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Nelson Mandela - from prisoner to President by Capozzi, Suzy, author.

Nelson Mandela - from prisoner to President

"This Step 4 leveled reader about Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Prize winning activist for racial equality in South Africa, is as spellbinding a biography as you can find. His journey from student to revolutionary to inmate to president of South Africa will inspire and engage kids of all ages."--Provided by publisher.

Aug 23, 2016
Crow smarts - inside the brain of the world's brightest bird by Turner, Pamela S., author.

Crow smarts - inside the brain of the world's brightest bird

"In the newest addition to the ever-popular and authoritative nonfiction Scientists in the Field series, the team behindThe Frog Scientist take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?" Remarkably engaging narrative nonfiction coupled with beautiful photographs, this is a trip you won't regret booking!"--

Aug 23, 2016
Snow leopards by Gish, Melissa, author.

Snow leopards

"A look at snow leopards, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their retractable claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their ability to survive changing climates in the world today"--

Aug 23, 2016
Geronimo by Hunt, Santana, author.

Geronimo

"Geronimo earned his place in the pantheon of Native American heroes by standing up for his people, even in the face of punishment. Though he never regained his tribe's lands from the US government, he is remembered by many Apache for his leadership and courage. Readers learn about Geronimo's fight for Apache territory as well as his early life in the present-day American Southwest. Historical images of him and early Native American reservations enhance an important social studies topic"--Provid

Aug 23, 2016
Easy Christian crafts. Preschool/Kindergarten by Standke, Linda.

Easy Christian crafts. Preschool/Kindergarten

"Learn about God's love through scripture and Bible story craft projects"--Cover.

Aug 23, 2016
Raccoons after dark by O'Shaughnessy, Ruth, author.

Raccoons after dark

"Discusses raccoons, their behavior, and their environment"--

Aug 23, 2016
Jennie Jenkins by Feierabend, John Martin, author of adaptation.

Jennie Jenkins

"'Jennie Jenkins' is a well-known American folk song, sumptuously illustrated"--Page [4] of cover.

Aug 23, 2016
Grover Cleveland, again! - a treasury of American presidents by Burns, Ken, 1953- author.

Grover Cleveland, again! - a treasury of American presidents

"A treasury of American Presidents by historian Ken Burns"--

Aug 23, 2016
The frog and the mouse by Feierabend, John Martin.

The frog and the mouse

In this adaptation of a classic folksong, a persistent frog courts his lady love, a mouse.

Aug 23, 2016
Exploring kitchen science - 30+ edible experiments & kitchen activities by

Exploring kitchen science - 30+ edible experiments & kitchen activities

"Join the world-famous Exploratorium on a curious and tasty expedition through your kitchen, where you'll learn to flash-freeze ice cream with way-cool dry ice, create dyes with your favorite fruits and veggies, see your food glow in the dark, whip up oobleck, and more!" -- page 4 of cover.

Aug 23, 2016
Colonial cooking by Dosier, Susan, author.

Colonial cooking

"Discusses the everyday life, family roles, cooking methods, most important foods, and celebrations of the colonial period in American history. Includes recipes and sidebars"--

Aug 23, 2016
My first soccer game by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author.

My first soccer game

"Simple text and photographs help young readers learn all about playing soccer in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read. It's the first day of soccer practice, and it's going to be great! In this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beginning readers will learn that soccer players wear cleats, do warm ups, and try to kick the ball into the goal. Score! The best part about soccer is being on a team and making new friends. Young readers getting ready to hit the field will love seeing phot

Aug 23, 2016
Michelangelo for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities by Carr, Simonetta, author.

Michelangelo for kids - his life and ideas, with 21 activities

"Art historian Simonetta Carr draws on recent scholarship that challenges the traditional view of Michelangelo as a recluse. Readers will also learn about the complex and fluid era of the Italian Renaissance and how the times affected his life and work. Lavish photos, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, and suggestions for further readings add value, while 21 hands-on activities help young readers identify with the artist and his work. Kids will make homemade paint, apply the cross-hatc

Aug 23, 2016
Living In ... Mexico by Perkins, Chloe, author.

Living In ... Mexico

¡Hola! My name is Rosa, and I'm a kid just like you, living in Mexico. Mexico is a country filled with beautiful art, incredible ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches, rainforests, and deserts! Have you ever wondered what Mexico is like? Come along with me to find out!

Aug 23, 2016
Living In ... China by Perkins, Chloe, author.

Living In ... China

Ni? Hao! My name is Jin, and I{u2019}m a kid just like you living in China. China is a country filled with ancient wonders, high-tech cities, and lots of people{u2014}more than any other country on Earth! Have you ever wondered what China is like? Come along with me to find out!

Aug 23, 2016
Lincoln and Kennedy - a pair to compare by Barretta, Gene, author.

Lincoln and Kennedy - a pair to compare

A dual portrait of two of America's most popular presidents describes the different ways they grew up, their respective political approaches, the historical events they helped shape, and the things they shared in common.

Aug 23, 2016
Knights and castles by Matthews, Rupert, author.

Knights and castles

Investigate the defenses and life in the greatest medieval castles and the chivalrous and heroic actions of best-known knights.

Aug 23, 2016
John Henry - steel-drivin' man by De Leeuw, Adèle, 1899-1988.

John Henry - steel-drivin' man

In giant steps, hero John Henry strides across railroad-building America, and his mighty hammer beats out a loved folk tale.

Aug 23, 2016
John Henry - an American legend by Keats, Ezra Jack.

John Henry - an American legend

Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand.

Aug 23, 2016
If you are a Kaka, you eat doo-doo - and other poop tales from nature by Martel, Sara, 1965- author.

If you are a Kaka, you eat doo-doo - and other poop tales from nature

"This illustrated picturebook explores the many ways in which birds, lizards, sloths, insects, wombats, and other animals use poop--their own or that of other animals. Brief, illustrated sidebars offer additional natural history details about the animals pictured, and the book's backmatter includes a glossary, ranges and Latin names of all the animals in the book, and an appendix exploring possible uses for human poop--including jet fuel."--

Aug 23, 2016