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Inside the Daytona 500 by Kortemeier, Todd, 1986- author.

Inside the Daytona 500

May 6, 2016
Flying frogs and walking fish - leaping lemurs, tumbling toads, jet-propelled jellyfish, and more surprising ways that animals move by Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author.

Flying frogs and walking fish - leaping lemurs, tumbling toads, jet-propelled jellyfish, and more surprising ways that animals move

"Explore unusual animal locomotion through incredible art and fascinating facts from the Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page"--

May 6, 2016
Ellis island by Carney, Elizabeth, 1981- author.

Ellis island

Looks at the history of Ellis Island and identifies its early roles as a Mohegan island, fisherman rest spot, famous immigration station, and today's museum.

May 6, 2016
Alia Muhammad Baker - saving a library from war by Bacher, Lindsay, author.

Alia Muhammad Baker - saving a library from war

Through narrative nonfiction, readers learn the story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian who preserved Iraq's history by saving thousands of books from being destroyed during the Iraq War.

May 6, 2016
Ada's violin - the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Hood, Susan, 1954- author.

Ada's violin - the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

May 6, 2016
Black Bart (Bartholomew Roberts) by Bankston, John, 1974-

Black Bart (Bartholomew Roberts)

May 6, 2016
Death is stupid by Higginbotham, Anastasia, author, illustrator.

Death is stupid

Walks through the emotions and confusion it is common for young people to experience when someone dies, and describes some of the ways to celebrate love and life.

May 6, 2016
Buffalo Bill Cody by Lusted, Marcia Amidon, author.

Buffalo Bill Cody

May 6, 2016
A beetle is shy by Aston, Dianna Hutts, author.

A beetle is shy

"The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor." --

May 6, 2016
Bees & wasps by Hamilton, Sue L., 1959-

Bees & wasps

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of bees and wasps.

May 6, 2016
Engineering - cool women who design by May, Vicki V., author.

Engineering - cool women who design

What types of robots will the future bring? How do biomedical devices help patients? Have you ever wondered how 3-D glasses work? Meet three women who are working hard in the engineering field.

May 6, 2016
Fabulous frogs by Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.

Fabulous frogs

Looks at all kinds of frogs, from exotic species to the common greenish-brown specimens found in backyards, discussing their characteristics, life cycles, and habitats.

May 6, 2016
Guinness World Records. Wacky and wild! by Brill, Calista, author.

Guinness World Records. Wacky and wild!

Presents some of the wackiest world records held on file, including the world's heaviest mango, the fastest haircut, the smallest helicopter, the loudest bicycle horn, and the largest serving of mashed potatoes.

May 6, 2016
Eleanor Roosevelt in her own words by Shea, John M.

Eleanor Roosevelt in her own words

May 6, 2016
For the love of music - the remarkable story of Maria Anna Mozart by Rusch, Elizabeth.

For the love of music - the remarkable story of Maria Anna Mozart

Biography of Maria Anna Mozart, sister of the famous composer.

May 6, 2016
Fitness math by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

Fitness math

May 6, 2016
Feral pigs - chomp, chomp! by Blake, Kevin, 1978- author.

Feral pigs - chomp, chomp!

"Huge holes cover a cornfield. The corn plants in the field have been dug up and trampled, and much of the corn is half eaten. What caused this terrible damage? The answer is big, hairy, and running wild. Throughout the South and in much of the United States, feral pigs, many of which were once farm animals, are destroying crops, ruining property, and polluting streams and rivers with their waste. In Feral Pigs: Chomp, Chomp!, students will learn all about these animal invaders. The fascinating

May 6, 2016
Go figure! by Ball, Johnny, author.

Go figure!

A collection of math activities that include brainteasers, magic tricks, and mind-reading games.

May 6, 2016
Eleanor Roosevelt by Tatlock, Ann, author.

Eleanor Roosevelt

"From a shy and fearful child, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up to be not only First Lady of the United States, but one of the most influential woman in U.S. history. Hers is a remarkable story of doing the thing you think you cannot do in order to work for change and to better the lives of others. Come learn about Eleanor, who challenges everyone - no matter his or her talents or gifts - to live a useful and fulfilling life"--Page 4 of cover.

May 6, 2016
Badlands National Park by Frisch, Nate, author.

Badlands National Park

An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall.

May 6, 2016