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A collection of short poems by Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, Marchette Chute, Myra Cohn Livingston, Aileen Fisher, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and others.

Jan 29, 2016
The amazing discoveries of Ibn Sina by Sharaf al-Dīn, Fāṭimah, author.

The amazing discoveries of Ibn Sina

Introduces young readers to Ibn Sina, telling his story as he might tell it himself. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of this philosopher, scientist and physician who was one of the greatest thinkers of his time.

Jan 29, 2016
The caretaker's guide to Fablehaven by Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.

The caretaker's guide to Fablehaven

An encyclopedia of the creatures, characters, artifacts, items, and places found of the Fablehaven series.

Jan 29, 2016
Paul Bunyan - a retelling of the classic tall tale by Blair, Eric.

Paul Bunyan - a retelling of the classic tall tale

Relates some of the legends of Paul Bunyan, a lumberjack said to be taller than the trees, who had a pet ox named Babe that he once hitched to a road that took too long to travel and had her pull it straight.

Jan 30, 2016
Hillary by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Hillary

Discusses the life and career of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, trace her early years as an outspoken student at Wellesley and Yale, her marriage to the 42nd president, and her achievements as a senator and secretary of state.

Jan 30, 2016
Dogsledding and extreme sports - a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #54, Balto of the Blue Dawn by Osborne, Mary Pope, author.

Dogsledding and extreme sports - a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #54, Balto of the Blue Dawn

"A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #54: Balto of the Blue dawn."--

Jan 30, 2016
Scaly, slippery creatures by Rake, Matthew, author.

Scaly, slippery creatures

"Can you name the most poisonous snake on Earth? Can you tell the difference between a Komodo dragon and a crocodile? Meet some of the world's creepiest critters in this photo-packed book of reptilian monsters"--

Jan 31, 2016
Florida's Burmese pythons - squeezing the everglades by Aronin, Miriam, author.

Florida's Burmese pythons - squeezing the everglades

"In this book, readers learn how the Burmese Python is an invasive species in the state of Florida."--

Jan 31, 2016
Florence Nightingale - mother of modern nursing by Alexander, Carol, 1955-

Florence Nightingale  - mother of modern nursing

Looks at the life and work of Florence Nightingale, the Englishwoman considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

Jan 31, 2016
The Gulf War by Yasuda, Anita, author.

The Gulf War

Offers an overview of the Gulf War, including how it began, important battles, and how it ended.

Jan 31, 2016
The Great Depression for kids - hardship and hope in 1930s America by Mullenbach, Cheryl.

The Great Depression for kids - hardship and hope in 1930s America

Explains the factors that led to the Great Depression, describing the social conditions of children during that time period and the movies and other forms of entertainment that helped distract people until the recovery of the late 1930s.

Jan 31, 2016
Getting gritty with Mike Rowe by Wheeler, Jill C., 1964-

Getting gritty with Mike Rowe

Details the life of the television host, including his childhood in rural Maryland, his early career in television as a QVC host, and his work in trades activism.

Jan 31, 2016
Pink is for blobfish - discovering the world's perfectly pink animals by Keating, Jess, author.

Pink is for blobfish - discovering the world's perfectly pink animals

"An informative introduction to the weirdest, wildest, pinkest creatures in the animal kingdom"--

Jan 31, 2016
The wonderful worlds of a video game designer by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The wonderful worlds of a video game designer

Introduces the world of video game designers, explaining how they use computer science skills and the latest technology to create games, with firsthand accounts and images of the step-by-step process of game design.

Jan 31, 2016
Hawaiʻi's animals do the most amazing things! by Coste, Marion, 1938- author.

Hawaiʻi's animals do the most amazing things!

Jan 31, 2016
Hyenas - built for the hunt by Gagne, Tammy, author.

Hyenas - built for the hunt

"Describes the features, behaviors, and adaptations that make hyenas skilled predators"--

Jan 31, 2016
Hypnotize a tiger - poems about just about everything by Brown, Calef.

Hypnotize a tiger - poems about just about everything

"A whimsical collection of nonsense poetry and art by an award-winning creator"--

Jan 31, 2016
Wild Horses - See the Beauty, Speed and Powe of These Graceful Creatures and Their Relatives, With 190 Exciting Pictures by Bright, Michael

Wild Horses - See the Beauty, Speed and Powe of These Graceful Creatures and Their Relatives, With 190 Exciting Pictures

Jan 31, 2016
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Meltzer, Brad, author.

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presents an illustrated biography of the man who spent his life pursuing his dream of equality and peace and was at the forefront of the civil rights movement until his assassination in 1968.

Jan 31, 2016
The three billy goats gruff by Alperin, Mara, author.

The three billy goats gruff

Three clever billy goats outwit a big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to a greener hillside.

Jan 31, 2016