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Colombia by Wiseman, Blaine, author. Colombia

Introduces Colombia, describing its geography and climate, industries, history, resources and wildlife, culture, politics, and sports.

Sep 26, 2016
Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station by Langley, Andrew, 1949- author. Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station

"Join Chris Hadfield living on the International Space Station! This book examines the extraordinary life of one of the most popular astronauts, from his early life to the six months he spent living in space. Discover what the International Space Centre is used for, and how astronauts like Hadfield can live there. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown."--

Sep 26, 2016
Children just like me / A New Celebration of Children Around the World by Saunders, Catherine, author. Children just like me / A New Celebration of Children Around the World

Highlights the lives of children from over thirty countries around the world, explaining how their experiences are different, and yet the same, all over the globe.

Sep 26, 2016
Castle attack - make your own medieval battlefield by Ives, Rob, author. Castle attack - make your own medieval battlefield

"Make your own miniature medieval battlefield with ordinary items found around your house or school! Step-by-step instructions are used in this book to demonstrate basic engineering and physics skills for kids."--

Sep 26, 2016
Break the Siege - Make Your Own Catapults by Ives, Rob, author. Break the Siege - Make Your Own Catapults

"Use up spare parts or forgotten items from the garage to build your own miniature siege engine! Step-by-step instructions are used in this book to demonstrate basic engineering and physics skills for kids."--

Sep 26, 2016
Guess who, haiku by Caswell, Deanna, author. Guess who, haiku

A collection of haiku, each of which describes an animal and asks a question that rhymes with the answer on the following page.

Sep 26, 2016
Grizzly bears by Trueit, Trudi Strain, author. Grizzly bears

"Presents information about the grizzly bears of North America, their habitats, and their amazing size and strength."--

Sep 26, 2016
The great pyramid of Giza by Stanborough, Rebecca, author. The great pyramid of Giza

"This title explores and explains how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The pyramid's construction is described in terms of the engineering process"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 26, 2016
Ghosts by Richard, Orlin, author. Ghosts

Readers will learn the legends and facts about spirits and phantoms, including historical sightings, famous ghosts, and researchers' investigations.

Sep 26, 2016
Freedom Summer, 1964 by Mooney, Carla, 1970- author. Freedom Summer, 1964

Examines the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964, which asked both black and white volunteers to travel throughout Mississippi, registering black Mississippians to vote, establishing "Freedom Schools" for black children, and organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Sep 26, 2016
Flu by Squire, Ann, author. Flu

"Learn all about the flu, from what causes it and how it affects people to how it is diagnosed and treated."--

Sep 26, 2016
Flood warning by Kenah, Katharine, author. Flood warning

Explains how floods occur, why they are dangerous, and how to prepare for a potential flood.

Sep 26, 2016
The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War by Murphy, Jim, 1947-, author. The boys' war - Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War

Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

Sep 26, 2016
The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue by Slade, Suzanne, author. The music in George's head - George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue

"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"--[from book jacket]

Sep 26, 2016
My Washington, DC by Jakobsen, Kathy, author, illustrator. My Washington, DC

Sep 26, 2016
I am George Washington by Meltzer, Brad, author. I am George Washington

Sep 26, 2016
How to make a movie in 10 easy lessons by Blofield, Robert, author. How to make a movie in 10 easy lessons

"This Super Skills title introduces budding filmmakers to the world of movie making. Using the amazing cameras available on cell phones and tablets, kids can learn the filming and editing basics for developing their own movies."--Amazon.com.

Sep 26, 2016
Chimpanzee by Bell, Samantha, author. Chimpanzee

"Introduces facts about chimpanzees, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these rainforest creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text."--

Sep 26, 2016
Handy horse projects by Thomas, Isabel, 1979- Handy horse projects

Offers instructions for creating horse-themed crafts, including healthy treats for horses, as well as party favors, rosette cupcakes, and gifts for horse lovers.

Sep 26, 2016
Giant squid by Fleming, Candace, author. Giant squid

"A nonfiction picture book exploring the mysterious life of the elusive giant squid"--

Sep 26, 2016