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Rivers of sunlight - how the sun cycles water around the earth by Bang, Molly, author. Rivers of sunlight - how the sun cycles water around the earth

"The sun explains its role in the movement of water around the Earth, from the lifting of fresh water from the seas, to the movement of underwater currents that nourish the world's oceans. The sun has a hand in moving rivers of water in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states all around the Earth, enabling life to exist on our planet. But human beings are interfering in this natural cycle, unbalancing the amount of fresh water available."--

Jan 12, 2017
Rev up your writing in opinion pieces by Simons, Lisa M. B., 1969- author. Rev up your writing in opinion pieces

A guide to teaching elementary-level students to write an opinion piece.

Jan 12, 2017
Rev up your writing in nonfiction narratives by Garstecki, Julia, author. Rev up your writing in nonfiction narratives

Jan 12, 2017
Rev up your writing in fictional stories by Pearson, Yvonne, author. Rev up your writing in fictional stories

"Presents an overview of fictional stories, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas. Original examples illustrate how the writing genre works, and tips are provided to encourage young writers' creativity. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, and introductions to both the author and illustrator" --

Jan 12, 2017
The Queen Mary - a chilling interactive adventure by Doeden, Matt, author. The Queen Mary - a chilling interactive adventure

"A You Choose adventure that takes place aboard the haunted ship, the Queen Mary"--

Jan 12, 2017
A primary source history of the Gold Rush by Micklos, John, author. A primary source history of the Gold Rush

Inspire students with amazing stories from the California Gold Rush. With the use of personal accounts, newspaper stories, and other primary sources, the events of this fascinating time in history come to life.

Jan 12, 2017
The playbook - 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life by Alexander, Kwame, author. The playbook - 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life

"Kwame Alexander shares poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life, as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement"--

Jan 12, 2017
Planting by Pettiford, Rebecca, author. Planting

Readers learn how to begin a garden, including how to choose their plants, prepare the soil, and start their crop.

Jan 12, 2017
Our very own dog by McCardie, Amanda, author. Our very own dog

Sophie is a boisterous and lovable Jack Russell, brought home from a rescue centre. The book follows her delightful adventures: join Sophie and her new family as she learns how to respond how to orders such as "sit" and "stay", is taken for walks in the park where she encounters other dogs and accidentally wins a dog show! The smaller caption text gives readers information about feeding and grooming your dog, different dog breeds, communication and training, and how dogs respond to human voices.

Jan 12, 2017
Our country's presidents - a complete encyclopedia of the U.S. presidency by Bausum, Ann, author. Our country's presidents - a complete encyclopedia of the U.S. presidency

National Geographic presents the 43 individuals who have led the U.S., plus America's newest commander-in-chief, in this up-to-date, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated family, school, and library reference. It features comprehensive profiles of the 43 former presidents along with timelines and descriptions of crucial events during their terms. Information about the 2016 president-elect is also included. Thematic spreads cover a variety of topics from the history of voting rights to writing

Jan 12, 2017
On our way to Oyster Bay - Mother Jones and her march for children's rights by Kulling, Monica, author. On our way to Oyster Bay - Mother Jones and her march for children's rights

Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead. So when the millworkers decide to go on strike, the two friends join the picket line. Maybe now life will change for them. But when a famous labor reformer named Mother Jones comes to hear of the millworkers demands, she tells them they need to do more than just strike. Troubled by all she had seen, Mother Jon

Jan 12, 2017
Neil Armstrong and traveling to the moon by Hubbard, Ben, 1973- author. Neil Armstrong and traveling to the moon

"Join Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, from his early life to his first trip aboard an American spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown."--

Jan 12, 2017
Navajo code talkers - secret American Indian Heroes of World War II by Baker, Brynn, author. Navajo code talkers - secret American Indian Heroes of World War II

"Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Navajo code talkers and the impact they made during times of war and conflict"--

Jan 12, 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
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
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
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 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 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 designing spaces by Kopp, Megan, author. Maker projects for kids who love designing spaces

Jan 12, 2017

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