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The right word - Roget and his thesaurus by Bryant, Jennifer.

The right word - Roget and his thesaurus

The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time"--Amazon.com.

Sep 16, 2014
The prairie that nature built by Lorbiecki, Marybeth.

The prairie that nature built

"Nature on the prairie, including both wildlife and wildfire, is a rich and closely knit ecosystem, as reflected in the interlocking verses of this simple story. Endnotes present facts, activities, related games, and resources"--

Sep 16, 2014
The pied piper of Hamelin by Raecke, Renate, 1943- author.

The pied piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper pipes a village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service, he pipes away their children as well.

Sep 16, 2014
The Philippines by Oleksy, Walter G., 1930-

The Philippines

Sep 16, 2014
The moon shines down by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.

The moon shines down

From the lost manuscripts of renowned children's author Brown, this bedtime story is based on the classic New England Sampler prayer, God Bless the Moon and God Bless Me. The poetic verse of the text shows a child praying for God's blessing on children in different parts of the world and themselves as the moon shines down on them all.

Sep 16, 2014
The Mayflower by Greenwood, Mark, 1958-

The Mayflower

Describes the transatlantic journey taken by the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, detailing their hardships until they reached their destination in the New World.

Sep 16, 2014
The little mermaid and other fishy tales by Ray, Jane, 1960- author.

The little mermaid and other fishy tales

An illustrated collection of deep-sea adventures features an international selection of stories and poems including "The Fisherman and His Wife," "Whalesong," and "The Ballad of John Silver."

Sep 16, 2014
The legend of Atlantis by Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.

The legend of Atlantis

Describes the ancient legend about a beautiful and wealthy island city, its destruction by an angry god, and the continuing attempts by generations of explorers to find some trace of a real site.

Sep 16, 2014
The Korean War - an interactive modern history adventure by Burgan, Michael.

The Korean War - an interactive modern history adventure

"Lets readers experience the Korean War from multiple perspectives, allowing them to choose different paths through history"--

Sep 16, 2014
The kid's guide to exploring nature by Smith, Marilyn, 1959- author.

The kid's guide to exploring nature

Sep 16, 2014
The industrial revolution for kids - the people and technology that changed the world - with 21 activities by Mullenbach, Cheryl.

The industrial revolution for kids - the people and technology that changed the world - with 21 activities

"This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, andinventions of the time, from the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies and the dingy and dangerous factories of the day to the creation of new forms of transportation and communication. By recounting this fascinating period in American hi

Sep 16, 2014
The fox went out on a chilly night by

The fox went out on a chilly night

A traditional folk song which tells of the exciting chase that ensues when Mr. Fox raids the farm in order to feed his family.

Sep 16, 2014
The End of World War I - the Treaty of Versailles and its tragic legacy by Swayze, Alan.

The End of World War I - the Treaty of Versailles and its tragic legacy

Explores the events that occured after the armistice of 1918 ended World War I, describing the outcome of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that would create bitter resentment in Germany and pave the way for World War II.

Sep 16, 2014
The dandelion seed's big dream by Anthony, Joseph (Joseph Patrick)

The dandelion seed's big dream

A seed dreams of becoming a dandelion.

Sep 16, 2014
The Dalai Lama - spiritual leader of the Tibetan people by Nagle, Jeanne, author.

The Dalai Lama - spiritual leader of the Tibetan people

Sep 16, 2014
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 - a primary source exploration of the landmark legislation by Schwartz, Heather E., author.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 - a primary source exploration of the landmark legislation

"Uses primary sources to explore the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964"--

Sep 13, 2014
The child's story Bible by Vos, Catherine F. (Catherine Frances)

The child's story Bible

Color pictures, maps, and a glossary clarify these simplified biblical stories from both the Old and New Testaments.

Sep 16, 2014
The case of the vanishing little brown bats - a scientific mystery by Markle, Sandra, author.

The case of the vanishing little brown bats - a scientific mystery

"This informative title sheds light on a mystery of nature: how little brown bats, nature's insect eaters, are mysteriously dying in their caves during hibernation. Each chapter takes readers into the problems that plague this endangered member of our ecosystem, describing how teams of scientists examined how "white-nose syndrome," caused by a fungus called Pd, is infecting the brown bat population. Scientists have searched different caves and mines in the eastern United States and discovered th

Sep 16, 2014
The building of the transcontinental railroad - an interactive engineering adventure by Otfinoski, Steven, author.

The building of the transcontinental railroad - an interactive engineering adventure

"Explores various perspectives on the process of building the transcontinental railroad. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

Sep 16, 2014
The blind boy & the loon by Arnaquq-Baril, Alethea, author, illustrator.

The blind boy & the loon

Presents a traditional Inuit origin story of how the narwhal came to exist.

Sep 16, 2014