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Look where we live! - a first book of community building by Ritchie, Scot, author, illustrator.

Look where we live! - a first book of community building

In this book, five young friends -- Nick, Yulee, Pedro, Sally and Martin -- spend the day traveling around their neighborhood and participating in activities designed to raise money for their local library. Along the way, they learn about the people and places that make up their community and what it means to be a part of one.

Apr 24, 2015
Maine - the Pine Tree State by Hicks, Terry Allan, author.

Maine - the Pine Tree State

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Maine.

Apr 24, 2015
Malala Yousafzai by Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos), 1963- author.

Malala Yousafzai

"At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog in support of education for girls in Pakistan. As the blog gained popularity and Yousafzai became famous, she faced opposition from religious extremists who were against womens right to education. Readers will discover how Yousafzai stood her ground against terrorist activists, even after being shot for her beliefs. They will also learn how Yousafzai achieved international recognition and how she continues to support the rights of women in

Apr 23, 2015
Market maze by Munro, Roxie.

Market maze

Apr 24, 2015
Marlin by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959- author.

Marlin

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of marlin.

Apr 24, 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 24, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. by Gregory, Josh, author.

Martin Luther King Jr.

"As one of the most influential leaders of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, Martin Luther King, Jr., is a towering figure in U.S. history. Readers will explore King's life, from his boyhood in Atlanta to his triumphant successes in breaking down the barriers of racism and segregation. They will also find out how King was influenced by peaceful leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and how his words and accomplishments are celebrated today."--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2015
Megalodon - prehistoric predator of the deep by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Megalodon - prehistoric predator of the deep

Introduces the megalodon, a prehistoric shark that was up to sixty feet long, and describes how scientists learned about this animal through fossils found around the world.

Apr 24, 2015
Mesmerized - how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France by Rockliff, Mara, author.

Mesmerized - how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France

Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

Apr 24, 2015
Michelle Obama by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

Michelle Obama

As the first African American first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama has had a big role to fill. Readers will follow Obamas journey from her childhood in Chicago to her work as a lawyer and her achievements in the White House. They will also learn how she helped with her husbands political career and helped him win presidential elections in 2008 and 2012.

Apr 23, 2015
Milwaukee Bucks by Skogen, J. M., author.

Milwaukee Bucks

"Hit the Midwest highways and you will soon stop On the Hardwood with the Milwaukee Bucks. One-time champions behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, the young Bucks are looking to build upon their past glory and hang another banner from the rafters. In this officially licensed NBA title, you will learn why teams will soon 'Fear the Deer' again, and about the young man from Greece, who is simply known as 'The Greek Freak'"--Back cover.

Apr 24, 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 24, 2015
Monster fish by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

Monster fish

Describes several fish with unique characteristics such as incredible size, fierce appearance, or dangerous behavior, including the Goliath tigerfish, giant catfish, stingrays, and anglerfish.

Apr 24, 2015
More Baby's First Signs by Votry, Kim

More Baby's First Signs

Apr 24, 2015
Motorcycles by Riggs, Kate, author.

Motorcycles

"A kindergarten-level introduction to motorcycles, covering their speed, drivers, role in transportation, and such defining features as their engines"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 24, 2015
My family tree and me by Petričić, Dušan, author, illustrator.

My family tree and me

"This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father's side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother's side starting from the back of the book. Four previous generations are introduced for each, from his great-great-grandparents to his parents. The grand finale in the center of the book reveals the boy's entire

Apr 24, 2015
NASCAR racing by Long, Dustin, author.

NASCAR racing

Apr 24, 2015
Nelson Mandela - South African revolutionary by Gormley, Beatrice, author.

Nelson Mandela - South African revolutionary

"Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Civil rights activist. World leader. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918 in South Africa, he grew up in a culture of government-enforced racism and became involved in the anti-apartheid movement at a young age. Deeply committed to nonviol

Apr 24, 2015
Nelson Mandela by Rose, Simon, 1961- author.

Nelson Mandela

Apr 23, 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 24, 2015