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War spies by Polansky, Daniel, author.

War spies

A collection of short biographical sketches describes the background stories and pivotal achievements of six of history's most famous war spies, including Sir Francis Walsingham, Belle Boyd, Kim Philby, Virginia Hall, and Allen Dulles.

Apr 10, 2014
13 fashion styles children should know by Werle, Simone, author.

13 fashion styles children should know

"Lively spreads filled with illustrations, sidebar information, important events, and designer profiles allow readers to watch hemlines and shoulder pads rise and fall, understand the effects of culture and history, and trace the origins of popular trends such as Harajuku, preppy, and hipster. An excellent introduction to fashion history for young readers, this book is a visual guide to the changing styles that have defined the past 100 years"--Publishers website.

Apr 10, 2014
Goodnight songs by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952.

Goodnight songs

A previously unpublished collection of twelve lullabies, illustrated by contemporary, award-winning artists including Jonathan Bean, Sophie Blackall, Renata Liwska, and Dan Yaccarino.

Apr 10, 2014
The fly by Gravel, Elise, author, illustrator.

The fly

Apr 10, 2014
A woman in the House and Senate - how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country by Cooper, Ilene.

A woman in the House and Senate - how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country

For the first 128 years of our countrys history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress, even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the United States the right to vote. Beginning with the womens suffrage movement and going all the way through the results of the 2012 election, Ilene Cooper deftly covers more than a century of U.S. hi

Apr 11, 2014
Let's explore the Midwest by Connors, Kathleen.

Let's explore the Midwest

Introduces some places and people of the Midwest.

Apr 11, 2014
King crabs by Baxter, Bethany.

King crabs

Introduces king crabs, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, habitat, predators, and threats from pollution and overfishing.

Apr 11, 2014
Let's explore the Northeast by Connors, Kathleen.

Let's explore the Northeast

Introduces the history, geography, culture, cuisine, and major cities of the Northeast, and identifies notable personalities who hail from the region.

Apr 11, 2014
Let's explore the Pacific Northwest by Connors, Kathleen.

Let's explore the Pacific Northwest

Introduces the history, geography, culture, cuisine, and major cities of the Pacific Northwest, and identifies notable personalities who hail from the region.

Apr 11, 2014
Let's explore the Southwest by Connors, Kathleen.

Let's explore the Southwest

Introduces the history, geography, cultures, cuisines, and major cities of the Southwest, and identifies notable personalities who hail from the region.

Apr 11, 2014
Let's explore the Southeast by Connors, Kathleen.

Let's explore the Southeast

Introduces the history, geography, cultures, cuisines, and major cities of the Southeast, and identifies notable personalities who hail from the region.

Apr 11, 2014
Nature crafts by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

Nature crafts

Readers learn how to turn recycled materials into various craft projects.

Apr 11, 2014
Siamese by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

Siamese

Introduces Siamese cats, describing the history of the breed, their physical features, life cycle, inquisitive nature, and friendly behavior.

Apr 11, 2014
Origami birds and butterflies by Miles, Lisa.

Origami birds and butterflies

Offers step-by-step instructions for origami bird projects, including how to make a swan, dove, and owl.

Apr 11, 2014
Rats - biting through concrete! by Berne, Emma Carlson.

Rats - biting through concrete!

Introduces rats, discussing their physical features, habitat, life cycle, predators, and ability to adapt to almost any environment.

Apr 11, 2014
Ragdolls by Holland, Gini.

Ragdolls

Presents information on how to care for a ragdoll cat, describing breed-specific traits and needs.

Apr 11, 2014
The Magna Carta by Levy, Janey, author.

The Magna Carta

Discusses the historical background and significance of the Magna Carta, and the people responsible for drafting it.

Apr 11, 2014
Climatologists and meteorologists by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

Climatologists and meteorologists

Discusses the extreme responsibilities of climatologists and meteorologists, from hurricane chasing to camping in Antarctica.

Apr 11, 2014
Clownfish by Gibbs, Maddie.

Clownfish

Briefly introduces anemonefish, also known as clownfish, which are born male and become female when they get big enough, and describes their habitat and other characteristics.

Apr 11, 2014
Caimans, gharials, alligators, and crocodiles by Baxter, Bethany.

Caimans, gharials, alligators, and crocodiles

Presents an introduction to crocodilians, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, habitats, and predatory behavior, and the efforts needed to protect them in the future.

Apr 11, 2014