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Meet a baby ostrich by Powell, Marie, 1958-

Meet a baby ostrich

Presents facts about young ostriches, including what they eat, how they grow, and where they live.

May 4, 2016
Guinness world records. Incredible animals! by Roberts, Christa, author.

Guinness world records. Incredible animals!

"From jaw-dropping skills to unique physical traits, every furry, feathered, scaly, smooth, and slimy creature in this book has defied the odds and silenced the neigh-sayers to become the biggest, fastest, and coolest animals, from the jungle to your own backyard. [This book presents] the stories behind the greatest records through full-color photos"

May 4, 2016
Moose by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author.


"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to moose. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

May 4, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Haldy, Emma E., author.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter." -- Publisher's website.

May 4, 2016
My first book of Indonesian words - an ABC rhyming book of Indonesian language and culture by Hibbs, Linda, author.

My first book of Indonesian words - an ABC rhyming book of Indonesian language and culture

A fun and playful introduction to Indonesian language and culture for young children. The familiar ABC rhyming structure combines with sparkling illustrations to encourage the natural ability of children to pick up new languages and vocabulary quickly. Words for things kids already know in English are joined by words specific to Indonesia, giving kids a glimpse into Indonesian life and culture. Everyday expressions - like "Apa kabar?" which means "How are you?" - give kids a chance to communicat

May 4, 2016
Origami monsters by Ard, Catherine, author.

Origami monsters

Provides detailed directions for folding five paper monsters, including a ghost, vampire, and cyclops eye.

May 4, 2016
Last battle - causes and effects of the Massacre at Wounded Knee by Dell, Pamela.

Last battle - causes and effects of the Massacre at Wounded Knee

"Explains the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

May 4, 2016
Our Father by Oberthür, Rainer, 1961- author.

Our Father

"Our Father explores the meaning behind each line of the Lord's Prayer"--

May 4, 2016
Otters love to play by London, Jonathan, 1947- author.

Otters love to play

"Ka-splash! "Head to the river, where a frolicsome bunch of otters plays all year round in a nonfiction story sprinkled with facts and loaded with fun.

May 4, 2016
Fly by Hartley, Karen, 1949-


A simple introduction to the physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, predators, habitat, and lifespan of flies.

May 4, 2016
The hole story of the doughnut by Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28- author.

The hole story of the doughnut

"In 1843, 14-year old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boat load of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world's most prized pastries. At long last, here's the hole truth about the invention of the donut!"--

May 4, 2016
Take a closer look at. Plastic by Macken, JoAnn Early, 1953- author.

Take a closer look at. Plastic

Plastic is everywhere, but some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives and learn how scientists are looking for new ways to produce biodegradable, Earth-friendly plastic substitutes. STEM career opportunities are featured. Includes a glossary and references for additional reading.

May 4, 2016
Grand Teton National Park by Frisch, Nate, author.

Grand Teton National Park

An exploration of Grand Teton National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the waterfall known as Hidden Falls.

May 4, 2016
Inside of a dog - what dogs see, smell, and know [Young readers edition] by Horowitz, Alexandra, author.

Inside of a dog - what dogs see, smell, and know [Young readers edition]

"Do you want to know what dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you finally can. The answers will surprise and delight young readers as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human."--

May 4, 2016
Larry Page by Green, Sara, 1964- author.

Larry Page

"Engaging images accompany information about Larry Page. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

May 4, 2016
The Pueblo by Bedry, Christa, author.

The Pueblo

May 4, 2016
S is for s'mores - a camping alphabet by James, Helen Foster, 1951-

S is for s'mores - a camping alphabet

"Introduces camping from A to Z using poetry, prose, and illustrations in a children's picture book. Includes information on beach camping, canyons, foliage, camping gear, John Muir, Juliette Gordon Low, and more"--Provided by publisher.

May 4, 2016
Gabe - a story of me, my dog, and the 1970s by Gill, Shelley.

Gabe  - a story of me, my dog, and the 1970s

May 4, 2016
Remarkable reptiles by Herrington, Lisa M., author.

Remarkable reptiles

"Introduces the reader to remarkable reptiles."--

May 4, 2016
Prairie dog song - the key to saving North America's grasslands by Roth, Susan L., author, illustrator.

Prairie dog song - the key to saving North America's grasslands

"Cumulative text based on an old folksong alternating with additional scientific information explores the role of prairie dogs, a keystone species in North America's grasslands, and conservation efforts to restore the balance of plants and animals of the Janos, Mexico, prairie dog complex. Backmatter includes timeline, photographs, music, prairie dog facts, glossary, and authors' sources"--

May 4, 2016