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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 5, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex by Wegwerth, A. L., author.

Tyrannosaurus rex

"Introduces young readers to Tyrannosaurus Rex, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, life cycle, and the Cretaceous period"--

Jul 5, 2015
Triceratops by Riehecky, Janet, 1953- author.

Triceratops

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

Jul 5, 2015
Total tractor! by Roberts, Josephine, author.

Total tractor!

"Tractors--from the oldest steam engines to the latest monster machines"--

Jul 5, 2015
Surviving in wild waters by Mooney, Carla, 1970-

Surviving in wild waters

Provides survival tips for ocean emergencies, discusses different types of water survival situations, and shares the stories of survivors.

Jul 5, 2015
Surprising experiments with sound by Navarro, Paula, author.

Surprising experiments with sound

Presents 16 simple experiments that can be performed with common objects found around the house. The book uses rhythm, voice, water and more reveal what sound is and how it travels. Each experiment includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a simple scientific explanation of what is happening during the experiment. Full-color illustrations on each page.

Jul 5, 2015
Stingrays! - underwater fliers by Gerber, Carole, author.

Stingrays! - underwater fliers

"Did you know that stingrays are cousins of sharks? This Step 3 Step into Reading Science Reader is full of exciting photographs, illustrations, and facts about these magnificent sea creatures"--

Jul 5, 2015
Stegosaurus by Wegwerth, A. L., author.

Stegosaurus

"Introduces young readers to Stegosaurus, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, life cycle, and the Jurassic period"--

Jul 5, 2015
Stand tall! - a book about integrity by Meiners, Cheri J., 1957-

Stand tall! - a book about integrity

Counsels children about the value of integrity, providing themed activity suggestions while explaining how to discern right from wrong, make positive decisions, keep promises, and stay true to oneself.

Jul 5, 2015
Splish, splash, zooborns! by Bleiman, Andrew, author.

Splish, splash, zooborns!

Presents photographs and information about baby zoo animals, from hippos and elephants to dolphins and seals, who manage the summer heat by splashing in the cool water.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Mississippi? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about Mississippi?

"What's so great about Mississippi? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Magnolia State"--

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Rhode Island? by Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.

What's great about Rhode Island?

"What's so great about Rhode Island? Readers will build skills to identify and summarize the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Ocean State. We'll explore Rhode Island's breathtaking beaches, exciting parks, historic landmarks, and fascinating history. The Rhode Island by Map feature helps students locate all the places covered in the book. A special section provides key state details such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all t

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Puerto Rico? by Yasuda, Anita.

What's great about Puerto Rico?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Puerto Rico, including the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park, La Guancha Boardwalk, and Mosquito Bay.

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Oregon? by Felix, Rebecca, 1984-

What's great about Oregon?

Jul 5, 2015
What's great about Oklahoma? by Dillard, Sheri.

What's great about Oklahoma?

Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Oklahoma, including the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, the Blue Whale, and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Jul 5, 2015
Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader by Woll, Kris, author.

Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader

"Recognize the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio? He loves soccer and dancing the tango. He is also the pope of the largest religion in the world. He is Pope Francis. Learn about the pope's past, why people admire him, and what he may do for the Catholic Church in the future."--Publisher's website.

Jul 5, 2015
Kali's story - an orphaned polar bear rescue by Curtis, Jennifer Keats, author.

Kali's story - an orphaned polar bear rescue

"Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English). Villagers care for him until a plane flies him to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. There, he grows and learns skills from zookeepers filling in for his mother. Since young cubs need companionship, animal experts find a friend for Kali, Luna, a female polar bear, at the Buffalo Zoo in New York"--

Jul 5, 2015
Frogs by Bishop, Nic, 1955- author, photographer.

Frogs

Describes frogs, discussing their habitat, the difference between them and toads, physical characteristics, diet, different types, defenses, calls, and life cycle, and includes close-up photographs of an array of diverse frogs.

Jul 5, 2015
Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth by Woollett, Laura A.

Big top burning - the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth

Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.

Jul 5, 2015
Ruby for Kids for Dummies by Dittrich, James/ Walls, Brian

Ruby for Kids for Dummies

Jul 5, 2015