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The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation by Ford, Gilbert, author, illustrator. The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

"With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk...and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any

Oct 1, 2016
The Hunter's Promise - an Abenaki Tale by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author. The Hunter's Promise - an Abenaki Tale

"Bruchac retells this traditional story of love, loyalty, trust, and magic, which can be found in various forms among many of the indigenous nations of the northeast, both Iroquoian and Algonquin. Join him and ... illustrator Bill Farnsworth, as they recount this ancient and unique Abenaki tale of keeping a promise to one's family and of the proper relationship of humans to the natural world"--Amazon.com.

Oct 1, 2016
The Holocaust - the origins, events, and remarkable tales of survival by Steele, Philip, 1948- author. The Holocaust - the origins, events, and remarkable tales of survival

Color photographs, maps, and historical documents trace the events of the Holocaust, from the roots of Jewish persecution in Europe and the rise of National Socialism to the Final Solution and lasting impact of the Holocaust.

Oct 1, 2016
The great pyramid of Giza by Stanborough, Rebecca, author. The great pyramid of Giza

"This title explores and explains how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The pyramid's construction is described in terms of the engineering process"--Provided by publisher.

Oct 1, 2016
The dreaded ogress of the tundra by Christopher, Neil, 1972- author. The dreaded ogress of the tundra

"This revised, expanded edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two spine-tingling tales of the dreaded ogress of the tundra, a creature that carries away unsuspecting children on her back! New illustrations in this edition ring the amautalik to life in even greater, creepier detail than the original. Revised text and additional content make this new edition a must-buy for young readers who are intrigued with the dark and dreaded beings of Inuit mythology!"--

Oct 1, 2016
The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War by Murphy, Jim, 1947-, author. The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War

Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

Oct 1, 2016
The Bermuda Triangle by Richard, Orlin. The Bermuda Triangle

Oct 1, 2016
T is for Taj Mahal - an India alphabet by Bajaj, Varsha. T is for Taj Mahal - an India alphabet

Presents the natural resources, history, and culture of India, using the letters of the alphabet.

Oct 1, 2016
Switzerland by Rogers Seavey, Lura, author. Switzerland

Oct 1, 2016
Surprise the enemy - make your own traps and triggers by Ives, Rob, author. Surprise the enemy - make your own traps and triggers

Provides instruction for creating traps and triggers using common household items, inspired by real-life devices.

Sep 28, 2016
Surprise the enemy - make your own traps and triggers by Ives, Rob, author. Surprise the enemy - make your own traps and triggers

Provides instruction for creating traps and triggers using common household items, inspired by real-life devices.

Oct 1, 2016
StoryWorlds - Nature by Hegbrook, Thomas, author, illustrator. StoryWorlds - Nature

"Explore the beauty and wonder of nature in this wordless picture book-and let your imagination bring everything to life! Stunning artwork captures the lives of a variety of animals and bugs in their natural surroundings and the changes that occur as they endure the passage of time, from birth to adulthood, winter to autumn, and more."--Amazon.com.

Oct 1, 2016
Step right up - how Doc and Jim Key taught the world about kindness by Bowman, Donna Janell, author. Step right up - how Doc and Jim Key taught the world about kindness

"A picture book biography of Dr. William Key, a former slave and self-trained veterinarian who taught his horse, Jim, to read and write and who together with Jim became one of the most famous traveling performance acts around the turn of the twentieth century. Includes afterword and author's sources"--

Sep 29, 2016
Stegosaurus by Raatma, Lucia. Stegosaurus

Young readers learn about the stegosaurus, how it looked and how it lived.

Oct 1, 2016
State troopers ; Consultant- Captain David R. Bursten, Chief Public Information Officer, Indiana State Police Indianpolis, Indiana by Goldish, Meish, author. State troopers ; Consultant- Captain David R. Bursten, Chief Public Information Officer, Indiana State Police Indianpolis, Indiana

Explains the duties of state troopers, provides an overview of the equipment they use, and shares real-life examples of their heroism and service to the community.

Sep 28, 2016
State troopers ; Consultant- Captain David R. Bursten, Chief Public Information Officer, Indiana State Police Indianpolis, Indiana by Goldish, Meish, author. State troopers ; Consultant- Captain David R. Bursten, Chief Public Information Officer, Indiana State Police Indianpolis, Indiana

Explains the duties of state troopers, provides an overview of the equipment they use, and shares real-life examples of their heroism and service to the community.

Oct 1, 2016
Starting your own business by Minden, Cecilia, author. Starting your own business

The focus of Real World Math: Personal Finance is the intersection between personal financial literacy and age-appropriate math skills.

Oct 1, 2016
Spirit-raising cheers and chants by Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, author. Spirit-raising cheers and chants

Oct 1, 2016
Space travel by DeYoe, Aaron, author. Space travel

Oct 1, 2016
Southern Ocean by Spilsbury, Louise. Southern Ocean

What's at the bottom of the Southern Ocean? Which rare animals are found in the Ross Sea? What do people use krill for?

Oct 1, 2016