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Party croc! - a folktale from Zimbabwe by MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

Party croc! - a folktale from Zimbabwe

"In this retelling of a Shona folktale from Zimbabwe, a girl promises a crocodile he can come to a party in exchange for a favor, but since crocodiles aren't allowed in the village, she doesn't expect she'll have to keep the promise"--

Mar 29, 2015
Pandas by Riggs, Kate, author.

Pandas

"A kindergarten-level introduction to pandas, covering their growth process, behaviors, the forests they call home, and such defining features as their black-and-white fur"--

Mar 29, 2015
Neon aliens ate my homework - and other poems by Cannon, Nick, 1980- author.

Neon aliens ate my homework - and other poems

"With humor and heart, Nick Cannon--entertainer extraordinaire--has created a truly modern poetry collection. Join Cannon as he rhymes his way through a world filled with fantastical robots and dinosaurs, mean lunch ladies, terrifying babysitters, and a vegetarian who's had one too many bowls of beans. Also included are tributes to his family members, several children he's met on his travels, poet Shel Silverstein, and hip-hop icons,"--page [4] of cover.

Mar 29, 2015
The Maine coon's haiku - and other poems for cat lovers by Rosen, Michael J., 1954- author.

The Maine coon's haiku - and other poems for cat lovers

In evocative haiku, Michael J. Rosen depicts twenty different breeds of cats--whether mischievous or mysterious, comical or commanding.

Mar 29, 2015
Hawks by Riggs, Kate, author.

Hawks

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of hawks, the birds of prey found worldwide. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how the sun is carried by hawks"--

Mar 29, 2015
Flesh flies by Berne, Emma Carlson, author

Flesh flies

Mar 29, 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"--

Mar 29, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Leonardo da Vinci

"Introduces the reader to the artist Leonardo da Vinci"--

Mar 29, 2015
I see things differently - a first look at autism by Thomas, Pat, 1959- author.

I see things differently - a first look at autism

Psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas puts her gentle, yet straightforward approach to work in this new picture book aimed at helping children understand what autism is and how it affects someone who has it.

Mar 29, 2015
An insider's guide to basketball by Campbell, Forest G.

An insider's guide to basketball

Mar 29, 2015
From sea to salt by Owings, Lisa, author.

From sea to salt

"How does seawater turn into crystals of salt? Follow each step--from filling ponds with seawater to sprinkling salt on your popcorn--in this fascinating book!"--

Mar 29, 2015
Fossils by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.

Fossils

An introduction to fossils that discusses how they form, where they are found, different types, what can be learned from them, and related topics.

Mar 29, 2015
The life of a medieval knight by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The life of a medieval knight

Describes the life of medieval knights, including information on their equipment and armor, battle tactics, methods of training, and social customs.

Mar 29, 2015
Lebanon by Owings, Lisa

Lebanon

Mar 29, 2015
Living in Mars by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Living in Mars

Speculates on what it would be like to travel to Mars and form a settlement there, including how to deal with Mars' atmosphere, how scientists create Mars simulations on Earth, and how food would be grown on Mars.

Mar 29, 2015
Lifeguard dogs by Lunis, Natalie, author.

Lifeguard dogs

"In this book, young readers will learn about the special dogs that work side-by-side with human lifeguards to help swimmers and boaters in trouble."--

Mar 29, 2015
Diwali by Pettiford, Rebecca.

Diwali

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes the Hindu holiday of Diwali and the things people do to celebrate"--

Mar 29, 2015
Explore the cosmos like Neil DeGrasse Tyson - a space science journey by Saucier, C. A. P., 1954- author.

Explore the cosmos like Neil DeGrasse Tyson - a space science journey

Mar 29, 2015
From bulb to tulip by Owings, Lisa.

From bulb to tulip

Mar 29, 2015
From goat to cheese by Owings, Lisa, author.

From goat to cheese

"How does goat milk turn into delicious cheese? Follow each step--from milking a goat to eating goat cheese--in this fascinating book!"--

Mar 29, 2015