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Modeling clay - with 3 basic shapes by Cuxart, Bernadette, author. Modeling clay - with 3 basic shapes

Provides instructions for making animals using three basic shapes, covering techniques, creating new colors, and adding finishing touches.

Jan 19, 2017
Mistakes that worked - the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be by Jones, Charlotte Foltz, author. Mistakes that worked - the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be

"Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPS were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this

Jan 23, 2017
Mission to Pluto - the first visit to an ice dwarf and the Kuiper belt by Carson, Mary Kay, author. Mission to Pluto - the first visit to an ice dwarf and the Kuiper belt

"Follow a spacecraft the size of a piano, named New Horizons, on the first ever spacecraft mission to Pluto, the space entity formerly known as a planet, in the latest addition to the epic and authoritative Scientists in the Field series."--

Jan 19, 2017
Mickey Mantle - the Commerce Comet by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author. Mickey Mantle - the Commerce Comet

Jan 19, 2017
Martin's dream day by Kelley, Kitty, author. Martin's dream day

Jan 19, 2017
Martin Luther - "Here I stand..." by Elschner, Géraldine, author. Martin Luther - "Here I stand..."

"This handsome picture book biography of Martin Luther begins by clearly establishing the setting (1483, in the German Town of Eisleben) and then recounting the major events in Luther's life. Readers learn of his decision to become a monk and later a priest and a professor of theology; his opposition to several practices of the church, such as the selling of indulgences, or forgiveness of sins in exchange for money; and his nailing of the 95 theses enumerating his complaints to the door of the A

Jan 23, 2017
Marine biology - cool women who dive by Gibson, Karen Bush, author. Marine biology - cool women who dive

"What's it like to work underwater? In MArine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive, readers ages 9 through 12 explore marine biology and meet three women currently working in the science--Lauren Mullineaux, Ashanti Johnson, and Natalie Arnold. Readers also learn about women who have served as trailblazers in marine biology and ecology, and explore career opportunities in this fascinating field,"--page [4] of cover.

Jan 23, 2017
Malala Yousafzai by McAneney, Caitie, author. Malala Yousafzai

Jan 19, 2017
Making robots - science, technology, engineering by Otfinoski, Steven, author. Making robots - science, technology, engineering

"Learn about the history of robotics and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field."--

Jan 23, 2017
Maker projects for kids who love woodworking by Levete, Sarah, author. Maker projects for kids who love woodworking

"This amazing title instructs young readers on how to shape wooden objects based on their own, unique ideas. Kids will explore this exciting and popular field by learning a few basic techniques of woodworking and what tools to use, which they can then experiment with in safe and accessible projects. "Makers and Shakers" sidebars introduce kids to furniture makers and builders and to different styles in woodworking."--

Jan 19, 2017
Maker projects for kids who love paper engineering by Sjonger, Rebecca, author. Maker projects for kids who love paper engineering

"This interesting title unfolds the art and science of paper engineering. Readers interested in crafting and designing patterns and structures will be inspired to create "Maker" projects using paper--a medium readily accessible to any classroom or library. Kids will learn about popular trends and possibilities in paper engineering, and how great engineers in many different fields often visualize and create their most amazing projects in paper models first. Readers are encouraged to experiment wi

Jan 19, 2017
Maker projects for kids who love graphic design by Bow, James, author. Maker projects for kids who love graphic design

"In this inspired title, readers will discover the elements graphic designers use, such as colors, shapes, fonts, and perspective, to convey their messages. Creative and engaging maker projects help readers use these same elements to create their own graphic design works."--

Jan 23, 2017
Maker projects for kids who love fashion by Levete, Sarah, author. Maker projects for kids who love fashion

"In this highly visual title, readers will find out where fashion trends originate, learn about cutting-edge technologies such as digital prints and smart clothing, and discover how to use up-cycling to create original fashion statements. They will also learn about choosing patterns and textiles, and be instructed on how to do design techniques such as basic sewing, beading, and stenciling. The book includes several imaginative Maker projects to inspire readers to create works of fashion art."--

Jan 23, 2017
Maker projects for kids who love exploring the outdoors by Levete, Sarah, author. Maker projects for kids who love exploring the outdoors

"The great outdoors is the perfect "Maker" space for exploring possibilities for creativity, problem solving, and innovation. From designing devices to study the natural world to figuring out ways to find food or water outside, this refreshing title inspires readers to come up with Maker projects of their own in their back yards or communities. "Makers and Shakers" sidebars introduce important innovators and their creations to inspire readers to be environmentally aware and involved in the natur

Jan 23, 2017
Maker projects for kids who love designing spaces by Kopp, Megan, author. Maker projects for kids who love designing spaces

Jan 23, 2017
Mae Jemison - trailblazing astronaut, doctor, and teacher by Barghoorn, Linda, author. Mae Jemison - trailblazing astronaut, doctor, and teacher

"The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education--especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific r

Jan 19, 2017
Living with wolves - true stories of adventures with animals by Dutcher, Jim, 1943- author, photographer. Living with wolves - true stories of adventures with animals

Jan 23, 2017
Little kids first big book of birds by Hughes, Catherine D., author. Little kids first big book of birds

A fact-filled introduction to a variety of birds expands from backyard favorites to rainforest exotics.

Jan 19, 2017
Life in motion - an unlikely ballerina by Copeland, Misty, author. Life in motion - an unlikely ballerina

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break ste

Jan 23, 2017
Let's clap, jump, sing, & shout; dance, spin, & turn it out! - games, songs, and stories from an African American childhood by McKissack, Pat, 1944- author. Let's clap, jump, sing, & shout; dance, spin, & turn it out! - games, songs, and stories from an African American childhood

Jan 19, 2017

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