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Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. by

Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities.

"Launch a marshmallow catapult! Decode invisible ink! Get ready to get your paw dirty tackling feats of chemistry, physics, and engineering with Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. Need a project for school? No problem! Check out the science"--Page 4 of cover.

May 23, 2015
Ireland by Levy, Patricia, 1951-

Ireland

Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Ireland.

May 23, 2015
Bullet trains by Riggs, Kate, author.

Bullet trains

"A kindergarten-level introduction to bullet trains, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their cars"--Provided by publisher.

May 23, 2015
Elvis - the story of the rock and roll King by Christensen, Bonnie, author.

Elvis - the story of the rock and roll King

May 23, 2015
Wangari Maathai - the woman who planted millions of trees by Prévot, Franck, 1968-

Wangari Maathai - the woman who planted millions of trees

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

May 24, 2015
Roses by Murray, Peter, 1952 September 29-

Roses

Examines different types of roses and their cultural use as symbols of love.

May 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2015
Italy by Winter, Jane Kohen, 1959-

Italy

May 24, 2015
Catfish by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Catfish

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

May 27, 2015
Maya Angelou- A Biography of an Award-Winning Poet and Civil Rights Activist by Agins, Donna Brown

Maya Angelou- A Biography of an Award-Winning Poet and Civil Rights Activist

May 27, 2015
Pyramids of Giza by Matthews, Sheelagh.

Pyramids of Giza

Provides an overview of the Pyramids of Giza, discussing topics such as its history, chief architect, structural aspects, and construction techniques and materials, and offers information about careers in architecture and construction.

May 28, 2015
When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable by Lumbard, Alexis York, 1981- author.

When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable

The trial of the millennium: animals vs humans. Brought before the spirit king, and charged by the animals with spreading fear and pain throughout the land, the humans must answer for their actions. Will justice be had? Will balance return to land, sea, and sky? Will the earth be saved?

May 28, 2015
Zoology for kids - understanding and working with animals by Hestermann, Josh, 1983-

Zoology for kids - understanding and working with animals

This engaging resource provides readers with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world.

May 29, 2015
Miniature mammals by Kuskowski, Alex.

Miniature mammals

An introduction to different types of miniature mammals. Includes maps of where the animals live, size charts compared to humans, fun facts and a quick comprehension quiz.

May 29, 2015
Milton Hershey by Ribke, Simone T.

Milton Hershey

Introduces the life and legacy of the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder of Hershey Foods, who built a town around his factory with unique housing for his workers and a school for disadvantaged students.

May 29, 2015
Mae Jemison by Shepherd, Jodie.

Mae Jemison

A biography of Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut.

May 29, 2015
Slither, snake! by Alinsky, Shelby, author.

Slither, snake!

"Meet different kinds of snakes! Find out where they live and what they do. Through engaging text features, such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups--helping them make connections between words and expanding their understanding of the world" --

May 29, 2015
Science experiments with sight & sound by Kuskowski, Alex.

Science experiments with sight & sound

Offers instructions for carrying out simple experiments at home that demonstrate scientific principles of sight and sound.

May 29, 2015
Skylanders universe. Book of elements - fire & water by

Skylanders universe. Book of elements - fire & water

The legendary video game character Spyro the Dragon--star of the Skylanders universe--is featured in a handbook that focuses on the fire and water elemental Skylander tribes and their unique and mystical characters.

May 29, 2015