storytelling, the book zooms in to show a mon

Feb 4, 2016
W is for Webster - Noah Webster and his American dictionary by Fern, Tracey E., author.

W is for Webster - Noah Webster and his American dictionary

"A picture book biography of Noah Webster"--

Feb 4, 2016
Ms. Spell by Long, Ethan.

Ms. Spell

Mrs Spell gives a fun-filled lesson in spelling, pointing out some common mistakes and confusions and giving tips for remembering how to spell certain words.

Feb 4, 2016