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Speak up! giving an oral presentation by McHugh, Jeff.

Speak up! giving an oral presentation

Offers tips and techniques for giving an oral presentation, from planning to practicing.

Jul 24, 2015
Sonia Sotomayor by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Sonia Sotomayor

"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Jul 24, 2015
Smokejumper by Mara, Wil.

Smokejumper

Jul 24, 2015
Skateboarding by Hamilton, John, 1959- author.

Skateboarding

Introduces the sport of skateboarding, including its history, the parts of a skateboard, safety gear, and different types of skateboarding, including street, downhill, and vert.

Jul 24, 2015
Sharks and other predators by Osborne, Mary Pope, author.

Sharks and other predators

"When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: 'Shadow of the Shark,' they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators"--

Jul 24, 2015
The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall by Lang, Heather, 1966- author.

The original cowgirl - the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall

"A picture book biography of Lucille Mulhall, a Wild West performer in the early 1900s whose skills were as considerable as her male counterparts and who is often regarded as "the original cowgirl.""--

Jul 24, 2015
What's great about Maine? by Wang, Andrea.

What's great about Maine?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Maine, including the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Monhegan Island, and the Portland Observatory.

Jul 24, 2015
What's great about Iowa? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Iowa?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Iowa, including the Iowa State Fair, Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center, and the Living History Farms in Urbandale.

Jul 24, 2015
What's great about Illinois? by Marciniak, Kristin.

What's great about Illinois?

Jul 24, 2015
What's great about Connecticut? by Rissman, Rebecca.

What's great about Connecticut?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Connecticut, including the Beardsley Zoo, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, and the Long Island Sound.

Jul 24, 2015
What's great about Arizona? by Hirsch, Rebecca E.

What's great about Arizona?

An introduction to the people and places of Arizona.

Jul 24, 2015
What was the Alamo? by Pollack, Pam.

What was the Alamo?

""Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, young readers will relive this famous moment in Texas history"--

Jul 24, 2015
What are rocks made of? by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

What are rocks made of?

"In this book, young readers learn abut the composition of rocks."--

Jul 24, 2015
Welcome, Bao Bao by Shaw, Gina.

Welcome, Bao Bao

Jul 24, 2015
Weird but true! - ripped from the headlines 2 - real-life stories you have to read to believe. by

Weird but true! - ripped from the headlines 2 - real-life stories you have to read to believe.

A treasury of bizarre-but-true stories from history includes accounts of such uncanny events as the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston and the world record set by an armless archer.

Jul 24, 2015
Weather. by

Weather.

What's the weather like today? Find out about all types of weather from sunny and windy days to thunderstorms.

Jul 24, 2015
Wasps by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.

Wasps

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the different nests built by wasps. Includes picture glossary"--

Jul 24, 2015
Vikingworld - the age of seafarers and sagas by MacLeod, Robert, author.

Vikingworld - the age of seafarers and sagas

Learn all about vikings.

Jul 24, 2015
Velociraptor by Riehecky, Janet, 1953-

Velociraptor

"Introduces young readers to Velociraptor, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, and life cycle"--

Jul 24, 2015
Untamed - the wild life of Jane Goodall by Silvey, Anita, author.

Untamed - the wild life of Jane Goodall

"This biography for children trace's Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology - GPS systems,

Jul 24, 2015