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World folktales by Burke, Kathy. World folktales

May 20, 2017
Stranger than fiction - urban myths by Key, Patty, author adapter Stranger than fiction - urban myths

"A man fell from a very tall building. Why didn't he die? Why did a dead woman have a frozen chicken under her hat? What fell out of an old man's ear, and why did everybody laugh? And how did a cow fly? Find the answers in these strange stories"--Publisher's description.

May 20, 2017
Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow by Murphy, Margaret, author, adaptor Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow

May 20, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean - the curse of the black pearl by Trimble, Irene, author. Pirates of the Caribbean - the curse of the black pearl

"Set in the Caribbean Sea in the 17th Century, Jack Sparrow, a gentlemanly rogue of a pirate, teams up with the daughter of a governor to stop the evil plan of a ship of dangerous pirates"--Publisher's description.

May 20, 2017
The picture of Dorian Gray by McGovern, Kieran, author, adapter. The picture of Dorian Gray

May 20, 2017
The phantom of the opera by Degnan-Veness, Coleen, adapter. The phantom of the opera

May 20, 2017
New York by Shipton, Vicky, author. New York

May 20, 2017
Marley and me by Collins, Anne, 1952- author, adaptor Marley and me

"A young husband and wife buy a puppy and call him Marley. Marley gets bigger and bigger, and he is not an easy dog. He eats everything. He breaks things. He doesn't listen. But he loves John and Jenny and they love him. Is this really the story of the world's worse dog?"--From back of book.

May 20, 2017
Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories by Taylor, Nancy, 1947-, adapter Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories

May 20, 2017
Inventions that changed the world by Maule, David, author Inventions that changed the world

May 20, 2017
The house of the seven gables by Mendenhall, Michael, author adapter The house of the seven gables

The House of the Seven Gables is the home of an important family: the Pyncheons. They have the house and a lot of land, but no money and many problems. Is there a curse on the family? This is the story about money, murder, and love.

May 20, 2017
The fireboy by Rabley, Stephen, author. The fireboy

"Hapu lives in Ancient Egypt. Hapu's father is ill, but they haven't got any money for a doctor. Hapu makes a beautiful necklace for Queen Cleopatra and takes it to her. But a guard says, 'To home'. How can Hapu meet the Queen and get a doctor for his father?"--Page 4 of cover.

May 20, 2017
Extreme sports by Dean, Michael, 1949-, author. Extreme sports

"Up in the air! Down on the ground! Under the water! extreme sports are new, exiting, and dangerous! Learn about extreme sports from aerial ballet to zorbing. Read about the crazy people who love extreme sports. Are extreme sports for you?"--Page 4 of cover.

May 20, 2017
The big bag mistake by Escott, John, author. The big bag mistake

May 20, 2017
Apollo 13 by Furnas, Brent, author, adapter. Apollo 13

When their main oxygen tank explodes on the way to the moon, the crew of Apollo 13 use their tiny lunar module as a lifeboat and hope to return to earth.

May 20, 2017
American life by Shipton, Vicky, author. American life

In a series of simplified educational editions for learners of English as a foreign language, this one gives information about modern American life in some of its many facets.

May 20, 2017
The phantom tollbooth by Juster, Norton, 1929- author. The phantom tollbooth

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams.

May 25, 2017
Managing the mean math blues by Ooten, Cheryl. Managing the mean math blues

May 25, 2017
The handy math answer book by Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L. The handy math answer book

"The Handy Math Answer Book" is your complete introduction to the world of numbers, from their long history (and hints of the future) to how we use math in our everyday lives.

May 25, 2017
Weather and natural disasters by Schlesinger, Emily, author. Weather and natural disasters

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the Unites States to its climate and to some safety measures for extreme heat, cold, and natural disasters.

May 26, 2017
Transportation by Schlesinger, Emily, author. Transportation

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. to common modes of transportation in America.

May 26, 2017
Second thoughts by Buteyn, Leslie, author. Second thoughts

A brief telling of how Hom, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about finding a place to live in an apartment with a roommate.

May 26, 2017
School expectations by Klepeis, Alicia, 1971- author. School expectations

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. to common activities and expected behaviors at school.

May 26, 2017
School basics by Lukidis, Lydia, author. School basics

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. on the how and why of attending schools.

May 26, 2017
Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 6 & up by McRae, Karen, author. Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 6 & up

"Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interacti

May 26, 2017
Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 3-5 by McRae, Karen, author. Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 3-5

"Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interacti

May 26, 2017
The phone call by Kita-Bradley, Linda, 1958- The phone call

Jess works hard to wrap a gift. The gift looks good! But something is missing.

May 26, 2017
A new view by Gray, P. J., author. A new view

Immigrant teenagers from Nepal learn about American culture.

May 26, 2017
A new home by Buteyn, Leslie, author. A new home

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. on finding a place to live and settling in.

May 26, 2017
A new city by Higgins, M. G., author. A new city

A brief telling of how Mar learns about the community services available to those living in the United States.

May 26, 2017
New American by Gray, P. J., author. New American

A brief telling of how NIcle became a legal resident of the United States.

May 26, 2017
Money matters by Liss, Jennifer, author. Money matters

A brief telling of how Pedro, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about managing his money and opening a bank account.

May 26, 2017
Money basics by Schlesinger, Emily, author. Money basics

A brief introduction for new immigrants on U.S. currency and paying for items.

May 26, 2017
Managing money by Schlesinger, Emily, author. Managing money

A brief introduction for new immigrants on available financial institutions for managing one's money and for personal savings.

May 26, 2017
Job hunt by Higgins, M. G., author. Job hunt

A brief telling of how Nina finds work as an immigrant living in the United States.

May 26, 2017
Hidden danger by Herman, Gail, 1959- author. Hidden danger

A brief telling of how Ana, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about finding health care for her younger brother who was injured.

May 26, 2017
Health resources by Klepeis, Alicia, 1971- author. Health resources

A brief introduction for new immigrants on available community and emergency health care services.

May 26, 2017
Grooming by Gray, P. J., author. Grooming

A brief introduction for new immigrants on cleanliness and good grooming habits.

May 26, 2017
Gold medal chef by Gray, P. J., author. Gold medal chef

A brief telling of how Koki, a new immigrant living in the United States, learns to use convenience stores when he needs to shop for groceries.

May 26, 2017
Found by Gray, P. J., author. Found

A brief telling of how Oban, a new immigrant living in the United States, makes use of different means of transportation to get around town and visit his brother who lives in another state.

May 26, 2017
Food and meals by Klepeis, Alicia, 1971- , author. Food and meals

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. for places to get food and eating out.

May 26, 2017
Finding her way by Liss, Jennifer, author. Finding her way

A brief telling of how Alicia, a new immigrant living in the United States, spent his first day at school learning common activities and expected behaviors at school.

May 26, 2017
Finding and keeping a job by Higgins, M. G., author. Finding and keeping a job

A brief introduction to finding and keeping a job for new immigrants.

May 26, 2017
Community services by Higgins, M. G., author. Community services

A brief introduction to community services for new immigrants.

May 26, 2017
Climate change by Gray, P. J., author. Climate change

A brief telling of how sisters, Veera and Sonja, new residents of the United States, adjust to the difference in climate and follow safety measures when threatened by natural disasters.

May 26, 2017
A clean start by Gray, P. J., author. A clean start

A brief telling of how Jason, a new immigrant living in the United States, keeps up with his personal cleanliness and good grooming habits.

May 26, 2017
Citizenship by Perritano, John, author. Citizenship

A brief introduction to American citizenship for new immigrants.

May 26, 2017
Cinco cents by Gray, P. J., author. Cinco cents

A brief telling of how Maria, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about managing his money and opening a bank account.

May 26, 2017
The Canterville ghost and other stories by Davage, John, author. The Canterville ghost and other stories

"The famous Canterville Ghost haunts an old house, but the ghost becomes unhappy when the new owners play tricks on him! In the other stories, we meet Lord Arthur Savile, who has to murder someone before he can get married. and we discover the secret life of beautiful Lady Alroy"--Back cover.

May 26, 2017
Bus 17 by Herman, Gail, 1959- author. Bus 17

A brief telling of how Juan, a new immigrant living in the United States, spent his first day at school.

May 26, 2017
American culture by Perritano, John, author. American culture

A brief introduction to American culture for new immigrants.

May 26, 2017