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What are leaves? by MacAulay, Kelley.

What are leaves?

Explains the form and function of leaves, from producing and storing food to their use in defense against predators.

Apr 14, 2014
Why does Earth spin? - and other questions about... our planet by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

Why does Earth spin? - and other questions about... our planet

Answers questions about planet Earth, including how big it is, why the sky is blue, and what makes up the Earth's core.

Apr 14, 2014
What was America's deadliest war? - and other questions about... the Civil War by Sandler, Martin W.

What was America's deadliest war? - and other questions about... the Civil War

"Who fired the first shots in the American Civil War? Where were the fiercest battles fought? How did Lincoln free millions of slaves with one document? Acclaimed author Martin Sandler answers all these and other "must-know" questions about the war that pitted brother against brother and tore the United States apart"--

Apr 14, 2014
How does the ear hear? - and other questions about... the five senses by Stewart, Melissa.

How does the ear hear? - and other questions about... the five senses

"What are the five senses? How do they help keep us safe? Why are two ears better than one? Why do some people need glasses? Why does food taste worse when we have a cold? And WHY can't we tickle ourselves? Find out in this SENSE-sational book!"--

Apr 14, 2014
How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? - and other questions about... butterflies by Stewart, Melissa.

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? - and other questions about... butterflies

"How does a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly--and how much must it eat before it changes? What is a chrysalis? How does a new butterfly break out of its cocoon? Is it true that butterflies can taste with their feet? Budding scientists will delight in following this favorite creature's lifecycle and discovering the role it plays in nature"--

Apr 14, 2014
The official DC super hero cookbook / 50+ Simple, Tasty Recipes by Mead, Matthew, author.

The official DC super hero cookbook / 50+ Simple, Tasty Recipes

Presents more than fifty recipes for snacks, meals, drinks, and desserts inspired by the superheroes of DC Comics, including Kryptonite Krunch granola, Green Arrow kebobs, and Plastic Man pudding.

Apr 14, 2014
May there always be sunshine - a traditional song by Gill, Jim.

May there always be sunshine - a traditional song

Apr 14, 2014
No excuses! - how what you say can get in your way by Dyer, Wayne W.

No excuses! - how what you say can get in your way

A child wants to become a marine biologist but makes excuses why it would be implausible, in a book designed to encourage children not to make excuses and follow their dreams.

Apr 14, 2014
Handy health guide to your eyes by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to your eyes

"Find out about the parts of the human eye and how we see, why things are blurry, if you need glasses or contacts, and how to take care of your eyes"--

Apr 14, 2014
Who were the American pioneers? - and other questions about . . . Westward expansion by Sandler, Martin W.

Who were the American pioneers? - and other questions about . . . Westward expansion

Answers questions about the American pioneers and Westward expansion, including who settled the frontier towns of the Wild West and whether pioneer children attended school.

Apr 15, 2014
Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays by Williams, Marcia, 1945-

Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays

Retells seven of Shakespeare's plays--"Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," "The Winter's Tale," "Julius Caesar," and "The Tempest"--in comic book format.

Apr 15, 2014
How many planets circle the sun? - and other questions about... our solar system by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

How many planets circle the sun? - and other questions about... our solar system

Answers questions about the universe, including why there is life on Earth, how Saturn got its rings, and which planet has a cloud named Scooter.

Apr 15, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea

Apr 15, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico

Apr 15, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya

Apr 15, 2014
Tag, You're It!- 101 Tag Games for Fun, Fitness, and Skills by Bailey, Guy

Tag, You're It!- 101 Tag Games for Fun, Fitness, and Skills

Apr 15, 2014
Teaching with story - classroom connections to storytelling by MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

Teaching with story - classroom connections to storytelling

Apr 15, 2014
If You Were Me and Lived in...France by Roman, Carole P.

If You Were Me and Lived in...France

Apr 15, 2014
Chasing the storm - tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching by Miller, Ron, 1947- author.

Chasing the storm - tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching

Looks at the science of tornadoes and those who chase them, and provides instructions for simple weather experiments.

Apr 15, 2014
Who was Abigail Adams? by Kelley, True.

Who was Abigail Adams?

Apr 16, 2014