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100 hungry monkeys! by Sebe, Masayuki, 1953-

100 hungry monkeys!

Apr 16, 2014
20 fun facts about Easter Island by Niver, Heather Moore, author.

20 fun facts about Easter Island

Provides information about Easter Island and its moai statues, including such facts as that its largest volcano can be seen from space and that some moai wear red "hats" for special rituals.

Apr 20, 2014
20 fun facts about Machu Picchu by Levy, Janey, author.

20 fun facts about Machu Picchu

Provides information about Machu Picchu, including such facts as the lack of an Incan writing system and that the whole structure was built without mortar.

Apr 20, 2014
20 fun facts about Stonehenge by Sabatino, Michael, author.

20 fun facts about Stonehenge

Provides information about Stonehenge, including such facts as the whereabouts of its sister monuments and that some legends say that Merlin built it.

Apr 20, 2014
20 fun facts about the Colosseum by Nelson, Drew, 1986- author.

20 fun facts about the Colosseum

Provides information about the Colosseum, including such facts as how 50,000 people could fit in it and that sometimes the games lasted for months.

Apr 20, 2014
20 fun facts about the Declaration of Independence by Niver, Heather Moore, author.

20 fun facts about the Declaration of Independence

Provides simple facts about the Declaration of Independence, including how Jefferson did not want to write it, what it is written on, and where it is now kept.

Apr 16, 2014
20 fun facts about the great pyramid by Rajczak, Kristen, author.

20 fun facts about the great pyramid

Provides information about the Great Pyramid, including that it was built more than 4,500 years ago and that it is now thirty feet shorter than when it was built.

Apr 20, 2014
20 fun facts about the Great Wall of China by Shea, Therese, author.

20 fun facts about the Great Wall of China

Provides information about the Great Wall of China, including the fact that it wasn't the first large wall built in China and that it is made out of many different materials.

Apr 20, 2014
20 fun facts about the presidency by Levy, Janey, author.

20 fun facts about the presidency

Apr 16, 2014
20 fun facts about the US Constitution by Shea, Therese, author.

20 fun facts about the US Constitution

Provides simple facts about the United States Constitution, including information about the Constitutional Congress, the Bill of Rights, and the document's spelling errors.

Apr 16, 2014
20 fun facts about the White House by Nagelhout, Ryan, author.

20 fun facts about the White House

Apr 16, 2014
20 fun facts about US monuments by Niver, Heather Moore, author.

20 fun facts about US monuments

This book introduces historical sites, national monuments, and emblems which are symbols of the United States, including Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Great Seal of the United States.

Apr 16, 2014
50 body questions - a book that spills its guts by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.

50 body questions - a book that spills its guts

Looks at how the human body works, answering fifty questions on such topics as digestion, blood, bones and muscles, the immune system, senses, the brain, and the nervous system.

Apr 20, 2014
A baby elephant in the wild by O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965-

A baby elephant in the wild

With in-the-field photographs, this photo essay brings young children to the African scrub desert to witness how a baby elephant survives in the wild.

Apr 18, 2014
A big book of face painting by Verrecas, Charlotte, 1984-

A big book of face painting

This is a guide to face painting for children which provides essential tips based on expert knowledge. It details different materials, including paint recommendations and an explanation of brushes, and covers the techniques needed to achieve the 18 painted face designs in the book.

Apr 18, 2014
A home for Mr. Emerson by Kerley, Barbara, author.

A home for Mr. Emerson

Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved? This biography illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.

Apr 20, 2014
A nation is born - 1754-1820s by Sepahban, Lois, author.

A nation is born - 1754-1820s

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the colonies in the years leading to the Revolution, the war, and the early years as an independent nation, including the War of 1812 and the start of the quarrel over slavery.

Apr 20, 2014
A pond full of ink by Schmidt, Annie M. G.

A pond full of ink

This delightfully humorous collection of poems offers children and the young at heart a refreshing, inventive look at the world from the well-known Dutch author, Annie Schmidt. Ordinary events and places become extraordinary adventures full of imagination.

Apr 18, 2014
Abigail Adams in her own words by Belton, Blair, author.

Abigail Adams in her own words

Looks at the life and opinions of the second First Lady of the United States, supplemented with excerpts from her letters to give direct examples of her thoughts.

Apr 20, 2014
About habitats - forests by Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.

About habitats - forests

Presents an introduction to the forest habitat, describing the variety of animals and plants that live there and why it needs to be protected.

Apr 20, 2014