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Civil War by Stanchak, John E., author.

Civil War

"Discover the horror of slave life, and the Underground Railroad that helped its victims to escape. See the weapons used on the battlefields, from single-shot rifles to powerful Gatling guns. Find out how Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860 and why he was assassinated,"--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 18, 2015
Crazy pets and cute animals by

Crazy pets and cute animals

This title is filled with hilarious facts and wacky pictures of animals and pets from around the world. This newest children's title is a fantastic mix of the unbelievably zany and cute and cuddly and is sure to educate and entertain both reluctant readers and young explorers in a humorous style.

Apr 18, 2015
Clayton Kershaw by Mills, Cliff, 1947-

Clayton Kershaw

Apr 18, 2015
The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy by Micklos, John, author.

The Challenger explosion - core events of a space tragedy

"Explains the Challenger Explosion, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Apr 18, 2015
Arctic tundra by Labrecque, Ellen.

Arctic tundra

Apr 18, 2015
The sleeping beauty by Mayer, Mercer, 1943-

The sleeping beauty

A wealthy and proud King sees his marriage and family threatened due to the continuous curses of an offended fairy. But thanks to the other fairies and fate, the Kingdom is eventually restored due to acts of courage and forgiveness.

Apr 18, 2015
Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies by Wentk, Richard/ Cook, Mike

Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies

Apr 18, 2015
Remarkable feats by

Remarkable feats

"Open up your eyes to these extraordinary exploits. Look out for the surfer who rode a 90-foot wave, the grandmother who is also a bodybuilder, and the incredible Lizardman!"--back cover.

Apr 18, 2015
Comfort dogs by Lunis, Natalie.

Comfort dogs

Apr 18, 2015
The March on Washington - a primary source exploration of the pivotal protest by Schwartz, Heather E.

The March on Washington - a primary source exploration of the pivotal protest

"Uses primary sources to tell the story of the March on Washington during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"--

Apr 18, 2015
Sea bones by Barner, Bob, author.

Sea bones

"Did you know that Jellies (not Jelly Fish--because they aren't actually fish) have no bones and no brains? Or that the largest animal on Earth is the blue whale? Join author-illustrator Bob Barner as he makes waves with this lush picture book about the sea featuring his signature rhyming text and colorful illustrations. Filled with incredible fishy facts about vertebrates, invertebrates, endoskeletons, and exoskeletons, and an underwater informational chart, Sea Bones will make young readers wa

Apr 18, 2015
Squishy circuits by Fontichiaro, Kristin, author.

Squishy circuits

"Learn how to create electronic circuits using modeling dough."--

Apr 18, 2015
SpaceX and Tesla Motors engineer Elon Musk by Doeden, Matt.

SpaceX and Tesla Motors engineer Elon Musk

Describes Musk's work with a range of advanced technology companies, including PayPal, the space exploration company SpaceX, and the electric car company Tesla Motors, and discusses his plans for the future.

Apr 18, 2015
Saturn - god of sowing of seeds by Temple, Teri, author.

Saturn - god of sowing of seeds

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Saturn, and discusses his abilities as the god of agriculture and other peaceful arts.

Apr 18, 2015
Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. by Candlewick Entertainment (COR)

Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities.

A treasury of offbeat science projects simplifies the scientific method, provides essential safety information, shares tips for turning activities into science-fair entries, and is complemented by whimsical character commentary.

Apr 18, 2015
A place for birds by Stewart, Melissa, author.

A place for birds

Examines the environmental needs of birds around the world and the effect that human behavior has had on their ability to survive, with examples of the efforts being made by scientists and conservationists to save specific species of birds.

Apr 18, 2015
Neptune - god of the sea and earthquakes by Temple, Teri, author.

Neptune - god of the sea and earthquakes

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Neptune, and discusses his abilities as the god of freshwater and the sea and his reputation for having a violent temper.

Apr 18, 2015
Minerva - goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts by Temple, Teri, author.

Minerva - goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman goddess Minerva, and discusses the favor that she showed to several great heroes and some of her great deeds.

Apr 18, 2015
Mars - god of war by Temple, Teri, author.

Mars - god of war

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Mars, and discusses his abilities and bloodthirsty temperament and some of his warlike deeds.

Apr 18, 2015
Genetics expert Joanna L. Kelley by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author.

Genetics expert Joanna L. Kelley

"Growing up, Joanna L. Kelley was quizzed at the dinner table. As an adult, she's answering even tougher questions. Her research helps scientists treat tumors and understand evolution. Learn how Joanna became a genetics superstar."--

Apr 18, 2015