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The gandy dancers - and work songs from the American railroad by Oelschlager, Vanita, author.

The gandy dancers - and work songs from the American railroad

Describes the various types of work people did on railroads, and gives examples of some of the work songs they sang, particularly gandy dancers, the crews that worked on the tracks, many of whom were African Americans.

Aug 1, 2015
Garbage galore by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

Garbage galore

"In this book, young readers will learn why recycling is important, which materials can be reprocessed into new goods, and how improved design can make products easier to recycle."--

Aug 1, 2015
George Washington - the 1st president by Gregory, Josh.

George Washington - the 1st president

A biography of George Washington.

Aug 1, 2015
Helicopters by Confalone, Nick, author.

Helicopters

"Helicopters are amazing machines! They can take off and land vertically, hover over an area, and even fly forward, backward, and laterally. This new nonfiction 8x8 is full of fascinating facts and photographs of these flying giants"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 1, 2015
Marvelous money tricks by Barnhart, Norm.

Marvelous money tricks

"Step-by-step instructions and photos show how to do a variety of fun and entertaining tricks using money"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 1, 2015
Markus "Notch" Persson - creator of Minecraft by Orr, Tamra, author.

Markus "Notch" Persson - creator of Minecraft

Chronicles the life and career of the creater of Minecraft.

Aug 1, 2015
Marissa Mayer by Green, Sara, 1964-

Marissa Mayer

"Engaging images accompany information about Marissa Mayer. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Aug 1, 2015
Major League Soccer by Rausch, David.

Major League Soccer

"Engaging images accompany information about Major League Soccer. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--

Aug 1, 2015
The Magic School Bus presents polar animals by O'Brien, Cynthia (Cynthia J.), author.

The Magic School Bus presents polar animals

Mrs. Frizzle introduces some of the amazing animals who inhabit the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and explains how they have adapted to their icy homes.

Aug 1, 2015
The Magic School Bus presents insects by Jackson, Tom, 1972- author.

The Magic School Bus presents insects

Introduces facts about insects, including the life cycle of butterflies, how crickets communicate, and how ants work together in a community.

Aug 1, 2015
The Magic School Bus presents Dinosaurs by Jackson, Tom, 1972- author.

The Magic School Bus presents Dinosaurs

Journeying back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Ms. Frizzle's class learns all about these creatures, including their life cycle, diet, physical characteristics, behaviors, and extinction.

Aug 1, 2015
Life on the frontier by Onsgard, Bethany, author.

Life on the frontier

"What did pioneers eat on the wide-open frontier as they made their way west? What kinds of clothes did people wear during the Civil War? What was school like in colonial America? Daily Life in US History answers all of these questions and more. Take a trip to the past to learn what everyday life was like in the different eras of US history." --

Aug 1, 2015
Life in colonial America by Garstecki, Julia, author.

Life in colonial America

"Have you ever wondered what life was like for individuals and families living in Colonial America? Learn about what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more!"--OverDrive website.

Aug 1, 2015
Life during the Revolutionary War by Hinman, Bonnie, author.

Life during the Revolutionary War

"What did pioneers eat on the wide-open frontier as they made their way west? What kinds of clothes did people wear during the Civil War? What was school like in colonial America? Daily Life in US History answers all of these questions and more. Take a trip to the past to learn what everyday life was like in the different eras of US history."--

Aug 1, 2015
Life during the industrial revolution by Garstecki, Julia, author.

Life during the industrial revolution

"Have you ever wondered what life was like for individuals and families in the Industrial Revolution? Learn about what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more!"--Publisher's website.

Aug 1, 2015
King Thrushbeard by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863, author.

King Thrushbeard

Because of her hateful pride, the king gives his daughter in marriage to the first beggar that comes to the door.

Aug 1, 2015
Independence Hall - birthplace of freedom by Marcovitz, Hal.

Independence Hall - birthplace of freedom

Traces the history of Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the documents brought there including the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

Aug 1, 2015
Impressionism - 13 artists children should know by Heine, Florian, author.

Impressionism - 13 artists children should know

"Who were the Impressionists? Why did they become so famous? What do you need to know about their pictures, their way of painting and what made them so exceptional? In this book, you will get to know the most important Impressionists and their masterpieces. Easy-to-understand explanations and stimulating ideas will introduce you to these painters and their times." --cover p. 4.

Aug 1, 2015
How to read a story by Messner, Kate, author.

How to read a story

"A picture book celebration of the act of exploring--and sharing--a book"--

Aug 1, 2015
Hornbill by Gray, Susan Heinrichs, author.

Hornbill

"Introduces facts about hornbills, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these rainforest creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text."--

Aug 1, 2015