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Maker projects for kids who love photography by Spence, Kelly, author. Maker projects for kids who love photography

"From high-powered cameras to smartphones, photography is a popular and accessible interest of many individuals today. This title helps young photographers explore the history of this important art, and the pioneers who innovated and created some of the world's most notable cameras and photos. Readers will learn about lenses, filters, composition, and lighting. They will also be encouraged to create their own photography projects using different styles and mediums, and changing their photos into

Dec 2, 2016
Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur by Stille, Darlene R., author. Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur

"Describes the life and times of African American entrepreneur C.J. Walker"--

Dec 2, 2016
Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology by Byrd, Robert, author. Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology

"The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero's journey, from the Golden Fleece's origin story and Jason's childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and cap

Dec 2, 2016
Inuit by Lajiness, Katie, author. Inuit

Dec 2, 2016
I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children by Davis, Julia Alford, author. I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children

This book was written after a four-year-old asked his grandmother if her brown skin ever made her sad, and then asked her why she liked her brown skin so much. 'I was shocked by his words and I knew my grandchild was hurting.' This must-read book is an answer to his questions. The author, a history teacher, begins by saying all skin is good and it is healthy for you to like the skin you are in. Then she starts telling her grandchild about dark-skinned people in West Africa and the beautiful civi

Dec 2, 2016
I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing) by Thornhill, Jan, author. I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing)

"Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of li

Dec 2, 2016
The Hindenburg in flames - how a photograph marked the end of the airship by Burgan, Michael, author. The Hindenburg in flames - how a photograph marked the end of the airship

"Discusses the iconic photograph of the German airship Hindenburg in flames as it attempted to land in New Jersey in May 1937"--

Dec 2, 2016
Guinness world records. Man-made marvels! by Lemke, Donald B., author. Guinness world records. Man-made marvels!

Presents world records related to man-made items, including the world's largest LEGO house, the tallest rideable bicycle, and the largest high-heeled shoe.

Dec 2, 2016
The great big body book by Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author. The great big body book

Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and they change throughout our lives, from newborn babies and children through to teenagers, and maybe to mums and dads and grandparents. Find out about growing and learning, big and small, keeping fit, breaks and bruises, the five senses, using our minds, how we are the same and how we are different - and lots more. Our bodies really are amazing!

Dec 2, 2016
Go west with famous trailblazers by Stuckey, Rachel, author. Go west with famous trailblazers

A look at some of the explorers, homesteaders, adventurers, and entrepreneurs who helped to open the West to settlement in the nineteenth century includes information on key events and developments along the way.

Dec 2, 2016
Go west - first contact with Native nations by O'Brien, Cynthia (Cynthia J.), author. Go west - first contact with Native nations

Dec 2, 2016
Fantastic beasts and where to find them - the original screenplay by Rowling, J. K., author. Fantastic beasts and where to find them - the original screenplay

While attending the Magical Congress of the United States of America in 1926, Newt Scamander is pursued by the wizarding authorities when dangerous beasts and their habitats escape from his magical briefcase.

Dec 2, 2016
Fantastic beasts and where to find them - magical movie handbook by Kogge, Michael, author. Fantastic beasts and where to find them - magical movie handbook

"Featuring amazing photos and details from the film, this handbook highlights all of your favorite characters, locations, artifacts, spells, and magical moments from the movie!"--Page [4] of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
Fantastic beasts and where to find them - character guide by Kogge, Michael, author. Fantastic beasts and where to find them - character guide

"Meet Newt, Tina, Queenie, Jacob, and many more in this comprehensive character guide..."--Page [4] of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
Facebook founder and Internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg by Cornell, Kari A., author. Facebook founder and Internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg

Have you ever shared a photo, played a game, or written a status update online? Learn how Mark Zuckerbergs love of programming helped him create the social networking site Facebook.

Dec 2, 2016
Extreme wildfire - smoke jumpers, high-tech gear, survival tactics, and the extraordinary science of fire by Thiessen, Mark (Photographer), author, illustrator. Extreme wildfire - smoke jumpers, high-tech gear, survival tactics, and the extraordinary science of fire

"From a searing expanse of flames in Russia to barreling blazes in California, no wildfire is too extreme for National Geographic photographer and wildland firefighter Mark Thiessen. Travel with Thiessen across the globe as he investigates dangerous infernos and works alongside courageous firefighting teams. Offering stunning photography, expert advice, and inside information on the most high-tech gear, the author turns up the heat to show you the incredible science behind the flames."

Dec 2, 2016
The dragon's hoard - stories from the Viking sagas by Don, Lari, author. The dragon's hoard - stories from the Viking sagas

Eleven amazing stories and folk tales from the Vikings, packed with warriors and battles, heroes and heroines, Berserkers, monsters, zombies and magic. It includes stories adapted by the author of a greedy dragon guarding a huge hoard of gold, a girl who becomes a swan to protect her warrior love in battle, and a polar bear brought to the king of Denmark as a gift.

Dec 2, 2016
DK Smithsonian knowledge encyclopedia. Animal! by Woodward, John, 1954- author. DK Smithsonian knowledge encyclopedia. Animal!

Provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, and behavior of such animals as invertebrates,fish, amphibians, reptiles,birds and mammals.

Dec 2, 2016
Diwali - festival of lights by Singh, Rina, 1955- author. Diwali - festival of lights

Fireworks, food and family. Diwali reminds us that light will always prevail over darkness through the retelling of the legends of Rama, Krishna and Lakshmi in the biggest and brightest of all Indian festivals.

Dec 2, 2016
Creepy libraries by Taylor, Troy, author. Creepy libraries

Libraries can be creepy places. They have silent rooms and long, dusty passageways with towering shelves. They are filled with dark shadows and quiet footsteps. You never know when someone may be lurking around a corner or watching you. Now imagine a library that's also filled with ghosts! In this book, you will visit 11 of the spookiest libraries in the United States and meet the terrifying spirits who haunt them. Among the spirits are a girl whose image is forever captured in a beautiful stain

Dec 2, 2016

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