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A treasury of Christmas classics by

A treasury of Christmas classics

Collects three classic works celebrating Christmas, with new illustrations.

Oct 20, 2014
The true cost of food by Dicker, Katie.

The true cost of food

Describes the food supply chain, fair trade, and the effect of eating habits on health; examines the environmental impacts that food purchases have on the planet; and discusses how shoppers in industrial nations can make responsible choices.

Oct 20, 2014
Time for kids, almanac 2015 by

Time for kids, almanac 2015

A comprehensive reference includes the latest information on world statistics, famous people, space, history, geography, presidents, sports statistics, and inventions.

Oct 20, 2014
Tony Hawk by Scheff, Matt, author.

Tony Hawk

A brief overview of the life and career of professional skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Oct 20, 2014
That's Sneaky - Stealthy Secrets and Devious Data That Will Test Your Lie Detector by Boyer, Crispin

That's Sneaky - Stealthy Secrets and Devious Data That Will Test Your Lie Detector

Oct 20, 2014
Tales of the cryptids - mysterious creatures that may or may not exist by Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-

Tales of the cryptids - mysterious creatures that may or may not exist

Describes animals and monsters whose existence is in doubt, providing information on where and when they were sighted, the research being done about these creatures, and their supposed physical characteristics and behaviors.

Oct 20, 2014
Twenty-two cents - Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Yoo, Paula, author.

Twenty-two cents - Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank

"A biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who from a young age was determined to make difference in the world and eventually revolutionized global antipoverty efforts by developing the innovative economic concept of micro-lending. Includes an afterword and author's sources"--

Oct 20, 2014
Understanding Syria today by Capek, Michael.

Understanding Syria today

Oct 20, 2014
The U.S. Army in World War II by Benoit, Peter, 1955-

The U.S. Army in World War II

Oct 20, 2014
With books and bricks - how Booker T. Washington built a school by Slade, Suzanne.

With books and bricks - how Booker T. Washington built a school

"Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students, but no school, Booker set out to build his own school--brick by brick"--

Oct 20, 2014
What ship is not a ship? by Ziefert, Harriet.

What ship is not a ship?

"Clever word groupings list three alike things and one that it is different. For example, there are living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms--but a mushroom is not a room! Picture clues will help kids figure out which "of these things is not like the other" and will begin to grasp the more fine-tuned nuances of word parts, roots, and meanings"--

Oct 20, 2014
Who built that? - modern houses - an introduction to modern houses and their architects by Cornille, Didier, 1951-

Who built that? - modern houses - an introduction to modern houses and their architects

Oct 20, 2014
Why we have tornadoes by Brennan, Linda Crotta, author.

Why we have tornadoes

"Offers answers to the most compelling questions natural disasters and weather. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words"--

Oct 20, 2014
The Weapons of World War II by Benoit, Peter, 1955-

The Weapons of World War II

Introduces weaponry used in World War II, describing how fighter pilots worked, weapons used by soldiers on land, and how vessels at sea fought one another.

Oct 20, 2014
The witch's things - a counting to 20 rhyme by Brinker, Spencer, author.

The witch's things - a counting to 20 rhyme

A witch named Belinda shares a rhyme in which she counts to twenty using the things around her.

Oct 20, 2014
What's so yummy? - all about eating well and feeling good by Harris, Robie H.

What's so yummy? - all about eating well and feeling good

Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health.

Oct 20, 2014
Train your brain to be a math genius by Goldsmith, Mike, 1962-

Train your brain to be a math genius

In this clever guide, readers previously daunted by algebra, logic, algorithms, and all things math will discover they are better at it than they thought. This resource explores the math brain and demonstrates to readers that they use math skills all the time -- they just don't know it yet. Packed with math activities and puzzles.

Oct 20, 2014
Wind by Cox Cannons, Helen, 1971-

Wind

"Through stunning photographs and simple text, books in this series introduce children to different types of weather. In Wind, children learn what wind does, how the wind can vary in strength from gentle breezes to hurricanes and tornadoes, and how the wind can help us"--

Oct 20, 2014
Wind power by Bailey, Diane, 1966-

Wind power

"An examination of the ways in which wind has historically been used as an energy source and how current and future energy demands are changing its technical applications and efficiency levels"--

Oct 20, 2014
You wouldn't want to live without cell phones! by Pipe, Jim, 1966- author.

You wouldn't want to live without cell phones!

Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe what it would be like to live without the cell phone and describes how people managed to communicate in the past.

Oct 20, 2014