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

Jan 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 11, 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 11, 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 12, 2017
Malala Yousafzai by McAneney, Caitie. Malala Yousafzai

Shares the life of the Pakistani activist, including her relationship with her family, her life under Taliban rule, the Taliban attack that nearly killed her, and her work in education advocacy.

Jan 11, 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 12, 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 13, 2017
Martin's dream day by Kelley, Kitty, author. Martin's dream day

Jan 11, 2017
Mickey Mantle - the Commerce Comet by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author. Mickey Mantle - the Commerce Comet

Jan 11, 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 10, 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 13, 2017
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 11, 2017
Muhammad Ali - a champion is born by Barretta, Gene, author. Muhammad Ali - a champion is born

Presents a biography of the legendary boxing champion that traces the childhood event that inspired his career and the achievements that became his enduring legacy.

Jan 12, 2017
Muskrat by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author. Muskrat

Jan 13, 2017
My first ballet class by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author. My first ballet class

Photographs of young ballet dancers demonstrate warm-up exercises, the first two positions and other simple steps, and working at the barre.

Jan 11, 2017
My first karate class by Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author. My first karate class

Jan 11, 2017
Natumi takes the lead - the true story of an orphan elephant who finds family by Ellis, Gerry, author. Natumi takes the lead - the true story of an orphan elephant who finds family

After losing her mother, shy Natumi is rescued by a team from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for baby elephants. At the shelter, Natumi hides behind keepers' legs to watch the other elephants at the shelter. But soon, she meets several other orphans, and the eight of them play together in the surrounding bush. As the babies become closer and more like a real family, they need a leader, someone they can trust. Can Natumi grow into this role? Join the herd to find out what happen

Jan 13, 2017

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