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Things that go! collection - readers that grow with you. by

Things that go! collection - readers that grow with you.

Fast, fun, and on the move! Little kids love learning about all of the machines that get us from point A to point B. Cars, trucks, trains, and planes are often the first modes of transportation they learn to recognize. Learning about all of the coolest, fastest vehicles is sure to entertain fact-hungry kids for hours! Enough fascinating information is accompanied by wonderful photographs to ensure that kids' curiosity is both satisfied AND inspired.

May 15, 2015
U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery by Otfinoski, Steven.

U.S. Army true stories - tales of bravery

"Provides gripping accounts of Army servicemen and servicewomen who showed exceptional courage during combat"--

May 15, 2015
A wolf at the gate by Van Steenwyk, Mark, 1976-

A wolf at the gate

A vengeful red wolf threatens the village of Stonebriar. After, encountering a compassionate beggar, the red wolf embraces a life of peace. Her pacifism is tested when outlaws attack her new friends in Stonebriar. Based upon the legend of Saint Francis and the wolf of Gubbio.

May 15, 2015
LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes by Lipkowitz, Daniel, author.

LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes

Experience Star Wars as you've never seen it before, with 100 classic scenes retold in LEGO bricks. From the Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, all the most iconic moments are here, along with your favorite characters in minifugure form.

May 15, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

May 15, 2015
The legend of the beaver's tail by Shaw, Stephanie, author.

The legend of the beaver's tail

May 15, 2015
Fire birds - valuing natural wildfires and burned forests by Collard, Sneed B., author, photographer.

Fire birds - valuing natural wildfires and burned forests

Focusing on the work of University of Montana professor Richard Hutto, this book tells the story of how dozens of species of birds use the burn areas of wildfires. At least 15 bird species prefer burned forests to all other habitats.

May 15, 2015
A field guide to griffins, unicorns, and other mythical beasts by Sautter, Aaron.

A field guide to griffins, unicorns, and other mythical beasts

"Describes the features and characteristics of mythical creatures in a quick-reference format"--

May 15, 2015
A field guide to dragons, trolls, and other dangerous monsters by Sautter, Aaron.

A field guide to dragons, trolls, and other dangerous monsters

"Describes the features and characteristics of dangerous fantasy creatures in a quick-reference format"--

May 15, 2015
Sally Ride by Anderson, AnnMarie, author.

Sally Ride

"Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to go to space. She worked on a space shuttle for two different missions. But Sally Ride did more than just travel to space. She also was a teacher, an author, and a scientist. Learn more about her amazing life in this new level 3 biography!,"--page [4] of cover.

May 15, 2015
The book of languages - talk your way around the world by Webb, Mick, author.

The book of languages - talk your way around the world

Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey. Find out where languages come from and where they are spoken. From Arabic to Zulu, Morse code to whale song, this book is packed with language facts and phrases to help you communicate all around the world. It includes: basic vocabulary and short dialogues to practise, maps and flags to show where languag

May 15, 2015
Mesmerized - how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France by Rockliff, Mara, author.

Mesmerized - how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France

Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

May 15, 2015
Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world by Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.

Trash talk! - moving toward a zero-waste world

"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"--Amazon.com.

May 16, 2015
What is a constellation? by Loria, Laura.

What is a constellation?

May 16, 2015
A timeline history of the thirteen colonies by Pratt, Mary K.

A timeline history of the thirteen colonies

Chronicles the history of the American colonies, from the first English settlement in Jamestown to the growing unrest with Britain that culminated in the American Revolution. --Publisher's description.

May 16, 2015
Sturgeon by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Sturgeon

This title introduces young readers to the sturgeon, also known as the Living Fossil. Easy-to-read text examines the sturgeon's habitat and distribution. Readers will learn about the sturgeon's color, size, and shape. The fish's anatomy is examined, especially the unique plates that cover the fish's skin. Sturgeon prey is discussed, as are the sturgeon's predators, including human fishers. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for xtreme ichthyologists. Alig

May 16, 2015
How do I use a library? by Harasymiw, Therese, author.

How do I use a library?

May 16, 2015
What is magnetism? by Loria, Laura, author.

What is magnetism?

May 16, 2015
Divorce is the worst by Higginbotham, Anastasia, author, illustrator.

Divorce is the worst

"A lovingly crafted picture book speaking to the child's perspective on divorce. The book offers advice, sympathy, and wit to match without being pandering or authoritative. While admitting that divorces are painful, it above all empowers its young reader to cope with and even make the best of a difficult situation"--

May 16, 2015
Finding out about wind energy by Doeden, Matt, author.

Finding out about wind energy

"Did you know that the same wind that messes up your hair can be used to create energy? How exactly do you harness the wind? And what is the effect on the environment? Read this book to find out all about wind energy."--Provided by publisher.

May 16, 2015