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The Moon by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

The Moon

Introduces the Moon, discussing its phases, composition, surface, eclipses, and role in Earth's tides.

Apr 15, 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
The Louisiana Purchase by Lynette, Rachel.

The Louisiana Purchase

Provides details about the Louisiana Purchase.

Apr 15, 2014
The littlest giant - the story of Vamana by Greene, Joshua, 1950- author.

The littlest giant - the story of Vamana

Retells a myth found in the Bhagavata Purana in which Vamana, one of the avatars of Vishnu, teaches King Bali a lesson about greed.

Apr 15, 2014
The invention of money by Brasch, Nicolas.

The invention of money

Apr 15, 2014
The Iliad - retold from the Homer original by Olmstead, Kathleen.

The Iliad - retold from the Homer original

A simplified retelling of Homer's epic tale of the Trojam War.

Apr 15, 2014
The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science by Aronson, Marc, author.

The griffin and the dinosaur - how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science

Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

Apr 15, 2014
The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945 by Hamen, Susan E, author.

The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, providing details on the New Deal, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Apr 15, 2014
The great big green by Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth, author.

The great big green

Apr 15, 2014
The fox and the crow by Subramaniam, Manasi, author.

The fox and the crow

A retelling of the well-known fable in which a fox plays upon a crow's vanity to steal a piece of bread.

Apr 15, 2014
The fly by Gravel, Elise, author, illustrator.

The fly

Apr 10, 2014
The fire station by Carr, Aaron.

The fire station

Simple text and photographs introduce young readers to a fire station.

Apr 15, 2014
The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began by Low, Alice.

The fastest game on two feet - and other poems about how sports began

Sports have origins in all kinds of activities, such as playing with sticks and stones, running from threats, and taking part in religious ceremonies. Using conjecture and historical facts, this book of poetry and prose relates how nineteen sports got their start and grew into the games we know today.

Apr 15, 2014
The end of Pompeii by Costain, Meredith.

The end of Pompeii

Apr 15, 2014
The coolest inventor - Willis Haviland Carrier and his air conditioner by Eldridge, Alison.

The coolest inventor - Willis Haviland Carrier and his air conditioner

"Read about Willis Haviland Carrier's early life on a farm, his desire to go to college, and the creation of air conditioning"--

Apr 15, 2014
The constellation Ursa Major - the story of the big bear by Owings, Lisa, author.

The constellation Ursa Major - the story of the big bear

Retells the story of Ursa Major as the transformation of Callisto and Arcas, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Major, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture including the role of the Big Dipper in the Underground Railroad.

Apr 15, 2014
The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1877 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1877

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States before and during the Civil War and the Reconstruction period immediately afterward, providing details on slavery, the events of the war, and the start of segregation.

Apr 15, 2014
The Big book of things that go. by Bingham, Caroline (EDT)

The Big book of things that go.

Identifies cars, trucks, trains, ships, aircraft, and emergency and construction equipment

Apr 15, 2014
The best MLB teams of all time by Monnig, Alex, author.

The best MLB teams of all time

Looks at some of the best teams in baseball history, including the 1929 Philadelphia A's, the 1961 New York Yankees, and the 1975 Cincinnati Reds.

Apr 15, 2014
The best MLB hitters of all time by Graves, Will, author.

The best MLB hitters of all time

Looks at some of the best hitters in baseball history, including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and Albert Pujols.

Apr 15, 2014