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Skydiving by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author. Skydiving

"You want intense? How about leaping out of an airplane? Don't worry, there are parachutes! Skydiving is more than just a fast way to the ground. Skydivers perform amazing gymnastics as they soar through the air. Find out how skydiving became a sport, learn about the gear skydivers use, and experience the thrill of free fall." --cover.

Sep 29, 2016
Sloths by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan, 1989- author. Sloths

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces sloths to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--

Sep 29, 2016
Seeing Things - A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs by Meyerowitz, Joel Seeing Things - A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Sep 29, 2016
Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning by Rosenfeld, Malke. Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning

Sep 29, 2016
Sloths by Gish, Melissa, author. Sloths

"A look at sloths, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their long claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their growing popularity in the world today"--

Sep 29, 2016
Sound engineer by Mara, Wil, author. Sound engineer

"Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a sound engineer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included."--

Sep 29, 2016
Looking back - a book of memories by Lowry, Lois, author. Looking back - a book of memories

In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry's writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own--her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty year

Sep 29, 2016
Dive! - World War II stories of sailors & submarines in the Pacific by Hopkinson, Deborah, author. Dive! - World War II stories of sailors & submarines in the Pacific

The story of America's little known war-within-a war -- that of the "silent service" -- U.S. submarine warfare during World War II.

Sep 29, 2016
Break the siege - make your own catapults by Ives, Rob, author. Break the siege - make your own catapults

"Use up spare parts or forgotten items from the garage to build your own miniature siege engine! Step-by-step instructions are used in this book to demonstrate basic engineering and physics skills for kids."--

Sep 29, 2016
A storm too soon - a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas by Tougias, Mike, 1955- author. A storm too soon - a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas

"When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 29, 2016
Dining with dinosaurs - a tasty guide to Mesozoic munching by Bonner, Hannah, author. Dining with dinosaurs - a tasty guide to Mesozoic munching

"Sure you know T-Rex was the meat-eating king and brontosaurus munched on leaves, but what else was on the dino dining menu during the Mesozoic era? Meet the 'vores: carnivores, piscivores, herbivores, insectivores, "trashivores," "sunivores," and omnivores like us. Readers will be surprised and inspired to learn about dino diets and they'll get to explore how scientists can tell which dinosaurs ate what just from looking at fossils! Journey through artist and author Hannah Bonner's whimsical wo

Sep 29, 2016
Do you really want to meet an elephant? by Meister, Cari, author. Do you really want to meet an elephant?

"A child learns about domesticated elephants and then goes on a trip to Sri Lanka to view Asian elephants in the wild"--

Sep 29, 2016
Do you really want to meet a wolf? by Heos, Bridget, author. Do you really want to meet a wolf?

"A girl visits Yellowstone National Park and observes a wolf pack's behavior in the wild"--

Sep 29, 2016
Bolt. Awful, disgusting parasites by Bolt. Awful, disgusting parasites

Sep 29, 2016
Béisbol! Latino Heroes of Major League Baseball by Béisbol! Latino Heroes of Major League Baseball

Sep 29, 2016
Armadillos by Gish, Melissa, author. Armadillos

"A look at armadillos, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their armored bodies, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status of some species in the world today"--

Sep 29, 2016
StoryWorlds - Nature by Hegbrook, Thomas, author, illustrator. StoryWorlds - Nature

"Explore the beauty and wonder of nature in this wordless picture book-and let your imagination bring everything to life! Stunning artwork captures the lives of a variety of animals and bugs in their natural surroundings and the changes that occur as they endure the passage of time, from birth to adulthood, winter to autumn, and more."--Amazon.com.

Sep 29, 2016
Niger by Somervill, Barbara A., author. Niger

Sep 29, 2016
Mongolia by Bjorklund, Ruth, author. Mongolia

Sep 29, 2016
Floods by Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author. Floods

Sep 29, 2016