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The year comes round - Haiku through the seasons by Farrar, Sid.

The year comes round - Haiku through the seasons

Presents haiku poetry about nature and the seasons.

Apr 20, 2014
Your guide to becoming a US citizen by Gagne, Tammy.

Your guide to becoming a US citizen

Presents a guide for immigrants going through the process of becoming U.S. citizens, covering topics such as the application process and which tests will need to be passed.

Apr 20, 2014
Worlds collide in early America - beginnings through 1620 by Terp, Gail, 1951- author.

Worlds collide in early America - beginnings through 1620

Discusses the early history of North America, including life before European discovery and how contact with explorers changed the history of both continents.

Apr 20, 2014
Zoom in on bizarre bugs by Spilsbury, Richard, 1963-

Zoom in on bizarre bugs

"Read about weird and unusual bugs, and see close up images of them"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 20, 2014
Stories to tell a six-year-old by

Stories to tell a six-year-old

Presents a collection of folk and fairy tales, contemporary stories about everyday life, and excerpts from childhood classics.

Apr 20, 2014
Summoning the Phoenix - Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments by Jiang, Emily/ Chu, April (ILT)

Summoning the Phoenix - Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments

Apr 20, 2014
Monsters & legends - cyclops, krakens, mermaids, and other imaginary creatures that really existed! by Calì, Davide, 1972-

Monsters & legends - cyclops, krakens, mermaids, and other imaginary creatures that really existed!

An introduction to the facts and fiction behind favorite legends about monsters explains how historical groups believed in monsters to explain unknown phenomena that is better understood through modern science, in a reference that examines creatures ranging from dragons and mermaids to yeti and unicorns.

Apr 20, 2014
Leopards by Riggs, Kate.

Leopards

"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of leopards, Earth's fourth- largest cats. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why leopards and baboons don't get along"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 20, 2014
The littlest giant - the story of Vamana by Greene, Joshua, 1950- author.

The littlest giant - the story of Vamana

Retells a myth found in the Bhagavata Purana in which Vamana, one of the avatars of Vishnu, teaches King Bali a lesson about greed.

Apr 20, 2014
Tarsier by Leaf, Christina.

Tarsier

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

Apr 20, 2014
Space - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book With 19 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures by Graham, Ian/ Jones, Geriant H., M.d.

Space - An Amazing Fact File and Hands-On Project Book With 19 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures

Apr 20, 2014
Rocks and minerals by Bingham, Caroline, 1962- author.

Rocks and minerals

Discusses how different rocks are formed, describes various types of metal, and provides both past and current uses of these materials.

Apr 20, 2014
The rise of industry - 1870-1900 by Van Zee, Amy, author.

The rise of industry - 1870-1900

Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing details on the growth of industry and of organized labor, immigration, and the Spanish-American War.

Apr 20, 2014
Star-nosed mole by Owings, Lisa.

Star-nosed mole

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

Apr 20, 2014
Underworld - exploring the secret world beneath your feet by Price, Jane (Jane Paula Wynn), author.

Underworld - exploring the secret world beneath your feet

Apr 20, 2014
Planet Venus by Taylor-Butler, Christine.

Planet Venus

Introduces the planet Venus, discussing its history, composition, and role in the solar system.

Apr 20, 2014
Plants by Head, Honor, author.

Plants

Describes the life cycle of plants, including meat-eating pitcher plants, coconut palm trees, and squirting cucumbers.

Apr 20, 2014
Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays by Williams, Marcia.

Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays

Williams uses the oversize, comic strip format of her other picture books to evoke a sense of what it must have been like to attend performances of seven plays at the old Globe Theatre. An inviting taste of the Shakespearean buffet, as well as a rare glimpse into the character of Elizabethan theater.

Apr 20, 2014
Schools of hope - how Julius Rosenwald helped change African American education by Finkelstein, Norman H., author.

Schools of hope - how Julius Rosenwald helped change African American education

Apr 20, 2014
Super spiders by Guillain, Charlotte.

Super spiders

Introduces spiders, describing their physical features, habitats, camouflage abilities, predatory behavior, and life cycle.

Apr 20, 2014